Message from the Principal
August 26 2020
Tēna Koe, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Malo e lelei, Bula vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni, Fakatalofa atu and warm greetings to you all.
We say goodbye to Annabeth Evans this week and we wish her and Deane all the best in their new life in Palmerston North, being close to family is so important, so even though we are sad she is going we are happy for her.
Annabeth started at our school in 2018 and started a New Entrant class and now of course teaches year 4 and 5.
Thank you Annabeth for all the work you have done with our KURA kids and for being part of our KURA family, which actually you will stay part of our school family forever.
We welcome in Rian Kannemeyer who starts teaching in Room 12 and we know he will enjoy teaching in there . Rian starts on Tuesday 1 September, his email if you need to contact him is email@example.com
A big reminder that it is TEACHER ONLY DAY on Friday 4 September and there will be NO staff on site. Please make other arrangements as we will be working off site for the day.
Our year 6's are all excited as they know where they are going next year for Intermediate. Please make sure if your child is going to Titahi Bay Intermediate that you have filled in the enrolment form and dropped it in to the Intermediate. This helps them organise staff and classes for 2021. We know that at least 55 of our KURA kids will go local so please get the forms in to them.
We are still getting KURA kids dropped off at school really early, remember school is open for our KURA kids from 8.30am.
I have personally rung 2 families this week about sick KURA kids only to find the cell number we have is wrong. PLEASE ring the school office to ensure we have all the correct details for you.
If you are a parent of a KURA kid in rooms 1,2,3 and 19 , talk to them about the brilliant writing they have been doing this week on penguins. I have really enjoyed reading their work .
Onesie Day - Thursday 3 September
Onesie Day is Wellington Free Ambulance's annual appeal to raise money and help keep our emergency ambulance service free to everyone who needs them. It celebrates us being the only emergency ambulance service for Greater Wellington and Wairarapa and the only ones in New Zealand who are free.
They answer 107,000 calls for help and respond to 58,000 incidents every year. They look after 1 in 10 of your friends and family, ensuring they provide the best possible care to all those who need them.
Onesie Day encourages you to get involved by wearing a Onesie (or your PJ's), raising money and helping support your emergency ambulance service.
Our school takes part in this every year. You might like to do the same, ride the bus in your onesie, go to a meeting in your onesie or even walk the dog in your onesie!
Our Teacher Only Day is on Friday 4 September (the official Onesie Day) so this year we are going to wear our Onesies/PJ's on THURSDAY 3 SEPT
There will be a coin trail on Thursday as well - so send a coin or two along to school with your child in their PJ's and let's support this great service.
Room 20 - NEW ENTRANTS ROOM
How exciting .....
We are opening another new entrant room on Monday 31 August. Our tamariki will be so lucky to have Christine Macilquham as their teacher. Christine's email is firstname.lastname@example.org
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