Kia Ora Koutou
Well we were very lucky with the weather last Friday for our Cross Country. Well done to all the tamariki – that training was worth it. I was so proud of all of you that ran and completed the course.
A Big Shout Out to “Hellers Sausages for Schools” who sponsored us for our Inter-Schools Cross Country by donating the sausages for it. And a huge thank you to all our families who provided some very yummy food for our stall. AMAZING!!! We raised the sum of $900 and couldn’t have achieved our best Cross Country fundraiser ever without all your support!!
Over the past few weeks we have been hit with some sickness throughout the school but hopefully we are on the road of recovery now. This leads me into the subject of absentees. It would be much appreciated if your child is sick to please inform us either a phone call (and you can leave a message if unanswered), by email or through the website or Skool Loop app. We are required to keep a record of all absences for auditing purposes. If you know that your child is going to be away due to some special event please let us know also. Now a little bit of maths – if a child is away one day a week that means in a term it is 10 days or 50 hours of learning that they have missed. So we do ask that children be here everyday unless they are unwell or that the reason be one that is very important. Thank you in advance for your cooperation on this matter.
Last night I attended the Curriculum Evening at Whangaroa College and I must say I was quite impressed in what I saw and heard. The pathways of learning and career pathways that the tamariki are able to engage in are quite exciting. Three students (two being ex Totara North) stood and spoke about their experiences about this upgraded curriculum and how they love the opportunities that it has given them. If you wish to find out more about what is happening at Whangaroa College give them a call as they are open to talk to you about it and give you a tour around the school.
Next week is Te Reo o te Wiki and we will also be going on our trip to Waitangi on Wednesday 11 September for the second part of our digital experiences. We will be leaving 9.00am, so we need all children here at School on time and we will be back in time for the buses. Children need to take morning tea, lunch and a drink.
Fundraiser – Kids Art Works – order forms for calendars, diaries, sketch pads, cards or mouse pads along with a copy your child’s artwork are being sent out. Orders must be in by Monday 16 September.
The following children have received certificates for their awesome work.
Taeo – a great endurance runner
Millie – for carefully sounding out words while reading
Xavier – for working hard in maths
Herbie – trying hrd with your maths
Nick – for making positive choices
Izzy – a great mover during “Go Noodle”
Riverview School Bazaar – Sunday 22 September, 11am to 3pm – Riverview Road, Kerikeri
Lots of fun – children’s rides and activities, silent auction, raffles, pre-loved items, plants, entertainment, food stalls, and MUCH MORE
|DATES TO REMEMBER|
|Wed 11 Sept||Raranga Matihiko – @ Waitangi Treaty Grounds|
|Tues 17 Sept||BOT Meeting – 4.00pm|
|Wed 18 Sept||Duffy Hero Assembly|
|Thurs 19 Sept||Raranga Matihiko School Visit|
|Thurs 26 Sept||Winter Sports @ Kaeo Rugby Grounds|
|Fri 27 Sept||LAST DAY OF TERM 3 – finish 12.30pm|