Term 2 2019 – Monday 29th April 2019 to Friday 5th July 2019
School is closed tomorrow Friday 31st May (Teacher Only Day) and Monday 3rd June (Queen’s Birthday public holiday)
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
Teacher Only Day tomorrow 31st May
Our teacher only day tomorrow is providing professional development for our teachers around the new digital technologies aspect of the curriculum and is important professional development in readiness for implementation in 2020.
Our school will be closed including the office and also on Monday 3rd June due to the Queen’s Birthday public holiday.
Board of Trustees meeting tonight 30th May
The Board will meet at 7pm in the administration building tonight and anyone is welcome to come along.
This year’s a-thon is a New Zealand-a-thon and on Monday 27th May your child should have brought home their fact sheet to learn and a sponsor sheet.
The testing day will be Tuesday 11 June and children will have until Friday 21st June to gather their sponsorship funds following the testing day. We do not encourage children to go ‘door knocking’ and prefer that you monitor the soliciting of sponsors. Donations are welcomed should you not approve of gaining sponsorship. We appreciate your assistance in this regard. Please complete the sponsor sheet and send this to school on the test day.
There is a ‘pizza for lunch’ prize for each team across the school to be won. The winning class in each team will have the highest percentage of children return their sponsor sheet with money. Pizza will be on Tuesday 2nd July for the winning classes.
Thank you for supporting the New Zealand-A-Thon, raising money for the school and increasing your child/ren’s knowledge at the same time!
Resilience Information Evenings – Thursday June 6 and June 20
This June we are offering two free information evenings with John Meeske who is a specialist in supporting children, teenagers and adults to cope with anxiety, boost resilience, self esteem and cognitive flexibility. John has a been working in mental health for 20 years and is the director of psychological consultancy ‘On Form Consultants’. We invite you to attend one or both of these evenings in our upstairs staffroom, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm. Below is a short summary of what will be covered during the first session.
Session 1 – Thursday 6 June
Seminar 1: The Truth about Resilience Today
Resilience, or our ability to persevere with challenges and recover from setbacks, is the biggest factor when it comes to our success and well-being and this is particularly important for our children.
Why is resiliency decreasing in our kids?
What impact is our current society and technology having on our children’s well-being?
What action do we need to take?
This seminar brings together the key psychological and social factors influencing resilience in children and teenagers today. Parents and students alike will benefit from the ideas presented in this seminar and will leave knowing a great deal about how we function as humans, why levels of resilience are going down and where we need to turn for solutions.
School Cross Country Friday 7th June
The whole school will be participating in our cross country run on Friday 7th June (save day Thursday 13 June). The children will run a course around our school grounds adapted for their age. You are all welcome to come along and cheer the children on. Children run in age groups as below. Please note that races for the junior school have no set time for each race – each race will start after the last runner has finished the previous race. Morning tea will be at the earlier time of 10:00-10:20am.
Assemble: 10:25 am beneath rooms 18, 19, 20. We have invited children from Glamorgan Kindergarten to start our cross country off with a kindy race at 10:30am.
7 year old girls two course laps
7 year old boys two course laps
5 year old girls one course lap
5 year old boys one course lap
6 year old girls one course lap
6 year old boys one course lap
1:15 – 9 year old girls three course laps
1:30 – 9 year old boys three course laps
1:45 – 10 year old girls three course laps
2:00 – 10 year old boys three course laps
2:15 – 8 year old girls two course laps
2:30 – 8 year old boys two course laps
From this event we will select our school cross country team from the 8,9 and 10+ year groups to compete at the interschool cross country on Monday 24 June (save day 1 July) at Long Bay Regional Park.
The children will be sitting in age lines on their chairs in the middle of the field supervised by teachers. Children who need to leave the field are directed down a chute where they will be given a pass to leave the area. On their return they will need to give back the pass so that we can account for where the children are.
Children will not be able to leave school until 3:00pm as all classrooms will be locked. It is recommended to bring old clothes to school that are suitable to run in (a change of clothes is advisable) and also warm clothes to wait in. Lunch will be from 12.15p.m.-1.00p.m.
If the weather is not good and the cross country is postponed to 13 June, a message will be left on the information line, extension 2. Please note there will not be anyone available to take phone calls until the office opens at 8am. If both days are cancelled due to bad weather then we will run the races as and when we can fit them into the school day as we need to have a confirmed team for the inter schools cross country in two weeks time.
Whole School Assembly
Team 4 will be leading our whole school assembly in two weeks time on Friday 14th June. You are all welcome to come along.
Travelwise Tip for this week
Respect your school community. Do not park on footpaths, driveways, or crossings.