24 November 2022 - Term 4 Week 6
Newsletter 24 Nov 2022
Welcome to David Street School
A Big welcome to Scarlett, Poutama and Lucas who have joined us at David Street School.
Nau mai, haere mai ki te Kura o Rawiri.
Kapa Haka Whānau Evening
Kia ora whānau, ngā mihi nui ki a koutou. Thank you to everyone who came to tautoko/support our kapahaka group, who performed so beautifully.
We had a wonderfully relaxed whānau evening last night successfully entertaining and feeding 370 + whanau and community members.
Feedback from whānau in conversations and also in the consultation boxes was very complimentary about the dedication and skill of staff, the welcoming and inclusive atmosphere, the generous and beautiful kai, and the obvious enjoyment and amazing performance of the stars... the kapa haka tamariki.
He aha te mea nui o te Āo ? He tangata, he tangata, he tangata.
Photos have arrived at school. If you ordered these they will be sent home today with your children.
Please check your children's bags this afternoon.
Otago Problem Solving Competition.
Some of our students from the senior school took part in the Otago Problem Solving Competition.
The annual competition is aimed at Intermediate / College aged children and entered by over 4,500 students from across the country. It tests students Mathematical and Problem-Solving Skills with some particularly challenging problems.
Congratulations to all those students who took part.
Sienna Lee, Leo Hudson, Tyrone Caines-Walker, Price Hayr,
Raven Chiang, Gabriel McNamara, Toby Spraggon,
Tyson Minimita-Hotene, Sam Gaddes, Nathan Duncan,
Dylan Hunt, Tyler Ellingford
Connie Bredenkamp, Ethan Bowler, Logan Smith, Jack Clark,
Corey Hagoort, Jack Callaghan, Eesha Murti
ICAS Math Competition
This year a group of students from our senior school competed in the ICAS Math Competition (International Competitions and Assessments for Schools). Well done to all students.
Levi Davie, Eesha Murti, Connie Bredenkamp, Danielle Rayhin,
Gabriel McNamara, Pranvee Sharma, Rico Hirama-Hunuhunu,
Nathan Duncan, Dylan Hunt, Toby Spraggon,
Leo Hudson, Raven Chiang, Tyler Ellingford
Tyrone Caines-Walker, Logan Smith, Jack Clark, Scott Campbell,
Reid Taylor, Jack Callaghan, Aiden Jones, Corey Hagoort
Senior Children Showing Values
Congratulations to the following students from senior school who have been
showing their values and received Values Ceritifcates this week.
Noah Rangiawha, Levi Priest, Sofie Graham, Tessa Crothers,
Ruby Cropp, Pranvee Sharma, Emmi Haberfield, Taitum Bell,
Dayton Dezpot, Laekyn Chim, Baran Dag, Scott Campbell, Cai Hughes
Scholastic Book Club
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Upcoming Event Information
Food Drive for Community House
Food Drive for Community House Mon 21 Nov – Fri 25 Nov
Thank you to everyone who have donated towards our Food Drive for Community House. Tomorrow is the last day to donate. Keep the items coming, we would love to fill up our sleigh for those that need it.
Dress - up Day Tomorrow - Friday 25 November
To celebrate eveyones generousity towards our Food Drive we will be having a Fun Dress-up day tomorrow Friday 25 November. There is no theme for the dress-up
All school library books are due back in Week 7 for stocktaking. If you could encourage your children to look at home for library books and return them to the library it would be very much appreciated.
Monday 28 November
Road Patrol Celebration for our senior road patrol children. Leaving school at 10:45 – 2:00pm Morrinsville Pools.
There is no cost.
Children will need to bring their morning tea and a drink bottle.
Notices have gone home with your Road Patrol child. Any questions please speak to Mrs Mitchell in the senior hub.
Wednesday 30 November
Kahikatea (Junior) Team Athletics Day
We are holding our annual junior athletics day on starting at 9.10 am on the top field.
We will be beginning with SPRINTS and then we will move off into our athletics rotation.
Starting with 6-year-old boys, 6-year-old girls, 5-year-old boys, 5-year-old girls, then 7-year-old boys and 7-year-old girls.
Final heats will be at the end of each age group.
This is a family-friendly event and we would love for you to come along and share in any part of the morning.
Our aim is to be finished by lunchtime.
The Home and School Committee will be selling cookies, drinks, chips and ice blocks on the day. Cash Only
If you have any questions please see your child's teacher.
Friday 2 December
For our Year 6 children who are attending Morrinsville Intermediate in 2023. Any questions please email your child’s PC Teacher.
Sunday 4 December - Tryathlon 2022
Register as part of the David Street School team through this link: https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/GroupAcceptance.aspx?E=48057&G=163669
The Weetbix Tryathlon in Hamilton is on Sunday 4 December at the University Fields, Hamilton East.
All children will be the responsibility of their parent/caregivers on the day.
Any questions please contact:
Emma Alsemgeest - email firstname.lastname@example.org
Tuesday 6 December
Yr 6 Social/Graduation evening
Time: Evening 6.30pm – 8pm in the school hall.
This is a time to celebrate the end of an important part of our Year 6 children’s education.
Parents of Year 6 children are invited to attend.
Wednesday 7 December
School Celebration / Senior Prizegivng
9:30am – 11am (approx)
Where: David Street School under the Covered Courts.
The programme includes performances from our kapa haka and singing by the whole school.
We also recognise our graduate Year 6 students with awards for our most outstanding achievers and graduation certificates.
Weather permitting, the celebration will be held under the covered courts
Thursday 8 December
Junior School Wheels and Toys Day a day of fun and celebration for each team. Notices will go home with more detail. Any questions please talk to or email your child’s teacher.
Senior Fun Day:
We will spend the day between Morrinsville pools and the Recreation Grounds, where the students will take part in some fun games.
Students are travelling by bus and will there is no charge for this trip. We will be at the pools from 10am-2pm so bus students will be back in time for the bus.
Students will need to bring:
Togs, 2 towels
Lunch, snacks and plenty of water
Sunblock and their own sunhat (sunblock already applied too please)
Clothing that promotes sun safety, e.g. t-shirts, rash shirt
We do not require any parent helpers on this trip. Many thanks for your help throughout the year.
Tuesday 13 December
Middle School Fun Day a day of fun and celebration. Notices will go home with more detail. Any questions please talk to or email your child’s teacher.
Wednesday 14 December
Last Day of the School Year
School Closes at the earlier time of 12.30pm Buses will be running at 12pm
Kapa Haka Performance Evening 2022
Address: 45 David Street, Morrinsville, 3300
Phone: 07 889 7780