30 November 2012 Newsletter TERM
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Tauranga Primary School Newsletter
Dear Parents, F r o m t h e P r i n c i p a l ‘s P e n
WOW! Only two more weeks before we reach the end of the 2012 school year. It has been very busy since our last newsletter with all the out of doors activities taking place, deep water safety, beach visits, fishing, quests and our Year 6’s visit to intermediate. We have been so lucky with the weather for these events and so pleased that it has stayed fine for our picnic tonight. Thank you with your support for the recent Paid Union Meeting. It is vital that we know what the plans are for all our students on days like this and those who gave us early notice of intent in having children stay at school assisted with this organisation. Teachers are extremely concerned about the recent political interference in education and are voicing their concerns on behalf of all children in New Zealand. Reports: Next Friday (7th December) you will receive your child/rens end of year report. Please take time to discuss this with them. Every child has made progress through the year and this is the time to celebrate the successes. We do ask that you note the next steps suggested for improvement in literacy and maths and, where possible, help at home with these. The summer holiday is a time when learning is often forgotten and we do notice what those children who have not read, or kept a diary over the break need quite a lot of revision before the new year’s work can begin. Please ensure that your child/ren have the opportunity to read and/or write during the summer. Your support in working with your child/ren at home certainly makes a difference to children’s attitude to learning and to their success at school. Tauranga has a fantastic library and a great selection of children’s books. Please do make use of it. End of year happenings: Next week is the junior school Christmas Show. This is to be held at the Salvation Army hall across the road from the school (Cameron Road) 11 a.m. on Wed 5th and Thurs 6th December. On Thursday 13th December we have our Leavers assembly (At 9.15am to avoid the heat of the day). We would love to see as many of our Year 6 parents there as possible. The field will be open for parking (weather permitting) but ask that you park considerately so as not to block other cars in. Do wear cool clothing as it will be hot in the hall. Later on that day the children who will be at TPS next year will visit their 2013 classrooms and, where possible, will meet their new teachers. Parents are not expected to attend at this time. The visit will be a short sharing time with the intention of children feeling comfortable about where they will come to at the beginning of next year. On Monday 10th December the Year Six Leavers’ Social is being held. The children have been practicing their dancing and social skills with Mrs Ediker and Mrs Kerr-Aim with some special input from Ms Rae and they are ready to show off their dancing skills. As Monday 17th December is a Teacher Only Day we would ask that you advise us if your child will need to attend. Farewells will be shared and classes will all be packed up on Friday 14 December as we are expecting the 14th to be the last school day for our students. School will finish at the usual time of 3.00pm. We expect a return from every family regarding the last day. The last day the school buses run is Friday 14th December. (NB: Bus 18 will only do the morning and Bus 16 will do both runs. Please note: There will be a newsletter next week with any important information you need to know before the end of the year. Kind regards, Jenny McNicol ===================================================================================== Please return the attached slip: we require one returned from every family: Child’s name __________________________ Room number ________ Child’s name __________________________ Room number ________ Child’s name __________________________ Room number ________ Please indicate below what is happening with your child/ren: * Will finish school at 3.00pm on Friday 14th December
Will attend school on Monday
Jenny McNicol Principal
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Tauranga Primary School Newsletter SNIPPETS: SANTA’S MAILBOX - will be on the mosaic area from Monday. All envelopes MUST have the correct name on it and also THE ROOM NUMBER. NO lollies / candy canes / chocolates etc to be included please. Wet and Wild lunchtime - 12th December At lunchtime children will be encouraged to wear their togs and rash shirts. There will be big tubs of water on both the junior and senior sites for kids to fill their water pistols and have some fun !!! For students who don't wish to get wet - there will be some dry spaces allocated in the playground. Kids -- don’t forget to pack your togs and water pistols on the 12th !!! 2013 Planning Thank you to those who responded to our survey. The results of the survey clearly indicate a mandate from our parent body to continue with the Cool Bananas programme and starting the day earlier at 8.50am. Please make note of this new start time for 2013. SPEEDWAY - SATURDAY NIGHT 6:30 - 10:00 come along and support Mr Maguire as he races against 33 other Principals and teacher representatives from around Tauranga. Lets give him a big TPS Cheer, to help him WIN for us. Cost: $20 adults, children $10 8-15 yrs (7yrs under free) or family pass $45 (2 adults & up to 3 children)
