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  Thursday 6 JuLY 2017 Facebook share

Food for thought/Whakatauki (proverbs)

Mauria te pono: Believe in yourself

Maori:

manaaki(tia): look after, care for, show respect or kindness to.

Ka manaakitia te harakeke e au. The flax will be looked after by me.
- this is an example of a
passive sentence

Mā mātou koutou e manaaki. We will take care of you.
- this is an example of the agent emphatic

CHECK OUT THESE TEAM NEW ZEALAND MUFTI DAY PHOTOS!!

     


CHAMPIONS OF CHAMPIONS AUCKLAND RUGBY LEAGUE TOURNAMENT

On Tuesday 4 July the Year 5/6 Whangparaoa Primary School league team travelled to Cornwall Park to take part in the Champions of Champions League Tournament. There were two weight divisions and our team competed in the under 45kgs division.
There were 10 teams in our division. First up, we played a really hard and close game against Bairds Mainfreight and we won 5:4. Next, we played Konini School and we won 3:1. After that, we played Puhunui and won 5:4 - another hard game. The last game of that round we played Bailey Road School and we won 7:1.
We got through to the semi finals and played against Bayfield, winning 4:2, then into the finals against Bairds Mainfreight again. It was a tough game in the first half but by the end, we had won 9:6 which meant we won the whole tournament and the trophy.
Jacob Ludlow was named Most Valuable Player but it was a real team effort throughout the day.
We would like to thank Leah, Troy and Morgan for helping us along the way.

By Jack Shaw


THANKS
Thanks staff, parents and children for a great term of learning. We are already looking forward to term 3 and some exciting new ideas. We hope the holidays are full of fun times with your family, and some relaxation.

Take Care
From Kevin

PFA TRAVEL RAFFLE
Please find attached a draft plan for our proposed new adventure playground. The money raised from the raffle will contribute towards a playground like this. Our aim is for every family to sell 1 book of raffle tickets. If you can't do this, please return your tickets to the office as soon as you can, because some of our students and families are making a huge effort to help achieve our goal.

HEAD LICE CAMPAIGN STARTS TOMORROW
We would like to bring to your attention this very useful information from a parent at our school regarding head lice. Every family can do a little bit tomorrow and it could create an amazingly positive outcome View treatment information. View prevention information.

PASSION FRIDAYS
Next term we will see Vertical Learning Community teachers start to offer some different options on Passion Friday. We are also offering parents the opportunity to propose an activity they think children might enjoy. Parents would need to be police vetted and supervised by staff. This is a chance for parents to pass on your talents and knowledge to our children. Any proposals can be emailed to Warren Steel before Wednesday of week 1 of term 3. wsteel@wgp.school.nz. If as a parent you do not want to organise something but you would be keen to help a teacher with something on Fridays, just let the class teacher know. 

REPORTS
Mid year reports will be coming home on the last day of term. These reports will have the national standards information. This is a judgement made by teachers from multiple sources of evidence, over time. Although this piece of information is important and it gives you an idea of where your child may be according to a standard, looking at progress, attitude and effort is key to moving any standard forward. We also believe that looking at the values section is essential, as being a great person is the most important thing of all.

TREATING A STAPH INFECTION
Recently some of our students have picked up a staph bacteria infection. The following treatment is recommended. Keep the sore or infected area covered with a dressing/plaster until it has healed up. Don't scratch the area, and avoid touching it. Wash your hands well after touching the infected area. Don't let anyone else touch the infected area. Clean the infected area with water every day and cover again with a clean dressing/plaster. See your doctor if the infected area or sore:

  • is larger than the size of a 10 cent coin (approximately 1.5 cm).
  • is getting bigger.
  • has pus.
  • has red streaks coming from it.
  • is not getting any better after two days.
  • is near an eye. 

TERM DATES
Term 2 finishes at 3.00pm on Friday 7 July 2017.
Term 3 commences on Monday 24 July 2017 and finishes Friday 29 September. 

For other important school calendar dates view our upcoming events on our website.


ALIEN INVASION BY APRIL LODGE 04
All my life I have never believed in aliens, but all that has changed.


One lunchtime at Whangaparaoa Primary School something totally unexpected happened. All was going just fine until a giant spaceship landed in the middle of the senior field. The vast spaceship was a dark miserable black and had many windows that lit up like city lights. At this particular time, Martha and I were playing netball on the courts when we heard a terribly loud noise on the field. We ran over to see what it was......continue reading the story here.

