Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Newsletter, Friday 18 September 2020

Principal's Patch

Kia ora koutou

Getting outdoors for Learning

The wonderful weather this week has supported some great learning opportunities outside the buildings.
On Monday, everyone took part in a "Māori Language Moment" in support of Māori language week. Some hubs went outside to the park, and learned a counting game, whilst the Year 7/8 team played a game using rakau, and others sang waiata.


On Monday, in place of the cancelled Koru Games, some senior students participated in a local volleyball tournament at Hillview Christian School. A number of our students stood out for their excellent sportsmanship. On Wednesday, also in place of the cancelled Koru Games, some senior student had the opportunity to engage with a local tournament against St Martins School on Beckenham Park in football, touch, and ultimate frisbee. 


Caring for our local environment - Ngā Pūroto (the ponds)

Building on the work of our Healthy Ōpāwho ambassadors (Anna, Cleo and Ben), the students from the Pōhutukawa Team took part in a planting project around the Beckenham Ponds on Wednesday this week. They were supported by parent helpers, and Sampson Karst from our Board who talked with the children about the role that the importance of 'Kaitiakitanga' - being caretakers of our land and living creatures.  A huge thanks to Sally Airey and Heidi Wilton, and their colleagues from CCC who organised this planting and worked to teach the children about the ponds, the plants and the legacy that this planting will leave for our wider community and the ponds ecosystem. Sally emailed this following the event:
Thanks so much for your mahi today, it was a great morning.  We planted about 295 plants- a large area of swampy ground that will grow strong plants and in time grow a  forest that will support the ponds to be a healthy habitat for our native fish, insects and birds.   I was impressed with the care the tamariki made with their planting and lovely to see Anna and Cleo mentoring other students with their planting. 



Sandy Hastings
Principal - Tumuaki

Important Dates

Upcoming Events

Fri 25 Sep - last day of Term 4
Mon 12 Oct - STAFF Only Day - SCHOOL CLOSED
Tue 13 Oct - First day of Term 4

Term Dates

Click here to view 2020 and 2021 term dates

Citizen of the Week

Freya Braun - Year 6

Freya you demonstrate a friendly, positive attitude to all that you do. You are outstanding in the area of sportsmanship. Your bubbly personality brings happiness to those around you. You are a great friend and lead by example to your peers. Keep up the great work!

Erik Cassels-Brown - Year 8

Erik, you are an energetic and enthusiastic member of the Kauri hub. You are eager to learn and give 110% on the sports field. Erik, we appreciate your personable nature and you often make us laugh with your awesome sense of humour. Tino pai!

School Notices

BOSCO Holiday Programme




Bookings are now OPEN for the October Holiday Programme. We have some exciting outings planned such as visiting Christchurch Gymnastics, Orana Park & Margaret Mahy Playground. Cheapskate Skateskool will also visit us with all their exciting activities. We have a Survivor day, athletics and a dance day planned for our “home days” to include lots of fun and sports to make the most of the beautiful days we know October brings. If you are interested in sending your kids to BOSCO and not miss out on any of these adventures, head over to our website  http://www.bosco.org.nz/ to make a booking using Aimy Plus, or contact Juanita at supervisor@bosco.org.nz. We can’t wait to see you there!

A BOSCO trip out to Orana Park


BOSCO also available on Teacher Only Day 12th October 2020

Teacher Only Day on Monday, 12th October -  bookings are now open. We have a game of T-ball planned , the craft is making a foam ball octopus and our baking craft for the day will be yummy rice bubble marshmallow slices.
Use the following link to book your place:

Mana Ake “Drop-Ins” are continuing…

A number of whānau have already made great use of the Mana Ake “drop-ins” that are available on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30am. These drop-in sessions are here to provide parents with an opportunity to have a private, informal conversation around the well being of their child with one of our Mana Ake workers (kaimahi). If you feel like you would like to attend a drop-in session, please book in a time via the link here: Mana Ake booking  The code to use is 88t39. Alternatively, you can contact Jacky in the office and she will make a booking for you.

