Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Newsletter Friday 16th April

Principal's Patch

Kia ora koutou

What a busy and long term this has been! Thank you to all of the staff for their huge commitment to our tamariki, and especially to our teacher for the massive week they have put in this week with Learning Conferences going into the evening on both Monday and Wednesday. Thank you too to all of the children and whānau who participated in Learning Conferences. The information sheets that you received at learning conferences are the first report of this year. We are expecting the next report to be through our new digital platform - HERO - during Term 3. 


Great to see continued progress on our new classroom blocks.

School Website - Literacy Learning Page

We have updated our website with a new section on Literacy Learning. We will continue to add resources and information to this page.


New Staff for Term 2

Next term we will be welcoming three new staff to the school. 
Chelsea Carmichael will be joining the Koru (New Entrant) Team where she will start the third home group of new entrants who start next term. Chelsea is a Highlanders fan from Mosgiel and has been teaching in Melbourne for the past 10 years.



We also will be welcoming two new teaching assistants to the school - Sonya Watson and Charmaine Pedersen. (photos to come next term!

Ngā mihi nui
Sandy Hastings
Tumuaki - Principal

Important Dates

Upcoming Events

Fri 16 Apr: - Last day of Term 1

School Holidays

Term 2, Week 1:
Fri 7 May - 
Welcome Assembly 

Week 2: 
Tue 11 May - 
Whole School Cross Country
Thu 13 May - Cross Country (postponement date)

Week 3:
Mon 17 May
- Show Quest Year 7 & 8
Thu 20 May - 12-3pm - South Zone Winter Sport
Fri 21 May - Staff Only Day (School Closed)

Term Dates

Click here to view 2021 term dates.

Citizen of the Week

Cassia Turner-Germon - Year 4

Cassia, you are amazing. You have a growth mindset and tackle challenges with a positive attitude! Ka pai! This makes you a role model for others in our kura. You are kind and caring, and always there for others. You show initiative in the way that you volunteer to help out and find different ways of problem solving. We look forward to seeing your lovely smile each day. Keep being your fantastic self. 

School Notices

Are you planning a big clean up during the holidays?

If so, you may have some items you might like to donate to our Koru Team to use in their Learning Through Play. 
We would love…
Old toy cars and vehicles
Sandpit toys including buckets, watering cans, spades, dump trucks, diggers etc.
Old baking equipment you no longer need for our mud kitchen
Bits of downpipe, guttering or other plumbing parts to use in the sandpit
Dolls clothes (to fit 41cm dolls or prem size babies), prams etc.
Pop up tent
Knights and dragons for our castles
Lego or Duplo
Surplus craft supplies
Plastic animals

If there is anything else you come across that you think may be suitable,  please see or email one of the Koru Team.

Showquest

Show Quest rehearsals are in full swing and the children are responding really positively to the challenge. Below is information about purchasing tickets to the show and important costuming information. Our performance date is Monday May 17th. On this day the children will be at the Town Hall from 10am until after their performance in the evening. 

Tickets
Please visit Ticketek to order your tickets. If you can't make the show, there will be a video.

Sports News

Cross Country

Our whole school cross country is coming up at the start of next term. This will be held on Tuesday the 11th of May in the afternoon. 

Seniors will have an earlier lunch and start first. The Junior students will start later in the afternoon. Timings will be confirmed during Week 1 of the term and sent out to you via the school newsletter. 

We encourage all the students to embrace our school value "We Love Challenge" and to try their very best. While for the majority this will be participating as a runner, there will be additional ways to make sure all our tamariki are involved in the event. Teams have started our practises already and will continue during the first week of Term 2. We know that some children will enjoy practising over the holidays. Happy running! 

Congratulations

Congratulations to our own Paul McKinnel who, with his team, won the Canterbury Club Championship, the Watson Shield, last weekend. We wish Paul and his team all the best for the National Club Championships this coming weekend!

Paul (in the blue cap, centre of the photo)

Community Notices

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

The Big Little Theatre Company

There are 2 shows in Christchurch, 1 at the Little Andromeda Theatre on the 22nd of April, and 1 at the Isaac Theatre Royal on the 23rd of April.

So what is the show about you ask?  It’s a  comedy of falsehoods, wit and questionable societal norms, Big Little Theatre Company's reimagining of Oscar Wilde's the Importance of Being Earnest will have you laughing out loud and hungry for a muffin.

