Term 2 ends at 3pm on Friday 8th July
Teacher Only Day Friday 3rd June, Queens Birthday Public Holiday Monday 6th June
Matariki Public Holiday Friday 24th June, Teacher Only Day Monday 27th June
Kia ora koutou. Hello everyone.
A reminder that school is closed tomorrow Friday 3rd June and Monday 6th June for a teacher only day and Queens Birthday public holiday.
With winter ills and chills as well as covid-19 this winter we are looking at most children having some time at home whether it is because they are sick themselves, in isolation or recovering. Alongside the hard packs available from school we have put together some alternative suggestions for learning from home under a new dedicated page on the school website under the covid-19 tab. Feel free to have a look and check them out!
Basic Fact-A-Thon test day coming!
This year’s a-thon is a Basic Fact-a-thon and the testing day will be next Wednesday 8 June so one last weekend to get those facts learnt and be ready for Wednesday! Please send the sponsor sheet back to school on Wednesday. After the test is completed, the teacher will enter the number of questions correct, sign the sheet and send it back home. The children will then have until Thursday 23 June to gather their sponsorship funds. Please put the sponsor sheet and money in an envelope, clearly labelled and send to school . Alternatively, funds can be deposited into the school account (ASB 12 3080 0059486 00) with the reference AThon and your child’s name and the sheet sent into the office with ‘paid online’ written on it.
Thank you for supporting the Basic Fact-a-thon, raising money for the school and increasing your child/ren’s knowledge at the same time!
Schools are smoke and vape free zones
A reminder that all schools are smoke free zones – please do not smoke or vape on school grounds including in the car parks whilst waiting for your children.
Walking School Bus information morning
School Cross Country Thursday 9th June
The whole school will be participating in our cross country run on Thursday 9th June (save day Friday 10 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. Please sign in on the sheets in the office if you do come to watch. Children run in age groups as below. Please note that races will not run according to a timetable – a race will start after the last runner has finished the previous race. There is no set time for a race.
Assemble: 9:15 am on the school field.
7 year old girls one full course lap
7 year old boys one full course lap
5 year old girls one junior course lap
5 year old boys one junior course lap
6 year old girls one junior course lap
6 year old boys one junior course lap
Assemble: 11:45am on the school field.
9 year old girls three course laps
9 year old boys three course laps
10 year old girls three course laps
10 year old boys three course laps
8 year old girls two course laps
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 interschools cross country races on Wednesday 29 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.
It is recommended that children bring old clothes to school that are suitable to run in (a change of clothes is advisable) and also warm clothes and a rain coat to wait in.
If the weather is not good and the cross country is postponed to 10 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.
The school’s annual financial report for 2021 is now complete and available on the school website under the Parent Information tab should anyone wish to read it.