Friday 19 May 2017 Term 2 - Week 3
From The Principal
Kia ora tatou katoa, Annyong Haseyo, Talofa, Malo e lelei, Bula vi naka, Kia orana Nga mihi nui ki a koutou, Namaste, Nihao, Greetings to you all.
School is off with another busy term. Last week Years 5/6 students had a trip to the Buddhist Temple near Baverstock School. Feedback is very positive and the children and staff had an amazing time. We will be invited back next year and are thinking of extending it to other levels of the school.
Chinese Cultural Activities were held on Friday last week. Activities included Waist drum, Folk Dances, Origami, 3 D paper cutting and Calligraphy. These activities will be taking place over the next two Fridays.
It is with great sadness that we announce that Mrs Jean Russell, one of our lovely ESOL teachers, passed away on Saturday after a brave battle with a serious illness. We will all miss her. Mrs Lauren Russell (our office person, one of her daughters) knows that we are all thinking of her and her family at this sad time.
Have a lovely weekend
We are still collecting Yummy Apple Stickers. Collect the Yummy cut-out labels from bags (each cut-out label is worth 10 stickers) and individual Yummy apple stickers for your school’s share of the $200,000 free DG Sport sports gear prize pool. Yummy apples are available from New World, Pak n Save and participating Four Square stores. The more you collect, the more sports gear you get so get going and start collecting your Yummy cut-out labels and stickers now!
The following students were recognised this fortnight for their commitment to the three R’s. Respect - The way we treat other people and property. Resilience - In the way we overcome obstacles about our learning and behaviour. Responsibility - Managing ourselves, our jobs and the way we look after property and places in our school. Well done students!!
Tsung Wai Ng
Well done to Sara, Jayden, Mihika, Gabrielle, Giovanni, Faith and Connor with your fundraising for Starship Hospital in the amount of $346.30. What a great success and awesome achievement! Thank you to all that supported this fundraising.
Focus on Children
Room 20 are the monitors for the Fonterra Milk for Schools programme. Fonterra provides milk to our school for free and each day Room 20 delivers and collects the milk from our classrooms.
The milk is provided in cartons that need to folded correctly so that they take up less space for transport back to the recycling company. Not only do we benefit by getting free milk, but the cartons are recycled to make roof tiles.
The boys are very responsible monitors. They take their job very seriously and appreciate everyone’s help in making sure the cartons are folded the right way. They have even started a fastest folder club for those students who can fold their carton in under 5 seconds. Have you become a member of the club yet? Check out this video of us folding our cartons in under 5 seconds:
Click Here: Carton folding experts Kael, Dee and Troy