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Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Week 4, Term 4

Term Four, Week Four
3rd November  2015

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends,

This Sunday is an important day in our school's history.

Please plan to be a part of it.

We would like all school students to attend Snells Beach Baptist Church at 9.30am in clean, tidy uniform as we formally acknowledge the vision, prayer and faithfulness of this church in the last 25 years of our school.

During this service, members of the KingsWay Trust and NZ Christian Proprietors Trust will, with members of the Mahurangi Baptist Charitable Trust, honour both the past and the transition to the future proprietors.

Your child has been preparing to participate in a song, and 4 girls have been practising a beautiful dance, which is also your first taster of the Snoops production being performed on November 25-26.

We understand that a few of you have commitments that require you to be in other churches, but let's make an all out effort to be a part of this historical moment, to pray for the school, and to celebrate new horizons together.

The church is very generously putting on morning tea for us all after the service.

Thanks very much.

Helen Pearson

School News                                                                            

Buses on Wednesday
This Wednesday (4th November) the College is having a half day.  Our school bus will take students to Warkworth Primary and then to the Library. The bus will not be going to the college at all.  Could you please make arrangements to pick up your child(ren) from one of those places. 

Snoops Half Day
The children will be up late on Thursday 26th November with their evening performance of the Snoops Production.   As a result it has been decided that rather than starting late on the Friday, the children will be allowed to go home at 1.30pm on Friday 27th November (after the afternoon roll has been taken).

Wanted for Snoops
Someone to help us with lighting and sound for our performance, and a few practices ahead.

People prepared to distribute invitations to Snoops matinee on Wednesday 25th at 12.30 to LifeWay Homes, preschools and local retirement villages etc  Lots of children dancing and singing.

We need 4 wireless microphones. If you are happy to ask your church or organisation, or give a donation towards Horizon School microphones, we would love to hear from you.

We are currently needing help with the sewing of costumes.  The costumes are simple designs, and don’t require a high expertise in sewing.  Please let Helen or Louise know if you are able to help.

School Uniform
We are currently still working through the rebranding for Horizon School.  As part of that process, the colours for the school may change.  We are currently considering whether to change the school uniform.  We would love to hear your comments about the current uniform (the good and the bad).  Any changes would have a long change over period.  A survey will be emailed out separately to the newsletter.

Christmas Parade: Wanted truck or trailer
This year we are hoping to have a Christmas Float in the Warkworth Christmas Parade.  We are currently trying to find an open truck or large trailer which could be used for our float.  Could you please email Alice in the office if you can help us with this.

$4 School Lunch this Friday
Complete the order form here and send $4 to school this Friday for your child to have Fish and Chips with jelly and fruit.  An order form will be sent home again this week.

PTA Meeting
Please join us for a PTA meeting in the school staff room at 2pm, Wednesday 4 November
Meeting finishes by 3pm so you can collect your children straight afterschool.

Scholastic Book Orders
Orders are due back to the school office by Wednesday 04 November.
Books make great and easy Christmas gifts

We would love any donations of booster seats you no longer need.  We are wanting to have some spare booster seats at school for using on trips.

We would also love any donations of any old ipads which are no longer being used at home.

The children are currently working on the school production and are needing to be able store the costumes.  We are needing :

·         clear plastic bags (eg in which duvet covers, blankets or pillows are purchased in).

Praying for the school
Every Monday morning from 8.45 – 9.15 we have prayer time for the school. All parents, caregivers and friends of the school are welcome to attend.

Community Notices                                                                  

Voices of Pain and Voice of Hope
Alexis Waterhouse has recently published a book called Voices of Pain and the Voice of Hope. It is a visual, textural and emotional journey through pain to hope. It is designed to expose the lies (or patterns of negative thinking) that entrap people suffering through emotional pain or mental health issues.
It uses poetry, art, photography and reflection to encourage the reader to continue on their journey of healing; and to seek help and community.
The book also teaches mindfulness and grounding techniques which allow the reader to pause, breathe and reflect in the moment – regardless of whether the situation is positive or challenging.
Book retails at $25.95. All profits go to A Girl Called Hope (Residential Home).

We currently have Rodney Cricket coming in and teaching the whole school Cricket skills on Wednesday afternoons.  Rodney Cricket are also organizing a hockey tournament during November and December .  If you are

Please put this flyer in your newsletter and  hopefully you may be able to enter a team into this weekly competition, the detail can be found here

Days/Dates:          Friday evenings (November 6 to December 18).5:30pm – 7:30pm.
Venue:                    Kaipara Flats Cricket Club
Age:                       Year 5-8 (some dispensations can be made).
Teams:                   8 players per side. Teams are made up of kids from the same primary
Equipment:            Please provide Kiwi Cricket set (or part of). A team/club/PE uniform is encouraged but not a necessity.
Personnel:             Parents/teachers/coaches are required to help with managing, umpiring and scoring.
Queries:                 Kevin Forde  – Mobile 021 795 072; Email

Home Builder Courses this term
Festive Gifts from Your Kitchen
Edible gifts prepared with love are good value and will be welcome by your family and friends. $10 invested in butter, sugar and flours will make a satisfyingly large quantity of buttery, melt in your mouth shortbread... or one of Chris's special 'ready to bake cookie mix' prettily packaged in a jar.. or special Christmas relish to go with that special BBQ... Come and join Chris for a morning of hard work in a hot kitchen!
Monday 23rd November  9.30 - 12.30 Homebuilders Family Centre

Festive Feasts
Ways to feed the family at your home this Christmas with interesting and delicious ideas. This course is designed with consideration to financial pressures of this time of year and budget restraints.
Friday 4th of December 9.30 - 12-30 Homebuilders Family Services

As usual child minding is available at no cost. Please enrol by phone or return email with your phone contact and child care needs. 0276226809 Brian

NFF will once again run the Futsal Leagues at the Bowling Club by Warkworth AFC Football  on Tuesdays from 3:30pm.

This is a great chance to play football and develop the skills through a fast pace game combining technical and tactical in a fun environment to be

WHERE: Bowling Club by Warkwroth AFC
WHEN: Tuesdays, 20 October – 8 December
6-8th Grade | 3:30-4:30pm | $260 per team
9-11th Grade | 4:30-5:30pm | $260 per team
12-15th Grade | 5:40-6:40pm | $260 per team

Go to for further information and to register.

Kip McGrath
Kip McGrath Warkworth - English and maths tuition aligned to the NZ curriculum. Programmes designed to suit individual learning styles for Years 1- 12.
Phone Ann Cook on 422 2305 for a free assessment

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