Panui 02 August 2019
02 Aug 2019
The school is delighted and proud to hear that one of our past pupils, Connor Gallagher, won bronze at the International Chemistry Olympiad in Paris, France as a member of the St Peter's College chemistry team.
What an amazing effort!
Connor attended Te Hihi from New Entrants through to Year 6 before heading to St. Peters.
His proud father Paul attributed his success in part to the "fantastic primary school and teachers".
We wish the following students all the best at the North Counties Year 5&6 Cross Country on Wednesday 7 July.
Year 5 Girls
Capri Cutfield, Abby Jellie, Te Rina Ngataki, Chloe Stevens, Ayla Turvey, Ruby Wiggins, Hannah Noakes.
Year 5 Boys
Nathan Child, Ashton Balu, Hayden Draper, Dallas Irwin, Mason Samuel, Max Taylor, Ben Tyson, Oliver Wilton
Year 6 Girls
Kaitlin Aro, Olivia Austin, Ariana Bristowe, Keziah Ford-Ropata, Madison Holland, Andi Muirhead, Ocean Vazey
Year 6 Boys
Matthew Cheeseman, Brody Burnside, Henry Mayall, Hamish Douglas, Coen Goodwin, Rexton Hardwick, Jahvarn Lagatule, Riley Wilson.
Once again this event is held at our school through the kindness of the Moody's. The event starts at 10:00 a.m. with Year 5 Girls.
If it is wet on Wednesday, the event will be postponed until Friday 9 August.
Oral language covers many facets of our student’s lives and the Rehu Tai festival is a way to embrace and celebrate the diversity of oral language within our community; both culturally and generationally.
The Rehu Tai Festival of Oral Language began in 2015 in Papakura as a way to celebrate the diversity of oral language within their community. The name Rehu Tai, meaning sea spray, was gifted by local businessman and educator Dean Grace. This year, Rehu Tai has spread to all of Auckland.
Rehu Tai, in relation to speech, means if you are talking with passion the spittle from your mouth flies like sea spray! This is indeed something witnessed on marae where kaumatua speak with this kind of passion while in full delivery of their korero!
The Rehu Tai Oral Language Festival encourages Year 5/6 and Year 7/8 students to explore the oral language streams of Rap, Spoken Word Poetry, and 102 Flash Talk as well as traditional Speeches.
The school will be holding our final on 8 August from 11:10 - 12:40 p.m.
Please note we have had to change the time from that which was advertised in last week's newsletter.
2019 Theme: “Connections”
The theme is strategically broad to allow for interpretation and creativity - this allows for artistic interpretation and lends itself to either direct or inferred meanings - as deep and philosophical or as literal as students want to go. The aim is to be inclusive of all learners regardless of their ability and accessible by all cultures.
As part of our literacy programme the students in the Piwakawaka Team will be learning to recite (say by heart) a poem.
On 13th of September there will be a special assembly to present some of the student’s poems from each hub.
The students should be thinking about a poem to prepare and rehearse. They may dress up and use a prop as part of their presentation.
In class we will be covering the skills students need to work on. Should you wish to help your child prepare, please find the rubrics here.
Blake, Hillary and Taylor hubs.
The countdown is on – just over 8 weeks to go until SATURDAY 28th September!
Please remember to return your child's Ag Day form this Friday. If they are not entering an animal, they will be required to complete an inquiry set by the teachers.
A big thank you to our sponsors so far:
Silver Sponsors - Trudy Boyce/Barfoot and Thompson, St Margarets Café, Coca-Cola Beverages donated by the Beck Family
Bronze Sponsors - BP, Frucor, Paddock to Pantry, Golden Homes
Ribbon Sponsors - Te Hihi Autocourt, Nic Bosanac Builders, Sistema, Rocpac International
Prizes, products and other support - Counties Power, Seedling Systems, Flourish Beauty, SaMaori, Franklin vets, Fultons Swim School, Yard Art, Lunch box Inc, Balle Brothers, Farrells, Punchbowl, NZ Hot House
We are still looking for sponsors and businesses to donate money and/or prizes. Please contact Ana Smith on 021 402 620 if you need more information.
Grocery Hamper Raffles
Each year, we run our most successful Ag Day fundraiser – the Grocery Hamper Raffles. The success of these raffles is largely due to the support we receive from families in donating specific items that can be included in the hampers as well as the selling of raffle tickets prior to and on Ag Day.
In the past we have produced 10 amazing grocery hampers from your generous donations. To make this another successful fundraiser (we raise between $2,500 - $3,000), we will start asking for donations of specific grocery items from the third week in term three.
Each week we will ask for different items for our hampers (as listed below). A reminder will be sent out each week and the donations can be given to class teachers. Next week (week 3 of the term) we will start with bottles - anything and everything that comes within a bottle can be donated. Please ensure your grocery items have not expired or will not expire before the 28/9/19.
The items will be in the following order:
1 – Bottles
2 – Packets
3 – Cans
4 – Jars/preserves
5 – Bathroom/laundry
6 – Specialist (Gourmet & Confectionery)
For every item that is bought to school for the raffle, the students name will go into a draw for an exciting prize which will be drawn during prize giving on Ag Day.
We need you to collect the Yummy cut-out labels from bags (each cut-out label is worth 10 stickers) and individual Yummy apple stickers and send into school to help our school get A SHARE OF $200,000 FREE DG SPORTS GEAR.
Yummy apples are available from New World, PAK’nSAVE and participating Four Square stores. The more you collect and send in, the more sports gear our school receives.
But wait there's more ... every child who brings in stickers receives house points!