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									 Thornton School Newsletter         10 February 2010
                         Week 2 Term 1
A big warm welcome to Daniel Anngow.

Strategic Plan Development
The 2010 Thornton School Strategic plan is in the final draft stages. If any parent
would like to view this document before it is ratified at the next Board of Trustees
meeting next Monday 15 February please phone me at school. The plan will be displayed
on the noticeboard.

Board of Trustees Elections
The Board of Trustees is a group of parents who are responsible for the governance of
our school and represent the school parents.
The elections will be held in May and the Board encourages parent to consider standing.
Any queries please phone Ian Burke 3046235 or me at school.

Meet the Teachers Evening
Meet your child’s teacher to set individual goals Thursday 25 February. Ten minute slots
between 2.30 and 7pm please send back attached slip to book a time.

School Councillors
Year 8 students keen to be a school councillor are campaigning now. They will be making
their election speeches on Friday at 9am and the students will be voting later in the day.
The results will be announced at Friday’s assembly which start at 2.15pm.

Library Book
Our Library is now open. Can all overdue library book please be returned.

Manual Training
Room 2 will be attending Manual Training at Edgecumbe College on Thursdays this term.
This will start tomorrow. Students need to take pencils and paper and wear covered
shoes/sneakers. Please remind your child that cellphones and ipods are to stay in their
bags during class time.

Top School Team – The team is Devon Hoff, Sam Duncan, Leon Woodward, Brandon
Duncan, Jim Ashworth, Nikita Noord, Taylor Lee, Arnika Noord, Catharine Allen and
Georgia Mills. Good luck with training and on the day.

Top School Cheerleading
Courtney Coulter and Sarah Emms will be organising this years cheerleading team.
Practices will start on Friday in the school hall.

For Sale 1 Pair - Motocross boots size 5 $80.00 and 1 Pair - Motocross pants 6-10year
old $50.00. Phone 3222998 or see Josh Maloney in Room4.
Tryathlon
Training for the Weetbix Tryathlon is underway now on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday
at school and the kids have started well. Please ensure kids have the correct swimming,
cycling and running gear. Hopefully all entries have been processed.
Phone me at school of you have any queries. Mr Fiaola

For Sale - PW80 Motorbike Excellent Condition.
2 x Sets of Motocross Pants and Tops 7-8 Year old. Phone 3077422

Swimming Lessons
Jenny Rutledge has offered to take after school swimming lessons from Monday to
Thursday at school. A maximum of 5 children each half hour session. The cost is $5.00
per lesson Jenny has her Lotto swim safe instruction qualification as well as being a
class rep swimmer and has a first aid certificate. Any interested parent can phone
Jenny on 3222291.

Rugby- Edgecumbe Sports Grounds
No Registration cost - 5 – 7 years no tackling grades and 8 – 12 years tackling grades
Training starts on the 23 February 4.30 at Edgecumbe sports grounds to register
Phone: Phil Richie Walker 3049833, Damion Jones 29300 or Falima Fiaola 3049308

Wanted for Rent-Farm Cottage/ Small house Thornton/ Awakeri area anything
considered no pet or kids. Phone Tom 0273393788.

Uniforms for Sale
Size 3 Polar fleece   $15.00   Size 4 Skort        $10.00 Size 6 Shorts       $10.00
Size 6 Vest           $10.00   Size 8 Polar fleece $15.00 Size 8 Polar fleece $20.00
Size 8 Pants          $10.00   Size 8 Skort        $10.00 Size 8 Shirt        $5.00
Size 8 Shirt          $10.00   Size 10 Skort       $10.00 Size 10 Jacket      $20.00
Size 10 Pants         $ 5.00   All these uniform items can be viewed at the school office.

Term 1 Dates – also available on website www.thornton.school.nz
Monday 15 February          HPV Education Day          Year 8 girls
Monday 22 February          PTA Meeting                All Welcome
Monday 15 February          BOT Meeting
Wednesday 24 February       Cycle Challenge            Selected Students
Friday 5 March              School swimming sports     Whole School
Wednesday 11 March          Interschool Swimming       Selected students
Monday 15 March             BOT Meeting
Sunday 21 March             Top School                 Selected students
Tuesday 30 March            Interschool Touch          Y4 - 8
Thursday 1 April            Term 1 ends
Monday 19 April             Term 2 starts
Shelley Bremner
Principal

								
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