Kia ora whanau,
The week of term has finally arrived. We are anticipating a great week ahead filled will fun and finishing off! Please remember that school will finish at 12.30pm on Friday. Here are the essentials for this week:
We will be sending home school stationery from Tuesday. The children will bring these items home in a plastic bag. Any unused stationery from 2016 can be used for 2017. We highly recommend you put these items somewhere safe for easy access next year.
Each hub has organised a shared lunch on Wednesday 14th December. If you would like your child to participate, please send along a plate of food (preferably healthy, no lollies of soft drink). Any containers or plates that you would like returned, please put your name on them for easy identification.
YEAR 8 GRADUATION
On Thursday, we have our Year 8 graduation in the hall beginning at 11am. This is the time that we specifically celebrate year 8 student achievements. You are most welcome to attend if you know the Year 8 students graduating.
This Friday 16th December is our Junior School Athletics Day. This event will begin at 11am, with a greeting outside the hall prior to beginning. The athletic events will finish at 12.30pm. As this is the end of the 2016 year, you will be able to take your child home at the conclusion of athletics from their home room.
Thank you to all the wonderful parents who were able to come along as parent helpers last Monday on our trip to Orana Park. The children had a wonderful time sharing their understanding about animals and their habitats. We were overwhelmed with the high level of support and it was unfortunate that we couldn't take you all.
EFTPOS and LIBRARY BOOKS
Eftpos is now available at the school office for anyone wanting to pay school accounts. Anne still has some over due books that she would love to have returned to the school library. Could you please check with your child to ensure that all books have been returned and if not have a hunt for any that are overdue. Many thanks to those who have already returned their books!
Our axolotls need a home over the holidays or part of the holidays. If you are keen and able to axolotl sit, please come and see Paulette or send her and email to make arrangements! They are VERY easy to look after and are well house trained!
MEETING 2017 PONT of CONTACT TEACHERS
On Thursday afternoon, the children will all be given the opportunity to visit and meet their point of contact teachers for 2017. This is an opportunity for the children to see the learning space they will be working in and the teachers that will be working in their hub. The current Year 4s will bus to Champion Street for their visit on this day.
Lastly, a HUGE thank you from all of us in Kowhai Team for all of your wonderful support this year. We have really enjoyed getting to know you all and have especially loved working with your tamariki this year. Have a safe, enjoyable and relaxing summer break and we look forward to seeing you all in 2017!
Paulette, Mike, Anna, Rebekah and Gayle
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