Please remember that school is CLOSED this Monday,12 Aug, for Staff Only Day.
Kia ora koutou
It's lovely to see the sun, tempering these cold, winter mornings that we have had lately.
Our senior kapa haka group, Te Whānau Mahi are in the final weeks of preparation with Sherrilee, for the Cultural Festival on Thursday 12th September. Our ukulele players are also preparing for their participation in the Ukulele, Recorder and Marimba Festival "Strum, Strike, Blow" on Thursday 29th September. Winter Sport, on Friday afternoons, has a couple more weeks to go before that concludes too.
Next Friday our Readathon cards will be coming home with children. This is an awesome fundraiser from our PTA, that really promotes the value of reading. Please look out for the sponsorship cards, and help your child to find sponsors among your friends, relatives, and neighbours!
Principal - Tumuaki
Upcoming EventsMon 12th Aug
- School closed
. Staff Only Day. Professional development - maths and digitech.Fri - 16th Aug
- PTA Readathon cards go home (two weeks of reading and trying to get sponsors)Fri 16th Aug
- Celebration Assembly. 11 - 11:30am. All WelcomeWed 28 Aug
- PTA Meeting. 7:30pmFri 30th Aug
- Book Character MUFTI Day - get thinking about what/who you want to come as now!
Term DatesClick here to view 2019 term dates
Citizen of the Week
Charlotte Gray - Year 8Charlotte, your maturity and positive attitude make you an exemplary role model in our kura. You embrace challenge and a love of learning by showing amazing dedication and diligence to all that you do. The effort that you put into learning, leadership and following your passions is awe-inspiring. Charlotte, you are wonderfully empathetic and inclusive to everyone in our team. You achieve all this with a winning smile and an awesome sense of humour. Thank you for all you bring to our team and kura.
2020 Term Dates (these have also been published and are available on the school website)
Staff Only Days
Mon 27, Tue 28, Wed 29 January
Thu 30 Jan - Thu 9 Apr 100 half days; 10 weeks
Waitangi Day Thu 6 Feb
NB: Learning Conferences all day Thursday 30 and Friday 31 January. Supervision will be provided for families who have requested it. Classes start Monday 3 February.
Note that Easter holidays and ANZAC Day all fall during the April holidays in 2020
Tue 28 Apr - Fri 3 Jul 94 half days; 10 weeks
Queen's Birthday Mon 1 Jun
Staff Only Day, date to be advised
Mon 20 Jul - Friday 25 Sep 98 half days; 10 weeks
Staff Only Day, date to be advised
Mon 12 Oct - Wed 16 Dec 92 half days; 10 weeks
Labour Day Mon 26 Oct
Canterbury Anniversary Fri 13 Nov
Total half days: 384 (as required by the Ministry of Education)
FERNDALE SCHOOL 2020 TERM DATES
TERM 1 (10 weeks/96 half days)
Monday 3 February - Thursday 9 April
Waitangi: Thursday 6 February
IEP/ITP meetings: 3 days on rotation - closed for IEP/Ts - dates TBC
Good Friday - Friday 10 April
TERM 2 (10 weeks/94 half days)
Tuesday 28 April - Friday 3 July
ANZAC Day Monday 27 April
Queen's B-day: Monday 1 June
Staff Only Day: TBC
TERM 3 (10 weeks/98 half days)
Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September
Staff Only Day: TBC
TERM 4 (10 weeks/96 half days)
Monday 12 October - 18 December TBC
Labour Day: Monday 26 Oct
Show Day: Friday 13 Nov
The school year end date may be subject to change due to matters beyond our control. We will confirm the year end date as soon as possible.
Strum, Strike, Blow!
Strum, Strike, Blow! is an exciting amalgamation of the ChCh Marimba Festival and ChCh Uke Fest which will feature over 1000 students playing marimbas, ukuleles and recorders in the Horncastle Arena. The Festival is run by Music Education Canterbury and Christchurch Civic Music Council and is in it’s 7th year!
It is happening on 29th August at Horncastle Arena.
Tickets are $5 and are available to be purchased at the door on the night.
The concert starts at 7pm.
Dogs and students
Please, can we remind families who bring dogs to school at drop-off and pick-up times to be very vigilant and careful about making sure that their dog is always supervised, even when tied up. Not all children are comfortable with dogs and we do want to avoid any situations where children are surprised or hurt by an over-enthusiastic dog, or from approaching an unsupervised dog.
The lost property has been shifting around a bit lately, sorry for any confusion. It now has a permanent new home. Overnight it will be in the Library and every morning our lost Property monitors will roll it out to the library deck. Please check it regularly - currently there are a number of items on the rack and in the bin. Named items are much more likely to be returned than unnamed - please name your children's clothing and lunchbox items, including drink bottles.
These two scooters have been in lost property for a while now - we would love to re-unite them with their owners. Do you recognise them?
