Kia ora koutou
Rain warning - implications for Monday!Given how dry the past months have been, and the predicted rainfall, Monday could be a tricky day with plenty of challenges to navigate!
Based on the current Red Alert weather forecast, Monday, is going to be a gumboots and raincoats kind of day! We would urge all students to come to school on Monday with a change of socks at the very least, and extra pants and tops for those who are prone to not noticing that they are getting wet, or who can't resist a puddle! We will keep you up to date with any issues on Monday morning through the school Facebook page and through the email system.
We don't know how the Ōpāwaho Heathcote river will manage given all the recent work that has been done to improve it however, previous events like this have caused it to burst its banks and close Eastern Terrace by the ponds. If your children are walking to school, please talk with them about the safest way to do this to avoid areas of dangrous flooding. If Eastern Tce is closed, Sandwich Road will require ALL drivers to be super patient and careful. Please remember our neighbours and don't park in driveways. Please only cross at the crossing - having children and parents running out from between parked cars in the rain is extremely dangerous.
Consider allowing more time for drop-off.
Tumuaki - Principal
Citizen of the Week
Keira Allen - Year 6Keira, we love the positive and cheerful attitude that you bring to our team. You show perseverance and determination in your learning and have approach challenges with a open, inquiring mind. Thank you for being a great example of how we aim to be a better version of ourselves every day. Tino pai, Keira.
PTA School Disco
It’s that time of year- the much-anticipated school disco! This year the students are taking over; prepare for student DJs, playlists and artwork. We are so thrilled to see them be a part of one of the school year’s highlights.
You’ll need to bring coins to buy snacks, a drink bottle and if kids want to a pop star or rockstar outfit.
See you at the disco!
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.
Student Council Fun Run - support KidsCan
Our Student Council team are organizing a fun run for Year 0 - 8, to be held during school hours on Friday July 2nd. The fun-run will be held on Beckenham Park and will involve children getting sponsored to run for every lap they complete. A google sign-up form for Year 0-4 children has gone out to whānau and is also here again. Year 5-8 children can sign up themselves and they have been sent a google sign-up form which is also here if you want to help them sign up (they will need to use their school login).
Sponsorship sheets will be distributed next week to those who have signed up.
This week in ESOL sessions, the Kahikatea and Kōwhai students completed their helicopters this week and demonstrated their flying skills! They practised using positional language, such as above, below, higher, lower, first and last. They also practised using movement language, such as fast, slow, float, fall and fly.
Zone Cross Country
Early morning fog cleared into a beautiful day on Tuesday morning for the South Zone cross country. The children arrived in great spirits after the double-decker bus ride to Halswell Quarry. Wet ground upped the challenge in the 2 km and 3 km courses, but this did not deter our runners. The children represented our kura exceptionally well, both in the way they embraced the challenge of the course and the way that they encouraged and supported each other.
Jack Sayer (5th), Torun Joergesen (3rd) and Jonty Mitchell (4th) qualified to represent our kura at Canterbury's on Wednesday the 23rd of June back at Halswell Quarry.
Congratulations to all our runners. You all deserve to feel proud of your achievements.
Thanks for all that have filled in the PTA survey – we have had a great response so far 😊
Get ready to hit the dance floor!
The disco theme is "Popstars" so the children are welcome to dress up as their favourite rock or popstar!
(We wont be selling bling, but kids are welcome to wear it if they have it at home.)
⭐Popstars Disco Friday 11 June⭐
So we can fit everyone in the hall we have three sessions:
5pm - 6pm: New Entrants and Years 1, 2 and 3
6:30-7:30pm: Years 4, 5, and 6
8pm-9pm: Years 7 and 8
(Notices placed here are contingent on space and do not reflect the views or opinions of the school.)
Don’t knock it until you try it!
We cater for all ages 4yrs- 30yrs+ We are currently looking for more members to join our teams.
Marching encourages teamwork, discipline, and friendship. It’s great for coordination, posture and brain development. If you would like to see what we are all about and give it a go, get in touch with us at email@example.com or Kylie Dowers 021930434.
We have teams in all areas of Christchurch.