Te Puru School
Newsletter Term 4 2016 - Week 2
A Message from our Principal
Tena koutou katoa, nga mihi nui kia koutou katoa.
Greetings parents, whanau and members of our school community.
Great to see the sun and temperatures more aligned with summer. With the long weekend ahead lets hope this trend continues right through until Monday.
Use of Inappropriate Language
It has been brought to my notice that a number of our students have been swearing and using language that is unacceptable here at our school. We have spoken with the students today about the types of language that aren’t acceptable. Can parents please reinforce this message at home, so we have a positive school environment where students interact with each other and their teacher in a way that shows Respect to everyone in our school.
Room Matai/Totara Camp
We hope everyone really enjoys the opportunities that Sarah and Emily have put together for a successful camp next week. Thank you to the many parents who are helping with transport and supervision during the camp. We can’t do this on our own. A reminder to the students that while you are at camp, our school expectations go with you. Listen to your teachers and the parents who are responsible for your group and follow their instructions, that are there to help keep you all safe.
Have fun and we look forward to your return next Friday.
As a school we all need to take being sun smart seriously. We know the risks of exposure to the harmful rays of the sun and the long-term damage that can be done while you are young. During breaks and sessions outside the classroom, everyone needs to wear a hat and sun block on exposed face, arms and legs.
Neil has begun the job of treating the pool so we can begin swimming lessons around week 6. If any parents would like a pool key for the summer holidays please contact Tania in the office. If we have 15 – 20 parents interested it will make it worthwhile for the pool to remain open during that time.
Once the pool is open for instruction, it would be great to see 100% of our students taking the opportunity to improve their water confidence and swimming skills.
Principal’s Award this week goes to Reece Louden for always giving his best in everything he does. Well-done Reece.
Have a great long weekend.
This Week at Te Puru School
Te Puru School Quiz Night Fundraiser
We're on the hunt for some prizes for our quiz night. If you can donate a prize, please contact Tania in the school office on 8682747 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Kids Art Works - calenders, cards, diary, mouse mat, sketch pad
MAD Group AGM
The recipe of the week comes from room Totara.
The creativity coming from the school kitchen is really impressive, we have Room Rimu Masterchefs back next week.
Chalise and Lexi's super Risotto
dash of oil
1 leek chopped
5 chopped mushrooms
400g Arbio rice
chopped parsley and dill
finely chopped broccoli (blanched)
1 litre of hot vegetable stock
Heat butter and oil in a pan
Add chopped leek and celery
When veggies are cooked add rice and cook until the rice is slightly transparent.
Gradually add hot stock until it's absorbed by the rice, this should take about 20 mins.
Add shredded kale, mushrooms, lemon juice, parsley and broccoli to the pan and stir well.
Cover with a lid to steam the vegetables for 5 mins.
Serve and enjoy
Dates for your diary
24/10/16 Labour Day
26/10/16 Aongatete Camp - Rms Totara & Matai
31/10/16 BOT Meeting, 5.15 pm 09/11/16 Athletics
10/11/16 Social Media info evening - Guest speaker Tessa Gray, 7 pm at school
24/11/16 YR 8 Orientation Day - THS
29/11/16 YR 8 Rainbows End
02/12/16 Christmas Carols, 7 pm, school hall
05/12/16 MAD group AGM, 6.30 pm, GBD
14/12/16 YR 8 Leavers Dinner
15/12/16 Prize-giving 1.30 pm
16/12/16 Last day of school 12.30 pm
Delicious Everyday Food Heroes
Our Virtue is Creativity
Dont be late arrive at school on time
Have you paid your invoice?
Invoices will be sent out in the next few weeks for Term 4. We would appreciate payments for these as soon as possible. If you would like to set up an automatic payment, please come and discuss this with Tania. Remember, we do have eftpos now (debit cards only). Thank you.
Term 4 Basketball with Lawrence Lianda who works for the Breakers.
Sessions will be starting this Friday 14th Oct and run until Friday 18th Nov – 6 sessions in total.
3:30 – 5pm Thames High School Gym buts its fine if you cant get there for 3:30 just whenever you can make it.
Cost (to cover gym hire) $2 per session or $10 for the 6 sessions.
Any queries contact Lawrence 0210589533 email: email@example.com
Ear Nurse Schedule
Friday 14 October
Tuesday 13 December
Thames South School, Rolleston St
9.30am –1.30 pm
Paeroa Annual Fireworks Display
On Saturday 29 October 2016 our club will be holding its 27th Annual Fireworks Display at Paeroa Domain. The fireworks display promises to be more spectacular and of greater duration than our previous displays.We have arranged for a girl group and other musicians from Paeroa College to provide pop music from the stage in the early part of the evening. We will also have a magician moving amongst the crowd. Remember the gates will open at 5.00pm. We have an even bigger range of food, entertainment and drink stalls.
The entrance cost remains at $15 for a family ticket which covers 2 adults and 2 children. Otherwise adults $5 each and $3 for children.
For the safety of all those attending we have the following rules:
NO ALCOHOL, NO PERSONAL FIREWORKS, NO PETS, NO BICYCLES ARE ALLOWED ON THE GROUNDS