Frankley School Newsletter

Term 3 Week 2 2019

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Nau mai Haere mai Welcome ~ Sarah Morris, Principal

Welcome back to another term. Keep an eye on the school calendar on the website to see up and coming events. Our next mission is to update the website so all the information is current. Have a super weekend.

School Vision

We have been thinking about our current school vision: Effective Communicator, Creative Learner, Positive Difference. As a school, we are exploring opportunities to strengthen our current curriculum and learning outcomes to ensure our students have the competencies and skills to live and learn now and in the future. We would like some feedback about our vision and whether these statements capture the essence of what we want for our young people in this changing world. It is important that we are aspirational and our Vision serves us well. We would appreciate your feedback over the next couple of weeks. Watch this space for a google form and save these dates to pop in to the library for a cuppa and give us your feedback. The leadership team looks forward to chatting with you.

Tuesday August 13 8.30am - 9.30am

Thursday August 15 2.30pm - 3.30pm

Welcome Jess Uru

Miss Jess Uru will be working in Te Puāwai for the rest of the term. Jenny Cooksley is currently on leave, taking time to be with her husband John, who is unwell. Our thoughts are with John and Jenny at this difficult time.


Well done to our school football, netball and rugby team that made it through to the semi finals in interschool sport. Unfortunately after 3 great games we were beaten in all the codes. A special thanks to the coaches: Paul Newman, Brendon Anderson and Anna Trinder. I heard from Mike Dowd at St Josephs, as he was extremely proud and impressed with our children’s confidence and ability during the whakatau (formal welcome). Great to hear positive comments from on and off the field.

After school

We ensure no child is left at the school gate at the end of the day. If they are still waiting to be picked up we bring them back to the office for their safety.

Our grounds are beautiful and we want them to be enjoyed by our community. Please ensure your children go home straight after school. They are able to return to enjoy the school grounds after school hours however please be aware we are not available after 3pm to supervise play.

Traffic Management and Bush Track

The NPDC traffic management officer has confirmed that the contractors are aiming to have signs up on Monday to allow people to walk up and down Tukapa street by the road works. Pedestrians will be able to continue up the road, inside the road cones (not on the live lane), there will be pedestrian arrows to guide pedestrians up the road. Where the pedestrians get close to heavy plant and machinery, there will be signs “Please wait to be escorted through”. Downers friendly digger operator Richard will gladly shut down the machine and one of the workers will escort pedestrians through the site.

We are still waiting for the metal to be put on the bush track before it is reopened.

Student Attendance

Student attendance, along with effective teaching, has the greatest influence on student engagement and achievement. All students must be present at school so they can participate and engage in learning. Students with high absenteeism are less likely to succeed in their learning. If a student misses five school days each term, or one day a fortnight, they will miss the equivalent of one year of school over 10 years. As the level of absenteeism grows, the difficulty of re-engaging in learning can grow exponentially. Being late to school also has a huge impact. We really appreciate children being at school each day and on time. Thanks for your support. If your child is not attending school please email the office, use the skool loop app or ring and leave a message on the absentee line.

Our students are absent more on a Friday, followed by Mondays and Tuesdays.

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Ngā mihi nui

Sarah Morris

Te Kakano hub 1.2 Strength Talent Interest Need Interview

If your child is in Te Kakano hub 1.2 and has just started school or is due to start in term 3 please click this link to book a time to meet with Bonnie Mills or Tina Johnson to discuss the aspirations you have for your child. These interviews will take place on:

Thursday 8 August 8.30am - 11.00am

Library Book Amnesty

Many of our students borrow and return their books regularly, but we do have too big a number of outstanding overdue books. We need your help please to fossick, delve, burrow, ransack, rummage and search through all those places in the house and car that seem to consume books after library day.

It is demoralising for me to week after week have to tell students who have their heart set on issuing a certain book that it still hasn’t been returned. Many children are also really embarrassed by having to tell me that they can’t find theirs, so we know you’ll do your very best to help them and us.

Thanks for your assistance,

Jackie Cameron, Librarian

Tēna koutou Frankley Netballers

The 2019 Netball season has come to an end for our five Future FERNS teams and what a fantastic bunch of Year 3-6 girls we have had. Whether it was learning to chest or bounce pass, shoot, dodge, run, defend, attack or evade, each player has taken away many new skills that they can transfer into their future netballing pursuits. A big congratulations to all our players, you have demonstrated our school values and attitudes in every game played and had fun within your teams.

Of course none of this would have been possible without the amazing support and guidance from our coaches and managers. Thank you so much for your positive attitude towards the game structures and changes, attending coaching courses and bringing this knowledge to your weekly practice sessions. You have encouraged your players to love the game of netball and have fun, fostering the foundation skills and fair play attitudes along the way.

Frankley Ferns - Coach Teina Malone, Manager Jodi Fox

Frankley Pulse - Coach Karrie Crowe, Manager Jo Jackson

Frankley Magic - Coach Nikki Greenem, Manager Stacey Krutz

Frankley Mystics - Coaches Erin Smith and Tina Johnson, Manager Erin Andrews

Thank you also needs to be made to all of our whānau that have their children at practice each week and get them out to Waiwhakaiho on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. We appreciate you letting your child/ren participate in the great sport that is Netball.

A final thanks to Anna Trinder who took on the job of coaching our Year 5/6 Interschool A Netball team and Jo Jackson for helping out with the B team. This included more practices and coaching and umpiring games against Norfolk, Waitara East, Coastal Taranaki and Puketapu schools. A big congratulations also goes to Frankley Ferns for making it through to the Semi Finals of our division. A tough game was played against St John Bosco and unfortunately we were the 14 of a 15-14 win to them. The girls gave it their all and should be very proud of their efforts. We appreciate the time and skills that have been given to Netball at Frankley School and we look forward to doing it all again next year.

Thank you for your continued support

Yours in Netball

Anna Trinder (on behalf of Frankley School)

Car Park

The safety of our children is paramount. I do ask that our car park is not used for dropping off in the mornings and picking up in the afternoons. The driveway gate is closed to ensure the safety of everyone entering and departing the school grounds. The parking is for our staff, volunteers and contractors during school hours. You are more than welcome to use the car park to pick up or drop your children off during the school day for appointments. Please do not park on the grass. Thank you for supporting us to look after our environment and our children. The bush track is also a great option in the mornings and afternoons.

My School Rules

The campaign is called “My School Rules” and 10 schools in the area have been chosen to be a part of this. Our school has been lucky enough to be chosen as one of the 10 schools. For the month of August, customers can collect as many points as possible over a four week period for the chance to win a major prize for the primary school of their choice. Every $20 spent at Centre City will equal one point towards their nominated school. We will have three major prizes for the schools with the most points:

1st Prize: $5,000

2nd Prize: $3,000

3rd Prize: $1,000

4th Prize: $500

5th Prize: $500

So if you are shopping in Centre City and spend $20.00 or more please nominate our school!!!