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Newsletter 11th February 2021
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Newsletter 11th February 2021      

Kia ora Musselburgh Whānau,

In this newsletter:

Bring Your Own Kai Community Evening

The Board of Trustees, Home and School Committee (formerly the PTA) and the school staff would like to invite the whole school community to a community evening on Monday 15th February from 5pm - 7pm. This will be an informal get together to meet the school staff and spend some time with other whānau and friends. Our fingers are crossed that the weather holds for a sunny, warm evening - we plan to be on the grass field - please bring along food to eat for your family. The school classrooms will be open if you’d like to have a look round and I’m looking forward to it being a great evening. If the weather looks unreliable we’ll postpone until the following Monday evening instead.

Summer Sports

T-ball begins tomorrow, touch, futsal and cricket next week. Some teams still need a coach / managing adult. Please contact Ms McMillan (futsal) or Mr Taylor (touch) if you can help. The teams and draws are on our website each week www.musselburgh.school.nz 

We are still missing a number of sports shirts from last year and they are required for re-issue, so other students can use them. Please have a search round at home and drop them to the classroom teachers or the office.

A big thank you as well to the Home and School Committee who worked hard in 2020 despite the many difficulties to fundraise for new sport shirts for our growing number of teams.

Communication

Communication with whānau is an essential aspect of good relationship building. The first port of call for any question you might have is always the classroom teacher and Seesaw is a great way to contact them. Our main source of communication is through Seesaw where you will find your child’s work from school as well as newsletters and other communication from the classroom. Another good source of information is the school website www.musselburgh.school.nz 

Beach Education

The whole school is taking Beach Education next week. Year 5 and 6s on Tuesday, year 3 and 4s on Wednesday and year 1 - 3s on Thursday. These programmes go ahead regardless of the weather and we are reliant on family adult helpers. At this stage we are short of adults to help for the year 5 and 6 day and the year 3 and 4 day - if you are able to come along for the day please get in touch with your child’s teacher. Thank you to all the people who have volunteered to help so far - it is very much appreciated. The cost of Beach Education, as with all our school visits and trips, is paid for through the government donation scheme.

Tahuna School Vandalism

You may be aware that our neighbouring school Tahuna, has experienced some very unwanted vandalism. We had a small amount of it over the summer break but it seems to be ongoing at Tahuna. I’m sure you’d agree it’s not something wanted in the area, so if you know anything about it please contact Tahuna or the Police.

Board Election

The Board is holding an election for a vacancy that has arisen after a resignation by a board member at the end of 2020 and is seeking nominations to fill this vacancy. If you would like to nominate someone or be nominated please see Mrs Ratten in the school office. Nominations close on the 13th March 2021.

Important Term Dates

15th February                        Bring Your Own Kai Community Evening 5pm - 7pm

16th - 18th February                 Beach Education Days

1st March                         Home and School AGM 7pm (formerly the PTA)

2nd - 3rd March                Parent / teacher meetings

22nd March                         Otago Anniversary Day (school is closed)

31st March                        School Photos

2nd - 6th April                         Easter weekend (school is closed Friday, Monday and Tuesday)

16th April                         Final day of term 1

3rd May                        First day of term 2

Ngā mihi

Tumuaki / Principal

Rob Taylor

principal@musselburgh.school.nz