Jack is in love with Gwendolen. Algernon is in love with Cecily. Cecily is Jack's ward. Gwendolen is Algernon's cousin. Jack told Gwendolen his name was Earnest. Algernon told Cecily his name was Earnest. Neither Jack nor Algernon are actually called Earnest but of course Gwendolen and Cecily both think their love is called  Earnest. Maddie and Morgan can't find Earnest anywhere on Instagram, someone misplaced a baby and Quin is just happy to be here. 

Confused? Good. You’ll just have to come along for a fun filled evening out to make sense of just who Earnest is and why he is so important.

Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Newsletter Friday 9 April, 2021

Principal's Patch

Kia ora koutou

Learning Conferences next Monday and Wednesday

Monday 12th April and Wednesday 14th April

School will close at 2pm on both days, to allow Learning Conferences to begin at 2:15pm.

Please go onto the School Interviews website and use the code kk64k to book your learning conference. The Learning Conferences are for 15mins each, except for Year 7/8 where you need to book a 15-minute slot, but allow 30 mins (it works!)

The focus of these Learning Conferences will be to update you on how your child has settled into the school year, and to give you a picture of the areas of focus they are working on, particularly in numeracy and literacy. 

Learning Conferences - After School Supervision

If you require your child to be supervised from 2 - 3pm on either or both of these days, please contact Jacky at the office, 3371404 or office@beckenham.school.nz.

House Games

Our senior students are putting their leadership training and skills to great use in the running and support of our House Games that are scheduled to happen weekly (weather permitting) on Thursdays this term and next. Below is a photo taken yesterday - a lot of fun being had by all as they worked together to get the parachute to behave in the way they wanted it to.

Structured Literacy Parent Workshop video

We know that there were many people who couldn't make the Structured Literacy workshop two weeks ago, so we videoed it and have uploaded it to a school YouTube Channel for you to access:


Ngā mihi nui
Sandy Hastings
Tumuaki - Principal

Important Dates

Upcoming Events

Week 11: 
Mon 12 Apr - Learning Conferences - SCHOOL CLOSES at 2pm 
Wed 14 Apr: - Learning Conferences - SCHOOL CLOSES at 2pm
Fri 16 Apr: - Last day of Term 1

School Holidays

Term 2, Week 1:
Fri 7 May -
Welcome Assembly 

Week 2: 
Tue 11 May -
Whole School Cross Country
Thu 13 May - Cross Country (postponement date)

Term Dates

Click here to view 2021 term dates.

Citizen of the Week

Mila Montejo - Year 8

Mila, you are an exuberant, bubbly, ray of sunshine. Your lust for life and positive energy is contagious. It has been great to see you make great gains in your learning, all due to your positive attitude and the way you embrace extra opportunities to learn. You are wonderfully supportive and encouraging to you peers, teachers and younger students. 

School Notices

Cross Country

Our whole school cross country is coming up at the start of next term. This will be held on Tuesday the 11th of May in the afternoon. 

Seniors will have an earlier lunch and start first. The Junior students will start later in the afternoon. Timings will be confirmed during Week 1 of the term and sent out to you via the school newsletter. 

We encourage all the students to embrace our school value "We Love Challenge" and to try their very best. While for the majority this will be participating as a runner, there will be additional ways to make sure all our tamariki are involved in the event. Teams have started our practices already and will continue during the first week of Term 2. We know that some children will enjoy practicing over the holidays. Happy running! 

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.

News from our ESOL classes

ESOL students from Kahikatea have been busy cooking muffins over the last fortnight, and practicing sequential language (first, then, next etc.). The students also wrote a recount of the experience in their books. Fun was had by all!


Meanwhile, our Kōwhai ESOL students have been learning about prepositions and giving directions. They have created mazes, given directions to help partners get to the playground and had fun playing the Minefield Game. Many thanks to Elizabeth for sharing this fun, learning activity!
(insert images ESOL week9,9b,9c)



Sports News

Last weekend our Year 7 student Billy Murfin, represented Canterbury in an athletics meet in Dunedin. He was part of a team of athletes selected from all the athletics clubs in Canterbury. They competed against athletes from Otago and Southland in a range of events.

Billy came first in the boys grade 11 100m race, his team also won the 4 x 100 relay.

