Last Newsletter for 2019
Well, another school year is almost over and what a great year it has been. During the 2019 school year, we have accomplished a list of activities and events including; Iron Kidz, Ski Trip, Random acts of kindness week, Swimming, Music lessons, Tennis lessons, visits to the Prawn Park, Rockwall, and Opepe. We have completed courses in, Firewise and Life Education and achieved good progress in all areas of the curriculum. I am extremely proud to be the Principal of such a great bunch of students who keep me on my toes to create a meaningful, motivating and fun place to learn. The staff ( Lorraine and Rose) work so hard during the year and always go beyond there expected duties as staff members to make our learning environment the best it can be. Rose Patterson is leaving us at the end of the year as my Principal release teacher but will still pop out to do the odd bit of relieving. I am not happy about her leaving but understand that situations change. I will miss having her around on Fridays for my collegial support conversations and friendship. Mrs. P’s position will be hard to fill as she is so experienced, capable and responsible The children will miss her creative art, history and te Reo Maori lessons. The Board of Trustees has also worked hard this year. We have completed our strategic planning for 2019 and the school is looking pretty good with a coat of paint. The new outdoor learning environment is due to start in December so will be a great new addition to the school for 2020. I hope you can come to the end of the year B.B.Q and also the Xmas party. The children have worked on a very short play to perform. We will also say goodbye to Bonnar, (who is moving on to Hilltop to join his sister) and Diago, who is off to Tauhara College.
Summer BBQ social night
We thought we would have a school community catch-up now that the weather warming up.
This will be on Friday the 29th of November from 2.30 pm onwards. Children can stay after school and we will crank up the BBQ and play some summer games on the field.
B. Y.O drinks and picnic food.
P.S. If you are planning to come along and join in, can you let the bus driver know as we may not need a bus at all on that day.
This will be on Friday the 13th of December in the Community Hall at 6pm. Please tell family and friends to come and join us for some Christmas cheer and to celebrate the year.
The children will start rehearsing for their Christmas items soon. Children need the following costumes.
Bonnar- Little boy (pajamas )
Diago- Santa (Santa suit)
Dylan- Rudolf (brown clothes, antlers, and red nose)
Trey, Benjamin, Grace, and Iraia – Elf ( Elf costumes.. tights, oversized t-shirt maybe and little elf hats, think red, green and white.)
We need the costumes at school by Monday the 9th of December so we can start practicing in the hall.
This is a B.Y.O event and all families are asked to bring a plate of food to share for supper.
Each year we celebrate a Triple-A winner. This is a student who has shown excellence in Attendance, Attitude, and Achievement.
This student wins the day off school to spend with me at the Prawn Park on the 6th of December
After a lot of time going over achievement data, attendance records and our online behaviour register the winner has been decided and is…. . ….BONNAR HALL
Congratulations Bonnar. What an incredible year you have had
Last but not least.
- School Photos will be at school on December the 2nd at 9.am.
- Freerange eggs are still available at school for $5 per doz.
- Fish n chips, hotdog n chips, and burger n chips are still available on Fridays for $6 .
- Playgroup is on each Monday at 11am.
- The last day of the term is Monday the 16th.
- We start back on the 3rd of February 2020.
- Reports will be given out on the last day.
If we don’t get to see you before the end of the year. Please have a wonderful Christmas with your family and a safe and happy holiday season.