KIA ORA/GREETINGS TO OUR SCHOOL COMMUNITY

Congratulations to all those students who presented their speeches to the senior school this week.  Speaking to an audience is always challenging and all of our contestants can certainly be proud of their efforts.

Well done to our place getters.  This year the Hauraki Plains Event is judged online and the first two placed getters from each age group are eligible for entry.

 

YEAR 5/6
1stRudy
2ndAriana
3rdLiam
YEAR 7/8
1stRuby
2ndNatahlia
3rdViolet

 

CONCERNING VIDEO

You may well be aware from the news that there is a number of disturbing videos circulating on social media at present.   These videos are being removed as quickly as possible but it is possible that some young people in our community have already seen them.  Below are some links and information sent by the ministry in supporting you to deal with online safety.

  • Read Netsafe’s guidance to helping young people exposed to upsetting content
  • Find a private, quiet opportunity to talk
  • Take a breath and don’t get angry with them for accessing content you’d rather they didn’t see. Anger or judgement shuts conversations down and it’s the opposite of what we need right now
  • If you know your young people are aware of the video, ask them directly how they feel about it
  • If you’re not sure if your young people are aware of the video and don’t want them to find about it, ask them if they have seen anything online lately that has worried or upset them
  • Affirm their feelings – let them know however they’re feeling is all right and you’re there for them at any time. Feeling upset, triggered or even extremely distressed after seeing the video is completely normal, human and understandable. Let them know they deserve help and support
  • Keep an eye on your young people for signs they have become depressed or withdrawn, have significant mood changes, stop participating in things they used to enjoy or start talking negatively about themselves
  • Be patient – let them know you’re there to talk whenever they’re ready.

TEACHER ONLY DAY

Turua School will be holding 2 Teacher Only Days next term.  These will be on Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd of October.

ALERT LEVEL 2

Just some reminders about coming into the school grounds at level 2.

  • If you come into the school grounds please sign the tracing form or use the COVID app.
  • Please keep your distance from those not in your family.
  • Don’t enter the classrooms.

CALLING ALL CALF CLUB AND GROUP DAY CUPS!  CAN YOU PLEASE RETURN THESE TO THE OFFICE ASAP.

COMING EVENTS

DATEEVENT
11 SeptemberPhotolife School Photo day – details below.
24 SeptemberVision Testing Year 7 Students only
25 SeptemberLast Day of Term
12 OctoberFirst Day Term 4
20 OctoberCalf Club Day
22/23 OctoberTeacher Only Days
26 OctoberSchool closed for Labour Day
16 DecemberLast Day of school year

 

CLASS CERTIFICATES

KaitakiTe Tahi, Zara and Bella for doing an outstanding job at our School Speech Competition
Te WhekeMilly – Welcome to Turua School.
Ika itiCassidy for showing care and concern helping other classmates.

Dylan for amazing story writing.

PatikaDylan – Welcome to Turua School

Harry – Welcome to Turua School.

MangopareKeaton for Honesty and taking responsibility for actions.
Kaitaki Role ModelElla-Jade

 

SCIENCE FAIR EXPERIMENT

Liam and Awa led science on Tuesday afternoon with an experiment called Elephant Toothpaste!
The tamariki really enjoyed this display, and it got them excited as they work on their own experiments for science fair.

 

PUT ON YOUR SUPER SMILE!!!!

Tomorrow Friday 11th September, Photo life Studios will be in school to take class and sibling photos.

If you wish to order photos please get your child to hand their envelope into the office first thing in the morning. (Before 9am)

 

 

 

 

 

SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME

Last Chance to let us know if you want your child to attend. Let the office or ASC Team know by Monday 14th Sept, then a decision will be made on whether or not it goes ahead.

CALF CLUB   TUESDAY 20TH OCTOBER

DIY Competition will also be on again. This year we have Chicken!

So get your thinking caps on for the best DIY chicken creation, so you can get building in the school holidays.

If you would like to help with calf club please contact the office. We really would appreciate it.

Animal need to have been born before 31st August.  Entries close on Friday 11th September.  If you need an entry form please get your child to collect one from the office or see Whaea Estelle.

Why did the chicken stop crossing the road?

It got tired of the jokes.

EEK EEK WE ALMOST FORGOT!!!

Please can we have donations of groceries for the super dooper Calf Club grocery raffle.

Children can leave grocery items in the box in the office!!

Thank you for your support.

CALLING ALL CALF CLUB AND GROUP DAY CUPS!  CAN YOU PLEASE RETURN THESE TO THE OFFICE ASAP.

 

EMERGENCY CONTACTS

Has anything changed?  Have you moved house, changed your email address or phone number.  Please email the office and let us know so that all records can be kept up to date.  It is important that we can contact you in case of an emergency.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

The date of the election has changed to 17 October, election day workers are needed.

We are looking for local people in the community to help at Turua School on Election Day, full training given, fixed rate.  

If interested please apply https://work.elections.nz/application/

Megan Lacy | Recruitment and Rostering Manager Coromandel Electorate | Electoral Commission | Te Kaitiaki Take Kōwhiri

| Mobile 027 390 4292 | http://www.elections.or