Newsletter - Term 1, Week 4
Friday, 4th March 2022
Kia ora koutou,
Well done to all our students who took part in the swimming lessons provided by Johnston Waters over the past three weeks. There have been massive gains in students swimming ability and endurance over this time. Comments have been made around what a great bunch of swimmers we have here in Otautau. This is so pleasing to hear as we are surrounded by water and learning to swim is something that should be important to us all. Our plan is to continue this relationship with Johnston Waters and run swimming lessons again in Term 1 next year. We will be finding funding sources for this during the year as we all know quality swimming lessons do come at a cost.
A big that you must go again to the 'Otautau Medical Trust' for funding these lessons for this year - you are an amazing Trust that do great things for our community.
'Get to Know You Conferences'
We are planning to run our 'Get to Know You Conferences' within the next three weeks. We will send out information around what this will look like this year and how you can attend these conferences. This is an important part of our reporting process as both whanau and teachers are able to share information about a child that will support their learning as the year goes on.
Tier 1 Attendance = 90-100 percent attendance
Tier 2 Attendance = 80-89 percent attendance
Tier 3 Attendance = less that 80 percent attendance
Positive Behaviour Tau Cards - Week 4
What a fantastic time the students have had with swimming. I have been so proud of the accomplishments that our students have made over the past 3 weeks with the 10 sessions of swimming with Johnstone Waters. Brittany has made a fantastic job but it all comes down to our tamariki. They have listened, participated and executed the skills they learned. Tino pai!
Swimming sports last Friday showed off some talents and gave an end to our swimming this term. Again our tamariki were amazing.
So for 2022 here are our Swimming Champions.
Swimming Champions 2022
Rm 7 - Boston Bell and Beauden Drake
Rm 5 - Cole Auld and Tessa Edge
Rm 6 - Harper Morris and Karsten Tyler
Rm 4 - Indiana Blumenthal and Toby Nicol
Rm 8 - Tristan Morris and Sarah Ingram
10 yr old - Jaxon McFadzien and Laura Paterson
11 yr old - Asher Bell and Alice Egan
12 yr old - Carter Holdaway and Sophie Dahlenburg
Again congratulations to all our swimmers. You are all amazing.
This week in Room 6
Huge apologies for not listing the TAU points for the last two weeks. I have been learning new things and had forget.
The children have been magic to work with and are all happy and settled.
The photos are of some art work we have done using manipulating clay where they have created bodies with the skills they needed for their swimming. E.g straight legs, feet, straight bodies on the water.
They enjoyed this art work very much and there were some very detailed examples.
ROOM 9 - FOOD CRITICS
Year 7 - Vision Testing
YEAR SEVEN VISION SCREENING
The Vision Hearing Technicians from Population Health team, Southern District Health will be visiting your school to screen all year seven students for distance vision on
Distance Vision (Amblyopia & Hyperopia)
This determines how well your child is able to see at a distance. It involves reading an eye chart.
(This free vision check is not required if student wears glasses and/or is currently under care of an optometrist or eye specialist).
If you do not wish your child to be screened please fill out an opt-out slip, which are available at the school office before our visit.