End of Term 3 Week 5 Pānui

Kia ora e te whānau,

I’m getting in a day early on the pānui action as I am off site tomorrow. Thanks to those of you who booked Learning Check In’s for today and yesterday. We hope you found this process useful. Remember you can arrange to meet with the teachers anytime via email. This is what they do and value meeting with you.

Board of Trustees Elections: 

A reminder to get your votes in for BoT elections. You have until 4pm on Wednesday 7th September. Learn more about our seven fantastic nominees here if you haven’t read them yet.

Nathan Wallis – The Human Brain Instruction Manual:

If you are going to his presentation tonight, good on you! I really do hope you enjoy it and get some great messages and reassurance. There are still tickets available here if you don’t want FOMO. If you are unable to attend, but are interested in what he is all about, check out this article to give you some insight. 

Te Rā Daffodil:
Tomorrow is Daffodil Day and it is a day that is special to a lot of people who have been affected by Cancer. We will be collecting gold coins and making a ‘coin trail’ in the quad at morning hui to donate.

Te Wiki O Te Reo Māori:

Mahuru (September) is Māori Language Month with the 12th-18th being Māori Language Week. If you are interested in having a go and incorporating Te Reo into your day, check out some ideas on Reo Māori. Your tamariki will be involved in this and might bring home kupu (words) to use. It doesn’t have to be as massive as busting out a whaikorero (speech) it could be starting small. We are here to help you as a whānau too. 

Hero Notifications:

Thanks for your understanding around this issue we are trying to resolve. At least you know I try to get you the pānui out every Friday by the end of the school day. One thing you could try in the meantime is switching notifications to email by clicking on the person icon (3rd one in) on the bottom and changing the preferences. 

Lamb Calf and Pet Day:

This is on the calendar for Saturday 29th October. More information can be found in the LCPD Booklet and complete the following form to enter. Entries need to be in by tomorrow.  Email Anna if you have any questions.

Jump Jam:

All the best to our amazing team of Jump Jammers as they battle this weekend in the Regional Jump Jam Competition at PNBHS. We have seen their performance and they look amazing! Shout out to Kate for organising Mr. Jump Jam himself; Brett Fairweather to come and see the team in action yesterday. He offered fabulous insight and commended the team on how good they were for their first year. Ka pai koutou!

Narellan Pools:

If you’re making an investment for summer on a pool or know someone who is buying a pool through Narellan? Name drop us and we get $1000 for the school! 

Number Works and Word:

If you are interested in this service, please see the information flyer here

Sports @ Turitea:

Netball Draw – Saturday 27th August Both Year 5/6 teams please meet at 8:40am. Year 1/2 and 3/4 – Sunday 28th August – please meet at 9:45am.

Hockey Draw – Sunday 28th August. Year 5/6 vs Te Kawau 12.15pm on 1A. Year 3/4 vs Winchester 9.15am on 2B. Year 1/2 vs Opiki 9.15am on 2Ea.

Term 4 Summer Sports run through school
Touch Rugby Registration LinkYear 0-6Fridays
Summer Hockey  – Registration LinkYear 0-6Year 1-4: Wednesday* Year 5/6: Thursday*
Volleyball  – Registration LinkYear 5/6Thursdays
*We are still awaiting confirmation on this, but anticipate it’s the same as Term 1
Some Summer Sports options run outside of school
Cricket -Played through clubs – please see the options here.
Gymnastics – With either Manawatu Gym Sports or Flippit Gym.
Soccer- check out the Central Football page for information.
Swimming – You can enroll anytime of the year at the following venues – Hilton Brown, The Lido or Freyberg.
Tennis – Played through clubs – please see the options here.
T-Ball / Softball – please see club options here.

Don’t forget that school is closed this coming Monday 29th August for Mid Term Break. See you back Tuesday. Enjoy the Summerhill Farmers Market which is on this weekend if you are going.

Ngā mihi mahana,