Newsletter Term 2 Week 3 Friday 20 May 2011
From The Principal
Kia ora tatou katoa, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Bula vi naka, Kia orana Nga mihi nui ki a koutou, Namaste, Nihao, He mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa! Greetings to you all.
NEW CLASSROOMS - Our new rooms are open for instruction as from this week. Mr Mana, a previous parent and present grandparent, blessed these new rooms for us on Monday at 7 am. Our staff are eager to start using these lovely new premises, as are the children.
FINANCIAL LITERACY INFORMATION FROM THE ASB: -
Last week our children were informed by Julian Wilson of the ASB Get Wise Programme, developed by Ministry of Education. The ASB GetWise Programme is dedicated to the development of financial literacy skills of New Zealand students. A fundamental tenet of the programme is to provide free education resources without promoting ASB products. The specific aim of the GetWise programme is to engage students in an interactive and fun learning environment while equipping them with essential money management skills, primarily through the delivery of engaging and educational workshops.
CAMP - Every year our Year 6 children attend Camp. This year our Year 6 children will be attending Sir Peter Blake’s Camp MERC at Long Bay on the North Shore, in week 2, Term 4, for 3 days. We are endeavouring to support families who may find the cost difficult by holding a series of fund raising efforts to bring the cost per family down as much as possible. Last year, Year 5 held a Talent Quest and a Drama production in order to fundraise for this year. This year’s fund raising will support next year’s children as well with their efforts.
Fund raising events - TERM 2
Friday 27 May: Cake sale for the children at lunch time.
Saturday 27 August: Garage sale.
Thursday 22 September at 7.00pm: Talent Quest for students and perhaps the sale of goods at morning tea. Toothpaste and brushes are already on sale with some children doing a great job.
Have a great weekend.
FREE PARENTING COURSE - We are now able to offer you a free parenting course in the evenings at Elm Park School. This is a 4 week course and further information will be sent home with your child. Sessions will be on the following Thursday’s: 26th May, 2nd June, 9th June, 16th June from 6 – 9 pm
EXCITING NEW ERA OF DENTAL CARE - Wakaaranga School Dental Clinic is due to undergo a major refurbishment and extension from the current 2 dental chairs to 3 dental chairs, this will necessitate the relocation of the Dental Staff.
During the refurbishment process we will continue to provide the same high quality dental care, with staff relocating to Pakuranga Intermediate School Dental Clinic, 45 Reeves Road, Pakuranga. The anticipated start date is 31st May 2011 with an expected completion of late August 2011 (weather permitting). The telephone number will remain the same throughout the refurbishment process (572 0088), calls will be automatically redirected to Pakuranga Intermediate. For further information please telephone 0800 TALK TEETH (0800 825 583) www.letstalkteeth.co.nz