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Tuesday, 28 July 2015

Week 2, Term 3

Dear Parents, Caregivers, and Friends,

Lots of important things are happening at our school at present. We are entering an exciting new phase of our school. We are starting to plan for our future.

The Board and Staff would like you and your family to come next Tuesday night at 5.30pm to

-have a shared dinner of soup and bread

-hear about the change of proprietor/ownership of the school

-hear the board's proposal for a new name for our school and give feedback

-hear about the plans for growth of our school

-learn about the Feuerstein/FIE we are teaching your children

Please come at, bring your children who will be involved in the evening and/or watch a video together.

Be part of our community.

Don't miss out!!

A "Parent Meeting Reply Form" is being emailed out separately.  Could you please complete it, so we know how many of your family can attend for catering purposes.

Have a great week
Helen Pearson 

School News                                                                            

This Friday, Room 1 will be taking assembly and we will be hearing from the Eirenas.  Parents, caregivers and friends are all welcome to attend.

Teacher only day
Our teacher only day has had to be changed to suit our visiting tutors.  It is now on Monday 10th August.

The hockey draw this week is:

MCS Rockets vs M Pink Panthers – 8.30am, Field 1
SB Snapdragons vs KF Black Sticks – 11.00am Field 1 /2
SB Strikers vs M Hawks  – 9.20am Field 3 /4

Parent Group

Saturday 8 August - 6.45pm
Snells Beach Baptist Church Hall

Tickets are available for purchase from the school office
$15 for a team (3-5 peeps)

Mystery Balloons to purchase
Heaps of family fun

Enrolment due by this Friday 31st July.  We need to have numbers confirmed so we can purchase the equipment needed on the night according to team numbers.  Forms have been sent home with the children. Please complete them and return them to the school office.

The Parent Group will start up Friday Lunches next week, so that families can put their money towards registering for the Family Fun Night.

The Parent Group is still wanting to collect the following items:

·         1.5 litre soft drink bottles
·         Can with the tabs still attached
·         Breakfast cereal boxes

We are in need of some older people or mums to listen to children reading on a rostered basis. Can you, or someone you know help once or twice a week for 30 minutes to half an hour? Please contact Helen.

Unfortunately, we have had a report of headlice in the school.  It is important that you check your child’s hair, and treat for head lice if required, to help prevent head lice spreading.  Check the hair of every member of the household. If you find live head lice on anyone, treat them as well. Do not treat everyone “just in case”.   It is a good idea to wash hair ties and hair brushes.

Please make Tuesday headlice check and treat day.  If we all do this we would be able to eradicate the problem from our school.

Lynn Williams Parent Group
The next meeting on Wednesday 29th July has been cancelled.  Lynn will be in touch with a new time.

Community Notices                                                                  

Children’s writing competition
This is the term of the Children’s Writing Competition! It’s a great chance for your students to see their work in print. All those whose writing is selected for publication will receive a free copy of the book, Kids in Print 2014. There are other prizes too and $50 for the winner of the Val Shearer trophy.
The closing date for the competition is Friday 11th September. Students can send in one piece of writing or they can enter in all three categories: fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The entry fee is $5, however many pieces are submitted.
Further information is available on our website or you can email

Fun Sticks
Learn to play Hockey the fun way for Years 0 – 2.
Every Saturday from the 25th July to the 29th September from 8.30am – 9.15am at the new Warkworth Hockey Turf.

Special joining fee of $20 for term 3.  For further information place contact Lisa Birrell ( (09) 425 9719 or 021 425 099.

Middle Years Toolbox Parenting Group
A toolbox parenting group will be run at Mahurangi Vineyard Church – 21 Hamatana Road, Snells Beach.  The course starts on Monday 10th August at 10am and runs for 6 weeks.  Please contact Diane McKinstry for further details on 021 292 4105 or

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