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									Grey Lynn School Newsletter
13th of AUGUST 2009 Term 3, Week 4
Kia Ora. Greetings, Fakaalofa Lahi Atu, Talofa Lava, Malo E Lelei, Ni Sa Bula, Taloha, Namaste, Hao Ma, Kakose, Welkom, Selamat Pagi, Vanacom, Maliyalam, Konichiwa, Kia Orana
44 Surrey Cres, Grey Lynn, Auckland 1021 Tel: (09) 376 3255 Fax: (09) 376 8407 email:

Principals Letter

Kia ora parents and caregivers,
Grandparents and Special Person Day / Art Exhibition / Buy a book for the library - Friday August 14th There is excitement in the air about our special day tomorrow. Children from each team are dressing up in a theme related to their learning: Puriri: Doctor Seuss characters Kauri: The Animal Kingdom (fiction and non-fiction) Kowhai: NZ literature characters The art exhibition is in classrooms. Grandparents can view artworks tomorrow when they visit. There is also a book display in the library if grandparents or special visitors wish to purchase a book for the library. If you have a grandparent or guest coming can you please bring a plate of food for morning tea tomorrow - there will be a trestle table set up outside the hall for you to put your plates on. Fine Day Plan 9.00 Grandparents visit in classrooms and the library. 9.30 Character parade on basketball court 10.00 Assembly and introduction of Mr Hill and Baileys representatives 10.30 Viewing of art exhibition in classrooms – grandchildren show their guests around 11.00 Morning tea in the hall for grandparents Wet Day Plan 9.00 Grandparents visit in grandchildren’s classrooms and the library. 9.30 Visit all classrooms to view art works 10.00 Morning tea in the hall  Introduce special guests Mr George Hill and Baileys representatives  Entertainment by the school band


Differentiated learning programmes
Each year at Grey Lynn School we set targets for reading, writing and maths. We report back on where children are at in relation to these targets at parent interviews and in the written report at the end of the year. Teachers use a variety of assessment tools to find out where students are at in their learning. In some learning areas there maybe up to a four year range in one class. Teachers design activities to cater for where their students are working at. In every class there will be some students who need support and others who require extension. Differentiated programmes (ability grouping) in different learning areas allows teachers to cater for the varying levels within their classes. Teacher only day Monday August 31 In October 2008 the government gave schools an extra day in 2009 for professional development on the school curriculum. Monday 31st August (Term 3 Week 7) will be Grey Lynn School’s teacher only day.

Lateness The first bell goes at 8.55 and the roll is called by 9.00. If your child arrives at school after 8.55 they must go to the school office for a late slip. Otalani, Soraya and I will be monitoring lateness beginning next week. Art Exhibition Parents are invited to view the artworks in classrooms from 8.00 – 8.30 and 3.00 – 3.30 tomorrow. Please feel free to visit all the classes. The variety of art works around the school is amazing – reflective of the time, effort and creativity of our students and teachers. Enjoy!


Georgia Morris who has

recently started at Grey Lynn School.

School Donations
1 child $250.00 2 or more children $375.00

Tax Rebate Available

Donations can be paid to Susan or Bronwyn at the school office. If you wish to pay by automatic payment this can also be arranged.
A reminder letter will be sent home shortly to those families that are yet to pay their school donation. Thank you.

Ka kite, Sepora Mauigoa, Acting Principal

Timeline Term 3
Library Week Grandparents Day / Character Parade Art Exhibition Fri 14 Aug Kiwi-a-thon questions going home Tues 18 Aug Assembly St Columba Hall Thurs 20 Aug Kauri Team Zoo Trip Fri 21 Aug Puriri Team to visit Waitakere Gym Thurs 27 Aug Inner City Winter Sports Day at Waitakere Stadium Soccer & Touch 10 – 14 Aug Fri 14 Aug

Summer Cricket Have Fun – Play Cricket
09/10 Season Enrolments are Open Girls and Boys team at all ages and levels Grafton United Cricket Club Victoria Park and Cox’s Bay Ph: 3799817 021 662141

Shoe Clinic Junior OneK Challenge
Held in conjunction with the John Riddell Relay Who: Boys & Girls 16 years and under Where: Ambury Park (end of Ambury Road), Mangere When: Saturday 22nd August 2009. Registration from 1pm onwards First heat away at 1:30pm(7yrs & under), Entries: $3 entry on the day The course will be marked & measured, making 1km (2 laps x 500m). Rather than competing against others, the aim of this event is to “race the clock” for a bronze, silver or gold award. Times based on international guidelines have been allocated to each age in years, going up in one year increments so for a 10 year old boy the standard for gold is 3m45 and 4m15 for silver, while 11 year old standards will be slightly faster. Children will run in age groups where possible (age as at 13th September). Ribbons will be awarded to all participants acknowledging the standard achieved PLUS lots of spot prizes.

