No excuses and no exceptions by GQ7vn8e4


8 February 2011

Dear Parents and Caregivers                             Music ‘Matters’
The children are now settling into the routines of      All the music lessons on piano, drums, flute,
their new class teacher and developing an               clarinet, saxophone and trumpet start this week with
understanding of the expectations of their new year     our itinerant teachers.
                                                        Your child should have brought home a music
                                                        notice last week to let you know music times and
Home-School Partnership                                 days. Chris James and Helen Lee teach in Room
Learning is a partnership between home and school       12, Donna Flack teaches in Room 11 and Ana
and we value the contribution parents, caregivers       Williamson teaches in the small room next to Room
and their families make towards supporting their        34 (on the Junior side). We have 96 students
child’s learning. We would like to initiate this        learning this year so let the music begin!!
partnership for the 2011 year by holding an open
                                                        Any problems or questions, you may contact me via
evening on Thursday 17 February beginning at            the school office 425 8300.
5.00pm in your child’s class to hear from the
teacher who will talk about their teaching style and    Linda Gribble
expectations of learning. This will be followed by my
address to the school community after which is an
opportunity to enjoy a picnic dinner and to mix and
                                                                   COMMUNITY NOTICES
mingle with other families. Games for the children
will run from 6.30 – 7.00pm. We look forward to
                                                        Afterschool Art Classes
seeing you there.                                       Tuesdays 3.15 – 5pm at Warkworth School.
                                                        For further info & bookings : Tracey 422 5298.
Swimming                                                Warkworth Athletics Club starts back on
It is encouraging to see so many students deriving      Thursday, 10 Feb at 5.30pm at Shoesmith Domain.
pleasure from developing greater confidence in the      Warkworth Soccer Club registration for ages 4 &
water and increasing their skill level in swimming.     up at clubrooms, Shoesmith Domain on Sun 13 Feb
Please ensure your child is able to participate in      9am-12, Wed 16 Feb 3-5pm, Sat 19 Feb 9am-12.
every class swimming lesson by coming to school         Contact Mark/Nikki 425 9183
prepared with their togs and towel on the correct       Kowhai Swim Club nights start again tonight,
day. Thank you.                                         Tuesday, 8 Feb at 5.30pm.
                                                        Any queries about coaching please contact via
Road Safety                                             email:
The Police have given us warning that they will not     Girls’ Self Defence & Personal Safety for girls
tolerate drivers who do not observe the rules of        aged 8-15 years. Tutor: Lorraine Moir
child safety outside schools. For this reason they      Warkworth Totara Park, Sat 5 March 9.30am-
will issue traffic infringement tickets to any driver   4.00pm. $30. Tel: 425 7261 or 0800 2 DROPIN.
who exceeds the speed limit (40kph outside    
schools at the beginning and end of a school day),      Improvisation, Movement & Film For Girls aged
stops to drop off passengers on dotted yellow lines,    8-12 years. 2-Day Workshop held at Leigh. Sat 26
or parks illegally. No excuses and no exceptions.       Feb & 5 March 10am-3pm. $65.00. Tel: 425 7261
Please observe these safety rules and assist the        or 0800 2 DROPIN.
Police in their work of protecting our children from    Martial Arts : Shaolin Kempo & Kenpo 5.0 –
harm.                                                   Matakana. Self Defense, Forms, Weapons, Free
                                                        Fighting. Matakana School Hall
School Virtue – Kindness                                Tuesday            5:30pm – 7:00pm
Kindness Is Noticeably Doing things Neighbourly so      Thursday           5:30pm – 7:00pm
Everyone is made to feel Somehow Special                Come & have a look - no charge for first lesson.
                                                        For more info please contact 7 Degree Shihan
Kia ora                                                 Kevin Watts 021 120 7954
Cynthia Holden

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