Message from the Principal
May 17 2017
Tena koe, Talofa lava, kia orana, Malo e lelei, Bula vinaka, Fakalofa lahi atu, Taloha ni, fakatalofa atu and greetings.
Waiora - Water of Life
Ko Rangi kei runga
He ua mai rangi
He waiora mō Papa
He waiora mō Tāne
He waiora mō tetangata
Hui e !
Mauri ora e !
Sky Father above, providing rain from the sky,
Life giving sustenance for Mother Earth,
Life giving sustenance for the forest and all that lives in it.
Life giving sustenance for people
Blessing us with vitality of life force.
I have had to phone home a few times lately only to find disconnected numbers. Can you please make sure we have correct phone numbers, emergency contacts and e-mails. You can also do this on the school APP.
SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Cross country will now be held on Monday 22 May.
9.30am New Entrant/Year 1
9.45am Year 2 followed by Year 3
11.15am Year 4
11.30am Year 5/6 Fun Run
12.10pm Year 5/6 trials (the children will run in year groups but mixed gender)
Please note that the date for the school disco has been changed from 9 June to 16 June
Koru - Rakau 3pm - 4.30pm
Ngahere 5.30pm - 7.00pm
These will be held on the last week of Term 2
Monday 3 July 2pm - 8pm
Tuesday 4 July 2pm - 7pm
Wednesday 5 July 3pm - 5.30pm
School will close at 2pm on Monday 3 July and Tuesday 4 July
The interviews will be 30 minutes long. You can make a booking by going on www.schoolinterviews.co.nz Code: pm87m or you can contact your child's teacher or the school office and they will do that for you.
We have 1/3 of the school booked in. Please try to arrange your time. If these dates don't work for you, e-mail the class teacher and see if they can meet you another time.
Mark your calendars! Book Week is coming up on Monday 22 May-Friday 26 May.
Monday 22 May: Book evening
Tuesday 23 May: Book swap (Limit 5 books per child).
Thursday 25 May: Book character dress up
Plus lots of fun reading activities and competitions will be happening in the classrooms!
There will be more information about these activities as the time gets closer.
We will be holding a book swap on Tuesday 23 May (Week 4). This event allows students to bring in their old books from home and swap them. Your child will be given a token for each book they bring in which they can then use to purchase other books.
Please send your books to your classroom teacher the week before book swap (week 3). They will record the number of books brought in and tokens will be handed out on the day.
The books will need to be in good/readable condition, suitable for other children to read and due to our limited space we ask that you bring in no more than 5 books per child.
A reminder that we need lots of these so that we can buy new equipment in Te Manawa - as you can imagine this gets used so much that it is important to maintain our resources.
A reminder that by the end of this term, $80 in total ($50 last term and $30 this term) of your child's $100 camp deposit needs to be paid. Money can be paid directly at the office, online or through our School APP. If you make an online payment, the details are ASB Bank - Account No. 123254002777600. Please ensure you use your child's name and the word Camp as the reference. A big thank you to the families who have paid extra to help support others. KURA kindness is alive in our village.
The next Powhiri for our school will be on Tuesday 6 June at 1.30pm.
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou