Te Whare Akoranga o Maungawhau, March 24, 2022
From The Principal
Kia ora koutou,
You'll be aware of the recently-announced changes to the current Alert Level, which allow for further relaxation of restrictions.
As far as the removal of the education vaccine mandate goes, this won't have an immediate impact. It will take some time for further advice on this to be made available for Boards to consider before making any Policy decisions moving forward.
With the changes to gathering limits coming into effect, however, this is perfectly timed for our planned Rippa Tournament for Y4-6, scheduled for next week, and so we're delighted to warmly invite parents to attend if they are able to.
As this takes place outdoors, there are no mandates, restrictions or special requirements other than sticking to designated spectator areas (although we continue to encourage facemasks as a courtesy to others, particularly around the children). Other than that, if you attend, please be generally mindful of the personal space of those around you, and do not enter the classrooms.
Term 1 Parent Conferences
You should also have received an email this week regarding Term 1 Parent Conference bookings, which are now open.
Please note also that both of these days (6th & 7th April) involve a 1pm finish (so children will need to be enrolled in after-school care or picked up early on both days). Children are also welcome to attend the conferences with you.
As restrictions gradually ease and case averages (hopefully) continue to trend downwards, we are committed to taking a cautious but pragmatic, staged approach to re-connecting and re-engaging at all levels of school life.
This will hopefully allow us to give you greater insight into what an amazing start to the year we have seen for our learners, and how proud of them we are here at school.
Finally, a reminder that no school uniform is required tomorrow (Friday, 25th) , with the children able to wear their own clothes for a Gold Coin donation - all proceeds will go to World Vision's appeal for families and children needing urgent help in Ukraine.
Team 3 is learning about volcanoes!
Earlier this week, Team 3 were very fortunate to find a window between the thunderstorms in which to go out and explore Maungawhau!
The children scaled the maunga with ease, and it was a fantastic opportunity to observe the natural and archeological features of this volcano. Holding tightly onto their hats at the very top, the children put their orienteering skills to use and identified the surrounding volcanoes with help from our parent volunteers.
Back in the classroom, the children's enthusiasm for volcanoes continues to grow as we have been testing out our theories about the geographical and scientific processes involved in volcanic eruptions. Our tamariki have been working very hard to build their own volcanoes in class. It almost seems a shame to stage an 'eruption' of these volcanoes later in the term, but it's definitely the part the children are most excited about!
Fair date confirmed - 13 November, 2022
We are excited to confirm the 2022 Fair date - save the date :
11am-3pm - Sunday November 13, 2022.
Second hand uniform shop
Great news! With parents allowed onsite again, the Secondhand Uniform Shop will be open when the new term 2 cohort visits MENPS.
Where: Top courts near the School Hall
When: Wednesday 6th April, 8.15 - 10.00am
- Wear a mask
- QR Code sign in and social distancing apply
- Cash is appreciated, but bank transfers are possible too.
Uniforms can be dropped off at the school office by individuals during school hours - adults must wear a mask, scan in and only remain onsite for the drop off to the office.
April PTA meeting - AGM
Save the date for the next PTA meeting - Tuesday April 5th, 7pm.
At the PTA’s AGM Meeting accounts are approved, a report on PTA 2021 is summarised, and fundraising goals are confirmed for 2022.
We will also officially vote in our new committee members.
If you would like to attend but can't come in person please RSVP for a Google Meets link.
PTA - Supporting our school through fundraising & fun events
Chairperson Aimee Chikunda
Deputy Chairperson Pam Clifford
Secretary Jane Cunningham
Treasurer Linda Waddington-Miller / Diem Vo
Class Coordinator Leader Chantal Brunner
PTA Advisor Scott Optican
Facebook and keep up to date with the PTA on Mount Eden Normal Primary School PTA page.
Team Mike Robson - Proud Supporters of MENPS
Are you thinking about buying or selling?
As part of their sponsorship of MENPS, Team Mike Robson donates $1,000 back to the school for any property sold within the school zone for MENPS families. Feel free to call Mike (021484288) any time you’ve got a real estate query - he’s always happy to have a chat and answer your questions.
Find out more about Team Mike Robson and why they love living and working in Mt Eden.
Website - www.mikerobson.co.nz