Ma tini ma mano ka rapa te whai
Many hands make light work
E whiti ana te rā. The sun is shining. - this is an example of an active sentence
E whitia ana au e te rā. I am being shone on by the sun. - this is an example of a passive sentence
Kei te whiti te rā. The sun is shining. - this is an example of an active sentence
ANNUAL APPEAL MUFTI DAY
Tomorrow Friday 26 May we will
have a mufti day to raise funds for the Westpac Rescue Helicopter annual appeal. Dress in mufti
- wear a wig or facial hair - Please bring along a gold coin donation to support this much
In weeks coming up we are going to try and include an education
piece. This could be highlighting why we do things (there are many new families and keeping
them informed is important), answering a parent request topic, or reporting on something current
that is happening in education. If you have anything you would like to know more about, send
an email through to the office.
WORKING WITH OUR STUDENTS
Please find attached our philosophy and approach
when a child or children display unacceptable behaviour.
View the document here.
Parents have been asking about kapa haka. We have had kapa haka happening
in different forms this year which are advertised on the daily Panui at school. We are embracing
a range of opportunities, including the traditional kapa haka. We have poi, ti rakau/sticks,
whai/string games and waiata joining Passion Friday choices and students can attend without
cost. We are always looking for talented whanau to join us in presenting Tikanga, Te Reo and
Te Ao Maori to our school. If you know someone who can help us in this area please let Gordie
Palmer know. We will be taking a group of performers to Whangaparaoa Public Library on 14 June
to celebrate Matariki.
A couple of parents have been asking about milk organisation. With the
work we are doing on classes and learning environments the milk space has been captured for
this need. We are also reviewing the organisation as it did impact on children's learning time
and it does create a workload for staff. If you would like to discuss organisation for milk
and would be prepared to help please email email@example.com
We have had incidents of children's clothing and shoes going missing.
We ask that if parents see any items come home with your child that are not your childs, please
do the right thing and return it to the teacher. Please ensure all uniform items are clearly
CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR LEAGUE TEAM!!!
Our Year 6 Boys Rugby League Team competed
in the North Harbour Zone Knock Out Competition held at Sunnynook on Tuesday 23 May. It was
a glorious and the children were very excited. they put in an awesome, winning the competition.
Our team will now represent the North Harbour zone in the Auckland Champion of Champions.
Read more game details here.
GREAT RESULTS AT WORLD TAEKWONDO TOURNAMENT
to Charlie Teviotdale who competed in the World TaeKwonDo Tournament at North Shore Events
Centre on Sunday 14 May. He achieved a Bronze in the under 40kg black belt division Kyoruki
(sparring). Well Done!
* To our groups of parents who have given up their time over the last two Saturdays
to help with the extra painting around our school. We are enjoying the colour. A SPECIAL thanks
to Helen Brown who organised this.
* To all the parents/caregivers who attended your child's Learning Celebration. Your interest in
them and their learning is of benefit to everyone.
*To our wonderful students who took on the challenge of hosting your their parents through a journey
of your learning. Well done!
On Wednesday 31 May from 6.30 to 7.30pm in the school staffroom there will be
a parent information evening presenting how we are progressing on our journey with e-Learning.
The agenda for the evening will be:
- What we have achieved so far!
- Teacher tools.
- Google Apps for Education.
- Student tools for learning - sites / apps.
- The SAMR model for integrating technology.
- Good sites for learning at home.
On Wednesday 7 June from 7-8.00pm in the school staffroom, there will
be a parent evening with a presentation by NetSafe. The purpose of this evening is to help
parents with aspects of keeping students safe online. The presentation will cover:
- Digital Safety / Citizenship.
- Tips for keeping safe online at home.
- Things to be aware of / keep in mind for families to keep children safe online.
2018 TERM DATES: View dates here.
Have a great week everyone!
PHOTOLIFE INDIVIDUAL PORTRAITS/SIBLING PHOTOS AND CLASS PHOTOS
Photolife will be visiting our school next week on Monday 29 and Tuesday 30 May to take Individual/Sibling
and class photos. Every student is photographed for the Individual and class photos. If you would like a sibling
photo, you need to collect a sibling photo request form from the school office. This form needs to be completed
and returned to the school office by Monday morning. A few weeks after photo day students will bring home a
Shoot Key that will enable you to view and purchase photos online.
COGNITIVE SCREENING The assessor from Educational Assessment Services will be in school for four days this term - 30th May, 7th June, 14th June, 28th June - to complete cognitive screening on children identified earlier this year. Parents of selected students will be notified (or have been last term). We apologise that due to unforeseen circumstances the screening dates are later than originally planned.
Is your child interested in Science? These certificates and badges
are self-paced Science learning - choose activities to complete from a menu. Science certificates aimed at
year 5&6 but available for anyone keen on Science. $2 for the menu of activities. Science badges are more
complex and aimed at year 7-10 students, but available to keen primary school scientists who have completed
a Science certificate - $6 each for a menu of activities to choose from, and a metal badge on completion. See
Mrs Thompson if interested firstname.lastname@example.org
WALKING SCHOOL BUSES
Would you like your child to walk to school safely? We have three walking school buses
run by parent volunteers. We would love to have you join us - it’s a free, fun and healthy way to get to school!
Children walk in a group with an adult supervising. Great for learning road safety and for making friends. You
can join at the start of the route or along the way as we walk to school. Links are provided for an online form
to sign up if you are interested. We are always happy to have more children, and would also love more adult volunteers.
Manly Village Bus leaves from the corner of Brixton and Rawhiti Roads (outside Surestart pre-school) 8.30am daily.
The Plaza Bus leaves from outside Westpac at the Plaza at 8.20am Mondays-Thursdays.https://goo.gl/forms/JiNVaKFaXWxsGxw42
Moreton Drive Bus leaves from the bottom of Moreton Drive at 8.20am on Fridays only at this stage.https://goo.gl/forms/Sh5mlcQPtragcZYC2
Thanks to our amazing parents who run our walking school buses :)
FOSTER HOPE PYJAMA DRIVE
Every year Foster Hope runs a Pyjama Drive to collect new pyjamas
for children who are placed in foster care. Read more here
UKULELE / RECORDER LESSONS
These are continuing in Term 2 on Friday mornings. There is
a cost of $30 per term. For further details contact Leigh Truebridge email: email@example.com
The uniform shop is open every 2nd Wednesday from 10.15 - 11.00am and on the New
Entrant Orientation days from 10.15 - 11.00am.