Newsletter Week 1 Term 1 2023
Carew Peel Forest School - Thursday 2nd February 2023
Ngā mihi nui!
Welcome back for another school year at Carew Peel Forest School. This will be a short newsletter HOWEVER it has some important information!
We welcome back our established and new families to our school and look forward to making 2023 as best as we can. We have 7 new students arriving to us. A big welcome to Aaliyah, Theo, Arkie, Gethin, Ryder, Austin, Brylee and their families to Carew Peel Forest. We welcome Layla who is driving our Minty bus.
Please ensure your child has a hats, they bring their togs, and they have enough food!
Please remember to let us know if children are not on the buses. Text or call the office.
We are always ready to help, so if you have any questions please come and see us!
Meet the teacher/Hopes and Aspirations Day!
We have a meet the teacher day planned for the 10th of February. The goal for the day is for our staff to have a quick sit down chat with individual students and their parents. The chat is designed for our families and students to share about themselves, find out a bit about the year, and help set up a positive year of learning.
The following are some questions that may guide you.
Tell us about your child…
What are your hopes for your child?
What do you want from your school year?
What are your child’s interests?
What are your child’s challenges?
What is the most important thing for us to know about your child?
What is your child involved in outside of school?
Anything else you want to share about your child?
If you'd like to talk to your child's teacher in private please make contact with them first.
Please click on the image of the pool or the link below!
Check your child's bag for your Class Dojo logins!
Or, please click on the Class Dojo image below and follow the instructions to access Class Dojo. You will receive updates from your child and what they are learning in class. The reason for changing programmes was that Seesaw was simply costing too much.
Class Dojo, Facebook, and our School App will be our primary sources for information.
Our School APP
We are moving with the times and now have a school app! It is the best way to communicate. Please download it as we will be using it a lot! You can use it to receive messages and lets us know about absences.
Check it out!
Download the Carew Peel Forest School App
To download the App Scan the QR code For access from a compatible Android or iOS mobile device If you don't have a compatible device Use the web version to still access relevant communication Remember to add it to your browsers bookmarks
Update to our water system
We have had the team from Hadlee and Brunton here over the last few weeks updating our water system. A new water tank, pump for the bore, water piping, and soak pits are being installed. This is exciting work as it means our water will not run out during high use times such as after lunch when we all go to the bathroom and have a drink!
Photos of our first week!
A practice powhiri!
We had a little powhiri to welcome our newest members of staff. We will hold a proper one when our singing improves!
2023 Term Dates
Term 1 Dates:
Thursday 9th February - Crusaders at Southern Rugby Club, 3.30
Friday 10th February - Meet the teacher day!
Thursday 23rd - Mid Canterbury Primary Swimming at EA Networks - Year 5 and 6
Friday 24th February - Our School Swimming Festival at our pool
Tuesday 28th February - Kereru Camp to Aoraki/Mt Cook
Tuesday 28th Paid Union Meeting 2 - 3 pm. School will be closed from 12.30.
Tuesday 7th March MCPSSA Swimming Sports
Friday 10th March - Assembly and our School Triathlon!
Friday 17th March -SCPSSA Triathlon at Temuka
Monday 20th March - Digital Safety and Wellbeing Lessons
Friday 24th March - Assembly 2pm
Tuesday 4th April - Enviro day at Staveley
Thursday 6th April - Assembly
Term 1: Wed 1st February 2023 - Thurs 6th April
Term 2: Mon 24th April - Fri 30th June
Term 3: Mon 17th July - Fri 22nd September
Term 4: Mon 9th October - 18th December
Adult Water Ski School
We are looking for a couple more people so the Adult Ski School can go ahead, so if you or a friend or a family member are interested in adult ski school (any skiing level accepted) please email Clearwater Aquatic Club (address below) with your name and phone number ASAP and someone will be in touch.
Adult Ski School Dates - Thursday 9th and Friday 10th February 2023
Coach - Andy Gilchrist
Postal address: 1051 Ealing-Montalto Road, Carew R.D.5, Ashburton 7775, New ZealandPhone: (+64) (03) 696 3556