UPCOMING SCHOOL EVENTS! Mark these dates in your calendar! 28th May W2W 9:30am Monday 1st June Queen’s Birthday SCHOOL CLOSED TUES 2nd June Rm2 Assembly 2:30pm 3rd & 4th June St John Safe Kids First Aid 4th June Wacky Hair Day : Autism Awareness Day : Coin Trail Donation 9th June BOT Meeting 6:30pm 19th June EOHS Open Day Yr6 Parents & Student Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou! AWARDS Our students make amazing Warm greetings to you all! progress in their learning 27th Principal’s Pen every week and we love to recognize May W ha t a f o rtn ig h t it‟s been...Fireshows, Macraes them with awards presented on assem- Mine Trips, Poetry Mornings, bly. A big congratulations to the following 2009 Library Visits, Photo Walks...the list goes on...and so too the great learn- students who received awards this ing at Waikouaiti School! week… We have a number of new families in our school community and I trust Room .1. Mitchell for great thinking in writing and that you will join with me and make them all feel welcome! A friendly word Levi - great attitude. from parents with a new mum or dad makes the world of difference when you‟re just starting out on your school journey! Room .2. William and Giana Room .4. Angus and Jake, Chantel and By now you would have heard your children talking about our FISH! Phi- Georgia, Callum, Atawhai and Maia. losophy. Our senior students have worked with whanau groups across the Room .5. Theodore Jorgensen :maturity Ka school to develop our understanding of the FISH! Philosophy. In next week‟s curriculum news we will feature more information about this neat and kindness to others, Nicole good con- Pai! way to ensure we all get the most out of every day of our lives! centration in class We continue to develop exciting ways to ensure all our children succeed! At the heart of everything we do at Waikouaiti School is the expectation Message from the Dental Therapist that all students will achieve in every aspect of their education! I thank you for your continued support of our great school! The Mobile Dental Unit is now closed. Kindest Regards, Several children have been sent appointments National Standards and Reporting to Trish Hodgson Parents to come up to the Palmerston Dental Clinic for PRINCIPAL A number of meetings our being held across the nation to discuss the treatment. If unable to keep these appointments Our next meeting national achievement standards and reporting to parents. To have your please let us know as soon as possible as we have limited time at the clinic. Phone or text PTA say log on to needs YOU! www. minedu.govt.nz/ Monday 8th nationalstandards 027 284 9932 or leave a message with Lois the June from 3pm in Parent, Family and Whanau Infor- mation and Feedback Booklets are secretary at Palmerston Primary on 4651 361. school library! online! HAVE YOUR SAY! Thanks, Chris and Bernie St John Safe Kids Programme Our fundraising meeting was held Next week all children will participate in this Fundraising earlier this week and a number of valuable programme as part of our Health and ideas were raised. We are keen to Physical Education curriculum. hear from any interested people who may Years 1-4 will learn about the role of the help in any way with the following potential fund- raising ideas! ambulance and crew, Dialing 111, People in the Rodeo Catering : Lunch or BBQ and Break- community who help in an emergency fast (Waitangi Weekend 2010) Years 5-6 will learn about basic first aid, CPR, Dog Barking Contest 2010 Dialing 111, How you can help? School Reunion Market Day 2010 Xmas Market and Carols Night 2009 All costs for this important programme are Community Expo Nights (Men’s night & La- being meet by St John and the school! dies Nights) Clothing Swap Meet School Donations = 31% Reading Quiz Night THANK YOU!! Recovery We have 68 families at Waikouaiti School Waikouaiti School Please email or call the office to let us know how and 21 families have currently paid their runs a Reading Re- you might be able to help...all ideas are welcome! school donation. This equates to 31% covery Programme paid, we are so grateful and would love to that assists our young hit the 100% mark before the end of this children who are hav- Some of our immediate fundraising targets in- term! ing difficulty with clude funds to purchase library books and class- We know you understand how difficult it is to reading. We are room reading books! run the school on the funding we receive thrilled to inform you from the Government so we really appreci- that Rae Howland ate this donation to assist us through the joins us this week to This week we warmly BOT NEWS year. continue our Reading welcome the Hagan Reminder that Remember this is tax deductible and a re- Recovery Pro- and Tremain families to you can contribute to the ceipt is always issued. gramme, as Noni Waikouaiti School! We There have been a number of requests look forward to learning school‟s fundraising efforts finishes up. Rae is an for an electronic funds transfer option experienced, trained and growing together! by switching to Tower Ki- for payment of school donations. If you wish to pay via EFT our details are be- Reading Recovery At the end of the week wiSaver Scheme. Further teacher and we wel- our school roll will be details are available at the low: come her warmly to 99 and growing! Account Number:031737 0023 252 00 our school! school