Panui 20 September 2019
20 Sep 2019
PĀNUI | NEWSLETTER 20 sEPTEMBER 2019
Next week we will be sending out a seperate newsletter for Ag Day. This will have lots of information in it so please make sure when you receive it you take the time to read it.
To allay any concerns people may have about Ag Day going ahead during the measles epidemic, the following information has been sourced from the ARPHS.
Advice on public gatherings and events
Auckland Regional Public Health Service is advising that people in Auckland can attend events or public gatherings, unless they are unwell with symptoms of measles.
The service is not advising that people stay away from events or that these be cancelled. Organisers of events may choose to cancel these themselves.
People should however remain at home if they have been told to be in quarantine, even if they are feeling well.
With the measles virus circulating around Auckland, people can catch the virus in any public space or from people they know.
People who are vaccinated or are over 50 years are considered immune to measles, and should not worry. Everyone else over 12 months should be immunised with at least one MMR vaccination.
The signs of measles are a fever, runny nose, cough, sore red eyes or rash.
Ag Day Raffle Books
By now, you will all have received 10 grocery raffle tickets to sell. Each ticket has a number written twice. On one of these numbers is the stub – write the name and ph number of the person buying the ticket (the stubs get sent back to school with the money). Give the other number to the buyer of the ticket.
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.
Books & Puzzles Collection
This year we will be selling books and puzzles at Ag Day. Next week we are collecting any second hand/ good condition books and puzzles. Books & puzzles for any age will be welcome.
We are relying on all your wonderful baking skills to make cakes, cupcakes and biscuits for the Ag Day Cake Stall.
Today every family will be sent home with an empty cake box. Next Friday morning, we hope that you will return the box to the school office filled with something delicious to sell at the Cake Stall. You do not need to price the cake – but a description of the flavour on the lid e.g. chocolate cake, would be appreciated. Extra boxes are available from the school office. Please don’t bring cakes etc. with fresh cream as the items will not be refrigerated overnight.
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!
Next Wednesday 25th September our whole school will be doing a showcase of all the dances they have learnt through our time with Footsteps. You are more than welcome to come and watch. It starts at 9am and will be in the school hall. We look forward to seeing you there.
Last week out year 7&8 students from Rutherford went on a trip to Vector WERO at Manukau City. The students achieved their 'Introduction to White-water' certificate learning how to do river crossing and safely floating down a river / rip / rapid and then swimming safely to the side. They also experienced white-water rafting.
Last week one of our year 8 students headed to the AIMS Games in Tauranga to umpire hockey. Dylan McConnell umpired an number of games including quarters and semis for both six a side and 11 a side games. He ended the week by umpiring the boys 6 aside final.
Congratulations on a very successful week of umpiring Dylan.