Friday 30 June 2017 Term 2 - Week 9
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.
Welcome to Week 9 of Term 2, 2017. Today we are all happy as we have won the America’s Cup - how exciting for New Zealand sailing. Congratulations to all those Team members who have worked so hard...great results. Just shows what team work can do.
This week is Matariki week and our children are visiting the Auckland War Memorial Museum and from all accords it has been a huge success.
We have a few changes in our staffing for next term, Mrs Michelle Wyatt will be taking over Room 5, full time from next term. Mrs Anna Howell will be doing other teaching jobs in the school and Mrs Kiralee Morris will be taking time out to have her baby. Mr John Owens who has been a Teacher aide with us, will also be leaving to return to the UK with his wife, to be with their family. We want to say a huge thank you to everyone who has worked so hard during their time with us at Elm Park School and wish them all well in their journeys.
A big thank you to the PTA for organising the great Disco Friday week ago. The children had an awesome time as did many of the parents from my observations.
Our lost property has built up again. We have a number of lovely, warm fleece jackets hanging up outside Mrs Douglas’s uniform shop but they are not clearly named so it is hard to return them to their rightful owners and the weather is so cold at the moment. Please ensure that all articles of clothing are named clearly, thank you.
A reminder that we will be finishing school on 7 July at 3.00 pm for the holidays (NEXT WEEK) any children left behind will be placed in Kids Korner and there will be a charge.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend,
Have a lovely weekend
UNIFORMS - Please note that we no longer accept second hand uniforms or pay for them. We are happy to accept any donations of CLEAN articles of clothing for our sick bay for use when children are sick on their clothing or get wet and require a change of clothes.
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!
RAIN COATS AND JACKETS AT SCHOOL - Please ensure your children have suitable jackets for school. Many of the students are running errands in the rain during the school day or heading to other classes for groups and getting wet. That is not so bad while the weather is still mild but they will need to stay dry in the colder, wetter months.
After School Arrangements - In an emergency please feel free to call the school office to pass on after school arrangements to your child. However due to the number of children in the school, we need to keep these calls to a minimum. Wherever possible, please make arrangements with your child before school and if they need a reminder, a note to their teacher or a note in their school bag would be appreciated. Thanks.
The following students were recognised this term 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!!
John (Juncheng) Wang
Feng Feng Gao
Anand Krishna Kumar
Congratulations to the following students who were selected and acknowledged this term as Principal’s Award Winners.
Aibel Dony Athithara
Alexander Le-Lievre Webb
Room 8 / 26
Room 9 / 27
Room 10 / 16
Room 11 / 30
Focus on Children
Room 14 have been learning about Chinese New Year as part of our Celebrations Inquiry. We learnt about red traditionally being a lucky colour in China. Dennis, a student in our class taught us how to create a monkey by paper cutting. First we drew a draft in our sketchbooks. Next we folded a red piece of paper and drew half a monkey by keeping the shape and size the same as Dennis’ example. Then we carefully cut it out. We all enjoyed doing this activity and have our monkeys displayed in our class window.
Congratulations to Lorna Baldsing for being awarded the Walking School Bus Megastar Volunteer of the Year for South Auckland.
Farm Cove Intermediate School is looking for families to host Korean students who are arriving into the area starting from late July for between 10 - 21 days. English obviously must be your first language, they come to experience our unique "Kiwi" lifestyle and culture. We place two students per home - they need their own bed and can share a bedroom. Families are reimbursed $260 - $270 per week, per student. For further information, contact Kate firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 021 274 7802 or Jane at the school office on 577 0009 ext 705, email email@example.com.
APPA Music Festival 3 Day Instrument Course
This is for accomplished instrument players in years 4 – 8 who wish to develop their musicianship skills in orchestral and band performance, and perform at the Auckland Town Hall as part of the wider APPA festival in November.
The students need parental commitment so they can attend the 3 Day Course at the venues below, in the last week of term 3; plus there will also be a few Saturday or Sunday rehearsals, lots of practice at home and one rehearsal in the Town Hall which they also need to get their child to. The venue for the practices is below:
Rehearsals at Auckland Normal Intermediate
Rehearsals at Northcross Intermediate
Rehearsals at Parnell School
Registrations close on Friday, 1 September 2017
KUNGFU AT ELM PARK SCHOOL 3.30pm Thursdays. All ages welcome. Visit www.elementsoftheanimal.com Phone to book a place and FREE lesson. Phone Darrin 0274068666.