Elm Park Newsletter - 7 June 2013 - Term 2 - Week 5

Friday 7 June 2013  – Term 2 - Week 5

Value Focus for next week: Initiative / Perseverance

From The Principal

Kia ora tatou katoa, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Bula vi naka, Kia orana Nga mihi nui ki a koutou, Namaste, Nihao, greetings to you all.  Welcome to winter! Hopefully you all enjoyed Queen’s Birthday weekend and managed to catch some of the sun, which seems to have quickly disappeared this week judging by the recent heavy downpour.

BOT Elections Results for 2013
Congratulations to our Board Of Trustees members. Many thanks to Dave Borcher for being the staff representative on the Board Of Trustees for the past three years.

·       Charlise Carotenuto
·       James Wiltsher
·       Tricia Stevenson
·       Michael McClintock (new)
·       Andrea de Thierry
·       Raenette Taljaard (staff rep)

CAMP 2014 FUNDRAISING - Thank you to all the parents and families who attended the meeting last week. The committee have a lot of ideas for fundraising to help to bring down the cost of the CAMP for our students who will be in Year 6 next year. Watch this space for more information.

PEER MEDIATION - Elm Park is a Cool School, using the Peer Mediation Programme that has been operating in New Zealand since 1991. This proactive programme empowers people by teaching children skills and processes to resolve conflict peacefully. Individuals learn how to use conflict scenarios as an opportunity to build positive relationships with others. Non-violent, constructive, co-operative, WIN/WIN solutions to a problem are negotiated. Agreements are made which are mutually acceptable to all parties concerned. When implemented as a whole-school programme, it has a positive impact not only on students, teachers and parents but also for the wider school community. Our school has specially trained students, peer mediators, who act as peace keepers in the playground helping to make the environment a happier safer, more peaceful place to be. These students are easily identified by their yellow vests and are accessible throughout the school everyday.

Conflict resolution and problem solving skills are linked to the Health and Physical Education Curriculum – Strand C, Relationships with Others, Levels 1-8. In the Ministry of Education Curriculum document, the 5 Key Competencies include many achievement objectives related to the skills and processes taught in the Cool Schools Programme.

NAG 2 Reading results for the end of the year from 2012. The end of year results of student achievement data are assessed against the National Standards then reported to the Ministry of Education . Assessment data is collected on an on-going basis throughout the year. You are informed of where your child is at and where they need to be at the Student Led Conferences. The student’s e-portfolios (digital portfolio) also reflect this information in a formative manner throughout the year.

Kind regards
Trish Plowright

Key Events For Your Diary

Tue 11 June............... B Team Netball vs Bucklands Beach
Sat 22 June............... PTA Mid Winter Christmas Dessert
Sun 7 July................. Family Movie Afternoon
Fri 12 July................. Wacky hair and Mufti Day
Week in Review

Netball Field Day - On Wednesday this week, Elm Park School participated in the Netball Field Day at the Lloyd Elsmore courts.  The field day is an event that allows students to represent their school, even though they are still learning the game.  This year, Elm Park took 4 teams of beginner netballers.  The first games were a huge learning experience with lots of coaching from the sideline, but at the end of the day, with 5 games under their belts, our netballers were showing their skills.
We were also helped by the fact that the rain held off just long enough to fit all our games in!
Our netballers showed excellent sportsmanship - always smiling and having a go, and supporting their opposition teams as well as their own.  Our teams played a total of 22 games of which we won 12.  Not bad for newbies!!
A special mention must be made to RJ Kerswell and Daveen Posinkovich for volunteering their umpiring skills and to the many parents that supported us by helping to transport us to and from the courts.  We couldn’t have done it without you.
In all it was a very successful day and we’re all looking forward to our next taste of netball.  Mrs Graham, Mrs Lashlie and Mrs Paton
Looking Ahead

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后中文班 After school Mandarin Class - 同学和家长们:  足和方便大家学中文的需求Elm Park School将开设课后中文班.富有多年经验的中文老师负责教学和管理.。将有不同程度的班, 每一个学在听,,,写等全方面行教,时还注重的品德教育,力求学能在我校后的中文班学中取得最大的收.我校划中文班正式上课时间是第三学期, 731, 周三下午放学后3.15pm-4.45pm. 希望大家踊跃报, 和区域不限.   系人电话: 02102226208Email joyzh18@gmail.com  After school Mandarin Programme 报读中文  Dear Parents: Elm Park School will having an afterschool Mandarin programme. We will have experienced   native Chinese speaking teachers to run and teach Mandarin for both Chinese speaking students and non Chinese speaking students. The class will be once a week on Wednesday and start at term 3 on July 31th. Class times from 3.15pm - 4.45pm.
Everyone is welcome. Please feel free to contact the school office or Joy : 02102226208 email: joyzh18@gmail.com (Joy can speak English, Mandarin and Cantonese.)
PTA EVENTS Mid Winter Christmas Dessert 22 June 7.30 - 11 pm, Family Movie 7 July 3 pm - information coming soon, 12 July Wacky hair and Mufti day - gold coin donation.

