PĀNUI | NEWSLETTER 06 NOVEMBER 2020
06 Nov 2020
As a school we would like to congratulate the students from Rutherford on an excellent IB Exhibition this week. The work presented was of a high quality and your hard work is evident in what you presented.
A very big thank you to Mrs Delene Jamieson and Mr David Curtin for your guidance in this exhibition and also to the teachers that helped with mentoring the students over the last few weeks.
We have 17 students from Te Kanawa (Yr 5&6) representing our school next Tuesday at the North Counties Athletics Day. We wish them all good luck in the events they are participating in. We will let you know how they go in next week’s newsletter.
The Piwakawaka (Yr 0-4) Athletics day is on Wednesday,11 November.
We will start at 9:00am with a break from 10:30 to 11:00 and then break again at 12:40 p.m. for lunch. We will resume at 1:10 p.m. and our day will end with the relays, which will start at approximately 2:00pm.
Your child should bring to school the following.
- A sunhat
- PE uniform or T shirt
- Drink bottle
- Sun Block
- Polar fleece jacket
Please make sure all the above are clearly named.
If you have any questions, please email Mr. Curtin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Early morning drop-off
One of the good things about where I live is being able to travel against the flow of traffic. However, for many of you that is not possible and you have to endure the trek up the motorway. Coming south I have noticed the congestion on the motorway is building once again and the line to the motorway is backing up through Hingaia.
Some parents have asked if they can drop their children off before 8:00 a.m. so that they can try and get ahead of the peak traffic flow, to which the answer is yes. However, this comes with the rider that although there may be staff on campus, the school doesn't provide supervision before 8:00 a.m. so any parent dropping their children off before 8:00 a.m. does so knowing this.
After school pick up
A reminder to ensure you meet your children at the gate and don't wait in your car for them to come to you. The carpark and Batty Rd is very busy and research shows that children don't develop good road sense until 12 years of age and in some cases not before 14. Therefore, we ask parents to walk with their children to their car.
Wet Day pick up
Fortunately we don't have many days when it is really wet at the end of the day. Yesterday was one such day and we thank parents for your patience and the efficiency with which you collected your children.
Normally we would have had this event earlier in the year. However, now that we can enjoy the freedom of Alert Level 1 we are going to celebrate the wonderful grandparents who contribute so much to the lives of our students and celebrate the love of books and reading through our Character day. On this day we invite students to come to school dressed up like a character from their favourite book. Remember, stduents must bring the book to school with them.
We will then have the Grandparents afternoon from 12:30pm to the end of the school day and ask parents to send along a plate of food for the shared afternoon tea.
Rosehill College Open Day for new students starting at Rosehill College in 2021
Date: SATURDAY 28 NOVEMBER 2020.
The college will be open for informal tours from 9.00am to 11.00am.
This event is open to all Year 8 students starting at Rosehill College in 2021 including parents/whanāu.
Rosehill College students will be here to greet you and show you around the school. They will also answer any questions you may have about your transition to Rosehill College. Plus you will have the opportunity to meet other new students and their families.
Please RSVP with numbers attending to email@example.com by Friday 20 November - thank you.
We look forward to meeting you - hope to see you there!