Edition No: 31
TERM 4 2nd November 2010
Thurs 4th Nov– Mufti day
Thurs 4th Nov– RBS TV
Wed 10th Nov—Athletics
Sun 14th Nov—RBS School GALA Message from the Principal
Fri 19th Nov– MAD Showcase Dear Parents and School Friends,
Assembly What a difference a week of warm weather makes!! It is such a delight to see our children outside taking
their learning to the out of doors. Check out these snaps of Room 9 building their own bird feeders:
Fri 3rd Dec—Celebration
Fri 10th Dec—Junior & Senior
End Year Assembly
Mon 13th Dec—Y6 Graduation
TOUCH RUGBY SUCCESS!
BITS & BOBS: On Thursday 28th October, three Red Beach touch teams played at the Interschool Tournament at Victor
Eaves Park in Orewa. We had an outstanding day, with some really great performances and fantastic
Important: Mufti weather.
Day this THURSDAY Our Boys B team consisting of; Scott Griffiths, Kaulave Tongi, Brendan Johnson, Cieran Couper, Brodie
Campbell, Thomas Paotama, Justin Parkes, Max Goudie, Levi Ata and Cory Brown came 3rd.
Novelty item/small Our Boys A team consisting of; Oliver Smith, Hamish Gledhill, Olly Watts, Josh Kaminer, Jeremy
toy or packet day Wentworth, Kade Scheib, Rusty Vaughan, Louis King, Rowan Gjaltema and Kees Kramer came 2nd.
Wow what a fantastic Our Girls team consisting of Lily Taylor, Cassidy Brookland, Roisin Morris, Katie Mayo, Alex Drews,
response we had last Friday Madison Coghlan, Charlotte Siermans, Jade Tuilaepa, Chenowa Josephs, Brie Downey and Monique
for Bottle Day. Thank you Woodroffe ended up with a 1 all draw and going into drop offs at extra time to go on and win the
everyone for your tournament.
contribution. You can chose Through all the players efforts they won the top school award. A great achievement, they all made Red
to donate either option 1 or 2 Beach School proud. Many thanks to the coaches and managers who put in time training and looking
(or both): after the teams on the day.
Option 1 – Small toy or BOOK FAIR
Novelty item for lucky dip Congratulations to Community committee member Anna Biggelar and her steady team of parent helpers
For the quickfire collection who organized a most successful Book Fair last week;
this week we have a new Thank you to all those who supported our recent Wheelers Book Fair. The total sales amounted to
introduction of bringing $3,532.16. The good news is our school library will receive 25% of that total in credit to spend on Library
something suitable for the books. Thank you too to those who donated a book to the Library, these will be enjoyed by many children.
lucky dip. This needs to be Lastly thank you to my willing helpers who made this boost to our Library possible. Congratulations to the
new or in as new condition. two winners of the lucky prize draw. Sophie Duncan and Ella McKinney.
This could be things like Anna Biggelaar, Community Committee.
notepads, bubbles, pens, SCHOOL GALA
bouncy balls, McDonalds toys Only 2 weeks to go until the famous Red Beach School Gala! This year’s fundraising focus all year has
etc. been to raise approximately $50,000 with which we will purchase a brand new Junior Playground. The
Option 2 – Packet day for the Community Committee have done an amazing job already and hopefully with the results of this Gala they
quickfire raffle will achieve their target result. Another wonderful example of the Red Beach School community all pitching
Because we were very short in together for the betterment of all. We still require more help—the more the merrier! Even if you can only
on packets on our first give an hour of your time, please let your child’s teacher know. We currently have the following numbers
collection day we are making from each community…
this another option. Thank Weta– 18 helpers, Takahe– 13 helpers, Kereru - 30 helpers, Albatross– 10 helpers, Kiwi/Leiopelma– 39
you everyone for your won‐ helpers, Kakapo/Tuatara– 13 helpers, Room 3– 10 helpers. Each community still needs many more!
derful support – plus our
awesome helpers from the PARENT REQUESTS FOR CLASS PLACEMENTS FOR 2011
Kereru Community. Produce Teachers will soon be working on the formulation of class lists for 2011. Parents sometimes have
important information that is also prevalent to these decisions such as twins or cousins that should or
day is Friday Nov 12th.
