Ko te pipi te tuatahi, Ko te kaunuku to tuarua

From small beginnings come great things

Week 5 Term 2                          Friday 31st May 2019                                       School Roll: 87

 TEACHER STRIKE

Thankyou to all our parents for supporting the teachers and not sending your kids to school on the strike day. It was a  big turn out in Wellington, with our very own Nanny Lovi making it on the news with Te Karere.

MINI GALA

Fa’afetai to everyone who donated their delicious baking, cooking, furniture and white elephant goods for us to sell. We made a Whopping $602. Always a good time at Mini Gala’s.

ATTENDANCE

It is really good to see that the attendance levels at school are on an increase.  We appreciate you sending your children to school everyday.  We have adapted our learning topics for a high interest level and have seen the benefits of these.  If your child is absent please leave a  message on the school phone or text 027 4535 111.  We appreciate the communication.

FREE NEW ZEALAND SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA CONCERT

Our whole school got to see the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra at Te Rauparaha Arena Yesterday, the kids enjoyed it emmensly. A huge thankyou to the Orchestra for inviting our school and a huge thankyou to Te Pahi Bus for transporting our whole school to this event. Can’t wait for the next one.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

WACKY WIG DAY

On Wednesday 19 June 2019 we are dressing up and wearing our Wacky Wigs to support Child Cancer research.  We are asking the children for a gold coin donation so that we can send it on to support the young children that suffer from this debilitating disease.

EDUCATION REVIEW OFFICE

We will be having the ERO team in to visit the teaching staff on Wednesday and Thursday 12 and 13 of June.  They will be in to speak to the management, staff and visit classrooms.  We look forward to their time with us.  If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office.

SAMOAN LANGUAGE CLASSES

At Natone Park School Whaea Toa has offered Samoan Language Classes for those of us that wish to learn.  These are open to parents and families of Natone Park School and run from 6-7pm on Thursday evenings.  Lasts weeks feedback from those that attended said that it was a stress free, friendly environment.  We have started the classes from requests from people that wish to learn. Come along and see for yourself.

TRANSMISSION GULLY ROADWORKS

With the formation of the new roads being introduced to our community we are teaching our children, and reminding them, about the importance of safety while travelling to and from school.  There will be trucks and road works holding up traffic in the near future and we encourage our children to cross the road safely by using the pedestrian crossing.

COOKED LUNCHES

We would like to remind you that the children are provided with cooked lunches every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.  Whaea Millie has gratefully accepted the position of head chef to help support us during the term.

PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

We will be holding our mid year Parent Teacher Interviews on Wednesday 29 June 2019 from 2pm to 6.30pm.  Please make an appointment to have a discussion about your child’s learning.  This is a good time to catch up with the teachers and talk about the progress and have a one to one 10 minutes interview.

Spaces are filling fast.

PORIRUA LEADERSHIP DAY

On Friday 24 May 2019 our Year 8 students attended  a, first time, Leadership symposium.  This event is mainly for and leads up to Year 9 students and is run by the Porirua City Council.  It helps students to think ahead about the future and the prospects that lie ahead for them. All ;the year 9s that attended had a blast and came back to school with lots to share. Here are some photos of the kids.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ROAD SAFETY

As we are supporters of safety around our busy area I would like to remind you that if your child rides their bike to school that they need to wear their helmet.  It is the law and as a school we must support and teach children safety first.  With all the cars that we have visited and driving around our car parks I would hate to see an incident occur before our eyes.

KO WAI AU

It is a pleasure to welcome back the team from Ko Wai Au? The students are becoming more and more familar about the ways that we cope when under pressure, confronting conflicts and managing our behaviours.

ENERGIZE PROGRAMME

The students have been sharing their fitness skills with Whaea Linda.  We appreciate the information that she offers the children and explains why and what is more beneficial for their growing bodies.

SPORTS

There are no Sports games this weekend

NATONE PARK SCHOOL KIDS DOING THE SASA

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

QUEENS BIRTHDAY LONG WEEKEND

Reminder there is no school on Monday due to Queens Birthday long weekend. Travel safe to all whanau that may be going away and see you on Tuesday 4th June.

DATES TO REMEMBER

27/5/19 Samoan Language Week

3/6/19 Queens Birthday, school closed

4/6/19 Whanau Advisory Hui 1pm

12/6/19 ERO visit

26/6/19 Kaumatua Day visits

3/7/19 Pamper Day and Breakfast morning