Kaitao Newsletter 23rd June 2011 by Kaitaoadmin


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									  Dear Parents,                                                                  June 23, 2011                                                                .SUBWAY® ‘EAT FRESH’ : EVERY FRIDAY
                                                                                                                                                              To order students need to bring their money to the school office      Police Dogs in Training
      Kaitao Junior Masterchef                                                                                2011 Term Dates                                 before 9.00am on the SUBWAY® Eat Fresh Day. Lunches will              Hi families,
                                                                                                                                                                        be delivered to their classroom at lunchtime                This week Kaitao classes attended a
Congratulations to our five finalists in the Kaitao                                       Term Two: Monday, May 2nd - Friday, July 15th
                                                                                                                                                                                          SUBWAY® Mini Sub       SUBWAY 6-INCH®     “Dog Safety Programme” presentation
Junior Masterchef Competition. Next Monday is                                             Term Three: Monday August 1st - Friday, October 7th                                                 (4 inch)                Sub           by Amanda Armer (Dog Education
the Grand Final and the students will create a dish                                       Term Four: Tuesday October 25th - Tuesday, December 13th                                                                                  Advisor). Further to this programme
                                                                                                                                                             Veggie (no meat)                    $3.60                 $3.90
with ingredients we will give them.                                                                          October 24th: Labour Day                                                                                               we will be inviting the Police to present
                                                                                                                                                             Ham                                 $3.60                 $4.90        their “Dogs in Training Programme”.
The finalists are: Morgan Knight, Kathleen Ashley
                   Steven Sinnott, Shakinah Blaikie                                              STUDENT LED CONFERENCES                                     Roast Beef                          $3.60                 $4.90        This will involve a Police dog handler and his dog cur-
                                                                                           The next round of Student Led Conferences will                    Turkey                              $3.60                 $4.90        rently in training being introduced to the school and
                   and Keegan Nicholson.                                                                                                                                                                                            later visiting classes to show the dog in action.
                                                                                             take a different format to those in the past.                   Salami                              $3.60                 $4.90
We have been amazed at the ability of all the
                                                                                                       The programme for the event of
contestants to create restaurant quality dishes                                                                                                                                           Side Options
                                                                                                     Tuesday, July 12th will be as follows:
and this week’s semi finals where students made a                                                                                                            Bag of sliced applies               $2.20                                                     Late Students
                                                                                          4.00pm - 7.30pm: Continuous Sausage Sizzle
dessert was outstanding.                                                                                                                                     Cookies                             $1.00
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    In recent weeks we have noted a growing number of stu-
                                                                                          4.00pm - 6.30pm: Student Led Conferences in classes. No need                                                                              dents continually entering school late with extremely poor
                                                                                                           to book specific times, Parents just roll up                                                                             excuses (walked slow, buying lunch, slept in). We encour-
                        Stage Challenge                                                                    with their children anytime between those                                 Science Fair                                   age our students to be responsible for getting themselves to
                                                                                                           times.                                            In Term II all students will be involved in Science Fair as part       school on time. Students who enter late must have written
                                                                                                                                                             of the Science Curriculum. This involves students completing           notes with reasonable explanations from parents or a par-
Congratulations to all the 60-odd students who were involved in                                                                                              an investigation or making an item on a Science Fair Board.
                                                                                          4.00pm - 6.30pm  Science Fair Display                                                                                                    ent can accompany the student when they are late.
this years Stage Challenge. The group performed very well and                                                                                                To cover the cost of these boards all students will need to pay
                                                                                                              Parental Portal Demonstration                 $4.00. This can be paid at the school office.
received two awards of Excellence for Costuming and Visual                                                                                                                                                                          It is our goal to prepare our students to successfully enter
                                                                                                              IKAN, Gloss, STAR demonstrations
Enhancement.                                                                                                                                                                                                                        the workforce in future. This means that it is their personal
                                                                                                              Visit to technology/arts for demonstrations                                                                          responsibility to be organised, to achieve and be punctual
 Congratulations to the following students who will receive awards                                             of programmes.                                          B EHAVIOUR M ANAGEMENT                                       when attending school is of great importance. Next week we
                                                                                                                                  Stage Challenge                                                                                  will be posting home letters to families of children who are
Merit: Nadia Flavell (Rm 8), Tuveina King (Rm 6), Shona Irwin (Rm 2), Brooke Stevens      6.30pm - 7.30pm: All in hall for
                                                                                                                                                               As a school Kaitao Middle School use a restorative process to        regularly late and have not brought notes of explanation.