DATES TO REMEMBER Term 4: Monday 15 October - Friday 14th December * (TOD: Monday -17th December (Noon) * Week 8 3 - 7 December 3 December 3 December 4 December 4 December 4 December 5 December 5 & 6 December
5 December 5 December 6 December 7 December
Week 9 10 December 10 December 10 December 11 December 11 December 12 December 12 December 12 December
13 December 13 December 14 December
-Year 3 - 6 EOTC week continues Rm 2 & 5 Fishing Year 5 & 6 Memorial park & pool Year 3 & 4 Memorial park & pool Junior Show - Full Dress Rehearsal 2012 Helpers Morning Tea 10:00 am Rm 1 & 3 Fishing Junior Show Performance 11.00 am Salvation Army Hall - Gold Coin Donation WBOP Athletics BoT Meeting Ra Whakangahau School Awards Assembly - 10:45 am Year 5 Wetlands Discovery Rm 2, 3 & 4 Art Gallery Year 6 Formal Social Year 6 Wetlands Discovery Year 5 Ten Pin Bowling - 9:00 am Rm 1 & 5 Art Gallery Year 6 Ten Pin Bowling - 9:00 am Wet and Wild lunchtime - BYO water pistols Year 6 Leavers Assembly 9:15 am Visit new classes for 2013 School closes at 3:00 pm
Week 10 Monday 17 December TEACHER ONLY DAY school closes for year at 12:00 Noon for 2012. Note: Dates are guides only and are subject to change =========================================================
School End of Year Assemblies: Friday 7th December - School Awards Assembly 10.45am Awards/Certificates presented: • Young Leaders’ Awards • Librarians’ Awards • Road Patrollers’ Certificates • People Smart Awards’ (not year 6) • Dynamo Awards -----------------------------------------------------------------------Thursday 13th December - Year 6 Leavers Assembly 9.15am Awards/Certificates presented: • Year 6 leavers’ certificates • Smart Learners’ Awards (including Year 6 People Smart Awards) • Year 6 Special Awards
2013 Dates Term 1: Monday 4 February - Friday 19th April * (NB: Easter is during Term time)
30 & 31 January: Pre-Sale of stationery packs in the hall 1 February 4 February
When: where: Time:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm Teacher Only Day, Office open and stationery sales 10:00 am - 2:00 pm 1st day of term - School starts 8:50 am
Junior School Production: 5 & 6 December Salvation Army Hall 5th Avenue 11:00 am
Gold coin donation please.
Tauranga Primary School Newsletter Sports Talk with Jo The TPS Speedway, which was held on the field last Monday, was awesome!! Each class made their own “mini stock car”, and selected the fastest boy and girl to represent their class on the track. The car and helmet designs were amazing! And so were the courageous drivers! Each car that passed the finish line first received 30 minutes of “free time” for their class. Congratulations to everyone, as each class made a fantastic team effort.
link to the Tauranga Primary School account on www.weetbix.co.nz If you register through this account you get a discounted price of $35 and the school goes in the draw to win $5000 worth of sports gear!! So join the TPS team!! A reminder that I need all school sports uniforms that have been borrowed through the year returned to the office or to me ASAP.
A huge thank you to Mr Maguire and Room 7 for organising the TPS speedway. You did a fantastic job, and we hope it becomes an annual event!!
The school sports photos will be available for
Good Luck to Mr Maguire who is competing in the real speedway this weekend!! Mr Maguire will be representing TPS as “The Teachernator” at an InterSchool Competition at Baypark on Saturday night. So everyone, get your signs made, buy some tickets, and cheer for Mr Maguire!!!
************************ Last Tuesday 20th November, TPS was represented by 45 athletes at the South Cluster Athletics Day at the Tauranga Domain. It was another great day with some amazing athletic talent displayed. The competition was super tough, so congratulations to the following TPS students who placed in their events. They now go on to compete at the WBOP Athletics next Wednesday 5th December. GOOD LUCK!! Nensi Patel 1st Year 5 girls Cricket Ball Throw Georgia Carr 3rd Year 5 girls High Jump Lauren Beekie 1st Year 5 girls Long Jump Olivia Brown 2nd Year 5 girls Long Jump
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COMMUNITY NOTICE BOARD Past students Danielle Sigley & Briarley Smith are two of the team members from the Tauranga Intermediate Future Problem Solving Team which won the National Competition and have been invited to compete in the World Competition. They are now busy fundraising and we ask if you can support their efforts. They will be at the FoTs Picnic tonight with sausage sizzle, bake sale and raffles to start, and we will let you know of anymore events they will be having so that you can help support their efforts.
