Pinehill School Newsletter

Term 1, Week 4 Wednesday 1st March 2023

A message from the Principal

Kia ora tātou,

I am very proud of all of our Year 6 students who went through the process of applying for house leader positions. We had 40 students apply, which is an overwhelming number of responses for 12 positions and shows how sought after this position is.

The process involved filling out an application form and an informal meeting with myself and Mrs Ward and Mrs Blanchard, followed by shortlisting. All those shortlisted had a few days to prepare a presentation on the topic: ‘If you are a house leader, what project will you continue or start- up in the school so that Pinehill School continues to be a great school?

We were very impressed with all presentation ideas and the exciting initiatives our house leaders have planned for the 2023 year. We are lucky to have students so dedicated to the school. Many thanks to parents for taking the time to support your children during this process.

A special congratulations to the students listed in the table below, who are our house leaders for the 2023 year. They were awarded their house badges during our assembly yesterday. Mr Riley and Mrs Johnston will continue to work closely with the leaders and mentor them as their initiatives are planned out and put into place, as well as broadening their leadership opportunities within the school.

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Pinehill Picnic

Tomorrow, Thursday 2nd March is our Pinehill School Family Picnic, from 5pm-7pm.

Pack your family dinner, blankets or chairs and meet your class on the school field for an evening of fun. This is a whole family event, children must be accompanied by their parent/s.

Your child's room number will be on a sign on the field, and this is the area you can picnic in. This gives families the chance to meet and mix with each other, as well as have an informal opportunity to further meet your child's teacher. A big thank you to FOPS who have worked hard to have some food stands and a Ring Toss game running during the evening. We look forward to seeing you there.

Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini

Success is not the work of one but the work of many.

Ngā mihi nui,

Carla Veldman, Principal

Mufti Day - Thursday 2nd March

This Thursday, Pinehill School will be having a mufti day to fundraise for those affected by the recent weather events. Many families have lost their homes, belongings or loved ones. Come to school in bright colours with money donations. All proceedings will be donated to Red Cross. Hope you can donate!

Remember, the mufti day is this Thursday, 2nd of March, the same day as the school picnic.

– By Olivia Haycock, Waiheke House Leader

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Friends of Pinehill School

Snack Food Friday

We sell snacks in the hall foyer between 12:40 pm and 1 pm on Friday. From a health point of view, 1-2 snacks and a $5 note are enough for your child. Lunch eating ends at 12:40. There will be NO sales before this time.

Next Fun Food Friday is on 17 March. Thank you for your support!

Pinehill School Picnic Thursday 2 March

If you have ordered pizza or sushi, they can be collected from 4.30 pm onwards at the picnic. Thank you for your purchase.

This is a CASH-ONLY event.

Sausages, snacks, drinks and ice cream will be available for purchase. Korean snacks and a little surprise snack stall from one of our Chinese families will be there too. EXCITING!

Second-hand uniforms and second-hand books will be available. If you intend to purchase, please bring a shopping bag.

We ask all families to take rubbish home. We appreciate your help in waste minimisation and the environmental awareness demonstrated. Thank you for your understanding and support.

NEW Toys or Unused Items Donation Reminder

You can still drop off your donations in the box provided at the school office. These will be used as prizes for the games at the picnic. We thank you for your generous contributions!

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Can you help the Year 5/6 Team?

Do you have any spare wool at home that you no longer need? The Year 5/6 team is on the hunt for balls of wool to use at camp for an art activity. They don't even need to be full balls - half or used balls are fine.

The other thing we are hunting for is some tent pegs. If you have any tent pegs at home that you no longer need (even if it's one!), we would be happy to use these out at camp for an activity we have planned.

Wool and pegs can be dropped into Room 7. House points will be given for all donations.

Thank you

The Year 5/6 Team

Class Awards Weeks 1 to 3

Room 1 - Carlson Wongso, Sophia Dixon and Hajun Kim

Room 2 - Milla Langford, Alice Kim and Lucas Zhou

Room 3 - Eva Tangi, Christian Long and Yan Li

Room 4 - Darine Ahmed, Ping Ping Gao and Aleen Hassan

Room 6 - Summer Wang, Belle Esterhuizen and Adelaide Long

Room 7 - Tom Bateup and Alex Domrachev

Room 9 - Jasmine Diano - Singh, Beauden Alofaki and Marcus Wu

Room 10 - Ella Lueng, Daniel Harrow and June Lau

Room 11 - Abdullah Rehman, Yug Yande and Matthew Yang

Room 12 - Lydia Sun and Shelby McCarthy

Room 13 - Melvis Chong Yew Sheng, Judah Mururi and Renna Ma

Room 14 - Zaarah Suhaib, Iris Wang and Sami Elbeltagi

Room 15 - Daniel Abramov, Talyah Heidar and Lucas Staples

Room 16 - Kevin Lay and Margarita Sukhorukova

Room 17 - Leena Kim and Nathaniel Xia

Room 18 - Jason Tse, Charlie Haycock and Chloe Tang

Room 19 - Dewram Jayamanna and Lily Staples

Room 20 - Amber Zhang, Aisen Krivoshapkin, Mia Wang and Targitai Zaseev

Netball Expressions of Interest

Please click on the link below to register your interest for netball 2023.

Netball Expressions of Interest 2023

Player of the Day Awards

Basketball Year 5/6 - Pistons - Noah Wright

Pinehill School Policies

All School policies are available through School Docs – click here

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We Chat

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