Learning • Fun • Friendship
Notices for week commencing 5th November:
Thank you to all of the parents who have helped with our EOTC programmes.
I was fortunate to be able to visit camp for a few hours last week and witness the excitement and challenge that our year six students were experiencing. When I arrived, there were students on and in the water, climbing across obstacle courses, firing arrows and making damper on an outdoor cooking facility; as well as catching fish...lots of fish!
Our year five programme similarly had been planned meticulously and ensured that our students were both challenged and experienced a wide range of learning opportunities beyond the classroom. Again, I was fortunate to be able to spend two days with this team and helped out with the sleepover and bug hotel construction. It was great to listen to their stories and how much they were enjoying each day. I overheard one student telling her friend how much new ‘stuff’ she had learnt that week.
The middle syndicate have also taken a four day programme to a new level. As well as visiting MOTAT and Rainbow’s End, they spent an interesting and stimulating day in school building cardboard boats, orienteering and swimming in the school pool...Brrr!
All of these events were made incredibly successful due to the willingness of our parents and wider school community to help out as well as the extra mile that all teachers went to during the planning stage. So if you are one of the many who voluntarily helped children measure and construct, sail, kayak or fish, cook marshmallows, or a wide range of other activities, thank you. You have brought learning alive and most likely sparked an interest for something later in our young children’s lives. Above all you have given your time, energy and skills unconditionally and I hope that you have found some reward for yourself along the way.
Swimming Pool: Mr. Allen has begun the preparation for the new swimming season. We will open for school use only first and this will be dependent on the weather. We will let you know when children can begin bringing their togs. In the meantime you can put your name down for a key. This can be done at the office, or preferably by email to : firstname.lastname@example.org
Please put Swimming Pool Key in the subject line.
Term 4 Calendar—2018
Tues 6th Nov FOKPS Meeting 7.30pm
Thurs 8th Nov Kids for Kids Concert 6.30pm
Mon 12th Nov Strike Action-School Closed
Tues 13th Nov APPA Choir rehearsal
Fri 16th Nov Junior Athletics—AM
Fri 23rd Nov Onepoto Festival
Mon 26th Nov Maritime Museum visit to school
Tues 27th Nov FOKPS meeting 7.30pm
Tues 4th or Wed 5th Dec Interschool Athletics
Thurs 6th Dec Year 6 Rainbow’s Trip
Mon 10th Dec Year 6 Graduation-6.30pm
Fri 14th Dec School Disco
Thurs 20th Dec : Last day of term. School finishes at the normal time of 3pm.
Year 2 Show - The Lost Treasure
Please copy and paste the following link into your preferred web browser to view or download this marvelous production:
2018 Term Dates:
Term 4: 15th Oct-20th Dec
Term 1 2019: 7th Feb-12th April
Students working with Mr Ashcroft wrote and produced the film "The day we stopped bullying" for the Kaipātiki Public Arts Trust 'Short Shorts' film competition, and have been judged the 2018 winners for the primary school category!
Well done Angelo, Cairo, Nikola, Kauê, Asher, Rajko, Zak, and Thomas.
You can watch the movie on our school YouTube channel.
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