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th Thursday 26 June 2008 Dear Parents, Caregivers & Whanau Kia Ora Koutou, Liebe Eltern, Results for Walking Wednesday st= Next term we have a new teacher joining our school. 1 Rooms 5 &11 with 92% nd Mrs Odette Wilson has been appointed and will teach the 2 Room 8 with 91% rd Year 7-8 children in Room 11 for the remainder of the 3 Room 12 with 86%. school year. Odette has many strengths and we are looking forward to Reminder having her working at our school. Odette will commence Don’t forget the school bell for the start of the day goes at teaching at school at the start of Term 3. 8.55am. Please make sure your children are at school on time. In assembly on Tuesday students on the healthy lunch committee shared the power point presentations they had Achievement Certificates made. These were very impressive and they outlined Congratulations to the following children for recently clearly and effectively the new Government Nutrition gaining these awards: Guidelines for Healthy Confident Kids. Room 1 Thank you to Saila Allan from Project Energize for her Aaron Joliff, Mackenzie Ayrton, Jayada-Lee Falani, input and assistance, see more information about the Cameron Dufty for knowing their first special words. Government Healthy Nutrition Guidelines further on in the Room 10 newsletter. Aimee Steadman, Matthew Goodall, Ariana Metekingi, Also at assembly our Kapa Haka group performed to Liz Richardson for excellent achievement in te reo Maori. welcome our ERO reviewers. The large group of 60 Amy Thomas, Casey Owen, Catrin Williams for very good students did extremely well and we look forward to seeing achievement in te reo Maori. them in action again on various occasions throughout the Kartik Patel for amazing progress using mental maths year. strategies. Thank you to Maria Yates and Jan Goudie for their skills Room 12 and hard work in teaching our Kapa Haka group. Cameron Voykovich, Samantha Wall, Samuel Darrah, Matt Lane, Cory Middleton, Benjamin Allen for 100% in basic facts test. New Students Brooke Darrah for huge improvement in basic facts. A very warm welcome to: Avalon Lloyd-Whitehead - Room 4 FTZ Special Certificates We hope you enjoy your time at Parawai. Room 3 Ryan Danby, Georgia Robcke PTA Room 4 th Our PTA had an initial meeting on the 18 June. Many Mitesh Patel exciting ideas were presented and shared among the Room 10 group. Some of the ideas to fundraise for included school Aimee Steadman, Natasha Watters beautification and providing Shade Sails, to protect the Room 12 children from harmful U.V rays during the summer months. Bronwyn Ormsby-Ward The next meeting of the group will be Monday Room 14 4th August 3:10pm in Room 7. Sylvia Ormsby-Ward, Dharesh Patel, Please come along and join the group for an enjoyable Shaanika Caie, Nathan Adams, Caitlin Shea and proactive meeting. Junior Trip to Auckland - Stardome Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 and 8 - This will take place on August PLEASE NOTE 20th which is Term 3, Week 4 (subject to BOT approval). The Tui Tuckshop will not be open tomorrow The cost has not been calculated as yet (because we th (Friday 27 June) due to sickness. need to know the cost of the buses) but it will be about $25 each. Some reduction will be given to families with 2 or Thank you more children going on the trip. We have given you this A big thank you to Louise Pitman and Coralie Gooder for early notice about the trip in order to allow you to plan for all their hard work organising the Jack & Jill Portraits that this event as we are aware that the cost of living is rising were taken recently. for families. More information next term Craze week activity UPCOMING EVENTS Next week’s activity will be skipping ropes. June Thursday 26 th - Australian English Competition closes Spare Clothing July We require a supply of boys and girls clothing for these Tuesday 1 st - Preschool Visit wet days. Please - if you have clothes your family have Thursday 3 rd - Senior syndicate fundraising disco finished with can they be sent to school and we will put Friday 4 th - End of term 2 them to good use. Any contributions will be greatly Monday 21 st -Term 3 begins. appreciated. Hand in to Room 2 or Frances McLaren. Thank you. Tip from Saila Allan – Project Energize Zonta Thames Valley – Seminar Keeping Ourselves and Our Daughters Safe Women of all ages (including High School students) are invited to this FREE SEMINAR on th Monday 30 June, 7pm at the Civic Centre. This is a community service for the women of the Thames Coromandel and Hauraki Districts. Tea, coffee and a light supper will be provided. Speakers: Soana Moala (former Crown Prosecutor) Dr. Susan Clements (Doctor for Sexual Abuse Care) Mary Ann Kerr (Senior Constable) HOLIDAY SEMINARS CHARITABLE TRUST has again organised school holiday workshops for Gifted & Talented students Years 4-10 (approximately 8-15 yrs) 9th to 16th ‘Nutrition Guidelines for Healthy, Confident Kids’ July 2008 at Selwyn College, Kohimarama, Auckland.Workshops include: Food for Thought - AMAZING ARCHITECTS, AN IDEAL HOME, ANIMAL The New Zealand Government has started a program to HABITATS, CHARTS & MAPS, CHESS COACHING, help children in New Zealand improve their healthy eating. COMBAT & CONFLICT, COSMOS COLONY, DAZZLING DESIGNS, DEBATE ODD ISSUES, DESIGN AEROBICS, Research has shown that when children eat healthily, FAMOUS PHOTOGRAPHERS, FIGHT OR FLIGHT, nutritious food it improves their behaviour and GEOMETRY, HIDDEN KNOWLEDGE, MATHS MAGIC, concentration in class, plus their health and well-being. MIND READING, MINI METROPOLIS, PERFORMANCE POETRY, QUAGMIRES & QUANDARIES, During term time, around 30 percent of what children and SCRAPBOOKING, SECRETS & LIES, STRATEGY young people eat every day is eaten at school, so the food GAMES, TOY BOX TECHNOLOGY, VERSES FOR they eat here can have a big effect on how they learn. YOUNG VOICES, WEIRD & WACKY ART. The Government has brought out some guidelines around a) Everyday food – low fat, low salt and from the www.holidayseminars.co.nz for full workshop descriptions. four food groups b) Sometimes food – for restricted provision and in Organiser: JEAN HENDY-HARRIS appropriate serving size Tel: 09 585 0111 c) Occasional food – treats, for special occasions i.e. once per term Mob: 021 389 448 - Fax: 09 585 0144 Parawai School has selected a small group of students as email: firstname.lastname@example.org a focus group to work (in conjunction with Saila Allan from Project Energize) on healthy eating in our school, These children are creating a Power Point to show to the . whole school to explain these new changes. They have developed a survey to gain some feedback on healthy food choices for a possible new school lunch menu. There will be ongoing projects such as posters and certificates for health promotion. Watch this space!! Newsletter Question What time does the bell go at the start of the day? Your input into the changes is welcome so keep an eye out in future newsletters for more healthy eating Answer _________________________ information and if you have any ideas or suggestions that you would like to contribute, please write them down and Name _________________________ leave them at the office. Together we can make a difference. Room_________ Fundraiser for Thames Parawai Playcentre Goodbye Pork Pie - “A rollicking road movie”. th Tuesday 15 July, 7pm, Multiplex Cinemas, Thames. Tickets $17.50 p.p., includes first glass of wine, beer or juice, nibbles and great spot prizes. Tickets available from Multiplex Cinemas, Thames and Carson’s Bookshop (cash only).
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