10 November 2022 - Term 4 Week 4
Newsletter 10 Nov 2022
Welcome to David Street School
A Big welcome to Hona who has joined us at David Street School.
Nau mai, haere mai ki te Kura o Rawiri.
We have a few Type 1 diabetic children at our school and DSS will be wearing BLUE this Monday 14 November to show our support to our friends and family with diabetes.
Type 1 Diabetes is usually diagnosed in children and is an autoimmune disease. The immune system attacks and destroys the cells that produce insulin. People with type 1 diabetes need to inject insulin to live. See the link for more information on diabetes and Blue Day.
PhotoLife Photo Orders
Order forms went home a couple of weeks ago with children. Each child’s form has a ‘Shoot Key’ (order number) that is specific to your child. This enables you to view and order your child’s photo online using the individual shoot key number. If you did not receive your form, please contact the school office.
We will let you know when the orders arrive at school.
Order by this Sunday 13th November https://photolifeonline.co.nz/ordering/access
Each child took home Calendar Art order forms last week.
Your child has a unique code with which you can order and pay for their art online.
These make fantastic Christmas presents.
Calendars, cards, diaries, mousepads and notebooks are available to order.
Follow these instructions to place your order online:
1/. Go to www.kidsartworks.com
2/. Use the Unique Entrance Code on your child's order form. This will take you straight to your child's artwork.
Ordering is open until
NEXT Monday 14 November 11.30pm
Payments are at the time of ordering directly to Kids Art Works via credit card or account2account.
If you did not receive your child’s unique code, we can help with that, email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call 8897780.
Digger Day Postponed - New Date to Be Confirmed
Home and School are running a BBQ at the Lockerbie Digger Day (Date to Be confirmed) Digger Day has been postponed this weekend due to weather. New date to be confirmed.
They are after a few extra helpers to fill in on the BBQ, even if you can do an hour your help would be appreciated.
They are especially after someone who can assist them delivering the BBQ to Lockerbie at 9:15am, and returning it again at 2pm.
Email email@example.com if you are able to give some of your time.
Kauri Whaanau Time Certificates
The following middle school children received certificates this week:
Tyson Balsom, Khody Hurley, Freddie McQuinn, Cooper Stevens, Curtis Page, Brodie Annas, Aqua-Lee Rangi, Frankie Buttimore, Indie Horne, Olivia Bartrum, Isaiah Ngarotata
Kowhai Team Certificates
The following Senior school children received certificates this week:
Wyatt Langley, Max Bracey, Paige Wells, Sadee Gower, Taitum Bell, Thomas Beecher, Shylah Norman, Lexi Sinclair, Eagan Esterhuizen, Leo Hudson, Reid Taylor, Ethan McKenzie
Kowhai & Kauri Athletics (Yr 3-6)
- The athletics day for our senior and middle school is next Tuesday 15 Nov.
- Start 9:10am approx
- 12:30pm Children will break for lunch at this time.
- The Sprint finals and relays are after lunch, starting approx. at 1.40pm.
Postponement Day is Thurs 17 November
Notification of postponement due to weather conditions will be made via our school app and facebook page on the morning of Athletics day.
Below is the outline of the programme, these are approximate times and can vary, so please arrive early if you are coming to watch.
David Street School Gumbooted up last Friday.
To help reduce the amount of clothing and ensure it is returned to the owner, please help us by naming 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.
Unclaimed items are donated to charity at the end of every term.
Kowhai Tree Planting
You may remember the planting of our senior team’s kōwhai tree outside the new Admin Block.
After much deliberation the kōwhai has been relocated to a permanent home behind the senior hub in the garden area.
It was decided to be a more fitting place for our kōwhai as it represents our seniors.
Upcoming Event Information
Sunday 13 November
PhotoLife Photos - Cut-off day to order your children’s PhotoLife photos online.
Monday 14 November
Diabetes Blue Day, wear blue to show your support for our diabetes friends and family.
Calendar Art Orders Ordering is open until Monday 14 November 11.30pm
Tuesday 15 November
DSS Senior Middle Athletics
The athletics day for senior and middle 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
Fireworks by Room 8
It is headlice season and we have had a few cases at school. Head lice have been a
problem in schools since the beginning of time, the only way to combat it is for everyone to be vigilant and check their children’s head on a regular basis.
Once treated it is also helpful to tie long hair up when at school as this helps limit the spread of headlice.
How do people get head lice?
Anyone can catch head lice; catching them has nothing to do with not being clean. If you find live head lice or eggs on a family member’s scalp, treat them and check the scalp of everyone in the house.
People get head lice from head to head (hair to hair) contact with someone who already has head lice. This can easily happen when children play together and their heads touch.
Head lice can only crawl from hair to hair. They can't fly or jump from head to head.
Head lice only survive on humans. They die quickly when they are not on the head, usually within 24 hours.
Dimethicone 4% lotion – to treat head lice
Dimethicone 4% lotion is a very effective head lice treatment your doctor can prescribe.
It is fully subsidised on prescription (you do not have to pay).
Dimethicone kills head lice by suffocation (blocking their air supply) and stopping them from being able to regulate water. It is not an insecticide.
For more ways to treat headlice go to the link below: https://www.healthnavigator.org.nz/health-a-z/h/head-lice/
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Phone: 07 889 7780