Term 2 2009
Issue 3 “Learning Together”
“The Ladbrooks Inquirer”
Helping your child to have a successful day at school…
How the day begins for a child can have a profound influence on how the day
27 May - ICAS Computer continues - this is true for all of us. Starting the day on the back foot, running
late and not having had positive interactions with our families often impacts on
28 May - Lincoln Zone Cross
the rest of our day in a negative way. Helping your child get ready and off
Country (pp date 29th May) to school in good spirits each day is important! We notice a number of
1 June - school closed, Queens children regularly arriving at school late and others who frequently yawn their
Birthday way through the day.
When your young child goes to school each day feeling happy and positive,
3 & 4 June - choir performs at they arrive ready to learn. You can help them get off to school happily by
ChCh South School’s Music setting up routines and helping them to be prepared for the day.
Festival, 7.30pm at A good night’s sleep is important
Hillmorton High School Make sure your child gets a good night’s sleep, especially on school nights.
Otherwise they will be tired and won’t last the distance. Learning is fun but
can be demanding and challenging, so plenty of sleep is essential to get through
the day in a happy and positive way.
Routines and habits help
Routines and habits are important in children’s lives. They feel secure and
confident when they know what is going to happen.
Morning routines include:
• getting up at a regular time
• having a good breakfast
• getting lunch ready
• packing their school bag
2009 School Dates
• getting to school.
Term 2 Your child wants to know what is happening each day:
Mon 27 April- Fri 3 July • Who will take them to school?
• Who will pick them up after school?
Queen's Birthday Mon 1 June
• What is happening after school and who will look after them?
Term 3 It’s a good idea to have an emergency plan in case something goes wrong, so
Mon 20 July - Fri 25 September that your child knows what to do and where to go safely.
Things to check with your child the night before school:
• Do they need anything special for the next day?
Mon 12 Oct – Wed 16 Dec • Is their clothing labelled?
Labour Day Mon 26 October • Do they need money for anything?
Canterbury Show Day Fri 13 Nov • Is their homework finished?
• Are there any notices you should see?
• Are there any notes to sign?
Take a little time to talk with your child about the previous day so you know
what’s going on for them at school.
Things to check with your child before they head out the door in the morning:
• Are they wearing the right clothes for the weather?
• Have they got special clothes they need for any particular events that day?
Ladbrooks School • Have they got healthy food and drink, not junk food with lots of fat and
Ph 03 329-6885 sugar?
Fax 03 329-6415
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"Together we will create a happy learning community where everyone is empowered and encouraged to reach
Continued... School Notices
Casual Cleaner Needed Pinafore for Sale
Dennis O’Brien will be taking a weeks leave during the
week beginning 15 June and we are looking for a relief Girls size 8 (adjustable) pinafore for sale, $50.00. In
cleaner for that week. If you know anyone who might be excellent condition, can be viewed in the school office.
interested in a couple of hours work a day during that
week (either before or after school), please ask them to Thank you…
contact the office asap.
To all the team of helpers who worked hard in the
weekend to remove fences in preparation for our new
fences and the tennis court resealing, including Stuart
Children need to wear shoes in the playground at all
times. During winter, a pair of slippers at school for the Ware, Rob Fluit and David Hight.
classroom is a good idea. We are asking the children to
leave their wet and muddy shoes outside the classroom. Found - Pink Scarf
A pink scarf was found at the Observatory, if yours
please see Jeanne Larkin.
SCHOOL UNIFORM UPDATE
Due to circumstances beyond our control, the suppliers
of our tartan pinafore are finding it extremely difficult to
source the fabric needed. This is made more challenging
PALS Annual Meeting
because we are apparently the only school they supply
who use this fabric and our requirements are very small. This will be held in the school staffroom this Thursday
Because of this, we have made the difficult decision (see 28th May at 2.30pm.
Board notes on p3) to change the tartan pinafore to one
that Postie Plus can readily provide. Because the new Entertainment Books
tartan is not very red, we have also decided to change to
the royal blue skivvy for both boys and girls. The profit made from the sale of the Entertainment
All uniform items (except the summer dress and Books was $689.
culottes) are now available from Hornby Postie Plus.
Please note that all current uniform may be worn until it
wears out! You are not required to replace it
immediately with the new style.