Registrations are now open for the 2020/2021 Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kid TRYathlon Series!

The world’s largest kids TRYathlon series is back. Open to kiwi kids aged 7-15 years of all sporting abilities, the Sanitarium Weet-Bix kids TRYathlon is a fun day out for the whole family. Swim, bike and run your way to the finish line as an individual or in a team of two, and receive your very own gold medal from top Kiwi sporting stars. Go on give it a TRY!

Register NOW - the Christchurch event always sells out. Here is the link: Weetbix Tryathlon - christchurch
Be sure to link your entry to the Beckenham Te Kura o Puroto School Group- the school with the most entries can win LOADS of prizes!!
Sunday 28th February 2021, Jellie Park Burnside

Term 4 - HATS

As is our usual practice, hats are compulsory in Term 4 for all outdoor play and exercise.  Please take a moment over the upcoming holidays to ensure your child has a suitable red or black hat for use at school.  Caps do not provide adequate sun protection and are not part of the school uniform. Please name your child's hat clearly.
We no longer sell hats at the school office. Bucket style hats or wide brimmed hats are available from our uniform supplier, Mainland Uniforms at 189 Peterborough Street.  
Their website is: Mainland uniforms

COVID-19 Testing for Pacific people:

The Pasifika Health Collective have asked us to share their contacts and the information about COVID-19 testing. This message is for our Pasifika families:
 
Testing for COVID-19 is IMPORTANT and the Pasifika Health Collective are encouraging Pacific people to get a COVID-19 test.
WHO can get tested?
  • ALL PACIFIC PEOPLE
  • regardless of whether you have flu-like symptoms or not
  • regardless of your visa status
WHERE can I get tested?
  • At your GP
  • At Etu Pasifika, 173 Montreal St, 0800 388727
  • Community Based Testing Centres (CBACs) at:   
    • Orchard Road CBAC: 174 Orchard Road: 9am – 4pm, 7 days a week
    • Whanau Ora Community Clinic CBAC: 250 Pages Road, Wainoni: 9am-4pm, 7 days a week
    • Ashburton Hospital CBAC: 28 Elizabeth St, Ashburton, 10am-2pm Tues, Thurs, Sat
How much does a test COST?

All tests are FREE except if travelling overseas 
 
Pacific Health Collective contacts:
Etu Pasifika
Focal point: Amanaki Misa
173 Montreal St
0800 388 727 or (03) 3611002

Pegasus Health
Focal point: Maria Pasene
(03) 353 0216 or 021 222 6417
maria.pasene@pegasus.org.nz

Sports News

Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival



Congratulations to Torun, Anna, Stella, Claudia, Fergus, Zoe, Archie, Pippa, Feyja, James, Laura, Ben and Tisha who took part in the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Competition last weekend.
Day 1 saw the competitors sprinting around Hagley Park and day 2 competitors tackled longer and harder courses at Halswell Quarry. Our team had a range of experience, for some it was their first time doing orienteering.  It was great to see children from our school in year 1 all the way to year 7 competing.
All children had fun and learnt lots from the experience. Congratulations to the year 6 and under girls who took out first place in their grade.


Volleyball Tournament

Three teams competed at a volleyball tournament organised and hosted by Hillview Christian School on Tuesday. The teams had been training to go to Koru Games this week so this was a welcome opportunity to participate in some competitive games. For some, this was an opportunity to further their skills and experience in volleyball, while others were new to the sport this season. It was great to see technique and confidence grow with every game. There were lots of close and exciting games and wonderful sportsmanship was shown by all. 

On Wednesday, St Martins joined us on Beckenham Park for some friendly games of ultimate frisbee, football and touch. This was another example of some children following their passion and others trying a new sport for the first time. 
A huge thank you to Brett, Nicola, Anna and Simon who supported and managed teams this week in these two events.

PTA News

It is Calendar Art time! The kids (and teachers) have been busy creating some wonderful art again this year. 
Please look out for the personalized orders forms with your child’s unique code.  Log into the Kids ArtWork website, and follow the prompts to view and order your kids' arts.  You can order Calendars, Diaries, Mouse Pads, Notes Books and Cards.  Orders close Monday 28th September.

