29 August 2007 Kia Ora Koutou
Virtue The virtue this fortnight is justice. Justice is about being fair. Fairness doesn’t involve winning and losing, it involves solving problems so there isn’t a loser. Justice also means standing up for what is right. For example, looking the other way, or worse joining in bullying is not justice. Saying, “No I won’t take part in that,” and telling someone who can help is justice. Sometimes that isn’t easy to do, sometimes it puts you on your own. ICAS Results We have had some stunning ICAS results from the children who sat tests this year. We would like to congratulate all those children. We know that children’s education is a result of the work put in by the children themselves, their parents and families, sometimes others too and not just their teachers. Everyone who has contributed to the latest results can take a bow and a round of applause, but most especially the children. Congratulations to the following Year 4 students: English High Distinction: Ari Markowitz. Distinctions: Lauren Frizzell, Ayla McIntosh, Lucy Twhigg Mathematics High Distinction: Ari Markowitz. Distinctions: Nathan Dick, Liam Kelly-Costello. Science High Distinction: Lucy Twhigg. Distinctions: Nathan Dick, Liam Kelly-Costello, Ari Markowitz, Morag Rutherford. Spelling High Distinctions: Ari Markowitz, Shanae Toms, Lucy Twhigg. Distinction: Brooke Nicholls Writing High Distinctions: Krysana Hanley, Ayla McIntosh. Distinctions: Shanae Toms, Lucy Twhigg Congratulations to the following Year 6 students: English Distinctions: Isabelle Cohen, Lottie Thompson Mathematics Distinctions: Georgia Monks, Moana Winiana Science Distinction: Mitchell Stewart Spelling Distinctions: Lana McCarthy, Mitchell Stewart Writing High Distinction: Lana McCarthy. Distinctions: Isabelle Cohen, Danielle Ellin, Jessica Tappin Rugby Congratulations to the children who took part in the recent rounds of rugby games as part of the North Harbour Tournament. Special congratulations to our Warkworth Primary School tackle team who advance to the semi-final to be played at Kumeu Rugby Club on the 20th September. A truly awesome result.
Cross Country Well done to all the runners in the inter-house cross country run last Friday. Thank you to all the helpers on the day, staff and parents. A special well done to Kate Goddard and Keegan Cole who were our year six champions on the day, and also to all the other winners. I would like to make special mention of those children who managed to run the whole way for the first time (as I know several were), a real victory in itself. If you are one of those children then special congratulations to you. Reminder - Sharks Junior Touch Years 1-6 Mixed The games will be held on Shoesmith Reserve Warkworth Mondays from 3 September – 10 December. Cost $40 per player. Coaches / Managers needed. Please phone Polly 425 6118 if you can help. Pat & Jimmy Moka are the Module Coordinators and can be contacted on 422 3262. Reminder - Music Lessons 2008 It is now possible to put your child's name down for flute, saxophone, clarinet or piano lessons for next year. These are paid lessons taught by itinerant teachers who come to the school. Piano is open to all year levels and flute, saxophone, clarinet are for Year 4-6 levels. Ring the Senior Office if interested and leave your child's name and phone number. Linda Gribble will then contact you and give you more details. Reminder - Music Dates - Term 3 There will be a Public Concert involving the choir on Saturday 15 September 7pm in the Senior hall. Performance Concert involving Choir, orchestra and other schools will be on Wednesday 19 September at1.30pm in Senior hall. School Banking for Children Every Wednesday before school in both Junior and Senior offices. Contact Debbie Pope at the National Bank 425 0608 to enrol your child. Swapping cards We have a number of children bringing collection cards to school. We do not support card swapping and we will not take any responsibility for loss of cards.
Barry Roberts Principal
COMMUNITY NOTICES: Epilepsy NZ info session Wed 5 Sept 2pm at Warkworth Fire Station. Colleen 0800 202122 or Keysha 425 9443. All welcome. Snells Beach Kindergarten Gala Sunday 9 Sept 10.30-2.30pm. Special Needs Children Meeting on 14 Sept 10.30-12.30 at Warkworth Anglican Church to discuss need for a local respite facility. Contact Sharon Barber 425 0377. Warkworth Scarecrow Festival Start planning your scarecrows now!!! 22 Sept – 7 Oct at Sheepworld. Louise 425 7444 x 104. Raising funds for guide dogs for the blind and deaf.