Dear Parents, Caregivers and Children,
Welcome back to Term 3. Over the break Amy, the boys and I were lucky enough to sneak down to Wanaka for a 4 day skiing trip and enjoy the sights and experiences that that part of our country has on offer. It really is spectacular. One day it was pretty wet and we decided to have a very local day, bit of shopping in and out of the 462 ski and snowboard shops that exist and then back to our accommodation. On this day we spent over half of it just relaxing around and playing 'Monoply Deal' (an outstanding game). It was a really fun day, partly because I kept winning, but also that when you are away from your own home you don't see the many jobs that need to be done and can simply pause. A lesson in this and I feel it would be a lesson for many of us, is that sometimes we need to give ourselves permission to relax and enjoy our own space rather than racing from one job to the next. Skiing and Snowboarding (having Harry in my ear reminding me it is not just a Skiing Trip), was also an obvious highlight. While down there I entered a new phase and what in no doubt will be an increasing familiar phase in my parenting. I had to succumb to the idea that both boys a more confident and skilled on the snow than myself and while obviously proud of them, there was a little moment that you think to yourself how is this happened? So you push yourself a bit more, inevitably to fall, crash and damage your ego even more... A holiday full of good times and life lessons.
This term we welcome our International Students from China. I am delighted with how well they have settled into our school. Our children have been very supportive and you would all be proud with how they have welcomed them into our school and their learning environments. It has been wonderful to see the sharing of cultures and interest this has created. So far the experience has been a positive one for all. We look forward to the next 6 weeks of culture sharing and relationship building.
Finally, on a very different note as a teaching team we have recently had some robust discussion around our Powerful Learner Assembly and the kind of impact these have on students in regards to motivation and most importantly confidence with and towards learning. An email will be sent home this afternoon to further explain our thinking and changes to these assemblies.
Thank you to our families who have supported the school with selling chocolates, we appreciate the efforts that you have made with this fundriaser, and especially to those who have sold extra boxes - it all helps our pool fundraising efforts.
If you have not yet done so can you please return all money to the School Office or pay via internet banking. Thank you
Blocks for Kakano 9
Our new entrant learning environment is wanting some wooden blocks for the classroom, if you have some that you no longer need can you please see Kim in Kakano 9.
Mathletics subscriptions are still available - the cost is now $15 which gives access until the end of February next year.
To be held on Tuesday October 15th.
There is still time to register your interest in bringing a kid goat or lamb please get in touch with Christine at the School Office. Further communication about Agricultural Day will be via email. Due to lack of registrations there will be no calf competition again this year.
Orders for chickens are now closed.
Report Follow-up Evenings
Dates and times below. To book a time got to the school interviews webstite and use the school code 54de7.
Learning envrioment and individual and family photos will be taken on Thursday 15th August. Envelopes have been send home with the children, further envelopes are availiable from the school office. Orders close on Wedsneady 14th August.
Round the Bridges Entry
Rōpū Kākano Zoo Trip
OnThrusday 8th August Rōpū Kākano children will bea having a visit to the Zoo. Cost is $13 per child and $6.50 for adults. Permission via Kindo.
31 Jul 2019
3:15 PM to 6:15 PM
Sports Camp Fundraiser
On Saturday before the holidays a group of parents and children supported a Sausage sizzle fundraiser at Mitre 10 Mega. They raised an impressive $464.5o, thank you to the school community for their support.
Entertainment Book Fundraiser
Thank you to our families who have supported Puketaha School with this fundraiser, our Entertainment fundraiser is drawing to a close.
If you are interested in purchasing a hard or digital copy of the book there is still time.
Gymnastic Academy Classes
Classes will start up in week 2 of Term 3 for beginner and advanced students to develop their skills and knowledge. You can book online at http://www.
Marzipan Drama Classes
" Guess what? Marzipan Drama are running awesome self-confidence building sessions at your school!
Marzipan have gained a reputation in New Zealand for the development of shy children, especially those with anxiety, autism and selective mutism. Saying that, this is a class for the super crazy dramatic types too as we focus on positive leadership and social skills. Our classes focus on inner and outer self-confidence, and are super fun and exciting for children. Parents are kept up to date with weekly emails about what is covered in class and why as well as what you can work on at home. We have two awesome showcases at the end of every term too, so you can see your child's development first hand as they perform in one of our termly productions.
Get in touch via our website or phone. Head to www.marrzipandrama.co.nz
Action Indoor Sports Hamilton
Our Indoor Cricket and Football Competitions/Sessions are on a Friday afternoon, and we have more space available for new teams or individual registrations. The competitions run for 8 weeks and are open to all ages and levels. Friday afternoons Term 3 competition from 4pm. Skills session from 5.30pm. Enter team/ individual entries 07 847 1653 email@example.com.ALL AGES
Jitterbugs Dance Lessons
Enrolments are Now Open for Term 3! Classes for both boys and girls aged 3 – 15 years old. Lessons run Monday – Thursday at Rototuna Junior High. Cost $99 for the Term which includes a show where the kids get to go on stage. Check out the Jitterbugs Dance Lessons Facebook page for more info,
or Phone Jolie on (021) 117 9633
Saturday Music Classes
Enrolments are now open for Term Three 2019 at the Waikato Community School of Music (formerly Hamilton Community Centre of Music). The first session is on Saturday 3rd August. The school caters for all ages (3 to retired) and ability levels. We offer both group-format music tuition in a range of instruments, as well as an Exam Stream one-to-one option for students who wish to prepare for external exams and/or work towards NCEA credits. A music appreciation/readiness programme (Music Makers) is available from age 3. Young Voices children’s choir caters for those ages 9+. Class times are between 8am and 1:00pm on Saturdays during primary school terms. The centre is located on the University of Waikato campus in Hillcrest.
Contact us via our website http://wcsm.ac.nz/ or on 07 838 4611
Toolbox Parenting Courses
Teen Years Thurs 8 Aug- (13-18) 12 Sep , Intermediate and Teen Years (9-18yrs) Mondays 29/7 - Sep 2 , Intermediate and Teen Years (9-18yrs) Wednesday's 31/7 - 4/9. Building Awesome Whanau Tuesdays 6 Aug-10 Sep 10am-12pm
Contact : Heather Bruce 027 544 8341 firstname.lastname@example.org
Good Vibrations Music Concert
St Paul's Collegiate School is holding their annual celebration of music concert - Good Vibrations - on Friday 9 August, 7pm.
Featuring an array of music styles from solo instrumentalists, choir and rock bands to vocalists, big band and concert band.