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Edendale News 16 May 2012 Next issue: 30 May 2012


Principal’s Message Kia ora, Kia orana, Namaste, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Ni hao ma, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Asalam alikum!


how on-task and enthusiastic they are about the programme. We have started a new blog about the programme; you can find it here Do have a look; our students will be uploading information from time to time; please make comments, ask questions and let us know what you think.

We welcomed five teacher trainees to our school this week; the group will be at Edendale for the next four- Reminders five weeks. We hope that they find their practicum use- A reminder that there will be a morning tea to welcome ful and have an enjoyable time here! our new families on FRIDAY 18 MAY at 10:15am in the staffroom. Do come along so we can have a chat Mid-year Reports and get to know you. If you’d like to have a look Teachers are currently writing mid-year reports for stuaround at our specialist facilities and the school dents. The reports will give you an indication of how grounds, come in at 9:45 and some of our Y.5-6 students have progressed (in core curriculum) since students will take you for a little tour. February and will include a personal/social comment. Teachers will comment also on next steps and give a A further reminder that a teacher from Footsteps Dance couple of ways that families can help with student Company, will be coming on 18 May to give all our students a free 30 minute dance lesson. Please talk to learning at home. your child about the lesson afterwards. If there is A number of students are away from school regularly enough community interest, we may be able to offer and are missing far too much school. Please be aware dance lessons on a regular basis (lunchtime or after that high absenteeism is detrimental to student learnschool). This would be an attend by subscription proing and progress. gramme (similar to music/gymnastics that are currently Grounds and Garden Plans offered at Edendale). We are very fortunate and very much appreciate the Please note the date for class photographs is conplans which Opus International have created for our firmed as Thursday 31 May. school. The Board of Trustees has accepted the plans and we look forward to shortly putting a time-line Enjoy your week! together for implementation. We also appreciate the support that Telecom have given us by way of volunteers for developing garden areas. Citibank will also be sending volunteers to help out in the next few weeks.

Garden to Table

Term Two Community Dates

Friday 18 May - 10:15 Staffroom Morning tea for new families Friday 18 May Footsteps Dance Lessons

Our Garden to Table programme is going really well; I have been able to take some time to observe our students in action in the past two weeks; it’s great to see

Tuesday 26 June 5:30pm & 7:00pm

Hui and Fono

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: • Website:

School Information and Programmes Edendale Playground

Garden to Table

Good Behaviour Tickets

Fine Flavours Garden to Table students have worked hard in the kitchen this fortnight, making Middle Eastern inspired falafel on green salad, with raw grated beetroot and baby carrots. It’s amazing to see the confidence and skills of the Team Endeavour students improve so quickly in the short time the classes have been running - and who would have thought they’d all eat raw beetroot! To Market to market Some students also measured, cut and grated ingredients for green tomato and apple chutney. Our school harvest was combined with produce donated by celebrity gardener Lynda Hallinan to create this tasty treat. However the chutneys were not eaten in class, they were created as gifts, being bottled and sent off to the Mothers Day stall. Also sold at the stall were strawberry plants with ‘how to grow’ information sheets (yes, we’re sharing our learning with families too!) The productive little stall raised $250 to go towards our first wheelbarrow and kitchen supplies. Thanks to those who supported it!

Taonga Winner: Lae—R11 These children were seen... Being honest: Grace—R5, Keeping our grounds clean: Charlotte—R15, Mila—R6, Cody—R11, Devya –R2, Rehma—R12, Rodney—R19, Yusra—R22, Cassie—22, Subhash—R15, Olivia—R18, Seini—R8, Lae—R11 Playing nicely with others: Conner—R21, Luc—R21, Molly—R1, Ned—R28, Tray—R23, Jade—R1, Hemant—25, Anthony—R23, Helping Others: Rohan—R7, Katie—R12,

Garden Art During garden classes this term we’re creating a special garden incorporating plants and art. The students have started with ‘site analysis’ and a creative ‘wish list’; and are enjoying being involved in improving the area behind their classrooms. Do We Need Your Help? Yes we do! We’re collecting plastic bottle tops and ice cream containers for the art projects. Collection bins are beside the timber shed under the blue stairs. Please drop your donations in as you pass. If you’re interested in helping but can’t commit to three hours every week, we’re now taking volunteers for one hour sessions as well. Contact we’d love to hear from you. Follow the new Garden to Table blog on Edendale’s website for pictures and comments posted by the students! Jodie and Sarah



Soccer Coaching Soccer coaching will be on Wednesdays (from 2 May) 3:15-4:15pm on the bottom field. Cost: $8 should be paid to Mr Wilson in Room 24. Children must be collected afterwards by 4:20pm. Key Dates  Eden/Albert Rugby Y5-6 at May Road on 17 May.


