Panui 27 September 2019
27 Sep 2019
PĀNUI | NEWSLETTER 27 SEPTEMBER 2019
Tomorrow we celebrate our rural-ness with our annual Ag Day. This day has been going for close to, if not more than, 80 years. Lewis Moody, our neighbour and one of our goat judges can still remember when he brought his lamb along to the school as a four year old! That is the memory we are creating for our students. There are many ex-students who come back to school for Ag Day because of their own memories.
The day would not be going ahead without the dedication and commitment of a number of parents who have selflessly given for all of our students. We are a country school and Ag Day is as much a part of our school as reading, maths, camps or anything else. Therefore, everyone is expected to get in behind the day to make it a success.
There are still a number of jobs we need people for on Saturday. If you haven't already volunteered, you can easily make an awesome gesture by making yourself available for a short time to help out. Just ask any of the other parents if there's anything you can do and I am sure they'll find you a job, even if it is to relieve them while they go and spend some time with their own child or look at their child's work in the classrooms.
As a school we are a community and tomorrow our community is on show. Let's all get in behind our Ag Day team!
And to that end, a massive thanks to our committee of Ana Smith, Gina Beck, Jackie Edwards, Chantal Oxley, Georgia Kane, Joss Orum, Nikkie Barry, Anne Birkinshaw, Lisa Downing, Rebecca Faid, Tracey Thomson and the staff, especially Birdie Dell and Danny Marshall for all fo the work they have done to bring us this year's Ag Day.
After tomorrow the students can all enjoy a break, we have had another very busy term. It is hard to believe we will be going into out last term for 2019. A reminder to all students that they will need to wear their school hat next term.
We hope you all enjoy the break and if you're travelling that you travel safely and we look forward to seeing everyone back on Monday 14 October.
Franklin Group Day is an awesome “extra” Ag Day for children who have entered a lamb or goat at their school Ag Day. It’s held at the Pukekohe Showgrounds and children from a variety of local schools enter their animals. Entries are open to all children who have a lamb or goat. Sometimes animals that don't perfom well at our day perform well at the Group Day, and vice-versa. The day is run very efficiently and there are ribbons, cups and even a sausage sizzle!
The entry fee is $5 and you need to organise your own transport. This year it is on Wednesday 23 October. Mrs Dell will be taking entries at our school office up till Friday 18 October.
We will be holding our Caring and Hauora afternoon on Thursday 31st October. This is when we will have a toy and book drive at school and all the toys and books will be gifted to the Kids First Foundation at Middlemore Hospital. We ask that you look through your toys, books and games and see if any could be donated to this worthy cause.
Please send in toy and books to your child's hub ready for collection or you can drop them off to the office. Thank you for your support.
Remember that on the day our wonderful Year 7 & 8 students will be running games for a small charge and FOTHS will run a sausage sizzle and will be selling ice blocks as well. All the profits from this side of the day will go to a local charity supporting less fortunate children and their families.
Next term we will be holding a sleep-over for Taylor and running camps for Te Kanawa and Rutherford.
As we didn't want information about the camps getiing missed with all the informatio about Ag Day, we will be sending out camp information via email over the holidays. Please keep an eye out for it.
The board invites applications for enrolments at Te Hihi School for 2020.
Enrolment at the school is governed by an enrolment scheme, details are available from the school office on 09 2927706. Applications are available on our website www.tehihi.school.nz
Please complete the form and email to email@example.com.
The deadline for receipt of applications for out of zone places is Tuesday 15 October 2019.
Parents of students who live within the home zone should also apply to assist the school to plan appropriately for next year.
For 2020, places are available at New Entrant and Year 7&8. If the number of out of zone applications exceeds the number of places available, students will be selected by ballot on 22 October 2019.