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Tuesday, 17 November 2015

Week 6, Term 4

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends,

This week we will officially begin calling ourselves Horizon School.  Watch out for the changes!

Our school sign will be refreshed this week.  Our website will transition to the Horizon School website tonight:

On Thursday 19th November our email addresses will change to:

Watch out in the Mahurangi Matters for an article about the changes you know are happening in our school.

At this time of year we always survey our parents and our learners to find out how you and your child have experienced the school during the year, and to get any thoughts you have about ways we could improve our service to you.

Please can you complete the 10-question survey below.

Thank you.

Helen Pearson

School News                                                                                       

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.

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
Lunch order forms will be sent home again this week.  The lunch this Friday will be Nachoes with jelly and fruit.   The cost is still $4.

PTA Meeting
The PTA are organising a t-towel fundraiser this term.  The children will have their own art work on the t-towel, and they will be designed to make a great Christmas Present.  A letter went home last week.  All orders must be in by Thursday 19th November, in order for the t-towels to be printed in time for Christmas.   There will be no orders able to be taken after this date.

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.

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 also 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).

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

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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