BOT Update

Notice of adoption of new Home Zone for the school Enrolment Scheme

You will have received formal notification of this change in your email earlier this week. 

For clarification, if your child is already attending Beckenham, and this change makes your residence out of our zone, NOTHING CHANGES for your child. They are already enrolled and can continue attending. If you have a child at the school already, and they have younger siblings who will be starting here after 1 January 2021 and your address has been made 'out of zone' because of the change, your other children can also enrol and attend Beckenham, because of the 'transitional arrangements' described in the documentation.

However, if you leave, and another family move into your home, their children will NOT be able to attend Beckenham as 'in zone' students.

If you have any questions about the impact of these changes on your family/address, please don't hesitate to get in touch by emailing Sandy directly - principal@beckenham.school.nz

School Board of Trustee Mid Term Elections 2020

Nomination round
Our school will be undertaking Mid Term Elections for our Board of Trustees this year. This process will start with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver in our community by Friday 9th October 2020.
The Board of Trustees has again employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year with legislative change, our nomination forms and full instruction on how to place your nomination into our own School’s Election website will be e-mailed to you by Friday 9th October 2020.
For those that do not have access to the internet, nomination papers will be available at the school office and those nomination papers should be returned to the school office. The school will send those on to CES for processing. 
Nominations close on Sunday 1st November 2020 at 12 noon.
We look forward to your participation in this process.

Wayne Jamieson 
Returning Officer

Community Notices

(Notices placed here are contingent on space and do not reflect the views or opinions of the school.)





Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Newsletter, Friday 11 September 2020

Principal's Patch

Kia ora koutou

Just a short newsletter this week as we wait to hear the next stages of our COVID-19 Alert levels on Sunday.

Whanau Hui Pātai / Invitation - Whānau Hui

We have unfortunately had to postpone our efforts to hold a proper Whānau Hui with all of the whānau and tamariki able to attend, due to the challenges of COVID-19 Alert levels.

We would like to extend an invitation to Whānau Māori to attend an adults only hui this coming Rāapa 16 Mahuru (Wednesday 16 September) from 7-8:15pm in the staffroom. The kaupapa of this hui is to share orur goals and aspirations for our tamariki Māori, so that these aspirations can be reflected in the Strategic Plan the Board are writing for the next three years.

If you are whānau of tamariki Māori, please come along and participate in this hui.

Staffing Update

We have sadly accepted the resignation of our Pōhutukawa Team Leader, Anne Batchelor this week, effective at the end of this school year. Anne has been offered a position with the RTLB service. She will be training and working as a Resource Teacher of Learning and Behaviour, alongside Paulette Newton and Cath Barrie and under the leadership of Michelle Maule (all of whom were also teachers at Beckenham).  

The Team Leader position for 2021 will be advertised next week in the Education Gazette.

Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori - Māori Language Week

14-20 Mahuru, 2020 - 14-20 September 2020

At school we will be joining in with others all around New Zealand at midday on Monday with the 'Māori Language Moment'. We invite all of our whānau and community to join in too. All you need to do is make a deliberate action to use some Te Reo Māori, for example you could greet someone with 'Kia ora' or 'Tēnā koe', or you could start an email with the same greeting... be part of the movement to celebrate and support the learning and reviatalisation of this language of Te Reo Māori that is unique to our country.

Everyone can contribute to te reo Māori revitalisation:
  • Make te reo welcome at work and in the community
  • Encourage others to use and learn te reo Māori
  • Wwelcome Māori language into your life
  • Pronounce Māori words correctly when speaking English
  • Learn a little, use a little
  • Learn more, and use what you know
  • Keep improving your language, and share what you know

CleanUp Week - across NZ and in Beckenham!

Next week - 14-18 September, is NZ CleanUp week and we are joining in at school...




