Newsletter - Term 3, Week 8
Friday, 23rd September 2022
HAVE A HAPPY HOLIDAY ON MONDAY
Completed Tau Cards this week
This week is all about enjoying books through a variety of fun activities.
See below for all the information for the next Friday.
Otautau School Athletics Day
Wednesday 19th October (postponement - next fine day)
Children can come dressed in House colours for the day.
FOS barbecue available
Coffee van - CASH ONLY
Helpers: To make this day run smoothly, we require extra hands to help with recording and measuring. If you are available please let your child's class teacher know through Seesaw or send a message to Julie at the office. Thanks.
What's happening ................
Monday 26th - Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day
Tuesday 27th-30th - Book Week
Friday 30th - Book Character dress up and parade
Friday 30th - END OF TERM
Monday 17th - TERM 4 STARTS
Wednesday 19th - School Athletics
Monday 24th - Labour Day holiday
Thursday 27th - Western Athletics
Monday 31st - Pet Day
Tuesday 1st - TEACHER ONLY DAY
Saturday 5th - Dave Upfold Hypnotist
Friday 18th - Jonty Carran Memorial tackle 10's
Frozen Cookie Dough Fundraiser
Friends of the School (FOS) update
Our AGM was held this week with all office bearing roles filled. New faces are always welcome. The FOS is busy planning for some exciting Term 4 events.
Pet Day - 31st October
Hypnotist Event - 5th November
Athletics Day and Jonty Carran Tackle Tens - FOS will be running a BBQ and canteen.
Next FOS Meeting - 17th October @ 7.30pm at the School
What a week! John Parson came to speak to us on Tuesday about how we can keep ourselves safe and have the ‘power’ while on devices. We now know about the traffic light warnings on the games and dvds we watch and play. It was surprising how many of our young tamariki knew some of the teenage/adult games and how fidgety (dopamine) they got when they told John about them. We learnt the four rules if we are playing online games - Be kind (like we would in the playground), don’t share our personal information (age, school, where we live), Trust our inner butterflies, If someone is mean online to us we: zip it, lock it and keep it in our pocket (don’t talk back) but then go and tell an adult that we trust. John said the best way we can keep our tamariki safe is to keep devices out of the bedrooms and monitor what they are watching, especially on Youtube. Then on Wednesday we had our Wacky Hair and Poetry Celebration day and we were so very proud of all our tamariki sharing their poems.
Our Maker space creations this week: Esme Campbell’s Owl tree, Leo Philp’s Laptop, Karsten Tyler’s kittens, Hunter Quinn’s penguins and Taree Drake’s giraffe.
Room 9 are taking part in the Wonder Project and are inquiring about the question ‘ I wonder how to power a brighter future?’ So far they have looked at kinetic and potential energy as well as energy transformation and transfer. We made circuits using copper tape, LED lights and batteries. Before the end of the term the students will investigate the journey of electricity as it travels from generation to community.
They are working with an ambassador that is an electrical engineer, who comes in via Teams to help and support the students in the STEM journey.
Next term the students will be making mini windmills and have to Power up a town.
The Year 8 students have enjoyed their time away from school in technology. Some students made circuits to make speaker boxes in electronics and others were sewing making pillows, hacky sacks and wheat bags.
This will be held on Mondays after school in Term 4. Details in the link. Forms must be completed by Friday 30th September. Payment is due by the end of Term 3.
School Bank Account Details
Below is the school bank details which is our preferred payment method.
There is also eftpos available at the office.
Westpac: 03 1748 0003820 00