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Tuesday, 11 March 2014

School News

Writing at Home
Research shows that the most confident writers are those who write at home. We want to encourage our learners to be writing at home in real life situations. To do this we need your help.  We will be asking some parents to  come to assembly with their children to inspire the other children about how they have been using writing purposefully at home, eg writing letters, lists, thank you notes, invitations (you will have your own ideas). If you are able to pop in to assembly and share for a minute or two with your child what he or she has done at home, it will encourage the whole school. Please let us know.

How Can You Help Build a Strong Community For Your Child?
Thanks to those people who have offered their time and thoughts so far on our survey.
Please can you complete the survey below if you have not already?

Due to the wonderful support of a number of people in the community whose children do not attend the school, the Board of Trustees, the Board of Proprietors and members of the Snells Beach Baptist Church, we are delighted to report that we have a number of children sponsored or part sponsored, and that there is now more funding available. Thank you to those generous individuals and groups. Please spread the news that scholarships and part sponsorships are available at MCS.

Sports Coaches
We are keen to offer winter sports coaching. Please let us know if you are available to coach or manage a team. Thanks

Please help us as a school:
1. Like us on Facebook
2. Comment about the school on Facebook
3. Post on Facebook
4. Share photos on our Mahurangi Christian School page
5. Talk about the two scholarships that are available to students this term
6. Join our school blog

Please help your child:
1. Join his or her blog and post comments on his or her writing and other work.Here is how you can do this:
First click on the link then put your email address in “Follow by Email” on the right hand side column of the website.

Rooms 2 and 3 Blogs
Find out what’s going on in Room 3 by clicking on this link
Find out what’s going on in Room 2 by clicking on this link

3 Way Conferences
Teacher/Parent/Child conferences will be held on Tuesday 1st April from 1.30 to 6.30. School will close at 1.00 that day and there will be no afternoon bus running that day. Forms for booking times will be sent home next week

Scholastic Books
All orders for scholastic books should be returned with the money to the office by Thursday.

We really want all our children reading lots this year and will have awards each term for Reading. Please click on this link to sign up with the local library and begin a pattern of getting library books regularly. Join the library Or go to Auckland Libraries website and click on the join the library link.

Vision and Hearing Testing
The vision and hearing technician will be visiting us on the 17th April. She will be testing:
·         New entrants who have not had a B4 School hearing & vision test
·         Children who are new to the school 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.

Please check your child for headlice as we have had reports of infestations since camp.

As we all know headlice are hard to control, but we as a small community are in a position to do it. Let’s make Tuesdays check for headlice day. If we all check and treat we can beat this thing.

Bank Account details
Any payments made to the school, e.g. stationery, uniform, camp should be made to: a/c no 123105 0014453 00
Attendance Dues are payable to the Mahurangi Baptist Charitable Trust a/c no.123105 0022322 00

Term Four Mon 13 October – Tuesday 16th December
(The end of year date is provisional. If a teacher only day is added in the end of year day will be later).

Upcoming Events:
14 March                       Leadership Assembly
18 March                       Board of Trustees meeting
1 April                           3 way conferences
16 April                         Parent meeting – eLearning
17 April                         Vision and Hearing Testing

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