Ko te pipi te tuatahi, Ko te kaunuku to tuarua
From small beginnings come great things
Week 9 Term 1 Friday 29th March 2019 School Roll: 86
Last friday our school were apart of many schools and organisations that took part in the National Colour Day to support those affected by the Christchurch tragedy. All the children looked so colourful, it was fantastic to see the support. Thank you to all the parents and children that donated to Christchurch to show our support from Natone Park School. We raised $41.00.
This is a panui to let you know that our School Charter, Strategic Plan and Annual Plan is complete and available to be viewed in the school reception area. Please feel free to browse. If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact one of the staff.
BUILDERS IN SCHOOL
We are now having regular visitors to our school regarding the replacement of the old windows for new aluminium ones. As the holidays are nearing the preparation of the work to be carried out are more regular. We will keep you up to date with the process.
Today is the last day for Movin March, It has been a delight to see our children actively walking, moving on wheels to school every morning and afternoon. Thank you for your support in dropping your children off so they can journey the last 50 metres to the school gate. We appreciate the support. We would like to congratulate all the children that have received awards for filling their cards.
The children have enjoyed Movin March so we encourage parents and students to continue this everyday..
Swimming lessons begin on Monday. Please make payment to the office as soon as possible, If you are needing help please see Whaea Ria or Whaea Miro in the office.
Once again thankyou to all the whanau that have already made their payments
DONATION OF SWIMMING KITS
A huge thankyou goes out to the Charity ‘Given for You’ and Fiona Crawford & students from Samuel Marsden Collegiate School who were generous enough to provide each child at Natone Park School with free Swimming Kits which include a swimming bag, towel, togs and goggles. At the moment teachers are in the process of naming each item so they can be used for their swimming lessons nextweek.
Thanks to all the whanau for returning their monies to the office. We only have 2 families who we need to follow up with. It was great to see the response from those that received their reminder letters. This will help to pay off some of the swimming fees for your child/ren.
CONCERT AT MICHAEL FOWLER CENTRE
Rangituhi, Whataitai and Ngake were lucky enough to attend the music concert performed by the ‘Red Priest’ at the Michael Fowler centre on Monday. The children has an awesome experience and even got to travel in style on a double decker bus.
PARENT ADVISORY BOARD
It has been announced that we will be training and seeking advice on appointing a Board of Trustees in the near future and are therefore holding training sessions with a member of the NZSTA to introduce the responsibilities required. If you are interested please let us know. We are keen to open these discussions to our local community.
Please ring the office if your child is going to be away. As we are part of the Ministry of Education intiative ‘RAAYS’
Netball practises have been held on Tuesday afternoons with a good amount of players. Thank you to all the whanau for your support in letting your child/ren stay on until 4pm. Can all parents who have children in our netball team please attend our netball Hui next Tuesday 2nd April at 3.30pm in the staffroom after school.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE
I have been in touch with a number of agencies to ask if they would consider holding after school care. This has been the result of inquiries from parents at our school. I will keep you up to date with what is on offer as it comes to hand. I have also asked about holiday programmes too.
TERM 2 STUDIES
Next terms studies are currently underway to prepare for our students. We will be researching Tangata Rongonui, our local heroes, As the students have been learning about and sharing ‘Our journey’ we now link this to the next topic. The students are enjoying their
Please don’t forget the change of our lunch days is now on Monday’s, Wednesday’s and Friday’s. Parents please note the change of days.
Our students have been blessed with commencement of our Cultural Awareness programme which will start in Term 2 on Fridays under the tutelage of Whaea Te Rau Oriwa. She brings with her a wealth of knowledge about performing arts and has worked with our children before. Each class will have a 40 min block to learn as many songs and games of as many cultures as possible. If you are able to help, contribute songs or activities or can share please contact us at school. We want to do this properly.
LITERACY PROGRAMME FOR THE JUNIOR PROGRAMME
Last year we held a literacy programme with Whaea Suman, to assist our junior students with literacy. We will be commencing these sessions again in Term 2. Whaea Sharlene will be helping us out with the same outlay. We would like to continue to make contact with the parents to support working at home for your child’s learning. We will keep you up to date.
YEAR 7 & 8 iIMMUNISTIONS
Our year 7 & 8 have their Immunisations nextweek, If you haven’t returned your immunisation forms yet can you please do this asap, the nurse needs these signed otherwise your child with not get Immunised. Thankyou to all the parents that have signed and returned these. We are currently waiting on 2 forms.
If you have any spare plastic bags at home can you please send them to school with your child. We have run out and need these to bag up kai for kids to take home.
DUFFY BOOKS IN HOMES
We are glad to announce that once again we have another visitor from Duffy Books who will be working closely with staff. We will be having Chris Lam-Sam on Thursday 4 April at 9.30am.
We seem to have collected a lot of lost property, If you child is missing any clothing please come and have a look through. All clothing left over at the end of the term will be going to the Koha Shed.
Tuakana – Nazareth Tinielu helping teach the teina how to use the stilts properly.
DATES TO REMEMBER
- 01/04 – 11/04 Swimming @ Cannons Creek pool
- 04/04 Duffy Role Model Assembly
- 12/04 Last day of school finishing at 2.45pm