27th August 2014



27th August 2014
Term 3, Week 6
Weds 27th August 2014
Our school vision: To
provide a platform which launches /
enables students to make their own limitless choices
Tēnā kotou katoa - Greetings to you all
We are now half way through what is a very busy term for everyone at Ohaupo School. I am
very pleased to be able to give you a very positive update on some of the successes we have
you please ensure we have an
achieved over recent weeks, many of which are attributed to dedication outside of the regular
email address for each parent
day-to-day classroom learning. Thank you to our teachers and parents who have gone the
This is important as more
extra mile to support our students.
of our administration moves
Rockshop Bandquest Well done to our Rock Band ‘Kick Back’; Caleb Kennedy, Jessica
towards electronic communication.
Foster, Dylan Jeffries, Daniel Webber and Aaron Beetson for an AWESOME performance at
Email: [email protected]
the Rockshop Bandquest competition last Wednesday. Jessica was awarded the title of
‘most rocking drummer of the year’! The band also enjoyed success at the ‘PULSE 2014’ competition, where Dylan Jeffries was a finalist
in the ‘Best Male Vocalist’ category. See page 2 for photo and student news.
ICAS Science Exam 2014 6 Students sat the ICAS Science Test this year. Specific skills in observing and measuring, interpreting, predicting & concluding, investigating & reasoning and problem solving were measured. This test is undertaken by many students throughout
Australasia and the Pacific and I would like to congratulate our students who gained the following results:
Izzy Roberts
Year 4 Distinction;
Rubie Tocker
Year 5 Credit;
Krista TaylorStill Year 6 Participation;
Bodie Mathieson Year 7 Participation;
Natalia Clarke Year 8 Participation;
Emily Shaw
Year 8 Participation
NIWA Waikato Science Fair Congratulations to Emily Shaw, whose science fair
project ’Getting Grubby’ was Highly Commended in her category ‘Year 8 Living
World’. Emily won a special prize of a science book.
Start date
Finish date
LW Cross Country Results Well done to our team of 41 students who Terms
Monday 2nd
Thursday 2nd April
represented our school in the Lower Waipa Cross Country. Certificate winners
were: Caitlyn Turner 1st (7 yr old girls), Liuba Anainga 1st (9 yr old girls),
Hannah Wallace 2nd (12 yr old girls), Tyler Hallam-Doole 2nd (12 yr old boys),
Monday 20th April
Friday 3rd July **
Curtis Reymer 3rd (8 yr old boys), Sam Stewart 3rd (10 yr old boys). Our Inter3
Monday 20th July
Friday 25th Sept
mediate Team Aaron Lee, Kalani Hallam-Doole & Sam Stewart won 1st Place.
Term Dates for 2015 Please find alongside our school dates for next year.
Monday 12th Oct
Wednesday 15th
Note that we have a Teacher Only Day on Friday 12th June 2015.
Daffodil Day — This Friday, 29th August Daffodil Day is the national day for School will be closed on the following Public Holidays:
symbolising the raising funds for cancer support. Prior to my time here, Ohaupo Waitangi Day 6th Feb, Anzac Day 27th April, Queens
School lost two students to Leukaemia. There are two trees planted on the bank Birthday 1st June, Labour Day 26th Oct.
outside the top block to remember these two boys. As a symbol of our support
we ask, if possible, can students please bring a gold coin donation on Friday to ** We have a confirmed Teacher Only Day on Friday
buy a yellow daffodil or a daffodil tattoo. A group of senior students will bring the 12th June (Fieldays Friday) in line with the Te Awamutu School Cluster. Any additional Teacher Only Days
daffodils to each class so that students can support this cause.
will be confirmed in the school newsletter.
Sue McLocklan, Principal
Week 6
Thursday 28th August
1:15pm Success with
Reading programme
Friday 29th
Daffodil Day
9am Assembly
(Room 8)
Cross Country
medallions will
be awarded at assembly
Week 7
Mon 1st September
Cambridge High School
Open Day
Tues 2nd September
7pm Success with
Week 8
Monday 8th September
Mobile dental unit at
school this week
No Tech Class this week
Reading programme
Weds 17th Sept
Bugsy Malone matinee
show 1pm
Thursday 18th Sept
Bugsy Malone evening
show 7pm
Thursday 4th Sept
Te Awamutu College
Open Day for Yr 8’s
1:15pm Success with
Reading programme
Week 9
Phone: 07 823 6736
Week 10
Mon 22nd Sept TA College testing
Yr 8 students at Ōhaupō School
Term 4
Weds 15th Oct - Ag Day
Friday 24th October - Group Day
Sat 1st Nov - Fireworks Fiesta
Weds 5th Nov - Athletics Day
Email: [email protected]
Bugsy Malone
Tickets are now
available for our Senior Production, Bugsy
Malone. Tickets are $10 each. Please order
tickets via the office. Seats are not numbered
and seats will be allocated on the night under a
‘first come, first choice’ system.
