Term 2 ends at 3pm on Friday 5th July 2019
Term 3 starts at 9am on Monday 22nd July 2019
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
Resilience Information Evenings – Session 2, TONIGHT Thursday 20th June
This June we offered 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 worked in mental health for 20 years and is the director of psychological consultancy ‘On Form Consultants’. The first session was very well attended and the feedback has been extremely positive. We invite you to attend the second evening tonight 20th June in our upstairs staff room, from 6:30pm to 7:30pm.
Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to come along. Please note that due to popularity of the first session, places will be on a first come first served basis.
Below is a short summary of what will be covered during the next session.
Seminar 2: Resilience Forum – Mind over Mood
As part of our ongoing series on Growing Resilience, this free seminar examines the impact our thoughts have on our mood. I will look at strategies for managing our mood using the latest cognitive (mind) techniques and I will share important insights from my therapeutic background.
We will look at: Resilience and self-control; What is self-esteem really?; Stinking thinking; Being proactive; Cognitive flexibility.
All the children completed their NZ- a-thon tests last week and should have brought home their sheets signed by the teacher in their bags. The children have until tomorrow Friday 21st June to gather their sponsorship funds that are counted towards the class total for the pizza prize. Please put the sponsor sheet and money in an envelope with your child’s name and room number on the front and send to school or alternatively you can pay in the office by cheque, EFTPOS, Visa or online banking. Our bank account details are ASB 12-3080-005948600. Please ensure you complete the reference section with your child’s name and specify “a-thon”.
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.
Online ordering shoot keys will be sent home today and your children’s photos are now uploaded on the Photolife system and ready to view online. Please note all accessing, viewing and ordering is done through Photolife and not through the school.
ICAS (International Competition and Assessment for Schools)
A letter/entry form will come home today with the year 5 and 6 students who requested one for the 2019 ICAS tests. If your child does not have a letter/entry from and you wish them to participate you can download the form ICAS_Parents Letter 2019 Entry forms need to be returned to school by Friday 5thJuly.
Whole School Assembly
Team 3 will be leading our whole school assembly 0n Friday 28th June. You are all welcome to come along.
School Cross Country
Well done to everyone who took part in the cross country this year — some children had personal goals to reach and they were so proud when they achieved them. It was a great effort. Good luck to the team who will represent our school at the inter schools cross country run on 24th June. We welcomed our local Kindy children along again and they started the cross country with a race of their own. All the children were amazing, not only in their own races but giving support and encouragement to others too. Our winners are listed below.
Cross Country Results
Boys: 1st George Kong 2nd Finn Simpson 3rd Byul Koo
Girls: 1st Eunice Masikip 2nd Isla Hendry 3rd Layla Southgate
Junior Cross Country Results
5 year old girls 1st Charlie Dawson 2nd Phoebe Parfitt 3rd Zara Poland
5 year old boys 1st Leo Norton 2nd Carter Murray 3rd Filip Golubovich
6 year old girls 1st Isla Griffiths 2nd Indie Metu 3rd Statyne Rameka
6 year old boys 1st Lukas Lynch 2nd Dominic Bishop 3rd Cooper Armstrong
7 year old girls 1st Harriet Boyens 2nd Emilia Reynolds Capel 3rd Nicci Willson Louw
7 year old boys 1st Jaiden Brown 2nd Hendrix Taylor 3rd Yuto Han
Cross Country Team
Jammies in June
The reason behind KIDZ FIRST Jammies in June 2019
Jammies keep little chests toasty during chilly winter nights.
About 320 children are admitted to Kidz First in January, but that increases to more than 700 in August. Kids that are warm at night are less likely to fall sick and be admitted to hospital due to preventable illnesses such as Acute Rheumatic Fever, a disease usually only found in third world countries but prevalent in Counties Manukau.
How you can help
If you would like to donate a pair of new flannelette PJs (any size but don’t forget the teenagers too!) there is a box in the office to pop them in or you can donate a gold coin. We will also have a school wide Jammies in June Day on 25th June when the children can come to school in their pyjamas for the day.
Mid year reports
On Thursday 27th June your child’s mid year report will come home. Please check your child’s bag.
The mid year report is designed to inform you about your child’s learning for this term in numeracy and literacy, where they are in relation to the New Zealand Curriculum and provide next steps to work on with ways you can support learning at home. Included with the report is an explanation of the levels of the New Zealand Curriculum and expectations of where children should be working for their year level.
In case there are any concerns teachers or parents wish to discuss, we have set aside a limited time for teachers to meet with parents on Thursday 4th July from 3.15pm until 6pm. Please note, these meetings are only for parents whom the teacher has indicated they would like to meet again OR for parents who have a concern about their child they wish to discuss. The letter enclosed with the report will tell you how to make any appointment needed.
Of course, any time you have a query, concern or something to celebrate during the year and would like to meet with a teacher, you can phone the office or email the teacher to make an appointment.
Scholastic Book Orders
The last day for orders from issue 4 is Friday 21st June.
Board of Trustees meeting
The next Board of Trustees meeting will be held on Wednesday 26th June at 7pm in the administration building and anyone is welcome to come along.
Declaration of Parent and Staff Election Results
Parent representatives votes:
Natalie Bouvet 45
Iain Carmichael 75
Irene Gaigg-Wirtenberger 80
Cameron Holm 60
Allan House 65
Jon Irving 76
Nicole Thompson 79
Morag Ward 81
Invalid Votes 9
I hereby declare the following duly elected:
There was only one nomination therefore Nayth Loft was duly elected as staff representative.
Our lost property box is full! If your child has lost property this term please check the box at the back of the hall. Any lost property left at the end of term will be donated to charity.
And finally a lovely poem to end our week from Emma Turpin in Year 6:
Please keep collecting ANY Yummy cut-out labels from bags (each cut-out label is worth 10 stickers) and individual Yummy stickers. Yummy apples are available from New World, Pak ’n Save and participating Four Square stores. The more we collect, the more sports gear we get!
Sticker sheets to be collected from 16 September 2019. The sheets can be downloaded at: