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
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.
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.
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.