Macleans Primary School Newsletter

Wednesday 31 May 2023

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Macleans Primary School Community

Hi Everyone

Thanks everyone for your support for our teachers union meetings between 1pm and 3pm today. Following the presentation of the draft agreement at the meetings, teachers will now vote, so watch this space!

Great to see so many parents at our Y0-Y3 open afternoon last week and the Y4-Y6 parents at our open classes this morning. Parents vsiting the school for assemblies, during 'open classes' and other events is such a strong part of our home-school partnership that we absolutely LOVE! MPS home-school partnership is definitely alive and strong!

A reminder that we communicate home in many ways, from our Facebook page to website; this newsletter through email, seesaw notices and sometimes etap, our student management system. We would all agree too that paper works well too, and many letters and notices come home in paper copy as well.

I see our wonderful Macleans Primary children fairly regularly when I am out and about on weekends and after school. I have to comment on how proud I am of the children when I see the Macleans Values on full display as they are always polite and friendly. Well done children! A reflection of MPS for sure!

Thanks as well everyone for supporting our Annual Fundraiser - the Value-Athon. It is great to see the children getting right behind it. It is a win-win for all as there are great prizes to be won, the MPS Values are reinforced and developed, and the school community and children benefit from new resources for the school. The MPS Value-Athon Info. is in this newsletter, including links to download the sponsor sheets as well in English & Chinese. Extra hard copies of the sponsor sheets can be collected from the office or child's classroom. THANKYOU!

The Hunger Hut will be open tomorrow - Thursday - instead of Friday as the school is closed on Friday for our teacher Only Day.

Enjoy this jam-packed newsletter full of Macleans Primary highlights, from dance to soccer to art! Don't forget the Teacher Only Day this Friday!

A final reminder...Macleans Learning Pathways are being sent out tomorrow between 3.15pm and 5pm. More information on the Macleans Learning Pathways below.

Regards & Nga Mihi

Matthew Cooke

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Next Newsletter and Notices:

•Wednesday 14 June 2023

•MPS Notices and update at anytime

MPS Value: Resilience!

Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei

Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain

This whakatauki is about aiming high or for what is truly valuable, but it's real message is to be persistent and don't let obstacles stop you from reaching your goal.

In ThIs Newsletter

MPS Value-Athon, Yummy Apple Stickers, 6 June Parenting Tips and Tricks, Mothers Day Video, Y0-Y3 Open Morning Photos, Soccer, Learning Pathways, Art, SKIDS, Kindo, Covid-19, Mitey, ICAS, Travelwise, Jackets, Hunger Hut, Teacher Only Day, Scrunchies/Headbands, Dates for Your Diary.

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Macleans Primary Annual Fundraiser: 'Value-AThon' 2023

All of the information was sent home last Friday in a paper booklet. Please ensure the sponsor sheets are returned on 19 June. All of the sheets can be downloaded below in English & Chinese

Monday 19 June - Sponsorship sheets and money returned to class teacher - 1st opportunity to return money if you are making a flat-fee contribution of $35.00

**Spot Prizes announced during notices begin on TUESDAY 20 June**

Friday 23 June - Sharing Day! (also a ‘Cazh Day - free non-uniform day’). All children will share what they have done towards their values.

Friday 30 June (last day term 2) - Aim for sponsorship money to be returned - 2nd opportunity to return money **July Holidays - chance to gather and organise the money if needed**

Friday 21 July - All final sponsorship money collected and returned by this time. This is the first Friday of term 3.

Yummy Apple Stickers

Please continue to send in the Yummy Apple Stickers. One Yummy Apple Sticker equals one MPS Values Counter. Children - please send the stickers and completed sheets to your teacher! Download the sheet below, attach stickers to the sheet or send in the stickers on a piece of paper.

Parents please join us on 6 June @ 9.15...come into the school for a coffee & cookie and share and hear about some 'tips and tricks' for parenting.

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Did You Miss The Mothers Day Video? Download Below!

