Newsletter 22 April 2015
Wednesday 22 April 2015
Kia Ora everyone
It was wonderful to welcome the children back to school on Monday, the smiles and the stories about the holidays brought back the
energy and everyone settled back quickly into concentrating on their learning! We have another busy term ahead, information about
some of these are below however I encourage you to regularly visit our website www.kaiapoinorth.school.nz and to check that you are still
connected to our Twitter text system. If you haven’t received 4 texts from us since Sunday please text follow kaiapoinorth to 8987. You can
also follow us on Twitter online by searching for kaiapoinorth then click follow!
This Saturday is ANZAC DAY and we will be
proudly marching as a school in the Kaiapoi
Parade. A notice came home on Monday about
the details for the parade on Saturday, here are the
• please meet in full school uniform on Sewell
Street by the tennis courts at 9:30am
• we will march as a school and stand together
during the ANZAC service, children are to be
collected by an adult at the end of the service
from the area beside the band rotunda.
We would love to see over 100 KNS children
attending the service to match the 100 year
commemoration of the First World War. Our Year
7 and 8 students have been learning about
ANZAC DAY and will be sharing their learning
at this Friday’s 9am assembly. As part of their
learning they visited the Kaiapoi cenotaph and
also laid 30 crosses in our garden to
commemorate the Kaiapoi’s fallen soldiers from
the First World War. We look forward to our Year 7
and 8’s leading the assembly which will include a speech by Mr Neil Price from the RSA.
Our Jrock group have been working hard to prepare for their upcoming performance at the Horncastle Arena on Friday 15th May. It was
great to see their energy, enthusiasm and willingness to work together during their holiday practice - we are looking forward to seeing your
performance in a few week’s time! All the best to our Year 4, 5 and 6 KNS rugby teams who will all be playing 3 games against other
schools this Friday at the Cantabrian’s Rugby Fun Day!
Notification of our upcoming Teacher Only Day - Friday 29th May
Our teachers are continually working together to further develop our best practice. We will be continuing this development on Friday 29th
May where we will working with the staff from Woodend School and facilitators from Core Education. The school will be closed for the
children on Friday 29th May and the following Monday 1st June (Queen’s Birthday).
Request for assistance - due to strengthening issues our Board of Trustees is replacing our old boiler shed with a secondhand Versatile
garage. We have sourced one off Trade Me and need to deconstruct it this weekend to transport it to store while our boiler shed is removed
later in the term. If you would be able to lend a hand this weekend please contact Phil Wood on 021-033-5686.
It was great to meet with some parents on Tuesday about our Modern Learning Environment (MLE) developments. If you were
unable to attend this meeting but would like to make another time to meet with me please get in contact with me [email protected]
TE REO WORD OF THE WEEK
NEWS FROM THE LIBRARY
Students may now borrow library books, after the library
computer crash last term. Countdown Animal Cards- Mrs Lynskey will continue to
supervise 'swaps' during break-times. Please bring in any 'extra'
cards for swapping or donations towards the 'swap box'. Thanks
to all the students who donated cards last term, which helped other
students complete their sets.
SKIDS BEFORE & AFTER SCHOOL CARE
Fun, structured programmes including homework. Mornings 7.00
am - 8.30 am including breakfast; after school 3.00 pm - 6.00pm
includes afternoon tea & fruit break. WINZ subsidy may be
available. For more information phone Lyn 021815161.
Friendly, social. Starts 24th April Friday nights term 2 and 3,
6pm-8pm, Mitre 10 Sports Centre, East Belt Rangiora.
$5 per person, bring a racquet, we do have some to loan.
All ages & abilities welcome. Enquiries [email protected]
Come along and give it a go.
This year class & individual photos will be taken on Monday 4
May. Please send children to school in correct/tidy school uniform
& with their best smiles!
J ROCK TICKET ORDERS
All orders must be received in the school office by 3.00 pm on
Thursday 23 April to qualify for the school subsidy. Full price
tickets may be purchased directly via Ticketek after this date.
TERM 2 DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Monday 27th April - “Mondayised” national holiday for ANZAC Day
Monday 4th May - school photographs
Friday 15th May - Jrock performance
Tuesday 26th May - Year 7/8 Canterbury Basketball tournament
Wednesday 27th May - North Canterbury Cross Country
Friday 29th May - Teacher Only Day
Monday 1st May - Queen’s Birthday holiday
Wednesday 10th June - Canterbury Cross Country
Tuesday 23rd June - Year 5/6 Canterbury Basketball tournament
Friday 3rd July - term 3 ends
WELL DONE to the following children who have been to see
Mr Miles or Mr O with their quality work in the past week Aiden Leigh, Eli Morgan, Maddi Frampton, Haylie McDonald,
Layla Friedauer, Nicole Kuch, Callum Sinclair, Taiga-Sage
Brown, Will Friedauer, Emily Chapman, Xavi Marson,
Harvey Little, Luke Woods, Macen McDowall, Mrs Lynskey,
Aaliyah Khan, Ellie Greengrass, Ambah Robinson, Nova
Dowall, Kaiporohu Davis, Tyson Hunt, Mason Hancox,
Connor Gibson, Jarryd Green, Heath Gallant, Tim Gilmore,
Mia Stransky, Sative-Rose Agnew, Cameron Kuch, Gracie
Dear, Addison Houghton, Brooke Michell, Harley Newbery.
As indicated last term we are trialling sending newsletters home every 2 weeks instead of weekly to reduce the amount of paper
coming home from school after feedback from some parents. What we would really like is for parents/caregivers to get into the routine
of viewing our newsletters online using the link on our website - www.kaiapoinorth.school.nz This would enable you to view it at your
leisure, eliminate lost newsletters and also save many trees! At the bottom of this newsletter is a slip that you can cut and return if you still
want paper newsletters to be sent home to your household (a text reminder on the day they are written will be put on our website). Please
fill in and return it to school if you would like to continue to receive paper and or emailed newsletters. THIS WILL BE THE FINAL
NEWSLETTER SENT HOME IN HARD COPY TO YOU IF YOU DO NOT RETURN THIS.
YES, the ________________________________ family would like to continue to receive paper newsletters please.
At the end of last term and this week Koru Team has
continued their investigations into Autumn.
We have searched for signs of Autumn, read poems and
stories and posed questions to explore further.
The most popular question is Why do leaves change colour
Some classes have worked on this and discovered the
answer. Perhaps you could investigate this at home as well.
Room 6 have been using pinecones to create bird feeders
for the Winter months.
Congratulations to the following KNS students who represented North Canterbury at the South Island Primary School’s Basketball
tournament - Leo McConchie, Mitchell Berry, Lachie Reid, Ryan Wood, Angus Duncan, Tom Cockburn, Harry Baynon and Katie
Community support and assistance is so important in educating and growing positive learners – let us continue to work together to achieve
Kind Regards, Jason Miles - Principal
FOCUS ON KORU SYNDICATE
YEARS 1 - 2
Upcoming School Events
Whole School Assembly
ANZAC focus this week; all welcome.
Nikau/Kauri swimming lessons
Wheki swimming lessons
ANZAC Parade, meet at 9.30am Davie St,
pls return form to school
ANZAC Day holiday, school closed
Teachers Only Day, school closed
Queens Birthday observance,
Mondays, term 2
Wednesdays, term 2
Saturday 25 April
Monday 27 April
Friday 29 May
Monday 1 June
We are proud of our KNS Values and Beliefs