Friday 6 May 2016 – Term 2 - Week 1
VALUE FOCUS FOR NEXT TWO WEEKS: Honesty and Independence
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 back to Term 2 and a big welcome to all the new families who have joined our Elm Park School community. We hope you enjoy your time with us. We have another action packed term to keep our learners motivated.
This week we have the Inquiry Launch Days for many teams, relating to our Science topic. Last term we were very fortunate to have the Science Van visit and two facilitators who were experts in the Science field.
Mrs Alicia Howard will be absent for 4 weeks due to her recovery from arm surgery, Mrs Claire Nightingale will be taking over in her absence.
Welcome to two our new Teacher Aides Rae Green and John Owen. We are delighted to have you on our staff. John will be starting in Week 3.
A reminder that our Three Way Conferences will be held over two afternoons / evenings on Wednesday 15 June and Thursday 16 June. There will be no paper bookings coming home this time. Please make your bookings online asap so that you are ensured of a time. Information will be sent home very soon.
Looking forward to another great term.
Board of Trustees
Nominations are invited for the election of five parent representatives to the Board of Trustees.
A nomination form and a copy of this notice will be posted to all eligible voters.
Nomination forms can be obtained from the school office.
Nominations close at noon on 20 May 2016 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement.
The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.
There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school.
The poll closes at noon on 3 June 2016.
This Week in Review
Dear Parents and Children,
Thank you all for your sympathy and generosity on Mufti Day at the end of last term. The money raised helped to get me to England to farewell my Mum. It meant so much to be there with the rest of my family, including my sister who came from Zimbabwe.
With Love and Appreciation,
POSITIVE SOCIAL INTERACTION
Congratulations to the following students who were selected and acknowledged this fortnight for their responsible, friendly behaviour.
Jusleen Kaur Singh
Eva Rose Ariyawansa
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.
Payton Aranui George-Fox
‘Young at Art Children’s after school Art Classes commence in Beachlands Community Log Cabin and Manukau Girl Guide hall, Everglade Drive this week for children aged 5 yrs+ and 9 yrs+. FREE trials available. For more information or to book please contact: www.youngatart.co.nz, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0297 712 923. Bookings essential as places are limited.’
Focus on Children
Room 14 have been learning to design a visually attractive and clear representation of their Pepeha. They used Maori patterns to reflect their learning pathway.