Newsletter Term 3 Week 7 Friday 16 September 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.
We have had another busy 2 weeks and it is hard to believe that we are already so close to the end of the term. The Rugby World Cup fever has hit us at last with the PTA mufti day on Friday. The children and teachers had a wonderful afternoon working together in teams across the school on a variety of activities. Thanks to everyone for participating. There was an abundance of black shirts!
The Art shows have finished, now we are onto the Speech finals and the Talent Quest. Elm Park School has hosted the Zone Finals in the Auditorium on Tuesday evening. Congratulations to all the participants and well done to the winners.
The Talent Quest is to be held in the Auditorium on the 22 September at 7.00 pm and it is looking very exciting with all the talented children that we have at Elm Park School performing. The proceeds will go towards the 2012 Y6 Camp which will be in Term 1.
The teachers are busy assessing the children in reading, writing and mathematics at the moment. The updated data will be on the e-portfolios by the end of Term 3 or early Term 4. We are seeing evidence that many of the children across the school have made huge improvement in their results.
Have a great weekend, everyone enjoy the rugby.
PARKING – As you are aware, we have been advised by the Police to close the road alongside the school office, for the safety of your children. The gates will be closed from 8.30 – 9.15 am and 2.30 - 3.15 pm. If you find yourself locked in at any stage, you will need to wait for the gates to be unlocked at the due time. Thank you all for your cooperation so far. We are also experiencing parents dropping their children off in the access way in front of the boom gate and in people’s driveways. This is causing traffic jams. As this is dangerous, please drop your children along Gossamer Drive, being sure to be legally stopped (not on a yellow line) at all times. Because of the problems we are having, the Community Constable and other police officers will be popping in regularly to check our drivers habits – let’s give them a pleasant surprise!
SUNBLOCK - Once again we are able to offer you quality sunblock at competitive prices. The roll-on product is a great idea for your child’s bag at school. Children will bring home an order form and if you would like any of the products please fill in and return your form and money to the school office by Wednesday 21 September.
Sunblock Tube (100 gr) $6.00
Roll-On (50 Gr) $5.00
After Sun Gel (100 gr) $6.00
HOST FAMILIES WANTED! - Are you and your family interested in hosting a Japanese Student?
We have groups of high school students aged 17-18 years old (both girls and boys) who will be going to a language school in Newmarket. They need fun, caring families who will make them part of the family. There will be about 35 students, and one student will be placed with one family. The homestay payment will be $230 per week. If you are interested or want more details, please call Noriko (Homestay Co-ordinator, OKC New Zealand)) on 5299 555 or text 021-1354-151 or e-mail: email@example.com OKCNew Zealand Ltd. (http://www.okcnz.com).
Wed 21 Sept....... PTA Meeting 7 pm Staffroom
Thur 22 Sept....... Talent Quest 7pm
Fri 30 Sept.......... Y5 & Y6 Disco
Fri 7 Oct.............. Term 3 ends
Mon 24 Oct......... LABOUR DAY
Tue 25 Oct......... Term 4 begins
NEW STUDENTS – We welcome the following new students and their families to Elm Park School: Reuben Ambler, Meilaniah Kelsall, Ricky Wen, Shereen Liebenberg, Bettina Labnotin, Xuanyu Chen, Nikita Milne, Shayaan Syed, Armanirose Tumataiki-Nikora, Nadene Liebenberg, Benedict Labnotin
RIPPA RUGBY - Hi my name is Alyssa - and I am L.A. On Wednesday some year 4,5 and 6 students went to a Rippa Rugby tournament. We split into two teams, team A and team B. Team A played their first match against Royal Oak where we tied with them, the score was 3-3. The second game we played we tied 4-4 against Elim. Next game we had a great win against Howick 6-1, we also tied with Victoria Avenue. A victory for us against Tamaki Est 2-5, with that great win we got into the semi finals. All of us were cheering and we were happy. We versed Tamaki East team A, we had to verse Botany Downs and they won the game so they came 3rd and we came 4th. We were happy. We would like to say a special thanks to Mrs Howard and Mr Fitz. All the students had a great time, we were honoured to participate in such an awesome sport and also thank you for all the kids that came to the tournament and all the parents.