Ko te pipi te tuatahi, Ko te kaunuku to tuarua

From small beginnings come great things

Week 6 Term 2                          Thursday 6th June 2019                                       School Roll: 88

SUPPORT STAFF UNION MEETING

All our Support Staff will be attending a Paid Union Meeting over the next couple of weeks. This day will not affect the School or the students.

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.  If your child is off for 3 or more days please provide a medical Certificate for their absence.We appreciate the communication.

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.  Come along and see for yourself. There will be no class tonight but will re commence next Thursday 13th June.

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. Thankyou to Whaea Millie who came in on her day off to cook an extra lunch for our Tamariki today.

PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS

We will be holding our midyear 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.

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

UNIHOC – Yr 3 & 4 game is at 4.30pm today versing St Theresas Eagles.

                 – Yr 5 & 6 game is at 3.40pm today versing Porirua East Avengers

 

NETBALL – Juniors game this Saturday is at 2.20pm

                   – Seniors game this Saturday is at 11.45am

PLEASE MEET AT THE COURTS 45 MINUTES BEFORE THE GAME

Welldone to both our Miniball teams on Tuesday afternoon. The Year 1-2 team won with a score of 12 -4. Frejya Kirk-Marsters being Player of the Day. The Year 3 & 4 team also won their game with a score of 14-12, with Maraea-Jean Taui-Tawhai  being Player of the Day. Well done to all the children that participated.

Please parents if your child is meant to be playing in any sports team’s can you please make sure the child is there early before the game and if they are not able to make it then contact either the coach or Whaea Ru.

PORIRUA COLLEGE OPEN DAY FOR ENROLMENTS 2020

Porirua College are having a welcome day for new enrolments in 2020. Students and families can take a guided tour of the school or if you would rather, feel free to look around yourself. You can meet the Faculty teaching staff and watch Polyfest groups practising.

There are 2 different time frames you can attend. 3.15pm or 5pm.

DATES TO REMEMBER

12/6/19 ERO visit

12/6/19 Porirua College Open day for prospective new enrolments for 2020 3.15pm or 5pm

19/06/19 Wacky Wig Day

20/06/19 Interschool Netball Tournament

26/6/19 Parent/Teacher Interviews

26/6/19 Kaumatua Day visits

3/7/19 Pamper Day and Breakfast morning