Ngā mihi nui
Sandy Hastings
Principal / Tumuaki

Important Dates

Upcoming Events

Wed 16 Sep - 9:15am - CSM Band Concert for whānau at Hillview Christian School
Wed 16 Sep - 3:15pm - CSM Band Concert for whānau at Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Hall 
Wed 16 Sep - 7-8:15pm - Whānau Hui in the staffroom (adults only)
Fri 25 Sep - last day of Term 4
Mon 12 Oct - STAFF Only Day - SCHOOL CLOSED
Tue 13 Oct - First day of Term 4


School Notices

Peter Rabbit

It was with enormous sadness that we have had to farewell Peter Rabbit, who has been a faithful and loyal friend to hundreds of children at Beckenham te Kura over the past 9 years. Peter has been cuddled and loved by children, read to, played with, taken out to the park for time on the grass, and has helped children who have been feeling sad or upset by simply allowing them to hold him, and most children at Beckenham will know him really well. Something that Peter did incredibly well was to help children who were having trouble saying goodbye to their families at the start of the school day - Peter was worth way more than his weight in gold.
Peter Rabbit died of old age last week. In human years, he would have been about 85. He will be greatly missed, and remembered by all with enormous fondness.

Peter, aged nearly 9 years

Better Beckenham Project 

This project is funded by a $210,000 grant from the NZ Transport Agency in Wellington, aiming to use public spaces (roads and footpaths) to make better neighbourhoods. The project covers the Beckenham Loop, where its geographical limits (in a bend of the river), and low through traffic make some easy enhancements possible. river, and slower vehicle speeds, but we want your ideas too! The project is to be jointly run between the City Council and the residents, so please come along and have some input at our community parties in Beckenham School hall on the 4th September from 3:15 pm till 5pm and 6th September from 3 pm till 5pm. A few children from Beckenham School will have posters on display as they have been working as junior design consultants to produce ideas for the community. Looking forward to seeing you there! For more info email BetterBeckenham@gmail.com.

Mana Ake “Drop-Ins” are continuing…

A number of whānau have already made great use of the Mana Ake “drop-ins” that are available on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30am. These drop-in sessions are here to provide parents with an opportunity to have a private, informal conversation around the well being of their child with one of our Mana Ake workers (kaimahi). If you feel like you would like to attend a drop-in session, please book in a time via the link here: Mana Ake booking  The code to use is 88t39. Alternatively, you can contact Jacky in the office and she will make a booking for you.

Considerate Driving 

Sandwich Road can get very congested around drop off and pick up times.  Please show consideration for other drivers and ensure you are not blocking the road when you are dropping off and picking up your children.  We have a designated pick up/drop off zone - we would strongly encourage you to use this area to assist with the traffic congestion.

BOT Update: Mid-Term Elections

School Board of Trustee Mid Term Elections 2020

Nomination round

Our school will be undertaking Mid Term Elections for our Board of Trustees this year. This process will start with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver community by Friday 9th October 2020.
The Board of Trustees have again employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year with legislative change, our nomination forms and full instruction on how to place your nomination into our own School’s Election website will be e-mailed to you by Friday 9th October 2020.
For those that do not have access to the internet, nomination papers will be available at the school office and those nomination papers should be returned to the school office. The school will send those on to CES for processing. 
Nominations close on Sunday 1st November 2020 at 12 noon.
We look forward to your participation in this process.

Wayne Jamieson 
Returning Officer

Community Notices

(Notices placed here are contingent on space and do not reflect the views or opinions of the school.)






Would you like to take your school child’s younger sibling(s) to an affordable ECE centre with high adult:child ratios, and meet local families?  Landsdowne Terrace Playcentre is a parent run Early Childhood Education Centre with a friendly and diverse group of local parents.  We believe that child led play is central to development, and recognise the value of parents as first educators.  Come and visit us in our spacious grounds at 8 Landsdowne Terrace on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings 9-12, or our explorer outings on Thursdays. Email landsdowneterrace@playcentre.org.nz  or message our Facebook page. Ph: 3322140
"Whānau tupu ngātahi - families growing together"

Studio One Performing Arts

Studio One Performing Arts, your local dance school, is currently giving Ballet, Jazz and Contemporary lessons in your area. The school’s director is teacher, choreographer & ex-ballet dancer Patricia Paul A.R.A.D. (London). Ballet lessons from 3 years through to Advanced, and all levels in Jazz and Contemporary starting from age 7. For all enquiries please phone 372-9191 or email info@studioone.co.nz

Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Newsletter Friday 4th September 2020

Principal's Patch

Kia ora koutou

Another busy week has gone by and we are already past the half-way mark of this term, with four weeks remaining until the school holidays.

