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Tuesday, 3 December 2013

School News

Fundraising Cake Stall and Sausage Sizzle
A great effort by all you wonderful bakers and sausage sizzlers! Thanks for all your efforts. We raised $283 dollars minus BBQ costs. Thank you once again Isabelle Franks for heading up this fundraising venture. We so appreciate you.

Library Stocktake
Thank you so much Susan Vaughan, Angela Barker and Rebecca Pearson for your diligent work in the library this week. The library stocktake was expertly done and we so appreciate the wonderful attitude, hard work and reliability of our willing volunteers.

Honouring Assembly for Volunteers to our school
Date: Friday December 6th
Time: 9.10am – 10.30am
Our school has been blessed by the help of numerous volunteers this year. These people add richness to your child's learning and save our school large amounts of money which keeps your fees down.

As a community we want to thank them for their support. Please come if you can to honour these people.

Please send a cake or biscuits to school on Thursday. If we all make something, each volunteer can receive a gift from our community.

Friday Sausage Sizzle Lunches
On Fridays from this week until the end of term sausages will be for sale at lunchtime. Cost is $2 for a sausage, bread and sauce.
 If you wish to put in an order please put the money in an envelope and write on the front who it is for then hand it in to the office on Friday morning.

Public Library Visit
On Wednesday 11 December we will walk to the local library as a school. We would like all learners to have their own library card. Please complete the permission form (either on line or the form below). Forms need to be received by Monday 9th December.

Skateboarding Day with Onboard Skate (Bridget Farmilo)
Date: Monday 16th December
Please bring skateboards, helmets, safety gear if you have them. If you don’t have a skateboard bring your wheels and safety equipment.

Vision and Hearing Testing
On 12 December the Vision and Hearing Technician will visit our school.  She will be testing New Entrants who have not had B4 School hearing and Vision Tests and children who have not been tested in New Zealand. 

Children do not need to be tested if they have completed the B4 School Check Hearing and Vision tests.

School End of Year Picnic and Bible Fair
Date: Thursday 12th December
Time: any time from 5.00pm - Family games start around 5.45pm
Venue: School

5.00 - Picnic on the slopes by classrooms followed by family games in house groups
6.30 - Walk through the Bible - view the booths of each child in Years 5-8 about their investigations.
As families, complete the Bible Quiz by finding answers from each booth.
7.15 - Reports will be handed out while the winners of the Bible Quiz are determined.
7.30 - Prizegiving for the Best Family Bible Quizzers, and the Best House Bible Quizzers
7.45 - Surprise
8.00 - Home time

Prizegiving and Farewell
Date: 13th December
Time: 10.30
We will award prizes to students and farewell Susan Vaughan and students leaving our school. Please make an effort to come to honour these people for their work in our school.

Weetbix Kids TRYathlon
We have enough people interested to enter a school team.
If you would like to take part in the Weetbix Kids TRYathlon as part of a school team please let June know in the office.
Earlybird Price ( before noon 20th December)      
$34.60 per person
School Group (4 children in any one event)          
$35.50 per person
Regular Entry Price                                            
$40.75 per person
Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is the BIGGEST under 16’s triathlon series in the world.
Entry is open to anyone 7 to 15 years of age no matter what your level of fitness, and you can either sign up as an individual or as a team of two with a friend.

Where and When: Narrowneck Beach, North Shore, 6th April, 2014
Contact: or call 09 531 5080

Upcoming Events:
11 December                 Public Library Visit
12 December                 Vision and Hearing Testing
                                     Bible Fair and Picnic
13 December                 School Prizegiving
16 December                 Skateboarding Day

18 December                 Last day of school for the year    

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