KIA ORA/GREETINGS TO ALL PARENTS AND FRIENDS OF THE SCHOOL

Thank you to all our parents who adapted so quickly to Alert Level 2.  Wonderful news that we are back to Level 1 and we can carry on as normal now.  A reminder that our first assembly is on Monday afternoon and parents are welcome to attend.

HOUSE CAPTAINS 2021

Congratulations to our 2021 House Captains elected by our students.

TAINUICAPTAINSCohen and Ivy
VICE CAPTAINSAriana and Rudy
TAKITIMUCAPTAINSBen and Shanna
VICE CAPTAINSOmar and Emily
ARAWACAPTAINSJake and Bella
VICE CAPTAINSLeah and Abby

 

STUDENT ACHIEVEMENTS – OUTSIDE SCHOOL

Please remember to keep us posted if your child has gained success or recognition in an event or activity they do outside of school hours. We love to celebrate the success of these students by placing our congratulations in the newsletter. (Photo’s are always appreciated too).

SWIMMING SPORTS

Great news that we have been able to book the Ngatea Swimming Pool for the Senior Event!  Newsletters have gone out with times and details and we look forward to seeing as many supporters as possible.

COMING EVENTS

DATEEVENT
Thursday 25th FebruarySenior swimming sports will be held at Ngatea pool
Monday 8th MarchHauraki Plains Swimming Sports
Thursday 18th MarchHockey Big Day Out
Saturday 27th MarchPumpkin Festival
Friday 2nd AprilSchool closed for Good Friday
Monday 5th and 6th Tuesday AprilClosed for Easter Break
Wed-Friday 7th-9th AprilKaitaki Camp
Friday 16th AprilLast day Term 1

IN SCHOOL MUSIC LESSONS

If you are interested in enrolling your child in music lessons this year please contact Noah at noah.nzmsm@gmail.com

STATIONERY

We still have a few students who have not purchased stationery for 2021.  Please ensure your child has all the items on the list, including ICT subscriptions and felt pen contribution.  All children in Rooms 4, 6,7 and 8  have items on their lists that are available from the office.

If you are having difficulty purchasing the stationery your child needs please come and speak to Maree in the office.

SPARE CLOTHING AND HATS

Can we please ask that a spare set of clothing is in your child’s bag.  Within a normal school day there can be swimming, gardening, cooking, sport and other activities which may render a change of clothes necessary.

Can you also please make sure your child’s hat covers their ears, neck and shades their face properly. (Caps are not acceptable).

BIBLE IN SCHOOLS

Bible in Schools will start next month on Wednesdays from 9.00 – 9.30 am.  There is no obligation for your child to attend but we do require notification from parents if your child will not be attending.  Bible in Schools in non denominational and if you are unsure about this programme please feel free to call into school and discuss with us.

Those children not attending will work with teachers and teacher aides on the NZ Curriculum values.

Students will be encouraged to value:

  • excellence, by aiming high and by persevering in the face of difficulties
  • innovation, inquiry, and curiosity, by thinking critically, creatively, and reflectively
  • diversity, as found in our different cultures, languages, and heritages
  • equity, through fairness and social justice
  • community and participation for the common good
  • ecological sustainability, which includes care for the environment
  • integrity, which involves being honest, responsible, and accountable and acting ethically and to respect themselves, others, and human rights.

GARDEN TO TABLE

This week our Garden to Table Programme had its first session in our two senior classes. The Garden was buzzing and the kitchen was busy with students getting their knife license (demonstrating how to use a chef’s knife safely) and making delicious vege fritters and tomato salsa from our school garden. Try the recipe at home with your tamariki! (kids were lining up for seconds!)

 

 

 

Link for recipe

GTT recipe – Greens and Cheese Fritters – Copy

 

 

 

 

IMMUNIZATION PROGRAMME INFORMATION

 Immunization information for years 7 and 8 Students Link

COMMUNITY NOTICES