Panui 13 September 2019
13 Sep 2019
PĀNUI | NEWSLETTER 13 SEPTEMBER 2019
Today we had a special assembly to present a selection of the student’s poems from Taylor, Hillary and Blake hub.
From Taylor - Pippa Wilson, Georgia Turner, Zander Lim, Cooper Aro, Harry Taylor, Lyla Self, Maisie Bright and Charles Ye.
From Hillary - Kayla Hansmeyer, Taonga Wilder, Rebecca Addis and Jack Barry.
From Blake - Tara Tonorio, Grayson Hardwick, Eva Best, William Kelly.
Abig congratulations to everyone presenting today, you did a great job!
In Taylor we have been learning how to write persuasive pieces of writing and linking it to the concept causation. This is making us think about why something is the way it is, and should it be changed.
We are only at the very beginning of this journey and would like to share with you the pieces we co-constructed as a class.
Swimming in Winter
We think swimming should be allowed in Winter.
Swimming in Winter should be allowed because some pools are heated to keep people warm in Winter.
We should be allowed to swim in Winter to make sure we still remember how to swim.
Finally, we should be allowed to swim in Winter because we could have fun.
What would you do if you had a swimming competition and had lost all your swimming confidence?
In our opinion we should swim in Winter to make sure we don't drown.
- Taylor Year 3s
We Should be Allowed to Bring Animals to School
We should definitely be allowed to bring pets to school.
Firstly, we should be able to bring our pets to school because if you are new you won't be lonely, and you will have a friend.
Secondly, we will attract more kids to school, so they won't be "sick".
Lastly, we could use the animals as our resources by having dogs chase pests and horses, cows and sheep mow the lawn.
Mr Bush is allowed his dog here but why aren't we?
Taylor Hub should be allowed pets at school as they help us.
- Taylor Year 4s
As we plan for 2020, it is highly likely that we will only be accepting out of zone enrolments for New Entrants in 2020. In order for us to accurately determine what that number will be we need to know how many siblings of current students who live in our enrolment zone will be coming to Te Hihi next year.
If you have a four year old who will be starting with us at any time next year, please contact Birdie Dell by Friday 20 September.
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.
Next week is our LAST WEEK collecting items for the grocery raffle. You can send in ANYTHING – items such as bottles, packets, cans, jars & preserves, bathroom/laundry items and gourmet or confectionary. Please help us make this the best grocery raffle yet.
Next week each family will get some raffle tickets to take home and sell. The raffle ticket stubs and money need to be back to school by Friday 27th Sept, although if they bring them back by Thurs 26th Sept then the family who sells the most will win a fabulous family prize.
Extra raffle books will be available from the school office.
The Annual Te Hihi School Ag Day Cupcake Competition is returning for 2019
This is a competition that you and an adult can do together. The only condition is that the cupcake decorating is 95% completed by the student and assistance is not given by the usual baker in the house – that means grab Dad, your big brother, your favourite uncle and have some fun!
There are some great prizes up for grabs for you and your adult helper. Enter online by 23rd September if you are keen to give it a go!
Tip: Only one cupcake needs to be displayed, it can be baked at home or a store bought plain one that is then decorated at home.
There are no real limitations to how you create, design or display your cupcake. The idea is to capture the audiences’ attention and grab those votes!
Good Luck to all - we can't wait to see your creations!
A huge thank you to our Ag Day sponsors who make such a big difference to the day please support them locally!
- Te Hihi Estate
- Delaval/Ngatea Milking Machinery
- Little Oak Bakery
- Weta Workshop
- AWS Group
- Trudy Boyce, Barfoot and Thompson
- St Margarets Café
- Coca-Cola Beverages donated by The Beck Family
- City Wide Drainlayers Ltd
- Karaka Kitchen
- Sal’s Pizza
- Dentspa Karaka
- Chrome NZ
- Golden Homes
- The Wild Rose
- The Edwards Family
- Parkinson and Holland
- Robert Pascoe Couriers
- Papakura New World
The uniform shop is running low on secondhand uniforms. If you have any pieces of uniform that your child has outgrown and are in a good used condition please consiedr recycling them by sending them to the office. We need all sizes especially the larger ones.