should not got together. If you would like to make us aware of any special circumstances please put this in
writing addressed to myself before Friday 5 November. This is not an opportunity however, for parents to
********TUCK SHOP******** request friendships for their child or a specific teacher.
WILL NOT BE OPEN THIS FRIDAY
5TH NOV DUE TO A CONFERENCE SCHOOL UNIFORMS
AT SCHOOL. Traditionally at this stage of the year, our children can get a bit slack about the wearing of correct
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR CHEQUES uniform—I discussed what is required with the whole school at our assembly on Friday, but it would also
ARE MADE OUT TO: BEATRICE be good if you could help them out by checking that there are no “non-uniform” colours in footwear, socks,
HAMPSON (NOT JO’S TUCKSHOP). ribbons etc, and that only school uniform garments are worn. Time to put away the tights and non-uniform
THANKS. sweaters. Also please ensure that all items worn at school are named! Thanks.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY SURVEY
It’s that time of the year again, when we seek feedback from our parent community on many aspects of the school’s operations and directions. This is
a really important way for myself and the Board of Trustees to measure how we are going and strategically plan for the future. Please take the time to
click to the following link: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/RBSCommunitySurvey2010 and fill in the survey. Respondents who do so, will go
in a draw to win a special gift basket kindly donated by Orewa Care Chemist—now wouldn’t that be nice for Xmas!!!
Room26 is looking for recycled and donated materials. If you could bring some materials like: googly eyes,
beads, buttons, felt and wool. We are all trying to make a difference and fundraise to support the people in
the earthquake. Have some empathy and support us to support the earthquake victims build their homes again.
Thank you. ROOM26
Homestay Families Needed - 2011
Hearing & Vision will be In 2011 we will have two options for Homestay
coming to school on Mon Hosting….
22nd Nov to check Full Term and (new) Short Term (2 weeks).
those for re-tests & Hosts of students for the Full Term will receive $200.00 per week for
testing of New the term.
Short Term Hosts, will be accommodating two students (sharing a
students of the school.
room) and will receive $350.00 per week for two weeks.
If you would like to be considered for Hosting, or would like further
information please email Lynn in the NZLES office:
Please note that on gala day
we will NOT be able to use the
car park at the Church of Jesus
Christ of the Latter Day Saints DON’T FORGET NO LUNCH ORDERS THIS FRIDAY!!
(due to a conference being hosted in the Hall on Friday)
REMEMBER MUFTI DAY IS THURSDAY THIS WEEK– DON’T FORGET
YOUR NOVELTY ITEM OR PACKET!!!!
SPORTS TALK & TEAM RESULTS:
Sport Dates for Term 4
FOR ALL RED BEACH SCHOOL SPORTING
Years 3, 4, 5 & 6 Athletics Carnival – Wednesday 10th November
ENQUIRIES PLEASE EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org
Interschool Athletics – Wednesday 1st December
Netball skirts and jackets to be RED BEACH SCHOOL - TEAM RESULTS:
returned THIS WEDNESDAY Touch
3/11/10 at lunchtime to the RBS Y1/2 Won 6‐0 POD: Ethan Anderson
Library. Please make sure that RB Rockets vs Kingsway Lost 3‐7 POD Catherine Blaine
they are clean before returning them in Summer Soccer
order to get the bond back. RBS2 vs Wainui Hammers Drew 2‐2 POD: Sam Busby
RBS8 vs Little Stars Won 2‐1 POD: Logan Biddle
If your child has had success in the sporting RBS Astronauts played Kingsway Hawks won 10‐8. POD: Ice Manukia.
field, competing at regional (Auckland) or RBS Rockets played SGH Jets lost 3‐4. POD: Janke Pretorius.
RBS Flames Won 6‐2 POD: Reuben Paul
national (N.Z.) level, please forward their Netball
results to email@example.com RB Rox vs Manly Magic won 7‐6
GALA NEWSLETTER 4 ‐ 2 WEEKS TO GO
The Community Committee team is working hard to ensure this day is bigger and better than ever and with only 2 weeks
to go we are racing to get everything organized. Thanks for all your support to date. Fingers crossed for great weather!
Please take a few minutes to READ this newsletter and find out more about the Gala.
Many of you will have been to a Red Beach Gala before, but if you haven’t you can expect a fun day. We will have a large
selection of food at our Food Fiesta so plan on staying for lunch! Thanks to Darren Henare and Gary Bishop for putting
up our big bright Gala signs up around town.
1. More Help: We desperately need more helpers across all areas. Show your support for Red Beach School and get behind
this gala by helping out on the day and/or in the lead up to the Gala. You won’t be tied up all day – just a couple of hours and
so you can enjoy the Gala too. Contact your child’s teacher today.
