Frankley School Newsletter

Term 3 Week 8

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Kia ora, Talofa, Malo, Bula, Hola, Ciao, Kamusta po. from Sarah Morris Principal

Our thoughts continue to be with Jenny and John Cooklsey. Jenny has been taking care of her husband this term as he was diagnosed with a brain tumour while they were holidaying in Melbourne. He is still receiving excellent care in Australia. Jenny has requested leave until the end of term 4 which has been granted by our very supportive Frankley School Board of Trustees. Jess Uru has agreed to stay on until the end of the school year. We are very lucky to have her for another term, and I know our learners and staff are appreciating her calm, kind manner, sense of humour and enthusiasm for learning.

Well done to to the Trinders. Anna and her whānau are very excited about the early arrival of their pēpī (baby) last Friday.

At the moment I am working through the community consultation feedback in regards to our Frankley School Vision realignment. I will share the information in the coming weeks. So far there is a very strong message of being community minded: caring for people and the environment, and for being kind, honest and empathetic.

Hockey and Basketball

A huge congratulations to the Blue Sticks hockey team. They played a fabulous final a couple of weeks ago.. The sheer determination for the duration of the game was impressive. It was a massive win against their opponents Mangorei however their team’s humble nature was a positive attribute to witness on the turf. Good luck to our Year 6 basketball team who are competing in their final on Monday night, 6pm, at the TSB stadium.
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Student Attendance

We really appreciate children being at school each day and on time. If your child is not attending school please email the office, use the skool loop app or ring and leave a message on the absentee line. We can spend up to 40 minutes each morning trying to track children down. Thank you for your support.

School Cross Country Results

It was wonderful to see such positive attitudes last week at our annual school cross country. These children received a certificate at our whakangahau today for making the top 3 in their age group.

First - Second - Third

11 Year Old Boys - Hunter Andrews - Finn Ingle - Cejay Cave LaRue

11 Year Old Girls - Kiahn Smithson - Kayla Malone - Dylan Mumby

10 Year Old Boys - Baxter Surrey - Koby Chadwick - Jack Fuller

10 Year Old Girls - Sylvia Larkin - Georgia Fox - Rebecca Surgenor

9 Year Old Boys - Lachlan Malone - Slade Castell - Tyler Brien

9 Year Old Girls - Ella Ingle - Taya Tuavao - Rosie Hawkins

8 Year Old Boys - Dante Thomas - Jordey Surrey - Jared Evans

8 Year Old Girls - Eva Slingsby - Joyce Jones - Nina Manderson

7 Year Old Boys - Darcy Giles - Brayden Kennard - Ihaka Rei

7 Year Old Girls - Alba Goodin - Sadie Shields - Autumn Castell

6 Year Old Boys - Ashton Read - Adam Stevens - Carter Clout

6 Year Old Girls - Mia Taylor - Lily Aielo - Gracie Wood

Te Kakano Boys - Connor Miles - James Shields - Oscar Manderson

Te Kakano Girls - Arizona Crowe - Izzy Voullaire - LJ Vincent

A number of children went on to represent Frankley School at the New Plymouth Cross Country. Unfortunately we have not yet received the official placings, congratulations to all who took part especially those who placed. We will keep you updated.

Save the Date

Term 3 2019

Friday 27 September- Nearest and Dearest day . Check out the details to share with your nearest and dearest. They can come along and spend some time with us at Frankley School.

Term 4 2019

Thursday 24 October - Ukulele Festival 7.00pm TSB Stadium

Tuesday 29 and Thursday 31 October - Student Led Conferences (times to be confirmed). These will take place after school. Online booking details to come out next term.

Friday 1 November-Puanga Kapa Haka Festival

Sunday 10 November - Frankley School Carnival. This is a great day out and a positive way to support our school community.

We will continue to add important dates to the newsletter and the school website. The last day of the school year is Tuesday 17 December. Our farewell for our Year 6 students will take place on this special day.

Ngā mihi


Message from TDHB regarding Measles

Taranaki has had several cases of people with measles. We don’t have an outbreak at the moment but more cases are likely because of the large outbreak in Auckland.

Now is a very good time to make sure everyone in your whanau has protection against measles. Children should be vaccinated on time at 15 months and four years of age.

If you don’t think you are immune to measles you need to make an appointment with your GP clinic for an MMR vaccination.

Please be patient if you can’t be vaccinated straight away. It is not possible to vaccinate everyone at once.

The risk of catching measles in Taranaki is still low.

Taranaki DHB has a new measles FAQs page which aims to answer questions you might have about measles. Click the link below to view the FAQs, which can also be reached via the Taranaki DHB website home page.