Friday 23 September 2016 – Term 3 - Week 9
VALUE FOCUS FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS: Nil
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.
Here we are on the last day of Term 3 phew…… it has been an incredibly busy term and everyone is ready for a break.
Congratulations to the Elm Park School Kapa Haka group for their amazing performance on Saturday at Buckland’s Beach Intermediate. A big thank you to all of the staff who have given up so much of their time to support this group. The video of the performance is on our schools Facebook.
Thank you to all the parents and families who came along to support their children and see them receive their awards for writing so well as part of their ALL (Accelerated Literacy Learning) group.
It was a fun evening.
Well done to our children who participated in the speech finals at Elm Park School. Seth Hutching was the second place winner and has represented our school at Royal Oak Primary School.
Room 7 has started this week with more Year 0 children, the teacher is Mrs Melanie Olsen.
Welcome to our school new children and their families we hope you enjoy your learning journey at Elm Park School.
School closes at 3.00 pm on Friday 23 September and will reopen Term 4 on Monday 10 October at 8.50 am. Enjoy your break.
Important Dates this Term:
Week 9 23 September 3.00 pm Term 3 Ends
Week 1 10 October 8.30 am Term 4 Commences
SPARE CLOTHES / BORROWED CLOTHES - We would appreciate the return of clothing items borrowed by children from the first aid room. Thanks.
Options for reporting your child’s absence - please ensure you let us know by 9.30 am. It is important that you notify the office, not just the teacher in case of relievers etc.
Text 021 134 0916 Phone 09 5770070 and press 1 to leave a message on the absence line.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or use the Skoolbag app. Report via the school website.
NEW ENROLLMENTS FOR THE REMAINDER OF 2016 AND 2017
Parents wishing to have their children attend Elm Park School must complete an application form for enrolment. If your child turns 5 this coming year or next year and we have yet to receive an enrolment form, please contact the school office for one or click here to download one. If you put your younger child’s name on the bottom of an older sibling form when enrolling, you still need to fill out an enrolment form. The best time to enrol your child is around their 4th birthday. If you know of children in your extended family, street or neighbourhood who are intending to enrol, please could you encourage them to do so early as class numbers fill up quickly.
POSITIVE SOCIAL INTERACTION
Congratulations to the following students who were selected and acknowledged this fortnight for their responsible, friendly behaviour.
Personal Presentation Winners
The following students were voted as the overall fortnightly winner in their year level for the most neatly presented in their uniform.
Congratulations to the following students who were selected and acknowledged this term as Principal’s Award Winners.
Jing Yi Zhao
Focus on Children
Two weeks ago Room 27 went on a class trip to Bunnings. Nga tamariki had an amazing time putting their building skills to the test and adding their own personal flair to their creations. A huge thank you Dani and the team at Botany Bunnings for making sure we had a memorable building experience.
Super Skillz October Holidays 6 player discount 30/30 - More Hockey FUN these holidays. 9am - 3pm, Monday 3 October, Tuesday 4 October, Wednesday 5 October Auckland Hockey, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga. Get together with 6 friends and register and pay for Super Skillz - $30 per player per day.http://www.akhockey.org.nz/Community/Holiday-Programmes You are then eligible for a team discount of 30% when you register the same 6 players for the Junior Summer Hockey Competition, reduced to $252.http://www.akhockey.org.nz/Competitions/Summer-Competition/Junior
SAFE are running a colouring competition over the school holidays. October is world vegetarian month and our competition is part of these celebrations. It focuses on how being vegetarian is kind for animals. The competition closes on the 14th of October, and the winners will be announced on the 21st, it is open to 5 to 14-year-olds. Download the colouring competition here. You can learn more about SAFE here.
Eastern Junior Touch is now taking registrations for individuals or teams who are interested in playing summer Touch. More information: Mobile/TXT 021 286 8288 Email: email@example.com
www.sporty.co.nz/easternjuniortouch Tuesday evenings from 4.00pm to 6.30pm. Boys, girls and mixed teams for years 3&4, years 5&6 and years 7&8. Competition runs from Tuesday 18th October - 13th December at the Auckland Hockey Stadium, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Lady Marie Drive, Pakuranga.