Newsletter Week 5, Term 1

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Newsletter Week 5, Term 1

Principal comment
Wow! It is almost the end of week 5 and time seems to have flown by. 

Congratulations to all our children for your great efforts at swimming sports! Our big ICARE focus for Term 1 is Challenge eke panuku. I am super proud of our tamariki who took on the challenge, gave their best and had fun. Thanks to the fantastic support from our families who helped make our event special! 

Attendance and Engagement – IMPORTANT
The Ministry of Education have introduced an Attendance and Engagement strategy that focuses on children being present, participating and progressing in their learning. According to MoE regular attendance is being present at school 90% or more. We all have our roles to play and it’s so important for your child to attend school regularly. Please give our school the best possible opportunity to progress your child’s learning needs and social needs by regularly attending school. If your child is sick or has an appointment out of school during school time please contact the office and give the reason for their absence.

Class awards
Congratulations to all our children who received an award at our assembly
Endeavour – Charlie and Brodie
Endurance – Liam and Pae
Maungaturoto – Jashan and Arnav
Adventure – Leah and Zane
Discovery – Emerson and Lakaia

Student Councillors 
Top work with being our new student councillors and we look forward to your awesome contribution to our school. Its a great honour to be a student councillor!

Rebecca, Anna, Olivia, Eva, Jethro, Ryan, Sofia and Emerson

House Leaders
Fantastic work and it’s a great honour to be a house leader. We look forward to you supporting and helping your house.

Taylor & Paesyn (Rimu) Zane & Londyn (Totara) Eddie & Leah (Kauri) Dakota and Lydia (Matai)

Tahuna Mahi Tahi (Working Together: Home – School Partnership)
My Home Reading Journals
Our reading logs to support our children with regular reading at home have arrived and will be distributed to each child on Monday. This is a new and exciting initiative for our children to get excited and motivated to read!

The Kluwell My Home Reading journals assist in developing clear milestones and expectations for students and families and help teachers to track the progress of individual students.

The reading journals encourage positive reading attitudes, parental involvement and enhance communication between the home and school.

Your child’s teacher will talk with their class about how the reading logs will be used.

Whaanau Forms
Teachers have sent their whaanau forms home with each child. Thanks for the many that have come back already and if you have not done this please send these back to your child’s teacher. The information is very helpful for our teachers to gain a better understanding about your child and this information will help in planning and preparation for your child’s learning and social needs.

Meet the Teacher Evening
A great evening and many families attended. Teachers shared their class expectations and focuses, our new ICARE pathway, and parents had an opportunity to look around their child’s class and ask their child’s teacher questions. This event is an initiative to support and promote home/school partnership and we were happy to see our families.

What is Home-School Partnership?
Home-school partnerships involve collaborative working relationships between families and schools. They can support students in more productive and consistent work and behaviour, which in turn can improve students’ interest, motivation and engagement in learning both at home and at school. In effective partnerships, families and schools recognise their shared interest in and responsibility for children and collaborate to create shared goals, share information, and enhance opportunities for children’s learning. They create constructive connections between home and school settings that promote positive educational and social outcomes. Parent/Teacher Interviews 3rd and 4th of April.

Swimming Sports
An outstanding event and lots of passionate support from our tamariki and families. All our tamariki did very well. Thanks to Mr K for his work and organisation, and thanks to our staff for your contribution to ensure our event went swimmingly!

Interschool Swimming
Congratulations to Amarni, Olive, Ridge, Fletcher, Olivia, Marley, Zane, Eva, Rebecca, Jethro, Logan, Bridee, Emerson, Ryan and Mason. We look forward to seeing how you go at the first interschool activity of 2023. This will take place on Thursday 9th March at Morrinsville School Pool, starting 9.30am.

Ngaa mihi
Phillip and Staff

Haskew Chicken Placement

Our next bird placement dates are:

Thursday 9th March – 2 sheds 8.45am & 9.45am (min. 3 people needed)

Friday 10th March – 2 sheds 9.45am & 11.15am (min. 3 people needed)

Monday 13th March – 2 sheds 9.45am & 11am (min. 5 people needed)

If you can help at any of these times, please contact Rachel – 021 242 2883

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