Newsletter - Term 1 Week 4
Friday, 3rd March 2023
From the Principal
What a busy day we all had yesterday at the school athletic sports. Thank you to the fantastic turn out of parents we had who came and supported their child and others. What was also wonderful to see is that we had 95% of students attending school today - which is really encouraging as often it is these type of events where kids are absent the most.
As mentioned in last weeks newsletter we are working with Active Southland around how we can run inclusive events that are engaging for all. I am aware that not all parents understand the rationale behind this yet but we will offer the opportunity for parents to come and attend a session with our Active Southland facilitator to go through this with parents. This will be a great opportunity for parents to seek clarification and rationale around why we want to make our activities fun and engaging for all. What was great to see today was kids being busy and having fun at the same time - using athletics as the context.
Completed Tau cards this week
Touch Draw - 6th March
At present we have not received the touch draw for Monday. It will be posted on the App and Facebook on Monday or check the Touch Southland website under Western tab.
Entry Fee of $23 is now due.
Term 1 happenings...
Mon 6th -Thurs 9th March - Year 8 Technology at Winton
Mon 13th March - Western Athletics at Nightcaps
Mon 20th – Thurs 23rd March - Year 7 Technology at Winton
Sat 25th March - Southland Athletics at Surrey Park
Mon 27th – Wed 29th March - Year 7/8 Camp to Queenstown
Thurs 30th March - Board of Trustees meeting
Mon 3rd - Wed 5th April - Year 6 camp to Borland Lodge
Mon 3rd April - GRIP leadership course at Gore
Thurs 6th April - TERM 1 ENDS
Mon 24th April - TERM 2 STARTS
Tues 25th April - ANZAC DAY HOLIDAY
The term seems to be going quickly. Room 6 has been busy this week doing our Whanau (Family) Art for our Mihis. We have drawn the members of our whanau and coloured them using chalk pastels and then again using water coloured pencils. It was fun using the two different types of media (and quite messy). We have also done a colouring-in competition for the A&P show that is coming up this weekend. All of this amongst our ‘normal’ classroom learning programme. Have a lovely weekend, from Room 6.
Room 8 had a great day yesterday at athletics. We have also learnt a new maths game which is fun to play with a partner.
School Bank Account Details
Below is the school bank details which is our preferred payment method.
There is also eftpos available at the office.
Westpac: 03 1748 0003820 00
Surf to City Family Passes
Please see Julie at the office to pick up.
Online registration closes at 4pm on Saturday 11th March, however you can register on the day- even with a free family pass. Pre-registered numbers must be collected before Sunday the 12th from Active Southland reception.
Winton Football Club
We will be having a ‘have a go’ session for juniors (4-16 yrs old, male and female) previous and new players are welcome.
Date: Thursday 9th March 2023
Place: Moore’s Reserve, Winton.
Enquiries can be made to firstname.lastname@example.org or via facebook https://www.facebook.com/groups/113443465355509/ Past players can just register with MyComet https://mycomet-oceania.analyticom.de/ using their username and password from last year.
BRICKCLUB - At the Otautau Southland District Council Library
These run fortnightly on a Monday
Commencing term 2
24th April and fortnightly thereafter