(Rm 1), Tre Kepa (Rm 1), Reiana Andrews (Rm 5). Tegan Whakaue (Rm 3), Jayda Moonia                                                Films / Videos
                                                                                                                                                               deal with most behavioural issues. These Restorative Hui are         Please ensure your child becomes responsible for getting to
(Rm 5), Reokore Apitai (Rm 10), Courtney McDonald (Rm 20), Sophia Gage (Rm 12),                                                   Kapahaka
                                                                                                                                                               attended by the victim’s whanau and the wrongdoer’s whanau           school on time.
Corey Blaber (Rm 3).                                                                                                              Musical Performance
                                                                                                                                                               and the issue is resolved through allowing the stakeholders to
Citizenship: Azariah Jones (Rm 8), Domineek Tamai (Rm 6), Cody Adams (Rm 2),                                                                                   have their say and hopefully all parties can come to an amicable                  Winter Uniform
Dioyne Vercoe (Rm 1), Ziggy Davis (Rm 1), Tina Te Kaawa (Rm 5), Anton Baptist (Rm 5),                                                                          agreement.
Zyra-Nia McLean (Rm 10) Jonty Laidlaw (Rm 5), Kyle Sullivan (Rm 5), Tefuli Findlay-Vili           Starship Phones for Rewards Campaign                                                                                                  After discussion with input from parents
(Rm 20), Ana Ngature (Rm 12), Ngatai Kaukau (Rm 20). PB4L: Paedra Keef                     Our school is taking part in the Starship Hospital ‘Phones          The alternative to this process is to suspend children who                  we have decided on the following:
                                                                                           for Rewards’ Campaign. By collecting your old mobile                commit offences and they would then be required to be put in        Students are allowed to wear a dark blue long-sleeved skivvy or
(Rm 17)                                                                                    phones, we can earn some exciting rewards for our school.           front of the Board of Trustees who have four alternatives availa-   polypropylene with their polo shirt which will save students
                                                                                           The rewards on offer range from digital cameras, laptop                                                                                 having to wear polar fleeces all the time.
                                                                                           computers, even a promethean interactive whiteboard.
    R OTORUA Y OUTH C ENTRE                                                                The more phones we collect, the better our rewards will             1. Student can return to school with no action.                     Socks: there are still a number of boys and girls who are wearing
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   black ankle socks. These are not permitted so please ensure that
     Calling all Rotorua Youth : Week 1 - youth aged from 11 - 14yrs                       be. So have a hunt around home, ask around at work, and
                                                                                           drop off your old mobile phones to the box in the school
                                                                                                                                                               2. Student can return to school with conditions imposed.            your child has the correct uniform.
      Week 2 - youth aged 15 - 18yrs    School Holiday Programme
                                                                                           office. Please take out the batteries, and place them in the        3. Student has the suspension extended with conditions
                 Tuesday: Lakes Ranch for the Mudd Runn
                                                                                           box as well. Not only will this benefit our school but we           4. The student is excluded and another school is sought.
         Wednesday: Auckland Musuem + Massey Park Wave Pools                               are helping Starship fundraise for their Air Ambulance
                  plus we’re shouting you a BBQ Dinner on Wednesday                                                                                            As a community which of these two options would you prefer
                      Thursday: StrikeZone Ten Bowling                                                                                                         our school does. The Education Review office commented that
                         Permission forms available at the office                                                                                              this was a very safe and inclusive school and the extensive
                                                                                                   ______________             (R O’Rourke, Principal           pastoral care systems were excellent.
                                                                                                                                                                Please complete the return slip below and return to school.
                                   B     EHAVIOUR                                   MANAGEMENT
                 I support the restorative approach                                      I support the suspension approach                                                                                      (Please complete and return to the school office)
  Comment:                                                                                                                                                                       I have read the School Newsletter dated June 23rd, 2011
                                                                                                                                                                                                Parent/Caregiver Signature: ___________________
_______________________________________________________________________                                                                                                                        Child’s Name:_____________                        Room__          House:____

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