Don’t forget up to 10%
of sales from all
Style Description Colour Size Price SchoolTex labelled gar-
ments go back to our
74061 Short Sleeve Polo Royal 4-6 yrs $19.95 school.
74061 Short Sleeve Polo* Royal 8-16 yrs $20.95
74032 Crew Tunic Sweatshirt Royal 5-7 yrs $21.95 Purchase at Postie+
74032 Crew Tunic Sweatshirt* Royal 8-16 yrs $23.95
74074 Polar Fleece Top Royal 3-7 yrs $31.95
Hornby Mall 418 Main
74074 Polar Fleece Top* Royal 8-16 yrs $34.95 South Road Hornby
6691 Aussie Hats Royal
53-61 $13.99 Telephone
6934 Drill Shorts Navy 3-7 yrs $14.99
6934 Drill Shorts* Navy 8-16 yrs $16.99
Microfibre Trackpants - $29.99
708949 Navy 6-14 yrs
Microfibre Trackpants - $34.99
708948 Navy 4-14 yrs
6128 Tartan Pinafore knife pleat TRT004 3-16yrs $89.99
All prices are inclusive of GST and are subject to change
FROM THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Following the Board of Trustees meeting last Thursday, I tion, for the time and machinery they have agreed to
would like to take this opportunity to introduce the contribute for the project.
members of the Board.
Further projects are the completion of the new fenc-
Firstly I will introduce myself: Jackie Walsh, Board ing around the school and the refurbishment of Ruru,
Chairperson. I have been a parent trustee on the board which will start soon, with the tendering process due
since March 2007 and was recently elected Chair. to go out in the next week.
Not all our board members have designated roles, how- I would like to take this opportunity to remind every-
ever the incredible talent and skills among our board one of the procedures that Ladbrooks School has in
members means that we can share the responsibilities of place for the appropriate handling of any issues or
our job amongst all of us. complaints that parents or our community have re-
garding the school. An issue can not be responded
to in the appropriate manner if it is not passed
Long serving board members, Mark Blyth and Paul through the correct process. Details of the com-
Daniell, continue to lend their skills in the areas of build- plaints process can be obtained from the office.
ing/property and human resources. Derek Hann has
served on the board in the last three years and lends us
not only his medical background but keenness of sport A huge thank you to all the board members for the
and as a former pupil, a great local knowledge. These work and time that they contribute outside of the
men also give a great deal of their time getting their school, and a huge thank you to their wives, husbands
hands dirty for many of the improvements and working and partners for their support, much of which is
bees we have around the school. given in other forms of time and energy contributed
to our great school.
More recent members, Lisa Harwood and Tom Scollard,
bring special talents in the areas of school finance and Jackie Walsh
the Schools Trustees Association. Tom has been a huge BOT Chairperson
help in my transformation to Board Chair, and I would
not have been able to give the time if Lisa had not
stepped in to take over my former finance role.
Our board is not complete without the huge effort put Hillmorton High School Open Night
in by our principal Sandy Hastings, who ensures that the Tuesday 26th May, 7-9pm. We are also holding Open
administration side of the school is running smoothly,
Days on Wednesday 27th May and Thursday 28th
enabling our governance of the school to be such an
easy job. Lastly I would like to thank Ali Duncan for May. Tours of the school will begin at 9.30am on
taking on the role of teacher trustee. Not always an both days.
easy role with such a small teaching staff, but the input
from the teachers is valuable to our knowledge of the Lincoln High School Open Evening
Thursday 4 June at 7.00pm. The evening begins with
an address by the Principal, Mrs Linda Tame, in the
Last weeks meeting covered many topics, from the stu- School Hall. We invite you to take this opportunity
dent achievements in writing that were included in the
last school newsletter, to the necessity of us to change to see our High School in action.
the tartan of the girls school pinafore. IMAGinE Children’s Theatre:
AUDITIONS for Kidsfest July Holiday Show Hansel
The board has given approval for the Nature Ninjas to and Gretel. Friday 29th May 4 – 5 pm and Saturday
start work on the front landscaping, so soon you will all 30th May 10 – 11 am at Salsa Fusion Dance Studio,
begin to notice the work in transforming the entrance 100 Stanmore Rd. Roles for up to 60 young people, 7
to our school. The tennis courts are being resealed be- – 17! For information and to register for the audition
fore summer and work on this will start soon. A huge contact Helen Moran 3655 227, 021 044 1909 or
thanks to John and Sandra Taylor of Burnside Construc- email email@example.com