Te Whare Akoranga o Maungawhau, September 22, 2022
From The Principal
Kia ora koutou
We have an exciting week ahead, with our Production shows for Y5 and Y6 almost ready to go!
Ticket information and links will be emailed home today for both year levels, but please note that our seating capacity is strictly limited due to the fire loading numbers in the School Hall. Each show has both a matinee and an evening performance, with a family allocation of 2 tickets per performance available. Any remaining unallocated tickets will be released next week.
You’ll be aware of the Public Holiday on Monday, 26 September for Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day, with school closed for instruction, but please be reminded that the term ends at the usual time of 3pm next Friday.
A reminder that we also have a scheduled Teacher Only Day next term on Friday, 21 October (coinciding with the Labour Day Weekend). SKiDS will be available on site for those requiring cover on the Teacher Only Day.
Finally, next week we bid farewell to our long-serving Property Manager, Andrew Fisher.
After many years of work at the school and the myriad jobs large and small involved in this unique role, I know everyone will want to pass on their thanks and wish him well on his next steps.
From general maintenance to countless unexpected clean-ups, lawns, burst pipes, waste management, helping teachers with projects in class, security, working on school projects such as enviro initiatives and everything in between (including many hours coaching at lunchtimes and helping with sports events,) we thank Andrew and acknowledge his significant contribution to the school environment, with sincere best wishes for the future.
Events & Reminders
Monday, 26 September: Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Day Public Holiday (School closed)
Wednesday, 28 September: Y5 Production (ticketing details will be emailed for both shows)
Thursday, 29 September: Y6 Production (ticketing details will be emailed for both shows)
Friday, 30 September: Last Day of Term (3pm finish)
Yummy Apple Stickers - 1 week left!
Get your stickers in before the term ends! Completed sheets can be dropped at the office - the last day to drop stickers off is Tuesday, September 27.
For more information this sports equipment promotion is available on the PTA website.
Please name your child's uniform
The disco is on Friday 28th October in the school hall.
Y0-3 Disco is 5.30 - 6.30pm. Y4-6 Disco is 7pm - 8pm
- Water and a snack will be supplied to the children.
- A paper ticket will be given to your child in the days before the disco
- please make sure that your child brings that paper ticket to the disco for entry.
- Keep an eye out for information regarding our inaugural Pumpkin Carving competition being judged on the night. Kids are invited to bring along their best carved pumpkin for a chance at a prize.
- A friendly reminder that for security of our young dancers, parents are asked to remain outside the hall during the disco. We will ask you to enter to collect your child at the end. For safety, children will need an adult with them to exit the hall after their dance, so please arrange for someone to collect your child.
Tickets are $5 and go on sale next week via Kindo!
More detail will be added to the PTA website Halloween page here.
Food & Fun Fair 2022
We really appreciate our incredibly generous community.
If you couldn’t make it on Sunday, donations may be dropped off outside Room 26 (Toys + Jumble) or Room 27 (Books + Clothes) on any WEEKDAY during the school term. No holiday or weekend drop offs please.
Ngā mihi nui, PTA Second-hand Stall teams.
- 📚 Books - to Room 27
- 👗 Clothing - to Room 27. Washed please NO underwear or men's clothing/shoes accepted. For designer items, please email email@example.com so we can store these carefully - thank you!
- 🪀 Toys - to Room 26. NO soft toys accepted.
- 🐘 Jumble Sale - to Room 26. This means anything else - except NO carseats OR electrical items that plug that lack a current ‘safety tag’.
- 🎁 Sandpit dig prizes - to Room 26. Please hunt through your present cupboard for any new, unopened, unwanted gifts we could give away as prizes in our popular sandpit dig!
Perhaps you know someone who could offer an experience other families would enjoy, or a great deal on local products?
We can offer advertising, or other support, in exchange for goods, services, or extra helping hands on Fair day!
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or use this form to submit your auction item.
Many thanks to the awesome parents and caregivers that have put their hand up to help with stalls at the upcoming fair.
We still need help with only a few final roles to help with stalls on the day and in the lead up to the event on November 13th.
Help running the fun activities
On the day we will have lots of help to run all of the stalls in shifts, but in the lead up to the event we need to ensure each stall has everything ready to go. Fortunately we have run almost all of these activities before - so we have lots of experience to share from fair helpers that have moved on.
- Jousting bouncy castle
A new inflatable that will definitely prove popular. You will only need to manage the queue at the entrance and display the price. You will have several helpers during the day to collect money.
- Performance tent - various acts
The new and improved performance tent this year needs someone to schedule performance times with various dance/sport companies that have expressed interest in performing on the day.
Please email us at email@example.com for more information.
PTA - Supporting our school through fundraising & fun events
Chairperson Aimee Chikunda
Deputy Chairperson Pam Clifford
Secretary Jane Cunningham
Treasurer Diem Vo
Class Coordinator Leader Chantal Brunner
PTA Advisor Scott Optican
Email firstname.lastname@example.org | PTA websiteFollow us on Facebook and keep up to date with the PTA on Mount Eden Normal Primary School PTA page.
Support our school by eating a delicious Roast at The Bridgman.
Seems too easy but $10 of every kids meal goes directly to our school funds. All you need to do is book your table and put MENPS into the ‘requests’ box and they will donate the profits of your kids meals back to the school.
Just book here - The Bridgman | Corner of Dominion & Valley Roads | Carefully curated food, drinks & cocktails.
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