Newsletter week 3 Term 3
East Gore School August 13th 2021
Last week I was privileged to attend the New Zealand Principals Conference in Rotorua. At this conference I was able to connect with principals from Southland and the rest of the country. During discussions with other school leaders I was able to hear some the stories from their schools about what exciting things are happening, along with sharing about what is happening right here at East Gore. Throughout the conference I was able to listen to some fantastic speakers on a range of topics who have given me a range of ideas that I am excited to share with the staff and see how we can put the East Gore way into it. I also learnt that we are doing an awesome job here at East Gore and we can be very proud of our students and staff. Good job everyone here at East Gore.
This week has been all about Maths week and I know there are photos below in this newsletter. I just wanted to say that my heart was warmed while I watched our senior classes (Rata and Rimu) support the junior classes (Puriri, Totara and Kauri) with a range of Maths activities. Some feedback from across the school
" Gosh this Maths is fun"
"I lost count because I was giggling"
"Can we do this every day"
"Keeping track of the junior students is hard work"
After this fun the teachers are now coming up with other curriculum areas we can do something similar with... watch this space.
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).
Principals Award 6 August
Congratulations to Addison for being an awesome East Gore student.
Citizenship Award 6 August
Congratulations TJ for showing respect and the values of East Gore School.
Principals Award & Citizenship Award 6 August
Congratulations to Addison on receiving the Principals cup and to TJ for receiving the citizenship cup award. You are both amazing role models to others at East Gore School.
Citizenship Award 6 August
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.
Mīharo Murihiki Polyfest 2021
Thursday 26th August - Stadium Southland Invercargill.
Our students will be travelling by bus to this event and will be on stage performing at 12.30pm.
We recommend that if any whanau want to go and watch East Gore perform that they are seated in the stadium by 12.00pm. There is also a $2 entry fee.
Those students involved received an information letter this week please check school bags for this. Any questions please contact school.
We enjoyed doing different activities for Maths Week. We especially loved getting to complete the maths trail around the school with our buddies. The seniors took the juniors under their wings and had great fun finding out the answers to all the questions. Many thanks to parents that also got involved during the week - it just shows that maths can be fun!
Here are some photos.
PTA COOKIE DOUGH FUNDRAISER
All profits from this go to the final expenses for the installation of the senior playground.
many thanks for your support with this.
Rachel Mitchell - PTA secretary
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!
You would need to supervised helpings of weetbix and make and spread toast and clean up after wards. If you can help we would love to hear from you.
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.