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The two award winning entries from the ICT2LRN cluster awards with their prizes Best Documentary Y4/6: Benjamin, Jack, Ben and Bruce. Best Storytelling Y4/6: Sophie, Emily, Thomas, Jessica, Ethan, Oliver, Rebecca, Katie, Hannah and Katie.

OCTOBER 31

2012

Thank you everyone for another marvellous Myross Bush community Pet Day! The weather came right and it was wonderful to again see our community coming together to celebrate what is a special part of our school's life. A huge thank you to Bronagh Hegan, Kaye Tuffley and the massive team of other parents who stepped up to help ensure that all parts of our Pet Day came together for your enjoyment. Together we raised around $3700 which will go along way to helping the Board fund the work they have done in getting our eighth classroom up and running this year. Your contribution in time (and sometimes money) is incredibly important in helping ensuring the ongoing innovation and success of our school. Thank you.

community barbeque and helpers (including himself!) for the day. We were the first community group to make use of the trailer bbq and it did a great job of keeping the food rolling! Recently the school swapped its banking to ASB and Wayne and his team have been incredibly helpful and supportive so they are worth a look if you are looking at your banking arrangements! Thank you Wayne - and yes, we have already booked it for the Year 6 leavers evening on December 13! Next week we begin our Keeping Ourselves Safe programme with support from our Police Education Officer - Martin Lohrey. Martin conducts some of these sessions in each of our classes over the next two weeks. Further information around this programme is available in the office in the booklet 'Keeping kids safer'.

Over the last 3 days we have had the ERO team around our school. They have enjoyed learning about how we do things around here, and seeing the teaching and learning in action and being part of our community Pet Day. They finish tonight with a debrief to the Board and we would like to thank them for the reflection they bring which helps us identify how we can further improve our successful school. Remember that the Year 6 camp forms are due this Friday with the camp meeting for all Year 6 parents next Wednesday night at 7.30pm. Regards Tim Lovelock Principal

A special thanks to Wayne Ellis (ASB Bank) for supplying their brand new

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Parents invariably get left holding the dog! Sammie prepping her lamb for the drinking race. The Country Cafe served up some amazing food and great coffee.

Pet Day

School News: Good luck: To school dad, Alistair Burnett, who is in the Tour of Southland this year. We all went out yesterday and cheered them on as they cycled past, so fast that we hardly saw him. Year 6 Camp: Don't forget to fill in those Year 6 Camp forms and get them back by Friday or before. We particularly need the parent helper Police Vet form back by the end of the week so that this process gets underway on Friday. Thank you. Thank you to: the Allied Materials Team, (beside the overbridge) for supplying dunite for the carparks, free of charge at last weekends working bee. Their support is very much appreciated. NSW Exams: The results and certificates for the students who sat these exams will be presented at this week’s assembly. Well done to everyone for your effort and participation in these international exams.

Sports Notices: Southern Zone Soccer Tournament: is on the 12th Nov. Notices will go home with students who indicated interest. We require coaches. Please ph or email Bex. bexmurdochnz@gmail.com Football: U6 MB All Whites v Pocket Rockets Won 4-0 POD Noah Lovelock U10 MBCity v Woodlands Rangers Lost 3-2 POD Blake Mitchell Touch Rugby: Please look at the touch website www.touchsouthland.co.nz. for game times.

Flippaball: MB Yellow 4:50 MB Green 3:55 MB Blue 4:20 MB Gold 4:20 POD for MB Blue - Cassie Gray. We are on duty this week, which means we have to provide 3 scorers for each round starting at 3.30 finishing at 5.50. Please call/email Bex to confirm the time that suits you. Thank you for your support. Miniball: MB Breakers beat Donovan 10-8 POD Hayden Elliotte Cricket: 3.45 Ground 3 - St Tereasa Blue Well done: Sophie Sinclair on representing our school in the Southland Primary North Town Area Tennis Play Offs. Congratulations to: Aleisha Elliotte who has been selected to represent her Synchronised Swimming Club (Phoenix) at the Australian Championships in Melbourne next year due to her success at the National Championships down here in Invercargill earlier this month. Her achievements at the nationals were: 2nd in her figures, 1st in her combination routine, 2nd in her solo routine and 1st in her duet routine. This is an extremely disciplined sport where she trains up to 10 hours per week at the pool (and will be longer now since she has been selected!)

Friends of the School: Blue River Wine & Cheese Night: Don’t forget to RSVP Kimberly if you would like to come to the FOS Wine and Cheese night (All Welcome) at Blue River Dairy on 14th Nov. Tickets $25 each.

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Pet Day:!! Thank you: It was great to see such a big community crowd at Pet day on Monday. Thanks to everyone who donated goods to sell and a special big thanks to the many volunteers who helped make the day run smoothly. Pet day made around $3700 which will help support the Board to fund the recent redevelopment of the administration area to create the additional classroom. We are keen to hear your feedback / ideas re what to change for next year - either at the term four FOS meeting at Blue River Dairy on Wednesday 14th November or let Bronagh Hegan (2304 775) or Kaye Tuffley (217 9672) know.