Mothers Day Video link

BBAFC Football Tournament: Friday 26 May

Both the boys and girls treams had a great day at Lloyd Elsmore park at the BBAFC football held tournament. The weather was great and the footwork, ball skills and teamwork was amazing! Well done to both teams ad the boys placed 1st and the girls 3rd. Thanks to our former caretaker and sport coach David Harper who came out of retirement to manage the boys. Thanks also to the parents who managed the girls. We also have to acknowledge Tej Singh's wonderful efforts refereeing some games. Tej is a former parent who still makes time to support Macleans in many sporting activities. Thanks Tej!!!

The Macleans Learning Pathways (MLP) are being sent home tomorrow

The Macleans Learning Pathways (MLP) are being sent home tomorrow through email between 3.15pm and 5pm. The MLP details how your child is doing in Maths, Reading & Writing. The MLP also states what your child needs to work on so you can help at home. Please go through the MLP with your child. Please do not hesitate to contact your child's teacher should you have any question.

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Macleans Primary Art on Display at Uxbridge Centre

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Kindo - A great and Easy way to make school payments and permission notices. Download info. sheet below.

Covid-19 Updates

Some reminders about Covid-19: Link HERE for full detailL
  • Children under 12 are exempt from wearing a mask if they are leaving a house
  • If you are 12 and over you must wear mask around others if there is covid in your house
  • If you have covid, you must stay at home and self isolate for 7 days.
  • Most people with COVID-19 — especially if they are fully vaccinated and boosted — are likely to have a mild to moderate illness and will be fine to recover at home.
  • Symptoms for COVID-19 tend to show 2 to 5 days after a person has been infected but can take up to 14 days. Omicron causes similar symptoms to other variants.

Hauora at Macleans Primary School: MITEY

Mitey is at Macleans Primary! Designed for NZ children, Mitey supports schools to deliver an evidence based approach to mental health education for Years 1-8. It takes a village to raise mentally thriving children. That's why Mitey takes a school wide approach to mental wellbeing. Every part of the Mitey journey brings together teachers, staff and communities around one common goal – mentally thriving children. Woven into your school day, Mitey is not just an extra curricular box to tick.

Want to know more about Mitey? Link HERE

ICAS Exams 2023 - Closing July 31 2023

We are delighted to inform you that our school is offering year 3, 4, 5 & 6 students the opportunity to participate in the online ICAS EXAMS 2023 (International). Download the information below.

Travelwise Tip: Cross at the Crossing

Remind children about using the pedestrian crossing on Gills Road and outside the school on Wycherley Drive.

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Dates For Your Diary

Thursday 1 June - Enviro. Awards (inc. moth plants) @ Howick Primary 3.30 - 5pm (Auckland Council)

Thursday 1 June - Y0-Y3 Museum Trip (Science Focus: mini-beasts)

Thursday 1 June - Learning Pathways sent home on PDF.

Friday 2 June - Teacher Only Day (School Closed)

Monday 5 June - King's Birthday National Holiday (School Closed)

Tuesday 6 June - Y0-Y3 Coffee and Chat (staffroom @ 9.15)

Tuesday 6 June - Y5 & Y6 Girls Soccer Inter-School Tournament

Friday 9 June - Fundraiser for RSPCA - gold coin Cazh Day for 'Animal Dress-Up Day'

Friday 9 June - assembly for Y1-Y3

Tuesday 13 June - Inter-school Chess Competition (Chess Team)

Tuesday 13 June - Year 4 Team at Chelsea Sugar Factory

Wednesday 14 June - Year 5 Team at Chelsea Sugar Factory

Friday 16 June - Assembly for Y4-Y6

Monday 19 June - Sponsor Sheets returned to class (and all sponsor money can begin to come into school, through cash, kindo or bank deposit)

Thursday 22 June - HPPA Dance Festival

Friday 23 June - Olympic Ambassador visits for Y4-Y6 Children

Friday 23 June - Value-Athon Sharing Day! All children will share in class how they have gone with their Value-Athon

Monday 26 June - Y6 Team at Chelsea Sugar Factory

Thursday 29 June - Cazh Day for Winning House for Term 2

Friday 30 June - All Value-Athon Money returned by this date

Friday 30 June - Last Day of Term 2 (Day 1 of Term 3 is Monday 17 July)


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Macleans Primary School

10 Wycherley Drive

Bucklands Beach

Auckland, 2014

New Zealand

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