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from the Principal

A student workshop in Rawe (a collective group from Miro and Rata) working with Mrs Aurik on their next learning pathway.

APR 2

2014

Learning - all of us... Every day we ask your child to engage in their learning. Learning is not a passive endeavor and is not sustainable unless the learner takes some responsibility in the process. Learning involves being 'in the pit' - being challenged and developing an awareness of what you know, what you need to know next and then taking some ownership (in partnership with the teacher) in working out how you do that. No matter what the age it's never to early to begin to develop your learner agency. Our staff also example this in the way we approach what we do. Last week I talked about our teaching staff sharing our story with two other schools. This is done to share our experiences, be challenged on our development and to develop professional links and support outside the silo of our own school. Last Saturday three of our staff members spent time sharing the story of how our Maths Curriculum ‘works’ at some of the different levels in our school. Amy and Mel, from our New Entrant area, and Mark, from the senior end of the school, did a presentation at the recent Maths Symposium for teachers from around Southland. The considerable time and effort spent by them putting these presentations together example the enthusiasm and passion we have in our team for our learning both at a staff and child level! We are always reflecting, sharing

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and challenging each other what we are doing and we enjoy sharing that passion with others. We want the best for all our learners. Final Assembly - Wednesday 16 April Please note that our final term assembly will be held on Wednesday 16 April at 2.15pm. This is our farewell assembly for Della Carr and the date that our Easter Raffle will be announced. We look forward to seeing you there! Swimming Sports Next Wednesday starting at 12 o'clock sharp! The information is on the back of the newsletter. Check out the notes from Paula also contained inside the newsletter.  Southern Zone Swimming Sports All representatives entered for next Friday's zone swimming event will have a notice about this today. Entertainment Book: Don’t forget to get your order in for great savings. All inquiries to Kathryn McCorkindale 2304949 Regards Tim Lovelock Principal

From strong foundations we grow and stand tall together


Watering can wanted... The Garden club is seeking a watering can that has a shower head on it. If you have one of these that you no longer need we would love to have it. Just drop it off at the office. We would really appreciate it, as this would allow us to spend our reserves on plants to grow.

Community: Free Horse Manure: No grain. Back your trailer in to the heap and take as much as you want. Ph 2304860 Kerr Bush Landcare Working Bee: This Sunday 6th April at 1pm. Meet at the Rutledge house on Simon road with gloves and tools to work on making the track clearer. Baby Sitters Available: • Katie Grant, ex Myross Bush Student Year 10 at Southland Girls High, lives in district and enjoys children. Please contact me on 2304343 or 0278246366

School Notices: Bus messages: Change of after school travel arrangements should be notified by phone and a message left on the bus extension (#2). This is the only extension that is cleared at bus time and we’d hate to miss your call. Emails may not always be able to be cleared especially if Irene has gone for the day. Kerr Bush Landcare Working Bee: This Sunday 6th April at 1pm. Meet at the Rutledge house on Simon road with gloves and tools to work on making the track clearer. The school is going to visit Kerr Bush in Week 11. We will check out the growth of all the plantings we have done over the years and walk the track. Please contact Jason / Gina Rutledge or Della Carr if you have any questions. della@myrossbush.school.nz School Calendar Dates: All events can be viewed from the website http://myrossbush.ultranet.school.nz/ WebSpace/45/

day. To confirm that your child is available to go and/or you can take a car please email Paula:   paula@myrossbush.school.nz Southland Junior Swimming Champs Splash Palace Saturday 12 April: Thank you to all those that have entered this championship. Please look out for the notice that went home today regarding your team, times and organisation for the day.  Myross Bush Swimming Sports - Splash Palace Wednesday 9 April: This is a great school event that was created last year to showcase all our amazing skills that had been taught over the 4 weeks of swimming lessons. Please see the MB Swimming Sports notice for more details. Waterpolo: MB Blue lost to St Theresa Gold 8 - 9 POD Tarrah Shirley & Daniel McKenzie NOTE: All sports notices are available on our website http://myrossbush.ultranet.school.nz/ WebSpace/45/

Netball: Year 1-6 Registrations and fees are due on Friday 4th April to the school office please. Registration forms are available under the Sport tab on the school website. Southern Zone Swimming Champs Gorge Road School Pool Friday 11 April: Well done to those that time trialled yesterday. We have got a really strong team to compete at the Zone Champs. A notice has been given to every swimmer with their event and relevant info for the