2. Quickfire Donation Day – This Thursday Nov 4th – Lucky Dip or Novelty Item
3. Cake Boxes coming home early next week – please fill 1 or 2 with lovely baked goods for us to sell.
4. Gala Flyer: Look out for the colourful Gala flyer coming home this week! Thanks to PrintStop@Backbone Marketing for
designing and printing these for us. Help us get the word out…we have sent home some extra copies for you to deliver to
5. White Elephant Goods, can be dropped to the school blue shipping container from today onwards ‐ A reminder of the
conditions for White elephant donations: Clothing ‐ children's clothes only, NO shoes. Books ‐ NO encyclopedia or
magazines, Furniture ‐ NO mattresses, Electrical – NO printers/faxes/telephones, Toys – complete sets only please
NEW TO GALA THIS YEAR
Auction (new format): with a short and sharp live auction at midday thanks to Todd Cooper & Ross Paterson of Harcourts,
silent auctions closing throughout the day and mystery bags ‐ the best $30 you could spend. All bags are valued over $75 and
each bag contains over $30 worth of QVS product. Here Is just a few that are on offer to grab your attention: Rainbows End
Super‐pass 1 Adult and 1 Child valued at $90, Sparx Café $50 Food Voucher, Northern Swim School $50 Swimming Voucher, The
Uniform Shoppe $50 Clothing Voucher, SKYCITY Tower Pass & a Beate Minderjahn T‐shirt.
Eftpos will be available at the silent auction stand to make paying easy. Look out for our colourful auction flyer with full
auction details ‐ coming home with kids next week.
Fantastic Face Painter – Kids (and adults too!) get your face painted by a real pro. Body artist and face painter Carmel
McCormick in will be in attendance. Carmel is internationally renowned and took out the Supreme Award for her entry in the
2008 NZ Body Art Awards. Remember the naked painted people in the recent Air New Zealand TV adverts? That was Carmel’s
Food Fiesta – a large variety of top quality food, from spit roast pork to curries. Check out the full menu in next weeks
newsletter. Xmas Hams – available to order (tasting available at Gala) . Those that ordered last year said they were top quality
and better value than supermarket hams.
Quickfire Mufti Day – This Thursday 4th November ‐ Novelty item/small toy or packet day
Wow what a fantastic response we had last Friday for Bottle Day. Thank you everyone for your contribution.
You can chose to donate either option 1 or 2 (or both):
Option 1 – Small toy or Novelty item for lucky dip
For the quickfire collection this week we have a new introduction of bringing something suitable for the
lucky dip. This needs to be new or in as new condition. This could be things like notepads, bubbles, pens,
bouncy balls, McDonalds toys etc
Option 2 – Packet day for the quickfire raffle
Because we were very short on packets on our first collection day we are making this another option.
Thank you everyone for your wonderful support – plus our awesome helpers from the Kereru Community. Produce day is
Friday Nov 12th.
WE NEED YOUR HELP!!! VOLUNTEER FOR YOUR COMMUNITY
We are still looking for lots of helpers in all areas…please get in touch NOW with your child's
teacher, so that we can all share the task of organizing a successful Gala.
WHITE ELEPHANT – helpers needed for:
♦ Gala Day roster on the day 9 ‐ 11.30am or 11am ‐ 1pm and security
♦ Anyone with electrical inclination/knowledge for selling on day. Email Aly on
galawhite‐firstname.lastname@example.org or call 4268915
CALLING FOODIES…If you have a flair OR passion for food we need lots of
helpers with our food fiesta. Please contact Naomi or Christine if interested
on Naomi 021850755 or Christine 021524582.
ADVERTISING OPPORTUNITY FOR RED BEACH PARENTS AND SUPPORTERS
Thanks to everyone that has supported our Gala advertising feature (Rodney Times 9/11)…however there is still space available.
To book an advert spot contact Leanne O’Meara (Also a Red Beach Mum!) Ph 421 9125 or 021 680 671 or email
SPRING SPECIAL 10% DISCOUNT FOR Designer Christmas Shopping Night
ALL WEEKEND BOOKINGS MADE FOR Whangaparaoa College Hosted by KingsWay School
NOVEMBER Enrolment This Thursday November 4th,
MOBILE – (0274)735504 Interview Nights 6-9pm
AFTER HRS – (09)427-4486 $5 Entry
PHONE NOW TO SECURE YOUR BOOKING Tuesday 9th November Eftpos Facility
4-6pm Cafe with Light
Wednesday 1st December Treats for the first
4-6pm 100 shoppers
√ FLY √ ANT √ COCKROACH √ SPIDER √ FLEA
Vanessa Gatman -
√ RODENT √ BORER √ WASP
“SIMPLY SAFER PEST CONTROL”