3 November 2022 - Term 4 Week 3
August 10 2022
Newsletter 3 November 2022
Welcome to David Street School
A Big welcome to the following children; Jadis and Bodhi who have joined us at
David Street School. Nau mai, haere mai ki te Kura o Rawiri.
We are seeing an increase of unsafe practices at drop off and pick up of children at our David Street Roundabout.
Here is a summary of requirements developed in collaboration with local police and council some time ago.
To remind ourselves, here they are again:
- Never Park in the staff car park. It is dangerous and there are 67 staff on our payroll so space is a premium.
- Morning Drop off is permitted provided:
- Parents stop only briefly just to let their children out on the footpath side of the vehicle. There have been several near misses in recent times with children getting out of vehicles towards the centre of the roundabout into the path of other traffic.
- Never pass other waiting cars, then proceed into the staff car park area and reverse across the footpath into the roundabout to be first in line. This is a big NO.
- Afternoon roundabout pickups are NOT permitted between 2.50 and 3.15pm. There are just too many cars in too short a time frame. It also takes much longer for children to see, open doors, get in and put on seat belts. Traffic jams occur.
We are one of very few schools who actually let parents drive on to the school site during these busy times. Being located at the end of a cul-de-sac does not help.
We are in conversations with the council about the issues relating to traffic and parking management along David Street.
We expect traffic congestion will ease once the Cobham Drive entrance re-opens, and a fourth gate entrance is established early next year near the cricket nets from Lockerbie. We encourage families to investigate one of the other gate options involving a short ‘healthy walk’.
Gumboot Friday tomorrow, Friday 4 November
We will be wearing our gumboots tomorrow, Friday, 4th November, to show our support for Gumboot Friday and discuss the meaning behind the day with children. This year Gumboot Friday is raising funds to give young Kiwis, our rangatahi, free and fast access to qualified counselling should they need it.
We will not be collecting money or taking donations on behalf of Gumboot Friday here at school, but if you would like to find out more or donate towards gumboot Friday, pop on the link this is a link directly to Gumboot Friday's page. https://www.gumbootfriday.org.nz/
David Street School celebrates children who have been showing our values in their behaviour and actions at school.
Recipients of the Principals Awards were:
Ethan has had a massive shift in his confidence and attitude towards his learning. He is happy to take on every challenge and give it his best. Ethan seeks feedback in order to do better and this is reflected in his learning. Keep it up, Ethan!
Jordan is a role model to his peers in class, always displaying the David Street
Values and doing the right thing. He has courage to push himself out of his comfort
zone in his learning and does it all with a smile on his face. You should be so proud of yourself Jordan, Ka Pai!
Isla received her award for showing excellence and being a positive role model in Room 7. She demonstrates what it is to be a David Street Learner. Isla shows the values every day and works hard to be the best learner she can be. Ka pai Isla!
Tristan’s has a great sense of humour, it makes us laugh every day. He is a respectful
student who strives for excellence and takes pride in all he does. It has been wonderful to see Tristan’s confidence and self-belief grow, this is reflected in his learning.
Every term we find ourselves with many, many items of clothing that remain unclaimed.
To help reduce the amount of clothing and ensure it is returned to the owner, please name all items of clothing including footwear, togs and towels.
- Lost property is stored in our Lost Property Shed near the caretakers shed. Parents are welcome to come down and check the lost property during the day.
- All lost property is collected and displayed on a regular basis so that children can claim what belongs to them.
Unclaimed items are donated to charity at the end of every term.
Group Day 2022
Congratulations to all the children and pets who attended Group Day last week. Thank you Motumaoho School for the fantastic organisation of Group Day, our children and pets had a winderful day.
Thank you also to the families that sent through photos to share.
Upcoming Event Information
Sunday 13 November PhotoLife Photos
This is the cut-off day to order your children’s photos online.
Tuesday 15 November
DSS Senior Middle Athletics
The athletics day for senior and middle on starts at 9:10am approx.
Children who qualify from our DSS Athletics Day will be attending the District Schools Athletics on the 22 November.
Tuesday 22 November
Wednesday 23 November
Kapa haka performance - Evening Hui
Friday 25 November
Dress up Day and Food Appeal for Community House
Home and School Pizza Lunch
Wednesday 30 November
Junior School Athletics
Time to be confirmed it will be in the morning and usually runs from 10am. We will confirm the time as soon as we can.
Friday 2 December
Year 6 students who are attending Morrinsville Intermediate 2023, will be visiting MIS as a team, for an orientation day.
Sunday 4 December - Tryathlon 2022
Register as part of the David Street School team through this link: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/GroupAcceptance.aspx?E=48057&G=163669
The Weetbix Tryathlon in Hamilton is on Sunday 4 December at the University Fields, Hamilton East.
All children will be the responsibility of their parent/caregivers on the day.
Each TRYathlete receives:
• A medal to celebrate their achievements and a downloadable certificate of
• An official Weetbix Kids TRYathlon t-shirt, drawstring bag and swim cap.
• Complimentary breakfast from the Weetbix Breakfast Tent.
• Plus the chance to WIN awesome spot prizes and meet their sporting
Any questions please contact:
Emma Alsemgeest - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 6 December
Yr 6 Social/Graduation evening
Time: Evening 6.30pm – 8pm in the school hall.
This is a time to celebrate the end of an important part of our Year 6 children’s education.
Parents of Year 6 children are invited to attend.
Wednesday 7 December
School Celebration / Senior Prizegivng
9:30am – 11am (approx)
Where: David Street School under the Covered Courts.
The programme includes performances by our kapa haka group, and singing by the whole school. We also recognise our graduate Year 6 students with awards for our most outstanding achievers.
Thursday 8 December
Kahikatea (Juniors) Wheels and Toy Day
Kowhai (Seniors) Fun Day to celebrate the end of the school year.
Tuesday 13 December
Kauri team (Middle) Fun Day at school to celebrate the end of the school year.
Wednesday 14 December
Last Day Term 4. School Closes at 12.30pm
Taku Wairua Trip - Year 5
On Tuesday our Year 5 students had the opportunity to spend the morning at Morrinsville Recreation Grounds as part of the Taku Wairua programme.
The purpose of the excursion is to provide the opportunity for students to contribute to our community by helping maintain the Morrinsville Riverwalk. Students also participated in a variety of fun activities.
Taku Wairua is a Personal Development and Mentoring Programme which our seniors have had the opportunity to participate in this term. The program focuses on the four main pillars of well-being- Belonging and Identity, Self Discovery, Goal Setting and Citizenship.
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Address: 45 David Street, Morrinsville, 3300
Phone: 07 889 7780