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Myross Bush School Newsletter

from the Principal

Find out more at www.myrossbush.school.nz One chapter finishes! One chapter begins! Della Carr, in her last week at Myross Bush School, with Meg Scott , who begins her schooling journey today.

APR 16

2014

Today we farewell a highly valued and respected member of our staff. In the words that follow I want to attempt to both personally acknowledge Della Carr’s contribution to our team and how it affirms and connects with our wider teams purpose of developing each individual as an active learner.  Our children are fortunate to have a diverse group of passionate teachers. Today we acknowledge and celebrate the journey (the chapters) that so many of our school families have been a part of with Della Carr. Beginning here in 2003 Della has been one of a team of teachers and support staff who every day bring all they have to the learning for our children. One of the core strengths of our school is the wider community atmosphere and a big part of that is having a staff that are approachable and supportive to you and your child. This has been a key element of who Della is. She has been passionate in developing a strong connection with all the learners that have been through her classroom as she has taught across nearly all levels of our school. Della has huge respect from the strong partnership she has developed with a great number of our school families. She has been a part of peoples lives, both in and outside of school, that has helped them, supported them and encouraged them in a wide variety of ways.  Every day in the life of our school there is an eclectic mix of individual and group challenges, successes, trials and failures. How we as learners respond to these different circumstances that write the chapters of our life story is what shapes our wider character and eventually our whole destiny.

Kia tu Pakari

Our core purpose as a staff is to help each and every individual tap into that potential that we all have, to challenge every day the mindset that no matter what age and stage we are at, whether we are a child or an adult, our individual approach to challenges is in fact the very thing that makes us all unique and capable of personalised success.  Our children are fortunate in the sense that we have a staff team who bring a variety of strengths and weaknesses to the table to encourage, support, example and foster that learning and character development every day. One of my favourite quotes is from a man called Charles Jones (award winning author and journalist) who said “You are the same today that you are going to be five years from now except for two things: the people with whom you associate and the books you read.”  As the quote infers, Della has been one of those people who have been one of those key associations in many children’s and adult’s life journey. The regard with which she is held in across our wider community is testament to that. Thank you Della for the commitment and passion you have brought to the team that is Myross Bush School over the years. We wish you well as the ‘next chapter’ of your life begins! Regards Tim Lovelock Principal

From strong foundations we grow and stand tall together


JJ Morgan from NZ Safety kindly donated 30 new Hi Viz Vests to help keep our bus children safe on their way to and from school. Thank you on behalf of our children.

Community: Pilates for Term 2: Tuesdays 6.30 - 7.30pm Activity centre at Myross Bush school. $70 for the term or $10 per class. Bring your own mat

Woodland Scouts: Fundraising for Jamboree. Dry Macrocapra Firewood. Cut and split in May 2013 $70m3. Please phone Nan on 03 221 7202 or email nan.sinclair@focus.net.nz to place your order. We will arrange pickup times.

School Notices: No Whizz Kids: after school on Thursday. Aviary Food Wrap Fundraiser: Will be held at the beginning of next term. Forms will be sent home Week 1 or 2. PITA PIT SUPPORT: We would like to thank Pita Pit Invercargill for their fantastic 2014 support of our school aviary. This year they have paid for the 4 bags of seed recently purchased, to the value of $220. School Calendar Dates: All events can be viewed from the website http://myrossbush.ultranet.school.nz/ WebSpace/45/

Sports Notices: Southland Junior Swimming Results: Well done to Hunter Cairns, Lauryn Fleming, Charlotte Herrick, Jackson Herrick, Danja Jamieson, Magnus Jamieson, Lucy McKee, Robson McKee who competed on Saturday. A big thank you to Debbie Herrick for managing the team. Jackson Herrick - 3rd 50m Breast, 2nd 50m Fly, 3rd 50m Free Magnus Jamieson - 2nd 25m Back, 1st 25m Free Freestyle Relay Team- 3rd, Jackson, Danja Jamieson, Hunter Cairns and Lucy McKee. Hunter, Lauryn, Danja, Lucy & Robson received finalist ribbons for finishing in the top 8.

Southern Zone Swimming Results A very successful swimming day at Gorge Road with many certificates coming back to Myross Bush School. Results will be posted on Facebook when they come to hand. Touch: MB Steppers v St Theresa's 4-4  Great final game. POD Riley O’Keefe MB Stags v Woodlands Won 8-6 POD Rafferty McIntosh and Max Pagan. The MB Stags were unbeaten!

