Kia ora e te whānau,
Hoping this finds you all well at the end of another fantastic week! If you’ve been up to school lately you might have noticed the school is looking pretty sharp! This is massive thanks to the whānau who rocked up last weekend for our Beautification Day. I can’t thank you all enough for helping out. He rau ringa, e oti ai – With many hands, the job will be finished. I’m big on making this place somewhere we can all be proud of!
These are locked in for Wednesday 11th May which is in the second week of next term. In order to fit everyone in, we will close school early that day at 12.30pm. You can book your 15 minute interview through the Skool Loop App in the Interviews Tab. These are an important time to reconnect with your child’s kaiako (teacher) given the ‘different’ start to the school year we’ve had. Your tamariki might want to share some successes in class, the teacher might share some initial assessment and you might set some collaborative goals together. If they are in Cameron or Trish’s class, some time slots are available the next day after school as well.
Te Ao Māori Focus: (All Things Māori)
Next week we are having Pa Ray, who works with Te Hotu Manawa O Rangitāne O Manawatū Marae (The Marae on Maxwells Line) come into every class for the next two Mondays and Wednesdays. He is going to share Ngā Tāonga Takāro (Traditional Māori Games) and Purakau (stories) from the Rangitāne region. All of this learning will culminate towards a whole school visit to the Marae on the 16/17th June, which is the week before Matariki. Watch this space for more information around this.
Hockey Term 2:
Hockey registration for Term 2 is now open. Anyone from Year 1-6 can play Hockey. It is played at Manawaroa Park on Sunday Mornings between 8.30am and 1pm. The season is 12 weeks long beginning on Sunday 16th May. If your child is keen please register them here before Tuesday 12th April.
Late to school?
The bell goes at 8.55am sharp so if you arrive after then, can you please remind your child to swing by the window and let Julie know that they are here so she can adjust them on the roll.
Hokowhitu Farmers Market:
This is on this Sunday morning from 9-1pm at 356 Albert Street. Check it out if you feel like heading down to the mākete for some fresh produce, succulent treats or entertainment.
French Holiday Programme:
Check out the flier if this might be something your child could be interested in over the school holidays.
Monster Dress Up Day
Thanks for your support and involvement in the day today. We had some fantastic costumes show up and it was a great way to start the day here, with lots of rekareka! (fun and enjoyment) From Spiderman to the Spice Girls, Magicians to Teachers, Easter Bunnies to Robots, we had it all today and embraced being able to come together to show off and have a kanikani (dance) together. They do say imitation is the highest form of flattery Cameron… (He did alright though aye?)
From the PTA:
Thank you for your support in getting the Monster Raffle Tickets back in today and the can/bottle/packet items too. If you haven’t already ordered, the Hot Cross Bun Fundraiser is open and we are doing all orders online now.
School Transport Assistance:
A reminder if you live within our school zone, but live over 3.2km from school, you are eligible to apply for School Transport Assistance. Download the forms here and return them to the office.
Kia pai tō rā whakatā (Enjoy your weekend)