Newsletter Term 2 Week 10
Patumahoe School 7th of July 2021
Wow! It has been cold. The heatpumps have been working hard the last few days. We are not moaning though, cold and dry is far better than cold and wet. There have been a few colds around so the upcoming term break couldn't have come sooner.
Congratulations to all of our speech finalists who got on stage at the speech evening last Wednesday. You all did a superb job. Ben Hunter came out as the winner on the night with his speech entitled "Why Kiwi slang should be our 4th official language".
Ben presented his speech at the Franklin Speech Final last night and did the unthinkable!
Yes, he won!! This was Ben's 2nd year representing our school in the Franklin Speech event and what a great achievement in his final year to beat out a large number of excellent speakers.
The success stories keep coming. We had two mixed hockey teams that competed in the Franklin Hockey Tournament yesterday. Both team won their divisions and came away with new hockey sticks. Thanks to Vaun Cooksley and Bronwyn Black for managing the two teams and also the support parents on the day.
While we are basking in the success of both Ben and the hockey teams, the Caretaker's Cup Rugby boys and girls are quietly going through the motions ahead of tomorrows all or nothing clash against Pukekohe Hill School. The action gets underway with the girls game first at 12pm. Wishing them the best of luck.
I hope you get a bit of rest and relaxation in with your family over the break. Please keep your kids reading over the next two weeks. Perhaps a visit to the library on a wet day might be worthwhile. Load up on reading material when you are there. Also consider visiting the Warehouse, Whitcoulls, or local opshops and find some jigsaw puzzles. They are great for the brain as they develop visual patterning, concentration and patience. I just finished a big one with my kids recently and will embark on a large golf themed jigsaw puzzle this week.
Take care, stay warm and healthy and I will see you back on the 26th of July.
Noho ora mai
Franklin Primary School Speech Champion: Ben Hunter
OUR TWO WINNING HOCKEY TEAMS
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NZMSM 42nd Annual Music Competition 2021
Several piano and keyboard students from Patumahoe School took part in the NZ Modern School of Music's 42nd Annual
Music Competition in Pukekohe on 25 and 26 June. It was a musical showcase with a huge range of performances, ages and instruments. Keyboard, piano, drums, guitar and ukulele performers competed over two days. Congratulations to all students who braved the stage and enjoyed performing. Jacob Patrick won a gold medal and the Zinzan Trophy for Restricted Keyboard 8-10 years. Patumahoe School has some very hard working and talented musicians and after many weeks of preparation, their dedication is reflected in the outstanding results:
Restricted Keyboard 8 to 10 years: Luke Davies - Silver
Classical Piano Restricted Years 8 and under: Ava Lilley - Bronze
Classical Piano Restricted 11 Years and over : Lara Barton - Silver
Classical Piano 9 Years: Ruby Cooksley - Gold, VHC and HC; Evelyn Rowe 2 x HC
Classical Piano 10 Years: Luke Reymer - Gold, Silver and VHC; Ceana Wells-Lamb - VHC and HC.
A very special thanks to all the parents for your tremendous support. Well done- you are all awesome!
*VHC – Very highly commended
**HC – Highly commended
Photo: Standing back row: Lara Barton, Jacob Patrick. Front from left to right: Ava Lilley, Ceana Wells-Lamb, Evelyn Rowe, Ruby Cooksley, Luke Reymer and Luke Davies.
Counties Power Consumer Trust Elections
Counties Power Consumer Trust will be posting out election forms 16th July to elect 2 trustees.
Christine Rupp, the current Chair of the Trust is standing for re-election. She has had over 20 years participation and experience in the electricity industry and she would appreciate your re-election vote to continue.
- 07th July - School early closing at 12.30pm for Teachers Union meeting
- 08th July - Calf Club Demo Day - 1.30pm
- 09th July - Matariki Day
- 02nd August - Year 5/6 Netball
- 04th August - Year 3/4 Netball
- 20th August - School Cross Country
- 24th August - Central Group Cross Country
- 27th August - Daffodil Day (wear yellow) gold coin donation
- 01st September - Zone Cross Country
- 22nd October - TEACHER ONLY DAY - NO SCHOOL