Te Puru School
This week at Te Puru School...
Bits and pieces from the Principal
Greetings Parents, Whanau and members of Our School Community.
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It’s fabulous to be in a school where learning is fun and the students are so
respectful. Murray Taylor and I are teaching a maths group together this year
and we are enjoying working with students who are so keen to learn. Without
exception, they all say thank you as they leave each maths lesson. Our school
Virtues Programme and our high expectations have a lot to do with this and have made our school what it is.
New Sports T-Shirts
I have included a photo of two senior students wearing the new sport t-shirt.
From next week, parents will be able to order a shirt for their child through Tania
in the office. This offer will be open for two weeks, then an order will be placed
with Kukri, the manufacturer. No shirts will be kept at school for sale, so this
is the only chance to purchase a shirt this term.
Orders can be placed at different times during the year for new students and
those wishing to buy at that time.
Missing Chrome Book
At the end of last year a Chrome Book lap top computer went missing from Room
Rata. It may have been put in storage here at school, but so far it hasn’t turned
up. Possibly, it may have been taken home by mistake. The Chrome Book is owned by a
student and she would like to get it back so she can use it in class. If you know
anything about it please contact Tania in the office. Thanks.
Our school bus offers the opportunity for our students to travel to and from
school each day. John, our bus driver is a very experienced driver who has driven
our bus since the days of Bob Paki, as a relief driver. It is very important that
our students show John respect which will enable him to drive the coast road safely.
This means students remaining seated, until the bus stops and noise levels should be at
an acceptable level. Using our bus is a privilege not a right. So any students who
cause issues and don’t meet our expectations while on the bus will be given a
warning as the first step. Then, if that behaviour continues they will be excluded
from using the bus for a period of time.
We are due to have BOT elections this year. This is an opportunity for parents
and caregivers to take a more active role in the governance of the school. Being a
BOT member is hugely rewarding and doesn’t require hours and hours of your
time. Tania will keep you posted as to when the nominations can be handed in to the
office, so please consider putting your name forward.
Principal’s Award this week goes to Liam Arthur for his enthusiasm for school.
Our new sport T-Shirt
Wk 4 Kowhai
Wk 5 Rimu
Wk 6 Matai
Wk 7 Pohutukawa
Wk 8 Good Friday (no assembly)
Wk 9 Nikau
Wk 10 Whanau Leaders
Wk 11 Certificate Assembly
24.2.16 Swimming Sports – Centennial Pools
29.2.16 Life Education Caravan here
04.3.16 Cricket Festival - Paeroa
08.3.16 Thames Valley Swimming Sports
10.3.16 Multi Sports
15.3.16 Rimu Camp
15.3.16 Thames Valley Triathlon – Cooks Beach
23.3.16 Pohutukawa - Tararu
24.3.16 Yr 7 students vaccinations, Yr 8 girls only vaccinations
25.3.16 Good Friday
28.3.16 Easter Monday
29.3.16 No school (nationwide for schools due to long weekend)
05.4.16 Vision tests
13.4.16 Pohutukawa - Tararu
14.4.16 Grandparents Day – Anzac Ceremony
15.4.16 Last Day Term 1
02.5.16 First Day Term 2
TERM 1 FINISHES FRIDAY 15TH APRIL 2016
our super food this week is .............
Small working Te Puru school family seeking a rental property preferably on the the coast but all options considered 0272558567.
CHEERLEADING TASTER CLASS FOR 8-12 YEAR OLDS
FRIDAY 26TH FEBRUARY
3.30 PM MATATOKI SCHOOL HALL.
Sheryl Krissansen is an internationally recognised IDTA cheerleading instructor and dance teacher of 40 years.
Her classes are fun, effective and are designed to build skill upon skill.
To register your child email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 027 448 7967 for more info.
BMX racing is a great sport for all the family. We cater for children as young as 3 who can ride a strider bike to parents who want to do some form of sport with their kids.
Our club nights are fun and you get to ride with other kids of your ability.
Come give it a go.
Tuesday nights 5.30pm.
Paeroa BMX Club
Taylor Ave, Paeroa.
For further information cal Terry on 0275626438 or email email@example.com