Myross Bush Rugby Club: URGENT - We are missing many rugby jerseys, can players please return asap all jerseys from club rugby and from Moffett Cup teams. Wanted to Rent: Small cottage suitable for relief milker, has small dog and hens. Ph Sophia 0278496725

School Dates: Apr 2 New Entrant parent meeting 7pm (All parents concerned have had notification of this) Apr 4 Netball Registrations and money due Apr 4 Assembly 2.15pm Kauri (8) Apr 7 Board of Trustees Meeting 7.30pm

 

Apr 8 School swimming ends Apr 9 MB Swimming Sports (pm)

Friends of the School: Sports Notices:

• Anna Roberts, ex Myross Bush Pupil, 15 years old, experienced and good with children. Phone 2304912 • Morgan Shepherd, ex pupil lives in Myross Bush area and has a full drivers license. Mobile: 0273074992 Home: 2304230

Easter Raffle: Keep those cards and money rolling in. Grocery items can be left at the office any day.

Apr 11 School Account payments due Apr 11 Raffle cards, money and grocery items due in Apr 11 Zone Swimming Sports Gorge Road Apr 11 Assembly 2.15pm Miro (5) Apr 12 Sthld Jnr Swimming Champs Apr 16 Final Assembly and

Entertainment Book Reminder: Don’t forget to get your order in for great savings. All inquiries to Kathryn McCorkindale 2304949

Easter Grocery Raffle drawn Apr 17 End of Tm1 May 5 Tm 2 begins May 17 FOS night out - details later May 19/20 Young Leaders to Dunedin (Y6) July 4 End of Tm 2 July 21 Tm 3 begins Sept 26 Tm 3 ends Oct 13 Tm 4 begins Dec 17 Tm 4 ends


KOWHAI 2 (Mrs Kahukura) & RIMU 3 (Miss Burton) In Kawaka we are learning about Pentominoes.  We had to design 12 of our own and make them into some art work. If you pop in and see our newly designed cloak bay you can see them.  We are setting some goals in Kawaka. we are going to work for the next three weeks until the end of the term to achieve them.  • My goal is knitting. I want to be able to knit something by the end of week 11. (Kate McG) • My goal is learning how to juggle. I want to be able to juggle five balls by the end of week 11. (Carter) • My goal is to learn how to create some origami. (Sophie) 

MIRO 5 (Mrs Godby) & RATA 4 (Mrs Aurik) We are working on using our senses when we write. We are using the swimming pool as our inspiration. • When you are at the pool you can smell a cooking sausage from a mile away. By Sam. • You can hear the waves crashing against the wall at the pool. By Jamie • You can hear mum's and dad's chatting on the chairs at the pool. By Ricky. • You can taste the chocolate chip cookies from the cafe at the pool. By Katy. • You can see the wavy, light blue water at the pool as it splashes. By Emily L, Emily S, Harvey, Meg and Hadlee. • The water feels warm and wet and silky at the pool. By Caleb, Taine and Hadlee.

We hope to show you our success in week 11. Keri and Kiri 

Thanks for helping your child get better at their flash cards as the little and often approach is really helping them to move along in their learning. Have a great week. Evelyn and Natalie 

Certificates: Ollie Polashek and Lachlan McCorkindale

TOTARA 7 (Mrs Carr) & KAURI 8 (Mr Herring) Akotoa  • I am enjoying jumping off the diving boards at swimming! We're doing the trials for the Southern Zone swimming champs. I'm waiting to find out if I got in. Danja • I got a pink circle for adding and subtracting using algorithms. That's when you can do the goal you've set with evidence. I learned this by doing the before activities on Ultranet and going to a few workshops. It makes me feel good! Aidan

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MATAI 9 (Mrs Polaschek & Mrs Lemin) What fantastic progress we are seeing in swimming. It is great to see children working towards achieving their goals. Thank you to all the parents who are helping out at swimming. Matai have a started a blog and we would love you to have a look at it. The address is www.mataimbs.blogspot.co.nz. It is just in beginning stages but we plan to have photos of every child and we want to add numeracy and literacy links that may be useful at home as well. In Maths we are learning about fractions what is a whole and what a half and quarter is. Talk to your children about these at home. It is great for them to learn about them in different situations. Have a great week.

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2 April 2014