Whilst we are responding to the ever-changing COVID situation, you will have noticed that we have returned to weekly newsletters, to keep you up-to-date as much as possible.

As we continue at Alert Level 2, we are aware that the use of masks in the community is increasing and, like in Auckland, may become more of an expectation for adults as the COVID-19 situation continues. 
Below is a link to a story for children about wearing masks that you may find useful to share with your children, if they are asking questions about why adults are wearing masks. Whilst we have no indiciation that there will be an expectation for children to wear masks, they are certainly already seeing adults wearing them.



Sandy Hastings
Principal - Tumuaki

Important Dates

Thu 10th Sep - BOT Meeting - Staffroom 5:30pm, All welcome
Wed 23rd Sep - PTA Meeting 7:30pm All Welcome
Fri 25th Sep - Last day of term 3.  School finishes at 3pm
Mon 12 Oct - Staff Only Day - SCHOOL CLOSED
Tue 13 Oct - Term 4 begins

Citizen of the Week

Matilda Barr - Year 4

Matilda, you are a pleasure to have in the Kōwhai hub. You are a motivated learner and always try your best at everything that you do. Your calm and quiet confidence makes you a fantastic role model to your peers. You consistently demonstrate our school values, showing a positive and caring attitude and are a great friend to others. Tino pai! 

School Notices

Mana Ake “Drop-Ins” are continuing…

A number of whānau have already made great use of the Mana Ake “drop-ins” that are available on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30am. These drop-in sessions are here to provide parents with an opportunity to have a private, informal conversation around the well being of their child with one of our Mana Ake workers (kaimahi). If you feel like you would like to attend a drop-in session, please book in a time via the link here: Mana Ake booking  The code to use is 88t39. Alternatively, you can contact Jacky in the office and she will make a booking for you.

Dental Care during the School Holidays                                           

The Community Dental Service will be providing dental care for children enrolled with our service during the upcoming school holidays.  The clinics will offer treatment and relief of pain sessions by appointment only.   To make an appointment please call/email our Contact Centre which operates between the hours of 8am and 4.30pm, Monday to Friday throughout the holidays.
The following Dental Clinics will be open during these school holidays: 

·       Aranui Clinic, 240 Breezes Road, Aranui,

·       Lincoln Clinic, 35 James Street, Lincoln,

·       Rangiora Clinic, 163 Ashley Street, Rangiora,

·       Timaru Clinic, Level 1, 18 Woollcombe Street, Timaru

The clinics will offer appointments between 8.15am and 4.45pm for school-age and preschool children requiring treatment.  If your child has dental pain because of an accident, please contact your dentist in the first instance.
To book an appointment at one of our clinics please: call 0800 846 983
Or email commdental@cdhb.health.nz

Springtime at the Ponds...

Being spring, there are ducks and other birds nesting around the ponds. Please keep dogs on a lead in the ponds area, and encourage children to be mindful of the nesting birds as they are easily frightened at this time.


Student Council

A huge 'Thank you!' to everyone who participated and contributed to our 'Wacky Wig and Hair Day' today, in support of the Child Cancer Foundation.



We were really thrilled to have raised $660.90 to give to the Child Cancer Foundation.



Thanks also to the children who ran a 'Mighty Alex' bakesale in the weekend, and raised another $122.50!

We Get There Together!

BOT Update

Casual Vacancy for an elected trustee

A casual vacancy has occurred on the board of trustees for an elected parent representative.

The board has resolved under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection.