Canterbury won the overall tournament trophy thanks to an awesome effort from the whole team, which also included the mighty Isla Mitchell (Y4). Ka pai!


Volleyball

Three teams from Kauri participated in weekly volleyball sessions at Hillview Christian school this term. These sessions were run by Canterbury Volleyball and incorporated skill development and competitive games. The children participated with huge enthusiasm and made huge progress in their skill development, especially their serves! A massive thank you to Gail for supporting the children at these sessions each week. 

Miniball

Four teams of children from Kōwhai have been participating in a miniball league at Pioneer this term. This group of enthusiastic children have gone from strength to strength in their skill development. Many of them were trying the sport for the first time. Thank you to all the parents who supported the children at the games by managing the team and doing the score board. Another thank you goes to Lola, Cooper, Zoe, Marcellus and Ollie, (students from Kauri) who have been sharing their knowledge and giving their time to coach these teams. 

Canterbury Swimming

A huge congratulations to all the tamariki who competed at Canterbury Swimming on Thursday. It is a massive achievement to qualify for this event.

Nau mai te wero!
Zoe, Cooper, Fergus, Tahere, Stella, Lola, William, Emma and Jack

Results:
Zoe Clarke - 5th Butterfly and 9th Freestyle
Jack Sayer - 11th Breaststroke
Lola Harris - 12th Backstroke
Stella Gillman - 19th Freestyle
Fergus Mcmillan - 18th Butterfly
Cooper Reddecliffe - 18th Freestyle 

Community Notices

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

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 check-ups, 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:
  • Hornby Clinic, 2 Hei Hei Road, Hornby,

  • Northcote Clinic, 24 Tuckers Road, Casebrook,

  • 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.  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

Learning Conferences – After School Supervision

Learning Conferences - After School Supervision


Dear Parents/Caregivers, As indicated in the latest newsletter the learning conferences are happening on Monday 12th April and Wednesday 14th of April.  School will close at 2pm on both of these days.  If you require your child to be supervised from 2 - 3pm on either or both of these days, please contact Jacky at the office, 3371404 or office@beckenham.school.nz.

Nga mihi
Jacky

Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto Newsletter Thursday 1 April, 2021

Principal's Patch

Kia ora koutou

Structured Literacy Workshops this week 

Thank you to all of the whānau who managed to get along to one of our parent workshops this week. We do apologise for the very short notice on these. Caroline had an opening in her calendar at the last minute and we took it. We are hoping to repeat this again during Term 2, with more notice than we were able to give this time. We recorded one of the sessions, and hope to be able to make this available next week.


Sleep Tips for Children

With daylight saving ending this Sunday, 4th April, we thought you might appreciate reading some tips for helping children to get a good night of sleep... We all know how important good sleep is for our children's success, and how poor sleep can negatively impact on learning and behaviour.
The Sleep Health Foundation has put together a number of tips for developing positive sleep habits and patterns for children.

We hope that you all manage to get some quality time with family and whānau over the Easter break. 

Ngā mihi nui
Sandy Hastings
Tumuaki - Principal

Important Dates

Upcoming Events

Week 10:
Mon 5 Apr - Easter Monday - School Closed
Tue 6 Apr - 
Easter Tuesday - School Closed
Thu 8 Apr - 9.00 - 2.00pm, Canterbury Swimming at Selwyn Aquatic Centre
Thu 8 Apr - 3:15 - 6:00pm Miniball Grade C at Pioneer Stadium
Fri 9 Apr - 12.00 - 12.30 Celebration Assembly

Week 11: 
Mon 12 Apr - Learning Conferences - SCHOOL CLOSES at 2pm 
Wed 14 Apr: - Learning Conferences - SCHOOL CLOSES at 2pm
Fri 16 Apr: - Last day of Term 1

Term Dates

Click here to view 2021 term dates.

Citizen of the Week

Isabelle Inglis - Year 6

Izzy, you truly make a difference to our team. You are always willing to contribute to our school community and we love that you always think of ways to help and look for solutions. You truly love learning and this shines through to us everyday. The treasure is learning, Izzy, he taonga te ako.

School Notices

Learning Conferences

Week 11 - Monday 12th April and Wednesday 14th April

School will close at 2pm on both days, to allow Learning Conferences to begin at 2:15pm.

