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23 May 2012!

Vol 7

Tauranga Intermediate School

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Monday 23.05.12

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Kia ora/Dear Parents I hope you are all well and enjoying the bright days after the cool nights. In the last newsletter I mentioned the e-asTTle writing tests that all students have completed and in the next newsletter we will have that school wide data for you. RESTORATIVE PRACTICE/PB4L Last Thursday and Friday evenings all staff at Tauranga Intermediate School took part in staff training on building better relationships with students. The value of this training is not in disputes but despite our best intentions there are some students who refuse to comply. Our Board has a policy to accept anyone who wants to come to our school. At the same time we are firm on consequences and those that infringe the rights of others on a continual basis will have the privilege of being at our school removed. Recently four boys have had this right removed from them for theft, fighting, obnoxious/obscene behaviour. You can be reassured as parents that individuals at our school will be nurtured and helped but when that help is refused then the rights of all our students and teachers to have a calm and safe learning environment will take precedence. STAFFING It is with regret that I inform you that Mr Rob Hooper Room 6 and Mrs Carmel Hanley Room 17 are resigning their positions at the conclusion of Term Two to pursue their respective teaching careers overseas. Mr Hooper will be replaced by Ms Alyssha Garner and Mrs Hanley will be replaced by Mrs Danielle Oliver. Regards Brian BARRY  FREDHEIM   Senior  Sales  Consultant/Residential/Lifestyle    

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TEACHER ONLY DAY...... FRIDAY 1 JUNE 2012 We would appreciate parents making arrangements for their children on Friday 1 June 2012. School will be open for parents who cannot accommodate them. Please advise your childʼs teacher in advance. Your cooperation on this day is very much appreciated.

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DISCO A huge thanks to ULTIMATE SOUNDZ our Disco DJ's for their incredible disco last week. The hall was packed, the house colours very evident and the feet were dancing!  The lighting and special effects were amazing. ULTIMATE SOUNDZ donated their time to us free of charge for which we are very grateful. The Student Council is allocating the money raised to the purchase of our trampoline which is already being put to good use in the gym. ULTIMATE SOUNDZ can be contacted on 0274724325 or by email at djbobo@xtra.co.nz

CELLPHONES.... Students are not allowed to have cell phones on the school site. This means no cell phones, even if they are in the school bag and switched off. Teachers will not hold cell phones in safe keeping for students. Any student with a cell phone at school will automatically receive a school detention and the cell phone will be confiscated. Two phones are designated for students the first is in the Wellness Centre and the second is in the Student Office.

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ACADEMIC REPORT Upon observations in our classrooms, it is apparent that science fair is well underway with the buzz of procedural writing, aims, hypothesis and fair testing being common language in our classroom programmes. We certainly know that this can also be a busy and somewhat stressful time for parents and caregivers at home trying to support and assist with the timeline of these experiments. Extra support and guidance can be accessed via www.tauranga-int.school.nz. or directly in your child’s Class Blogg. How to access Science Fair information: 1. Log onto www.tauranga-int.school.nz.

2. Click on “Class Web Sites” tab along left hand side. 3. Click on your son/daughters class Eg Room Two. 4. Click on “Science” tab at top of page. 5. Scroll down to the “Science Fair Booklet” PDF. Term 2 Science Fair Timeline Week

Key Academic Dates

Week 1 Science Fair - Experiments / prototypes underway. Week 2 Science Fair - Experiments / prototypes underway. Week 3

Science Fair - Experiments and prototype testing completed.

Week 4 Science Fair - First draft completed. Week 5 Science Fair - Diagrams, tables, graphs, photos completed. Week 6 Science Fair - Diagrams, tables, graphs, photos completed. Week 7 Science Fair - All written work completed. Week 8

Science Fair - Completed display checked by class teacher before it is attached to display.

Week 9

Science Fair - Completed display ready to be marked by teacher. Presented to class.

Week 10

Science Fair - Science Fair week in hall. Independent judging Thursday 24/06

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Presentation Guidelines This is a major step so take care. Your entry can only be judged on the information you can communicate - so the way you set out your display board can determine your results. The science department sells the display boards for $10.00 (still the cheapest in town). Your display is eye catching. You can follow the display information from left to right, top to bottom. Your display is free standing. You have no valuable or dangerous items on your display. Your display shows the steps you took in your investigation in the correct order. There are NO spelling mistakes or errors. Nobody will be offended by any of the content. Any graphics or 3D props are relevant and don’t clutter or confuse the audience. The information is clear, neat and easy to read from a distance (2-3 metres). All extra materials/models/supportive information fits inside your display area.

