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Principal's News

Kia ora, Malo e le lei, Talofa, Ni hao, Namaste, Bula, Kia orana, Mauri, Greetings.

I am pleased to advise that our school has entered into a partnership with KidsCan. This is a charitable organisation that supports numerous schools across New Zealand.

As part of our "sign up" KidsCan is giving us a one off donation of free rain coats for every child in the school. These are expected over the next couple of weeks and as soon as they arrive they will be distributed to children and your child will bring home a new rain coat.

We will be giving away 580 similar raincoats so please clearly name the ones that belong to your family.

READING TOGETHER

We have just completed our Term 2 workshops and everyone who attended enjoyed this valuable learning experience. The key message is that home reading should be an enjoyable and fun activity.

We will be running the programme again in term 3 and I ask that you contact Sandy Griffin to secure a place. I can tell you that the programme makes an immediate improvement in the reading achievement of every child of parents involved.

Two quotes from parents who attended this term.

"They (children) enjoy reading now, it’s not a chore. We can read together longer because we both enjoy the time together."
"Excellent programme, wish I had done it sooner."


MAKING MATHS COUNT

Many people have asked for parents’ sessions about maths that reflect the messages given in Reading Together.

Sandy Griffin and I have developed a new programme to assist parents to help children at home and to also develop an understanding of the key aspects of maths teaching at our school.

These evenings are planned for 9 and 16 August from 6.00—7.30pm. The group will be limited to 15 so if you would like to be involved please phone Sandy on 269 0250.

We will have a crèche for children.


TERM DATES 2018

Term 1 Wednesday 31 January to Friday 10 April (Easter break is 30 March to 3 April)
Term 2 Monday 30 April to Friday 6 July
Term 3 Monday 23 July to Friday 28 September
Term 4 Monday 15 October to Friday 14 December



CAN YOU HELP?

Last week we had two concerned members of the public telephone us about people crossing Hill Road at 3pm.

We insist that children on their own use the pedestrian crossing at the lights. However, once children have been collected by an adult they are under the control of that adult not us.

The police have asked that I suggest that everyone uses the traffic lights as walking across Hill Road is very dangerous at the end of school day.

Thank you.
L Thew
PRINCIPAL



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IMPORTANT!

Does the school have your current phone number so that we can contact you in an emergency?

Please update any details that have changed for your child at the office.

Thank you to those families that have returned their Updating School Records Sheets.

If you have not sent this back to school yet, please do so as soon as possible.

We need these back in case of an emergency with your child.


Next newsletter - August 4 2017