Becroft Drive, Forrest Hill, North Shore City 0620 Ph 410 7805 Fax 410 7985 School email: [email protected] Board email: [email protected] D S ear Parents and Caregivers What a busy two weeks we have had. It is no wonder the term goes so quickly! I continue to be impressed by the wonderful tone in the school and the commitment of our students to their learning. Lilley and Jaylen McAllister. The final fundraising figure is not yet available but as of today, the total raised by our school and the four “shavees” stands at $4,707. This is an amazing effort and we are extremely proud of Julie, Luke, Jordan and Jaylen. HORE TO SHORE As mentioned in previous newsletters, the annual Shore to Shore Fun run will be held this Sunday, 30 March at 9.00am. We are delighted that this year we have 113 entries as this is similar to the number of participants last year. All entries, whether they be students or friends and family, help in determining the money that comes back to our school for sports equipment. The “before” photos We are having a sausage sizzle on Milford Reserve at the conclusion of the run. Sausages will be on sale for $2.00 each. This will be a wonderful family day and we look forward to seeing you there. E QUESTRIAN SUCCESS Congratulations to Jordyn Oakley who competed in the Auckland Intermediate Schools’ Equestrian championship recently. In her class, Jordyn finished first in the jumping and second in the pacing and manners. Well done Jordyn. The “after” photo A huge thank you also to Gail Martin who volunteered her time and expertise to shave our brave four. S CHOOL JACKETS Earlier this week we sent home order forms for our school jacket which is a winter uniform option. The jackets cost $80 and are available in sizes 8, 10, 12, 14, S, M, L. We have sample sizes available if you wish to look at them. All orders must be in by Friday 11 April. Jordyn Oakley on her horse “Polly” B S OYS’ SOFTBALL Our boys’ softball team competed in the Year Eight Auckland championship last week against teams from across Auckland. They represented the school with pride and skill and finished 7th out of 12 teams. HAVE FOR A CURE What an amazing assembly we had last Wednesday!! Julie Leigh (teacher 1/4) decided to support the Shave for a Cure foundation and their fundraising for Leukaemia & Blood Cancer research and support. Julie’s decision to shave her head for this cause drew the immediate support of the Board, staff, students and parents/caregivers. Three students made the brave decision to further support Julie and the Shave for a Cure Foundation, by getting sponsors to have their heads shaved. Thank you to all of you who supported Julie, Luke Crosby, Jordan S CHOOL-WIDE TESTING We are in the process of testing students across the school in Mathematics and Reading. These tests are important in helping us identify students who may need extra assistance in these areas. They also help us identify students who would benefit from sitting the University of New South Wales tests in English, Maths and Science later in the year. C YCLE TRAINING This Friday from 11.35am to 12.35pm Michelle Bluemel from the NZ Police will be working with our cyclists to reinforce safe skills on the road. S CHOOL DONATION Many thanks to those families that have already paid the school donation. Many schools charge fees for ICT, Technology classes, and other activities. We have resisted this trend, but do rely on the donation to help fund the many extra things we offer. Donations are $150.00 per child or $250.00 per family, payable at the school office or via internet banking. If paying by internet banking, please enter “your child’s name, donation”. A receipt will be sent home with your child. Our school bank account is: 12 3109 0011778 00 T IRITIRI MATANGI As part of our science technology programme, a group of Year Seven students from Block Two visited Tiritiri Matangi recently. Professor Dianne Brunton led the tour of the island and talked to the group about animal behaviour and the different bird songs and their meanings. S OCCER TRIALS Boys’ soccer trials began this week for those students interested in representing the school in zone days. Yesterday the boys were given a letter to take home which gives more detailed information. The boys’ zone days will be held on 12 and 14 May. Trialling and training for the girls’ soccer team will be held each Thursday until the end of term. The girls’ zone days will be held on 19 and 20 May. Grant Murray - Principal BIRTHDAY GREETINGS to the following students who have birthdays between 26 March and 9 April: Aaliyah Luna, Caleb Koko, Katelyn Feck, Ananya Kumar, Ryleigh Wyatt, Vanessa Macdonald, Danny Lam, Yo Han Kim, Xavier Dunn, Sean Hansen, Isaac Kim, Lochlan Worth-Thompson 28 Mar 30 Mar 1 Apr 1 Apr 1 Apr 2 Apr 2 Apr 8 Apr 17 Apr Tag Zone Day at Sunnynook Park Shore to Shore Fun Run 1/2 & 1/4 Art Gallery Trip Girls Tennis Zone Day Block 2 Goat Island Trip Block Three Museum Trip Boys Tennis Zone Day BoT meeting 6.30pm Term One ends at 3.00pm 2014 Term Dates: Term 1 30 J an-17 April Term 2 5 May-4 July Term 3 21 J ul-26 Sept Term 4 13 Oct-12 Dec JO LARSEN-HARRIS is an Ar ts Ther apist (MAAT, reg. ANZATA, PostGradDip Adult Educ, BA) and has a private therapy practice in Birkenhead. With a person centred, mindful and strengths-based approach, Jo assists her clients work through their issues. Jo works with children, young people and adults and currently has openings for clients. Contact Jo on 021 0364 777 or see www.bigcreative.co.nz CHILD, YOUTH ND FAMILY - all young people need a safe and loving home where they feel they belong. If you think you may be able to open up your home, talk to us. Ph Denise East-Lip on 985 4704 GLENFIELD TENNIS CLUB - School Holiday programme - Tues 22-Thurs 24 April 9am-12noon $50 per child or $20 per day and Mon 28-Fri 2 May 9am12noon $95 per child or $20 per day. These sessions will have fun while learning skills to play better tennis. For more info phone John Carlyon on 479 5372 or 021 655 482, email [email protected] UNIVERSITY OF AUCKLAND, Holiday Wor kshops: Painting, 22-24 April, Mixed Media 28 April-1 May. Term 2 art classes for children and teachers - 715+yrs Mon-Thurs 4.00-5.30pm and Sat 9.00am & 11.00am, 5yrs up at 11.00am. Classes begin Mon 5 May. Where: Children’s Art School, University of Auckland, Epsom. For more info phone 623 8858 or email [email protected] FLYER DELIVERY PEOPLE WANTED - excellent rates available. Delivery area is Forrest Hill. Contact Julie/Elaine on 489 5049 at Barfoot & Thompson Environmental Corner STEVIA: We have been gr owing Stevia which is a plant that can r eplace sugar because of its sweetness. The plant has a long history of medicinal uses in South America. Stevia originated from Brazil and is up to 300 times sweeter than sugar. Its other names are Sweet Leaf and Sugar Leaf. JOB’S TEARS: We have also been gr owing J ob’s Tear s which is an ancient plant that produces hard seeds which thousands of years ago in Asia were used to make rosary beeds and necklaces. The environmental group have used the seeds to make their own creative jewellery.
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