Creating a love of learning within a safe, caring, respectful, sustainable environment where individual excellence and diversity is valued.
Kia ora Parents, Whanau, Caregivers and Friends of the School,
Congratulations to the fourteen children who represented our school at the CO Swimming Sports, which were held in Cromwell yesterday. Although our children did not get placed, they all gave 100% in their races, supported each other, and willingly helped Anna and I who were organising the event. Thanks to the parents who helped during the day also. We really appreciate your support.
Our newsletter is our main form of communication with parents. It is obvious, by the queries received by Rebecca, that a large number of parents do not read the newsletter each week. All newsletters are posted on our website, if you need reference to previous weeks’ notices. If you prefer a paper copy, these can be collected from the foyer.
Did you notice the “Code” in last week’s newsletter? All families who send in the newsletter code word to the office email, will earn Whanau points for their children. At the end of the term, we will have a prize draw from these entries. Please email or text the code each week, to go into the draw and earn Whanau points. Last week Rebecca received only 21 entries. We have 151 families at our school – this is not a very high return rate (14%). We hope more than this number of families read the newsletter.
Next week is Walk ‘n Wheels week. We want as many children as possible to bike, scooter or walk to school. We ask parents who have to transport children to drop them off at one of the many greenway entrances to our school so children can walk part of the way. Bus children will be able to walk a circuit around the perimetre of the school playground, with some senior students leading the way, as soon as they arrive at school. We will be keeping a tally of the children using ‘Active Transport’ to school over the week. Please support this.
On Wednesday next week, Neighbourhood Watch have arranged to bring the engraving tool to school, for Ray to engrave any bikes/scooters with children’s names. Please let Rebecca know if you would like your child’s bike or scooter engraved.
Kai pai to wiki. Have a good week, Sharon.
EOTC Week 2014 Forms (including Marlow Pies Fundraising Form)
Congratulations to our Senior Students for winning the 2013 trophies: Individual Excellence, Brodie Devon; Contributions to the Life of the School, Marica Senabu-Salu; Anderson Family Trophy, Zane Garr; Whanau Trophy: Kiwi.