Term 2 Week 9 Monday 19th June 2023
Kia ora koutou
The mornings have certainly become cooler and we even had a frost here at school last week. Wintertime also means students have been working hard on getting their assessments done ready for school reports. Teachers have been reporting great progress across the school which is a reflection of a settled term in comparison to previous years.
As gymnastics comes to an end this week, with our school competition this Wednesday, I would like to thank our room 6 students who have put out and packed away the gym gear every day. They have exemplified our school motto of “To Learn and Serve”.
We would like to thank Karen Halligan who has been our school accountant for the last 13 years. She has been a great support to us and we have appreciated her contribution to the school. We have moved to a specialist education accounting firm called Education Services. You may notice payments from them if you are being reimbursed or paid for services for school.
Our new car park plans are progressing well and we are looking at starting groundworks in the Christmas holidays. Until then please be careful parking and remember that the first car park closest to the gate is reserved for disabled car parking only. As we have students and whanau with mobility needs it is important they have access to this park.
Smoke and Vape free school. Please remember that our car park is also a smoke and vape-free area.
We know that there is quite a lot of sickness going around at the moment and ask parents to use their best judgement when sending children to school. This week we will put out some COVID tests in a container in the school mailbox that you can help yourself to at any time.
Nga mihi nui
Kokopu School Gymnastics Competition
This Wednesday 21st June we will be holding our annual gymnastics competition starting at 9.30am. The children have been coached every week this term by Ashleigh from Active Attitude. This is a marvellous opportunity for parents to come along and watch the children show off their gymnastics skills.
Sports Dress Up Day
Thank you to the school council for their sports dress-up day fundraiser. The money raised is going towards reinstating a flying fox.
We also really enjoyed Mrs Stafford’s fire stick display. If your children would like to see more of this, then at the pump park every Friday at 6-9pm there is a group that meets. Kids can even have a go for $5.
Call for Recipes for Kokopu Schools Cookbook
We have got some great cookbook recipes including ones from John, Flash and Toast from More FM and even Dr Shane Reti’s Passionfruit Mallow Pie.
It is not too late to get yours in. Email it to email@example.com
Daffodil Day 31st August 2023
We are supporting Daffodil Day this year to support all New Zealander's who are impacted by cancer. Please go to our fundraising page to donate...details below.
Fundraising page name: Kokopu School
Fundraising page URL: https://daffodilday.org.nz/k-school
Seeking an After School Carer
We desperately need an after school care assistant. We need to employee a casual carer to assist Loida on days when our numbers are over 10 children. If you are flexible with your days and can help out from 3pm to 5pm on the odd weekday, please contact the school office.
Natasha has filled in this term and done an amazing job and we thank her for her time in this position.
Ag Day 14th October 2023 and Live Chicken Orders
This year we are including Chickens in our Ag Day judging.
Orders due 1st July - Hatched on 8th August.
Order through our new Ag Day website with lots of great advice and help.
Pick up from Hidden Valley Produce who will also provide you with a tour of their chick-raising and give some great advice on getting the best out of your chickens.
Must order three or more - $15 per chick.
We have a new Ag Day information website ready to go. You can see it at this address. www.sites.google.com/kokopu.school.nz/agday
If you would like to get involved in helping with Ag Day, especially the animal judging please let us know. We would love your input into the website and judging criteria and helping to find judges.
You will notice we have added chickens to the animal judging. We will get more details out about this shortly.
If you are interested in having an Ag Day animal but don’t know where start, drop into the office and we can get you started.
Friday Assembly. On Friday afternoon we have a sharing assembly at 2.30pm for the whole school. Parents are welcome to come along and see what the children have to share.
School Office. Vicki is in the office on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday. Bexs is in the office on Wednesday and Friday mornings until 11.35am.
Drink Bottles. Our water issues have be rectified but it would be good to send your child with a drink bottle full of water each day.
Carpark and gate. Please come to the gate in the carpark to collect your children at the end of the day. We do not want children walking through the carpark without an adult as it is unsafe with the amount of cars and limited parking. We have a teacher on duty at the gate each day to supervise. Can we ask parents and visitors to make sure they close the gates if you use them? We have a few children that may be prone to walking out an open gate. Thank you. Please don't park by the entrance gate or teachers carpark area. Also please avoid parking by the letterbox at the front of the school.
- Absences. A reminder that it is important to contact the school before 9.30am when your child will be absent. You can either phone, email or let us know via our Skool Loop app. We need to know where your children are so we know they are safe and can mark them correctly on the roll. See details in this newsletter on how to download our Skool Loop App.
- Iceblock Sales. Ice Blocks are for sale again to raise funds for the school. Many children who come to school with $2 like to buy their friend an ice block. Please could you send a note to say they are allowed to do this? The Room 6 children do ask but a note would be easier for them.
- Term Dates 2023. Term 1 .. 02/02— 06/04 Term 2 .. 24/04— 30/06 Term 3 .. 17/07— 22/09 .. Term 4 09/10— 15/12
Monday 24 April - Term 2 Begins
Wednesday 21 June - Gymnastics Competition
Wednesday 28 June - House Day
Thursday 29 June - Country Study meal day (all food supplied)
Friday 30 June - Term 2 Ends
School Policies and Procedures Schooldocs
Whangarei Boys High School Enrolment Dates
- Deans visits to feeder schools: 18th, 19th, 20th , 21st & 24th July
- Y8 Open Evening: Thursday 3rd August - from 4.30pm
- Y8 Interviews: Wednesday 9th and Thursday 10th August - (9am - 5pm)
- Y8 Catch Up Interview Day: Thursday 2nd November - (9am - 5pm)