25 February 2010
Kia ora koutou,
A reminder that our beach trip is on tomorrow. We leave school for the beach at 9.30am.
We would love to see you there.
Home Readers – Juniors
Our junior children are now bringing home readers home for them to practice reading.
Can you please make sure that these books are returned to school the next day as
they need to be used by other children in the class.
Emergency Phone numbers
Enclosed with last week’s newsletter you will have found a separate sheet for you to
enter all your details so that we can update our registers. In case of earthquake etc. we
may need to try and contact other people we would not normally contact so please make
sure if you can that you also have someone who is local for the 1st or 2nd emergency
While the swimming is taking place daily at school the pool is locked at night for
EVERYONE. Chemicals are added to the pool at the end of the day and so it is very
dangerous to allow your children to climb the fence and illegally use the pool. The police
and others patrol the grounds including around the pool and your child may be in trouble
if they are caught using the pool out of school time.
Board of Trustees Elections
This year we have BOT elections. We will need new trustees. The only qualification you need is
to want the best for your child and the children at Titahi Bay North School. If you would like to
know more please contact me via the office or come along to the next BOT meeting (March). We
cannot run the school without Trustees so please consider this seriously.
Reminder – If you are able to pay the $60 per family or $40 per child by end of March
you can claim them on your tax. We appreciate and thank all those who have already
Yr.7/8 Technology Fees
Thank you to all those who have already paid this term or the whole year Technology
Fees ($60). For those who have not yet done so. Your child/ren have started going to
Technology so we would appreciate prompt payment for these.
Gifted Education Centre
There is a One Day School being held on Friday 19th March at Rangikura School, 95
Conclusion Street, Ascot Park, Porirua. The cost is $30 per child. 9am-11.45 6-8 year
olds and from 12.45-3.30pm for 9-12 year olds. More details from Shirley 2323523 or
Eat a variety of foods, including vegetables; wholegrains; lean meats; oily fish; fruit; low,
reduced or no fat dairy; and vegetable and seed oils. Remember to also include nuts,
seeds and legumes.
Katoa Kindergarten Open Day
This will be on Monday 8th March and will coincide with Children’s Day on Sunday March
7th. Come and see quality learning in action, 52 Takapuwahi Drive, Elsdon.
Norths Rugby Registration
This will be happening at the Norths Clubroom on Thursday 25th February between 5-
7pm. New players must have a copy of their Birth Certificate/Passport. Any enquiries
contact Kane Mokomoko on 0274130086 or email email@example.com.
Northern United Rugby Registration
These are being held in the Northern United Club Rooms Mungavin Avenue on 26 th
February 5-7pm. 2 Hurricane players available for signing autographs. 27th Feb, 6 March,
13th March, 20th March 11am – 2pm. More details from Alison on email Alison
Tram 159 celebrates her 85th birthday on Sunday 28th February at the Tramway, Queen
Elizabeth Park (McKay’s Crossing, 3km north of Paekakariki). Come and join the party
with pony rides, tram rides, lolly scrambles at 11.30am and 2.30pm. plus balloons and of
course a birthday cake! Food and refreshments on site from 11am – 4pm.
Dance Competition auditions by 27th February. 10am – 2pm at the Cannons Creek
Opportunity Centre (next to the laundry mat) - Ages 5 – 25years. Registration must be
done at Porirua Healthlinks Trust, 1 Walton Leigh Avenue, City Fitness building level 3
before auditions. Finalists will be on the main stage at Creek Fest at 20th March.
Thought for the Week
Everyone with small boys knows of their deep fascination for superheroes, goodies,
baddies, and the epic battles between them. As they get older these themes might not
be so obvious in their play, but be assured that boys are searching for someone or
something to inspire and challenge them in what it means to be a hero. Movies, stories,
computer games and TV programmes are part of boys’ lives and will have a huge impact
on their growing ideas about what to value. As parents, listen, watch, read and play with
him, and make sure that the stories he absorbs are the right ones.
26 February - Beach Trip TOMORROW – No school lunches
3rd March - Zoo Trip – Juniors
17th March - BOT meeting 7pm
23rd March - Rimutaka Forest Park Trip – Seniors
25th March - from 1.30pm TEACHERS UNION MEETING SCHOOL CLOSED.
1-18 April - Easter and School Holidays
23rd April - Nominations Close for BOT elections
28th April - BOT Annual Meeting
7th May - BOT Elections – Votes Counted