A pair of glasses in a green case was found after school today and handed in to the office:
Players of the day for Term 3 weeks 1 and 2Football: Aarav, Kever, Thomas, Max, Joel, Max, Henry, Sam and George
Hockey: Jonty, Grace, Lucy, Boyd, Stella.
Netball: Zara, Lola, Zoe Lewis, Devina
Scrumptious Cheese Rolls (PTA’s Main Fundraiser for 2019)
Some of you may remember the 'A & P Show Tip Top' Fundraiser- this fundraiser would generate approx. $8k-$13k profit. 100+ caregivers would volunteer their time (across the 3 days) to sell ice creams in all weather!
We no longer do this fundraiser & are hoping you will support this Cheese Roll Fundraiser with the same gusto!
We would love to generate funds at a similar level. We need you to please share the ‘Order Link’ with all your friends, work colleagues & family.
These cheese rolls are guaranteed to be delicious & are economic. At $8 per pack (one dozen Cheese Rolls in a pack) OR $30 for four-packs, how can you resist such a scrumptious treat?Thursday 15th Aug:
Last day for orders. Payment also required to ensure the order is made.Sunday 18th Aug 5-7pm:
Collection of your order from the school HallCheese Rolls Order Link
Cheese-Roll-a-thon: Another way to support this fundraiser is to volunteer to help make the Cheese Rolls. If you are keen to assist & have some free time on Sunday 18th Aug, please use the following link to complete a form. Assist with cheese roll making
Friday 16th Aug: Check those bags for your child’s Read-a-thon sponsorship card coming home. Your child will then get 14 days to read & collect sponsors supporting your child’s reading journey.
Friday 30th Aug: We will celebrate the end of this reading journey with a ‘Book Character Day’-come dressed to school in your favourite book character.
Mon 2nd Sept: Sponsorship Cards & funds collected can be returned to the school office.
Fri 6th Sept: The final day of collection of the sponsorship cards & funds.
Whoop Whoop Just 30 Spots left- 70 Gone!!!
Secure your spot at Clubbercise Christchurch with Chloē at Beckenham on Wednesday 21st August at 7pm. $10 per person (16yr+) Hall doors will open from 6:30pm
Book your Clubbercise Spot Now with the following link: book clubbercise
Or you will miss out on your opportunity to “Glow”.
Filling up fast but spaces still available for the next Car Boot Sale on Sunday 25th August, 9-11am.
Last opportunity to book at the special “Winter” rate of $15 (normally $25)
Re-cycle, Re-use and Re-wear.
Book Now on the following link: Book Beckenham Booty
September Dates for the Diary
Mon 2nd: Sponsorship cards & funds collected can be returned to the school office.
Fri 6th: The final day of collection of the sponsorship cards & funds.
Mon 9th: Calendar Art Orders open online
Wed 11th at 7:30pm: 1st Twilight Fair 2020 Planning Meeting
Sat 14th at 7:30pm: Annual PTA Quiz
Sun 22nd from 2-4pm: Brewery Tour
Fri 27th: Calendar Art Orders close online
Sun 29th: Beckenham Booty
(Notices placed here are contingent on space and do not reflect the views or opinions of the school.)
We welcome your entries into our Term 4 Smarttouch rugby competition.
What: Mixed grade touch rugby
Who: 0 - 8 students
Where: Waltham Park
When: Thurs 24th Oct to 6th Dec
Grades/Times: years 0-2 & 3-4, 4 - 5pm. Years 5-6 & 7-8, 5:30 - 7pm. $30 per player
Steps to register:
Get a team organised and appoint a team manager and coach.
Online entries open on 19th Aug - use the URL address www.sporty.co.nz/smarttouch
On the Smarttouch home page fill out the touch team manager sign up form and submit it.
You will then receive an email giving you the link to enter your player details. Closing date for entries, 23rd Sept 2019.
Remember the competition is social MIXED and you need to have a minimum of 3 girls on the field at a time (except for Grades 0-2 which is mixed but any combination of girls and boys). Grades: Year 0-2, Year 3-4, Year 5-6, and Year 7-8.
We are all looking forward to a great season,
From the Smarttouch Team.
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Enter the Ōpāwaho-Heathcote River Network's annual photographic competition.
This is the first year we are offering a schools division with two themes students can choose from. It runs from 9th - 22nd September - World Rivers Day is Sunday 22nd.
The competition is designed both as an e-learning process and a creative activity. It is open to all students (Y3-13) within the Ōpāwaho-Heathcote River catchment. It provides an opportunity for students to be inspired, to innovate and to create. The awards evening on November 1st will provide a chance for student finalists at all levels to share and celebrate their skills and talents alongside the finalists in the Open division.
Entries must be submitted by September 26th. Detailed information about the competition can be found here on the Ōpāwaho-Heathcote River Network website