Panui 30 August 2019
30 Aug 2019
PĀNUI | NEWSLETTER 30 AUGUST 2019
We are constantly adding more functionality to our school app.
Did you know that from within the app you can let the school know:
- when your child is absent
- if you're picking your child up early
- if there is a change to how your child is going home?
From within the app you can also:
- read the current and past newsletters
- view the school's calendar
Once you've downloaded the app you will also get messages the school sends out about any bus delays, reminders about events coming up and notifications about many other activities and events.
Download the app
To download the app,
- go to Apple App Store or Google Play Store,
- search SchoolZine and install
- when you first open the app, you will need to search Asia Pacific Region for Te Hihi School
- then just follow on the on-screen instructions.
How easy is that!
There are many students turning up to school clearly unwell.
When your child comes to school unwell there is a risk that their illness will be spread to other students as well as staff. This week we have had four staff away ill. In the current staffing climate, finding relieving teachers is incredibly hard requiring us to rearrange staffing within the school. This means that there will be occasion when students will miss out on extra support or your child being placed into other learning spaces.
If your child is unwell before school, please keep them at home until they are better.
Next Friday 6th September all the learning spaces will be opened for our students to share with you their whanau what they have been learning in their unit of inquiry.
The learning spaces will be opened from 1.30 pm.
We look forward to seeing you there.
Please note there will be no school assembly that day.
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.
Thank you for all the jars and preserves that have been coming in this week for our Grocery Raffle!
Next week we are collecting Bathroom / Laundry
This could be jams, fruits, vegemite, marmite, peanut butter, pasta bake or anything that comes in a jar! Just remember to check that the expiry date is past 28/9/19.
Remember, for every item that is brought to school for the raffle, the students name will go into a draw for an exciting family prize which will be drawn during prize giving on Ag Day.
The prize is a Family Pass to the MOVIES!!!! (4 tickets to a movie of your choice valued at $78.)
There are still cups that have not been returned please get these back to the school office.
In Hillary the children have been exploring simple machine technology and thinking about how it assists us every day.
During the inquiry the children completed a group problem solving challenge. They needed to construct a machine with limited materials that would roll a marble using enough force and in the right direction to reach a specified target. This involved planning, testing and design modifications. Hillary students had a heap of fun while learning how to work as a team to problem solve.
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.
On Friday 13th of September there will be a special assembly to present a selection of the student’s poems from each hub. Please note the assembly will start at 1:30pm.
As part of our literacy programme the students in the Piwakawaka Team will be learning to recite (say by heart) a poem.
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.
At this stage the school does not have any identified cases of measles. However, along with all schools in Auckland, the Minsitry of Education and Auckalnd Regional Public Health Service have sent our school information about what the process will be if one of our stduents presents or is diagnosed with measles.
In the meantime, we were asked to post this graphic into our newsletter.
As part of the information sent to the school, anyone under the age of 50 is encouraged to go and get at least one MMR vaccination. Many adults mistakenly believe that they had a measles-containing vaccine as a child, so it is important to try to check with your doctor if yo have in fact been vaccinated for measles. It is not too late in this outbreak to get vaccinated, in fact this is the best way to stop the spread of measles.