We love to celebrate the cultural diversity of our school and we need your support. If you have any cultural items to donate please bring them to Room 25 where they will be collated and used regularly by different year levels throughout our school. Thank you in advance for your support. Desma Lai

Rainy/Day Notice will be given to cancel due to weather at 2.30pm on the day of coaching, and a note will be put on the ‘ticker’ on the Edendale Know ledgeNET page.

Yummy Apple Stickers Last year we raised $500 worth of sports equipment By collecting yummy apple stickers and bags, let’s see if we can better our total for 2012

CLASS GROUP PHOTOGRAPHS Class photos will be taken on Thursday 31 May 2012

Please continue to collect yummy stickers / barcodes from plastic yummy bags. There will be a surprise for the student and class which collects the most completed sheets. Students can collect a sheet from the office / or print out a sheet from home on

Rosemary Vivien

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

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: • Website:

Endeavour Artists and Authors • Notices

Our school participated in the Eden/ Albert Cross Country last Thursday

Katie R28 Congratulations to our small but wonderful team Winona—R25, Navjot—R26, Maria—R28, Tyler—R24, Faith— R24, Ankur—R24, Joshua—R24, Sabine—R28, Eva—R25 (placed 11th), Elise—R25 (placed 13th), Shania—R23 and Adam—R25.

Rosemary Vivien

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

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: • Website:

News from Edendale’s PTA Parent Class Representative Consent form Please remember to fill in the above form sent out to all students last week and return them to your class teacher or office asap.

Entertainment Books Available Now Please place your order for the 2012/2013 Entertainment Book. This book is crammed full of a huge range of discount vouchers for dining, recreation and travel and is only $65, with $13 from each sale going to our school. Order forms available from the school New PTA Members We would love to have some new members join the office. PTA. We meet once a month. Turn up to our next meeting Thursday 17 May in the meeting room (off Join us on the ― Paint the PTA challenge‖ the office foyer) at 7:00pm. Book a face painting party with Face Art, say you’re from Edendale Primary and for every hour of face painting they will give the school $10! Face Art for Shared Lunch recipe books $3.00!! We still have a few copies left for sale, if you’d like to birthdays parties and events Ph: 09 849 4359 Check there website: see a sample copy, please see Chriss in the office. First in, first served. Cash or cheque only. Tom Cooper & Aamel Rahmati Co-Chairpersons

Quiz Night & Fundraising Auctions Looking for a fun night out and test your knowledge?

Then bring your friends and family along to Edendale PTA’s Quiz Night. Get your fancy dress costumes on, old or new, and let’s have some fun, whilst raising money to support the school.

2012 School Calendar

Term 2: 23 April - 29 June Term 3: 16 July - 28 September Term 4: 15 October - 18 December Public Holidays falling on school days: Monday 4 June - Queen’s Birthday Monday 22 October - Labour Day EDENDALE ARTISTS at OKRA

1-24 June 2012 Friday 8



Edendale Primary School Hall Fun starts at 6.30pm – 10.00pm

Okra Espresso Lounge & Gallery A worm’s eye view of our orchard and edible gardens by 5-year-old photographers in Year One! Go for coffee and see the exhibition! Opens 5pm 31 May

$20 per person or $150 per table/team (8 people)


Tickets will be sold outside Room 9,

Friends & Family Fundraiser Monday 21st – Sunday 27th May 2012 Please see attached leaflet for further details/

from Monday 21 May. Hurry as numbers are limited

or flyers in reception 2.5% of all sales will be donated to Edendale Primary School

Board of Trustees

Edendale PTA

Next meeting will be held in the Meeting Room

Next meeting will be held in the Meeting Room

Tuesday 29th May at 7:15pm

Thursday 17th May at 7:00pm

All welcome to attend

All welcome to attend

See our website for info on upcoming events, BOT news and more! Rosemary Vivien

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

Telephone: 09 846 6340 • Facsimile: 09 846 3997 • Email: • Website:

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