Kia ora katoa

Unfortunately we have made the decision to postpone our junior trip to Kelly Tarltons with the measles epidemic ongoing in the Auckland area.  Teachers will keep our families updated but if you have any questions please don’t hesitate to contact school.  Below is the link to the Ministry of Health if you want to find more information about the symptoms or prevention of measles.

Ministry of Health

RARATUNA STREET EXIT

Just a reminder to parents to be extra careful when picking up children from our Raratuna Street exit.  The end of the school day is a busy time with children, cars and buses going in many directions and noticeably busier now that our school roll is growing.  Parents are encouraged to use the crossing which is supervised by me as this has been identified as the safest option.  We are all role models and children will copy the actions of those they see as knowing best.  We have also had incidents of parents calling children across the road.  Please remember that we just want to keep all your wonderful children safe and some times it may just take a few extra minutes to do that.  Thank you for your support in this matter.

WHAT’S HAPPENING IN TERM 3

9-13 SeptTurua School Speeches Week
16-20 SeptHauraki Plains Speeches Week
19 SeptScience Fair -Judging in by Morning Tea
27 SeptLast Day of Term 3

 

CERTIFICATE OF THE WEEK

At assembly last week the following people were awarded certificates

Room 2

Kaitaki

Ruby for enthusiasm in spelling. Emily R for always listening in maths.
Room 4

Ika iti

Welcome to Macklin

 

Room 7

Patiki

Ollie for great effort in the Cross Country.
Room 8

Mangopare

Ryan for being reponsible and Ivy for leadership.
Mrs Rakich Award

Yr 5/6

Ty for good work in maths and Marlow and Cohen for speeches.
Manaakitanga
Kaitaki Role Modelnone this week
VirtuesRose-Anna
CansAysha,Shanna and Kyle

CHILDREN AWAY

Please! Please! Please! Let us know where your child is if they are absent, (You can do this by phoning and leaving a message on the absence line, via our website or emailing the office  admin@turua.school.nz) especially at this time whilst we have chicken pox through the school, and cases of Measles reported in Auckland. If your child is unwell or you have reason to think they are coming down with something, then please keep them at home, we understand this is hard when everyone is busy and working, but for the health and safety of all our children it is necessary.

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

We will be running the school holiday programme in the second week of the holidays 7-11 October.  If you wish your child/ren to attend please let any of the After School or Before School Team or Maree know.  This is OSCAR funded, and bookings are essential.

DAFFODIL DAY

The school raised $99.00 for the cancer society with our Daffodil Day on Friday. Well done everyone.

FUN RUN

Please go to your online profile before the 6th September to order your prize and update your total funds raised. 

If you have not yet registered online you can do this by going to    Schoolfundraising.co.nz and following the login instructions.

Please check this out and update and edit where neccessary.  This is important so that your child receives the prize they have requested.

Some children requested prizes on their target amount and raised more money than that or less so their prize value has changed.

 

ROOM 2 CAMP FUNDRAISER

Room 2 are fundraising for their camp later in the year. So come on into the office and guess the number of lollies in the jar.

$1.00 per guess and the prize is THE LOLLIES!

Also don’t forget Hot Chocolate Friday lunchtimes. $2.00 – bring your own cup please. You can take money to Room 2 or send it to the office in the class box.

Home Made Lemon Honey for sale

$2.50 jam size jar  $2.00 if own jar supplied.

$3.50 for larger jar or $3.00 if own jar supplied.

Will collect orders on Fridays and drop jars of Lemon honey off on Mondays.

 

CHICK FLICKS

New chick flick dates below.  We need your help!

9 September   shed 202     1.30 pm

10 September shed 203     9.45 am,   shed 204   11.45 am and shed 205 1.30 pm

13 September shed 206    10.00 am,  shed 207 1.30 pm

Please contact Carl on 0272376494 for further information or if you can help.

This is a great fundraiser for the school, and as you can see reading through this newsletter (right to the end) funds are used to support all children in various activities and areas of the curriculum.

The PTA do a wonderful job and if you would like to join them you would be very welcome. Please speak to Estelle for further information.

 

CALF CLUB NEWS

If you are looking for a lamb for Calf Club Day you can contact  Dennis and Sue Harding on 0276002791 cost $60.00

REALLY IMPORTANT CALF CLUB STUFF

  • DIY ANIMALS  —- This year it’s Lambs     so get designing!
  • GROCERY RAFFLE – Each year we ask families to donate an item to the grocery raffle. Please bring your items into the office and leave in the marked box. We really appreciate your help with this.
  • DEMO DAY  — Wednesday 25th September
  • CALF CLUB ENTRIES MUST BE IN BY 6th SEPTEMBER!!!  THAT’S TOMORROW!
  • CALF CLUB TROPHIES – Please return these to the office as soon as possible.

 

SCHOLASTIC BOOKS

Catalogues were sent home last week, please have orders and money into the office by Friday 6th September so books can be received before the school holidays.

Riddle me a Riddle

This week’s riddle is:

What tastes better than it smells?

Last week’s Riddle was:

Toughest-Riddles-Ever

the answer was bookkeeping (no one got it)

 

There is a chocolate fish for the first correct answer each week. email answer to admin@turua.school.nz

(I’m going to make them harder each week, you lot are far too clever).

 

COMMUNITY/SPORTS NOTICES

Turua Playcentre – A.G.M Wednesday 2nd October,  6.30pm at  One3One in Paeroa.  All welcome

CRICKET NOTICE

Please see link below for information on the Te Puru Duck Race

Duck Race Poster 2019 schools

Tennis Club Registration

Check out the link

2019 – 20 Junior Tennis Poster