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Wednesday 7 February 2018 Newsletter 1 Term 1 Week 1

OPS 2018 Theme – Creating The Future

HAERE MAI WELCOME To all our new students and their families.

Welcome to Term 1 2018 – YEAR 4 – 8 TRIATHLON We hope you all had a great summer break and are ready for a year full of February is national Bike Month. We here at OPS have been learning opportunities. A special welcome to our new students and their for our join annual triathlon. families – we have had 36training new students us today. The staff have all been in over the summer holidays to prepare for a very exciting year ahead. Reporting Student Absences All student absences must be reported to the school office not classroom teachers. Phone through, leave a message or text via the Skool Loop app (previously Parent Teacher Calendar) on your smartphone.

Our new teacher, Mr. Needs, and Room 5L Open Communication Policy All classes are swimming every day – please make sure your child has their togs in their bag 

We have an open door policy at OPS and we would like to take this opportunity to invite all parents to pop into school whenever possible. Generally teachers like to keep time before school available to spend time with your children and to prepare for the day ahead but we are always available for a quick catch up if something is urgent, otherwise after school is preferable. If you are unable to come into school but have information to share or questions to ask, please do not hesitate to contact us by phone or email from 8am to 6pm. We are always here for you and your children. If you have a concern we ask that you call or make a time to meet and discuss with the teacher in person – please do not email.

WHAT’S HAPPENING THIS WEEK *Wed 7 Feb BOT mtg 7pm in staffroom

CALENDAR *Tues 13 – Fri Feb R6/7 Camp Port Waikato *Wed 14 Feb Yr 7/8 Tech *PTA meeting all welcome 7pm in staffroom *Mon 19 – Tues 20 House Captain Leadership Camp *Meet Teacher Evenings Week 4 26-28 Feb Times TBC *14 March Swim Sports Yr 4-6 *Mon 19 Mar – Wed 21 Mar R5 & 5L Camp Waitawheta *Thurs 22 Mar OPS Triathlon Yr 4-8 *Fri 23 Mar Tall Poppies Yr 7/8 Swim Sports Easter Friday 30 Mar – Tues 3 April *Wed 4 Apr-Fri 6 Apr R8/9 Camp Whakamaru 2018 Term Dates Term 1 Wed 7 Feb – Fri 13 April Term 2 Mon 30 Apr – Fri 6 July Term 3 Mon 23 July – Fri 28 Sept Term 4 Mon 15 Oct – Thurs 20 Dec

Concerns If you have any concerns please do not hesitate to speak with your child’s classroom teacher. Please do so via a telephone call or meeting. Open, honest and timely communication is crucial to ensure we can sustain positive partnerships to enhance the learning of all students. Often a minor concern can be attended to straight away if the teacher is made aware early on. The teaching staff will also endeavour to make contact with parents/caregivers if they too have concerns or queries.

Our School Website Check it out!

FACEBOOK Check out the Omokoroa Point School Facebook page: Don’t forget to click ‘like’. OPS Bank Account details: - 06 0433 0014969 00


Omokoroa Point School also recognises that from time to time the school will receive a complaint about the actions of an employee(s). In such circumstances it is important that: • The complaint is directed to the employee involved in the first instance. • Where possible complaints are to be resolved co-operatively and at an early stage.

The Omokoroa Point School Board of Trustees have a number of policies and procedures that are available for parents and caregivers to view. A hard copy is kept on file in the school office. Policies are also available for viewing on our website.

SCHOOL DONATIONS / YEAR 7/8 TECH FEES / MATHLETICS SUBSCRIPTION A letter regarding the above has been attached to the newsletter to explain these. Please contact Vicki or Heather if you have any queries or concerns.

Office Administrator Room 1 Room 2 Room 3 AP / Room 4 Room 5

Heather Allport Debbie Spalding (Yr1/0) Renee Roest (Yr1/0) Deb Woodfield (Yr 1/2) Dallas Townsend (Yr 2/3) Bianca Hawkes - Miss B (Yr3/4) Room 5L Elliot Needs (Yr 3/4) Room 6 Kristyn Cresswell (Yr4/5) Room 7 Chantal Williams (Yr5/6) AP / Room 8 Stephen Hall (Yr6/7) Room 9 Deb Warren (Yr7/8) AP release R4 Vanessa Hodgson AP release R8 Caroline Kenny Classroom release Kirsten Symes Reading Recovery /CRT Frances Towers Teacher Aides Kim Breen, Michelle Heyder, Adele Brett Teacher Aide + IT Cushla Stephens Teacher Aide + Sports Coordinator Louise Turner Caretaker Shaun Murphy Cleaner Gagan – Crest Cleaner Principal Vicki Knell Meet Teacher Evenings Week 4 These scheduled meetings are an opportunity to come along to meet your child/rens teacher. This is a chance to hear about 2018 and how you can work together. An opportunity to speak with your child’s teacher on an individual basis can be made via an appointment later in the term. Please contact Heather in our school office to make an appointment.

EMAIL NEWSLETTER Would you like to help us save paper and money by receiving your school newsletter by email? Please fill in the form below and return to the school office by the end of next week. This way you get to see it in colour  -------------------------------------------------------------------------Yes I would like to receive the Omokoroa Point School newsletter by email.

Signed _________________ Students Name ____________________ Room _________ Email address (please print clearly)

We have OPS bucket and wide brim hats for sale at the school office for $16. All students are required to wear a school hat especially during Terms 1 and 4. Please ensure your children’s hats are named. We are happy to see hats being ‘individualised’ via badges, ribbons and patches so that children can tell which hat is theirs.

Sports notices Registration notices are available for all summer sports teams on Kindo – this website is accessed from our school website - School Shop.

OPS will be using Kindo as our online system for all sports registrations / fee payments and general school payments e.g lunch orders, trips, camps, school donations. This means less cash handling for our office staff, less paper permission forms as these are incorporated into Kindo. Every transaction is linked to a student. Kindo automatically sends electronic receipts of purchases and top ups.

Kiwi Volleyball League is played on Friday nights at the QEYC Stadium, Tauranga starts Friday 16th February to 6th April 2018 for year's 3 - 8. Registrations close this Friday 9th February cost $22.00 per child. Rippa Rugby is played on Monday's between 4pm - 6pm at Western Ave Sports Ground, Omokoroa starts Monday 19th February to 26th March 2018 for year's 1-8. Registrations close this Friday 9th February cost $12.50 per child. Flipper Ball – Yr 3-6 – played at Omokoroa No 1 pool – starts on Wednesday 14th February to 4th April. Registrations close this Friday 9th February cost $47 per child.

Please see Louise our sports coordinator - if you have any questions  or email her on

School bus – Information about our school bus route can be found at Please support our sponsors. Our route is number 15. A separate note regarding bus procedures has come home today.

Babysitters Available The following secondary school students have advised they are available to undertake babysitter duties. Leah Godkin 548 1969 Chanelle Barton 548 1268 Levon Barton 548 1268 Kyrin Palmer 548 1557 Tamera Baker 548 2757 Lilly Alton 027 345 2852 Zara Weatherley 02040939337 548 0568 Jonty Jenkins 0274 187435 548 1590 Lucy Turner 548 2727

Year 4-8 start your training for the OPS Triathlon – Thursday 22 March. It would be great to see students running, cycling and swimming in preparation for their event. Bringing your dog to school?

Te Kakano – our little seedlings on their first day. Please support our sponsors…

All dogs on our grounds must be on a leash 7.30am – 5.30pm and under control of the owner at all other times.

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