Aso Tofi 31 o Me 2018             

Samoan Language Week                                                                     

Alofa nei atu, Alofa mai tae ao

Kindness given, kindness received

As we near the end of celebrating Samoan Language Week we would like to thank Whaea Toa for her undivided attention and support in helping guide us throughout this exciting journey.  We appreciate the time that whanau, friends staff and students have put in to participating in the number of activities that have taken place during our classroom time from completing artwork, dressing up, learning language structures, singing and dancing, learning the Sasa and learning prayers.

 

ERO AND COMMISSIONER VISIT

Yesterday we had ERO and the Commissioner at Natone Park School.  They observed our children celebrating culture in the highest by performing a Sasa, visiting classrooms, looking at what the children are learning and providing feedback for the teachers to share with the school.  We look forward to their next visit in Term 3.

WHANAU HUI

It was great to see the turnout for the Whanau Hui and share the latest updates of information regarding Natone Park School.  Lots of laughter, celebrations and information was provided. We appreciate the whanau that have taken time to hear and take a vested interest in our progress.  We know that there are others out there that cannot make it to meetings due to other commitments but we would like to let you know that we are available to share anytime your are free.

DAILY ATTENDANCE

Thank you to the many whanau that have responded in making sure your children are at or leaving school on time.  We are still working on a couple of families as this affects the funding we receive if we have consistent absenteeism.  Thank you.

NEW ENROLMENTS

A big welcome to the Siala whanau who joined us yesterday.  They have settled in well and are enjoying the company of the Natone Park School students.

BASKETBALL

We played Windley Red and won 35-30 and Te Rito is the player of the day

NETBALL

Week 1 NPS vs Titahi Bay we won 15-0 Player of the day LeVatican-Mecca Vaaua-Sua

Wk 2     NPS vs Greenfers we won -18-1 Player of the day Rosailelah Vaaua-Sua

Wk 3     NPS vs Adventure we lost – 13-7 Player of the day Alex Pule’aga

WK 4    NPS vs Adventure we lost   8-5 Player of the day Marionette Pule’aga 

There is no game this week

UNIHOC

Game to be advised for next week

FAREWELL TO WHAEA LYN

We would like to thank Whaea Lyn for her bubbly spirit and her welcoming heart during her time at Natone Park School.  We will miss the ‘Hello Lovie’ as we walk into the admin area, her kind voice on the other end of the phone, her ability to get things done without a bother and her carrot cakes. We know she is only a phone call away and wish her well on her ventures.  He tuku mihi ki a koe Lyn mo te aroha, te whakaritenga whare me te tautoko hoki ki a matou.

QUEENS BIRTHDAY WEEKEND

Safe travels to those who will be on the roads this weekend.  Enjoy your long weekend with your whanau and friends. Please be reminded that school will recommence on Tuesday 5 June at 8.45am.

HEALTH AND SAFETY

Head Lice are rampant here at school.  Please tie your childs hair up if it is long. Next time that you are at the doctors ask them for the treatment as it is free.    As well as that the flu is here so please make sure that you wrap up warm. Chicken Pox is making the rounds again. Please put a change of clothes in your child’s bag as we have had a few children fall over in the playground and come in all wet and muddy, we do not have a surplus of clothes anymore to change them.

MESSAGE FROM THE PRINCIPAL

Did you know that …at 8.30am each morning we hold breakfast literacy activities for the children to ready themselves for school each day.  Teachers are in their classes and the children have supervised time to talk, share and experience a variety of language, writing and visual tasks.

DATES TO REMEMBER

  • 25-26/6 Tu Kaha and NZ Warriors to visit Y6-8 students.
  • 26/6 Parent Teacher Interviews 2-7pm.
  • 27/6 Teacher Stop Work Union Meetings 2pm.
  • 27/6 Senior students to Close Encounters Music Performance, Michael Fowler Center, Wgtn
  • 29/6 10.30am Ngake students to  Whitireia Performing Arts group, Dixon Street, Wellington