28 September - 18 October
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School Calendar 28 September - 18 October
*Thursday 28 September

*Friday 29 September : Floral Day

*Saturday 30 September - Calf Club Day

*Monday 2 October - Sunday 15 October : School Holidays

*Monday 16 October : School Reopens

*Tuesday 17 October

*Wednesday 18 October - School Banking Day

It's around the corner :) See you there.
From the Stuff.co.nz website :
A Decade of Calf Club for these students
Bombay School students rewarded for nearly a decade of calf clubs
These Bombay School students will have completed either eight or nine calf clubs after Saturday. It is also the school's
80th Calf Club Anniversary. By BRIAR HUBBARD/STUFF

These Bombay School students will have completed either eight or nine calf clubs after Saturday. It is also the school's 80th calf club anniversary.
It's that time of year where students can show off all of the hard work that goes in to training calf club animals.
This Saturday is a particularly special calf club for Bombay School, as it will mark the 80th anniversary of the event.
Grace will be stepping onto the field with her friesian-Jersey cross, Pixie, and Britt will be gunning for gold with her hereford-friesian cross, Bellatrix.
The girls are two of 14 students who have had animals for the past eight or nine years, and will receive medallions on Saturday for their efforts.
Grace said Pixie was often getting up to mischief.
"She's such a character, she will bunt my knees and lay down half way through leading."
Britt said Bellatrix loved to meet new friends.
"She has an obsession with other animals, if she sees another animal, like a goat, she has to have a conversation with it.
"Having the animal to take care of and accomplishing things, knowing you've trained it yourself."

Calf club co-ordinator Dianna Naylor said it would be a fantastic event.

"The bond that the children have with the animals, they just have so much fun. That's what it's all about, the children having fun, and they have to put in a lot of hours to do the job properly, with perseverance and patience.
"It's wonderful for preschoolers to come along and pat the animals, and especially for children who haven't had the opportunity to interact with animals."

​Bombay School Calf Club is on Saturday 30 Sepember - everyone is welcome.

- Stuff

Link for any Calf Club current documents e.g. projects, floral day: http://bit.ly/2sqe23G

Contact the Calf Club Coordinator : Dianna Naylor : http://bit.ly/2sqe23G
Download the Full 2017 Calf Club Calendar : http://bit.ly/2spQWKI
New to Calf Club? Watch this info video. Note that dates refer to 2016. https://youtu.be/h5-lS2EGC1M

Bombay School Calf Club Produce Stall - Vege Packs
Thank you to those people who have ordered their vege packs. Orders close on Friday 29 September at 12pm. No late orders sorry, but you can still purchase produce from the stall on Saturday.
Note from the Cafe
Thank you to all the people who have offered to donate items for the Cafe on CCD. We have been asked by a few people to remind them of what they were bringing, so there is the donation list attached with this newsletter email and also on our website. The cakes/brownies can be bought to the Hall kitchen on Saturday morning and all other donations can be bought to the office (a chillybin will be in the office foyer) on Friday and/or the Hall kitchen on Saturday. If there is any problem or you have any questions about your donations please contact Deb Somervell on 021 488 857 or bradndeb@xtra.co.nz
Silent Auctions
As well as the list below, we also have a Rugby Ball signed by the All Blacks - $150 reserve
Franklin Group Day - Remember to enter
Date for 2017 for this event, is Wednesday 18 October.This is the first Wednesday of Term 4.

It is open to all children who have participated in our Calf Club with their Calf, Goat or Lamb. They do not need to have won any ribbons to enter. Quite often children who do not do well on our day, do quite well at the Group Day event.

It is the parent's responsibility to get your child to the A & P Showgrounds in Pukekohe on the day - your child will be marked as 'Present' for the day at school.

Entries are $5 each. Your children need to be registered by Saturday 30 September (our Calf Club Day) - please complete the entry form - follow link below to download entry form:

Thank you Sponsors
Akoranga - Chalk Art
Tuhono Production Term 4 - Tickets available from the office now!
Teacher Aide Vacancy
We are seeking an energetic teacher aide for a 5-week in-class assignment.
You will work with a complex-needs student who can exhibit challenging behaviour when he becomes anxious.
You will need to have empathy and the right skill set to work with a stressed student.

Is this you?

We would like to hear from suitable applicants, who can start 16 October 2017.
This assignment is not permanent. It ends on 17 November. ( 5 Weeks )
(There is however a chance that we will get more funding for a second assignment period.)
5.5hours per day. 8.50am - 2.50pm

Two referees required. Employment is contingent upon a satisfactory police vet.

Applications by email to ppetersen@bombay.school.nz. A brief CV and covering letter would be ideal.
Application closing date : 8 October 2017 - 9pm.

If you would like more information, please call Paul on 0212121433.

