Kia Ora Koutou
Welcome back to all whanau – we have had all tamariki return. A special welcome to Reid and his whanau, Sharn and Luke, to our Totara North School family. We have had a couple of support staff changes and we welcome Tania Grace Teacher Aide for Term 2 and Tammy Sweetapple as our new Caretaker.
Once again we are in for a busy time. The tamariki are presently training for the annual Cross Country that we will be hosting on Friday 01 July. We will be sending out a notice a bit later on for help on the day and for home baking that we can sell on the day also.
This term our theme focus is a Literacy one – Traditional/Fairy Tales, Myths and Legends. We will be including some local stories also.
Later on this term you will receive a Mid Year Report on your child’s progress and then a form to complete for our 3 Way Conferences. For those who are new – you are able to book in a time during the day, when you can come in and have a 3-way conference about your child’s learning, with yourselves, your child and their teacher.
On Friday 24 June this year it is the first Public Holiday for Matariki and on the Thursday (23 June) there will be no school for the tamariki as we will be having a Teacher Only Day.
Finally I would like to just mention about morning tea food. We receive fruit for the tamariki and at times are donated fruit for them to eat at morning tea or sometimes a birthday cake is sent in to share.. If you wish to supply morning tea for your child could it please be limited to fruit or vegetables. I have just been noticing some packet food starting to creep back in.
Our Easter Raffle was drawn on Wednesday 13 April. Congratulations to the winners: 1st Prize – RHONDA & ROBBO TEIXEIRA, 2nd Prize – ROWAN DAHL, 3rd Prize – JOY KAREKO. Thank you for all you support.
The following children have received certificates for their awesome work:
Charley – For beginning to edit your writing and using interesting vocab in your writing.
Nick – For your reading and story writing. Wow a long story!
Kowhai – For a great effort during reading.
Nelson & Blake – For completing Stages 1 & 2 of our Literacy Programme.
Blythe – For concentrating and sounding out your words beautifully.
Jack – For your positive attitude and your wonderful mahi.
Reid – WELCOME TO THE JUNIOR CLASS AT TOTARA NORTH SCHOOL!
Blythe – For being a super star at Cross Country Practice.
Kaden – For showing great work habits by working quietly and trying hard to complete the task.
Scholastic Bookclub Issue 3 – The pamphlets for issue 3 were given to the children last week. If you haven’t already put an order in for it and would like to do so – please order no later than Thursday 19th May. Preferred ordering is using LOOP where you can do your order online using your debit/credit card and the order will be delivered to our school to distribute to your child. For those new families, if you are purchasing to use as a gift, please let the school know and I will hold the order for you to collect instead of sending it home with your child.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|Tuesday 17 May||BOT Meeting – 4pm|
|Monday 06 June||Queen’s Birthday – No School|
|Tuesday 14 June||Helen Foley – health talk. BOT Meeting 4pm|
|Thursday 23 June||Teacher Only Day|
|Friday 24 June||Matariki Day – No School|
|Wednesday 29 June||Mid Year Reports Out|
|Friday 01 July||Inter School Cross Country|
|Tuesday 05 July||3 Way conferences|
|Friday 08 July||Term 2 ends|
|Monday 25 July||Term 3 begins|