Pinehill School Newsletter
Wednesday 14th September 2022
Message from our Principal
Kia ora tatou, Mālō e lele, Ann yeong haseyo, Ni hao, Dzień dobry
This week is Te Wiki o Te Reo Māori http://www.tewikiotereomaori.co.nz/
Māori Language week gives us an opportunity to practise our Te Reo and to karawhuia, which means, give it heaps, as we learn new phrases each day alongside the rest of the nation. We have been very fortunate to have Patupaiarehe (Te Reo fairies) visiting all of our Pinehill School classrooms throughout the week. The Patupaiarehe have had Te Reo questions for the students to answer as well as a kete of prizes.
Last Thursday the whole school gathered onto the top court area near the library to create a 25th Pinehill photo. A big ‘thank you’ to our parents, Colin and Calla who took the drone photos for us, so that we may capture our special Pinehill School birthday milestone and look back on these photos for years to come. There was much excitement from the students as we organised ourselves into the chalk drawn ‘25’ outline and much waving out to the drone. We have all enjoyed looking at these photos. I have included one of the shots in today’s newsletter.
Next week is our week of 25th Silver Jubilee celebration events. Please visit our school website for further details of our planned events. https://pinehill.school.nz/
Next Monday 19th September at 5pm, we have our Pinehill School opening for our Art Exhibition in the hall, which we hope to see you all at. Our Kapa Haka group will be opening the art exhibition and arriving at 4:30pm to allow them time to get ready. We are so delighted that our art exhibtion can go ahead this year. Usually the art exhibition is every two years, alternating with the school production. This is the first time since 2019, we have been able to have our art festival with previous Covid disruption. The children have worked so hard all year on their special piece of art work. All children will have a piece of art displayed. Get ready to be amazed and wowed with an incredibly colourful display of art, covering a range of media.
We are so excited about an up and coming event for all our Pinehill families. We invite you to keep Wednesday 28th September free from 7pm -7:30pm to join us in a zoom. The link is below. This zoom will give you an overview of The Resilience Project programme, how it works in schools and some ideas of how to support that work at home. We will also look at data collected from New Zealand students with regards to device use and the importance of sleep for learning and development. We look forward to seeing you on zoom. Further information below in The Resilience Project section of our newsletter.
Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari he toa takitini
Success is not the work of one but the work of many
Ngā mihi nui,
Carla Veldman, Principal
Board of Trustee Election Results
Pinehill School (Browns Bay)
School Board Election 2022
For 3 Parent Representatives
DECLARATION OF PARENT REPRESENTATIVE ELECTION RESULTS
Parent Representatives Votes
YU, Jenny 118
BATEUP, Evan 60
FRUEAN, Sarah 54
HAYCOCK, Matt 46
WICKES, Rodney 15
INVALID VOTES 0
I therefore declare the following duly elected:
Evan Bateup, Sarah Fruean and Jenny Yu.
Pinehill School (Browns Bay)
25th Silver Jubilee Birthday Celebrations at Pinehill School - See website for details
Recently, Room 10 completed an activity titled ‘ Mood changers’. They watched a video and discussed what a ‘bad mood’ is and how it feels.
We all experience bad moods, sometimes sad/pōuri things happen, things keep going wrong, or you have a rough night’s sleep etc, and this can affect our mood.
No one is perfect and we all feel a little down at times. The important thing is to know how to change your mood. Our ability to feel optimistic even when things are not going well for us is a life-changing attitude.
Hugh, the founder of The Resilience Project, says one of the most useful ways to build positivity and optimism in our lives (even when things seem tough) is to think of 3 things that have gone well for us each day. Acknowledging the positives can help to counter the negatives.
Also, finding the things in life that can lift your mood and reset how you are feeling is vital to managing our emotions.
Below are some ‘bad mood hats’ that Room 10 designed, showing how they feel when they are in a bad mood or what can make them feel that way. They then discussed what they could do to lift their mood so they were able to wear a ‘good mood’ hat.
New long-term strategy for COVID-19
This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate.
Mask wearing is no longer required.
All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.
Household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for five days. Therefore, ākonga who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, should continue to attend. It is the best place for them to be so they can be engaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends.
Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting our community.
Queen Elizabeth II Memorial Public Holiday
Room 2 - Dong Dong Ma
Room 3 - Jason Yang
Room 4 - Cronos Haumaha - Anderson
Room 5 - Eva Tangi
Room 6 - Talyah Heidar
Room 7 - Caledonia Machouche
Room 8 - Alina Liu
Room 9 - German Campomayor
Room 10 - Carina Lan
Room 11 - Irene Park
Room 12 - Nikki Farhomand Nejad
Room 13 - Charlotte Song
Room 14 - Khloe Waaka
Room 15 - Bowen Yang
Room 16 - Sasha Movtchan
Room 17 - Mia Chen
Room 18 - Wateen Alhammadi
Room 19 - Jack Young
Room 20 - Ella Guo
Winning House - Motuihe
Splash Polo - Players of the day
Friends of Pinehill School
Jesters Pie Day is EVERY TUESDAY!! Orders close a day prior (Monday) at 11 am.
It’s Snack Friday this week
We sell snacks in the hall foyer between 12:40 pm and 1 pm. From the health point of view, we suggest 1-2 snacks, and a $5 note is enough for your child. Lunch eating time ends at 12:40. There will be NO sales before this time.
Last Fun Food Friday this term is on 30 September.
Last 2 weeks of collection! Please keep collecting Yummy stickers and bringing them in by Friday, 23rd Sep.
25th Anniversary Merch Sale
To celebrate our 25th Anniversary, we have an AWESOME range of Merch for EVERYONE! Grab a reusable coffee cup on the go or a cute little teddy for yourself or as a gift. (All sample items are available to view at the school office)
Kindo online orders close TOMORROW, 14 September.
● Orders will be distributed to your child's class on Friday, 16 September
● New item added. Limited Stocks!!
● Due to popularity, 25th Anniversary Teddy in dark brown and light brown are on backorder.
Merch sales are also available at Art Exhibition Tuesday, 20 September, the Top Playground Opening (Thursday, 22 September) and the 25th Anniversary Assembly (Friday, 23 September). CASH ONLY
Pricing of items:
● 25th Anniversary Teddy - Special Edition $15 ea
● 25th Silver Jubilee Pen $5 ea
● Reusable Glass Cup (350ml) $18 ea
● Mug $15 ea
● Pocket Notebook (House colours) $8
● Yoyo (House colours) $8
If you have any queries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your support!
Year 6 Enrolments - Northcross Reminder
You are welcome to contact Donne email@example.com
Please note: we are no longer have any interviews at school.
Should you require any further information please do not hesitate to contact me.