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Term 2 Week 2


									PPPS Newsletter No: 13                                                               12 May 2011                    BOOK CLUB ORDERS - Order forms were sent home with students last week. Orders close 9.15
                                                                                                                    am on Wednesday 19 May. Please make cheques payable to Pleasant Point Primary School.
                                                                                                                    Thanks very much.
Dear Parents, Tēnā koutou, kia ora koutou katoa.
A few quick comments from me today about upcoming Term 2 events.                                                    USE OF SCHOOL CAR PARK TO DROP OFF AND COLLECT STUDENTS – A reminder that the
Teacher Only Day - 3rd June – In three week’s time we will be holding our 2011 Teacher Only Day. This is the        school car park is not to used to drop off and collect children. This applies at all times even on wet
Friday before Queen’s Birthday and provides a four day weekend for all students and families. Teacher Only          days. This is a safety matter for all our children and your co-operation with this will be
Days are an invaluable part of our staff’s professional learning and development and a day where we can
concentrate on our own learning. St Joseph’s is also holding their Teacher Only Day on 3 June.
                                                                                                                    LUNCH RUBBISH AT SCHOOL - We have been advised by the Timaru
The Thursday after Queen’s Birthday is our annual School Cross Country. Students, from Year 3 and up, are           District Council that, from this month, the school will only be serviced by a
starting their cross country training now and we are again running our 15 x 10 Challenge. The challenge has         fortnightly rubbish collection and we will be restricted to two red bins per
students run a marked 500 metre circuit for ten minutes each day for 15 days. The aim is for students to build      fortnight. Trustee, Ghizlaine Cairns and our caretaker, Paul Harper, met
fitness and increase the distance covered over the three training weeks. Following the rain our grounds are         with a Timaru Council representative to discuss the issue but the decision
extremely wet and boggy. As a result we have set out two circuits, a dry track using the paths around the school    stands. We simply cannot dispose of all the school rubbish with this
and our usual grass track. Please ensure your children have appropriate footwear for running at school; a plastic   reduced level of service.
bag to keep wet shoes in is recommended. If your child is not running on a particular day please provide a note
                                                                                                                    We are asking all students to put all lunchbox rubbish back into their lunchbox to dispose of at
for the class teacher. We look forward to seeing you at the Cross Country on Thursday 9 June.
                                                                                                                    home. This is all packaging, lunch wrap, containers etc. As usual we will have ‘compost’ bins for
A reminder that tomorrow we have a mufti-day and sausage sizzle to raise funds for the ‘Chester’ team               food scraps, apple cores etc.
representing the school at the 2011 Agri-kids Grand Final in Masterton on 1 July. Thank you for your support.
On Tuesday next week, we have two teams competing in the South Canterbury Rugby Year 5 / 6 Rippa Rugby              To lessen the amount of rubbish travelling back and forth to school you may like to consider
                                                                                                                    repackaging food as you prepare your child’s lunch. For example buying a larger container of
Tournament. Good luck to both teams; have a great day!
                                                                                                                    yoghurt and putting the serving for that day’s lunch in a small reusable screw top container.
Regards                                        BASKETBALL RESULTS
                                                                                                                    BOARD POLICY REVIEW
                                               The results of last week’s games are as follows:                     The following policies will be reviewed by the Board of Trustees this Term:
                                               Girls’ Basketball team lost 16 -23 to Grantlea Downs.                     Staff Appointments
                                               Boys’ Basketball team lost 11 – 43 to St Joseph’s.                        Support Staff
                                                                                                                         Complaints
                                   VALUES CHAMPION AWARDS                                                                Portable Electronic Devices
                                                                                                                    If you would like to view and contribute to the review for any Policy, please check the school
Our school promotes the values of Respect, Responsibility, Belonging, Self-Worth, Success,
                                                                                                                    website or ask at the office. Contact the office or a Trustee if you have any suggestion or change
Curiosity and Creativity. Trust is at the heart of our values. Values Champions are students who                    you would like considered in the review.
strongly display one or more of these values each week. Values Champions are nominated by the
student’s classmates and teacher.
                                                                                                                                                                 COMMUNITY NOTICES