As we gear up for spring ( when it does decide to show itself) we need to pull out our bucket hats and we need to begin wearing them. To help us raise awareness of the harmful exposure times, we have added a new SUNSMART widget to the home page on our website.
Spare Uniform
Does anyone have any old uniform shorts size 4-6 that they would be happy to donate to Room 14 for spare clothing. If you can help, please send to Mrs Whitmore or drop off at the office. Thank you.
Bombay Lions Community Breakfast : Consultation
Would you support a quarterly community breakfast in the school hall?

We would like to hear your views. Please follow the link below and let us know what you think.


Consultation closes 16 October 2017

Applications for Enrolment
Bombay School Enrolment Scheme

The board of trustees invites applications from parents who wish to enroll their sons and daughters at Bombay School for the 2018 school year.
Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office, or the school website: www.bombay.school.nz
Application forms for out-of-zone places (which are available from the website) must be received by Wednesday 18 October 2017

The board has determined that there will be:
22 places are available for out-of-zone Yr 0-1 students next year.
No places are available for out-of-zone Yr 2-8 students next year.

Enrolment Scheme & Map Info : http://www.bombay.school.nz/36/pages/11-the-enrolment-scheme

Out of Zone Application Form : chrome-extension://oemmndcbldboiebfnladdacbdfmadadm/http://www.bombay.school.nz/…/Out_of_Zone_Application_Form_…

Please alert us if you have an in zone, soon to be 5-year-old, by emailing admin@bombay.school.nz

Paul Petersen, Principal

Is your Year 6 child leaving at the end of this year?
If you are contemplating enrolling your Year 6 child at another school for Year 7 in 2018, could you please complete this form? Although we would be sad to see your child leave the school, we understand that parents will make this decision for a host of reasons and we are keen to understand them. We would also like to get an accurate picture, as early as possible, of our student levels for 2018. This will allow us to advertise free spaces and to staff the school correctly for the next year. Please complete our survey by clicking on the following link :


Possible Bus From Bombay
One of the parents of a student who is intending to come to Hauraki Plains College in 2018 is trying to get bus sorted for students from the Pokeno, Bombay, Ararimu, Paparimu area and would like to know if anyone is interested in getting together on this process.

You can contact Andrea Corkill on: 021 1065103 or email:andrea.corkill@actrix.co.nz
Request from Junior School
Does anyone have some off cuts of wood that they would be happy to donate to the woodwork trolley? Skirting board is ideal, but any little bits of wood that can be used for construction would be much appreciated. If you can help please drop off to room 6. Thank you.
From the Green Team
The Green team have been working hard in the plastic house, sowing seedlings for Calf Club. These seedlings will be available to purchase from the Plant stall on Calf Club Day. Come along and get your spring garden underway.
Graze Lunch Orders
No more lunch orders this term, but lunches will be available again next term from week 1.
ASB Banking
Banking day is Wednesday. If you would like to open a bank account please collect forms from the office.Learn about Clever-Kash from ASB by following the link below:


Calf Club Animals - good homes after Calf Club
Major Raffle -Ticket sales update
Well done to everyone who has sold their raffle books. So far the following children are in the running for the prize money: 1st $150 2nd $75 3rd $50
Antony Bedwell 34 books sold
Rose & Ruby Massey 25 books sold
Adison Mathews 55 books sold.
Raise money for our school with Pacific Biofert Organic Fertilizer Fundraiser programme
Biofert Te is suitable for all vegetable and flower gardens (including roses) and all species of trees. The cost is $25 for a 5kg bucket. The school receives $4 for every 5 kg bucket sold. Orders can be taken now and the product will be delivered ready for collection from the plant stall on the afternoon of Friday 29 September or on Calf Club Day. If you require your order prior to this, a special delivery can be arranged for mid September (please advise when ordering if you would like this option).
Please email your order to the office: admin@bombay.school.nz
You can choose to pay via direct credit into the school bank account: 12-3023-0473410-00, send cash, or pay by EFTPOS at the school office. Thank you for your support.

*This product will also be available on Calf Club day at the Plant stall.

Learn Kungfu at Bombay School
Coming Events
Junior Cross Country will be on Thursday 26 October at 1:50pm. More details to come.
Pukekohe Duathlon
Looks like the children had a great day on Tuesday
Year 4 girls - Zara 6th
Year 4 Boys - Marcel 3rd
Year 5 Girls - Angela 4th
Year 5 Girls Team - Charlotte / Madeleine - 3rd
Year 5 Boys - Cohen 6th, Angus 8th, Jack 9th
Year 6 Girls - Sasha 2nd, Anja 5th
Year 6 Boys - Liam 6th
Year 6 Boys Team - Damian / Kieran 5th
Year 7 Girls - Sasha 3rd, Lily 7th
Year 7 Boys - Connor 2nd, Johno 3rd, Liam 10th
Year 7 Boys Team - Jack / Evan 2nd
Year 8 Girls Team - Bronwyn / Jorja - 5th
KAS Holiday Programme
Community News : Follow the link below.
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