Te Puru School
This week at Te Puru School...
Bits and pieces from the Principal
Bits and Pieces from the Principal
Tena koutou katoa, nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa.
Greetings parents, whanau and members of our school community.
Late last week, I was informed of the sad news that Dick Rakena had passed away. Dick has been our school kaumatua for many years. He often spoke here at school when we had special guests visiting. Our thoughts are with his Whanau at this time.
It still greatly saddens me to hear through the news of drownings in New Zealand. Here at school, we try our very best to give all our students instructional swimming. During terms 1 and 4, when the temperatures are warm we expect all our students to bring their togs and fully participate in daily swimming lessons. Too many of our students have excuses and don’t actively participate, which is a real shame. We don’t want to hear in the future of any of our students involved in a drowning. We need support from all parents to help us achieve the goal of having all our students leave our school being competent and safe in and around water.
Next week we are holding our annual Senior Swimming Sports at the Thames Centennial Pool. Most of our students have selected to take part in the participation events, not the competitive length events. This may be a sign of the times, but it does concern me that many of our senior students can’t swim a length of the town pool.
Most testing is complete, but will carry over into next week, so it is crucial your child is present. We want to identify next learning steps and progress achieved, since this time last year. Results of these tests will be shared with parents and caregivers during Parent Interviews and Student Led Conferences on Tues.8th - Wed.9th March. More information will follow in the next few weeks. (Jayne will not be available on 8th March so will be available on 14th March)
Previously, I have mentioned the importance of arriving at school on time and the negative effect this is having on those students who arrive late each day. Just being late by 10 minutes each day adds up to an hour a week of lost learning. Over a year this adds up to one week of school missed in a year. Being late to class often means important instructions are missed and the class is interrupted. I’m sure with your support we can get all our students to school on time.
Both Richard and Karen Carruthers have resigned their positions here at school as cleaner and caretaker. We wish them well in the future.
Annette Busby has been appointed as our new cleaner and Neil Pascoe as our new caretaker/cleaner. We look forward to working with both Neil and Annette.
New Sports Shirts
The first bulk order with Kukri will be placed after next Friday, so if you wish or intend to purchase a shirt please have your order placed with Tania before then. Orders can be placed on your account with Tania.
Principal’s Award this week goes to Nicole Reid for excellent work in maths. Well done Nicole and keep up the great work.
Have an enjoyable weekend, hopefully the sun will return and the fish are hungry.
When? Wednesday 24th February, 9.30am start
Who? Those who are aged 9+ (taken from age on 1st Jan)
Thank you to those parents who are willing to be time-keepers. We really appreciate your help! Please let us know if your child will be meeting us at the pool on Wednesday. Let us know if you are picking your child up after swim sports or if they have your permission to go home after swim sports.
The materials? Just newspaper, sellotape, string and rubber bands!
The class broke into smaller teams and went for it!
Have a look at the results...
If you wish your child to participate in ICAS tests, click the link above for online registration.
School Name: TE PURU SCHOOL
School Code: 02001912
ICAS will be administered in 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
25.2.16 Duathlon (seniors starting first, juniors last)
29.2.16 Life Education Caravan here
01.2.16 Junior Swimming Sports 1.30 pm (Kauri, Nikau, Pohutukawa, Kowhai)
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 9 am
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
hearing & vision checks in school
our super food this week is eggs, eggs and more eggs.............
Small working Te Puru school family seeking a rental property preferably on the the coast but all options considered 0272558567.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com or call 027 448 7967 for more info.
thames netball agm
Monday 22nd of February 2016, is the Thames Netball Centre AGM, commencing at 6.00 pm at the Thames Netball Centre Pavilion.