Principal: Adrian Smith Chairman: Denis Garner School Phone 432 7891
Principal: Adrian Smith
School Phone 432 7891
16 October Issue: 32/2014
Chairman: Denis Garner
Email: [email protected]
Mobile: 021 2685219
Kia ora parents and caregivers,
Isn’t it wonderful to feel that warmth in the air at last? During the holidays I spent a
bit of time trout fishing in the Central North Island and I can tell you, you still need
to be wrapped up down there. I arrived to fresh snow on the hills above us and
camping out got a bit nippy.
We have all started the school term with enthusiasm and commitment. Children
love being back with their friends and new programmes in place. They have all
started the athletics programme in preparation for our school athletics day on
Thursday 6 November. We have engaged the support of Antonia Sturt to help
students learn the athletic skills needed.
Our three day gifted Maori wananga kicks off at Takahiwai marae next Wednesday.
We have 14 students attending this event, which is a collaborative exercise
involving some of the Bream Bay, College Year 7 and 8’s and some Year 5 and 6’s
from OTP, Ruakaka and Waipu. It is wonderful when schools can collectively see
the value in working together on a common purpose that will make a difference for
those children involved.
Next week sees the end of our Great White Sharks gifted programme for the 2014
school year. Robyn Young has done a great job this year in keeping this group of
students inspired. What many don’t know is how this initiative is funded. For many
years Northpine, the mill in Waipu has financially supported this programme to the
point where schools’ contributions have been lessened considerably. I’d like to
formally thank Bruce Larsen and his team for helping us make a difference to the
skills and attitudes of the hundreds of students that have passed through this
programme since Northpine’s participation in 2007. Please support them as they
support us. The Great White Sharks get together here on Tuesday evening with
families at 6:30pm to celebrate their year’s work.
We expect that every OTP student will have one of our brimmed hats on their head
by week two of this term. They leave these at school so they don’t leave them at
home. If your child has not got a hat for any reason they can be purchased from the
school office for $17. Any child not wearing one of these hats next week will be
expected to play in a covered area.
Our out of zone applications for 2015 closed yesterday. Since there were fewer
applications than spaces available all of those that applied will be offered a place at
OTP for the remainder of their primary schooling with us. We will ask for
applications at a similar time next year and it is possible we may do the same
mid-year for the remainder of 2015, depending on our numbers.
You may have noticed that our new classrooms are very close to final completion.
Room five will move in after we have done a blessing of the building. No other
classes will move this year as it is too shorter time to make the move worthwhile.
The new classrooms will be in action next year. We will use the spaces for other
purposes for the remainder of 2014.
A reminder that our school is a dog free zone. Please leave dogs at the school gate.
We look forward to another successful term where working together we can provide
the very best learning opportunities for all our children.
If you have a moment please check out the Northland District Council website where
our children feature heavily www.nrc.govt.nz
Regards, Adrian Smith
Our 3 new classrooms.
School prizegiving will take place on Tuesday 16 December. This year we have
7 new trophies to present.They are:
Junior Korero, Junior sports boy, Junior sports girl, Senior sports boy (replacement),
senior sports girl (replacement), Senior speeches, Arts award.
If you would like to give $100 donation for
any of these trophies, please see Mrs
Reeve for details. It is usual that the
donating family or company would have
their name engraved on the cup or
trophy. There would be no on-going costs
associated with your donation.
New Super Students from the last
assembly - Dylan, Chassedy and Tayah.
Classroom award recipients at the last assembly.
Lucky Book orders must be brought into the office by next Wednesday.
School Hats - summer is nearly here and children cannot play outside without
wearing a ‘One Tree Point’ hat during Terms 1 and 4. Your child may have started
after Term 1 and a hat was not purchased with their stationery.
Please send $17 with your child and we will fit them with their hat and write their
name on it.
Please Return To School
All library books taken home over the holidays are now overdue.
Keyboard, piano and guitar lessons available during school hours. Phone Isabelle
Moon 432 0804 or 021 137 8179
Join the Junior Surf Programme at club open day 10am Sunday 26 October
Children between 7 - 13 participate in organised activites to educate them in surf
safety. Tadpoles are for 5 and 6 year olds.
To find out more about Ruakaka Surf Life Saving call or txt Nikki Thompson 432
7252 or 022 354 9623 or email: [email protected]
Bream Bay College PTA Tides Out Fun Run and Walk
5km and 10km Sunday 2nd November at 9am
Adult $15 or Adult Student $5
Entry forms available from our school office.
SUSHI DAY is back next Tuesday.
Order forms with the newsletter today. Please return them on Monday.
GUY FAWKES NIGHT – Friday 7th November
See flyer today with the newsletter with all the details.
Each class will be making Guys this year which will all be on display on the
night. Thank you to the wonderful teachers for making the time in your busy term
to get the kids involved making them, they will have so much fun. If you would like
to help on the night please contact Leigh Dackers 0272121197. Can you
facepaint? Can you make a dessert for our dessert table? Happy to cook steak on
the BBQ? Help with games?
Sponsorship thank you
A huge thank you to Craig and Leigh Dackers of Signature Homes for sponsoring
the fireworks for the third year. We really appreciate your continued support. It's
set to be a fantastic night with an amazing fireworks display.
PTA Lunch Menu - Monday, Wednesday and Friday only
Mince & Cheese Pies
Thai Chicken Wrap
Mince & Cheese Wrap
Orders handed into classrooms by 8.25 am. No change given. Please put money
in an envelope (used one is fine), and write the child’s name and order on the front.
Up and coming events…..
Whole school assembly
BOT Meeting 7pm in staffroom
OTP Athletics (pp 11th)
OTP Guy Fawkes night - mark it on your calendar
(postponement date is Sunday 9th Nov)
Yr 4 Manaia camp
Yr 5/6 Ruapehu Camp
Year 6 dinner
Last day for 2014 - finish at 12 noon
2015 start date is Monday 2 February