Focus on Children

Last week, Room 10 visited Te Tuhi Art Centre.  To celebrate colour helping teach people different languages and solving mathematical problems, we created our own colour wheels.  Have a look at our photos and stories.

On Tuesday I went to Te Tuhi. We went with Joshua’s mum and Riley’s mum. The man’s name was Jeremy. He took us to the art room. There was colour on the table. There was blue, red, green, yellow, orange, purple, lime green and red purple. We painted with it.

Yesterday we went to Te Tuhi. We did colour wheels. We had our own lid. Our colours were purple, yellow, blue, green and orange. We went to see the picture. Aahan told us the name of the pictures. It was fun. We went with Riley’s mum and Miss Ladley.

Yesterday Room 10 went to Te Tuhi Art Centre. We painted our colour wheels. It was awesome. It was our trip. We used primary colours. Primary colours are yellow, blue and red. Then we used the secondary colours. Secondary colours are green, orange and purple. The last colours were red purple and lime green. They are tertiary colours. We went to Te Tuhi on a bus. We were travelling. We let our colour wheel dry. We looked at the photos. We watched a little paint movie. It was fun at Te Tuhi Art Centre.  Eun Ho


Congratulations to the following students who were selected and acknowledged this week for their responsible, friendly behaviour.

Room 1
Tyler Robertson
Room 2
Zoe Wood
Room 3
Janelle Baker
Room 4
Caleb Murray
Room 5
Louisanna Peni
Room 7
Ethan Lodge
Room 8
Kiana Hahipene
Room 9
Charlotte McClintock
Room 10
Chloe Crosbie
Room 11
Caitlin Malaki-Martin
Room 12
Braxton Murtic-Kerr
Room 13
Sage Nolan
Room 14
Rajbir Kaur
Room 15
Kowyn Baddeley
Room 16
Caleb Schalkwyk
Room 17
Schapelle Nimot
Room 18
Seth Hutching
Room 19
Jamie Ma
Room 20
Asenla Tanuvasa
Room 21
Tyler Profner
Room 22
Ephraim Tadamalla
Room 23
Alex McGrath
Room 24
Kyle O’Connor
Room 25
Eason Diao
Room 29
Cheydan Hawea
Room 30
Masih Boorooni


The following students were voted as the overall week’s winner in their year level for the most neatly presented in their uniform.

Year 1:
Noshirwan Masani
Year 2:
Vinuth Ariyaratne
Year 3:
Mandy Ngo
Year 4:
Briahna Tupou
Year 5:
Anna Santoso
Year 6:
Zayde Liggett


The Politically Incorrect Parenting Show - Parenting the 0-10's. Thursday August 15th.  Doors open at 7pm with presentation starting at 8pm. Pakuranga United Rugby Club. 63 Bells Road, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga, Auckland. Cash bar, gold coin donation supper. Ticket Price: $30 Tickets on sale from 8th July All proceeds to go to Shelly Park School Please note content includes language that may offend. Contact address for tickets: fundraise@shellypark.school.nz

Pakuranga Young Mariners - Pakuranga Young Mariners has vacancies for girls aged 6 to 16 who wish to learn to sail, camp, kayak, rockclimb and shoot – please contact Jayson Maud 0276844055 or Rebecca Baker 02102291801 meet at Pakuranga sailing club every Thursday at 6pm

Tamaki Sports Academy offers mentoring, coaching, and work experience to South Auckland youth who have dropped out of the mainstream school system but show some sporting talent. A major fundraiser for the academy, and an excellent source of work experience for our members, is the free metal collection service we offer. We will pick up any old metal - computers, whiteware, roofing iron, metal piping, venetian blinds, batteries, car panels, cars, metal shelving, filing cabinets, machinery, lawnmowers, engines, and so on. If you do have any metal rubbish to get rid of, we are keen to pick it up for you. It is a win-win for both of us. Thank you to everyone in advance, and to those who have donated metal to us previously.  Many thanks Tricia Ph 027 5105890 ph 09 2760328

AMI Auckland Netball After School Programme - Our programmes enable children to learn and further develop their skills, gaining confidence in a fun, action packed environment with dedicated, qualified staff. This programme is offered on a Monday or Tuesday Yrs 1-4,  4.00pm - 4.45pm - Yrs 5-9,  4.45pm - 5.30pm Bex Siebert  Development Programme Officer  development@aucklandnetball.co.nz  |  09 570 0030 ext 204  | 021 577 105

Keas/Cubs/Scouts Garage Sale  -This Saturday (8 June) 8.30am - 1pm. Trinity Scout Den. Behind Trinity Church 474 Pakuranga Hwy (next to McDonalds). Clothing, Books, Kitchenware, good Oil Heaters, carpet etc etc!


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