If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to hold a by-election should write to:

Chairperson
Board of Trustees
Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto
71 Sandwich Road
Beckenham
Christchurch 8023

or email: office@beckenham.school.nz by: 12noon, 17 September 2020.

Community Notices

(Notices placed here are contingent on space and do not reflect the views or opinions of the school.)

Crater Rim Ultra: 18th October 2020 

Based from St Martin's Hansen Park, with a range of trail running distances from 10 km to 50 km, this exciting community led event also hosts the Athletics New Zealand Trail Running Championships. 
We’re thrilled to confirm the children's race will continue in 2020. It is a short blast around the Park for all ages.  Entries and info from:




Landsdowne Terrace Playcentre 

Landsdowne Terrace Playcentre (8 Landsdowne Tce, Cashmere) are having a Monster Garage Sale! Saturday 19 September from 9am till 12pm. There will be something for the whole family; clothing, toys, books, white elephant, bake sale, bouncy castle, sausage sizzle and a coffee cart. Please come along and support your local Playcentre

Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Newsletter August 21st 2020

Principal's Patch

Kia ora koutou

Consultation on our next steps...

Thank you so much to the whānau who attended one of our two 'Community Conversation' sessions this week, to input your ideas and contribute to our way forward. 
If you did not get the chance to attend, there are still two opportunities to share your ideas.
One is by responding to this survey where you will find the questions we discussed at the conversations meetings.
The other is to come along to the Whānau Rōpū Hui, now rescheduled for  Wednesday 2nd September from 5:30pm - 7pm.
We have also sent an email today to caregivers of our 2019 Year 8 students, inviting them to come and give feedback on Thursday 27th August from 3:45pm

New Learning Spaces to be built

The Ministry of Education has advised us that we have qualified for two new learning spaces, to replace the Hangere block, that runs adjacent to the Treemendous area and parallel to Eastern Terrace. In this instance, the particular building design has been pre-determined by the Ministry, and we will work with them to ensure that the interior fit-out meets our teaching and learning needs. We have been advised that the demolition of the current block is likely to begin after this school year finishes, with completion ready for the start of Term 2 2021.

Staff Only Days - Monday 31 August & Monday 12 October

Please ensure that you add these dates to your calendar. We have received feedback from some whānau that the first day of term is not their preference for Staff Only Days and we will take this into consideration when planning these dates next year.

Ngā mihi nui 
Sandy Hastings
Principal - Tumuaki

Important Dates

Sat 22 Aug - Quiz Night - Hall
Wed 26 Aug - PTA Meeting, 7:30pm - All welcome.
Thu 27 Aug - Past Y9 students afternoon tea and consultation 3:45pm 
Fri 28 Aug - Kauri Ski Trip BUS DEPARTS 6am
Mon 31 Aug - Staff only day.  SCHOOL CLOSED                                                                        
Wed 2 Sep - Whānau Rōpū Hui  5:30 - 7pm
Fri 4 Sep - Wacky Wig and Hair Day - gold coin donation please
Thu 10 Sep - BOT Meeting - Staffroom 5:30pm, All welcome

Term Dates

Citizen of the Week

Jain Cooper - Year 8

Jain, you are a stunning member of our team. You show a love of learning by putting a focused effort into your learning tasks. Jain, you are so reliable in the way you carry out leadership responsibilities. You demonstrate grit and teamwork on the sports field and you make us laugh every day with your dry sense of humour. 

School Notices

Mana Ake “Drop-Ins” are continuing…

A number of whānau have already made great use of the Mana Ake “drop-ins” that are available on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30am. These drop-in sessions are here to provide parents with an opportunity to have a private, informal conversation around the well being of their child with one of our Mana Ake workers (kaimahi). If you feel like you would like to attend a drop-in session, please book in a time via the link here: Mana Ake booking  The code to use is 88t39. Alternatively, you can contact Jacky in the office and she will make a booking for you.