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If you have any problems see the classroom teacher in the first instance. The science teacher can be seen during the breaks by students to discuss any problems and parents can contact him at school on 07 5784401 Ext: 141, email johnm@tauranga-int.school.nz. Every year Mr Marsh helps students solve problems, measure data, tables, graphs and analyse data. Students without access to computers at home can use the computers available within their own class. Gareth Scholes & Shane Cunliffe Academic Deputy Principals

PTA NEWS........ 2012 PTA Committee Chairperson "" " Secretary" " " Treasurer" " " BOT Representative" Staff Representative"

Neil Hitchiner" Nina Lambert" Brenda Stephen" Pippa Smith" " Janelle Jones"

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Literature Quiz Thank you to the parents who very kindly provided baking and help for the recent Literature Quiz. Your assistance with this event was very much appreciated. Next PTA Meeting Tuesday 19 June 7.30pm in the school staffroom - all welcome - speaker to be confirmed

SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR..... Where: School Library Date: Tuesday June 5th till Wednesday June 13th What: Books, Stationery, Posters, Diaries......... From the Library team

BOOSTRIX VACCINATION FOR ALL YEAR 7’s 2012..... Education Session" " Boostrix Vaccination""

Friday 8 June midday Thursday 30 August

HPV Vaccinations Year 8 Girls 2012  2nd Vaccination"  " " Friday 18 May  3rd Vaccination" " " Friday 28 September 

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ICAS TESTING 2012...... International Competitions & Assessments for Schools  Computer Skills  " " " Tuesday 22 May 2012   Science   " " " " Wednesday 6 June 2012    Writing   " " " " Monday 18 June 2012   Spelling   " " " " Tuesday 19 June 2012   English   " " " " Monday 30 July 2012*    Mathematics " " " Tuesday 14 August 2012   * Please be aware of the change of date. This is because it clashed with our second Learning Conference

OTAGO PROBLEM SOLVING (OPS) DATES FOR 2012....... Test # 2" 3" 4" 5"

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Date 24 May 21 June 19 July 16 August

PRIMARY RESEARCH PROJECT.... Monday 14 to Friday 25 May

AUTISM APPEAL WEEK You can make a difference with just a little of your time! Autism affects 1 in 100 people Autism New Zealand Bay Of Plenty Branch is in urgent need of collectors for its Annual Appeal 2012 that will be held from 1st - 7th June 2012 To offer your help please email Angela Keepa, BOP Autism Committee Member, positive@slingshot.co.nz or txt 021907191 with your details or contact BOP Autism Branch, bay.of.plenty@autismnz.org.nz Just an hour or so of your time will help local families living with Autism Spectrum Disorder!

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Parents Partnering in PB4L Positive B ehaviour Learning

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RESTORATIVE PRACTICE We were very lucky to have the opportunity to welcome Margaret Thorsborne to Tauranga Intermediate to work with all staff on restorative practice. Through our PB4L structure, all students and staff may use a restorative approach when dealing with issues. A mini chat format could proceed as follows: THE RESTORATIVE CHAT To the wrong doer Weʼre here to talk about.... What happened?

TOP TEN POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR TIPS

What were you thinking at the time?

1. Remember 6 positives to 1 negative

What have you thought about since?

2. Set the stage for success, reward the effort

Who do you think has been affected by what you did? In what way?

3. Give clear, specific directions 4. Stay calm, use a calm voice Nagging gets you nowhere! 5.

Set reasonable limits – Avoid using “always” or “never”

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Be CONSISTENT! “Yes means Yes and No means No”

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Set the example – Actions speak louder than words

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Proactively anticipate situations

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Have patience – A little goes a long way

.................................................................................. . What do you need to do to make things right? How can we make sure this doesnʼt happen again? What can I do to help you? To the victim What did you think when it happened? What have you thought about since? How has it affected you? Whatʼs been the worst of it? Whatʼs needed to make things right?

10. Have fun and enjoy the ride!

.................................................................................. . How can we make sure this doesnʼt happen again?

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PTA MEETINGS 2012 PTA Meeting Dates for 2012 Date

Term / Week

Topic

Tuesday 20 March

Term One Week 8

Carol Storey (Music Specialist) to answer questions about seeking PTA funding for the Musical Instrument Proposal that she presented at the end of 2011. Academic Data reported to PTA by Shane Cunliffe and Gareth Scholes

Tuesday 3 April

Term One Week 10

John Marsh would like to speak at this meeting on “everything you would like to find out about the TIS Science Fair “

Tuesday 15 May

Term Two Week 4

Normal PTA meeting with no organised speakers.

Tuesday 19 June

Term Two Week 9

Yet to be confirmed speaker.

Tuesday 17 July

Term Three Week 1

Normal PTA meeting (ie. no guest speaker)

Tuesday 21 August

Term three Week 6

Yet to be confirmed speaker.

