School Camp, Code of Conduct, Helpers for Kura, New Car Park

Kia ora, school is rather quiet this week (9-12th February) with our Year 5 and 6 students away at Port Waikato on camp, see the photos below of the students in our senior school (years 4-6) they are called Team Kotuku 2016. Facebook is alive with awesome photos and comments from our campers. Check it out on our Facebook page. A massive thank you to Rachael Coll and Robbie McGougan for your efforts put into planning this event and ensuring out tamariki have a memorable week. Briar, Beryl and Nik are planning the amazing Surf and Turf adventure for their tamariki in week four (24-25 February). Sarah, Kirsty, Maren and Jude are planning a picnic in week 3, 25th of February. Keep an eye out for notices, they will keep you up to date with events our staff have planned. Our school website is another great go to place for current information.

The new carparks outside our kura has made a huge impact on safety at the school gate in the afternoons. To support child safety, we ask those children/whanau who cross on Donnelly Street to cross the road with Briar and I by the school gate. Crossing by the school car park is not a good option.

Following our Board of Trustee school policy, all children are required to wear a Kidscan or school sunhat. These are available at the school office. To ensure your child’s hat does not go ‘missing’, we are naming all hats on the front brim. This helps staff match faces to names, and ensures hats do not go walking.

The full staff have been working on a code of conduct for our kura/school. It is place to ensure that our school is a positive, encouraging, reflective and effective learning environment for our students and everyone who choose to be part of our school. We have enclosed this statement along with a fabulous poster about ‘Is it bullying’ that you may like to stick on your fridge. Sage advice and something adults and children may like to consider.

Our produce table at the front gate is doing a roaring trade. If you have fruit and vegetables that you would like to donate, please place them on the table.

Our kura is looking for a few helpers. Mahi/work we need help with include helping with our class gardens, sushi pick up (thanks Mark Coll for last week), and help in classrooms. Let us know if you are keen to help, we would love to have you here!

Nga mihi nui.