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  Thursday 08 June 2017 Facebook share

Food for thought/Whakatauki (proverbs)

Kaua e takahia te mana o te tangata

Do not trample on the mana of people

waenganui: between, middle, amid

He aha kei waenganui i te rūma noho?

What’s in the middle of the lounge?
- this example uses he aha to ask what

He tēpu kāwhi kei waenganui i te rūma noho.

There’s a coffee table in the middle of the lounge.
- this is an example of a classifying sentence

WHANGAPARAOA LIBRARY
On the weekend I had the pleasure of popping into the Whangaparaoa Library. What a great resource this is for our community. There were lots of parents there reading with their children and choosing books. There was also a fantastic art display by Kaitlyn and Aimee Weir. Well done girls!

 

ASSEMBLY
This Friday is a full school assembly. We welcome parents and hope you will enjoy the things we celebrate as a school, as well as a singalong. Please note the entry for parents coming to assembly are the doors that open out onto the Motutapu Rd school carpark. Assembly starts at 2.20pm.

MUFTI FOR A COURSE
Each year we get many requests from organisations asking us to raise and give money to their charity. We have decided we will have a maximum of two mufti days per term. One of these days will be an opportunity for us to raise money for an outside organisation. If you have a charity you would like to nominate for consideration for a gold coin mufti, please forward it to the office in the next week. Once we have a list of charities we will ask the children to find out more about these organisations. The children will then vote for the organisation they think is most worthy. The two places with the most votes will get our term 3 and 4 mufti money. Next year, we will repeat this process.

MILK UPDATE
We have been doing a lot of thinking and talking about milk organisation at school. Unfortunately we have not had any parents offer to help with the organisation.

Our suggestion is to capture the milk for some children who may need it each day - the children who don’t have food for the day. We would get a set amount to start and monitor uptake weekly. The milk would go in the fridge in sickbay and be given by our office staff to a child when they have no food, or if a teacher refers a child to the office.

Our main reasons for changing our milk organisation are : this way we are not wasteful and just drinking milk for the sake of it ; we also are avoiding huge organisation and management for teachers or parents ; we are not taking up space in a room ; we are containing the litter in the environment due to milk ; and we are giving milk to children with a need and potentially allowing milk to go elsewhere where it may be needed more.

LATENESS
At present we have a number of students arriving late to school on a regular basis. Arriving late to class, after the morning bell, is disruptive to the students and their classroom learning. Please ensure children arrive  in time to prepare for their day ahead. Students can arrive from 8.30am and be ready to start the school day by 8.55am.


NETSAFE

Thank you to the parents/caregivers who took time out of their busy schedules to attend our Netsafe presentation this week. The purpose of this evening was to help parents with aspects of keeping students safe online. View the E-learning Presentation here.

EDUCATION PIECE
Vertical Learning Communities. This year we have structured the school so we have 5 Vertical Learning Communities (mini schools). Each community has a lead teacher and at least 6 classes of varying levels. In organising our school this way we are able to spread our leadership opportunities 5 ways, we can spread our talent of teachers 5 ways and we can spread our children 5 ways. For most of the time children will stay in a classroom with others around their own age. If however, there is a good reason to move them to another level to help extend them, then that can happen in their community. We are also finding that children can enjoy the company of different aged children at times too. As the year progresses we see other opportunities like Passion Fridays for teachers within a community to use their talents. We are also just starting up inter community sport at lunchtime with soccer being the first competition. Each year the communities will change so children will get to know children from other communities. The aim is that as they go through the school the children get to know many other children of their own age and different ages, which will enhance the community feel in our school and also outside our school grounds.

Have a great week everyone!

From Kevin 

TRAVELWISE
Great to see so many students walking, biking, scooting to school. This is a healthy option, and also cuts down on the number of cars around our school.

Thanks to those drivers who are courteous to others and think of safety for our children when dropping off and picking up children.

