Macleans Primary School Newsletter

Wednesday 9 August 2023

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MPS Value: Participating & Contributing

Naku te rourou nau te rourou ka ora ai te iwi

With your basket and my basket the people will live

In ThIs Newsletter

MPS-New World Fundraiser, Skool Loop App., Communication, PJ Day, BoT Code of Conduct, New Recycling Programme, Choir, Cross Country Results x2, Dates for Your Dicary, Tree Planting, Art Displays x 2, Sport Overview, Murvale Reserve, Yummy Apple Stuickers, Kindo

Macleans Primary School Community

Hi Everyone

There is always much happening at Macleans Primary School! The fortnightly newsletter captures much of what goes on, from teaching and learning to community events, so please keep on top of all things Macleans Primary and have a good read of this newsletter :))))

Great to see lots of parent support and help during our school-wide cross country on 28 July. Thanks to all who helped with marshalling and cheering on the kids! Since then the Y4-Y6 that was selected from the results of that day have competed at the inter-school and placed very well! Results of the school-wide country below and final results from the inter-school cross country and photos from the events will be in the next newsletter.

I am pleased to announce that we have set a date for our parent-teacher learning conferences. The parent-teacher conferences will take place on 30 and 31 August. The conferences on 30 August will begin at 3.15pm and on 31 August they will begin at 1pm (note an early school closing). The finish times are still to be confirmed. Each conference is between 12 and 15 minutes long and you will get a copy of the updated Macleans learning Pathway to take home with you. Bookings for conferences will be made online and will open on Monday 21 August @ 2pm. Details on how to login and book along with the finish times of the conferences will be shared shared soon.

Another 'date for your diary' is the open classes for Y4-6 on Wednesday 23 August and Y0-Y3 on Friday 25 August, both days 2.15-3pm. Come along and view some of your child's great learning and inquiry focus that has taken place over the past few weeks.

Well done PTA with the fun Pyjama Day held last week. Close to $500 was raised for the PTA which will go towards one of their money projects that they have on the go to support Macleans Primary School.

Thanks everyone and please enjoy this newsletter.

Regards & Nga Mihi

Matthew Cooke

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Next Newsletter and Notices:

•Wednesday 23 August 2023

•MPS Notices and update at anytime

Shopping at New World in Howick? Get a counter and put it in the collection bin by the check-outs and help Macleans Primary With the Heating & Cooling Unit in The lIbrary

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Home-School Communication: Skool Loop App

The Skool Loop app is completely free to use for schools and parents, and is trusted by thousands of schools across New Zealand and Australia. You can download the app. on to your phone through the google pay store or apple app. store. The Skool Loop app. gives you instant access to Macleans Primary School calendar and more!

Upcoming Fundraisers and Cazh Days

25 August is Daffodil day. Please feel free to make a donation in the box in the office (there is cazh day associated with Daffodil Day).

Friday 15 September is cazh clothing and 'whack Wig/Hair Day' Gold coin donation will go to Cancer Society.

Last week of Term 3 (week of 18 September - Friday 22 September) will have 2 Cazh Days: 1 for the winning house of term 3 and a 'values day cazh', likely on Friday 22 September. Details to be announced.

Home-School Partnership: Communication

There are many ways in which Macleans Primary communicates, updates and shares information and highlights all the great things that happen around Macleans Primary School.

1. Macleans Primary website school events: here

2. Macleans Primary School facebook Page

3. Seesaw App.

4. Skool Loop App.

5. emails home with notices and updates

6. Newsletters

7. Face to Face: before school, afterschool, conference time and at anytime!

Please get in contact with your child's teacher, Sally or Sharon in the school office, DPs Hazel and Angelique or me if we can help in any way with any question or query :)))))

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Board of Trustees Code of Conduct

The Macleans Primary School Board of Trustees (BoT) works very hard behind the scenes acting as Governors for the school and working with the Principal. The BoT code of conduct was developed together with national bodies representing the interests of Boards and other education organisations. It outlines the minimum standards of conduct that individual board members are required to meet in their role as a member of a school board. Individual school boards can decide to add to the minimum standards, as long as any additions do not go against the code issued by the Minister. The code of conduct will give board members a common basis to work from and encourages good board practice. Download the English Code of Conduct below. The code of conduct applies to all members of state and state integrated school boards. More information, including different languages versions of the Code of Conduct, can be found HERE

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School Singing: Choir

We have two school choirs running this year. Mrs Robyn Young leads our formal choir for Y5-Y6 children. The formal choir has sung for the residents of Dannemora Gardens Retirement Village and have another gig lined up for Bruce McLaren Retirement Home. Our Year 2 to Year 4 choir or Glee Club is lead by Mrs Shirley Leong. The Glee club has sung at school assemblies with more to come!

Year 4 to Year 6 Cross Country....Well done to Everyone and Winners Below (listed from 1st to 10th, left to right). Interschool cross country held earlier this week. Results in the next newsletter.