Country Cafe: I would like to thank all my helpers and amazing community bakers that helped make our Country Cafe the most profitable one yet. I have awarded Nicky Carter with the most outstanding cake and slice award. Well done Nicky with 9 awesome cakes and numerous yummy slices, you have set the bar high for next year. Kinds regards Tina Schuck

Waikiwi Kindergarten:Thank you to the Staff and Parents for inviting us to your Pet Day. We loved it. The children are still talking about the animals they saw. Some of the highlights were: shrek the sheep, a cow doing wease, lambs in clothes and they loved the bouncy castle. Congratulations on a great day. We could see what a lovely community you have there and all the children and Families looked so proud and happy. We have a nature programme at our kindergarten where we play in the bush so it was fantastic extension to see animals close up that many children view from the car window as they whizz past. The conversations and art work that have followed show us that there is so much learning from what is around us. We would love to come again Carol Wilson


Week 3 Term 4

Congratulations Manuka for winning highly commended for our ‘Getting Ready for School‘ movie in the Media Awards last night at the Ascot Park Hotel. Big thanks to Kowhai children for accepting the award on our behalf! Certificates: Hamish for a great start to school, Caitlyn for knowing so many words. KOWHAI Thanks to the Kowhai kids who were able to represent us last night in the media awards. It was exciting to see our shape movie up on the big screen as a finalist in the Year 0-3 documentary section. Check it out on our blog if you haven't seen it! We are very excited to be building our new and improved boat designs. Thanks for all the materials being sent along to school. It was a first pet day for many Kowhai kids. "I got to feed the chickens heaps of wheat" said Ajay. "The tractor ride was fun" said Lauryn. " I liked the bouncy castle" said Noah. "I liked the tractor ride. It was going around and around" said Finn.

KAURI Pet day was awesome, my horse Gemma was a purple poodle and I rode her bare back. We came third in the fancy dress and first in the ponies. It was a cool day! Sophie S. My pet lamb, Shadow, came first in the judging for lambs and Jaimee's got second. I enjoyed the whole entire day! Brooke I'm really excited to go to the media awards, there's going to be a red carpet to walk down. I hope our movie 'The Little Brown Kiwi' wins. Emily It was my first pet day and I thoroughly enjoyed it! Myross Bush really know how to put on a fabulous community gathering. Well done to all! Miss Duncan MATAI • I'm looking forward to the Year 6 Market Day. We get to see all the exciting stalls and we're fundraising for camp! Gabby • Pet Day was fun! Molly and I won the agility race. It was a great year and next time I won't walk into a tree. Ben W Here is the ‘Little Brown Kiwi’ group receiving their award.

Cerificates Lucy Sparrow, Ajay Smith RIMU • I liked the tractor rides and bouncy castle - Kaleb. Walking my dog was the best - Eilish. • My favourite thing was the tractor rides and the ribbons that I got - Ollie. • It was fun when my brother got me a sticker prize from the chocolate wheel - Sarah. • The best part was getting the ribbons and walking my pet lamb around the tennis court - Amelia. • My best part was the bouncy castle and when Granny and Grandpa won the cake - Lachie. • I was happy when I fed my lamb in the lamb feeding race. Carter.

Assembly Duty: Totara

Certificates: Gregor Rutledge and Angus Burnett. RATA • We were so lucky to have such lovely weather for Pet Day. I really enjoyed the pet day parade. My favourite was Hannah's dog because it was dressed up as Little Red Riding Hood. Grace. • The best part of Pet Day was the parade because I liked the way people were dressed up. Liam. • I liked taking Monty our puppy in the Grand Parade. Charlie. • I liked it when I bought a rainbow fish for 10 cents and 3 tattoos. Sophie. MIRO Another amazing day Pet Day:) • I really enjoyed getting my hair done. Georgia • I liked performing Kapa Haka in front of everyone. I thought it would be good. Harriet. •I liked going to all the stalls, especially the pony rides. Grace. • I was happy to win second in the lamb drinking race with my lamb Mindy and fancy dress. Holly • I am so proud of my dog Louie because he got first. Adam • I liked how the kindys and play centres came and there were lots of people. Jayden Certificates: Lucy McKee and Jesse Gough TOTARA • Pet day was very exciting! Emma Henderson • So much fun had by everyone! Daniel Conner • There was lots of food! Oliver Phillips • Lots of things were so cheap. Great first Myross Bush School Pet Day! Olivia McCartin

Pet Day

from the classroom

MANUKA • I like playing the chocolate wheel. I won twice! Robson •I could jump up high on the bouncy castle. Niall • I got to pat Lily and sneak her some biscuits. Tayla • I went on the bouncy castle with my friends. Jabari • I played with my bunny and I could let him out when my mum was there. Aimee


Updated 31 October 2012

calendar

November

December

2013

2nd Fri

3rd - 6th

Feb 4 - Apr 19 Term 1

Year 6 Camp forms to be back at office.

Year 6 Camp

May 6 - Jul 12 Term 2 Jul 29 - Sep 27 Term 3 Oct 14 - Dec 20* Term 4 * To be confirmed

7th Wed

13th Thurs

Year 6 Camp Meeting - all Year 6 parents 7.30pm

End of Year BBQ and Year 6 Farewell 6pm

14th Wed FOS night at Blue River Dairy Wine & Cheese evening 7.30pm

17th Mon Last day of Tm 4

16th Fri Market Day fundraising for Camp

23rd Fri Last day for Camp payment

28th Wed Camp Parent helpers meeting 7.30pm

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October 31, 2012