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  Thursday 17 May 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
Mel Hogg

Community Notices


 

Dear Parents and Students,

SPOTLIGHT ON INQUIRY
This terms Inquiry has the whole school buzzing with energy and excitement. As a school we are inquiring into the world of Performance Art. Read further information here .

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.

THANKS PARENTS/CAREGIVERS
Our staff wish to express sincere thanks for reorganising your day so they could get an early start with their touch base meetings. It was really helpful and meant their day finished at 6.45pm and not 8.00pm.

We do have one more early finish coming up. This is a Teacher Action Day, where the teachers are striking for better work conditions and pay.

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. This strike action is on Tuesday 19 June 2018. Children will need to be picked up from their classes at 12.30pm. Thank you for your anticipated support.

CANTEEN REVIEW
We are currently reviewing the canteen and the service it provides our community. We would love student and parent feedback. There are new regulations around making food onsite and we need to look at how we can best provide for our community needs. We will send the survey link to you on Monday. Please give us your thoughts and ideas.

ASSEMBLY AND FIRE DRILL
Tomorrow we will gather for a school assembly at 2.30pm in the hall. There will be a couple of items and then we will have a fire drill. It is important we practice this procedure with our students so they are prepared if ever a fire eventuated in such a setting. Some parents may want to talk your children through this so they don’t get a fright. Please encourage them to stay calm and listen to their teacher.

HUGE THANKS

  • Teachers, for your commitment and time to organise our touch base meetings with our children and parents. Thanks parents also for taking time out of your day to share your child’s learning with us.                                           
  • Rhys Finn (BOT - Property) and Alex (our caretaker) have been working hard to disassemble our old playground by M and L block, and then restore the area. This is a huge amount of work which is taking longer than we expected. Thanks very much gentlemen for your efforts in this area.

Have a great week everyone
Kevin


RELAX KIDS IS COMING TO PASSION FRIDAYS!
Relax Kids classes use music, movement, games, breath work, stretching, positive affirmations and guided visualisations. Through these activities your child will increase in confidence, improve sleep, reduce anxiety and learn how to better regulate their emotions. 

Enrol your child in these fun weekly sessions running for the remainder of Term 2. $70 for the 7 week block course - please pay in advance. To book or to find out more, email superpowerprojectnz@gmail.com www.facebook.com/relaxkidsnorthshorehbc 

WELL DONE-GREAT EFFORT
Thank you to everyone for your contributions to mufti day on Friday...the school raised a fantastic $940.30 for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in NZ!  


SCHOOL WINTER RAFFLE

Our Winter Raffle is coming!!!
Watch this space for more news on the chance to WIN 
a  sunny travel escape!

NATIVE GARDEN WORKING BEE - Friday 18th May 3.30-5.30pm
Please join us after school this Friday to help tidy up the native garden area across the stormwater drain in the far corner of the field. We need to do a little pruning and weeding and a general tidy-up to make sure this ‘outdoor classroom’ is a great space for our kids. I’d love your help! Please bring a spade / secateurs / gloves if you have them. Debbie Thompson dthompson@wgp.school.nz 

MATERIALS STILL NEEDED
Thanks so much for the donations that have been dropped off to the office over the past two weeks. We are still on the hunt for the following items for our Performance Art groups.

  • Large piece of corflute, origami paper
  • Stage Makeup
  • Shadow puppets
  • Puppets

Thanks so much for supporting our children in this way.

CHESS CLUB
Chess can help improve concentration, problem solving skills, logical thinking, perseverance and a whole lot of other skills, plus it’s fun! We have a school chess club every Tuesday lunchtime in room L1. A chance to come and practice your game, or learn from others. Free and open to anyone interested.

SUMMER TOPS AND DRESSES
We have a few extra summer shirts and dresses from our last bulk order. If you would like to purchase any of these items please call into the school office. The shirts are $38 and the dresses are $65.


STUDENT SUCCESSES

*League Tournament

*Chess Tournament 

*Writers Festival

*Art Centre Trip



To be the best we can be
 
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