Term 1 ends at 3pm on Friday 16th April
(School will be closed on 1st,2nd,5th and 6th April for a Teacher Only Day and Easter)
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
All year 1,2,3 and 4 children and those who were interested in years 5 and 6 should have brought home a notice about playing netball this year. Please check your child’s bag if you have not seen it and if it is lost or you want your child to play and they have not brought a notice home, you can download the notice and registration form from the school website under Parent Information-Permission slips. Registration and fees are due by Friday 12th March.
Scholastic Book orders
The last day for book orders from Issue 1 is Friday 26th February.
Whole School Assembly Friday 5th March at 2pm – if we remain at Alert Level 1
Whanake (Team 2) will be leading our whole school assembly on Friday 5th March – if we remain at Alert Level 1 at 2:00pm in the school hall. You are all welcome to come along.
Keeping the school gates shut before 3pm
Please keep all gates shut between 9am and 3pm. We have monitors who will open them at the end of the day but they are shut for good reason to keep some of our children safe inside the school grounds until school finishes. Thank you.
Cybersafety Use Agreements
Cybersafety Use Agreements were sent home last week with Year 2, Year 4 and any new children to the school. Other year groups have completed theirs and do not need to renew.
Digital devices and the Internet play an ever increasing part of children’s lives and their learning. Please take the time to read through the agreement and discuss what this means with your child. This is an ideal opportunity to discuss online safety and what it means to be a good digital citizen.
We appreciate your support in helping our students become connected, confident users of digital technologies while at the same time remaining safe while online.
Please complete, sign and return the form to your child’s classroom teacher. If you cannot find the agreement please ask for another one or go to the school website – Parent Information-Permission slips and you can download one from there.
Planning for emergency situations
We have a basic emergency kit for each classroom that could be used in the event of a traumatic incident such as an earthquake or lockdown. Each class is provided with a toilet bucket and paper, rubber gloves, plastic cups and spoons and water. To complete the kit could you please send a can of food that has a ring pull or a packet of something like muesli bars for instance that has a long shelf life, to your child’s teacher. The teacher will store these in the classroom for the year. At the end of the year the food will be donated to the Salvation Army food bank. Many thanks.
Sweet Treats at school
After having many sweet treats brought to school in past years for teachers to give out on birthdays, Easter, Halloween etc we decided that this is not a practice we should be encouraging at school. Some children have serious dairy, gluten, nut and other allergies and we know some families would not want their children having the lollies and cakes without knowing about it. However, a planned shared lunch which parents know about that is a one off special occasion is ok.
Please do not bring sweet treats such as birthday cakes, bags of lollies, cup cakes etc to school for the children.
Big Day In – 8th March 2021
Last year we had to cancel our Big Day In. Fingers crossed it will go ahead in 2021!
On the 8th of March the school will be getting together and running a day of team games and activities. Teams will be of mixed ages and the focus will be on getting together, supporting each other and having fun. There will be a mix of indoor and outdoor activities. At lunchtime you are invited to come along and have lunch with your child. You may want to bring a picnic!
You are also welcome to come along and watch the fun during the day. Big Day In 2021 flyer
School Donations 2021
We greatly appreciate all donations made to the school. The school donation for the 2020 school year is as follows:
|Per year||Per term|
|2 or more children||$350||$87.50|
Payment can be made any time now at the office by EFTPOS, Visa, internet banking or automatic payments can be arranged with your bank. Our bank account details are ASB 12-3080-0059486-00. Please ensure you complete the reference section with your child’s name and specify “school donation”. You are able to claim a tax refund on school donations paid by requesting and completing an IR526 form from the Inland Revenue.