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Tuesday, 3 March 2015

Week 5, Term 1

Term One Week Five
3rd March 2015

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends,

This week we have our Family Picnic on Thursday evening (5th March) from 5.30 – 7.00.

Research clearly shows that the interest in, and understanding of, what a child is learning at school is significant in positively affecting a child’s attitude to learning and progress, and therefore the outcomes of that learning.

Come along and help us to help your children feel supported in their goals and proud of their progress.

5.30 Bring a picnic. Some sausages will be available for $2 each at 6pm for those who have ordered them before 5.45.
6.15- Discussing how we can engage our children in talking about their learning
6.35 - Into classrooms to have children show their parents their learning goals and portfolios and work done so far - meet with the teachers informally
7.00 – Home time

Please make this a priority. It is our hope and expectation that all families will attend. Please give your apologies if you are unable to do so.

Swimming and Sport
The children have been enjoying their Thursday afternoons at Snells Beach.  This week it will be sports only.

Your child will need sun hat, sunscreen, lunch, drink bottle every Thursday. On Swimming days they will also need togs, towel, and a bag for wet clothes.

Thursday 5 March - Sports only
Thursday 12 March - Swimming and Sports
Thursday 19 March - Sports only
Thursday 26 March - Swimming and Sports

Prayer for our school
Louisa Kimber has kindly taken on the prayer for the school each week.  The time has now been changed to Tuesday mornings from 8.50am – 9.20am in the crèche in the church. If you have any questions please contact Louisa on (09)4254274 or

Assembly this Friday will be at 9.10am.  Room 3 children will lead the assembly and Room 1 and 2 will share their learning. Morning tea will provided afterwards.

Board Meetings
The next Board of Trustee Meeting for this term is:

Tuesday 10th March 7pm - 9pm

News from the PTA
We are doing Scholastic book orders again this year.  Catalogues will be sent home shortly.  Orders will be due back at school by WEDNESDAY 11 MARCH
Remember if you have a $2.00 voucher from last issue then you can use it to put toward books in this issue.

We would love to see you at the PTA Meeting - Wednesday 4 March, 3pm, School Office
Meetings are generally for 1hr. If you can't make the meeting but would still like to be involved please contact Isabelle Franks on and we can put you on the minutes list.

Last year the PTA organised the Calendar art fundraiser.  The money raised was put toward comfy seats for the children to sit on in the revamped library.

We would like to thank all those who purchased calendars, cards and diaries with their childrens art on.  We have now purchased some lazy bags for the school library
and these will be presented at assembly on Friday 6 March.

Community Notices

Mahurangi East Friends of the Library Presents:
Riley and Steve Hathaway for a locals only sneak peak of their own “Young Ocean Explorers” book and DVD. At
Mahurangi East Library
10am Saturday 7th March
Purchase your own book or DVD on the day and have it personally signed by Riley or Steve.  Enter the draw to win your own “Young Ocean Explorers” door prize, just for coming.

 If you are interested in Steve and Riley's adventure to the Kermadec's, you can read more in their blog:

Girl Guide Biscuits
Remember the lovely taste of girl guide biscuits that are only available once a year.
Get yourself a supply that will last all year.
SELLING NOW - Call Isabelle 422 9556

Shepherding a Child’s Heart
Parenting Conference 20-21st March 2015
Dr Tedd and Margy Tripp, authors of the best selling book, “Shepharding a Child’s Heart will be speaking at this conference.  Tickets can be purchased from :
Further details can be found at

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