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  Thursday 14 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
Judy Eyre

Community Notices


Dear Parents and Students,

LINC-ED PARENT ACCOUNT NEW FEATURE
If you are the Bill Payer at school, we have recently added a new feature to your Linc-Ed Parent Account. It is a $ sign. This is where you can check your account for trips, sports events, school activities, donation requests and will show any payments you have made. For any enquiries please contact Karen or email pa@wgp.school.nz.

PAID UNION MEETING
As much as we know this is a big inconvenience, it is time to take action to ensure work conditions and pay will support quality people being attracted to the teaching profession, and ultimately teaching your children. The union meeting is on Tuesday 19 June 2018. We are asking the support of parents to pick their children up from their classes at 1.00pm as teachers are offsite at a paid union meeting. School is still open - we will have staff here to supervise children whose parents can not pick them up
Thank you for your anticipated support.

BITS AND PIECES

Please support the PFA travel raffle and sell as many tickets as you can, in as many places as you can.

School disco coming up on Friday June 22. See details below.

Have a great week everyone
Kevin

A TIMETABLE FOR THE DAY WILL BE SENT OUT ON MONDAY 18 JUNE

 

TICKET REQUESTS NOW OPEN TO YEAR 5 & 6


MATARIKI ILLUMINATE PARADE 21 JULY - 'TOUCH COMPASS'

A magical, illuminated evening parade to celebrate Matariki. Bring your wheels: Bikes, scooters, wheelchairs, skateboards, unicycles, power chairs, and more - or come on foot! This is a fun, free, fully accessible event for everyone. This is a family friendly event with something for everyone and it's not to be missed! Illuminated Parade - 21st July 5.30pm (Parade begins at 6pm) Silo Park to The Cloud

This is a free event for everyone of all ages and abilities. After all; inclusion is what Touch Compass is all about! For more information email nsteidinger@wgp.school.nz


‘FOSTER HOPE’ PYJAMA COLLECTION
Have you been nice and warm in your bed the last few cold nights? This year we are collecting "Jammies In June" again for Foster Hope. If you would like to donate one or more pairs of new winter PJs for children in foster care please drop them in at the school office. Foster Hope want to be able to give every foster child at least one pair of PJs that is their own, new - not handed down. Contributions will be dropped to their Silverdale collection point at the end of the month.

GIFTED AWARENESS WEEK 

What is Giftedness? Giftedness is involuntary –  it is a natural gift of high ability. It gives no cause for claims of elitism. Out of every hundred children, approximately five can be classified as “gifted”, yet only a small proportion may be identified as such in school. Children can be gifted in a variety of areas - sports, the arts, intellectually, creatively, culturally etc.

Our school definition is:

“Gifted students at Whangaparaoa School are those with the potential to achieve outstanding performance related to other students of the same age, in one or more areas of human endeavor. Talented students are those who demonstrate exceptional ability in one or more areas. They require differentiated educational programmes and/ or services, (such as social and emotional support) in order to realise their contribution to self and society.”

Why identify it? Some gifted children may be very lonely because their interests do not match those of their peers. They may have difficulties at school because of their unconventional behaviour and questioning attitude. They can become distressed through frustration and boredom, or through imbalance between their intellectual and emotional development. They may deny their intelligence and underachieve so as to become more acceptable to their peers. They may become troublemakers. We need to recognise and cater for gifted children to ensure this does not happen. These children need challenge to help them realise their potential, and recognition to help them understand themselves.

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 on Friday 22 June (next week).

NEXT PFA MEETING
Wednesday 20 June at 7.30pm in the staffroom. All Welcome.

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.

Click here for more details.

GET IN NOW! CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE YOUR TICKETS ONLINE

Cash sales outside the office, before and after school next week until Thursday.

For any questions, please email Wunny here.


STUDENT SUCCESSES

*Year 5 & 6 pre Production

*Year 6 Grit Camp

 



To be the best we can be
 
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