Document 6573182


Document 6573182
22nd October 2014 Term 4 Week 2
27th Oct. Labour Day - school closed
28th Oct. BOT meeting
29th Oct. First Aid Refresher course 3.30-7.30pm.
2nd Nov. School Fair
6th Nov. Ruud Kleinpaste (Bug Man) 1.30pm
17th Nov. Teacher Only Day
19th Nov. Junior Athletics Day
24th Nov. Dunedin Leadership Day for 4 students
27th Nov. FMS Challenge Day Edgar Centre Yrs 1&2
24th Nov. Junior swimming starts Mon Wed and Friday
for 3 weeks
12th Nov Year 6 Orange Parade
17th Dec Last day of Term 4, 2014
3rd Feb 2015 First day of Term 1.
Our Vision “Together we will treat each other and our
environment with care and respect. We will be
individually valued on our journey to achieving our
best in a safe and caring environment.”
Ngā mihi nui kia koutou / Greetings to you all
Great news to share with you today. At long last we have
our water fountains!! Two of them!! This has been a long
time coming and this year we finally got a grant from “For
Everyone” who is supported by Ritchie McCall,
Ali Williams and
Dan Carter.
They look fantastic and work really well too. They
come with a fountain to drink from
and a water bottle filler on the
We also have a special visitor coming to our school on the
6th Nov as part of the ‘Tremendous Tree Makeover’. Ruud
Kleinpaste, our very own NZ bug man will be at the school
to talk to the children the staff and any parents/community
members who would like to join in as well. He will be
talking to the classes from 1.30 till 3.00pm.
Have a great week .
Kia ora from Mount Watkin
Gosh what a huge change around we have had this term!
We are all enjoying our temporary classroom but at the
same time we can’t wait to get back to our, soon to be
completed renovated learning areas.
We have been monitoring the changes our school has
been going through and writing about these. The children
have also had fun with Bob the Builder activities including
making their very own tool belts! The Three Little Pigs will
also feature in our Literacy and Maths programmes.
Next week we will be making some items for the school
fair. The children have already completed a piece of art to
sell at the fair. I hope to see you all there as it will be loads
of fun and well worth the effort of attending.
I hope you have a relaxing long weekend.
Kind regards, Louise
Howdy ya’ll!
Welcome back to the final term of the year, it seems to be
passing rapidly already as we busily prepare for the Fair.
Thank you so much to all the superheroes who helped us
with our rapid move to a new classroom at the end of the
holidays, I really appreciated the help and made the 2
days before school started back a lot less stressful – thank
We have been creating and writing about Soap Monsters.
We will be making some pretty ‘styley’ shopping bags and
some Jackson Pollock inspired art for sale on the big day
of the fair.
We have begun the term looking at patterns in Algebra,
using shapes and now numbers, and working hard to identify the rule and complete missing gaps. Some patterns
are repeating, others increasing or decreasing – it’s best to
have your detective hat on to work these out!
Thanks to everyone for being so well organised so early in
the term with the routines like fruit, crackers, sunhats, sunscreen, book-bags and so on. It really has helped us settle quickly into a new room and the new term.
Until next time, See yah!, Lisa
Hello from Aoraki
Already into term 4 and I am looking forward to another
exciting term in Aoraki classroom. I hope you all had a
relaxing and enjoyable holiday and are ready for the last
term of the year! The children have been busy getting
their art and craft ready for our school fair which is next
Sunday. We are completing a piece of artwork to be
auctioned as well as making lanterns and have planted
herbs to sell.
We have been spending most afternoons for the past two
weeks getting ready for the senior athletics, which is on
today at East Otago High School. I would like to thank
Noni and Ada who have been helping out with training.
The children in the senior school will be going to swimming
every Thursday at Hawksbury Pool. We will be travelling
to the pool each Thursday by bus, starting at approximately 10.30am. Please remind your child/children to bring
their towel and togs as well as goggles each week if they
have them.
I sent a letter home last Monday covering the information
for our class and events that are happening in Aoraki class
during the term. The information is also on our kidblog
page which at
Have a great week.
