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  Thursday 21 June 2018 Facebook share

Motto:
To be the best
we can be

Kia eke ki nga taumata

Vision:
Connect Challenge Empower
Hono - Whakatara
- Whakamana

Mission:
Together we inspire learning
Whakahui, whakamanawa, tatou, ako

O R C A

Ownership
Rangatiratanga

Respect 
Manaakitanga

Collaborate 
Whanaungatanga

Achieve 
Ako

Food for Thought/ Whakatauki (proverbs)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Who Am I?

Last Week
Lesley Sime

Community Notices


 

Dear Parents and Students,

THANKS
It's volunteers week. Our staff would like to acknowledge and thank all our school volunteers who give so much time, do so much to make things happen in our school - PFA, parent helpers, book club, camp and trip helpers, coaches, walking school bus and working bees. We feel very lucky to have your support.

We would also like to thank our parent community for supporting our school staff while they attended a paid union meeting on Tuesday. It was very much appreciated.

INCREDIBLE WEEK
Last week, Gemma Pratomo and myself were lucky enough to join twenty six students and seven parents on the first Year 6 Grit Camp. We left school at 5.30am on Monday morning and arrived back at 3pm on Friday. The aim of the week was to challenge our students using the outdoors as a resource. Our home for the week was Aongatete Lodge in the Kaimai Ranges. Through orienteering, river walks, rock climbing, cooking fires, bouldering, burma trail, point to point torch challenge, archery and abseiling down waterfalls our students shone all the way and took up every challenge. Their team work, leadership and school values were awesome. Well done to everyone, and a big high 5 to our camp parents who supported our students every step of the way. (see photos in Student Successes section below).

CANTEEN SURVEY - View results here. Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey. The BOT will discuss these results and any changes in future meetings. 

TRAVEL RAFFLE
We have worked hard to upgrade our school facilities and resources over the last 2 years. The school hall is our next project and we would love to have a community facility that hosts many more school and community events and of course, many great memories. As a small first step we would like to upgrade the foyer and toilet area, which definitely does need a makeover. Every cent of profit made through the travel raffle will go towards this project.

Have a great week everyone
Kevin


YEAR 1 – 4 PERFORMANCE ARTS WORKSHOP DAY
Excitement is reaching fever pitch as our Year 1-4 Performing Arts Workshop Day approaches. The day will go ahead rain or shine! Let’s hope for sun. Please find a copy of our timetable using this link.

Click here to see the timetable for the Year 1-4 Performance Arts Workshop Day

Please refer to email confirmations of your child’s group for the day to know when you can see them performing.

There has been one amendment to the timetable. During the first break time, Musical Theatre will no longer be performing (you can watch them at Week 10 Assembly instead), other exciting items will be popping up to keep you entertained during the break times.

See you there for what promises to be the highlight of the year for our junior classes!

Please support our PFA by sending in some baking to be sold at the PFA cafe throughout the day. Donations of baking can be dropped to M1 on the morning of the 27th June. Thank you

TICKET REQUESTS NOW OPEN TO YEAR 5 & 6

THE GREATEST SHOW! 

It’s less than 2 weeks until our Year 5 & 6 Production hits the stage and it is already looking set to WOW the audience. Created from start to finish by our talented students, this really will be The Greatest Show!

We have a handful of free matinee tickets left to offer our school community, so if you would like to attend please ask at the office from Friday onwards.

NETBALL - TOURNAMENT
The HIBISCUS COAST PRIMARY SCHOOLS netball tournament is set for Tuesday 7th August! This is orgainsed and run by the Whangaparaoa Netball Committee and applies to all of our Year 4 to Year 6 netball teams. More information will be coming home over the next 2 weeks.

SCIENCE CERTIFICATES
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 dthompson@wgp.school.nz

WALKING SCHOOL BUS THANK YOU
Thanks to our amazing parents / grandparents who help supervise a walking school bus. To celebrate volunteer week next week, and as a small thanks, you are invited to morning tea at Hummingbird Cafe 9.15am tomorrow Friday 22 June.

ANYBODY WHO STILL HAS UNSOLD RAFFLE TICKETS AND ARE NOT INTENDING TO SELL THEM PLEASE RETURN THESE TO THE SCHOOL OFFICE ASAP - THANKS!

Help the School raise funds for the next stage of Hall renovations!

Buy tickets to WIN one of three great prizes.
Sell the most tickets to earn yourself, your class or your VLC some great rewards!
  • First prize is a Holiday for 2 adults and 2 children to Samoa: 5 nights at resort with breakfast, free kids club, to be booked before 15th Dec 2018. Flight is with Air NZ seat + bag, no food
  • Second prize is a $300 travel voucher
  • Third prize is a $150 New World voucher
  • Weekly spot prizes for students returning tickets!
  • Sell the most tickets and win some Warehouse vouchers!
  • There’s a Pizza Lunch for the class who sells the most tickets!
  • The VLC who sells the most tickets will get an extra 30 minutes one lunch time plus a lemonade ice block for every student!
  • The Draw will take place be on Friday 6th July during Assembly.
  • Terms and conditions are on the back of every ticket.


*STUDENT SUCCESSES

*Cooking Competition 

*Year 6 Grit Camp



To be the best we can be
 
Whangaparaoa School | 39 Ladies Mile | Whangaparaoa
Tel: (09) 424 9029 | Fax: (09) 424 9031 | admin@wgp.school.nz | www.wgp.school.nz 
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