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					11.10                                                                                         31 May 2011

                       FOCUS:          How to help at home – Year 5 Maths
                                       PTFA News – Congratulations to the Lambert Family
                                       Sacrament of Confirmation Meetings

Kia Ora Parents / Caregivers

CATHOLIC CHARACTER: Welcome to our new students Sophie Cranwell & Christian Misic. Please keep the
Muru-Gibbs family in your prayers, Angel’s great grandmother passed away in Australia last week. Please
also keep Mr & Mrs Moffat in your prayers, Mr Moffat’s father passed away last week.

SPECIAL CHARACTER BADGES: Andrew Huynh, Gilbert Kang, Patrick Somostrada, David Fifita, Alfonso
Tenorio, Bosco Wong.

PRAYER: May the blessing of the Holy Spirit cover our land with joy and peace. May the blessings of the Holy Spirit
inspire our bishops to lead us so we may truly renew the face of our land. May the blessing of the Holy Spirit strengthen
each of us so our work renews us and inspires our children. May the flame we see burning brightly before us be a symbol
of the hearts of our people on fire with the love the Spirit came to bring. Setting Hearts on Fire – Michael Mangan.

SACRAMENT OF CONFIRMATION – The Sacrament of Confirmation will be celebrated by Bishop Patrick Dunn on
Tuesday 5th July at 7.00 pm. There will be two preparation sessions on Sunday 19th June and Sunday 26th June 2011 in
the Parish Centre at 4.00 pm.

PRYDE – Pakuranga Youth Experience – St Mark’s PRYDE Youth Group meets on the 1st and 3rd Sunday’s of the
month from 7.30 – 9.00 pm at St Mark’s Parish Centre. For further information call Maria on 021 246364 or Joanne on
021 1143374 or 535 9583.

YEAR 5 MATHS: How to help at home:

    count forwards and backwards (starting with numbers like 10 098, 10 099, 10 100, 10 101, 10 102
     then back again). (Do the same but adding or subtracting 5).
    find and read large numbers in your environment eg nineteen thousand, three hundred and twenty-
    learn number pairs to 100 eg 81 and what equals 100?
    read car number plates, look at the car’s odometer to see how far you’ve gone
    work out patterns – make codes from numbers.
    let your child help with shopping. Use money. Get your child to work out what change you should
     expect or get him/or her to round number and calculate what has been spent.
    making and organising lunch or a meal for a party or a hui, including equal sharing of
    helping at the supermarket – choose items to weigh. Look for the best buy between different makes of
     the same items (breakfast cereal, spreads like jam or honey), including looking at the ingredients per
    practising all times tables so they have quick recall
    telling the time e.g., 5 past, 10 past, 20 past, ¼ to, 25 to...
    noticing shapes and numbers when you are reading together.
    play card games and have your child score
    play card and board games that use guessing and checking
    do complicated jigsaw puzzles
    look through junk mail – find the most expensive and cheapest item advertised or make into strips to
     make a woven mat
    make a roster for jobs around the house
    plan for a special event on a budget; eg afternoon tea for a grandparent, teacher or family friend
    play outside games and keep score – cricket, basketball, mini-golf, soccer and milk bottle bowling
    explore capacity of different size mugs, jugs, jars etc. Measure out 100 ml, 200 ml, 300 ml etc and
     put into a container they think is a suitable (comparable) size.
    bake – follow a simple recipe (scones, pikelets)
    use blocks that fit together to make a model. Draw what it looks like from each side and above. Then
     draw what they think it looks like from underneath. Once finished, check the underneath of the real
     object against the drawing
    make water balloons and see how far you could throw them (outside!!) and how far the water splatters
    collect the family and whānau birthdays and put in order – make a reminder calendar for the year.
BOT MEETING: Our meetings this term will be held on 21st June and 12th July.

PTFA NEWS: Congratulations to Megan and Cooper Lambert who sold the most chocolates. They have won a family
pass (2 adults and 2 children) to Rainbows End. The PTFA cordially invites everyone to a Wine and Cheese meeting to be
held in the Staff Room on Wednesday 8th June at 7.00pm. All are welcome.

SAUSAGE SIZZLE – Tuesday 7th June. Sausages $1.50, Drinks $1.00. Any adults who are free to help
Mr Sean O’Shea from 11 am to 1 pm please give your name to the office staff. Thank you.

