Posted on 10/03/2011 by Emily
Kia ora, the cold mornings have come as a shock. It is great to see so many people arriving in their school fleece tops . Thanks for making sure all items are named. Our gardening group consists of Michelle Tai (Chairperson), Lisa Vaughan, Anne-Marie Spicer, Mark Coll (ENERGIZE) and myself. Our first project is the sun shine raised garden at the front of the school. All classes will have a sun ray to plant their chosen fruit, veggies and plants. We are currently seeking a quote to build the planter boxes. Another project for the near future is planting an orchard. This is a great teaching and learning opportunity. Thank you Michelle for your enthusiasm and leadership of this project. To help fundraise for the timber, a garage sale will be held in early April. Please start putting aside items you may wish to donate.
It is great to see a number of people purchasing sushi. It is a healthy lunch option. To cut down on the rubbish, you may like to provide your child with containers to put sushi in. Something for you to consider.
Our waka points are going down a treat. Whero remains in the lead however Kahurangi and Kowhai are stepping up in the bid to take over. I have enjoyed awarding points to breakfast club helpers (Mahonri is a star in the dish washing department), those who pick up rubbish and problem solvers in the playground.
Winter sports are starting to get underway. Our netball coaches this year are Donna Walker (Years 3/4) and Sharon Samson (Years 5/6). Shona Mills will support Sharon’s team as required and run a special lunchtime practice each week for our Year 1/2 children. Fun Ferns is for Year 1/2 children. It would be great to have a large number of children participating in Fun Ferns– 10.30am every Saturday at the courts once netball starts.
Waihi Cluster Swimming Sports is next week. We look forward to hearing the results.
Ka kite ano,