YEAR4 BOYS: Benjamin Wiggins rm14, Jordan McLean rm13, Leeroy Simango rm14, Bruce Underwood rm13, Millen Main rm15, Koda Shew rm14, David Zhuravlev rm13, Isaiah Birchall rm14, Kyle Villocillo rm19, Inder Singh rm 19

YEAR 4 GIRLS: MIa McDonald rm 14, Ava Bowker rm15, Tessy Zhao rm19, Daisy Steele rm14,

Skylah Zhang rm14, April Chin rm19, Emaan Mann rm14, Savannah A'ati rm15,

Yoon Hwang rm14, Lucy Modricker rm19

YEAR 5 BOYS: Brodie Thum rm16, Doyoon Kim rm19, Kirk Villocillo rm16, Brax Peck rm16, Chase Peck rm18, Jack Wen rm 19, Jayden Zhang rm 16, Alex Pang rm 16, Peter Liu rm18, Alex Adams rm18

YEAR 5 GIRlS: Coco Zhang rm17, Elizabeth Gallagher rm17, Maryann Ochoa rm18, Akenya Vithanage rm17, Sehreen Randhawa rm16, Mia Prasad rm17, Kiara Groenewald rm17, Ruby Brown rm17, Jasmine Liang rm16, Hinano Klowchaun rm18

YEAR 6 BOYS: Matthew Brown r20, Jacob Aye r23, Matthew Cowan r20, Ali - international r23, Summer-Paul Sidhu r21, Ryan Xing r22, Raymond Lyn r23, Piers Lim r23, Ekam Sharma rm 22,

Jim Wang rm 22

YEAR 6 GIRLS: Sage McDonald r21, Ava Clarke r20, Kelly Michael rm22, Kimberly Gao r20, Lily Hawkins r20, Zoe Gao r21, Neveah A'ati r20, Cadence Chan r22, Mila Cai r23, Selina Liu rm23

Year 0 to Year 3 Cross Country....Well done to Everyone and Winners Below (listed from 1st to 3rd).

Year 1 Boys: Aiden Wen r1, Milo Wang r3, Ali Niazi r1

Year 1 Girls: Calla Bymolt r3, Anna Hu r4, Fiona Tang r4

Year 2 Boys: Richard Gallagher r6, Stephen Lyn r7, Kayno Kaitao r7

Year 2 Girls: Aarvi Lalpuria r6, Amelia Flores Solis r8, Georgia Thorpe r9

Year 3 Boys: Romeo Garcia r10, Bilal Dean r10, Yukun Feng r10

Year 3 Girls: Emma Boy r10, Coralie Aldridge r10, Mia Stofberg r12

Dates For Your Diary

Monday 7 August to Friday 11 August - Peace Week (different school-wide & class activities)

Monday 7 August to Friday 11 August - Maths week (different school-wide & class activities)

Monday 7 August to Friday 11 August - Volcano Van @ MPS for Y0-Y3 Inquiry

Friday 11 August - Assembly Y4-Y6 @ 2pm in the hall

Monday 14 August - Powhiri for Guangzhou PS from China (19 students @ MPS for 1 week)

Monday 14 August - ICAS English

Monday 21 August - ICAS Science

Tuesday 22 August - ICAS Spelling

Wednesday 23 August - Y4-Y6 'Open Classes' from 2.15 - 3pm

Friday 25 August - Y1-Y3 "Open Classes' from 2.15 - 3pm

Monday 28 August - ICAS Maths

30 August - Parent-Teacher Learning Conferences - 3.15 first conference and finish time TBC

31 August- Parent-Teacher Learning Conferences - 1pm closing, first conference will be at 1.30pm and finish time TBC

Monday 4 September - New Entrant Class begins

Friday 15 September - Whacky Wig/Hair Day (students invited to wear cazh clothing with whacky hair/wig! Gold coin donation will go to Cancer Society

Thursday 14 September - Disco ticket sales close

MPS Evergreen Enviro. Team Reminding MPS Community about Tree Planting on 25 August

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Sport Overview @ Macleans Primary School

There are a number of different sporting opportunities for children to get involved n at Macleans Primary. During the day, classes participate in Sport & PE lessons, with the focus sport being based on the season. ie. cricket in summer and football in winter.

There are three school-wide events throughout the year: swimming, cross country & athletics. These events are both participation and competitive, especially for the Year 4 to Year 6 children as the top children at these events will go to the inter-school competition. The fun element comes from the fact that we want all children to give-it-a-go and encourage a friendly house competition and spirit too!

We also have many different sporting organisations come in and run skill based sport activities during PE lessons (ie, Auckland for example). Private sporting organisations also provide paid programmes for children, typically after-school.

The Macleans Primary Sport Programme is overseen by Principal Matthew Cooke with main coordination of sport coming through a few teachers and teacher aide Amber Cambie.

We will always welcome any parent who wants to volunteer their time to coach a team or be involved in any sporting aspect, so please get in contact if you have any time and skills that you could offer as we will say a loud YES!

This year we are partnered with Sport Auckland to help develop our sport programme and increase participation and play for all, so watch out for some sporting developments over the next year or two.

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Yummy Apple Stickers

Please continue to send in the Yummy Apple Stickers. One Yummy Apple Sticker equals one MPS Values Counter. Children - please send the stickers and completed sheets to your teacher! Download the sheet below, attach stickers to the sheet or send in the stickers on a piece of paper.

Kindo - A great and Easy way to make school payments and permission notices. Download info. sheet below.


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10 Wycherley Drive

Bucklands Beach

Auckland, 2014

New Zealand

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