This years Gala raised a huge $30,500 for our school!!!
The Gala is a fun event for our kids and families, but these are really important
funds for the running of Whangaparaoa Primary. We think the Gala achieved both
The Parents & Friends Association would like to thank the coordinators, volunteers,
teachers, staff, kids and of course all parents who contributed in some way
to make a fantastic day.
Saturday was a fantastic community day. We all witnessed and saw the tremendous
amount of work you all did to make this day happen. There was a huge amount
of sacrifice to our school and on behalf of our Board of Trustees, staff, students
and parents THANK YOU for being so generous with your work and time.
We also saw the strength of our wonderful community as you turned out in large
numbers to support this occasion. Thank you and we hope you thoroughly enjoyed
the day. A big thank you also to our staff who gave up their time to jump in
and support this special event.
GOOD LUCK FOR THE TRYATHLON
All the best to our students who are competing
in the Weetbix Tryathlon this weekend. Well done for giving it a go.
LAST DAY OF TERM ONE
Last day of this term is Thursday 13 April. School finishes
at the normal time of 3.00pm.
Term 2 starts on Monday 1 May at 8.55am.
YOUR THOUGHTS PLEASE.......... PRODUCTION AND CAMPS
We are asking for parent
feedback on the above activities at our school. Our aim is to ensure that children with these
interests and talents are catered for as they move through the school. Below is a link view
the ideas staff have for the next two years. These experiences are always reliant on being
lucky enough to have the personnel to achieve the plans.
Please note: these options are on top of programmes that are already happening. Classes already cater for performing arts needs in the room, on Passion Fridays, and teachers already plan for experiences outside the classroom when doing their unit of inquiry.
For further Information View Here
Have a great week everyone!
GIFTED AND TALENTED EDUCATION - PARENT NIGHT
Wednesday 5th April 7-8.30pm in the staffroom. Come along to learn about 'Sensitivities' or
‘Overexcitabilities’ - often experienced by gifted people. This is also a chance for parents
to chat to others. Open to anyone with an interest. Run by Debbie Thompson.
International Competitions and Assessment for Schools (ICAS)
Please Note:Consent Forms and payment must be made at the school office by
Friday 24 March. Entries will not be taken after the closing date. View Consent Form here
SCIENCE CERTIFICATES /BADGES
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
DUNKING MRS O
As Mrs O was unable to be at the Dunk A Teacher at last weeks
school Gala she has agreed to let students have some fun tomorrow as she has her turn on the Dunking
Machine. Come along to the area beside the school pool this Friday 24 March at 3.00pm and have
fun dunking the teacher.
We have 2 x Size 4 summer shirts left over from our December
bulk order. If you would like to purchase these items contact the school office. Thanks.
The uniform shop is open every 2nd Wednesday from 10.15 - 11.00am
and on the Orientation days from 10.15 - 11.00am.
The cafe is on THIS Friday outside B block. Come and get a nice
cool treat for the whole family! The funds will again go to the 7 Whangaparaoa students who
have qualified for an international cheer competition by coming first in their ability level
out of all age groups, that was over 40 teams!