Staffing, Camp, Surf 'n Turf, Car Park and Uniforms

Kia ora, today we welcome Kirsty Smith to her new fixed term teaching position in Room 6 while Sarah is on maternity leave. Our fabulous Kirsty will be teaching Monday to Thursday with Charlotte Burt teaching each Friday. We look forward to meeting Sarah’s new bub in the near future. Check out our Piwakawaka (junior school) team photos below.

If you are looking to add a bit of sunshine to your day, head to the Waihi East Primary School Facebook (and the next page) and check out our Port Waikato camp photos. The joy in our children’s faces is pure gold. A massive thank you to Rachael Coll for all your amazing efforts to make camp memorable for all attendees. Thank you also to all whanau who attended, your assistance was hugely appreciated. We are starting to fundraise for camp 2017 however the destination has not yet been confirmed. We will be selling easter eggs from the office, and will send boxes home with year 4 and 5 children. If you do not want to sell chocolate, please let us know. I personally never take a box home as I end up eating the lot! Watch out for chocolates next week.

Surf and Turf is all go next week. Year 3 and 4 children have an outstanding adventure planned - beach education and a day at the Cambridge Avantidrome. This year, our year 4 children also get the opportunity to sleepover at school. My thanks to Briar, Nik and Beryl for your organization of this event. It looks like a primo couple of days.

We are loving the new car parks outside the school. With the new parks we hope we can keep our neighbours happy by not parking on their berms. A few little reminders to ensure everyone gets home safely at the end of the day:

  • Please do not stop in the middle of the road to pick up children.
  • Cross the road at the school gate with Briar and I.
  • Please do not park on the yellow lines.

Lastly a huge thank you to whanau for providing correct school uniform to your children. This support is appreciated. Text reminders will start being sent home to those students who have forgotten to dress their lower half in navy, denim or black. Please see Sharon or I in the office if you would like some uniform clothes. We do have a small stash!

Nga mihi nui.