Living and Learning with Respect
Wednesday 8th December
This will be the last newsletter for the year.
Sadly, this is the year we must say goodbye to some of our staff.
- Darren Guthrie has been at Ngaere for the past 3 years and will take up a position at Westend School, NP
- Kelly Whittaker will not be returning from her maternity leave as she is making the move north to be closer to family. Kelly has been at Ngaere since 2013.
- Cushla Best who has been teaching in Room 2, filling in, first for Penny Andrews while she carried out her ASL Kahui Ako role and then for Kelly's maternity leave cover. She has been at Ngaere for the past 2 years.
- Mandy Crowe has worked 2 days a week for the past 12 months (1 day the year before) helping to upskill children and teachers around their understanding of Maori tikanga and the use of te reo.
As a staff, as a board we offer a huge thank you to these teachers for their service while here at Ngaere School and wish them well as they move on.
Last weekend the board were pleased to appoint two new teachers to join the staff.
- Miss Lisa Hulme who comes to us from her DP role in Whanganui
- Mr Jonny Mercer who has made the decision to re-enter the teacher workforce having taught briefly at Ngaere School many years ago
Class lists are still being finalised but at this stage we have:
Rm 1 - NE / Yr 1 - Ms Hey
Rm 2 - Yr 1 / Yr 2 - Miss Duncan
Rm 3 - Yr 3 - Miss Reynolds
Rm 4 - Yr 4 / Yr 5 - Mrs Andrews
Rm 5 - Yr 5 / Yr 6 - Mr Mercer
Rm 6 - Yr 6 / Yr 7 - Miss Hulme
Rm 7 - Yr 7 / Yr 8 - Miss Dravitzki
Children will be told of their classes on Day 1 of 2022 (1 February).
Enjoy the summer with your families. Stay safe and I look forward to welcoming your children back to school in 2022.
The Christmas elves were busy in our foyer...
End of Year Activities
Friday is our whole school 'Big Day In'. The weather looks a bit doubtful but it will go ahead with a few tweaks if too wet for outside activities. Children are able to bring bikes, scooters, skateboards etc. for the 'Wheels' part of the day. Bikes may be left at school (locked away) for the tryathlon on Monday. The PTA will provide a sausage in bread for lunch and Eltham 4 Square have kindly donated iceblocks for everyone.
Monday is the Tryathlon with most children from Year 3 and up taking part, either individually or as part of a team. Parents are able to come and watch from designated areas. Please scan in at and you must wear a mask. We ask that you take responsibility for your own social distancing if you are near families you may not usually interact with. Please enter and exit through the side gate by Room 6.
Junior (Rms 3 & 4) 9.30 - 10.30am
Intermediate (Rms 4 & 5) 10.45 - 11.45am
Senior (Rms 6 & 7) 12.00 - 1.00pm
Assemblies will be on Tuesday and Wednesday. Parents are asked to be seated, again maintaining your own social distancing as necessary and to wear a mask. You are asked to exit the hall promptly at the conclusion. If you wish to take your child home after their assembly please advise the class teacher or leave a message to be passed on at the school office. You must wait for your child in your car.
Tuesday 11.15am - Rm 5 & 6
Tuesday 1.30pm - Rm 7
Wednesday 11.15am - Rm 1 & 2
Wednesday 2pm - Rm 3 & 4
The last day for all children is Thursday with school finishing at 12.30pm. Pease note, this is a day for clean up, tidy up so it is not strictly necessary for your child to attend!
Payment to be made to Ngaere Board Account 15-3951-0380444-00
Should we go into 'Red' at anytime over the summer the pool will be closed.
Our duty of care is with the children of Ngaere School and this is what guides our decision.
From Room 3
The funniest thing that happened at school this year was when…
Stanley the Elf messed up Miss Reynolds’ name on the wall
Me and Kyrah laughed together
I read books with pictures that made me laugh
Stanley the Elf was in our room up in the corner of our room
Was when my friends made me laugh by saying jokes
Archie randomly jumped up to help Miss Reynolds by writing something funny on the whiteboard about boring sentences
The most interesting thing that happened this year was...
Making cherry blossom (Sakura) art
Was meeting Miss Reynolds
The most exciting thing that happened this year was when …
I got to know my friends better
we went swimming in our school pool
Reading and learning new words
We did maths and I was the first one finished
I have lots of friends
We had Pet Day
The happiest time was when…
Emerson played with me when I had no one to play with. We played shadow tag.
The thing I enjoyed learning the most was...
Learning how to speak in Japanese
Playing with my friend Oliver, he is the best!
Writing about Stanley the Elf
Learning about the Olympics
When we did takeaways in math
I heard that I did great at my maths test
The thing I enjoyed learning was...
how to make a clock
All about Monarch Butterflies
All about swan plants
The saddest thing that happened this year was...
Daffodil Day because the bike riders did not come but we still had fun by doing art for Daffodil Day
When Harper stubbed her toe, it was bleeding heaps!
When I found out Mr Guthrie is leaving at the end of the year.
A reminder please, to have any outstanding school uniform accounts paid before the end of year. Ngaere School PTA Account 15-3951-0390909-00
Wishing everyone a safe and merry festive season and look forward to another year supporting the Ngaere School board by helping provide funds for their projects which benefit all our children.
Rotokare Youth Ambassadors
The award-winning Rotokare Youth Ambassador Programme is looking for new recruits for 2022!
This year-long conservation education programme has nurtured and empowered over 50 unique students across Taranaki to become kaitiaki for our natural environment. With workshops, field trips, and field elements, this holistic programme is the ideal ‘foot in the door’ for any senior primary student (Yr 6/7 in 2022) passionate about wildlife and conservation. Applications close on 16th January 2022.
Please see Mrs England for a flyer and application form or visit the website: www.rotokare.org.nz/Education/Youth-Ambassador-Programme.
This is an out of school opportunity for weekend and holiday workshops.