Term Dates 2020 Term 3 Mon 20th July – Fri 25th Sept Term 4 Mon 12th Oct – Mon 14th Dec (finish at 12.00pm)
Term Dates 2021 Term 1 Thurs 4 Feb – Fri 16 April (includes Waitangi and Easter) Term 2 Mon 3 May – Fri 9 July (includes Queen’s Birthday) Term 3 Mon 26 July – Fri 1 Oct Term 4 Mon 18 Oct – Thurs 16 Dec (includes Labour Day)
Important Dates SEPTEMBER 11 – Whole School Assembly – Music – 1.30pm – Postponed to Term 4 17 – 1.45pm – 2.45pm – LZ2 – Open afternoon for parents 18 – 9.00am – 10.00am – LZ2 Open morning 23 – Production – Matinee & Evening Performance – Deferred to Term 4 23 – 9.30am – 1.30pm – Year 3- 6 Cricket skills 24 – School Fun Run (midday start) 24 – Production – Evening Performance – Deferred to Term 4 25 – Term 3 ends – End of Term Assembly – Alert Levels permitting
OCTOBER 12 – Term 4 starts 12 – Whole School – End of Term 3 Assembly – 9.00am 17 – Ag Day – 8.00-2.00pm 19 – 6.30pm – Year 6 Positive Puberty Parents Evening 22 – Individual Photolife Photos starts at 8.00am for families with pre-schoolers 23 – Teacher Only Day – School closed 29 – 9.30am – Year 5/6 Cricket cluster tournament – Metro Park
NOVEMBER 2 – Kids for Kids Rehearsal and Concert 11 – Production – Matinee & Evening Performance – Date change 12 – Production – Evening Performance – Date change 16 – 9.30am start – Athletics day – Whole school – Date change 14 – 1.00pm – Compost Collective – composting course 24 – 9.00am – Year 5/6 Cluster Athletics tournament 26 – Year 5/6 RAIN save day Athletics Cluster tournament 30 – Start of Skillz for life swimming runs until 3rd December
STARS & VALUES
LZ1 Zoe Knight van Biljon for excellent effort and perseverence Alyssa Mackie for consistently trying your best Kieina Takarangi for effort in writing Skyla Good for focus, control and creativity with your art Elizabeth Pivac for making wise choices, being focused and on task Tyreese White for focus and effort in art
Values Janae Ma – Responsible Hemi Wharerau – Responsible Kaisey McHool – Responsible Isabella Howard – Responsible
LZ2 Riley Baker for trying really hard to not get distracted during learning time Vaseegaren Shanmugiam for trying to be more focused on his work and trying really hard not to get distracted by others Charlotte Bowmar for a focussed learning attitude this week and a calm approach to our Papier Mache art
LZ3 Zoe Bittner for excellent progress in reading Ruby Hodgkiss for excellent progress in reading Lachlan Taylor for your efforts and positive attuitude towards learning Sophia Miller for always having a poisitve attitude to all aspects of your learning
LZ4 Luca Travis for great maths work in class Kayden Els for an awesome effort in reading Harley Logan for excellent reading Lilah Lloyd for a great effort sounding out her words during reading Esme Oxford – You have made a great start to school. Well done.
Values Lance Westley – Resilience Angelina Livaja – Respect Luna Rose Wech – Respect Sophie Voigt – Respect Albert Menday – Respect
Lucky Book Club – Issue 6
There is a short turn around on this issue – please have all orders into the office or entered online by Monday 14 September at 1 pm. Cheques need to be made out to Scholastic New Zealand. While every effort will be made to get orders out to children prior to the next school holidays, we can not guarantee this during the current Covid 19 response. However, if your items have not been received by the school by the end of term, these will be given out promptly at the commencement of Term 4. All orders attract a 20% reward for the school that is used to purchase new library books. Your support is appreciated.
Ag day on the 17th October
Hope all your preparations are going well for Ag day. Animals are being trained and items for judging in both the classroom and on the Saturday are well under way.
It’s not too late to get your Mystery seeds. Available in Room 1 every morning before 9 and each afternoon after 3 – $2
Please see attachment below – Information sheet of choices avail;able
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Ag Day Baking
Ag Day Grocery Collection: Can you believe it? It is week 9 next week. The week 9 the theme is Candyland … marshmallows, lolly pops, chocolate fish, party mix, jelly snakes … anything yummy! Please leave in the donation box in your child’s classroom.
Seeking Ag Day Food Stall Coordinator: We need a Food Stall Coordinator to oversee all the school run food stalls (Lamb Spit, Hot Chips, Bacon & Eggs, Sausage Sizzle). The Food Stall Coordinator will help with set-up on Friday 16th and make sure things run smoothly on Saturday 17th. You will have other volunteers and rostered parents manning the food stalls. If you are interested in this role please let us know at [email protected]
Seeking Ag Day Parking Supervisors: As per prior years we will have use of the paddock across the road for parking on Ag Day. We need a couple of volunteers to supervise parking between from 7am-10.30am on 17th October – you will ensure that people park in an orderly fashion and that the best use of the space available is made. If you can help please let us know at [email protected]
Lamb Donations: The lamb spit is one of the most popular food stalls at Ag Day and often sells out early. If you have a lamb that you can donate please let us know at [email protected].
Raffle Tickets: Raffle tickets are available for sale – buy one, two or a book of 10. $5 each with the chance to win $1,000 cash, an iPad, a night’s accommodation at the Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland, a Micro Rocket Scooter and a wheel barrow full of groceries. Prizes drawn on Ag Day. To purchase please contact Michaela Vermeulen by Text: 0211-888-404 or Email: [email protected]. A big thanks to our raffle sponsors – Debs Wallace of Harcourts Cooper & Co, Coordinate Limited, Hotel Grand Chancellor, Micro Scooters NZ and Bunnings.
AG DAY – WHITE ELEPHANT :
First drop off will be on Sunday 11th October. Other times to be advised.
Books, toys and games. Soft toys. Small appliances and household items in working condition. Clothes and shoes.
NOTHING broken, rusty, with parts missing etc. No oil column or gas heaters.
Any questions or queries regarding the White Elephant please contact Susan: [email protected]
Second hand school uniforms pop-up stall is cancelled. Second hand uniforms will be available at the White Elephant on Ag Day.
Silent Auction Donations: The silent auction is a big fundraiser at Ag Day – last year the silent auction raised almost $9,000. If you work in or know a business that can contribute goods (we would love more goods) or services (vouchers) for the silent auction please reach out to Paula in the office ([email protected]).
Honey Orders: If you have not received your honey order please contact Sarah Richardson: [email protected]. Honey is still available to purchase $40 for 1kg. Please pay at the school office or directly into the PTA bank account: 12-3046-0270392-00 and drop your order form in the PTA box in the office.
Next PTA Meeting Friday 18th September 3pm School Staffroom: Next meeting is set down for Friday 18th – hopefully the Auckland gathering limit will be increased by this date. Watch out for details in next week’s newsletter.
Please see link below showing the Ag Day Poster & the items required each week though out this term