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  Thursday 27 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:
Mark Shearer

Community Notices

 

Dear Parents and Students,

MUFTI AND SAUSAGE SIZZLE TOMORROW!!!
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 are also organising a lunch sausage sizzle.

THANK YOU
What a fantastic term of learning, opportunities and achievement. Thank you parents for entrusting your children with us weekly, and supporting them to make the most of their days at school. Thank you students for the energy, uniqueness and enthusiasm you share each day at school. Thank you staff for working so hard to support our students varying learning needs and to provide such an engaging and opportunistic environment for children.

We hope everyone has relaxing and fun holiday with family and friends.

Take care and see you in two weeks ready for an exciting Term 4.

Have a great week
Kevin

SUPPORT STAFF DAY

On Thursday a fabulous morning tea was put on for our Support Staff who work around our school. They were waited on by the Leadership Team who provided scrumptious treats. They were presented with a gift and lovely personalised hand made cards created by students from O1 and A5.

Yesterday we showed our appreciation for our support staff by presenting cards with our art to them. A5 and O1 worked together to make sure everyone had a personal card. Our art was inspired by Kimmy Cantrell, an abstract artist. Each portrait showed a feature for each person. We didn’t really like the style of the artist at first, and were worried that people might get offended by the random features in this style. But as we worked on our artwork, we understood more about abstract art and grew to be excited about it. We think it turned out really good and we were proud of our effort. Hopefully the support staff appreciated it. 

By Sissy and Katisha O1

LOST PROPERTY
This week orange stickers have been placed on items located in the school hall to assist with knowing how long an item has been sitting there unclaimed. Due to the high volume of lost property any items, with the orange stickers, still remaining at the end of week 2 in Term 4 will be removed. Should you have misplaced property at any time during the year we highly recommend that you check the lost property prior to the 26th October.

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 here.

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!! 

Final call for any and all outstanding Yummy Stickers. Final tally is being collated and will be sent off this Friday.
Thank you to each and everyone of you who have sent stickers and bag labels for the 2018 Yummy Sticker Promotion.

STUDENT SUCCESSES

* Rippa Tournament

*Judo Championships

*Students Writing 

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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