Up-Coming PTFA Events 1) Please support our Spell-a thon. We are in our 2nd week of learning and
testing of words will be done on Friday 3rd June and we ask that sponsorships (donations) are collected and handed into
the office the following week. 2) Please donate a small gift, a bottle, chocolates, decorations or other suitable items for a
Mid-Winter Christmas Raffle. This will be drawn early in July. 3) We are also planning a movie night later in the term for
students – details to follow.This term our fundraising long term goal is for our School hall. However in the short term we
are looking at buying a gazebo to shelter students when they are competing on athletics or sports days.

DENTAL CLINIC - Wakaaranga School Dental Clinic will be closed for refurbishment from June to the end of August.
During the refurbishment dental care will be provided by the same staff at Pakuranga Intermediate School Clinic, 45
Reeves Road, Pakuranga. The phone number remains the same (Ph. 572 0088).

Win a training session with the Silver Ferns for our school. Simple spend $25 at New World between 30 May & 12
June and then go online to to enter our school.

UKULELE: A reminder that Ukulele Lesson Fees are now due. Please leave your payment in the school office as soon as
possible. Many thanks. Caroline Zeeman
KEYBOARD: If your child is interested in learning the keyboard please call Ruth Leafberg on 576 7406.
ZUMBA: Every Tuesday 7.00 – 8.00 pm in the Music Room. A fun way to get fit. Cost $5.00. 15 years to 80 years+.
Contact Tarei Mataitini 021 02758892

        Re-Imagining Spirituality for the 21st Century – An evening with Sr Kathleen Hughes rscJ, a theologian, teacher, speaker
         and writer from Cleveland, Ohio. Wednesday 1st June 7.30 – 9.00 pm Baradene College Auditorium Gate 2, Remuera. Please
         RSVP for catering purposes to
        Celebrate Pentecost: Come Holy Spirit, Come Lord Jesus, Come Guide Our Nets – speaker Fr Rory Morrissey Monday
         13th June 7.30 pm at St Patrick’s Cathedral, Auckland. Enquiries: 489 563 Sheila or Vanessa. Email
         Marriage Encounter Weekend – Revitalise and enrich your intimacy, love and romance in your marriage. Attend the Marriage
         Encounter Weekend – 10-12 June at Silver Oaks Inn, Manukau. Ring Christine & David Sloan on 267 7203 or email
        World Environment Day – 5th June. Environmental wisdom from Pope Benedict – Blessed Pope John Paul called us to
         ecological conversion. He reminds us: Contemplating the beauty of creation inspires us to recognize the love of the Creator.
         How are ecological conversion and contemplation of creation part of my life and the life of our parish community? NB:
         Auckland Zoo is offering a free native plant to every family who visits on 5 June!
        AUCKLAND ORGAN DISCOVERY: FREE FAMILY OPEN DAY Auckland Town Hall 10am - 5pm, Saturday 4 June 2011A
         unique free opportunity for young people and their families to find out anything and everything about the pipe organ, “The King
         of Instruments”, through fun, hands-on activities and displays. Includes at 2pm “Carnival of the Organ Pipes” – a narrated
         stage show for children with music from the new Town Hall Organ. More details at:
        Riverina School Golden Jubilee All former students, staff, parents and friends of Riverina School are cordially invited to
         celebrate our 50th Birthday on Queen’s Birthday Weekend. For details:, or 09-5277377.
        Marriage Encounter Weekend: 10th – 12th June 2011 at Silver Oaks Inn, Papatoetoe. For further information and bookings ring
         0800 362 686.
        Dove Retreat Day A wonderful opportunity for all women. The first day; Saturday 11 June St Mary’s School Hall Clark Rd
         Papakura. For more info on all 10 Days of Refreshment, or to register go to or phone Jo 09 424 4122.
        The Gifted Education Centre Is holding Open Days for One Day School. When: Thursday 16 June2011 Where: Papatoetoe
         North School, Graeme Ave, Mangere East Cost:$35.00 per family 9.30am-12pm 6-8yrolds 12.30pm-3pm 9-12yrolds
         Bookings essential: Phone: 8454176 or

                                                    FORTHCOMING EVENTS
         Monday 6th June                           Queen’s Birthday Weekend
         Wednesday 8th June                        ICAS Science Exam
                                                   PTFA Meeting – Wine & Cheese 7pm in the staff room
         Tuesday 14th June                         Soccer Field Day (Saving Day 16th June)

Yours sincerely,
                                            이 학교 소식지에 관한 문의사항이 있으시면연락주십시오.Julianna :533-8070
                                    Catherine Rivers (Mrs)

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