Tuesday 18 September

Term Three Week 10

Normal PTA meeting (ie. no guest speaker)

Tuesday 16 October

Term Four Week 1

Final organisation of 12 hour relay

Tuesday 20 November

Term Four Week 6

Information evening of new 2013 parents from contributing schools. Question and Answer time.

Tuesday 11 December

Term Four Week 9

2013 Academic Report to parents by Shane Cunliffe and Gareth Scholes and thank you supper provided by Brian Diver and Janelle Jones

CHECKING OUT AND IN….. If a student has an appointment which requires them to leave school during school hours they must check out from the student office and present a note. They must be picked up from the main office not the gate. On return they check in again at the student office.

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UPCOMING EVENTS....... TERM ONE MONDAY FRIDAY

23 APRIL 1 JUNE

TERM TWO COMMENCES 8.30 AM TEACHER ONLY DAY

MONDAY

4 JUNE

QUEENS BIRTHDAY SCHOOL CLOSED

FRIDAY

29 JUNE

TERM TWO CONCLUDES 3.00 PM

MONDAY

16 JULY

TERM THREE COMMENCES 8.30 AM

TUESDAY

31 JULY

SECOND LEARNING CONFERENCE

MONDAY 27 AUGUST - FRIDAY 31 AUGUST

PRIMARY SCHOOLSʼ MUSIC FESTIVAL

SUNDAY 9 SEPTEMBER - FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER

NZCT AIMS GAMES

FRIDAY

28 SEPTEMBER

TERM THREE CONCLUDES 3.00 PM

MONDAY

15 OCTOBER

TERM FOUR COMMENCES 8.30 AM

MONDAY

22 OCTOBER

LABOUR DAY SCHOOL CLOSED

MONDAY 19 NOVEMBER FRIDAY 23 NOVEMBER

ARTS WEEK

FRIDAY

TERM FOUR CONCLUDES 12 NOON

14 DECEMBER

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PERTIUSSUS  (WHOOPING  COUGH) As  you  may  be  aware  there  has  been  an  increase  in  Pertussis  (Whooping  cough)  around  the  country  and  we   are  now  seeing  an  increase  in  cases  across  the  Bay  of  Plenty  and  Lakes  districts.   To  help  protect  yourself  and  those  around  you  please  note  the  following:   1. ImmunisaCon  against  whooping  cough  is  effecCve,  so  students  are  encouraged  to  be  up-­‐to-­‐date   with  their  immunisaCons.    Parents  should  ensure  young  children  and  babies  are  immunised  on   Cme  and  that  the  first  scheduled  immunisaCons  for  babies  are  not  delayed.   2. If  a  student  has  any  of  the  following  symptoms  they  should  see  their  GP: a. cough  lasCng  more  than  two  (2)  weeks;  and/or b. sudden  coughing  aMacks  especially  if  they  end  in  vomiCng,  breathlessness,  or  a   'whoop'  sound.   3. People  with  whooping  cough  are  infecCous  unCl  they  have  had  anCbioCcs  for  five  (5)  days  -­‐  or,  if   not  treated,  unCl  three  (3)  weeks  aQer  the  cough  started.  During  this  infecCous  period  a  student   with  whooping  cough: a. should  not  aMend  school;  and, b. take  care,  where  possible,  to  avoid  contact  with  women  in  the  late  stages  of  pregnancy   (because  of  the  possible  risk  to  their  newborns),  babies  and  young  children.   4. Good  hand  hygiene  is  always  beneficial  and  it  is  important  to  remember  to  cover  your  cough  and   not  to  cough  on,  or  near,  babies.   5. For  further  advice  phone  0800  IMMUNE    (466  863)  or  go  to  www.toiteorapublichealth.govt.nz/ whooping_cough

SPEECH AND DRAMA CLASSES! LOOKING FOR AN ALTERNATIVE TO WINTER SPORT? CONFIDENCE, GOOD COMMUNICATION SKILLS, SELF-EXPRESSION AND SOCIAL SKILLS………..can be developed in ALL children, through a comprehensive SPEECH AND DRAMA programme. The HELEN OʼGRADY DRAMA ACADEMY offers after- school classes for children from 5-16 years. Lessons include speech, music and movement and creative drama in an atmosphere that emphasises cooperation and fun. For further information on session times and locations, or to discuss how the programme could benefit your child, please phone Camilla May (Academy Principal) on 576 4400 or e-mail hogradybop@yahoo.co.nz

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AIR NEW ZEALAND FLIGHTS Please help us You can help us to raise money for our school when booking Air New Zealand flights by clicking on the link below : http://schools.airnewzealand.co.nz/tauranga-intermediate-school.aspx or clicking on to the Air New Zealand image on our website: www.tauranga-int.school.nz By booking through these sites the school will receive: Domestic: $5.00 Trans-tasman / Pacific $10.00 International Longhaul $15.00 Rental car bookings 10% of booking value Holiday Packages $50.00

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