Normanby School Newsletter 17

Tuesday 13 October 2020

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Principal's Message

Tēnā koutou katoa – Warmest greetings to you all.

I hope everyone enjoyed the sunshine and their term break over the past couple of weeks!

Thank you to all families who have provided children with their named summer hat for Term 4.

We are looking forward to many activities this term including our art exhibition, PTA Treat, Puanga Big Day Out, Life Education, School Photos, Year 6 Graduation, End of Year Concert, Prizegiving, just to name a few of the wonderful experiences our children will be able to enjoy.

This term we welcome Kerry Vincent who will be working as a Learning Assistant in Room 5. We are very fortunate to be financially supported by the BOT to provide Learning Assistants in every classroom this term. We have the following LA's supporting our children in these rooms:

Room 2: Ms Adrienne Cooper

Room 3: Mrs Kerri Cleary

Room 4: Miss Nikita Wingate

Room 5: Mrs Jill Matthews / Mrs Kerry Vincent (Monday's)/ Mrs Shelley Whyte (Tuesday to Friday)

Room 6: Mrs Rebecca Paul

Room 7: Mrs Karen Brogden / Miss Nikita Wingate

Room 8 : Mrs Karen Brogden / Miss Nikita Wingate

These staff members are a huge help to our children and teachers. They often run specialised programmes for our children to boost their learning success and confidence. We really appreciate each and every one of them.

Thank you also to Mr Cameron Jones and Mrs Raewyn Shaw who over the school holidays did lots of work to ensure our school is looking in pristine condition for the new term.

Our TEAM is amazing and I appreciate every person for their wonderful input into our school community!

Ngā mihi nui

Janelle Jones

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Contents of this week’s newsletter

  • Welcome to our new students
  • New Enrolments
  • School Hats
  • Touch Rugby
  • New Sports Tops For Sale
  • Sports Uniforms from Term 3 - Bond refunds
  • Scholastic Book Club Issue 7
  • Week One Normanby Stars
  • Puanga Hub Big Day Out
  • Whanau Morning and School Assembly
  • Mufti Day - Get Spotted for Melanoma Awareness Week
  • Family Fun Day
  • BOT Election
  • Van Payments
  • Year 6 Enrolments for Hawera Intermediate School 2021
  • October Birthdays
  • Term Dates 2020
  • Term Dates 2021
  • Coming up in Week 1 & 2
  • Dates to put in your Diary
  • Community Notices

Welcome to our new students

This week we welcome the following new students to Normanby School who have all recently turned 5 years and have joined Room 6.

  • Reminise Franzen
  • Payton-Marie Ngatai
  • Tawera Leatherby

We look forward to getting to know our new students and their whanau.

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New Enrolments

To assist us with our forward class planning, please let the school know if you're planning on enrolling a child turning 5 years old in 2021. If you know of a new family who has just arrived in the area, please also pass this message onto them.

Thank you.

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School Hats

All students are required to wear a bottle green bucket hat during Term One and Term Four.

We are doing another order of the embroidered hats with your child's name, for a total cost of $15, ready for Term One 2021.

If you would like to order one, please make payment into the school bank account quoting 'hat' and the name you would like embroidered.

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There are three sizes available which can be viewed at the office. Orders close on Friday 4 December.

Touch Rugby

A newsletter with all of the teams and information regarding Touch Rugby went home yesterday. If your child did not bring one home, please let Kay know.

Touch rugby starts this week on Thursday 15 October. All children have been issued with their sports top if fees have been paid and all other uniforms returned.

New Sports Tops

We have our new Sports Tops available from the office if you would like to purchase one for your child.

These can be worn on any sports related days at school such as Athletics. They are $40.

Please make payments to the following account. Please use your child's name and quote "Sports Top" as a reference so we can easily identify your payment. Thank you.

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If you have returned your child's Term 3 Sports Uniform and have bond money owing to you, you will need to come into the school office to collect and sign for it. Thank you.