office! Thank You! Thank You for your support! CLASS Kia ora from Room One. We have been incredibly busy in Room One working hard at our reading, writ- Room 4 News NEWS! ing and maths. The children are becoming extremely Our most exciting news for this fortnight has been our visit to good at recognising patterns in the world around them the Oceana Gold mine last Tuesday. Graham was a most inter- and are repeating them with great success. We have been writ- esting tour guide. He showed us a short video and explained ing about a whole range of topics. Last Friday we made jelly, how gold is made at the mine. Half the group went on his bus recited a poem about jelly and wrote about our experience. On tour looking at machines working at various sites. The other Monday we went to the Fire Show and the children thoroughly half had a look at the old village then went down to the visitor‟s enjoyed it. We talked after the show about safe meeting places viewing area to watch the dump trucks pass us as they worked, in case a fire should break out at school or at home. The chil- and to sketch their favourite vehicle. A lunch break at Macraes- dren then wrote their thoughts down. Here is what Kararnina Moonlight school gave us time to enjoy a game of soccer with wrote: new friends there…just before it started to sleet! Today I went to a Fire Show. I feel good. The safe place Back in class we have made an informative display of the ma- at school is chines that MOVE IT, MOVE it at gold mines. outside on the courtyard behind the white line so that During our study of “Movement” we have also planned there is enough and created a variety of successful marble tracks that can room for the fire truck to come in. The teacher will tell move marbles using ramps and the force of gravity. We also us some rules discovered friction can slow the movement of marbles. and everyone will come outside onto the court so that The fastest track ( with steep ramps ) were made by Angus we are safe. I and Jake, Chantel and Georgia. had fun at the Fire Show. There might be another one The slowest tracks ( with friction from surfaces ) were made by next year. Callum, Atawhai and Maia. Mrs Callander - By Kararnina The children were impressed with the detail that Kararnina had in her writing. This week we are working on adding more inter- esting words to our writing. Please feel free to come into Room ROOM 5: This week we have read some serious poems: Pig One and have a look at the children‟s lovely art work and their and Flashlight. They gave us vivid, clear pictures in our mind. writing. We drew pictures then coloured them in with pastels (you can From Room One see them in our class). Last week we went around the school teaching the fish philoso- Kia ora from Room 2! For the past two weeks we have phy to the classes and on Thursday we got back together and been working hard in Room 2 on our Topic and in made plays enacting examples of fish philosophy in the class- room and playground. Hannah, Jack Maths, Reading and Writing. In the next few weeks we are focussing on instructions in writing through making and creating in topic and art as well as looking at instruc- tion through games and recipes. In Maths the children WORLD VISION @ Waikouaiti are continuing to practice skip counting, grouping ob- jects and multiplication. Well done to the 24 children who took part in the 20 Hour Famine over the weekend. Now its time to visit your spon- sors and collect your money and return it to Jill as soon as On Tuesday this week we visited the Macraes Goldmine possible so it can be used by World Vision - this year to help and had lunch at Macraes School. We have been look- people in Sri Lanka. Get your sponsored money back to Jill ing forward to the trip and thanks to those who provided by the end of the week and you will be given a small prize. transport without your support these trips will not be pos- sible. We enjoyed having Room 5 visit us to teach us about the „Fish Philosophy.‟ We have been focussing on different aspects of this and the children have completed artwork and learning how to have a positive attitude and making somebody‟s day. —Miss Burgess— NETBALL Both the Silver and Purple Netball teams have had two good wins in the past two weeks. We have noticed some great skills being displayed by all of the children, keep up Wow! What a great start to Stars on Stage re- the great work! STARS ON STAGE hearsals. The swimmers, surfers, fish, and boaties The players of the day for the teams were: 2009 have their routines looking great. The birds are Silver Purple also a flutter with great moves! The costumes are Hannah Georgia coming along wonderfully - thanks to the organisation skills and motiva- Maddison Chantel tion or Loraine. I will let you know when the tickets will be on sale as soon as I am informed. This is definitely not a show to be missed. Once again a big thank you for the great netball skirts the chil- Louise Ritchie dren look great! Are your children away from school? Please remember to contact the office and let us know if your child is unwell or absent for the day for any reason. Wacky Hair Day is planned for This can be done through a phone call or email: next Thursday, 4th June. All our students (and teachers) are invited Phone: 4657 225 to wear their WACKY hair for the Email: email@example.com day! Thank you!
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