Kia Ora Koutou
Many thanks to those parents who came to our Meet the Teacher/Information Meeting on Wednesday night. Moving forward I feel that we will rename this night as an Information Night as it is a great time to relay to you what is happening in the year and an opportunity for you to ask questions. It was also wonderful to have Claira and Paul from the Runanga to speak also. Paul loved the look and vibe of the school and has put up on our facebook page those community programmes that he was talking about.
From the meeting on Wednesday night it does sound that you are all for these free School Lunches which is wonderful. As I said there may be some glitches in the beginning but they will get sorted out. If you have pigs and want the scraps just send in a bucket with your name on it. Hopefully it will be all up and running on Monday 22 March but I will keep you informed.
Yesterday I sent out a notice regarding the Great Whangaroa Kiwi Can Raft Race. Please can you fill it out and return it to school even if you cannot help in anyway. I then know that you have received the notice.
I hope you have got your thinking caps on for the Sea Week Dress Up Day. We have just a little parade, walk around in our costumes , so if you would like to join in feel free and turn up dressed up. We do it first thing in the morning.
Also in the next few weeks I will be sending out a notice requesting help for our Beach trip to Mahinepua on Thursday 11 March.
The following children have received certificates for their awesome work:
Kowhai – For your amazing writing. You are using words you know. Well done!
Harper – For sounding out your words while you are reading.
Azahlia – For doing your spelling homework and consistently doing your best.
Clay – For working quietly and independently on set tasks. Ka pai!
Beau – For showing a great work ethic by working quietly on set tasks.
Izzy – For willingly helping with class duties.
Harper – For being a great helper.
Nick – For being a great helper.
Stella – For your fantastic attitude to learning.
Stella – Principals Award – For an awesome recount about an event that happened in the holidays!
Ivy – For an improvement in your basic facts knowledge during our speed drills.
Izzy – For showing Totara North School values.
Ari – For your 3D nets and models.
Experiencing Marine ReservesOnce again Experiencing Marine Reserves and Fish Forever are offering a snorkel day out at Maunganui Bay (Deep Water Cove) on Saturday 13th March. Thanks to Rawhiti hapu, this bay has been protected by rahui for over a decade and the marine life is returning. Snorkeling here is an amazing experience and shows what abundance is possible with increased care. Guides and gear provided, no previous snorkeling experience needed.Registration is required and a cost of $20 per person. We are generously supported by Foundation North, Department of Conservation and BOI Sea Shuttle, that enables this cost to be kept to a minimum. Under 15 years to be accompanied by an adult.
|08-12 March||Sea Week|
|11 March||Beach Trip to Mahinepua|
|12 March||Sea Week Dress Up Day|
|16 March||BOT Meeting 4pm|
|17 March||Fisheries Education Trailer Visit|
|20 March (Sat)||Whangaroa Kiwi Can Raft Race|
|22 March||Ka Ora, Ka Ako (School Lunches) proposed start date|
|01 April||TEACHER ONLY DAY|
|02 April||GOOD FRIDAY – NO SCHOOL|
|05 April||EASTER MONDAY – NO SCHOOL|
|06 April||EASTER TUESDAY – NO SCHOOL|
|16 April||Last day of Term 1.|
|03 May||Term 2 begins|