June 24th - Elstow
Reach for the Stars - Totoro hoki nga whetu
SUCCESS TEAMWORK ATTITUDE RESPECT
Stars of the Week: Our star last week was
Tena Koutou, nga mihi nui,
Brooke Gibson for improved reading skills. ConWelcome to Hayes Shaxon little brother to Caedyn and
gratulations Brooke for working so hard! This
Eden, who started school this week. We know you will be
week’s star is Lochlan Bolstad for being a great
very happy here at school.
ambassador for our school. Well done Lochlan!
New Mid-Year Reports
RUGBY: A reminder to all children who won a Rugby
At the start of this year we installed a new Student
Trophy or Cup last year to return them to the school office.
Management System (SMS) called eTap. eTap allows us
to more efficiently and effectively collect, collate and report CONGRATULATIONS to the players from our school
student data. Teachers now have easy access to student who are part of the Te Aroha Under 13 rugby team that
information. As a result of the new Student Management won the Challenge Shield last Saturday. The TCDC
System we have been able to align our reporting to Shield is contested between the Thames Valley 5th Grade
incorporate accumulated student data for Mid-Year and (Under 13) rugby teams. It was first played for in 2014 and
won by Thames. The holder has to defend the shield each
End of Year Reports.
We have redesigned our Mid-Year Reports so that it is time they play throughout the season. The team that holds it
visually easier for you to see the progress of your child’s at the end of round robin play keeps it until the start of the
learning in relation to National Standards. Mid-Year following season and has their name engraved on it.
We won it by defeating Waihi 14 -5, after they had won it off
Reports continue to be in booklet format with the inside
Paeroa the previous week. This is the first time Te Aroha have
of the booklet showing a National Standards graph and
ever won it and we have to defend it against Hauraki and
comments about your child’s progress, next steps in Whangamata in the next two weeks to keep it until next
learning and how you can help at home in relation to season. Well done boys for your hard work, keep it up !!
reading, writing and mathematics. There is a curriculum
section which summarises your child’s stage of learning
within the curriculum areas of; science, technology, social
sciences, health, physical education, arts; visual, dance
and drama and music. The back cover lets you know how
your child is progressing as a learner and in this section
your child’s teacher may comment on your child’s work
ethic, work habits, self-management, organisation and
ability to relate to others. Information regarding additional
learning support may be recorded if your child is receiving
extra support. In addition information about any curriculum
extension work will be recorded as well as curricula school
activities. Also listed on these reports is an attendance
count for your child.
Welcome – Nau mai, haere mai to our up-and-coming
We have a number of exciting activities planned over the
next few weeks. Matariki Tree Planting Day 27th June
and The Great Family Breakfast on the 1st July.
Matariki Tree Planting Day 27th June
By now you should have received your invitation to our
Matariki Tree Planting Day – Each family will be gifted a
tree to plant in our Native Grove. We hope to see you all
there, if you haven’t already, please let Jocelyn know so we
can get enough sausages on the bar-b-que.
If there are Mums or Dads that are available to help dig
holes for our family trees from 10 am onwards on the
27th June it would be much appreciated. Tree planting will
take place from 12 pm onwards with a free sausage sizzle
provided for the community by the PTA at 12.30 pm.
FROM THE CLASSROOMS:
Room 4:Kia Ora. Another week has disappeared and we
are on the final countdown until the end of the term! Over
the last week we had some successes in the sporting
arena. Well done to Kian, Josh, Hoki and Lochlan who
The Great Family Breakfast 1 July 7.45 am– 8.45 am
played rugby for and won the Challenge Shield. The Year 7
All Welcome to attend a delicious breakfast at our school.
and 8 girls won the Aerobics competition on Wednesday in
We would like to thank you to the PTA for organising a
their section. Thank you to Miss Manktelow who prepared
great way for our children to start their day. Parents are
the team for this competition. The girls gave up many of
welcome to visit their child’s class and find out more
their lunch times to practice for this event. A big thank you
about their child’s learning.
to Sue Dyer who has helped me over the term with Friday
HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Grace Rayner who celebrated
lunches. Thank you to Crystal, Kelly, Debbie, Mel and
her birthday this week. We hope you had a lovely day!
