Newsletter - Term 2, Week 4
Friday, 27th May 2022
Kia ora koutou,
Well done to all our students who took park in the school cross country event yesterday. It was great to see a large number of parents supporting our students. I don't know about you but it certainly brought some normality back to school considering what we have been through over the past couple of years.
A big thank you to our Friends of School who provided a sausage and bread to our students for lunch.
Some of our students will now move on to the next stage in their cross country journey - Western. This will be held next week on Thursday, 2 June at Otautau School. The students will be running on the same course and we will look to have a couple of practices next week before the big race. All the best to those students.
Please click on the title 'Cross Country Results' below to view the results from yesterdays cross country.
Attendance Snapshot - Week 4
When comparing our latest attendance data to what our data said at the end of last term it is pleasing to see a 5% increase in the number of students who have moved into the regular attendance category (90% or greater). Below is a graph showing the latest data.
Next week you may hear in the media that the government is set to announce its new attendance strategy. This is going to have major implications for us as a school and for some of our parents/whanau whom have children identified as having 'chronic' attendance (less that 70%).
We know that attendance isn't necessarily a school issue but schools need to act to address the issues and provide supports in place to educate and assist the whanau.
Completed Tau Cards
Health Education Statement
Whats happening this Term.........
31st May - National Young Leaders Day, Dunedin
1st June - Year 5/6 Rippa Rugby
2rd June - Western Cross Country
9th June - Board of Trustees Meeting, 7.30pm - All wecome
I could see the pipette was dripping and the second colour went to the bottom of the beaker because it is heavier.
The blue dunk down because its heavy.
I am mixing with the stirring rod.
The egg could float because the water was heavier.
The green went down after I mixed them because it is heavy.
The fluffy stuff took up more room in the beaker and the ice did not melt.
This week Sue the scientist came to teach Rooms 5 and 7 science. We discovered how to make an egg float, by adding sodium chloride to water, which makes the water heavier than the egg. We did experiments with food colouring. We did experiments with ice cubes, where we wrapped the ice cube in different things, to see what would happen. We also learnt that water can be a liquid, a solid and a gas. We had a go at being engineers, by making a bridge and seeing how strong it was. It was lots of fun and exploring over two days,
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