Kia Ora Koutou
In the past two weeks we have had some lovely events – Mini Commonwealth Games run by the Seniors and a fantastic trip to the Gumdiggers Park.
Our next event is the Cross country and you would have received ANOTHER notice regarding help and what you can bake – third time lucky???? Hopefully this will happen and once again I will put on my weather forecaster hat for the next two weeks watching carefully at the forecast.
Next week you will be sent out order forms and a copy of your child’s artwork that they have done for the Kids Artwork Calendars, Diaries, Notebooks or Mouse pads. This is a little fundraiser for the school as we are given a percentage of the sales.
BOOKCLUB ISSUE 6: Orders are due in by Wednesday the 14th of September so I can have them back in time before the next holiday term break. Using LOOP online is the preferred way you can order. If unable to – then please have your orders back to school before the 14th.
The following children have received certificates for their awesome work:
Week 5 Term 3
Lauaki and Lily – For your writing ‘The room was usual enough!’
Nick – For focusing on your work. Congratulations Nick.
Skyler – For your work with Rhonda with reading, piano playing, and art activities.
Kowhai – For knowing the right thing to do during SSR.
Jack – For your hardworking attitude and wonderful reading.
Kymberly – Your writing is amazing! Well done!
Nelson – For adding detail to your writing. Awesome mahi – Well done.
Week 6 Term 3
Rebecca – For your leadership skills on our ‘Gumdiggers Park’ trip.
John – For great sound work and for trying hard with your reading.
Olivia – For focusing on your learning.
Lily – For your leadership skills with your group at the ‘Gumdiggers Park’.
Millie – For quickly doing the jobs asked by the Teacher without any fuss. (CBG Book awarded)
Indie – For taking responsibility for your learning and working hard, in and out of the classroom.
Blake – For reading with ‘fluidity’ and having a positive attitude.
Logan – For your wonderful sharing about your Uncle Eris Rush who was in the Commonwealth Games a long time ago.
OUR TOTARA NORTH SCHOOL FATHER’S COMPETITION DAY WINNER – LEIGH JOLLY (JACK’S DAD)
Ali was born on the dawn of change
His future they did try to rearrange
But he did no take not one step back
In keeping his morals an beliefs intact.
The media dubbed him “The Louisville Lip”
Because of his tendency to shoot from the hip
They said “This cocky lad will surely fall”
But when sonny threw in the towel he “shook up the world”.
They tried to send him to Vietnam
But Ali bravely stood up to Uncle Sam
Saying “I ain’t got no quarrel with those Viet Cong
My fight is here, this is where I belong”.
Like a wave of prejudice crashing down
“Your not welcome to fight in this town”
He scratched beneath an infected skin
When he went into battle he fought to win.
America look up and see your champ
His shoulders are broad but his eyes are damp
“Equality” he cried from the highest step
And risked everything for your respect.
The peoples champion he longed to be
And turn their heads so they could see
That to stop segregation between black and white
Was the only cause that was worth the fight.
DATES TO REMEMBER:
|Friday 16 September||Inter-School Cross Country held at our school|
|Tues 20 September||BOT Meeting – 4pm|
|Thurs 22 September||Calendar etc Orders due in|
|Fri 23 September||Matauri Bay Sports at the Whangaroa College Grounds
(Save a Day Mon 26 September)
|Fri 30 September||Term 3 ends|