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  Thursday 15 June 2017 Facebook share

Food for thought/Whakatauki (proverbs)

Kōrero kanohi te kanohi

Speaking face to face

mua: in front, before

I mua ia i te toa. He was in front of the shop. - this is an example of a locative sentence

mua - can be used to describe relationships in time, for example,

I mahi kai mātou i mua i te hui. We prepared food before the meeting

POI DEMONSTRATION 
On Tuesday, 15 girls wowed local people at the Whangaparaoa Public Library with their learned poi skills supporting the library celebrations around Matariki. The girls trained every morning tea and lunchtime and demonstrated their skills with a smile. They invited their whanau to have a go and we saw several of them are very skilled at poi themselves. They also introduced the poi to several children who were there to watch.
Thank you to Ella Jamison A5, Anna Woolley 04, Ruby Teviotdale A5, Maia Keenan A5, Naomi Fernandes A5, Paige Sweetman 04, Jayd Halpin A5, Charlotte Hanly A5, Annaka Fletcher M3, Sammi Ryan M3, Skylar Heremaia M3, Estelle Harris A5, Serenayde Fenton A6, Claire McGill B8 and Ruby Hood B8, we were very proud of you all.  

"The girls were delightful. Please convey a big thank you from the library and customers for their great demonstration. They are a credit to their school and we look forward to having them back next year. Warm regards and happy Matariki!"
Sue Bodmer  Senior Librarian Children and Youth Whangaparaoa

                     

MUFTI FOR A CAUSE
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 by tomorrow 3pm. 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.

CELEBRATION
At last Fridays assembly we were able to celebrate the achievements of our cheerleaders, our rugby league team, our taekwondo expert Charley Teviotdale and our band “The Bay of Rockers”. What amazing talent there is in Whangaparaoa !

WHANGAPARAOA SCHOOL BAND - THE BAY OF ROCKERS - WELL DONE!
Click here to watch our school band perform the song 'Seven Nation Army' at last weeks assembly.

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 last week. The purpose of this evening was to help parents with aspects of keeping students safe online.

The “6 Takeaways” from the parent session:

1.It’s about the behavior – not the technology.

2.Help your young person build skills – attitudes, values and strategies for dealing with risk etc

3.Be the change we want to see – model appropriate behaviours and interactions online

4.Stay connected (keep the technology visible and have open conversations) and keep informed (understand what is happening for young people – what is important, what are their current issues/ concerns)

5.Enable and support – this is more effective than controlling

6.Contact Netsafe anytime

These links contain useful information for parents.

Staying safe online – useful booklet to share with families

Net-aware – provides easy to access information about popular apps/ sites for parents and young people

Parenting advice from Netsafe on a range of topics

How to put parental controls on devices

Possible apps to explore for parental controls (not necessarily endorsed by Netsafe): Screentime; Kidslox; OurPact

CommonSense Media – a great site to help families check content in films, apps and games etc

4 safe search engines for kids

Google Alert – Allows people to receive alerts when their name (or their child’s name) appears online

EDUCATION PIECE

INQUIRY
Inquiry-based learning is a constructivist approach. This means children are engaged in constructing knowledge rather than simply acquiring it. Knowledge is constructed based on personal experiences and hypotheses of the environment, meaning students take ownership of their learning. It is the New Zealand Curriculum’s approach to teaching and learning. Inquiry gives us a context within which to structure our reading, writing and maths programmes. For more information please click here for more info on our website

Have a great week everyone!

From Kevin 

WANTED! WANTED! WANTED!
Any old BMX Bike to be donated to the school to be used on our up-coming ‘pump bike track’.
If you are able to provide please see our resident bike fixie mechanic - Warren Steel, Deputy Principal.


SAFETY IN THE CARPARK
The rule for parking is that from 8.30-9.00 and from 2.30-3.15, apart from emergencies,  no one should park in either of the Drop Off zones - this means the driver should not hop out of the vehicle for any reason.

Neither should children be dropped off in the drive through area as this can lead to students walking between cars and also blocks traffic flow (which is precisely what we are trying to avoid). Children should always exit the vehicle from the left hand side. 

If you need to get out of the car for any reason please find a carpark space.

These regulations were introduced to ensure the safety of our children.



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

NO SCHOOL ASSEMBLY THIS WEEK

 

REGIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT

MONDAY 19 JUNE AT MAUNGAWHAU SCHOOL

 

 RIPPA QUALIFYING TOURNAMENT 

WEDNESDAY 28 JUNE WINDSOR PARK


BOT News

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


PFA News

LOVE TO COOK??

WE REALLY NEED YOUR RECIPES

Look out for our Cookbook Notice in your child's school bag today. One of our fabulous parents has donated an Awesome PRIZE PACK to be WON. All we need is your favourite recipe to be sent in by email to wgpschoolcookbook@gmail.com or written down on the notice coming home and dropped off to the office by Thursday 29th June. All recipes received go in the draw, or 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.

  


Next week your children will be coming home with raffle books to sell 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

Plus, as usual we have prizes for the most tickets sold and bonus prizes each week.

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 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

WHANGAPARAOA COLLEGE SCHOOL BAND CONCERT
It's the instrumental groups first outing of the year. "School Bands Concert" Wednesday 21 June from 7.00 pm in the college auditorium.

HELP FRUIT WORLD 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...

 

 

COMMUNITY PLANTING DAYS

There are two community planting days replanting local areas to creating a nicer space for everyone. Bring your family and friends and stay afterwards for a free sausage sizzle. View Manly Park Planting Day. View Silverdale Reserve Planting Day.


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

 

 






 
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