2 March 2023 - Term 1 Week 5
Newsletter - 2 March 2023 Term 1 - Week 5
Welcome to David Street School
Welcome to new students Esme, Blair, Rex and Reese who joined us at David Street School.
Nau mai, haere mai ki te Kura o Rawiri.
School Camp Postponement
On Thursday last week our senior teachers and leadership team visited Port Waikato as part of our usual pre camp checks. Sadly, Port Waikato township has suffered significant damage to land, homes, and important infrastructure in the recent cyclone and this summer's poor weather.
The site of the school camp itself has held up well and is in reasonably good condition, however the damage to the surrounding areas means that our camp program is significantly impacted. The potential for further issues up there over the next few weeks raises major concerns for us when considering sending our tamariki and keeping everyone safe. We don’t feel that we can provide the fantastic camp experience we had hoped to.
With this in mind, we have reluctantly decided to postpone our Senior School Camp at Port Waikato until the fourth week of Term 4 (Monday October 30th to Friday November 3rd 2023).
This has been a difficult decision to make. We are sure you will agree that the health and safety of our children, parent helpers and staff is of utmost importance, as is providing a fantastic camp experience.
More detailed information around planning for this change of date will be shared later in term 3.
If you have made payments for camp, these can be carried forward to the new date.
Nga mihi nui
The Leadership Team
David Street School
WATER FUN DAY THANK YOU
The Kahikatea (Junior) Team would like to sincerely thank all the helpers who came along to our 'Water Fun Day' today. We were once again overwhelmed by the amazing support that we have from our school community. We had a ratio of 1:2, which meant that our tamariki were safe and were able to enjoy their time in and out of the water. Thank you also for all the help packing up and getting our children ready to go back to school. We know many of you took time off work and juggled your own busy lives.
More photos can be found on our school facebook page.
- Starting this Friday 3rd March - Each Friday the Home and School Committee will be selling lemonade ice blocks for $1 each. Students who would like an ice block can give their money to their classroom teacher before school starts on Friday. They will be given their ice block at lunchtime.
- Our next meeting will be 7pm, Wednesday 29th March in the school staffroom. We invite all parents / caregivers of David Street School students to join us. This is an opportunity to meet new people and get involved in school. We would love to see some new faces.
- The second Pizza Lunch this term has been changed to the Friday 31st March. Order forms will go home on Wednesday 29 March and are to be returned on Thursday 30 March by 9am for collating/ordering.
- We have two fundraisers planned for Term 2. The first being a disco (more details to come closer to the time) and secondly a Move-a-thon which will be raising money to upgrade the school playground equipment.
Support the Home and School raise money for Outdoor Playground Spaces and save on everything you love to do.
Buy any 12 or 24 month Entertainment Membership and receive FOUR extra months for free.
Friday 3 March
Tomorrow, Friday 3 March our school will be having a Crazy Hair Day. We are asking that children bring along a Gold Coin Donation in support of the New Zealand Red Cross Cyclone Gabrielle relief fund.
Friday 3 March
Ice Block Friday. Bring along $1 to your classroom for a lemonade ice block at lunchtime.
Thursday 9 March
District Swimming Competition held at Morrinsville School Pool.
We are needing timekeepers on the day. If you are able to help please let the school office know.
Senior children who qualify for District swimming will come home with a notice closer to the time.
Sunday 26 March
Wednesday 29 March
Home and School Committee Meeting 7pm in the school staffroom
Friday 31 March
Pizza Lunch 12:30pm for children that have placed an order.
Thursday 6 April
Last day of Term 1
Term 2 Begins Wednesday 26 April
Monday 24 April
Teacher only Day - School will be closed for all students as there is a Teacher Only Day for Teaching Staff.
Tuesday 25 April
ANZAC Day Public Holiday - School Closed
Wednesday 26 April
Term 2 begins for students
Competition Swimming Results
1st Nathan Duncan
2nd Marshall Bootten
3rd Ethan McKenzie
4th Cash Sheehan
We were lucky to have ex DSS student and Waikato's newest Chief's Manawa player, Vici-Rose Green, come to visit us last week. Our children were excited to have Vici-Rose take them for rugby skills practise. Here are a couple of pictures of our Room 19 children learning some new skills.
Swimming 2023 - Senior School
Carnival Swimming Results - Middle school
Year 3 Boys
Year 3 Girls
Year 4 Boys
Year 4 Girls
Swimming Middle School 2023
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Once downloaded search for David Street School on the App.
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