Please take a few minutes to catch up on what's been happening at school this week, coming events, or things to plan for with your children.

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  Thursday 20 September 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:
Maiana McCurdy

Community Notices

 

Dear Parents and Students,

LEARNING CELEBRATIONS TODAY
Thank you parents for booking in to meet with your child today and hear about their learning. It means the world to them. Can we please ask that if you have any serious concerns, please ask to meet with the teacher at another time. The teachers want to touch base with every family. It is a celebration time with your children.

MUFTI AND SAUSAGE SIZZLE ON LAST DAY OF TERM
Many of us have been hit hard by colds or some form of virus this term AND everyone is feeling a bit jaded, so we thought we would have a mufti and sausage sizzle on the last day of term. We thought we would brighten things up, get rid of the winter blues and have a SUMMER flavoured mufti. By Summer, we mean bright clothes, floppy hats and caps, jandals and bare feet if you are brave. Note we still want people to dress warmly, we do not want children getting a cold going into the holidays.The wonderful PFA have offered to organise a lunch sausage sizzle. There will be pre-orders, and they will let you know what you need to do, if your child wants a sausage or two!

WHANGAPARAOA SCHOOL OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS 2019
Whangaparaoa School presently operates an Enrolment Scheme to prevent overcrowding. For 2019 we can offer a limited number of out of zone placements. PLEASE NOTE: Applications close TOMORROW Friday 21 September 2018 for pupils starting in the 2019 school year. For clarification of our school zone and an applications form please email pa@wgp.school.nz. If applications exceed the number of spaces available a ballot will be held on Friday 28 September 2018.View Out of Zone application form.

NEW ENTRANTS 2019
If you have a child who will be starting with us any time in 2019 please email your child's name, birthdate, preschool, address and a contact number to nwinter@wgp.school.nz and next time you are passing the office call in and pick up an enrolment pack. It is a great help for us to know expected numbers in advance for planning classes and staffing. If you have any questions about the enrolment or transition to school process please email Nicola Winter - nwinter@wgp.school.nz

ARRIVAL TIME AT SCHOOL 
Each weekday morning we enjoy seeing our students playing, socialising and generally preparing for their school day before the bell rings at 8.55am. We would like to remind parents that the students are not to arrive at school before 8.30am. This is a time when staff are busy preparing for their day. Thank you.

Have a great week
Kevin


THE ART LAB PRESENTS A NEW PASSION FRIDAY OPTION - CLAY CLASS 

Domestic and sculptural pottery, decorated, glazed and twice fired for permanence 9.00 - 10.30am in O Block. 8 weeks in Term 4 - $17 per session. Enrol online: https://goo.gl/forms/JScwSZfHfNO8fYJa2

HUB HEALTH POP-IN
Free and confidential drop-in health advice for 3-18 year olds every Tuesday 2-4pm at the Whangaparaoa Community Hub. Public Health Nurses El and Sue can assist with advice about a variety of health issues. View more information here.

YEAR 5 & 6 WRITING CAMP- OCTOBER 1ST - 4TH
Whangaparaoa School are lucky enough to have been asked to host a Writing Camp during the first four days of the October holiday. The cost of the camp is $195 and will be held on our school premises. All Y5/6 students have been given a leaflet promoting the camp and we hope to see lots of them there. The camp is open to all students on the Coast Years 5 – 10. There are only 30 places so you need to book quickly. The leaflet gives you a little more information and tells you how to book.

The purpose of the Writing Camp is to give all budding writers the opportunity to work with a real live author to increase their knowledge in the craft of writing.

The author running our camp is Maria Gill. Maria is a Kiwi writer known for her many books (well over 40) which look at the world around us – with a particular view at looking at New Zealand and its place in the world. You can find out more about Maria by visiting her website here
Maria visited us during our Book Week in Term 1 and introduced us all to the merits of non-fiction writing.

The children will work on their own projects and have the full attention of Maria Gill.

If you have any further questions or would like to enrol for this camp please contact Libby Staden-Lea in A3 or visit the website here.

YUMMY STICKERS!! Yummy Sticker Collectors D-Day is fast approaching! Final day for yummy stickers is next week Wednesday 26 September. We have had a huge response and the sticker sheets and bag cut-outs are streaming in. Thank you all for your efforts. Here is a call for one last big push. Go Yummy Stickers!

GET YOUR KIDS ART ORDERS IN NOW
FOR YOUR CHANCE TO WIN

To enter the draw you just need to have ordered before midnight tomorrow - Friday 21st.
Go to the PFA Facebook page to see how you can get additional entries!

Take a look at what's available - and find out more here

Order online here

Can't get online?
Return the order form that was sent home with your child. If you don't have a copy, download and print it from here or get another from the office. Pay by internet banking or cash/cheque - please remember to return the printed, completed form to the office.

If you have any questions please email wgppfakidsart@gmail.com
Thank you for your support.

*STUDENT SUCCESSES

*O1 and O3 Stardome Trip

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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