Newsletter Week 8 Term 2
Lauriston School 20th June 2022
Kia ora ma whanau,
Thanks for your feedback from our Matariki Celebrations Survey last week.
We had 38 families respond from 63 families in total within our school. Don't worry if you didn't complete the survey as the feedback we have received to date has been invaluable for our planning purposes.
The results of your feedback have indicated that:
- The 8th of July is the best day to house all the planned activities from Hangi, Powhiri, Workshop at the Whare for Parents and End of Term Assembly. If the weather is unsuitable for the Hangi to go ahead-this day of activities will be postponed until Term 3 (though the End of Term assembly would go ahead in the Lauriston Hall at 1.30pm if wet)
- Our whanau would like to donate food, materials and time towards the Hangi and offer this kai to all who attend free
What a pleasing result which reflects the spirit of Matariki celebrations spent together as a community-my thanks to you all for this feedback.
Please keep an eye out tomorrow for a second survey around our Hangi Preparations-it is vital that all families complete this survey to help us determine our total numbers for catering purposes and for establishing our volunteer teams on the ground who will be working with kids to prepare and carry out the Hangi on the 8 of July.
Nga mihi nui
Teacher Only Day - 27th June
This will be a professional development day for staff with Nathan Crocker on Student Inquiry and Agency and also time with Mark Treadwell on competencies.
- Scholastic Book Fair - 20th - 23rd June
- Zone Cross Country - 22nd June
- Matariki Holiday - 24th June
- Teacher Only Day - 27th June
- BOT Meeting 7pm - 27th June
- End of Term Two - 8th July
Whanau Hui Bookings
Please see the attached link for our Whanau Hui bookings.
Whanau hui is an opportunity for parents, the child and their teacher to celebrate the learning that has happened so far this year and to look at goals for the remainder of 2022. We highly value these meetings and allocate 30 minutes to each to ensure we have plenty of time. These are being held over Week 7 and 8 of the term from Monday 13th June - Thursday 23rd June. We have one late night option on Monday 20th with appointments available to 8pm.
Please let us know if you have any trouble booking in.
The Lauriston team
Scholastic Book Week and Book Fair
Book Week and the Scholastic Book Fair are back at Lauriston for 2022! Running from Wednesday 15th June until Thursday 23rd June we have a range of exciting events taking place throughout the week including:
Wednesday 15th June - Dad's Day! Dad's come along and read a book or share something fun with your child's class.
Thursday 16th June - Mums are super stars! Mums come along and read a book or share something fun with your child's class.
Friday 17th June - Book character dress-up day and parade! Come along dressed as your favourite book character.
Monday 20th June - Grandparents Day! Grandparents come along and read a book or share something fun with your grandchild's class.
Tuesday 21st June - Pyjama Day! Come to school in your pyjamas and bring along your favourite teddy ready for a movie afternoon.
Please keep an eye out for a timeline with greater detail of activities coming soon.
Last Week in Mt Alford
Last Tuesday we had our very first 4 year old afternoon in Mt Alford. These are afternoons designed to give children who are 4 plenty of time to get used to school. We are trialling these this term with the plan to make them a permanent part of our transition to school programme. They are an extra on top and do not replace our normal school visit schedule.
For our first afternoon we had lots of fun with songs and music. We kept to the beat with the happy sticks, joined in with the beanbag song and even got the parachute out. It was lots of fun.
We are looking forward to our next afternoon on Tuesday 28th June from 1.45-2.30. Younger siblings are welcome. Please let us know if you can make it: firstname.lastname@example.org
Last week in Mt Harper
Our pigs are growing friendlier by the day and Mt Harper have enjoyed interacting with them, giving them pats while we feed them to help them get used to being around people.
A big congratulations to Ollie Royston and Jack Sim who received our class certificates this week for the hard work and effort they have been putting into their reading.
Last week in Mt Hutt
Once upon a time, there was a cheetah and a tiger and they were fighting. The cheetah won the fight and the tiger was breathing fast when suddenly there was a storm. By Elena
In the jungle, there was a koala. He was minding his own business then a monkey came along! The monkey said, "what are you doing minding your own monkey business?" By Sadie
Once upon a time there was giraffe that meet a Zebra. The giraffe had black dots like a zebra except zebra's have black stripes and giraffes have yellow all around the black dots. The Zebra has black and white stripes. Then a tiger came along and gobbled the Zebra up all in one golp! So then the giraffe didn't have a friend. By Claire
Once upon a time, there was a pokemon card with Richu on it. Unfortunately lightning blew up the lab then lightning struck the pokemon card with Richu on it! Suddenly, Richu came to life. That is the story of how pokemon came to life. By Archie
Once upon a time, there were two horses galloping around. The farm one stopped galloping. She sat down and suddenly two legs popped out of her tummy. Then the rest of it came out! The other horse stopped. The farm horse had a foal. By Sophie
Last week in Mt Winterslow
Using real life practical situations, and connecting it to our native bush area, bird highway
and Matariki continues to provide many of the contexts for science and mathematics in Mt
Winterslow so far this term.
The 9 Matariki Stars have provided another earning context, by making connections to the
natural world with patterns and relationships. Students are able to tell what each star
represents and how it is connected to the environment. The star, Tupu-a-rangi represents
nature, trees, birds, forests. Mt Winterslow have related trees, to patterns of leaves related to
the seasons. Students have been very busy creating a paper mache model of their very own
bird or ngahere. Photos to come as we are up to our painting stage. We also look forward to
planting more trees during our Matariki celebration. We enjoyed making Matariki lanterns to
represent the stars, Pohutakawa which represents the passing of loved ones, and Hiwa-i-
terangi , the star that represents goals and aspirations.
Congratulations to Harry Davey for being awarded Star of the Week, for showing determination in everything he does! Displays a consistent work ethic & Farrah Wilson for showing responsibility to complete tasks while away sick at home.
Ka Mau te Wehi!
On Wednesday the 8th June Mt Winterslow travelled to Methven to participate in Flow Yoga. We thoroughly enjoyed our session. Student’s showed great flexibility and agility. We would like to say big thank you to Mel our instructor and thank you to our parents who provided transport. Hope you enjoy some of our photos.
Last week in Mt Somers
In Mt Somers we have been busy learning about Matariki.
Yesterday we spent the morning making Matariki kites with Mt Winterslow. We worked with a buddy - each of us chose a Mt Winterslow student to work with. We planned our own designs and used lots of skills like measuring, symmetry, team work, negotiating and problem solving. Come and see our beautiful kites which are on display in the library for book week.
Mid Canterbury Rural Community Dance
Monday – Friday 8:30am to 3:30pm