Raindate Thurs 3 Sept

Cornwall Cricket Midgets and Juniors Registration
Spend just 5 minutes registering and paying securely with your Visa or MasterCard online at All ages, boys and girls, from School Year 1 through to U18. Come play at New Zealand's premier cricket club! We're gearing up for another great summer of cricket!

Mon 31 Aug Mon 31 Aug Tues 1 Sept Thurs 3 Sept

Teacher Only Day Board Meeting 7pm Staffroom Assembly St Columba Hall Inner City Winter Sports Day at Waitakere Stadium Netball Raindate Thurs 10 Sept Fri 11 Sept Puberty Talks - Seniors Tues 15 Sept Assembly St Columba Hall Fri 18 Sept Puberty Talks - Seniors Mon 21 Sept Board Meeting 7pm Staffroom Wed 23 Sept Kauri Team to Waitakere Gym Fri 25 Sept Last Day of Term 3

For Pro-Active Parents who want the very best for their children Tickets: Titirangi pharmacy, through website or on the day

Found at School
A small silver bracelet. Please see Bronwyn or Susan in the office.

Grey Lynn
Introductory Evening Talk
Fri 14 Aug 7-8pm Wellpark College 6 Francis St, GL Cost: FREE

Discipline Without Punishment
Sat 15 Aug 10am-4pm Titirangi Comm. Hse 500 Sth Titirangi Rd Cost: $50

Grey Lynn
Communication Skills & Therapeutic Play
Sun 16 Aug 10am-4pm Wellpark College 6 Francis St, GL Cost: $50

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Auckland Rugby League Tournament
Well done to our rugby league team that competed today in the Auckland Primary School rugby league tournament at Cornwall Park. The team were placed 3rd which is a fantastic result! Players were Moses Kaufanga, Jedd Bottomley, Max Dicken, Alex Wolf, Keaston Schmidt, Rishan Vano, Heitony Talagi, David Sefuiva, Liam Hagan, Zion Perawiti, and Tyreece Aholelei. Thanks to Otalani for her organisation and support, also Uala, their lunchtime coach and Rick (Zion’s Dad) who coached the team on the day. Thank you also to those parents who were able to help with transport and assistance. The boys had a great day and we are very proud of their achievement.

 Peaceful Parenting Skills and Principles  Raising children to be secure, confident and self-motivated  How to evoke willing co-operation from children  Improving children's confidence and emotional intelligence  Reducing children's aggressive behaviour or hyperactivity  Effective alternatives to punishment, threats or bribes  Helping children heal from fears and phobias  How to talk so kids will listen

Guitar & Ukulele lessons with Sam Benge Bmus Sam is a passionate and experienced
musician and teacher. For more information please contact Mobile: 021 213 7614 Email:

Auckland Art Gallery Kids Club
Every Sunday at 11am or 2pm, kids aged 5 to 10 can enjoy a one hour session of fun, practical art-making inspired by works in the gallery. Cost $6. Booking essential. Ph 307 4540 or email Auckland Art Gallery, Cnr Wellesley & Lorne Sts, Open daily 10am to 5pm Free entry Phone: 307 4540

St Columba Fundraiser
A St Columba Community fund-raising social, with a Tongan flavour, for all the family. 6pm – 9pm, Saturday 22nd August. St Columba Church Hall, 92 Surrey Cres. $10 a plate for food Dancing with a DJ; your items to entertain us are anticipated!!!

COMMUNITY NOTICES Free Family Day Storylines Festival of NZ Children’s Writers & Illustrators
Aotea Centre, THE EDGE, Sunday 30 August, 10am – 3pm

All proceeds to the repair of the roof.

Meet authors & illustrators, listen to stories, enjoy performances, watch artists in action and create your own illustrations, enter competitions and win prizes, arts, crafts, talks and activities all day!

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Writing and Illustration Workshops for Children 2009
Storylines Festival of New Zealand Children’s Writers and Illustrators 23 – 30 August 2009 $15 per workshop All materials supplied and included in the cost. Tickets available online at

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