Point View School

NEWSLETTER - Week 3, Term 4 - 5 November 2021

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

Thank you to all families who have already indicated their intentions if we are given the opportunity to return to school before the end of the year. Please complete this form if you have not done so yet. We will close it midday Monday.


So far, after 404 responses representing 527 students, the response is balanced:

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Right now, we are waiting for the Ministries of Health and Education to provide us with advice. Until we are given this, the current arrangement of ‘bubbles’ in the school will remain.


I can assure you that when we do open the school for students, be it this year or not until next, we will do so in way that will minimise health risks. All teachers on site will be fully vaccinated and recently tested.


Whilst following Government guidelines, we hope to be able to respect the decisions of families in the short term, to send their children to school or not. As soon as we have more details, we will share them with you.


Meanwhile, please enjoy this newsletter with images of our community learning at home.


Staff Updates for 2022

Congratulations to Biata Hilder who has secured a teaching position at Matua Ngaru School in Huapai from the start of next year. Biata and her husband have shifted north, out of range of our school so she has had to make this change. Biata's leadership of our Enviro Team and her contributions to teaching and learning in both the Middle and Junior Syndicates, have been outstanding. I am sure you will join me in wishing Biata great success and happiness in her new school.

Another staff change for next year will be in Room 18. Penny Gibson will be taking a year away from full time classroom teaching to spend time with family. I am pleased to say that she plans to be back in the classroom at Point View in 2023.

Sandy Walker has decided it is time for her to retire at the end of this year. Sandy has worked tirelessly as our Business Manager over the past 8 years. Efficient, professional and always approachable, Sandy is a trusted colleague we shall miss greatly. I am sure you will all join me in wishing her a long, healthy and happy retirement.


On behalf of us all at Point View School I wish each one of our families, health and happiness during these ever-changing times.


Robin Kirkham, Principal

ENROLMENTS FOR 2022

If you live in the school zone and have a child turning five next year now is the time to pre-enrol them. Early pre-enrol is a huge help with our planning for classes in 2022.


Enrolments applications are online In Zone Enrolment Application. If you have any questions please email enrol@pointview.school.nz.

YEAR 6 GRADUATION T-SHIRTS

Don't forget Graduation T-Shirts are on sale though your KINDO account. T-Shirts are for year 6 students only. Sales close on 15 November 2021, order now to avoid disappointment.

FACTATHON

Due to the uncertainty of when we will return to school, we have decided to complete our 2021 Factathon online. Students have been revising their facts, and next week at their online class meeting, the teachers will ask the children a selection of questions, which they will mark together. Your child will be able to tell you how well they did.


As the children cannot leave their bubble to collect money from sponsors, we hope that families will be able to make a donation. Payment will need to be done online through your KINDO account (you can type over the amount shown to put in your correct sponsorship money amount),


The money raised will be used towards the upgrade of our school’s outdoor learning and play environments. Work has started already and will continue during the Christmas holidays. This is such an exciting project, which will be enjoyed by everyone.


DONATIONS CLOSE ON TUESDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2021

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

SOMERVILLE INTERMEDIATE - UPDATE

New Student Orientation and New Parent Webinar


We are looking forward to welcoming our new students to Somerville for 2022. Despite the numerous challenges Covid-19 has presented this year, we are still connecting with students and parents online on Thursday 11 November 2021.


New Students 2022

Topic: Somerville Intermediate - Orientation for New Students Time: 1:30 - 2.15 PM, 11 November 2021. Please support your child to register for the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/84842831365


Parents/Caregivers

Topic: Somerville Intermediate - New Parents Evening Time: 7:00 - 8PM, 11 November 2021

Parents/Caregivers please register for the webinar:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82755785446


We look forward to introducing ourselves to you and showcasing Somerville at these webinars. In the meantime, if you would like any information on our school, please visit our website.


Kind regards

Yolande Franke

PRINCIPAL - SOMERVILLE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

LOCKDOWN HAPPENINGS

Point View Students are still Learning Together in different ways. Take a look at some of these fabulous photos - thank you for sharing. Thank you also to our teachers and parents for continuing to support all our learners.

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BUBBLE 2 ARTWORK

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CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING THE BOOK REVIEW COMPETITION - ADDISON - ROOM 15

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HAPPY DIWALI

We hope you had a happy and safe Diwali.
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STAY SAFE ON THE INTERNET

The students from room 14 have shared a few tips about staying safe on the internet.
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SHAKE OUT PRACTICE AT HOME!

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AND AT SCHOOL - NICE WORK BUBBLE 4!

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FAMILY & FRIENDS UPDATE

Unfortunately, once again due to the ongoing impact of COVID-19 restrictions we have had to make the decision to cancel the planned Twilight Colour Run in November. We love this event and hope that next year we will be able to hold it again.


Stay safe everyone.

THANK YOU TO OUR ADVERTISERS

JOHN RUSSELL SCHOOLWEAR

SCHOOL UNIFORMS FOR 2022

Shop early and beat the crowds for next year’s summer uniform, shoes and or sandals! - and yes we have plenty of stock! Traditionally a lot of people shop just before school starts, and it's not uncommon to have 300-500 people shopping each day near the end of January.


Currently we're open for online orders and click and collect at the shop, we’re currently here from 9am until 4pm Mon-Fri, and 9am to 2:30pm on Saturdays.


Simply hang onto your receipts, and keep the clothing in its packaging should you want to swap sizing if your child has a growth spurt.

CHESSPOWER DAILY ONLINE LESSONS FROM 4-5PM

Lessons will be delivered by NZ Chess Champion, Paul Macdonald followed by an opportunity for your child to play two tournament games.


REGISTRATION FEES HAVE BEEN REDUCED TO MAKE IT EASIER FOR FAMILIES TO TAKE PART

$20/week regardless of how many sessions you attend.


HOW LONG WILL THE CLASSES RUN FOR? – Classes will run throughout Auckland’s locked and reviewed once lockdown is lifted.


ALREADY PAID FOR A TERM 4 COACHING CLASS? - If you have already paid for a term 4 coaching class, these classes will be complimentary until onsite classes resume.

SIGN UP TODAY – here are our events page


HAVEN'T SIGNED UP FOR A TERM 4 COACHING CLASS YET - You can sign up for onsite coaching classes for Term 4 using this link - https://www.chesspower.co.nz/class-registration.


Registering is easy - just choose your school, read the information and fill out the form. The "Pay Now" link will appear when you choose your school.