Frankley School Newsletter

Term 1 Week 4

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Kia ora, Talofa, Malo, Bula, Hola, Ciao, Kamusta po, Guten tag, Kam na mauri, Ni hao

Kia ora koutou,

4 great weeks have flown by. We had a fantastic day at the beach, an action packed Year 6 leadership camp on the school grounds and Tūhono had a very successful camp. Splash and Dash information is also included below. Please check out the important dates that are listed. Our first teacher only day is Friday March 20. School is closed on this day. The teaching staff will be working with Bek Galloway who is supporting our curriculum review and development.

Have a super weekend.

Ngā Mihi

Sarah Morris - Principal

Dates for 2020

Term 1

Tuesday 4 February - Thursday 9 April

Please note Friday March 20 is a Teacher Only Day

Term 2

Monday 27 April - ANZAC day observed

Tuesday 28 April - Friday 3 July

Please note Friday May 8 is a Teacher Only Day

Term 3

Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September

Term 4

Monday 12 October - Wednesday 16 December

Please note Tuesday 27 October is a Teacher Only Day (Monday 26 October is Labour Day)

Arising from recent employment negotiations it was agreed by NZEI and MOE that Teachers and Principals are entitled to 8 teacher-only days over the next 3 years. These will be used to deepen knowledge around curriculum and assessment tools for learning and teaching. Frankley School will be using 3 of these days in 2020. As we use outside providers for Professional Learning we have to work around their availability. Thank you for your support.

Splash and Dash 2020

Event: Splash and Dash/Triathlon

Day: Wednesday 4th March (Back up day 6th March)

Time: 11.20am - 12.50pm

For 2020, children need to CHOOSE if they are doing either

Splash and Dash OR Triathlon

Splash and Dash for ALL age groups

Sprint from the start

Splash through the pool

Run ONCE ROUND the to finish in front of the kids.


Triathlon for ALL age groups

Sprint from the start

Splash through the pool

Run to get your bikes (must put on own helmet and shoes)

Ride bike once round the field

Leave the bike where you picked it up and run to the finish line.

Please Note:

*Triathlon - kids must be able to put on their own helmets and shoes. No Parents will be allowed to be able to be by the bikes

*Bikes lined up over by the trees in the morning

*This event is a FAST event not a long triathlon

Seniors first (So that the seniors can help the younger students further in the event)

Age Groups

10 & 11 boys

10 & 11 girls

5 year old boys

5 year old girls

6 year old boys

6 year old girls

7 year old boys

7 year old girls

8 year old boys

8 year old girls

9 year old boys

9 year old girls

Mornings at Frankley School

The bell rings at 9am. It is important that all children have unpacked their bags and are ready for learning at 9am. The teachers are in their hubs before the bell rings if you would like to touch base, or message them through Seesaw or email to make an appointment. Children are not to arrive at school until 8.20am as there is no supervision until this time. Please ensure you contact the office by 9am if your child is going to be away or late. Thank you.