Wana be a Star - Heats
Friday 19th May - Assembly - Pod 4 - 2pm
**Please note earlier assembly start time**
Bully Free Week
Friday 26th May - Wana be a Star - Finals
Monday 29th May - BOT Meeting - 5pm - School Staffroom
Friday 2nd June - NZ Playhouse Performance - Puss 'n Boots
Monday 5th June - Queen's Birthday Holiday - School closed
Wednesday 7th June - PTA Meeting - 7pm - School Staffroom
Friday 9th June - Assembly - Pod 3 - 2.15pm School Hall
Friday 16th June - PTA Quiz Evening - 'Save the Date'
Monday 19th June - BOT Meeting - 5pm School Staffroom
Saturday 24th June - Kapahaka Group performing at Matariki Celebrations
(Notice/permission slip will be distributed to children closer to the event - please save the date in your diaries)
Friday 30th June - Assembly - Pod 1 and 2 - 2.15pm School Hall
Wednesday 5th July - PTA Meeting - 7pm - School Staffroom
Friday 7th July - Last day of term
EVERY MONDAY AND FRIDAY - 8.00-9.00am - Coffee Cart on site
Grab a hot drink as you drop off your children
IMPORTANT NOTICES Scholastic NZ BrochuresThe current brochure is available from classrooms. If you wish to place an order please follow the instructions on the inside back page of the brochure - Book Club LOOP - Option 1. We do not accept any orders through school. If your order is for a gift please ensure you tick the 'Gift Option' and also inform Katrina as an extra back up.
Orders close this Friday 19th May, 12 noon. Any enquires to Katrina please.
Lost PropertyLost property is collected from each Pod every week. Named items are handed back to students and un-named items are displayed on racks outside Reception every Friday, weather permitting. Please check out our racks and bins - we have shoes, heaps of sunhats and numerous other treasures.
On a regular basis un-named items are washed and delivered to the Hospice Shop for recycling. Please assist us with this on-going task by naming all school uniform items.
CURRICULUM COMMENTWhat's Been HappeningWOW! What an awesome turn out to our family science night last Wednesday. There was not a car park to be had, as I found out when I arrived at our Upper Clutha Board of Trustees cluster meeting at 6.45pm, and not one square inch of space in pod 7. THANK YOU ALL SO MUCH FOR YOUR SUPPORT. We are delighted with the response.
Well done also to the PTA for the fabulous Mothers' Day Movie night, I had a glass of wine, some yummy nibbles and even managed a tear or two during the movies. Thanks to the 70 mums who supported this evening.
The Upper CLutha Board of Trustees cluster held a combined training session for the trustees of our local Upper Clutha primary schools and MAC around health and safety, led by Kevin Haskins whose business is Health and Safety training. Our Upper Clutha boards will continue working together around the Health and Safety topic.
Wana Be a Star heats are well underway and what a variety of acts. I have seen - pianists, singers, dancers, magicians and lots of other art forms. The big finals are on next Friday 26th May.
Everyone is welcome to come along to our Friday assembly which is beginning at the earlier time of 2pm to fit in all the certificates and acknowledgements this week. Pod 4 will be sharing a showcase of their learning.
Staff Professional LearningCurrently staff are busy with our workshops and webinars around our targeted areas NPDL (New Pedagogies for Deep Learning), PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning), Health and Writing which continues as our curriculum target for 2017. We have staff attending a PMP (Perceptual Motor Program) workshop this week, all staff are attending workshop 2 of a series of managing behaviour in the school led by Mel and Lisa (GSE - Group Special Education and RTLB - Resource Teacher of Learning & Behaviour), with the last of these planned for next week. Our lead teams for NPDL, PB4L and H&S are meeting every 3-4 weeks either face to face or via webinar with the facilitators. WOW... looking back at what I have written, you can tell education loves its acronyms!
BOARD BUZZIntroducing Brendan HearleBOT Co-opted Finance Representative
PTA NOTICESMum's Movie Night - Thank YouThank you to all the mums that joined us last Friday for the Mum's Movie Night. Huge thanks also go to the wonderful local businesses that supported the PTA by providing food, wine and spot prizes.
Felton Road - Rippon - Mediterranean Market - Base - Soul Clothing - and our ‘Friends of the PTA’ Leigh Cohen, Angela Nichol and Belinda West.Friends of the PTA - Volunteer Situation VacantSchool Merino Co-ordinatorThe supply of ‘Merino Wool for School’ monogrammed Wanaka Primary jerseys is a non-profit initiative by your PTA to provide an affordable, high quality, warm option to our school uniform. It was agreed at the last PTA meeting to keep a small stock of the merinos and a co-ordinator is required to:
MUNCH YOUR LUNCH
Munch Your Lunch'Munch Your Lunch' online school lunch orders are available - $6.50 for small, $8.50 for large. If you are running late, a Friday treat or the pantry is bare, jump online and order a delicious and nutritious whole food lunch for your kids today. Check out the menu and ordering details online at wanaka.school.nz/lunches.
Parent Voice MeetingsParent voice meetings will be held during week 3 of this term as follows:
Monday 13th February
1.30-6.00 pm - Rooms 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26
3.15-6.00 pm - Rooms 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28
Wednesday 15th February
1.30-6.00pm - Rooms 7, 8, 11, 12, 15, 16, 19, 20, 23, 24, 27, 28
3.15-6.00pm - Rooms 5, 6, 9, 10, 13, 17, 18, 21, 22, 25, 26
Please Note: Room 14's meetings will be held as follows:
Wednesday 8th February - 1.30-5.00 pm
Thursday 9th February - 1.30-5.00 pm
Please book meeting times via our on-line system - go to the following website: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter our school code (7eyex) and follow the simple directions. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Katrina - firstname.lastname@example.org
Please click here to view a Parent Voice script which you will find helpful for these meetings.
TERM 1 - WEEK 1
Wednesday 1st February - PTA/Parent Forum Meeting - 7pm in the staffroom
Monday 6th February - Waitangi Day - School will be closed
Wednesday 8th February - PTA/Parent Forum Welcome Back BBQ - 4.30-6pm
(More information will be emailed later this week)
Thursday 9th February - STEPS Information Evening - Room 3 - 7-8.30pm
Monday 13th February - Parent Voice Meetings (see below)
Wednesday 15th February - Parent Voice Meetings (see below)
Friday 17th February - WPS Challenge Triathlon 9 (see information below)
Thursday 23rd February - Pod 7 Assembly - 2.15pm school hall
Friday 24th February - TEACHER ONLY DAY - School will be closed for instruction, please make alternative arrangements for your children that day.
EVERY MONDAY AND FRIDAY - 8.00-9.00am - Coffee Cart on site