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Edendale News 19 September 2012 Next issue: 24 October 2012

THE EDENDALE EXP ERIENCE: THINKING, LEARNING, CREA TING letter formation, basic punctuation, spelling rules and sentence structure; proofreading and editing skills; Kia ora, Kia orana, Namaste, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, the deeper features of recount writing and introduce a Ni hao ma, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Asalam alikum! range of other text types e.g. report writing and descriptions. Congratulations Congratulations to Zane Wilson who has won a significant Numeracy key recommendations: Teachers continue promotion. Zane will take up his position as Associate to focus on students developing instant recall of fast Principal at Wakaaranga School in 2013. Well done Zane! (basic) facts; solving problems using stage appropriate operations and developing the strategies required to Maths Expo move from solving problems using materials (e.g. countThank you to the ten parents who braved the cold ers) to problem solving by imaging numbers. weather to attend last Tuesday. The Maths Expo was well advertised in newsletters and on KnowledgeNET Assessment Summary—Senior School (Y4-6) however we have taken on board feedback about sending Mid-year progress towards the 2012 end of year targets. reminders for school events. Reading key recommendations: Teachers continue to Manaaki Overnight Stay focus on the explicit teaching of word attack skills Thank you to Annette Herbert, her team and all the (phonemic awareness & structure); deliberate acts of parent helpers for making the overnight stay such a great teaching; building student comprehension through the success. A great time was had by all! practice of predicting, questioning, clarifying and Leave summarising through Shared Reading, Guided Reading Rosemary is on leave from 14 September until 24 Octoand Reciprocal Teaching. ber. Please see Jackie Procter (Y1-3 Junior School) and Writing key recommendations: Teachers continue to Jenny Tong (Y4-6 Senior School) for any school-related develop the knowledge and use of deeper features matters during the school-term weeks of this period. (structure, purpose, language and content) and surface features (spelling, punctuation and grammar) in student Assessment Summary—Junior School (Y1-3) writing; expose students to the features of a variety of Mid-year progress towards the 2012 end of year targets. text types and develop proficiency in student editing and Reading key recommendations: Teachers continue to proofreading. focus on deliberate acts of teaching decoding skills Numeracy key recommendations: Teachers continue (phonics, basic word recognition, phonemic awareness to develop student fluency in applying number knowledge etc.) and comprehension skills (e.g. retelling, inference, and strategies; develop proficient use of fast (basic) visualisation) as well as further developing students‘ facts, place value knowledge and application of the four vocabulary and oral language skills. operations (+, -, x, /) in solving problems. Writing key recommendations: Teachers continue to develop students‘ oral language skills and extend their Deputy Principals vocabulary; explicitly teach surface features, particularly

Message from the Deputy Principals

Jackie Procter and Jenny Tong,

Curriculum Year Level

Mid-year

1

91.5

85-90%

97.5

95-100%

97.5%

95-100%

2

67%

95%

97%

95%

88%

90-95%

3

84%

95%

91%

90-95%

87%

90-95%

Curriculum

Reading EoY Target

Reading EoY Target

Mid-year

Writing EoY Target

Numeracy Mid-year EoY Target

Numeracy Mid-year EoY Target

Year Level

Mid-year

4

72%

78%

87%

86%

43%

68%

5

74%

85%

79%

60%

34%

83%

6

82%

83%

67%

74%

47%

65%

Rosemary Vivien

Mid-year

Writing EoY Target

Principal • Edendale Primary School, 419 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: office@edendale.school.nz • Website: http://www.edendale.school.nz/


School Information and Programmes • Notices Please Note - Term 3 - 4 Calendar

Edendale Playground Good Behaviour Tickets

25-26 Sept

Stu Duval Shows

Taonga Winners: Lila—Rm 10, Nicky—Rm6

27 Sept

Maureen Maxwell talking to Y4-6 students about ‗The Importance of bees‘

These children were seen...

28 Sept

Last Day of Term 3: 3pm finish No Post School

15 October

First Day of Term Four

Keeping our grounds clean: Mohamad—Rm12, Samira—Rm19, James—Rm15, Angelina—Rm5, Luc—Rm21, Nicky—Rm6, Roscoe—Rm28, Lily—Rm5, Alexandra—Rm19, Jaden—Rm16, Raaga—Rm10

22 October

Labour Day—No school

Junior School Parents (Y1-3) Do you have questions about Reading, Writing or Maths? Find the answers at the next Parent Education meeting.

Playing nicely with others: Brooklyn—Rm4, Egypt—Rm2, Rebekah—Rm26, Dhyani—Rm6, Hamzah—Rm27, Lila—Rm10, Yusra—Rm19, Lydia—Rm25, Fatima—Rm15, Brooke—Rm3, Thomas—Rm2 Being thoughtful: Cassie—Rm22 Other great behaviour: Zaara—Rm22

Wednesday 26 September 2-3pm Venue: The meeting room (by the school office) Bicycle helmet safety check Thursday 27th September Auckland Transport will be doing free bicycle helmet checks in the school hall from 8.30-9.00am. Parents and children are encouraged to bring in their bicycle helmets for a free safety check. Stationery orders For any student wishing to purchase stationery items, these can be purchased from the office between the hours of 8.00am—8.45am Monday to Friday.

Wanted! All sizes of clean and empty containers and newspapers for craft activities for the art room.

SPORTS NEWS Soccer Coaching Soccer coaching is on Wednesdays 3:15-4:15pm on the bottom field. Cost: $8 per session. This should be paid to Mr Wilson in Room 24. Children must be collected afterwards by 4:20pm and must not play on the playground unsupervised. Forms are on the table at reception. Reminder Term Four Soccer coaching will resume on Wednesdays (from 17 October) 3:15-4:15pm on the bottom field.