Better Beckenham Project

Over the next six months, our students from our kura will be involved in a special project - the Better Beckenham Project. The project is part of the NZTA (New Zealand Transport Association) Innovating Streets Fund.  It is designed to help communities retrofit streets to reduce vehicle speeds and create more space for people.  This could be anything from pop-up community-led street events to pilot a new walking or cycling facility, to a low-traffic neighbourhood to re-allocating more street space for people to connect with each other.  One part of the project will be designing and making benches to be placed around the river for people to sit on and enjoy the surroundings. 

This Sunday 23 August, from 10:00, at the St Saviours building at 200 Colombo Street, a group from the Cashmere New Life Church is going to deconstruct some palettes and start to prep the wood for these park benches. Anyone is welcome to join in the fun! There will also be a working bee on this project in 2 weeks time - we will keep you posted.

A new Student???


Who is this who has arrived at Beckenham? Ask your child if they know anything about him/her... Watch this space for more news

Student Council Event

The student council are excited to announce that Wacky Hair Day will be happening on Friday, 4th September, in support of the Child Cancer Foundation.


Dress up your head with your favourite hat, wacky hairdo, or wig, and bring along a gold coin in support of the Child Cancer Foundation.

Board of Trustees Update

Casual Vacancy for an elected trustee

A casual vacancy has occurred on the board of trustees for an elected parent representative.
The board has resolved under section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by selection.
If ten percent or more of eligible voters on the school roll ask the board, within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.
Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the board to hold a by-election should write to:

Chairperson
Board of Trustees
Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto
71 Sandwich Road
Beckenham
Christchurch 8023

by: 12noon, 17 September 2020.

Sports News

Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival 

Are you interested in taking part in the Canterbury Schools Orienteering Festival taking part on the weekend of 12/13 of September. The competition is open to all school children. You can compete individually or in pairs or teams. Courses to suit all range of abilities. Beginners welcome.  Contact Sarah Wright on tandswright@xtra.co.nz for more information.
More details on the competition can be found on the website http://papo.org.nz/

Community Notices

(Notices placed here are contingent on space and do not reflect the views or opinions of the school.)





Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Newsletter 7th August 2020

Principal's Patch

Kia ora koutou

Your voice is important!

At Beckenham we strive to be a 'Learning Community' working in partnership with our caregivers, staff and students to achieve the very best outcomes for all of our learners.

A successful community knows the direction it is heading in, and works together to periodically review and reset that direction. They work together to establish a pathway for achievement of equity and excellence.

We would like to invite all of our caregivers to attend one of the following opportunities to have a conversation about our direction for the next three years.

Tuesday 18th August    5:30pm - 7:00pm       Whānau Rōpū Hui - children welcome

Tuesday 18th August    7:15pm - 8:30pm        Community Forum

Friday 21st August        9:00am - 10:15am    Community Forum

Sandy Hastings - Principal - Tumuaki

Important Dates 

Upcoming Events

READATHON - one more week to go! Cards due back from Mon 24 Aug

Wed 12 Aug
 - Canterbury Cross Country - Halswell Quarry
Fri 14 Aug - Book Character Day!
Fri 14 Aug - Celebration Assembly 2:20 - 2:50pm
Tue 18 Aug - Whānau Rōpū Hui 5:30pm - 7:00 pm - Staffroom
Tue 18 Aug - Community Forum - 7:15pm - 8:30pm
Fri 21 Aug - Community Forum - 9:00am - 10:15am; Staffroom
Sat 22 Aug - Quiz Night - Hall
Wed 26 Aug - PTA Meeting, 7:30pm - All welcome.
Fri 28 Aug - Kauri Ski Trip

Term Dates

Click here to view 2020 and 2021 term dates.

Citizen of the Week

Connor Ingram - Year 7

Connor, you are a dependable and trustworthy member of the Kauri whānau. Whether it's carrying out leadership responsibilities or completing learning tasks to the best of your ability, we know we can depend on you to get it done. You treat others with kindness and respect and show a love of challenge on the hockey field. Thank you for the way that you show our school values everyday and all that you bring to our team.

