Newsletter No. 4, March 18 2022
March 18 2022
Tena koutou e te Whānau,
Another highlight of the last two weeks has been our Learning Conferences where we finally got to ‘see’ you all - albeit via the wonders of technology. Thank you to all of you who took the time to meet with teachers. While different to normal this was a really important opportunity to ‘check in’ with you all after what has been a pretty unique time!
Fun in the Sun Day with Mr Whippy and a Slip "n" Slide - Friday 18 March
Spotlight on Ngahau I Te Ra - Fun in the sun…
Spotlight on Covid Protection Framework…
Spotlight on Gratitude…
It’s (almost) time to farewell our wonderful Caretaker Trevor. Trevor has been a member of our staff for the last 9 years and has supported the Board, staff and me throughout the rebuild of our school and our recent landscaping work. He works tirelessly to keep our school the beautiful place it is and can always be relied upon to lend a hand or fish a wayward hat out of a tree, usually with our (adopted) school cat Trixie in tow. We are going to be incredibly sad to lose Trevor from our team but wish him all the best with his next chapter in Nelson. Trevor's last day with us will be next Friday 25 March. Kia Kaha Trevor!
Our 7pm Monday PTA Meeting is going virtual! A meeting link will be sent via the App on Monday. Everyone welcome!
Have a wonderful weekend with your whānau.
Ngā mihi nui,
Rapanui Splash & Dash - Week 6
Tuawera Swimming Sports
All of the Year 3 and 4 students took part in their swimming sports day, which was held on Thursday 3 March. All the children were able to participate in swimming races in their different year groups. We were so proud of their Whanaungatanga as they cheered each other on and all tried their best.
The following students placed in the events.
Tuawera Swimming Sports - Week 6
Last Week for the Big Book Buy Up!
Thank you to the parents who have already generously bought books for the BIG BOOK BUY UP - our annual PTA fundraiser to add quality books to the school collection for the tamariki to enjoy. Your contribution is really appreciated. It means that we can keep the library well stocked with a diverse collection of reading material for the school community.
Once you have chosen a book to donate to the library from the books on offer, your child's name will be out on a nameplate in the front cover and they will be the first one to have the book issued.
Click on the BIG BOOK BUY UP link to make your purchase.
Sale ends on MARCH 25th.
Thank you for your continued generosity.
Musical Instruments for Sale
The school has flutes, clarinets and a saxophone for sale. Each instrument was serviced and valued at the end of last year, and all are in good condition. If you wish to purchase or would like more information please email the office firstname.lastname@example.org Please be quick as there are only a few left.
Request for Help
Our Junior playground in front of the Rapanui block needs a small weld repair so we can open the suspension bridge safely to children. Unfortunately the welders we have contacted aren't available for several months and we were wondering if any parents have the equipment and know how to fix this for our juniors. Please contact the Office if you can help: email@example.com
We have noticed quite a few children showing up at school wearing incorrect uniform. Please be reminded that the sports top isn't part of the day to day uniform and should only be worn on sports days (athletics, triathlon etc). We appreciate your support with this regulation.
Year 3 & 4 children who are interested in Netball for this season please come along to our info session next Tuesday 22 March at 3.15pm on the netball courts at Sumner School. If you can register your child beforehand on our Sumner Redcliffs Netball Club website that would be great or if you need help we can do it on Tuesday.
We will be holding a training session next Tuesday 22 March at 4pm at the Sumner School courts. Please attend this if you can so we can make a final decision on teams.
Thanks Petrina Herring
021 1854 035
Mana Ake is available to Support families/Whānau
Parent Drop-ins to see a Mana Ake counsellor/Kaimahi are up and running. Due to Covid Red Setting these will be organised via Zoom or a phone call.
If you would like to meet with one of the Mana Ake team please talk to your child's teacher and they will book in a time for you.
Mana Ake encourage parents to visit https://manaake.health.nz/supporting-your-child/ and the Free Parent Helpline 0800 568 856. This is available from 9am to 9pm Monday to Sunday. Mana Ake has also put together some useful resources on their website, Mana Ake - Stronger for Tomorrow.
School Docs Term 2 Policy Review
Instructions for reviewers:
1. Visit www.schooldocs.co.nz
2. Search for Sumner School (Username: Sumner, Password: Wakefield).
3. Search for the above policies in the search bar.
4. Read the policy.
5. Check the red Policy Review icon at the right-hand top corner of the page. a new screen will appear.
6. Select your role (Board member, staff member, or parent/caregiver) from the drop-down list.
7. Enter your name (optional).
8. Submit your ratings and comments.