Newsletter week 1 Term 3
East Gore School July 30th 2021
I hope that you have had a relaxing break over the last two weeks. It is fabulous to return to some great learning in the classrooms. The students have definitely carried on where they left off at the end of last term with their learning.
We have also started back to the term with a lot of laughter and fun coming from the new senior playground. There are also a few juniors who have enjoyed playing on it after school. The junior classes are going to have go on the new playground when the swings are installed, which we are hoping will be next week. I cannot thank the team of volunteers enough to get this installed in the timeframe they have. It is a huge accomplishment, so thank you from all staff and students. You are all super stars!!
This term we have a lot of exciting learning happening. We will change our science focus from around water to technology where we will be focussing on how we can use water to create energy. This will be more hands on learning for the students where they will be learning about, designing and creating their ideas.
Later in the term, the Year 5 and 6 students will be heading off to Te Anau for school camp. Mrs Morton has planned a number of exciting activities for these students. We will be having a parent meeting about this in the coming weeks. During this time, I am always impressed by the Year 4 students stepping in as responsible leaders and taking on extra responsibilities.
Keep an eye on the SchoolApp and Facebook with updates from the school and Seesaw to see what your child/ren are learning during the term.
Kia pai tō rā whakatā (have a great weekend).
Red Black and White Day
Don't our kids look happy!
Principals Award 25 June
Congratulations to Scarlett for being an awesome East Gore student.
Citizenship Award 25 June
Congratulations Hunter for showing respect and the values of East Gore School.
Principals Award & Citizenship Award 9 July
Congratulations to Princess Khloe Rose on receiving the Principals cup and to Roslynn for receiving the citizenship cup award. You are both amazing role models to others at East Gore School.
Citizenship Award 25 June
The onset of winter illness is starting to affect our students. Please keep students home if the are unwell and help slow the spread of these coughs and colds. We have also had a vomiting bug doing the rounds, remember that a student must be 48 hours clear of any vomiting or diarrhoea before returning to school.
Reporting an Absence
If a student is away from school for any reason we need to know. Please text, phone or use the school app to report an absence. We need a reason for absence please, this a legal Ministry of Education requirement so please don't be offended if we ask for this.
Cellphones at School
We are noticing a few students are bringing cellphones to school. They do not need them at school because we have numerous devices for the students to complete school work on. If your child needs to bring a cellphone because of an after school activity, they must hand it in at the office. At the end of the day they can collect it from Mrs Nicholson.
Lunches in School
Unfortunately the daily fruit we were enjoying last term is not been supplied this term, we would ask parents to please send morning tea and something for healthy snack each day - ie: piece of fruit/cheese/nuts/yogurt.
Koha Kai are suppling a lovely range of lunches that our students enjoying this term - mac cheese is a definite hit!
Staying in Touch
Please remember to update any changes in your contact details to the school office, its very important that we have you latest details in case of an emergency. Thank you.
We are running short of spare clothes at school. If you child has come home in school clothing could it please be returned asap. A spare set of clothes in the school bag is a good idea this time of year.
This will be the last opportunity to order named hoodies for this year.
Hoodies are $40 each and payment is due when hoodie is picked up. Sample sizes will be in the office for you to try on if needed. Contact Debbie in the office if any questions.
Senior Camp - Chocolate Fundraiser
We still have 8 cartons of chocolate to sell. Each box contains 30 bars @ $2 each.
$24 profit is made from each box sold which comes off your camp cost.
Please see Debbie in the office to collect your chocolate!
Just a reminder Breakfast Club starts at 8:30am and finishes at 8:53.
Thank you again to our volunteers who provide this service - if you would like to be involved for half an hour any day of the week please contact the office - helpers are always very welcome.
A huge shout out to BP Gore who very generously donate bread to Breakfast Club.