Gina’s Community News Week 5 Term 1 2020

Community Newsletter Week 5

Dates for your diary:

Monday 24th Feb – HB Pukeko trip to Museum

Thursday 27th Feb – Athletics Day at Nga Puna Wai

Friday 28th Feb – HB Out and Abouts

Monday 2nd March – Floor Four Parent meeting 3.15pm

Thursday 5th Feb – Swimming Sports at Waltham Pool

Tuesday 10th March – EOTC and LMS training 7pm

Monday 6th – Wednesday 8th April – Floor Four Camp at Blue Skies

Kia ora Whanāu, 

Wow week 5 already! Thanks to all of the family members who helped out on Friday afternoon, all Homebases were able to be out and about, what a great day for our tamariki. 

Timetable Week 5: Timetable Week 5 Term 1


Book Bags/Reading Folders

If your child is reading books on the colour wheel (Magenta to Gold) you can expect to get reading books coming home for you to practice at least twice a week, generally on a Tuesday and a Thursday.

Our policy around books going home is they must be in a book bag, LAs will not give them out unless we see them put into one as over the years, we have lost thousands of dollars worth of books to drink bottle accidents.. 

Please return books regularly to the white box on top of the tote trays next to the left hand gym doors. 

We are also always after new people to train up re- putting books away. If you are interested in helping with this please see your LA. 

Parent Help for Duties

We still have a lot of gaps to fill in, please add your names to the Doc below. If we do not have enough help it will mean that sometimes we cannot go down to Matai Common at lunch and the gym will not be able to be used by students before school. 

Link to Parent Help for Duties

Athletics Day

This Thursday! Please arrange for your child to be dropped off by 9am and picked up by 2.30pm – Nga Puna Wai, Aidanfield. Children on Floor Four should wear green.

Swimming Sports

We will be having our swimming sports on Thursday 5th March at Waltham Pool 11am-2.30pm. We are in the process of organising buses to transport the children to and from school. Dean is working on our timetable of events.

This week’s out and abouts:

HB Piwakawaka (Suze/Nadine) please follow this link. HB Piwakawaka 28th Feb

HB Ruru(Beth/Melva) please follow this link New Brighton Water Park See this message from Melva and Beth HB Ruru reflections

HB Pouakai (Kate/Sarah F) same arrangements as last week. See this message from Kate – Reflections on week 4

HB Pukeko (Gina/Mel) we hope to go to Turanga for the afternoon (11.30am-2.30pm). Please email Gina or Mel if you can come along to support.

Floor Four Parent Meeting

On Monday the 2nd of March we will be running our floor parent meeting beginning at 3.15pm. The children are of course welcome to use the floor – please help them clean up when you leave. The meeting will focus on what is happening on the floor this term and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. At the end of the meeting we will be running an EOTC and LMS training session for those who need to complete this. EOTC training – you need to have attended one of these in order to transport children in your car or organise trips without an LA. An extra session covering these two training sessions is being held on Tuesday 10th March at 7pm to catch our full time working folk.

CAMP: 6th – 8th April

Below you will find a link to the general information  – Please read this very carefully  – there are several forms which need to be filled out. Links to these are found in the general information document.Camp organisation is a massive undertaking – please support us by doing your part by completing these forms by the dates requested.

General Information

Have a fantastic week everyone.

Gina, Suze, Kate, Melva and Sarah F