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  Thursday 10 May 2018 Facebook share

Motto:
To be the best
we can be

Kia eke ki nga taumata

Vision:
Connect Challenge Empower
Hono - Whakatara
- Whakamana

Mission:
Together we inspire learning
Whakahui, whakamanawa, tatou, ako

O R C A

Ownership
Rangatiratanga

Respect 
Manaakitanga

Collaborate 
Whanaungatanga

Achieve 
Ako

Food for Thought/ Whakatauki (proverbs)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Who Am I?

Last Week
Susannah Franks

Community Notices

 

Dear Parents and Students,

What a fantastic start to the term our children have made. There is high excitement about the world of performing arts and their opportunity to present something to their parents at the end of term. The playground is still a hive of activity, and events like rippa, league, rugby, netball, cross country, badminton and table tennis mean there is never a dull moment.

TOUCH BASE MEETINGS - 16 MAY 1.00PM SCHOOL FINISH

In Week 3 this Term, we are inviting parents to join their child and teacher to have a 15 minute meeting. The meeting is an opportunity to touch base and focus together on the child and their learning. These meetings will be held on Wednesday, May 16  from 1.30 to 6.30pm and Thursday May 17 from 3.15 - 5.30pm.

Please note parents will be asked to pick their child up at 1.00pm on Wednesday, May 16. This supports our teachers and means they do not have to stay too late at night to get through their meetings.

HOW TO BOOK A TOUCH BASE MEETING TIME?

  • Go to the website www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter our school code: xng44
  • You will need your child’s 2018 year, classroom, and name of teacher, to complete your booking.
  • Enter these details and choose a time that suits you. You will receive an emailed confirmation of your booking.
  • If you are unable to complete your booking online, please either:
    • Email pa@wgp.school.nz with child/rens names and preferred times or
    • Call into the school office and fill out a booking sheet.

SUPPORT FOR LINC-ED
If you are not yet set up on Linc-Ed please drop by the office prior to your Touch Base meeting time in week 3 for support in activating your account or adding Linc-Ed to a mobile device.
Support is available from:
1:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday, 16 May
2:45- 5:00pm Thursday, 17 May

Teachers will be focusing on discussing learning during your time slot, so please bring any tech issues to the office, rather than the classroom teacher in order to maximise your time discussing your child's learning.

PLEASE CONSIDER

  • Our staff are working late on Wednesday and Thursday to provide this opportunity. Please look after them.
  • On a rare occasion when we have a parent come in who is upset about something; our advice is – Respect the Person.“The problem is the problem; the person is never the problem” Control your emotions and think “How can I help?”

AFTER SCHOOL CARE
If you have a regular booking on Wednesday - you are automatically booked into After School Care at 1.00pm. There may be a few casual places on that day available - please contact Karen on 021 705 804 to put your name on the list.

Kevin

 

SPOTLIGHT ON INQUIRY

Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime Proverb

This terms Inquiry has the whole school buzzing with energy and excitement. As a school we are inquiring into the world of Performance Art.

Our Year 1-4 Learners are mixing together at a super team level by nominating an area of performance art that interests them most. Our talented and creative teachers have put on offer exciting choices like puppetry, claymation, musical theatre, waiata, acting, dance and even flash mobs!

Groups are planning to share all their incredible learning with Year 1-4 parents at an open day on Wednesday, 27 June. Save the date in your calendar and join us for a fun filled day! We will send out detailed information for the day nearer the time.

Our Year 5 & 6 students are also going to be busy. Like the Y1-4 students, they have selected from options in the realm of performing arts. Their groups however, collaborate with one another because the end product will be a Year 5 & 6 Production, created from start to finish by our creative students as a result of their learning.

Teams of students are responsible for script and casting, directing, costumes, make-up, props, acting, dancing, and music. This will extend our collaboration and communication skills and help our students build their learning assets in a practical, real life situation.

