End of Term 4 Week 7 Pānui

Kia ora e te whānau,

Last chance to if you would like to provide your thoughts on placement for 2023, please fill out this form

Year 6 Graduation: Monday 12th December at 5.30pm
This event will be held in Tane Mahuta and will be just for our Year 6 leavers and their whānau. We will have the graduation ceremony, a few speeches and trophies and then share some kai together before leaving at approx 7.30pm.

End of Year Prizegiving: Tuesday 13th December at 2pm
This will be a formal event for our whole school to give out End of Year certificates from each class and wrap up the year. All parents are welcome to attend. It will be in Tane Mahuta, unless it is a sunny day and then we have it under the shade sails in the quad. 

PTA Christmas Party: Wednesday 14th December from 1-3pm
The pool will be open, kids will be encouraged to bring their water guns and pool toys for an afternoon of fun to finish the year. A couple of slices of pizza, an ice block and a visit from Santa to finish the day. There will be quiet options for those who prefer that too. 

End of Year Reports Live on Hero: Wednesday 14th December approx 4pm
You will get sent a notification saying that your child’s report is ready to view online. It will look and feel similar to the interim report that went home in July, but will just be housed within Hero. You will be able to print these if you would like to keep hard copies of these, I will include a guide on how to do this. Also within Hero, if your child is here next year, you will be able to see their placement for 2023, including their teacher, classroom and classmates. We will make time on Thursday morning to go and hang out in their new space for 2023 and meet their new team. 

Last day of School for 2023: Thursday 15th December at 12.30pm
Schools… Out… For The Summer. (hope you sang that, not read it) First Day back next year is Tuesday 31st January 2023. We will have Korero Mai (Learning Conferences) on Monday 30th January 2023, which is time for you to meet with the teacher and for your child to share some personal artifacts that are important to them to help build that whanaungatanga (positive relationship) with their kaiako. Booking information for this will be put out on Hero.

Interschool Athletics:
Yesterday Chris took 20 of our Year 5/6 athletes to the Palmerston North Interschool Athletics Competition at Massey Track. Special mention to Manawa for placing 2nd in Year 5 Boys Long Jump and Samantha for placing 3rd in Year 6 Girls High Jump. Huge thanks to the parents who helped transport and supervise our kids. We’ve been a bit light on the ground with teachers at the moment, so unfortunately I couldn’t make it.

Kapa Haka:
On Tuesday morning, our Senior Kapa Haka group were invited to perform waiata with the help of Whaea Tūrehu to open the Geoscience Society Conference at Massey University. Their passion and mana (power) was on show. We look forward to them having the chance to perform to you at the end of year festivities. The picture above shows the moment after their performance.

Pool Keys:
Ben James is working with the team at Shaun’s Pool Services to get our pool ready for the upcoming Summer season. We will be doing pool keys for those interested in purchasing one to use. We will prepare a contract that we need you to fill out and it will cost $35 per key. We will let you know when these are ready.

Holiday Programme:
Kelly Sports holiday programme is back for the summer. It is held at College Street School. It is designed for children aged 5-13 and is action-packed with games, sports and activities. You can register here.  

Summer Reading Programme:
This exciting programme is back at the City Library. It is open now until the end of January 2023 and is for students aged 4-10 years old. Check out their website for more information.

Sports @ Turitea:
-Touch Draw – Friday 2nd December (tonight)
U6’s Turitea Titans vs. Linton @ 4pm on Field 14B, then vs. Mana Tamariki @ 4.30pm on 14A.
U8’s Turitea Tigers vs. Outkast @ 4pm on Field 9B, then vs. Mauri Yellow @ 4.30pm on 8A.
U10’s Turitea Thunder vs. Linton @ 5pm on Field 10A, then vs. College Street @ 5.30pm on 16A.
U12’s Turitea Terriers vs. Ashhurst @ 5pm on Field 6, then vs. Opiki @ 5.30pm on Field 8.

Hockey finished this week (great pic of our Swifts team above), Touch finishes next week and Soccer the week after that. Please can you send in your uniforms to the office once your code is completed. If you are looking for something to do over the weekend, head down to the Summerhill Farmers Market this Sunday from 9am-1pm.

Ngā Manaakitanga,