Ashleigh Maule - Year 4

Ashleigh, you are a fantastic role model in our hub. You consistently demonstrate a positive, supportive and caring attitude. You work hard to do the right thing at all times and are extremely polite and respectful. You have excellent self-management skills and are very responsible. Thank you for always demonstrating our school values. Well done, Ashleigh!

School Notices

Mana Ake drop ins

A number of whānau have already made great use of the Mana Ake “drop-ins” that are available on Wednesday mornings from 8:30 – 9:30am. These drop-in sessions are here to provide parents with an opportunity to have a private, informal conversation around the well being of their child with one of our Mana Ake workers (kaimahi). If you feel like you would like to attend a drop-in session, please book in a time via the link here: Mana Ake booking  The code to use is 88t39. Alternatively, you can contact Jacky in the office and she will make a booking for you.

BOOK Character Dress-up Day - This coming Friday 14 August! 

Go all out, or take a subtle, understated approach! Everything goes when we dress as our favourite book character.

BOSCO

BOSCO will be open on Monday, 31st August for the Teachers Only Day. We have a fun day planned with the kids baking chocolate chip cookies, doing scratch art and building a mini city.

You can book using the online booking or contact Juanita at supervisor@bosco.org.nz

Crusaders vs Highlanders

We have been given a special offer for families to be able to purchase cheap tickets to the next home game for the Crusaders. $5 KIDS & $10 ADULTS TICKETS - THANKS TO ISAAC CONSTRUCTION

Crusaders v Highlanders
When: Sunday 9 August, 3.35pm
Where: Orangetheory Stadium
The link to tickets is:  Purchase tickets for Crusaders
Promo code: Isaacs

Sports News


Congratulations to our Senior Girls Basketball team, who came 4th overall in Canterbury at the Canterbury tournament on Monday 27th July.
A huge thanks Anna, Cory and Grant for coaching, managing and supporting the girls. It definitely sounded like an exciting competition - one where the girls rose to the challenge, gave of their best and applied qualities of great sportsmanship. To get 4th in Canterbury is an outstanding achievement and, we’re pretty sure, a first for Beckenham.

PTA News

READ-A-THON 2020

Hopefully, your child’s Read-a-Thon sponsorship card came home on Friday - check those bags for the sponsorship cards. If your child still has not received their card, please contact their teacher.

Their reading journey will end on Friday 14th August. Every child who brings their sponsorship card back will be given a bookmark.

Bring your sponsorship form to the school reception by Thursday 27th August and, during assembly on Friday 28th August, we will have a lucky dip draw for one child in each team (for children who have brought their sponsorship form back).

Enjoy your book / books of choice and remember Dr Seuss' wise words...


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Community Notices

(Notices placed here are contingent on space and do not reflect the views or opinions of the school.)

Helen O'Grady Drama Academy - Come out of your Shell

Do You Want your child to:
 Grow in Confidence
 Increase their Self Esteem
 Develop Speech and Language skills
 Express themselves Creative
 Have Fun and Make Friends
 Be Part of a Team
We can help Your Child achieve all this... and more

Helen O’Grady Drama Club’s
For DRAMA with a DIFFERENCE
Call Now: 0800-161-131, enquiries @helenogrady.co.nz,  www.helenogrady.co.nz

Garden City Rotary McDonalds Youth Duathlon 2020 update

This is a reminder that we are on track to run this popular event on Sunday September 20.. 2020

A limited number of spaces are still available so we would appreciate your support in passing this reminder on to your students and encouraging them to book online www.mcdonaldsduathlon.co.nz

BMX Clubs

Registration Day is 16th August.  there are a number of great tracks around the Canterbury region.  find the one closest to you and have a go.
ChCh City BMX Club 11am - 1pm, Kyle Park, Waterloo Road, Hornby. chcbmx@hotmail.com  North Avon ChCh BMX Club, 12 - 2pm  Bexley Reserve, Pages Road, nacbmx@gmail.com.
Nth Canterbury BMX Club, 12 - 2pm.  32 Millton Avenue, Waimakariri, ncbmxclub@gmail.com.