My name is Jessica Foster I have been the drummer in the school rock band
called Kick Back this year. We recently attended two rock band competitions. These
competitions were extremely challenging, with intermediate rock bands from all over the
Waikato competing. In our first competition Dylan Jeffries was runner-up lead male
vocalist and in the second competition I was awarded the title rocking drummer of the
year. I have been learning the drums for four years with Glenn Jackson from Mad Cow
Drums, he has inspired me to be the best I can. I would also really like to thank Mr
Harrop for being our amazing mentor and taking us to the top. Also a huge thanks to
Sonia Webber for her amazing organizing skills and making sure we kept it together and
to our parents for making sure we practiced and for giving us these opportunities.
KICK BACK we rock!!!!!
Don’t be disappointed…. Book NOW !!
Being in the school rock band has been an awesome experience but to get there I’ve
been learning guitar for four and a half years. I’m currently lead guitarist in our band
‘Kick Back’. I’m sad to be leaving Ohaupo School this year because I’ve learnt so much
from Mr Harrop. By Caleb Kennedy.
Senior Production
17TH SEPT (Matinee)
18TH SEPT (Evening Show)
I have been in a band for 2 1/2 years but have been learning guitar with Mr Harrop for
4 1/2 years… and that’s a lot of guitar! I play rhythm guitar in the band and back-up
vocals too. Being in the rock band is really cool and a great experience. Mr Harrop has
really helped me with my stage presence. My highlights have been PULSE and the
smokefree rock quest (where the girls couldn’t get enough of us!) and the crowd was
massive. Our next performance will be at the fireworks and we look forward to seeing
you all there. I would like to thank Mr Harrop and our parents for getting us there.
By Daniel Webber.
Being in a band is an awesome experience to have. I play the bass guitar and I get
lessons after school every second Thursday. We have just competed in two competitions this term and they were awesome. There were bands from all over the country.
By Aaron Beetson.
The school rock band has been an amazing experience to be a part of. I play rhythm
guitar and lead vocals. I have being doing guitar lessons for 4 years, this being my 5th
year, every Thursday with Mr Harrop. In the PULSE competition I was in the top 3 male
vocalists which raised my confidence for the smokefree rock quest.
By Dylan Jeffries.
Prize giving- Saturday 13th September 11am - for Netball, Soccer and Basketball at the
Ohaupo School Hall. Please bring a plate of finger food and a bottle of drink to share for lunch.
Please bring your washed clean uniforms in a named plastic bag. Please return all trophies ASAP
to the school office.
Chocolates - all chocolates or money should returned to Rachel Kelly or the School office by
this Friday, thank you everyone for your support. Funds from this are going towards a new line
marker for the fields for athletics and soccer.
Touch Rugby Yr 5-8 & Athletics all ages - these start in term 4, look out for notices soon.
Thank you to all our coaches, managers, umpires and parents for all your
support over the winter season.
Tickets on sale now
$10 each
please order via the school office
Bugsy Malone props
Do you have a small circular ‘Bistro’
table with 2 chairs we could borrow for
our Production? Also, we would like to
borrow a plastic plant if anyone has one.
All items will be returned before the end of
Term 3. Thank you for your help.
Community Notices
Ohaupo Olive Oil available now. Leccino Certified Extra Virgin Olive Oil. First harvest,
pressed in June 2014. Two sizes, 250mls $12
and 500mls $20. Limited supply. Please phone
Nicola 823 6060.
Ohaupo Scout Group are having a MASSIVE
garage sale on Saturday 27th September from
7:30am to 12 noon. Come along to the
Ohaupo Memorial Hall...You never know what
you might find. Do you have any items to
donate, or would you like to book a table?
Please phone Donna Gray 0212 111975 or
Mandy Merson 0210 217 7377.