Before and after school is a busy time for everyone. Please respect our neighbours and DO NOT park over or in their driveways as it is illegal and not courteous.

Parking rules help protect our children and keep them safe. Drivers who park illegally put our children at risk. A reminder that this term parking officers will be on patrol outside our school to issue tickets to those who are illegally parked. This includes Zealandia Rd, The Circle, Motutapu Rd and Ladies Mile.

WINTER UNIFORM SCHOOL BEANIES
We have decided to trial winter beanie hats as an option to wear in these colder months. We will have a small number of these in stock early next week but will order more as the need arises. The Beanies with our school logo on will be $10.00 each.

UNIFORM SHOP
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.


Upcoming Events

WHOLE SCHOOL ASSEMBLY THIS WEEK

FRIDAY 9 JUNE 2.20PM

 

POI GROUP PERFORMANCE

TUESADAY 13 JUNE AT WHANGAPARAOA LIBRARY 10.30AM

 

REGIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 

MONDAY 19 JUNE AT MAUNGAWHAU SCHOOL


BOT News

NEXT BOT MEETING: Wednesday 23 August in the school Staffroom at 7.00pm.


PFA News

LOVE TO COOK??

WE NEED YOUR FAMILY FAVOURITE RECIPES

Your school's PFA are embarking on a journey to create an amazing cookbook filled with your family favourite recipes.

We have had some great recipes sent in but we NEED MORE for our cookbook to be a success!

  • Do you have a fabulous “go to salad” for serving at a BBQ
  • or that “signature dish” that you take along when you are asked to ‘bring a plate”
  • or a simple quick cook “dinner on the run” recipe?

We would love to receive your recipes to our email address - wgpschoolcookbook@gmail.com

DON’T DELAY - EMAIL US TODAY!

We are hoping to receive a wide variety of recipes so feel free to send more than one! Submissions that include a photo of the finished product would help when sorting recipes. Not every recipe will be included but we will do our best to provide a fantastic collection of dishes from our amazing students, teachers and their families.


NEXT PFA MEETING: Wednesday 21 June in the school staff room at 7.30pm.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Warren Frogley at wazzafrog@gmail.com

Warren Frogley
PFA President


 



Community Notices

HELP FRUITWORLD TO SUPPORT OUR SCHOOL
Over the next few days every child will receive a 5% discount Fruitworld voucher (to be spent at the WGP store only).
After 2 weeks, every dollar spent by the school families gets added up and a further percentage is gifted back to the school.

PLUS, every teacher has one $5 voucher to gift a child in their class. Thats a win Win WIN for pupils, parents and the school...

 

VOLUNTEER FIRE FIGHTERS NEEDED
We're desperately short on volunteers, and are running a recruitment information night on Monday 12 June at 6:30 pm at the Manly Fire Station. We have the capacity to have 24 volunteers but currently have 14, turning out to approximately 500 calls a year. If you're interested at all, you and your partner are more then welcome to attend this evening.

SKYCITY
We would like to offer your school the opportunity for students and families to purchase tickets for our next home game taking place at The Trusts Arena Monday 12 June – SKYCITY Mystics vs Magic - for the special rate of $10 per ticket.
Please click here for this offer.
You may need to put in the password: ‘Deal’

POWER HOOPING
Powerhooping Saturday mornings in the school hall from 10 - 11am. Beginners welcome. 1st class FREE to any parent. Please phone Margaret 09 428 4817. It is necessary to book, as places are limited. Would love to see you there.

LOST GLASSES
Nike Varsity glasses, red lenses, red nike tick, charcoal frames and a black silicon strap. Lost between Whangaparaoa Primary School and Northern Arena. If you have found these please contact the school office. Ph: 09 424 9029.

WHANGAPARAOA COLLEGE ENROLMENT INFORMATION 2018
Enrolment information for students who will attending Year 7 in 2018 can be viewed here.

 

 






 
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