Point View School

NEWSLETTER - Week 9 - 29 June 2021

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

There are some changes taking place in New Zealand across areas of education policy and practice with the aim of making our education system better able to meet the needs of 21st-century learners.


At Point View, whilst we acknowledge the work being done in all areas, we are particularly focused on those changes around curriculum, progress and achievement. This work of the Ministry of Education sits alongside our introduction of ‘Hero’ and our fresh look at assessment and reporting across the school. If you are interested in reading more about the Ministry’s work, follow this link.


Early next term we will be asking you to participate in a survey. The Point View School Community Survey is one way in which you can let the school and the Board of Trustees know your views. We are always keen to hear from members of our community.

WELCOME TO OUR NEW STUDENTS


Cedric, Florence, Kate, Isla, Lucas, Livia, Ryan and Blake.

SOMERVILLE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL 2022 ENROLMENTS

Somerville Intermediate School advise parents/caregivers of prospective students wishing to enrol for 2022 that their enrolment process for both in zone and out of zone enrolment applications for 2022 commences at the start of Term 3, Monday 26 July. The school zone map is available on their website.

This year all enrolments are to be submitted online. A link to the online enrolment application form will be available on our website, www.somervilleintermediate.school.nz from 26 July.


  • Enrolment information will be distributed to Year 6 students at Cockle Bay, Shelly Park, Point View, Willowbank, Owairoa and Botany Downs schools, beginning the week of 26 July 2021.
  • Completed in zone enrolment applications, including supporting documentation, are to be submitted by Monday 16 August 2021.
  • Enrolments for out of zone students will close at 4.00 pm on Wednesday 1 September 2021. Late applications cannot go into the ballot.
  • The ballot for out of zone students will be held on Wednesday 8 September 2021, and written notification to all applicants will be emailed and posted by Friday 10 September 2021.


If you have any queries regarding our new enrolment process or need further information, please email office@somint.school.nz

RAFFLE RESULTS

PRINCIPAL OF THE DAY - Congratulations to our winners!

Emily from Room 7 and Poppy from Room 27. On Friday 9 July they will work alongside Mr Kirkham to carry out some special duties.


HONEY RAFFLE - Thank you for supporting this fundraiser and congratulations to all our lucky winners. Enjoy honey on your toast. The raffle and the Bee Awareness Day gold coin donations will be put to good use by our busy Enviro Team.

RUGBY DAY

Three of our senior boys were included in the Botany Downs team for the interschool competitions this year. Well done boys!

FAMILY AND FRIENDS UPDATE

Here are some upcoming events:


  • Friday 2 July - Sausage Sizzle for our students - if you are able help on the day, please contact the office
  • Friday 6 August - School Discos - watch out for a notice
  • Saturday 13 November - Colour Run (TBC)


Our next meeting is on Tuesday 6 July in the upper staffroom. Everyone is welcome - parents and grandparents - so come along and meet the team.

WACKY HAIR AND HAT DAY FRIDAY 2 JULY 2021

Come to school wearing your school uniform. Get creative and come to school with an outrageous hairstyle or hat. If you have swimming on this day, come to school wearing an eye-catching hat.

BEE FACTS FROM ROOM 29

An average worker bee makes about a half to 1 teaspoon of honey in its lifetime.


A bee beats its wings approximately 11,400 times every minute - that’s what makes the buzzing sound!


About 4 million flowers are visited to make 1kg of honey!


Here are some things that you could do to help our bees…


  1. Grow plants in your gardens that bees can collect pollen and nectar from.

  2. Grow a veggie garden, bees love veggies!

  3. Try very hard not to use pesticides in your garden. These can poison our bees.


Remember we can all help our bees by being bee-friendly!!

HOWICK CLUSTER CHESS TOURNAMENT

The Point View School chess team took part in the Chess Power Howick cluster chess tournament which was held at Our Lady Star of the Sea School on Tuesday 15 June. Our team did extremely well, and they were placed 1st overall! Well done to the team for their outstanding achievement!


Congratulations to the following students: Harvey Zhang, Vivan Somaraju, Marcus Yu, Arush Gupta, Olivia Li, Grace Fu, Jathin Somaraju, Bryant Yuan, Hayden Lin, Chak To Shen, Megan Chen, Ariel Fu, Leo Chen, Edison Mu, Eden Wu, Liam Wu, Ian Xu, Rex Zhou, Aiden Park, Jayden Ng, Steve Zhang, Oscar Wang.

CULTURAL WEEK 2021 - WEEK 5 TERM 3

For the adults:

We will be celebrating cultural week in week 5 of term 3. Do you have a cultural tradition or perhaps a traditional tale you would like to share with children at lunchtime during week 5? If you would like to help us celebrate cultural week please contact Penny Gibson p.gibson@pointview.school.nz


For the children:

Would you like to perform at the cultural assembly or at a lunchtime during cultural week? Auditions will be held during weeks two and three of term three. The holidays would be a great time to get some friends together and create a performance to celebrate the many cultures we have here at Point View School!

TIME TO ENROL FOR 2022

In Zone Enrolment - If you have a child starting school this year or in 2022 and haven’t already enrolled them please go to the School's website to complete the Online application. Please let your friends or family who live in zone and have children due to start school know to apply online.

Out of Zone Siblings - if you live outside the school zone and already have a child at Point View School, any brother or sister of that student who is turning 5 years old in 2022 needs to complete the online out of zone ballot application to go in the draw in October.


Please note that enrolment is not automatic for out of zone siblings, they MUST take part in the ballot process.

ROAD PATROL HELP STILL NEEDED

We urgently need help with the crossing on Kilkenny Drive on Tuesday mornings from 8:20am till 8:50am.


We have no parents help to supervise the crossing at the moment. If you can help please contact us in the office admin@pointview.school.nz. This is a very important role as it involves the safety of all our students.

WINTER UNIFORM - STUDENTS MUST BE WEARING THEIR FULL WINTER UNIFORM NOW

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UPCOMING EVENTS

  • Thursday 1 July 2021 - Kapa Haka performance at Botany Library at 11.30am
  • Friday 2 July 2021 - Family and Friends sausage sizzle - don't forget to place your orders
  • Friday 2 July 2021 - Wacky hair and hat day - come to school wearing your school uniform. Get creative and come to school with an outrageous hairstyle or hat.
  • Friday 2 July 2021 - Full school assembly at 9am in the hall
  • Tuesday 6 July 2021 - Family and Friends meeting at 2pm in the staff room
  • Thursday 8 July 2021 - Jesters Pies day - orders must be placed by 11am on Wednesday 7 July 2021
  • Friday 9 July 2021 - Junior Syndicate assembly at 9am in the hall
  • Friday 9 July 2021 - Last day of Term 2 - school closes normal time - we look forward to seeing you all again on Monday 26 July 2021

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