Children will receive pamphlets for the Scholastic Book Club Issue 7 tomorrow (Wednesday 14 October). Orders will close at 3pm on Thursday 29 October.


This week the following students will be receiving certificates and Duffy Books for Week 1. These will be presented at our School Assembly this Friday 16 October.

Class Certificates

Student Leaders running / Room 4 Item

Mr Jones choice: Killian Fowlie

Room 2: Jayda Weherua

Room 3: Grayson Waiwiri

Room 4: Leshae Young

Room 5: Emily Ross

Room 6: Kalin Robinson

Room 7: Xavier Smith

Room 8: Joel Harris

Welcome: Reminise Franzen, Tawera Leatherby, Payton-Marie Ngatai

Displaying creative skills in the ‘Masterpieces’ created during Arts Week.

Principal’s Certificates (Plus a Duffy Book Prize)

Mr Jones choice: Sienna Vaoga

Room 2: Zavier Augustine

Room 3: Lily Fabish

Room 4: Nate Wards

Room 5: Kendrick Bennett

Room 6: Lani Ratahi

Room 7: Esther Laukau

Room 8: Nahina Taupo


Has your child returned their permission slip for the Puanga Hub Big Day out (they were due last term).

Details of the day is as follows:

When: Friday 4 December

Where: New Plymouth

Transport: Weirs Bus plus one emergency vehicle

What: Bowlarama – Ten Pin Bowling/ Mini Golf / Todd Aquatic Centre

Time: 8am to 4.30pm

Payment for the $50 fee for this optional activity is due on Friday 27 November please.

Payment can be made through our school bank account:

Please use your child's name and quote "Puanga Hub Big Day Out" as a reference so we can easily identify your payment. Thank you.

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This Friday 15 October we will have our whanau morning from 8.30am and then our school assembly starts at 9.10am. We would love you to join us. Come and have a look at your child's classroom and view some of their work! Room 4 will be presenting an item at assembly on Friday.

MUFTI DAY - Get Spotted Melanoma Awareness Week

Next week we have Mufti Day on Wednesday 21 October.

This is for Melanoma Awareness Week. Children can dress up in anything that is sunsmart (a bit like going to the beach!) They can wear brightly coloured spotted clothes, rash shirts, sun hats, sunglasses. Children to bring $2 for mufti Day. All proceeds to Melanoma New Zealand.

Get Spotted Melanoma Awareness Week

Help make a difference by raising awareness of melanoma in New Zealand.

Encourage your family and friends to take care of their skin in the sun and to check their skin regularly for any changes.

Melanoma New Zealand is the only charity organisation dedicated to preventing avoidable deaths and suffering from melanoma, by:

  • Providing information about all aspects of melanoma
  • Promoting regular skin checks for early detection
  • Advocating for increased access to high quality clinical care

If melanoma is recognised and treated early enough it is almost always curable.

UNDERSTAND MELANOMA: have you got questions about melanoma – what is it, how is it treated, what are the possible signs and what can we do to help prevent melanoma.

Check out the Melanoma website for more information.

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Family Fun Day

As communicated at the end of last term, due to the uncertainty and effects from the COVID19 pandemic we have decided to adapt the Family Fun Day event previously planned. The children have made some amazing art master pieces and therefore, we will still be holding the Art Exhibition aspect. The Art Exhibition will be open on Thursday 29 October 1pm to 7pm and Friday 30 October 9am to 3pm in the Normanby School Hall. Lock in these dates and times please. This is a great event to bring along grandparents, aunties and uncles! The PTA will also have some great raffles for sale so bring along some money as well!

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BOT Election

Please find attached a notice from the returning officer regarding the upcoming BOT elections.

Information packs were posted to all school families on Saturday 10 October. If it does not arrive by Friday 16 October, please contact the school office in case we do not have your correct address.

Thank you.

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Van Payments

All families who choose to use the school vans will have received an invoice for Term Four. The bank account number for van payments was changed at the beginning of Term Three. Please ensure you put the money into the correct account. Full time users take precedence for the van.