Louise who also gave up their time to help with these.
Room 1: Tena Koutou, This week we have been busy
finishing off some testing in preparation for the mid-year
reports. The children have been doing lots of talking about
Matariki and the celebration that the school is having on
Monday. They have all written invitations which have been
sent home this week. The children are learning how
Matariki is a time to spend time with whanau, play games
and have fun, share food, plant plants and trees, sing and
dance and remember those people who are not with us. We
have been busy working on our basic facts. We are trying
to get faster and more efficient at solving problems. Have a
great weekend everyone.
Room 2: Kia ora whanau. Another busy week is coming to
an end and once again Room Two is humming along nicely.
We are looking forward to our Matariki tree planting
celebration next Monday, hopefully you have all received
your invitations by now and can come along to share in
this experience. This week we have been learning about
different addition and subtraction strategies in maths and
the children have worked on adding more depth and interest
to their writing. We have been practising our production
songs and will start putting together our scene over the next
few days. The class completed some interesting pieces of
robot art and writing with Mrs Barker this week and these
will be on display next week. Have a great weekend and…
GO ALL BLACKS!
Room 3: Kia ora tatou we have enjoyed a fantastic week
of Dodge Ball. Big thanks to Damien and Lucas. This is
such an epic game and really a lot of fun whilst using a
number of fundamental movement skills. Who would have
thought hurtling a soft ball at your opposition could be so
rewarding, especially when you hit them!
Player of the
week would have to go to Ashton! His accurate ball
throwing, dodging speed and determination saw most of us
go out to him, only to be rewarded when finally someone
was able to get him out. Keeping active is really important
for health and wellbeing, which in turn effects our ability to
learn. Have a great weekend, nga mihi nui.
NETBALL: 10:00 Ct 3 Elstow A vs TAPS A
10:50 Ct 1 Elstow B vs Stanley B
CALF CLUB:As that time is approaching fast, we would like
all children who won a trophy last year to return them now to
WANTED: Please if you have a surplus of supermarket
bags, send them to the school, we are running out of
rubbish bin liners, Thanks.
ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS: Don’t forget to get your 2106
book from the office or online.
OXFORD PIES: Make your decisions.....so many yummy
pies to choose....get your orders into the school so you don’t
MUFTI DAY: there will be a Mufti day on 7th of July. Come
in your mufti and bring along a gold coin to help add a little
more for the senior camp fund.
WORK WANTED: My Name is Rosalind Holmes and I have recently
moved to Elstow. Just letting you know that I am an experienced calf rearer
and relief milker and I’m available for work this coming season. Please
phone 07-212-3798 or 027-748-6110
FIRST AID COURSES available for all rural people in July -When & where:
Te Awamutu 11th / Tokoroa 13th / Otorohanga 14th / Te Kuiti 15th
These will be 8am - 5pm and are being held at a St Johns Building in the
areas listed, further details provided upon registration. You don’t have to be
a member of Federated Farmers; this is open to all rural people. Refreshments provided, but bring your own lunch. Meet Health & Safety High Risk
Occupation regulations AND/OR most importantly be able to help YOUR
community in its hour of need! A St John & Waikato Federated Farmers
partnership. Registration essential: Contact Gaylene 078580820/0800
327 646 or [email protected] /
Matariki Tree Planting 12:00pm
Room 1 Open Day
PTA Family Breakfast 7:45am
Room 4 Assembly—all welcome
Some Room 4 Parent Interviews
CONGRATULATIONS also go to the year 7&8 Aerobics
team, named the Nae Nae Crew. Claire Morris, Emma
Nicholls, Teagan Garmonsway, Lily van den Heuvel, Brook
Carter, Shelbie Inglis, Charlie Buckton-Dalley and Maia
Wahanui won the aerobics group performance and were just
out of the placings in the individual gymnastics competition
at the Hamilton City Gym Sports Competition on Wednesday. Amazing result for a group of girls who are new to aerobics - what a talented group of athletes !
Whole school Parent Teacher
Room 3 Assembly—all welcome
LAST DAY OF TERM 2
TERM 3 STARTS