R1 Brennan Hawkins                       Success & Responsibility                                                       Pleasant Point Primary School does not accept responsibility for the accuracy of the content of community notices.
R2 Harry Lyon                            Responsibility                                                                      Please note: Shut off time for items for the newsletter is 12 noon on Wednesday each week.
                                                                                                                       YOGA SESSIONS – PAM’S YOGA Sessions to be held in the Pleasant Point Primary School Library on Mondays
R4 Tyran Baldwin                         Curiosity & Creativity                                                         from 6.45 – 8.15 pm. Phone Pam on 03 688 0692 for further information.
O1 Sophie Lyon                           Respect, Responsibility & Success                                             Ambrose Golf Tournament, Pleasant Point Golf club, Sunday 15th May, 11.30am shotgun start. Teams of 4 $60
O2 Ella Benson                           Success & Responsibility                                                       per team, prizes for mixed, men’s and women’s teams. Non handicapped golfers welcome (no more than 1 per
                                                                                                                        team) Maximum handicap for women 40, men 36. Great prizes, raffles and Girl Guide caddies for hire. Sausage
O3 Abbey Williams                        Respect, Responsibility & Success                                              sizzle and afternoon tea available. Open Bar. Ph Christine 614 7384 or Wendy 6147171 or register on the day no
O4 Olivia Otley                          Respect                                                                        later than 10.45am. The tournament is a fundraiser for the Pleasant Point Girl Guides Jamboree. Please come and
                                                                                                                        support us and have some fun with friends along the way.
W1 Bryleigh Holland                      Responsibility                                                                YOUTH GROUP – YEAR 6 AND UP. 6 – 8 pm alternate Thursdays in Term time. Have fun, food, discover prayer,
W2 Autumn Reihana                        Responsibility                                                                 get THE story, open the door to a life of faith, PLAY GAMES, BE THERE. St Alban’s Hall, Munro St, Pleasant Point.
                                                                                                                        Thursday 19 May, 2 June, 16 June, 30 June and 14 July. This awesome group is led by Martina, Samual, Maria,
W3 Amelia O’Connor                       Success & Respect                                                              James, Christie Leigh, Olli and Clayton with guidance from our Vicar Andrew Starky and Under 40s Ministry
                         AARON OTLEY MEMORIAL FAIRPLAY AWARD                                                            Developer, Rosie Staite. Contacts: Martina 027 724 9026. Samual 027 342 0326. Deacon Carol Rodgers
                   Awarded this week by Mrs Williams to Nathan Quantock for                                             6148909.
                                                                                                                       Mini Girl Guide Biscuits
                       leadership and doing an outstanding job running PALs                                             Boxes of mini Girl Guide biscuits on sale at $50.00 (reduced from $56.00). Great for packed lunches or with toasted
                                                                                                                        marshmallows. Contact Ghizlaine on 614 7799.
                                                                                                                       Junior Squash: Squash for juniors is starting up at the Squash Courts on Halstead Road. Starts Friday 13
                                                                                                                        May from 5.00 – 6.00pm. Clean, non-marking shoes required (or bare feet). Racquets are available. Any enquiries,
                                                                                                                        phone Greg Allan 6148 039
            Thanks to all the families who have asked for a box of chocolate bars to be sent home
                                                                                                                       RONCALLI COLLEGE OPEN DAY Sunday 15 May. Starts with Mass at 9.00 am the Basilica followed by morning
           this week. Keep the orders coming and feel free to ask for a second box when you                             tea in the College Hall. Students will be available to conduct guided tours from the College Library from 10.30 am –
           have sold the first                                                                                         1 pm. An Information Evening will also be held on Tuesday 17 May at 6.30 pm in the College Hall.
Term Dates to Remember:
Thursday 12 May      7.00 pm    Board of Trustees Meeting – all welcome
Friday 13 May        1.10 pm    Assembly – led by Waitaki 3
Friday 13 May                   Chesters’ Mufti Day and Sausage Sizzle
Friday 13 May                   Pupil Sample Books go home
Monday 16 May        7.30 pm    P.T.A. Meeting – Multi Purpose Room
Monday 16 May                   Learning Cycle 2 begins
Thursday 19 May      9.15 am    Book Club orders close
Friday 3 June                   Teacher Only Day
Monday 6 June                   Queen’s Birthday Holiday – No school

       We welcomed the following students to Pleasant Point Primary
       School this week:
       Mikaela (Waitaki 1), Kesha (Rangitata 2) and Jordan (Opihi 3).
                           Happy days to you all 

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