Point View School

NEWSLETTER - Week 5, Term 4 - 19 November 2021

PRINCIPAL'S MESSAGE

As I write, just under 300 students are back at school with the rest of our community choosing to keep their children at home. We are moving into a different way of managing this pandemic and I hope that by the start of next year all families will feel able to send their children to school with confidence.


In the meantime, I thank our teachers for providing distance learning support and on-site learning opportunities side by side. I am very impressed by the innovative ways in which they are coping with this challenging situation.


A reminder about devices on loan for those students back at school. They must now be brought in and returned to the classroom teacher.


Prizegiving and Graduation are important “rites of passage” for our Senior Students. Under the current restrictions, these events will look quite different, but we are planning, and we will let you know once we have put arrangements in place so everyone is included as far as possible.


Reporting to parents is also going to have a different look to it this year. It has been almost impossible to assess the progress of most students whilst they have been confined at home. We plan to offer on-line, parent teacher interviews around 9th December to discuss how they have weathered ‘lock down’ and what kind of support they will need most when they resume learning at school. Look out for further details and be sure to book in.


Robin Kirkham, Principal

Class Placement 2022

Parent concerns re class placement of children for 2022


We will soon be preparing class lists for 2022. This is a complex process and teachers put a great deal of thought into each child’s placement.


We do not take requests for specific teachers for the following year. However, if you have particular concerns about the placement of your child, write down the needs of your child that you believe should be considered when we are doing placements and email these to the Deputy Principal leading your child’s current syndicate and “cc” to Robin Kirkham.


Any emails must be received by 4.00pm Thursday 25 November. They will be tabled as we work on placements. Late correspondence on this matter cannot be considered due to the impact of making changes on the carefully thought out combinations of students.


Deputy Principals:

Years 1 & 2 Karen Yates k.yates@pointview.school.nz

Years 3 & 4 Andie Pirie a.pirie@pointview.school.nz

Years 5 & 6 Robyn Hibberd r.hibberd@pointview.school.nz

Principal, Robin Kirkham r.kirkham@pointview.school.nz

ATTENDANCE AND ABSENCES DURING LEVEL 3.2

If your child is registered with us to come to onsite classes during the current Level 3.2 and they are away for any reason at all, it is important that you follow normal absence procedures and notify the school office using the SchoolApp or phone the office on 09 274 0637.

FACTATHON

Well done to all our fabulous students who took part in this challenge and thank to our parents for supporting them. Don't forget, the money raised will be used towards the upgrade of our school’s outdoor learning and play environments.


DONATIONS CLOSE ON TUESDAY 23 NOVEMBER 2021

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT

LIBRARY BOOKS

For those students who are back at school please make sure all Library books are returned by 1 December 2021.


For those students continuing with distance learning, we will advice you of the procedure for returning books at a later date.

ICAS ENGLISH AND MATHEMATICS COMPETITIONS

Due to Auckland's extended lockdown we have decided to not take part in the 2021 ICAS Competitions. Parents who have paid for these papers can receive a full refund by emailing icasassessments@janison.com. You will need to give your order number and the reason for the refund, which is, the school cancelled due to Covid lockdown.

WHAT'S HAPPENING IN OUR BUBBLES

ROOM 14 AND 15 - Build the tallest tower challenge using ice block sticks and pegs

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ROOM 11 - Experimenting - how to knock down walls.

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ROOM 29 AND 30 - Point View children are having Zui Music lessons with Mrs Clark. A certainly different way of teaching music!

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OUTDOOR BUBBLE SINGING

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ROOM 3 AND 4 - Making instruments.

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ROOM 31 - Fun with Jenga blocks and dominoes.

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ENROLMENTS FOR 2022

If you live in the school zone and have a child turning five next year now is the time to pre-enrol them. Early pre-enrolment is a huge help with our planning for classes in 2022.


Enrolments applications are online In Zone Enrolment Application. If you have any questions please email enrol@pointview.school.nz.

THANK YOU TO OUR ADVERTISERS

ATHLETES FOOT - SCHOOL REWARDS 2021

A big thank you to all our parents who purchased from The Athletes Foot this year and nominated Point View School for a donation, we have received $560 for the School.

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JOHN RUSSELL SCHOOLWEAR

SCHOOL UNIFORMS FOR 2022

Shop early and beat the crowds for next year’s summer uniform, shoes and or sandals! - and yes we have plenty of stock! Traditionally a lot of people shop just before school starts, and it's not uncommon to have 300-500 people shopping each day near the end of January.


Currently we're open for online orders and click and collect at the shop, we’re currently here from 9am until 4pm Mon-Fri, and 9am to 2:30pm on Saturdays.


Simply hang onto your receipts, and keep the clothing in its packaging should you want to swap sizing if your child has a growth spurt.