GREAT DEAL ON DEVICES
Noel Leeming have once again given us a fantastic deal on a chromebook computer. If you are a year 2 parent or
just looking for a great computer for your child, click here for an awesome device & deal.
Information can be found by clicking this link.
The stationery requirements for 2019 for your child are now available to look at online.
View the flyer for online ordering here.
Year 5/ 6 exception. Parents of 2019 Year 5 & 6 students - Please note: there are 2 different stationery lists
for Year 5/6. You will need to wait until December 10 when classes are announced to know which stationery list
applies to your child.
For 2019 most uniform items need to be ordered online.The details of how to do this
are being sent home tomorrow in hard copy. Please find details attached here.
A COMMON QUESTION
Many parents have asked what is going to happen in the area where the old playground
used to be. The answer falls two ways:
- We would like to develop the area so that it can be available in break times for visual and performing arts activities.
- The landscape will be developed so that it includes a sensory garden area. Angela Howse, one of our teaching staff
is leading this and she would love lots of help. Below is the vision Angela has.
SENSORY GARDEN PROJECT
Something exciting is about to start happening in the area where the old
playground used to be! The area has been designated for the creation of a sensory garden.
WHAT IS A SENSORY GARDEN?
A sensory garden is an outdoor garden environment designed to stimulate a person’s senses. It involves using a
combination of the landscape, the aromas and colours of plants and flowers and stimulating interactive sensory
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF A SENSORY GARDEN?
A sensory garden is a great place for a wide range of people to have a chance to explore their senses in a safe
and fun environment. Those with differing sensory disorders can all take different positives from the sensory garden
as well as those without sensory conditions – the benefit being they are all in one place and are combinations
and individual sensations that they wouldn’t normally experience.
A sensory garden is a wonderful way for children to explore their senses and learn about the environment around them.
It is also a healthy place of discovery and gets children outdoors. Children with a range of needs, (learning,
behavioural, emotional, as well as physical) also greatly benefit from exposure to sensory gardens, as they provide
a therapeutic and safe way for them to explore their senses. They can be beautiful places to relax, reflect, meditate,
contemplate and talk.
THIS IS THE VISION!
We have had a generous amount allocated by the PFA and BOT towards the project. As with all visions though, it
can only become reality through hard work and willing helpers. Children will be involved in a variety of ways throughout
the project as this will be a space primarily for them and would be neat way for them to take ownership.
As the project gets underway I will be keeping you updated and might occasionally be asking for assistance in various
forms eg. time, expertise, items that might be lying around your homes that could keep our costs down and so on.
Hopefully this will be a way to engage the community.
I am very excited to be involved in this project and hope you will be too.
Keep a look out in the school newsletters for any updates.
If you would like to get involved please feel free to contact me.
He waka eke noa! We are all in this together.
UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES AND EVENTS
As Term 4 rolls out and 2019 comes closer, we want to be able
to celebrate as many things as we can with our parent community. Please note the following dates and events:
- Classes for 2019 announced via Linc-ed on Monday, December 10.
- Weather depending, we are encouraging our families to bring a picnic and come together as a school community for
Xmas on the Green. This will be on Monday, December 10 from 5.45 to 7.00pm.
- General comments and reports released via Linc-ed on Friday, December 14.
- Classroom furniture moving day will be happening throughout the day on Monday 17 December, parent help welcome.
- Year 6 Graduation - Our wonderful Year 6 team and parents are organising a graduation. This will be on Monday evening,
- The end of year assemblies will be held on Tuesday 18 December. Year 1 & 2 from 9.30 - 10.30am. Year 3 &
4 from 11.15am - 12.15pm. Year 5 & 6 from 1.00 - 3.00pm.
- The last day of school this year is Wednesday, December 19. School closes at 12.30pm.
- Start of year information 2019 - the days where all children and their parents are requested to meet with their
teachers are Monday February 4, and Tuesday February 5.
Have a great week everyone
LAST DAY FOR ONLINE LUNCH ORDERS
Friday 14 December will be the last day for ordering Munch Box
and Ezi Lunch on line for 2018.