Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto School Newsletter, Rāpare, (Thursday) 11 August

Principal's Patch

Kia ora koutou

A reminder that tomorrow, Friday the 12th of August is a Staff Only Day and school is closed to students.

Readathon Reminder - please bring $$$ in next week

Book Character Day next Friday

Hope that everyone is enjoying getting their reading done for the 2nd week of the Readathon. Please remember to start bringing money back next week. Next Friday is Book Character Day so get your thinking hats on to see how you can represent a book or a book character by dressing differently! We all look forward to the wonderful different ways that children choose to represent their favourite characters, and we all have a lot of fun trying to guess who they are!

Strum Strike Blow

Excitement was high at the Chch Arena last night at the annual musical celebration, "Strum, Strike' Blow" with around 1200 Canterbury Primary-aged children rehearsing and performing on marimbas, ukuleles and recorders. Incredibly proud of our tamariki who took part with such joy and enthusiasm. Huge thanks to Roger Hamilton (ukulele) and Jody Stanford (recorder) who coached the students and supported them to get there.

Ngā mihi nui
Sandy Hastings
Tumuaki - Principal

Important Dates

Fri 12 Aug- Staff Only Day (School Closed)
Thu 18 Aug - BOT Meeting (5.30-7.30pm in te Rūma Kaimahi)
Fri 19 Aug - Book Character Day (dress up)
Wed 24 Aug
PTA Meeting (7.30-9.30pm in the Green Room)
Wed 7 Sep - School Photos
Wed 7 Sep - Board Election Day
Mon 19 Sep Staff Only Day (School Closed)
Thu 22 Sep - BOT Meeting (5.30-7.30pm in te Rūma Kaimahi - Staffroom)
Fri 23 Sep - PTA Disco (TBC)
Wed 28 Sep - PTA Meeting (7.30-9.30pm in the Green Room)
Fri 30 Sep - Last day of Term 3
Mon 17 Oct - First day of Term 4

Term Dates

Click here to view the 2022 term dates. 
2023 Term Dates will be confirmed at our next Board of Trustees meeting, and will be published later this month.

Citizen of the Week

Camryn Inglis - Year 6

Cammie, the positivity and enthusiasm that you bring to the Pōhutukawa Hub every day is infectious! You are someone who leads by example, displaying our school Kete Values in all that you do. Your caring nature, sense of humour and willingness to help out whenever you see a need makes a difference to our hub. Tēnā rawa atu koe Cammie, keep shining!

School Notices

Reporting Of Absences

When your child is absent from school please contact the office in the first instance. It is not enough to inform their teacher. A home group teacher is not always the one who will mark their home group roll  - this can be for a number of reasons e.g. teacher is unwell, on a training course off-site, onsite but engaged in other work, and their home group is being taught by a reliever. Teaching staff are also not always able to read all of their emails prior to the commencement of the school day, so your email may remain unread until well after the roll has been taken.

Please always let the office know first when your child is absent so that we can quickly ascertain who is present and who is absent on any given day.

A reminder of ways to contact the Office to report an absence:

Phone: (03) 337-1404
(Press 1 to leave an absence message)
Text Message: 021 027 94107

Y7/8 Open Night - Next Tuesday, 16th August 7-8pm

Lost Property

Beautiful knitted items, and warm jackets in Lost Property waiting to be claimed. A reminder for whānau to please name all items coming to school so we can return them to children when they are found (first and last name please).

PTA News

Sponsorship for the Readathon

Please support the PTA by collecting sponsorship money for your wonderful readers. We don’t want them door-knocking but if there are supportive friends or family members who can help that would be fantastic!

Keep in touch with the PTA

To stay up to date with the PTA, please check out our Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto PTA Facebook page, linked here. Or come along to one of our meetings - all welcome.
PTA Meeting dates can be found in the weekly school Newsletter, or on the school calendar - linked here.

BOT Elections

Congratulations to our duly elected Staff Representative Board Member...

Anna Reid, our Kōwhai (Y3/4) Team Leader, was nominated, unopposed, as the Staff Trustee and is returning to the Board table with a wealth of expertise to share.

Parent representatives - going to election!

Thank you to everyone who put their names forward for our Parent Trustees positions. Voting is now open and will be done online, eligible voters will receive their voting papers via email. For anyone without a valid e-mail address, you will be sent papers in the mail – with voting envelopes to send them back to the school office. Each voting paper is barcoded, pin numbered and has a unique identifier so voting can't be done twice. If you lose this piece of paper, OR, if you have not received voting papers, please get in touch with our Board Secretary - Reihana: 

Voting closes on Wednesday the 7th of September at 4pm.

Candidate Statements

Board Parent Election 2022 - 3 Parent Representative vacancies

Community Notices

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

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