Ko te pipi te tuatahi, Ko te kaunuku to tuarua
From small beginnings come great things
Week 9 Term 3 Thursday 19th September 2019 School Roll: 100
TE WIKI O TE REO MĀORI
Natone students have had a very cultural week last week celebrating Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori. Their week had consisted of Karakia, Waiata, Marae aerobics, Māori performing Arts, Māori Arts and crafts and lots more and for the grand finale the whole school were able to have a kai of Hangi. Thankyou so much to Whaea Mere, Papa Rog and Rikailo for helping us. Here are some photo’s of the preparation of the Hangi.
Unfortunately we have had a series of in-school vandalism which has cost us money. We are proud of our school and appreciate what we have.
LATENESS TO SCHOOL
Please send your child on time to school as we are trying to monitor behaviours happening in and out at the classroom. We have noticed for some children, if they don’t get to play before school they sometimes get agitated.
We have also noticed an increase of children coming to school with breakfast. Please encourage them to utilise our Breakfast Club if they are hungry.
It has been so cold lately and we understand many children are becoming unwell. Please contact the office if your child is going to be away so we can mark attendance accordingly. If your child is away more than 3 days please provide a medical certificate and drop it into the office. We also have our own school nurse who comes to visit every Tuesday. If you would like your child to be seen on that day please contact Whaea Miro and she will let the nurse know.
We have had a few incidents where children are hungry during class time. Our school provides breakfast every morning which is open from 8am – 8.30am. Whaea Sharlene is more than happy to make the children weetbix or toast before school so they are all set for their day of learning.
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday we have our lovely Whaea Millie cooking all our children a warm kai for lunch. If you would like to help come along from 10am to prep the food and serve it out. You know the saying ‘more hands make light work’. This venture has been provided to help feed our children and keep them warm. Unfortunately we have had a few lunches stolen from childrens bags and this is not good. We hope that if children don’t have food that they are brave enough to tell a teacher. We will endeavour to make a sandwich for them.
A friendly reminder, we do not heat noodles for lunch.
Children under the age of 16 are not permitted to have energy drinks. Please be vigilant and support our Health Policy.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
As we continue to have wet conditions at school please be reminded that some of the smaller children might need a change of clothing in their bags as this week a number of children have fallen in the mud. We do not carry many spare clothes and they are not being returned to school to help other children. If you have spare pant’s to offer for these sorts of accident’s please send them to the office.
DANCING FOR FITNESS
Each morning from 8.55 to 9.15-ish we have dancing with our students. These are modern songs played on the big screen where the children learn steps to help improve their fitness levels. If you are game enough to come along or stay when you drop your child/ren off you are more than welcome to join in. We would love to have you with us. We are inviting Te Toka Ahuru Kohanga Reo and BestStart Waitangirua Kindergarten to bring some of their children along too. Don’t be shy. Come and let your hair down and show us some of your moves. It was so awesome having BestStart join us this morning, We are looking forward to the KIndy joining us tomorrow morning.
Thankyou to the whanau that attended the Whanau Hui lastnight. Lastnight we updated our survey that is displayed in the foyer of the office. There were lots of awesome ideas of what whanau want to see in our school. Please come into the office, have a look and contribute to it next time you come in.
This Friday 20th September Whataitai and Ngake will be doing a stream clean up on Te Awa iti. If any parents are available to help it will be greatly appreciated.
We are studying Healthy Foods next Term. Any parents out there that may have a passion for Gardening or just want to help out, you are more than welcome to come along. Just pop in and see Whaea Ria. We already have one awesome parent who has put her hand up to help. Thankyou Shanna Campbell.
You may have noticed the sun is starting to shine. Please send your child to school with a named hat to wear during their play time. We are a sun smart school and want to protect our tamariki as much as we can. Your support is greatly appreciated.Hats will be compulsory in Term 4.
ZEALANDIA FAMILY PASS
Our school has been given a yearly family ZEALANDIA Membership pass (up to 2 adults and 3 children). If you would like to borrow this pass for a day please see Whaea Miro in the office. The pass needs to be signed out and signed back in the day after so other familys can use it. We would like all familys to be able to enjoy a family experience at Zealandia. It is very important that all rules for use of this Membership pass is adhered to.
FREE BOOKSHELVES AND CUPBOARDS
We were donated a lot of different style bookshelves and cupboards. If you or anyone you know may like some please come in and see Whaea Miro.
LATES TO REMEMBER
27th September – Last day of School
14th October – First day of Term 4
30th October – School Photo’s
NAG 1. CURRICULUM
NAG 2. SELF REVIEW
NAG 3. PERSONNEL
NAG 4. FINANCE & PROPERTY
NAG 5. HEALTH & SAFETY
NAG 6. LEGISLATION & COMPLIANCE
NAG 7. SCHOOL CHARTER AND STRATEGIC/ANNUAL PLAN
NAG 8. ANALYSIS OF VARIANCE