THERE'S A SUNFLOWER IN MY SUPPER - STAGE SET ITEMS
We’re on the lookout for hay bales and milk churns. Do you or anyone you know have either of these items that we could borrow for two days next term? If so, please email  
kmaxwell-brown@wgp.school.nz

‘WET WEATHER WARRIOR’- COMPETITION TERM 3
Our TravelWise Team would like to encourage people to Bike / Scoot / Walk to school even through Winter. In term 3 there will be a ‘Wet Weather Warrior’ promotion. Walk / bike / scoot (or park and walk from at least 400m away) on Wednesdays and get a stamp on your card ( cards provided week 1). If you get at least 8 out of the 10 weeks you will get a Wet Weather Warrior badge. The CLASS with the most Wet Weather Warriors will win a pizza lunch!

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. https://goo.gl/forms/gIPljC1tQbcUc1Uw2

The Plaza Bus leaves from outside Westpac at the Plaza at 8.20am Mondays, Tuesdays,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 :)

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 7 JULY 2.20PM

 

 

NORTH HARBOUR SPORT RIPPA TOURNAMENT
TUESDAY 25 JULY AT SILVERDALE RUGBY CLUB

 

 YEAR 2 PRODUCTION 
'THERE'S A SUNFLOWER IN MY SUPPER'
WEDNESDAY 9 AUGUST 1.45 - 2.30PM & THURSDAY 10 AUGUST 9.45 - 10.30AM


BOT News

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


PFA News

LAST DAY TO GET US YOUR RECIPES

Get your recipes in by tomorrow to the office or wgpschoolcookbook@gmail.com to be in to WIN a fabulous kids baking PRIZE PACK.

Send in more than one recipe to increase your child's chances of winning!

Prize Pack includes:

  • a kids apron set,
  • Wiltshire baking set
  • and a kids cookie making set

Prize drawn TOMORROW at assembly, be quick to get in your recipes NOW!

 


Return your sold RAFFLE TICKET stubs to the drop box at the school office by Friday 7th July and be in the chance to win 5x $20 Hoyts Movie vouchers.

Winners will be drawn on Sunday 9th July and announced on our Facebook pages: Whangaparaoa Primary PFA and Parents & Friends of Whangaparaoa Primary. We will arrange to get your tickets to the winners to use during the School Holidays.

Also up for grabs a $200 Warehouse Voucher to whoever sells the most tickets.

Tickets are selling well to family, friends, neighbours and your wider community.
Just $2 per ticket could WIN:

  • A trip for 2 to Rarotonga, or
  • A night for 2 at the Langham, or
  • A night out at Manly Bar & Grill

Please return money and ticket stubs by Friday 28 July to the Raffle Drop Box in the school office. Extra books are also available from the office. Don’t forget to put your Child’s name and Class on the ticket stub

This is another great fundraiser your PFA runs to help our school to be its best. 
Your support is hugely appreciated!


NEXT PFA MEETING: Wednesday 26 July in the school staff room at 7.30pm.
If you have any questions or fundraising ideas, please contact wazzafrog@gmail.com

Warren Frogley
PFA President


 



Community Notices

KIDS FUN DAY 
Fun Free Event  - Sunday 23 July 10 am to 2 pm. Hosted at Fitter Faster Stronger Gym, 625 Whangaparaoa Road.
View fun all the activities here.

CAR BOOT SALE FUNDRAISER
Sunday 30 July at the Silverdale Centre. View further information here.

ST PIERRE'S SUSHI SCHOOL HOLIDAY EVENT. On Tuesday 11 July St Pierre's Sushi Whangaparaoa Branch will hold a school of Sushi. This is a free event for children to learn the art of making sushi.

FREE POWERHOOP WORKSHOP
Starting Wednesday 12 July 7.30 – 8.00pm. Bring a friend if you want and learn how to powerhoop 21 Montpellier Heights, Arkles Bay. Phone Margaret: 09 428 4817 to book. Look forward to seeing you.

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

HIBISCUS COAST FOOTBALL CLUB HOLIDAY PROGRAMME
HBCAFC School Holiday programme is on again during the July school holidays. Wed / Thurs / Fri of each week from 9am - 3pm for 5 - 12 year olds. $35 per day, register at www.hbcafc.org.nz
View further information here .

SPANISH LESSONS
Spanish Lessons at Whangaparaoa School on Tuesdays and Fridays after school. Contact Cristina: 021 073 4528.

 







 
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