Te Puru School
Newsletter Term 1 2016 - Week 7
This week at Te Puru School...
Reading in our Library!
Great to have Whaea Dianne here this week!
Making a planter box.
A trip to town was the order of the day to go and get some wood to make a planter box. Exciting!
Welcome Whaea Yvonne Tingle
Whaea Yvonne was working in Ruma Totara on Monday and Tuesday of this week.
Welcome to our new friend.
The planters outside Ruma Kauri are starting to look lovely!
On Tuesday we had a tree delivery from The Cancer Society. The trees will provide us with some welcome shade, once they have grown a bit. We just have to decide where to plant them!
Look what we found at the Rock Pools
Room kauri in action with ping pong balls
Celebrating our responsible School.
Tena koutou katoa, nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa.
Greetings parents, whanau and members of our school community.
Ruma Rimu, along with Mr Friis, Pippa and some of our parents, set off to Waikawau on camp this week. They have practiced putting their tents up and practiced making their food on the camping stoves. Let's hope that the weather holds out for them and that they have a great time, learning about how to look after themselves at camp, in the bush and on the beach. Waikawau is a spectacular spot and such a lovely place to be, if the showers are a bit cold! We are looking forward to seeing them back here on Thursday afternoon.
New to Te Puru
This week we have welcomed some new faces to Te Puru. Whaea Yvonne Tingle has been relieving in Ruma Totara. Christian Jackson is new to our school this week. We hope that you both enjoy being at Our School. It's great to have you here.
Our Virtue is Responsibility
On duty this week, I saw our students taking responsibility. Some of our students set up their own Rippa Rugby game at lunchtime, well done team. It's quite daunting sometimes when you are new to a school and don't know many people, but I'm happy to say that the students at Te Puru make it their responsibility to make new students feel welcome. Kai pai Te Puru!
About scooters...It's been a bit of a bumpy ride, but I'm happy to say that the message is getting through, about wearing covered shoes to ride on scooters at school. Tania was having a lot of customers in the sick bay for scraped toes. Well done, again to our students who are taking responsibility for their own self-care.
Deputy Principal’s Award
Issac Wood, for finding two hats and responsibly giving them to me so that we could find out who they belonged to. Well done for being so responsible Issac!
The Fairest Of Them All - Educational, inspirational, extremely entertaining theatre coming to our school!
Thinking of getting a mortgage? Go with ASB for Our School!
Ruma Matai and Ruma Kowhai are using the Daily 5 Reading Programme
Daily 5 is a Reading programme designed to encourage children to read for pleasure and manage sustained silent reading.
The children work their way through a range of 5 independent activities:
1) Read to self (sustained silent reading)
2) Read to someone (read with a buddy)
3) Listen to reading (read stories online)
4) Word work (spelling/grammar/phonics)
5) Work on writing (handwriting/finishing)
The children self manage their way through all 5 of these activities in any order that they choose.
This frees the teacher up to work with the children in groups, on:
C = Comprehension
A = Accuracy
F = Fluency
E = Extend vocabulary
Many parents at Parent Interviews have commented on the enthusiasm for reading that their children are showing since the introduction of this programme.
A message from Cheryl Stone in Nepal
Here is a message from Cheryl Stone. Cheryl took our Te Puru flag with her when she climbed Mt Elbrus in Russia. Now it seems we are famous in Nepal too:
Hi there apologies for the poor quality photo but it started snowing.....I'm nearly 4000m above sea level on the way to Everest Base Camp.
I got to visit Sir Edmund Hillary School.....he built this school and all the Nepalise say Sir Edmund is their father.
Tigers can be good at electonic art too!!
whats cooking in the kitchen Room Kowhai?
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.
Wk 7 Pohutukawa
Wk 8 Good Friday (no assembly)
Wk 9 Nikau
Wk 10 Whanau Leaders
Wk 11 Kauri (Certificate Assembly)
18.3.16 3x3 Basketball - Thames High School
22.2.16 Hockey Big Day Out - Ngatea
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)
01.3.16 3x3 Basketball - Thames High School
05.4.16 Vision tests 9 am
08.3.16 3x3 Basketball - Thames High School
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
yummy recipe you can make at home
attention all rugby players
Thames Sailing Club
Saturday 26th March
Thames Sailing Club
Fun Open Day with BIC Junior Skiff
Come along and try out the new O'pen BIC Junior skiff.
Qualified instructors will be there to help.
All welcome including those who have never sailed before.
Have a go on the exciting new international Junior Skiff or join in on one of our club boats.
Refreshments available - Fun for the whole family (Bring suitable clothing for sailing)
Where: Thames Sailing Club, 701 Tararu Rd
When: Saturday 26th March, 9am to 12pm
Enquiries Welcome: 021 0835 2577
Turua Scout Group Open Day, Sat 2 April, 10am-1pm. Come and experience a little of what Scouting has to offer for parents, Keas (school year 1-3), Cubs (school year 4-6) and Scouts (school year 7-10). Sausage sizzle and demonstration of Army war vehicles. Enquiries: Julie 868 8103, txt 0211 392 558, Cubs & Scouts: Cath & Rodney, 867 5079, 027 667 8295.
Do you need to hire a costume? Well, we have the place just for you
Catalogue viewing hours, Tuesday to Friday 9 - 5 pm & Saturday 9 - 12pm. Fittings are available on Fridays or by appointment only.