Friends of the School:

Paws at Rest: Pet Cremation is a new business in Invercargill which helps to keep families and pet owners connected. Please contact your local vet or visit pawsatrest.co.nz or contact Patrice at 0221563789 Kind regards and thank you for your support. Patrice Spencer-Humm

Social Night Out: Sat May 17, check details on the back of the newsletter

School Dates:

Easter Raffle:   Congratulations to all this years winners and thank you very much for supporting Apr 17 End of Term 1 Myross Bush School. Also a huge thank you to the 111 families (out of 122) that sold May 5 Tm 2 begins their raffle tickets and donated food items to the hampers. May 17 FOS night out Huge congratulations to the Sparrow family for winning the prize for selling a whopping 36 cards - a truly awesome effort! I am delighted to say that we significantly surpassed previous years efforts raising a total of $2010 this year which will go towards replenishing the schools junior reading books. Many thanks again to everyone who made an effort. Kind Regards Michelle Fraser

May 19/20 Young Leaders to Dunedin May 26 BOT Meeting 7.30pm June 6 Southern Zone Cross Country June 13 Southland Cross Country July 4 End of Term 2


MIRO 5 (Mrs Godby) & RATA 4 (Mrs Aurik) What a great term we have had. It's hard to believe that we are at the end of it already. We would like to thank all the parents who have helped over the term. We have had people helping with swimming, maths flash card testing,  spelling and those at home who have continued to help your child with homework too. This is always appreciated. Some children will get books to read over the holidays. We hope you have a break and enjoy having lots of time to spend with your children. We wish you a happy Easter and hope that Easter Bunny brings lots of goodies for you and your families. Regards  Evelyn and Natalie KOWHAI 2 (Mrs Kahukura) & RIMU 3 (Miss Burton) What an action filled term for Kawaka. Athletics, swimming and our exciting goal setting inquiry. A huge thank you to Mr Speight, Mr Dermody, Mr Rutledge and Ms Criglington for sharing their personal experiences in reaching their goals. The children were buzzing and we were all inspired by their passion, determination and persistence. Here are a few of our highlights for the term: • I really enjoyed the walk through Kerr Bush. It's also

Our swimming representatives at the Zone Swim Champs.

the name of my house. Mitchell G • I enjoyed the swimming relay. Our house Kerr came second. Dylan. • I was really happy that Mr Rutledge let us try on his rugby shirts and signed our books and arms. Sophie. Keri and I would also like to thank you  for your support and help in the classroom this term. Have a wonderful holiday. Kiri and Keri TOTARA 7 (Mrs Carr) & KAURI 8 (Mr Herring) Akotoa We are going to miss Mrs Carr in our classes. Here are some things we will miss about her: "The clapping game. When I get something wrong she supports me. Her smile on her face. Her kindness. Her fun-ness. Her good singing and song taste. Her guitaring. Her good teacherness and friendliness. Her maracas. Her intelligence. Her amazing knitting skills. Her Maori cultureness. Her personality. Her friendship. Everything". Akotoa have had a great term with you, Mrs Carr and we have loved what you bring to our learning. We wish you all the best with your family and your little farm. Ka kite ano! We will see you again soon! Laura Horton taking the ball out for the Steel v Pulse game this week.

from the classroom

MATAI 9 (Mrs Polaschek & Mrs Lemin) Welcome to Meg Scott!  It is lovely to have you join our team. We are all very excited about Easter! We have made Easter baskets which will be just perfect for a wee treat!  The children will bring home a big bag of books for holiday reading. It is really helpful if they read every day over the holidays. The school disco is on tomorrow and the children are allowed to dress up.   They need to bring a gold coin donation. • I really loved going swimming.  I learnt to float on my back. Amelia M • I loved learning about whales at school. Drew • I am excited about the disco. I am going to be a pirate. Luke • I really liked learning about being a kind friend. Anyia • We loved going to Kerr Bush. CharlotteThank you to all the parents who have helped us this term.  It is so much appreciated. Amy and I hope you have a super holiday.


Myross Bush Friends of the School group invite you to a

social night out for adults in the Myross Bush school community

When: Saturday 17th May 2014 from 7:30pm Where: Myross Bush Community Hall Doors open at 7:30pm for a mix & mingle with the awesome band Rapid one23 playing from 9pm !

BYO Drink & nibbles Smart casual dress $5 cover charge


16 April 2014