Mana Syndicate Sleepover- 28th February-1st March 2019
7 February 2019

Dear Parents/Caregivers

As part of our Education Outside the Classroom Programme, Mana Syndicate will hold an overnight sleepover at school on the evening of 28th February. The purpose of the sleepover is to give children a practical understanding of outdoor living by sleeping away from home in a camp-like environment. This is a natural progression towards participating in future camps in Hongoeka and Taupō syndicates.

All children will be sleeping in classrooms with parents.
Porirua Police will be advised of our sleepover.

One of the objectives of our sleepover is to give children the opportunity to look after their own gear. We ask that parents let children set up their own bedding, tidy up their own gear in the morning and store it outside classrooms, make their own breakfast and reassemble the classrooms. This is ‘Managing Self’ which is one of the NZ Curriculum's Key Competencies.

Thursday, 28th Feb Normal school day
6.30-7.00 pm Children return to school and prepare their sleeping area in classrooms
7.00 pm Assemble in the hall
7.20 pm Evening activities
9.30 pm Preparation for bed - supper provided
9.45 pm Lights out

Friday, 1 March
7.00 am Breakfast in classroom/tidy up sleeping area
Free supervised play until 8.50am
9.15 am Morning Activities at school
12.00 noon B.B.Q. lunch
1.00 pm Syndicate time
Reassemble classroom, tidy up own belongings
3.00 pm Home

We will provide - Supper – Milo and plain biscuits
Breakfast - Cereal and fruit, toast, spread & drink
Morning Tea – fruit, drink and crackers
Lunch - B.B.Q. sausages and bread, a drink, fruit, muesli bar

The cost of the sleepover will be $15 per child. If your child needs to have anything different from the above menu they will need to bring it from home.

Children will need to bring: (All personal items to be named please.)
- a mug and plate, bowl and spoon (in a plastic bag)
- change of clothes
- bedding (sleeping bag, lilo, snowfoam, etc.)
- sleepwear
- toilet gear and towel
- any medication (to be given to teacher with any written instructions)
- sun screen and hat
- togs and two swimming towels in a plastic or swimming bag

PLEASE no sweets, popcorn, chippies, or soft drinks. Supper will be provided.
If you have any further questions please feel free to contact us.

Thanks for you continued support.

Yours sincerely

The Mana Syndicate
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