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  Thursday 01 June 2017 Facebook share

Food for thought/Whakatauki (proverbs)

Mā tātou katoa e atawhai i te taonga ao turoa

Everyone has a role to play in conservation

te taha mauī: the left-hand side

Kei te taha mauī o te rorohiko te pepa.

The paper is on the left-hand side of the computer.

- this is an example of a locative sentence

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR CHEERLEADING TEAM WINNING GOLD 

The girls in the Prodigy (Junior 1) team from our school were Eva Hobson, Skye Pickles, Madison Brydone, Dakota Hoyle and Eden Munro.  

The team won a bid (invitation) to compete at the competition in June last year and have been fundraising since then. The competition, the Global Dance and Cheer Games, is an invitation only competition held in Hawaii every 2 years.
The girls and their team trained every Sunday for 2 hours. This team was in addition to their 2017 cheerleading teams, it was a big commitment for them and they worked incredibly hard as they we knew it would be a tough competition.
The competition is a 2 day competition but we went over early to get in some extra practices.
The team performed really well on day 1 and were in 1st place by a small margin. To improve our score for day 2 we added some extra difficulty to our stunts to make the routine score a little more and ended up 3 points ahead of the other teams which is a huge amount in cheerleading.
We were so proud of the girls for being able to pick up the changes we made and perform even better on day 2. Prodigy won their division and were only 0.3 away from Grand Champions (highest score overall). 

EDUCATION PIECE

With parent meetings over the next 2 weeks, the education piece this week focuses on some of the reasons we value E-learning.

Rationale behind our E-learning focus

  • The computer is a powerful multifunctional tool that can support teaching, learning and the learner. It is a calculator, encyclopedia, phone, book, stationery item and much more all in 1
  • It is the tool of today and tomorrow and if we are preparing children to live meaningfully and responsibly in their world we need to play our part in educating students about this tool
  • As a tool it has the power to access information, communicate information and present information in creative, collaborative and innovative ways
  • It has the ability to individualise instruction and personalise learning
  • As a tool it enables students, families and teachers to access their learning anytime and anywhere
  • It is an important tool in supporting our inquiry based approach to the curriculum
  • It is an excellent communication tool that is quick and can be used effectively on many fronts, in many ways – home/school, student/teacher, student/parents
  • Finally, using digital technology, supports our vision of connecting, challenging and empowering students with their learning

THANK YOU
Thank you to our parents who took time out of their busy schedules to attend our E-Learning meeting this week.

NETSAFE

On Wednesday 7 June from 7-8.00pm in the school staffroom, there will be a parent evening with a presentation by NetSafe. The purpose of this evening is to help parents with aspects of keeping students safe online.  The presentation will cover:
- Digital Safety / Citizenship.
- Tips for keeping safe online at home.
- Things to be aware of / keep in mind for families to keep children safe online..

Have a great week everyone!
From Kevin 

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.

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

NO SCHOOL
ASSEMBLY THIS WEEK

 

YEAR 5 & 6 SOCCER TOURNAMENT

THURSDAY 8 JUNE AT STANMORE BAY PARK 9AM - 2.30PM

 

REGIONAL CHESS TOURNAMENT 

MONDAY 19 JUNE AT MAUNGAWHAU SCHOOL


BOT News

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


PFA News

LOVE TO COOK??

WE NEED YOUR FAMILY FAVOURITE RECIPES

Your school's PFA are embarking on a journey to create an amazing cookbook filled with your family favourite recipes.

We have had some great recipes sent in but we NEED MORE for our cookbook to be a success!

  • Do you have a fabulous “go to salad” for serving at a BBQ
  • or that “signature dish” that you take along when you are asked to ‘bring a plate”
  • or a simple quick cook “dinner on the run” recipe?

We would love to receive your recipes to our email address - wgpschoolcookbook@gmail.com

DON’T DELAY - EMAIL US TODAY!

We are hoping to receive a wide variety of recipes so feel free to send more than one! Submissions that include a photo of the finished product would help when sorting recipes. Not every recipe will be included but we will do our best to provide a fantastic collection of dishes from our amazing students, teachers and their families.


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

HOSPICE ART EXHIBITION AND SALE
Queen's Birthday Weekend 1st - 5th June 2017. Estuary Arts Centre, 214 Hibiscus Coast Highway Orewa. 
View more information here.  

POWERHOOPING
Powerhooping Saturday mornings in the school hall from 10 - 11am. Beginners welcome. 1st class FREE to any parent. Please phone Margaret 09 428 4817. It is necessary to book, as places are limited. Would love to see you there.

LOST GLASSES
Nike Varsity glasses, red lenses, red nike tick, charcoal frames and a black silicon strap. Lost between Whangaparaoa Primary School and Northern Arena. If you have found these please contact the school office. Ph: 09 424 9029.

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

 

 






 
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