Kaitao Newsletter 14th April 2011 by Kaitaoadmin


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									    Dear Parents,                                                                  April 14, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Daily Attendance
                        Mobile Phones                                                                              2011 Term Dates
                                                                                          Term One: Wednesday, February 2nd - Friday, April 15th                                                                                                    Notification
As from last week we operated a ‘TRUST MODEL’ for mobile
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          As you may have already read in our school newsletter (last
phones and ipods. The system at present is that they hand them                            Term Two: Monday, May 2nd - Friday, July 15th                                                                                                   week), as from Monday, May 2nd, we wish to inform all parents
to their teacher in the morning and collect them after school.                                                  June 6th : Queen’s Birthday                                                                                               and caregivers on the day of an absence whenever your child
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          has not arrived at school without prior explanation. The safety
Under the TRUST MODEL they will be able to keep the phone/ipod                            Term Three: Monday August 1st - Friday, October 7th                                                                                             of your child is of utmost concern to Kaitao School.
on them during the day with some protocols around appropriate                             Term Four: Tuesday October 25th - Tuesday, December 13th                                                                                        In order to provide this information to you, the school needs to
use. The school will NOT accept responsibility of the phone or i-                                                 October 24th: Labour Day                                                                                                update your contact details - in particular your mobile and
pod if they go missing, although we will do our best to find them.                                                                                                                                                                        email contact details. We also need these to contact you in any
                                                                                              Rotorua Pacific Islands Development Charitable Trust
                                                                                                     would like to invite you to a gathering                                                                                              Information and the update contact details form has already
                                                                                                                                                                                Rotorua Football Academy Holiday Programme
                                                                                                               Cook Islands hall, Clayton Road                                                                                            been sent home. Could you please complete the form and
                                                                                                                         April 16, 2011                                           27th, 28th, 29th April (wet or fine),                   return to school no later than Friday, April 8th. If you have any
                                                                                                                      10.00am - 4.00pm                                                     Learn to play football or just
                                Protocols                                                                   Bring a big smile, your Zumba jandals,                                   improve your skills and have a great time.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          questions, please do not hesitate to contact the school.
                                                                                                        the whole family - Oh! Andy our thinking cap!!                                  $70.00 for 3 days or $25.00 per day
 Use of mobile phones and other electrical devices in class is only with                                                                                                              Limited places available Phone : Ian
  the teachers permission.
 No use of inappropriate texting, conversations or photographs.                              Rotorua Tennis Club School Holiday Tennis Classes
                                                                                                                                                                                            346 0114 or 021 108 1841
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     ‘ Techno’ Relay
                                                                                          Tuesday April 19th, Wednesday April 20th, Thursday                                       Toe by Toe Reading Programme                           Thank you to all for your
 No inappropriate lyrics or music on i-pods.                                                                                                                                  Please contact Kaitao Middle School if you
 You must have permission from the person being photographed
                                                                                                               April 21st
                                                                                                                                                                               would be keen to assist some of our students in
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          support of the Techno Relay
                                                                                                 5-7 yr olds 9.00 - 10.30am $30.00 for 3 days ($10 per day)
  before you take any photographs.                                                             7-10 yr olds 9.00 - 12.00noon $60.00 FOR 3 days ($20 per day)                   this reading programme. It originated in the               last week. At present we have
 You are responsible for keeping your own equipment safe.                                     11-18 yr olds 1.-00pm - 4.00pm $60.00 for 3 days (20 per day)                   United States and was brought into New Zea-                raised a total of $6,000 with
                                                                                                              Coach/Player ratio 1:6 maximum                                   land as a recognised way to improve reading
 Your phone must be registered by your teacher in your class on the                                 Bring your own morning/afternoon tea and drink                            skills for students who needed extra assistance.           some money still to come in.
  first day you bring it and you will sign to say that you will follow the                              Contact: Peter Blow pblow@vodafone.co.nz
                                                                                                                                                                               We are fortunate to have had books sponsored               Please ensure that your child
  protocols.                                                                                                                                                                   for our students at a cost of $90 each.
 Your parent must have read the protocols and signed the return slip.
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          returns the money or card by
                                                                                                            Last EVER Community Software Plan!                                 The programme has proved successful in help-
 You will still have the option of handing your phone etc in at the office                                     All titles $15! : Last Chance!                                 ing our students confidently and competently               tomorrow.
  and we will take responsibility for it.                                                 After 10 years the Community Software Plan is being discontinued. Our school is      decode words and sentences when reading. If
                                                                                          participating in the Last EVER CSP.                                                  you are able to come to school to work with
                                                                                                                                                                               students 304 times throughout a week for up to
            H OME S TAY F AMILIES R EQUIRED                                               EdAlive has created one last opportunity for parents to purchase quality educa-      20 minutes, please leave your contact details
                                                                                          tional software at an amazing $15 per title. There are even greater savings on       with staff at the front office.
The Farmhouse requires host families to look after our                                    bundles. The software is fully Australian-made, directly correlated with the New
                                                                                          Zealand school curriculum. Our school receives a free licence for an EdAlive title
Taiwanese students during July/August. You will be                                        and a Bonus Licence if lots of families purchase. Don’t miss out on this last              A message from our school library
                                                                                          opportunity to purchase these quality resources at bargain prices!
required to look after two children for one week at a
                                                                                                                                                                                    BOOK FAIR 
time. Payment is $180 per child. They go to school
                                                                                                                                                                                 BOOK FAIR  BOOK
and will need to be picked up and dropped off.
                                                                                                           R    E T U R N S L I P
                                                                                                                                                                                      FAIR 
                           Daily Report                                                                        ‘ P ROTOCOLS’
                                                                                                                                                                               In Term 2 Week 3 we will be holding a
A    Daily Report will be issued to students who require close monitoring for               I have read the protocols around mobile
                                                                                                                                                                               Scholastic Book Fair so don’t spend all
behaviour and learning at school. Parents/caregivers whose children are
                                                                                              phones and i-pods and agree to let my                                                                                                               Domino’s Pizza Day : Every
placed on Daily Report can contact the classroom teacher directly via the                                                                                                      your money - save up so
report or by phone: 348 3687 for further clarification if required. It is hoped                 child be part of the TRUST MODEL                                                                                                                         Wednesday
                                                                                                                                                                               you can buy some awe-
daily monitoring of students will enable both the student and the school the                                                                                                                                                                   1/4 (large size)Pizza just $3.00
opportunity to celebrate improved behaviour and learning.                                    Child’s name: __________________                                                  some books.                                                     Orders must be in before 9.00am
                                                                                                                                                                               Parents and                                                                Wednesday
                    F AR M HOUS E F UN C AMP S                                                                            Room:___                                                                                                                         Flavours
Once again The Farmhouse Rotorua is running our fun camps during
the school holidays. The next camp dates are April 18th - 22nd. You                                                  Mobile Phone No:                                                                                    (Please complete and return to the school office)
can choose between 3 or 5 day camps during this week. We are
OSCAR approved so some families are entitled to get help with funding. We have                        ________________________                                                                          I have read the School Newsletter dated April 14, 2011
many exciting activities including horse riding, riding lessons, games on horseback,
paintball and much more. For more information contact us on 07 332 3771 or                                        Parent Signature:                                                                       Parent/Caregiver Signature: ___________________
www.thefarmhouse.co.nz                                                                                      ___________________
                          __________________                                                                                                                                                             Child’s Name:_____________                     Room__          House:____
                                  (R O’Rourke, Principal)

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