PĀNUI | NEWSLETTER 28 FEBRUARY 2020
28 Feb 2020
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As we come to the end of our first month back, I want to congratulate all of our students and staff for how well the year has started. The school has a really good vibe and the students are all very eager to learn.
We have been very fortunate with the weather and as a result, our pool has been well utilised with just about every child taking the opportunity of learning how to swim with Fulton Swim School.
On Monday we will be sending off our roll return to the Ministry and we hope that this generates some more staffing for our school. If we do get more staffing, we will need to look at doing a bit of a shuffle around to reduce the number of students in our learning spaces. We will keep you informed once we know more.
At the bottom of this newsletter are two advertisements for speakers who will be in our area over the next couple of weeks. Both of these speakers are well recognised in delivering simple-but-effective strategies to help parents with their child's development. Last year, staff attended workshops with Kathryn Berkett and came back raving about how good her message was and as an indication of how well staff respect Nathan Wallace's work, all of our teaching staff will be attending his 7:30 session at Ramarama.
Tomorrow is Leap Day and a $50 million Lotto draw. I hope the two combine to bring luck to someone in our community. It is also the official end of summer and whilst many of you will be wanting rain to fill up your water tanks, long may the fine weather continue. Have a great weekend.
Over the past few weeks as part of our 'Who We Are' theme, Hillary have been creating self-portraits. We focussed on the finer details of our face and how these make us unique and different to anyone else. We learnt that each of us has a unique fingerprint and that no-one on our earth shares this with us. We used our fingerprints to make a border around our art. Feel free to come and have a look at our wonderful art in our classroom!
Last Friday we had a group of year 7 & 8 students represent our school at the North Counties Swimming. All the swimmers gave their best and made Te Hihi proud.
Gabriel Cook-Kelly and Brody Burnside both made it through to Zone Swimming in Pukekohe next week.
50m freestyle – Brody.
50m backstroke - Brody, Gabriel.
50m breaststroke - Brody, Gabriel.
Open Medley – Gabriel.
Photographed are our swimmers Gabriel, Caydence, Brody, Maia and Hera-May.
Te Hihi School is very fortunate to be able to offer a quality aquatic education programme, well supported by Fultons Swim School instructors. As a celebration of our learning, the Year 0-4 students participated in the Piwakawaka Swim Fun Day on Wednesday. Thank you to all our spectators, parent volunteers and teachers who made this a special event for our swimmers. Congratulations to Kowhai House who earned the most house points on the day.