Please go onto the School Interviews website and use the code kk64k to book your learning conference. The Learning Conferences are for 15mins each, except for Year 7/8 where you need to book a 15-minute slot, but allow 30 mins (it works!)

The focus of these Learning Conferences will be to update you on how your child has settled into the school year, and to give you a picture of the areas of focus they are working on, particularly in numeracy and literacy. 

Updating Contact Details

A reminder to all parents and caregiver's to please update details or changes with the office. This includes any changes in circumstances, addresses, or contact numbers.

Sunhats

Please remember that Term 1 and Term 4 are sunhat terms. Every child needs to have a school hat at school every day.

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.

Lost Property

In the office we are building quite the collection of watches, and various other items in our lost property pile. If your child is missing something special, please come see us and describe your item - we may be able to reunite you with your treasures! During the school day, children and parents will also have access to the lost property rack for clothing, and the lost property bin for hats. These sit outside the library.

Staff Profiles

Introducing our Kauri Hub teachers. Our Kauri hub supports the learning of our Year 7 & 8 students.

From left to right we have; Jenny Diggle (Sports), Caitlin Worsfold, Megan Culver, Nicky Dunlop (Team Leader), Georgie Jones. It was a challenge to get these busy people together and paused for long enough to take a photo... they are always on the go!

Community Notices

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

ANZAC Day

Art Classes for Children

Is your child passionate about art? Would they like to extend their creativity through learning a range of new art skills and techniques? Maybe Kat's holiday painting workshops or after-school art classes are just what you've been looking for. Kat's Art Studio is relocating to 171c Waltham Rd. Art tutor Katrina is a professional artist and tutor who has over 10yrs experience teaching children art. For more details, please visit www.katsartstudio.co.nz

Audition Call



Studio One Performing Arts, your local dance school, is currently giving Ballet, Jazz, Contemporary and Acro 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 03 372-9191 or email info@studioone.co.nz

Imagination Station after school LEGO classes are coming to South Christchurch Library, with all our LEGO robotics, mechanics, and movie making fun! In Term 2 our South Christchurch classes will be held every week on Wednesday from 3.30pm to 5.30pm, with a cost of $15 per session. Find more info or reserve a space at imagination-station.org.nz
 

Family Day Out!
Event Hire & Placemaking at One Central are proud to present the Family Day Out!
Make sure to bring the whole family for a day packed full of fun! There will be bouncy castles, rides & amusements for all ages, coffee & food, local stalls + heaps more!
Tickets available at Eventbrite.

Can't wait to see you there!

Christchurch Netball, in collaboration with Origin Sport, Mainland Football and Scotty’s Skate Skool are running a FREE multi-sport event on Sunday 11th April starting at 12 noon.
  • The event will be held at Hagley Netball courts in South Hagley Park.
  • The sports participating are Netball, Ki ò Rahi, Skateboarding and Futsal.
  • The will be a free sausage sizzle and fruit for lunch.
  • This event is for young people aged between 5 and 18. Please bring a friend with you, participants do not have to be currently registered with a sport, this is simply an opportunity to have a go, have some fun and enjoy a FREE event and some FREE food.
Register here: https://www.sporty.co.nz/viewform/163555





“The Peace Train bike ride attempts bring our whanau together and to break down cultural barriers, especially after the March 15 tragedies in Christchurch.

Join in your whanau and friends in any one of the 4 rides on Sunday 11 April.  Each ride stops briefly at 4-5 faith-based places of worship around our city. All 4 rides end at the Aldersgate Centre, 309 Durham St North for afternoon tea at around 4.30pm.

By cycling together and visiting centres of different faiths, we’ll be reminded of the thing we have in common and  the diversity we can celebrate.

For more information:
email kiaora@peacetrain.org.nz
Ian Wells, Meg Christie”




Crusaders VS Highlanders tickets

 


We have been kindly gifted 100 tickets from the Crusaders, in partnership with John Jones Steel.

As a part of this initiative, John Jones Steel and the Crusaders have partnered with the Child Cancer Foundation to help raise their awareness and funds. We would love for you to consider donating to Child Cancer in exchange for a ticket. The blue donation bucket is held in the Office.

The details of the game are below:
Crusaders v Highlanders
When: Friday 2 April, 7.05pm
Where: Orangetheory Stadium 

Please express your interest by completing the form linked here. 

Please note the tickets are only for families within the Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto community - this is not for the general public.