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  Thursday 29 June 2017 Facebook share

Food for thought/Whakatauki (proverbs)

Titiro, whakarongo, kōrero

look, listen, then speak

Maori:

raro: under, beneath

Kei raro te ngeru i te tōtara. The cat is under the tōtara tree. - this is an example of a locative sentence

mā raro means on foot.

I tae mai ia mā raro. He arrived on foot.


WAY TO GO!!!!  WELL DONE TEAM EMIRATES NEW ZEALAND!!!!

MUFTI DAY THIS FRIDAY 30 JUNE

To celebrate our wonderful Team NZ this Friday 30 June we will be having a 'Proud to be a Kiwi' or 'Proud to be living in NZ' mufti day. Theme = sailing, anything NZ, if in doubt or you have nothing, come in black.


MORE TALENT
Once again we were treated to a whole range of student talent at last weeks assembly. Well done to our ballet dancers, Irish dancers, hip hoppers and band, The Rebels, who all shone as performers on our stage. Thanks and we look forward to seeing your development when we have our very own performing arts and cultural festival at the end of term 3.

COLLABORATION
Collaboration is a frequently used word in the workforce today. In trying to keep it simple, collaboration to us is when you join together and work with other people to provide something that could not be offered otherwise.

Planning collaboratively could involve a group of teachers meeting and contributing a whole lot of thoughts together, that would probably not be achieved if someone was planning on their own. Teaching collaboratively would mean teachers coming together to provide something more for the students, that could not be achieved before.

TIME OUT OF SCHOOL
As a Board of Trustees and school we are asked at times what our stance is on students taking time out of school for tuition. This question has also come up at the Hibiscus Coast Principals meeting. We have consulted with the Ministry of Education and attached are our thoughts and legal obligations. View further information.

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.

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.

Have a great week everyone!
From Kevin

WALKING SCHOOL BUS MORNING TEA
Any children who have walked with a walking school bus this year are invited to come to a walking school bus morning tea on Wednesday 5th July (next week) in B9 at morning tea time. We want to celebrate your efforts which have helped our environment and also helped you to get some exercise. Well done!

WALKING SCHOOL BUS HELPERS NEEDED
Our Plaza Walking School Bus needs more parent helpers. From next week the Bus will be running Mondays / Tuesdays and Thursdays only as we don’t have parent help on the other days. Can you help? Please contact Debbie Thompson dthompson@wgp.school.nz

WALKING SCHOOL BUSES
We have three walking school buses operating around our school. They are free to join and open to any of our students. It’s a great safe way to learn road safety, get some exercise, and it also helps cut down congestion and pollution in our local area.

Manly bus goes from the corner of Brixton and Rawhiti Rd 8.30am daily, Plaza bus leaves from outside Westpac 8.20am Mon, Tues, Thurs; Moreton Drive bus leaves from the bottom of Moreton Drive 8.20am Fridays only at this stage.

Sign up here if interested, or turn up and chat to the adult volunteer.

Manly: https://goo.gl/forms/CmZXV9S6LgaC5WbY2

Plaza: https://goo.gl/forms/dQbn3YbBKdX3WWMF2

Moreton Drive: https://goo.gl/forms/ekA62fgavWnE9du22

Thanks to all of our wonderful parent volunteers who help make walking school buses possible.We always welcome more helpers. A special thanks and congratulations to Krista Dedden who has run the Manly Bus for several years - she was nominated as a Walking School Bus Megastar for North Auckland and won a native tree which she has donated for our native garden. Well deserved Krista - thanks for your amazing efforts.

GUIDE DOG BIKKIE DAY
After school on Monday 3 July come and get a Guide Dog shaped biscuit for $1. All proceeds go to helping breed and raise puppies to change the lives of blind people. We'll be by the school hall after school until 3.30pm.

 

   

DO YOU HAVE A CHILD STARTING SCHOOL?
We have quite a few siblings of current students listed to start school in term 3 & 4 this year. It would be a great help to us for confirming staffing for the rest of the year if you could complete an enrolment form for your child as soon as possible. Please call into the office to pick up an enrolment pack.

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. 

PHOTOLIFE PHOTOS
Your child has been given their Individual Shoot Key Code to enable you to go online to view and purchase their individual and class photos that were taken in May. The schools free delivery date period expires on Sunday 16 July 2017 at midnight. Alternatively we have a small number of order envelopes at the school office if you are unable to order photos online.

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

 

 

CHAMPION OF CHAMPIONS LEAGUE TOURNAMENT
TUESDAY 4 JULY AT CORNWALL PARK

 

 

NORTH HARBOUR SPORT RUGBY TOURNAMENT ROUND 2 THURSDAY 6 JULY AT SILVERDALE RUGBY CLUB


BOT News

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


PFA News

LAST WEEK 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 next Friday at assembly, be quick to get in your recipes NOW!

 


KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK - 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.

5 spot prizes of Hoyts movie vouchers for two for all those who return money and ticket stubs before 7 July.  Also up for grabs a $200 Warehouse Voucher to whoever sells the most tickets.

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

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.

POTTERY CLASSES FOR CHILDREN AGED 7 AND UP
View further information.

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 Ph: 021 0734528.

 





 
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