Term 4 Week 2 Newsletter
Tokelau Language Week
Malo ni and welcome to Tokelau Language week. Pictured above are some of our Tokelau community who have been practicing for weeks to help the whole community celebrate Tokelau language and culture. Everyday this week we have shared a new phrase in Tokelau and practiced for a traditional Tokelau welcome ceremony and performance. We hope you were able to join us but if not more pictures will be on our school Facebook page.
We know the sooner we can start our teaching programmes at the start of the year, the more we can do for our learners. We also know the start of the year can be difficult financially for all of us. With this in mind, stationery for all students will be purchased by the school to start 2019. That’s right, no more stationery lists to worry about. Your child’s teacher may ask for something to top up their materials throughout the year, but we will provide everything to start.
Time to let us know! We are putting together class lists for next year. We are really happy to share we are definitely growing and the Ministry of Education agree. To help us plan for 2019 we really need to know who would like to join our Tairangi whanau. If you have a young one, or know of someone thinking about enrolling a child with us, please contact the school as soon as possible so we can include them in 2019 classes. Even if they will be starting later in the year, we can better meet their needs if we know when they will join us. Please pop into the school office, ring us on 042359579 or email email@example.com
What a brilliant day last week. We had perfect weather with kids wearing hats and sunblock to stay sun safe while enjoying being physically active. A special thank you to our community who joined us and especially the parents who ran the parent race with staff and our community Police officers. Students will attend the Interschool cross country shortly and from there some students may be selected to represent us all in the regional athletics championships.
To keep our young people safe we keep the office car park closed at the start and end of the day. Kids wait behind the barrier arms ready for when you arrive. You can help us keep our kids safe by leaving this gate closed and parking in the front carpark or on the street. Please use our crossings as well. We want everyone to arrive at school and home safely each day.
Here we see Anthony from Room 9 making a call on the Police radio, pictured here with Steve from our local Waitangirua Police Station. It was great to have Steve and Jan joining in with games at lunchtime and answering the kids questions. The most common question for Jan and Steve was; Why did you become a Police officer? Their reply was to help other people. Steve was born right here in Porirua and it is great to see him back and helping in our community.
Spaces are available at Tairangi Kindergarten for preschool children. Pop in and see the team and stay for a while. Bring your young one and let them enjoy the wonderful opportunities available right on our doorstep.