Ezekiel Bevan 2nd Year 5 boys 60m and 100m Sprint Makaylah Rae-Potene 3rd Year 6 girls 60m Sprint Toni Power 1st Year 6 girls Cricket Ball Throw Caitlin Robb Logan Brill
Year 6 girls Quoits Year 6 boys Cricket Ball Throw
Spencer Wallis 3rd Year 6 boys Long Jump Year 5 4x100m relay team 2nd There are a few photos from the South Cluster Athletics on the website!! The Weetbix Tryathlon will be in Tauranga on March 24th 2013. The kids swim, cycle and run their way around the course while having lots of fun!! The school account is now ready for registrations. You can
LOST PROPERTY We have lots of lost property that needs to be reclaimed. Please check the box and hanger on the deck before Room 1. Remember next year to make sure all children's clothing and property is named so it can be returned.
Reminder: Teacher Only Day Monday 17th December.
Tauranga Primary School Newsletter Drawing and painting tuition for kids with Paula Knight Pre Christmas class - Painting Bliss Acrylic on canvas painting. Friday 21st December 10am-3pm. Bring a big lunch and a drink. $65 per child per day, all inclusive. All quality materials supplied. After school art classes Tues/Wed. 4.15-5.15pm. NEW CLASS !! Teenage artists 15-18yrs - Thursday after school. Adult art classes for all levels. Please phone Paula for enquiries and enrolments. 07 5423455 or 029 6024108 email@example.com - www.paulaknight.co.nz DANCE NZ â€“ Wetas, Weather and Wonders. Dance Institute School of Ballet and Modern dance are putting on their annual production Friday 7th to Saturday 8th December at Bethlehem College Performing Arts Centre. Performance times: 7pm Friday, 1pm and 6pm on Saturday. This yearâ€™s show features all New Zealand music including, live on stage, local band Nine Mile Stone. Adults $20, children $15, under 3 free. Door sales available, or contact 544 2900 to book in advance. Otumoetai Swimming Club Holiday Programme January 14-18th. A week of intensive lessons. Term 1 swimming from Monday 4th February. Level 1 half price $51. Please contact 985 6311 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Or visit our website www.otumoetaiswimmingclub.co.nz STEPS PERFORMING ARTS - Musical Theatre Summer School 2013 14 - 18 January. The Dance Studio, 24 Dive Cres, Tauranga. Juniors (7-10 yrs) 9:00 - 12 noon. Seniors (11-15 yrs) 1:00 - 4:00 pm. Course cost $130. Dancing, Singing, Acting, For more info contact Paul Harrison 0212744116. www.stepsperformingarts.co.nz WELCOME BAY LEARN TO SWIM HOLIDAY PROGRAMME Cost: $10.00 per lesson / $50 per week. What: 20 minute lessons, every day for one week, or more. Where: Welcome Bay Primary School pool When: Week one - January 7 - Week two - January 14 - Week three - January 21. Contact Judy Kelly to book and for further enquires please ring Judy on 544 1483 text 0212017638 or e-mail email@example.com It's My Turn To Cook Bosch School Holiday Program - has a fun, FREE one-day online cooking program on 20th December. No matter where you live, as long as you have the internet, we'll inspire YOUR kids in YOUR home using YOUR food! We'll have your kids whipping up a salad, firing up the barbecue and wowing you with a Christmas treat! We have great competitions, great prizes as we share foodie skills and tips to get your child food savvy. All details at www.ItsMyTurnToCook.com Swimming lessons - HOLIDAY INTENSIVE PROGRAM Tauranga Swim School is offering 5-day holiday intensive programs. This is a great way to effectively improve the swimming ability and water safety awareness of your child, all while having fun in the water! Week 1: 14-18 January, Week 2: 21-25 January. Book now - spaces are limited. Free swimming caps for the first 20 to book. Phone Andrea Sinden Ph: 07 572 4213 Mob: 027 286 8506 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Any families interested in enrolling children in music lessons 2013, please contact Kiyono at Technics Music Academy. We offer quality lessons after school. You can choose from Piano, Keyboard, Organ, Guitar, Ukulele, and Recorder. Phone 577-0450 or email tma_tauranga @ hotmail.com Please visit the website for more information. www.webstarts.com/TechnicsMusicAcademy
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