If you would like to read more about our school Learning Assets click here

We look forward to sharing the end product with you in Week 10 of this term with 4 performances over Tuesday 3 July and Wednesday 4 July . Save the dates in your diary and we will send out detailed information shortly. 

Prepare to be dazzled by our talented children!

Jo Kember
Leader of Learning


WELCOME DAN COOKE

This week we have welcomed Daniel Cooke to our school. Daniel is doing his PhD in our school and this year he will be working with year 1 and 2 classes exploring the fundamentals of movement and helping our children to walk, run, hop, skip, jump, throw and catch. He will also spend time with other year levels at break times and has a passion for most sports. The children are already enjoying Dans involvement.


Born in Plymouth, England. - Worked with variety of athletes in the UK as a strength & conditioning coach. Ended in the UK as head of academy strength & conditioning for a professional English football club. Overseeing the physical development of children 7-18 years.

  • Lived in Florida, U.S. to study a Master's degree in Exercise Physiology
  • Ended in U.S. as working with children 5-15 years with their movement at football club.
  • Moved to NZ end of March to begin PhD studying 'Movement Skill Acquisition in The Primary School Years' through Auckland University Technology.
  • Keen interest in all sports, particularly football. Love coaching/teaching movement with people of all ages and I have a particular interest in youth populations.

NATIVE GARDEN WORKING BEE - Friday 18th May 3.30-5.30pm
Please join us after school next Friday to help tidy up the native garden area across the stormwater drain in the far corner of the field. We need to do a little pruning and weeding and a general tidy-up to make sure this ‘outdoor classroom’ is a great space for our kids. I’d love your help! Please bring a spade / secateurs / gloves if you have them. Debbie Thompson dthompson@wgp.school.nz

RELAX KIDS IS COMING TO PASSION FRIDAYS!
Creating calm, confident kids in a chaotic world. 

Is your child ever overwhelmed by the busy-ness of our modern world?
Could they benefit from learning how to still their brain and control their emotions?
Does your child struggle to ‘switch off’ at night?
Or would they just enjoy the chance to chill out and reduce their stress and anxiety?
Relax Kids classes use music, movement, games, breath work, stretching, positive affirmations and guided visualisations . Through these activities your child will increase in confidence, improve sleep, reduce anxiety and learn how to better regulate their emotions.

Enrol your child in these fun weekly sessions running for the remainder of Term 2.
$70 for the 7 week block course - paid in advance.
To book or to find out more, email superpowerprojectnz@gmail.com
www.facebook.com/relaxkidsnorthshorehbc 

MATERIALS STILL NEEDED
Thanks so much for the donations that have been dropped off to the office over the past two weeks. We are still on the hunt for the following items for our Performance Art groups.

  • Large piece of corflute, origami paper
  • Stage Makeup
  • Shadow puppets
  • Puppets

Thanks so much for supporting our children in this way.

REMINDER - DOGS ON SCHOOL GROUNDS
Dogs are not permitted on school grounds during school hours - 8.30am - 3.30pm.
 
FLIPPERBALL TEAM PLAYERS NEEDED
Any year 5 or 6 students interested in playing this term in a Y5/6 flipperball team? Parents please contact Mrs Stratton asap. Thanks. Newbies welcome. Ph: 021 777 051nicholefstratton@gmail.com


Don’t Forget! Mufti Day – Friday 11th May
Gold Coin donation for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in New Zealand. For more info about the work they do, please visit: https://rmhc.org.nz/

SCHOOL WINTER RAFFLE

Our Winter Raffle is coming!!!
Watch this space for more news on the chance to WIN 
a sunny travel escape!

SUMMER TOPS AND DRESSES
We have a few extra summer shirts and dresses from our last bulk order. If you would like to purchase any of these items please call into the school office. The shirts are $38 and the dresses are $65.


STUDENT SUCCESSES

*VLC Osborne Corban Estate Art Trip

* Fundamentals of Movement

*Road Safety Week

*Students Writing



To be the best we can be
 
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