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Dear Parents and Caregivers
Welcome back to school everyone and we trust that you all had a safe and relaxing holiday with your children. Firstly, we would like to extend a big thank you to you all, for the support you have given your children and us in Term 3. We have a number of exciting learning programmes lined up for this term.
Water Safety Awareness Classroom Based Learning
This week we will have a classroom lesson with the Water Skills for Life Educators on water safety awareness. Coming into summer this is a great programme for our students to understand and have skills to assess risks and make safer decisions in on around water. This programme will also be followed up next year with a water safety lesson in the school pool with the Water Skills for Life Educators.
Term 4 Theme: Design Technology
This term we will continue with our ancient civilisations theme. Our major curriculum technology theme is “Design Technology”. Children will explore how they can make a difference in our world through an authentic context. Students will develop their understanding of a technology brief and make decisions for the final outcome. It will provide excellent opportunities for students to expand their ideas and to investigate innovative solutions to practical problems.
MOTAT STEAM Cell trailer
In connection with our theme of technology we have booked the MOTAT STEAM Cell trailer to come to school in week 2 (19th-21st of October). STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Maths. Each class will have the chance to take part in activities that are planned and run by the MOTAT facilitator that comes with the trailer. The cost of this is $8. If you haven’t already made this payment to the office can you, please do so as soon as possible.
Notice from Skillz 4 Life Swimming Lessons Term 4
The date for the payment of these lessons has been extended to the 18th of October.
The cost of the lessons is $50 per child for 8 x 30min lessons. The school office will not be collecting the payments instead you will need to pay us directly.
These lessons will start on Wednesday 2nd December. Each class will have a specific time when they will be swimming with us – please check with your class teacher at the start of term 4 2020 for this information.
Internet banking. Pay via internet banking into our bank account Bank Account Name: Skillz4Life 06 0294 0152826 00
Please use your child’s initial and surname (class number for 2020) as a reference plus GM (for Glamorgan as we do take payments from other schools) $50 per child for 8x 30mins lessons.
To contact skill4life
Poetry Recital Competition
All children in Team 5 will be participating in a class poetry recital competition. Your child will be given a date that they will be presenting their chosen poem to the class. You will receive in your child’s homework book an information sheet that outlines requirements and expectations. If your child needs some assistance with selecting an appropriate poem, please inform your child’s classroom teacher. Winners from our team competition will then progress through to the school poetry finals. The date for the school final is Thursday 26th November.
Our team topic is called Run, Jump, and Throw. This unit is based on Athletics New Zealand’s concept of athletics which has been modified to suit this age group of children. Its focus is on correct fundamental athletics skill development in a progressive, fun and participative environment.
Team 5 Diploma Ceremony
We would like to invite you to our Team Five Diploma Ceremony and celebrations on Friday the 27th November. We are planning on having our Diploma Ceremony at 9:30 am. Morning tea will be the normal time of 11:00-11:30. This will be followed by games on the field and a swim in the school pool. An invitation to all families will be sent home closer to the event, with more specific details and information regarding times.
We are looking forward to a happy and productive term. If you have any concerns or queries about anything in this newsletter or anything regarding your child, please don’t hesitate to contact your child’s teacher.
Michaela Nicol (Team Leader) firstname.lastname@example.org
Glenn Sheers email@example.com
Ann Morris firstname.lastname@example.org