Monday, 23 October 2017

Week 2 (24-27 October)

Welcome to Week 2 :)
We hope you all enjoyed a fantastic long weekend with your children.
There will be a Tuesday Morning Meet Up this week.

Author Visit
This Thursday we are lucky enough to be able to attend a session with a children's author - Juliette McIvor who writes the series about Marmaduke Duck and The Frog Who Lost His Underpants! The children won't be bringing home a reading book for homework as we will be at this session instead (9.20-10.20am). We are looking forward to sharing some of her books with the children during the week.

Classroom Release Time
On Thursday the children will have CRT between 11-12.30pm. Room 18 have Art with Mrs McHaffie and Room 19 have PE with Mr Lukes.

Health &PE Rotations
This week our Year 0-2 mixed groups will be changing activities for our Thursday afternoon (1.45-2.45pm) and Friday morning (9.15-10.15am) sessions. Last week the children had fun meeting those in their activity groups - our focus is on how we can strengthen our interactions with others. For some of us, our learning was how to introduce ourselves to someone new. For others, it was learning to work cooperatively with different/new people in a new setting (and possibly with a unfamiliar teacher).

All the children had lots of fun practising their interaction skills whilst doing folk dancing, yoga, healthy eating, parachute activities, outdoor games, or poi. Perhaps ask your child who was a new person they worked with (child or teacher!)

Library day is still Friday but we will go at 11am due to our Health & PE rotations in the morning. Please send books back anytime - the children can put them in the class library boxes.

Reading Book Returns
Thanks to our kind helpers this week for re shelving our class reading books especially as it was a big job after the holidays! If you are able to help out this week, we promise there won't be as many books to put away!!

School Photo Orders
These are due by Tuesday 31 October. You can pay online but order forms still need to be returned to the school office. See the photo pack that your child took home for details.

PTA News
Halloween Disco - the PTA are once again hosting their annual Halloween Disco on Tuesday 31 October in the school hall. A great alternative to trick or treating. Come along dressed in Halloween costumes. 5.30-6.30pm for juniors. $2 entry and Halloween themed glow products also available to purchase. Parents are welcome to get in the spirit and come along in costume too! Unfortunately we realise some children will have touch rugby instead but look forward to seeing those who can make it.

Bad Moms Movie
On Wednesday 8 November the PTA have booked a theatre for a screening of Bad Moms 2. This is not a fundraiser, but just a fun night out. Grab a group of other 'bad mums' and make a night of it. Tickets cost $8.50 each and need to be paid for this week via internet banking to:
A C Gilbert
02 - 0908 - 0245534 - 097
Please put your full name as reference and then email confirmation to once money has been paid. Any questions feel free to ask Anna Gilbert (Oli's mum).
Look forward to seeing you all there!

Whanau Hui
This is the final get together for the year for all those with an interest in Maori achievement and engagement. Please let class teachers know if you can make it on Friday 3 November from 5-7pm. Bring the whanau (children most welcome) and some kai (dinner) as this will also be a chance to have a social catch up.

The class relays last week at the Senior Athletic Sports were hotly contested and thanks to a photo finish, we are stoked to say Kohara's Team 1 took out the winning spot on the day - congratulations and well done to Johnny, Freddy, Hannah and Zora. Great effort also to our other team made up of Shiva, Rosalie, Anika and Ben. You did us proud!

All children should now have a navy wide brimmed school sunhat at school each day. Please ensure these are well named. Children without sunhats will be asked to play in the shade if they are not wearing their hats outside. Awesome to see most of Kohara already had their blue hats last week :)

Lunch Clubs
Tuesday: Craft/Sewing club
Thursday: Art club

Touch Rugby
Well done to our Kohara children who played their first game of touch rugby for the season last week.  There were many excited children afterwards - great to see our children getting out and being active. Good luck for this Tuesday's game.

Have a great week :)

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