Ko te pipi te tuatahi, Ko te kaunuku to tuarua
From small beginnings come great things
Week 1 Term 2 Thursday 2nd May 2019 School Roll: 87
All students at Natone Park School have settled in well and are learning how to problem solve using fractions and statistics, write reports on Tangata Rongonui (Famous People) and improving our reading comprehension. Children will be researching, using our digital devices, asking questions, completing homework tasks, reading books, gathering information, editing and presenting their work. We are introducing our Cultural Awareness programme starting with kapahaka every Friday assisted by Whaea Te Rau Oriwa Mitchell. The school will be attending a free orchestral concert in Week 5 at Te Rauparaha Arena, having a sharing day with Kaumatua and a Pamper Day for Mums and girls and a Breakfast with Dads and Boys. We are starting our sports season this term. The juniors will be playing unihoc, soccer and basketball at the Arena and the Seniors will be playing netball and basketball.
We would like to welcome Laura Jane Remi to Natone Park School. She will be in Pukerau with many of her friends and whanau from her Kohanga Reo.
As we move forward into the next phase of improvements for Natone Park School we are still on the prowl and looking for parents and interested parties to help build and sustain our Parent Advisory Board. Are you willing to set aside 1 hr of your time per month to meet? Have you got a vested interest in the programmes being run at Natone Park School? Can you help out in some small way with the improvements being made at our kura for our children? We welcome you to come and have a look at what we are doing. The Parent Advisory group will be meeting next Tuesday at 1pm in the Staffroom. If you are not available yet still interested, let us know at the office.
You may have noticed the work vans parked at our school over the holiday period. The builders have successfully replaced the quota of windows and completed all paint work too. Our children have draft free learning spaces and are enjoying the warm cosy areas. The Whare Hui has had an upgrade in the heating system and this too was finished today. We now await the replacement of the roofing which leaks like a sieve.
Please lock Wednesday 26 June into your diaries as we prepare the Term 2 school reports. School will be closing at 2pm for interviews and these will finish at 7pm. A booking sheet request form will be attached to the newsletter. It will be a first in first served basis.
3/7/19 Pamper Day and Breakfast morning