Mrs Hurst
Welcome back.
It's going to be a very busy 4th term, and the children have
already been extremely industrious, making items for the
school fair - see you there on Sunday 2nd November.
We continue our land topic, focusing on 'looking after the
planet' and looking at climate change. In maths we are
doing a mix of number work and geometry. In writing, as
well as revisiting the recounts, the children are making
their own non-fiction text on the iPads using book maker.
If you didn't get to see Sandy or myself last term for a
teacher/parent interview. Please do come and arrange a
quick chat.
Swimming togs are required on a Thursday, please have
goggles. Brimmed sun hats are required everyday.
See you at the Fair,
regards, Kate
An order will be placed shortly for the black and white polo
t-shirts. If you would like to make an order please fill in a
form at the office or phone Jill with the size required and
the quantity. This will be the only order placed this term.
Orders by Friday 25th October please.
We have received notification from Southfuels that we
have reached the target of $1000 and now qualify for a
technology or sports package to this value. The staff have
selected a technology package of 2 x chromebooks which
will be presented to our school shortly. We would like to
thank our sponsors:
Eldorado 2005 Ltd, Braes Farm Ltd, MacLeod Partnership,
RK Sloan, R. Ahearn, CCJ Catering Ltd, Rick Richan,
JF & JG Brocket, Les Jones, AR McKewen, Shirley
McKewen, Hawksbury Motors Ltd, CI McKewen, GW & VA
Offen, Geoff Scurr Contracting, CT & AP Black, Mainland
Poultry Ltd (Waikouaiti) and SC Eason.
Please encourage others to sign up to the Fuels for School
Programme as it has excellent benefits for our children.
KARITANE BOOK SALE: Labour Weekend | Saturday
25th October | Karitane Hall | 10am-2pm
Information in the office:
Portobello Paddock Pursuit - 9th November children and
adult runs.
East Otago Gymnastics Term 4 contact Molly Wright
4658197 or Joey Smeaton 0226572966
FEES: Term 4 Activity Fees and unpaid School donations
are now due.Account Details Waikouaiti School
03 1737 0023252 00 - thank you.
Our persistent little visitors
are back! Please take the
time to check your child's
hair on a regular basis for
head lice. Various
treatments are available
from the chemist if required.
Sausage Sizzles and Juicies will be available only on
the following dates during Term 4:
November 7
November 21
December 5
If you are interested in coordinating sausages and
juicies for 2015 please contact Joey or Karen H.
2nd November 11-2pm - Tell all your friends
School fair is only 1 week away and we urgently need
your help. Can all families please bring their donations
for the bottle (wine or sauces), chocolate and pamper
pack to the school office by next week.
We also would like any donations for the book, clothing, toy and white elephant stalls. This is a great opportunity to go through your cupboards and see if there
is stuff that you no longer want but that someone else
might want. Please bring anything you have to the
school office.
We would still like people to help out on a stall for an
hour or two, can you make coffee, sell cakes, sell raffle
tickets? Please leave your name with Jill at the office
and we will give you a call.”
BOOSTER IS BEST - If you are a Community Services
cardholder you may be interested in 1 of 4 vouchers we
have available. The voucher entitles the cardholder to a
discounted ($50) booster seat if presented at a nominated Plunket Car Seat outlet.
If you are interested please call into the office or phone
Jill on 4657 225
‘Wot to Wear & Not to Wear”
14th November 2014
$25 a ticket
Doors open @6.30pm. Starts at 7.30pm
Raffles and Auctions
Tickets available from
Waihemo Pharmacy
Waikouaiti Health Depot
Palmerston 4 Square
Moeraki Boulders Gift Shop
Our foster carers are trained, approved and receive
financial support.
For more information about becoming a Child Youth &
Family foster parent, please contact the following:
Rose Scott
(03) 9553 438
Lee Dawson
(03) 9553 458
Jenny McConnell (03) 9553 470 or
Ring the contact centre toll free 0508 326 459 and ask
for any of the above