Lost Property Please check for any items of lost property in the cupboard (by the office). We will dispose of any unclaimed clothing after 2pm Friday 28 September.

News from Edendale’s PTA For more news please refer to the attached PTA newsletter. Cards, Calendars and Diaries We would like to extend an invitation to share your child's fabulous artwork with friends and family. We are offering the opportunity to create cards, calendars and diaries, a great Christmas gift idea and an ideal way to allow all the family to have a memento. All you will need to do is take a digital photo of the artwork and then follow some simple online instructions. Order forms and instructions were sent out last week. Spare order forms are available from Chriss in the office. Please have your order in by Wednesday 26th of September. Tom Cooper & Aamel Rahmati Co-Chairpersons

Links

Edendale’s Website Rosemary Vivien

Garden to Table Blog

Garden of Eden Blog

News Blog

Principal • Edendale Primary School, 419 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: office@edendale.school.nz • Website: http://www.edendale.school.nz/


Manuia Artists and Authors • Notices Garden To Table

Manuia Artists and Authors

In the Garden to Table kitchen we introduced the students to fresh coriander which we used in a red lentil dhal, this was served with flat bread and followed by mini apple tarts. The students‘ confidence in following recipes has increased hugely over the past few terms. It is great to see them reading recipes and asking each other for help. We would like to say thank you to our volunteer Wendy for donating the coriander plants to us. In garden classes we put our students to work. They have been digging and moving soil in preparation for our new beds, nothing like working them all hard in the fresh spring air! We have also carried out pest control experiments to see if snails are scared off by coffee grounds. We have not seen any snails near since! As Year 5 and 6 had a few days off Garden to Table for camp, we invited Tarai team to have their own Garden to Table session. In the garden they sowed sunflowers along the pool fence on the bottom field. These cheery summer flowers turn their faces to the sun, this will make a wonderful display for students using the field. At the end of summer we will collect the dried sunflower seeds for eating or feeding to the birds. Over winter Tarai grew beetroot outside their classrooms. In the kitchen we helped them make savoury beetroot dip and beetroot and chocolate muffins. Both proved very popular. Thanks to the families who brought in plastic bottle tops. We have now completed the garden art works, which are on display in the Garden to Table room. They will be positioned outside the Endeavour classrooms in summer. Remember, if you‘d like to be part of our fun team, you are welcome to join, we still have volunteer vacancies for Wednesday gardening classes and Thursday kitchen classes (choose from 12:001:00pm in the garden, or 12:00 – 2:50pm in the kitchen). Your help would make a real difference to the sessions. Please email kimstretton@ymail.com if you have any questions Jodie, Sarah and Kim

Ronak Rm19

Slippery and Slimy Once upon a time there were two snails called Slippery and Slimy and they saw a tiny house. Who could it belong to? They wondered. ―Maybe a snail?‖ said Slippery. ―Or maybe an elf?‖ said Slimy. ―Let‘s find out‖, said the snails and Slimy was right. ―It‘s an elf!‖ they shouted. They had never seen an elf before. They were surprised. ―Hello‖, they said. They were confused. They went home and that‘s the end of the story. Laila Rm18

Yummy Apple Stickers Please send all your sheets of Yummy apple stickers to your class by Friday 21 September. The class that collects the most sheets/stickers will receive ice blocks!! A small tab at Cafe 419 will be given to the winning student in the school who collects the most stickers individually. Edendale Student Code I am an Edendale student. Therefore, I show respect to everyone; I am kind to others; I behave in a sensible way. I take care of my school, my belongings and the environment. I am honest and reliable; I am responsible for my actions. I have fun with my learning; I participate at school and try my very best! Rosemary Vivien

Principal • Edendale Primary School, 419 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: office@edendale.school.nz • Website: http://www.edendale.school.nz/


Manuia Artists and Authors • Notices Maui and the Sun by Room 15 and 16

Oliver Rm19 Sophia-Rose Rm16

Charlotte Rm15

THE LISTIES Do Compooters October School Holidays Auckland Town Hall Please see attachment for further information. Sophia-Rose—Rm16 Edendale School OSCAR-approved Holiday Programme 1st October – 12th October from 9.00am – 3.00pm for children aged 5 – 12 years There will be craft activities and trips out. Pre-care and Post-care is also available. Enrolment brochures will be available from the school office. For all queries, please ring the school office on 846 6340 or 021 124 7571. Wanted! All sizes of clean and empty soft drinks bottles and clean plastic shopping bags for craft activities for the Edendale School Holiday Programme. Please leave at the school office.

Playball Playball is offered as an extra-curricular activity for 5-9 year olds at Edendale School. Classes take place every Tuesday morning from 8am – 8.45 in the school hall. For those who prefer an after school session, we run classes at the Balmoral Indoor Sports Arena (164 Balmoral Rd) on Monday afternoons from 3:30 - 4:20. We are currently taking enrolments for Term Four which will commence on Tuesday 16th October. Playball fees for Term Four are $120.00 (10 weeks @ $12.00) per child, with a 10% discount for siblings. To enrol your child, please visit www.playball.co.nz and follow the links.

Board of Trustees

Edendale PTA

Next meeting will be held in the Meeting Room

Next meeting will be held in the Meeting Room

Tuesday 25 September at 7:15pm

Thursday 25 October at 7:00pm

All welcome to attend

All welcome to attend

See our website for info on upcoming events, BOT news and more! www.edendale.school.nz Rosemary Vivien

Principal • Edendale Primary School, 419 Sandringham Road, Sandringham, Auckland 1025

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: office@edendale.school.nz • Website: http://www.edendale.school.nz/


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