Thursday, June 13, 2019

Week 8


a wee giggle for the weekend. Share it with others to brighten their day.


Kia ora whānau,

Wow! It's week 8 already, where has the term gone? A lot of you must be busy with weekend winter sport and just staying warm. The shortest day is close, which means the daffodils will be working their magic so keep your head up.


What's on next week:

Wednesday: Matariki Breakfast. Come along and share some kai with others in our school community and strengthen our whānaungatanga (relationships).


Friday: Assembly at the old time of 9:10

Reminders:
Learning conferences weeks 9 & 10. Book your conference with us if you haven't done so already.

Re: Chill TTT recipe activity. More information will come out about this towards the end of the term. Please check with us before bringing ingredients to school as the children need to have a plan and know how to make the item before hand.

Ngā mihi nui Molly, Paula, Linda and Hayley


Thursday, June 6, 2019

Week 7


Welcome to week 7, term 2 is slowly disappearing...!




What's happening this week:
  • New Zealand Playhouse Performance Wednesday afternoon for the whole school
  • Thursday Subway order online
  • Friday Pizza  pay in the library before school
  • Have you booked your learning conference?
We wish to welcome two University Students, Lucy and Rosanna, into our team for the next two weeks. They are first year students training to be teachers, and they will return in October for a 4 week placement.


Dear Parents

We are planning a trip to Silverstream Reserve on Tuesday 2 July from 10am – 12.30pm. We will travel to and from the Reserve by bus and there is no cost for families.

Children are encouraged to come to school in warm mufti clothes with gumboots or strong shoes. Bringing a uniform to change into afterwards would be ideal.

We would love some parents to accompany us on this trip. Please let your team teachers know if you are available to help out. 


Ngā mihi nui

Juliana Rae
Tumuaki/ Principal


NZ Playhouse Show coming to Clarkville

For the last two years we have had NZ Playhouse visit the school to perform for us in the MPF. Their performances are of a high quality and have had us all laughing in our seats.

We are pleased to welcome back New Zealand Playhouse for their show The Tortoise and the Hare.

After beating the Gingerbread Man in the finals of ‘Who’s the Fastest Of Them All?’ everyone knows The Hare is the undisputed ‘Master of Faster’ and if they don’t they soon will thanks to the Hare’s boasting and gloating about their momentous momentum. In fact, the only creature the harebrained Hare hasn’t beaten in a race is the Tortoise, but why bother when everyone knows it would be a walk-over and a run-over. Or maybe not.

New Zealand Playhouse will be coming to us on Wednesday 12 June at 1.50pm. The cost is $5 per student and this amount will be added to your account.

Any parents who would like to join in the fun would be very welcome. The show will finish just before the end of the school day. There is no cost for parents but we would appreciate you arriving before 1.50pm to avoid interrupting the show.

Thank you for your support.

Ngā mihi nui

Juliana Rae
Tumuaki/ Principal


We wish to welcome two University Students, Lucy and Rosanna, into our team for the next two weeks. They are first year students training to be teachers, and they will return in October for a 4 week placement.

Please send a change of clothes for playing on the field at lunchtime.

Please see below an invite to our up coming Matariki breakfast.




Ngā mihi nui Molly, Paula, Linda and Hayley.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Week 6

Wow not sure how that happened!




What's happening this week:
  • Queen's Birthday Monday
  • Assembly Friday - our team is presenting
  • Famine Day for those year 5-8 students taking part
  • PTA - Musical Bingo Friday night 7pm, MPF order your tickets
  • Each morning after fitness we have a fruit/vegetable snack as we head into maths, so if your child can bring something to eat at this time that would be great
Eggs: Just a reminder that we have a child in our school who is highly allergic to eggs, so we ask that no egg products are in our child's lunch. Eggs in baking is ok.

We have a boy or boys who keep wetting the floor of the toilet each day with urine. We have talked about this with the boys, but the issue is not going away. We are having to clean the floor throughout the day as it is not hygienic for others to use. Please can you have a chat with your child and just remind them about how they go to the toilet. We are trying from our end, but with no luck :0(

Here are some photos from Cross Country and our Inquiry around Pests in New Zealand and how we can use this knowledge to help Silverstream to become Predator free:













Hope you all have a great long weekend and hope the weather plays it part.

Ngā mui nui Paula, Molly, Linda and Hayley.








Thursday, May 23, 2019

Week 5

Kia ora whānau,


We have had a busy week with Cross country and starting to answer our questions we have about pests. Everyone's had a great attitude and are all living through the values everyday.

What's on next week:

• Wednesday Strike Day. School will be closed.

• Friday Teacher Only Day. School will be closed.


Have a lovely weekend,

Molly & Paula

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Week 4



Kia ora whānau,

we hope you have had a week full of kindness. We've had a busy week training for the Cross Country and understanding our our emotions can be managed. We were also lucky enough to have Explore come and teach us how to build games on Scratch.

What you need to know:

Fruit break: we have started to have a piece of fruit or some vegetables after fitness in the mornings. This is to help keep energy levels up.

Molly will be away on Wednesday at an Energy workshop


Next week:

School Cross Country: Tūhura will be running 1.4km. As you are aware, we will be staying at Silverstream to participate in a bird count. The bus will take us back to school at 2pm. Please let us know if you are available to help out.
-A large lunch and a warm jacket will be essential

Friday:
-Assembly will be at 9:10am due to options starting in the afternoon.
-Sausage Sizzle

Week 5:

Wednesday: STRIKE DAY, school will be closed
Friday: Teacher Only Day, school will be closed

Have a lovely weekend,

Molly & Paula

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Week 3

Kia ora all and welcome to week three!




What's happening this week:

  • We are training each day for Cross Country so please make sure your child has proper running shoes each day.
  • If you have not returned your permission slip for Cross Country please do this by Monday.
  • If your child came home with a choir notice please can you make sure this is returned so Mrs Caddie can plan for the up coming events.
  • Wacky Hair day Wednesday - no charge for this, just an opportunity to do a 'random act of kindness' to someone in the school.
  • Molly is away on an Enviro course on Wednesday.
  • Fish n Chips Thursday order online.
  • Year 8 Pizza fundraiser on Friday.
Paula went on a course on Thursday called 'Pause, Breathe, Smile' through the Mindfulness Education Group. This was an amazing course and it fits in well with our believes and values at Clarkville and especially in our team, so we are going to start this eight week programme in our team next week. More information will come out next week to tell you what this will look like.

Have a fantastic weekend and hope all you mum's get a restful day on Sunday.

Ngā mihi nui Paula, Molly, Linda and Hayley.


Thursday, May 2, 2019

Week 2



Kia ora whānau,

We've had a busy first week back with science,  measurement and delving deeper with our inquiry. Our value focus this term is 'Agent of Change' and the children are showing great response to using this value throughout the school.



What you need to know:

Rubrics - these have been posted on Seesaw and they will be used throughout the term to show student success and next steps.

Cross Country - Notices have gone home and are due back Monday week. Please contact Paula if you are available to help with marshalling.

Guitar Cases - we have had an increase in children doing Guitar lessons this term and everyone has black cases! Please ensure your child has their name clearly written on it, a bit of material works well as an extra identifier.

Assembly next Friday afternoon at 1:40pm.

Here are some photos of our week:










Have a lovely week,

Molly, Paula, Linda and Hayley





Week 8

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