We currently have a waiting list so please ensure you let Kay in the office know asap if there are any changes to your circumstances.

All van payments are made to: -

Normanby School Office

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Year 6 Enrolments for Hawera Intermediate School 2021

The process of enrolling Year 6 students for 2021 at Hawera Intermediate School is about to begin. A newsletter went home with all Year 6 students last term. If you did not receive this, please check your child's bag or ask the office for a copy please.

Key dates are as follows:

  • Thursday 22 October - Hawera Intermediate Visit our students at our school at 2pm
  • Tuesday 27 October - Parent Enrolments at Hawera Intermediate 1 to 6pm
  • Wednesday 28 October - Parent Enrolments at Hawera Intermediate 1 to 6pm
  • Tuesday 3 November - Parent Enrolments at Hawera Intermediate 3 to 6pm
  • Thursday 12 November - Year 6 students visit Hawera Intermediate School 1.30 to 2.45pm
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October Birthdays

Happy birthday to the following children and staff who have their birthday coming up in October.

Wednesday 14 October - Jesha Brown-Hazeldine - 11 years old

Friday 16 October - Maddison Webb - 7 years

Tuesday 20 October - Darcy Werder - 5 years old

Tuesday 20 October - Lucian Harper - 10 years old

Sunday 25 October - Kenzie Boyd - 8 years old

Thursday 29 October - Ruby Skinner - 7 years old

Friday 30 October - Melah Cook - 5 years old

Friday 30 October - Freeman Bennett - 7 years old

Term Dates 2020

Monday 12 October - Term 4 begins

Monday 26 October - Labour Day - School Closed

Friday 20 November - Teacher Only Day

Wednesday 16 December - School finishes at 12noon


Here are the Term Dates for 2021.

Monday 1 February School Office opens at 8am

Friday 5 February Head Start Hui (Learning conferences / setting goals)

Monday 8 February Waitangi Holliday

Tuesday 9 February All children at school

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Coming Up in Week 1 and 2

What’s happening in Week 1 ?

Monday 12 October

Welcome Back

School Hats for Term 4

Water Bottles

Student Council Meeting

Tuesday 13 October

Kapa Haka - Performance Group practice

Wednesday 14 October

Seasons Programme

PTA Meeting at 7pm

Thursday 15 October

NZ Shakeout Day

Kapa Haka for whole school

Touch Rugby begins

Friday 16 October

Happy Birthday to Maddison Webb 7 years old today

Whanau morning 8.30am to 9.10am

School Assembly 9.10am

Saturday 17 October

Normanby School Hall used for Voting

What’s happening in Week 2?

Monday 19 October

Melanoma Awareness Week - Being Sunsmart

Tuesday 20 October

Happy Birthday to Lucian Harper - 10 years old today

Happy Birthday to Darcey Werder - 5 years old today

Kapa Haka - Performance Group practice

Wednesday 21 October

Mufti Day - Sunsmart Theme

Seasons at 2pm

Thursday 22 October

Hawera Intermediate School visit our Year 6 students

Kapa Haka for whole school

Touch Rugby

BOT Meeting at 6.30pm

Friday 23 October

Whanau Morning 8.30am

School Assembly 9.10am

Monday 26 October

Labour Day holiday

Dates to Put in Your Diary

Thursday 15 October - Touch Rugby begins

Monday 26 October
- Labour Day

Thursday 29 October - Art Exhibition 1pm to 7pm

Friday 30 October - Art Exhibition 9am to 3pm

Tuesday 3 November
- Athletics - Seniors only

Thursday 5 November - Athletics Day - Whole School

Friday 13 November
- PTA Treat

Friday 20 November - Teacher Only Day

Tuesday 24 November - School Photos

Friday 4 December - Puanga Hub Big Day Out

Monday 7 December - Year 6 Graduation Dinner and Celebration

Thursday 10 December - End of year School Concert

Tuesday 15 December - School Prize-giving at 10.30am

Wednesday 16 December - School finishes at 12noon.



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