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Wednesday 10th April, 2013

Newsletter # 10 School Roll

275 Kia ora Parents, Whanau, and Caregivers, A turn in our summer looks like it has finally come with the first of the colder mornings beginning this week on Monday with a low of 7 degrees aaaaggghhhh! What good timing with daylight savings and it has also been nice arriving at work in the light rather than dark! This time of year can be tricky with clothing at school as it is cold in the morning and very warm during the day. This means we often find clothing left in the playground and without a name in an item of clothing it is very difficult to find its home. Please take the time to name your child’s uniform, especially tops so that we can support your child in bringing home their uniform each day. This will be my final newsletter this term as I am away next week visiting schools to observe how they are managing new technologies such as i-pads to enhance student learning and progress. Mrs Keys will be writing next weeks newsletter so I will be back at school in the new term and wish all of our school learning community a terrific break. Enjoy the last week at Welcome Bay School as part of a great team! Naku noa ra,

Nik House - Principal This week we send out a very warm welcome and Haere mai to our new team members at Welcome Bay School.

Lucas Daum We know you will fly in your life and learning at Welcome Bay School!

WBS Mufti Day When? On Tuesday 16th April (next week) Please bring a gold coin donation, which will be going toward our senior camp in term 2. Thanks from the senior team.

Junior Readers Could all parents please have a look at home for any school junior readers. We are looking carefully at what resources we have with a view to invest in further books to support our Junior children as they learn to read. As a part of this process we need to have all books back at school for a stocktake in the holidays. It is really important that we get all of these books back as the replacement cost can be between $10-16 dollars per book. As you can imagine this figure grows very quickly if we need to purchase 100’s of books. Please return any books that you find to the school office, or a junior teacher.

Time to Return Pool Keys It is the end of our swimming season and our pool will be officially closed at the end of next week. Could every key holder please return their keys to the school office before next Wednesday 17th April. Many thanks. [1]


HIGH FLYERS FOR THE WEEK Junior School H a ra k e k e

James LaTrobe

For being persistent and showing heaps of courage in the pool and learning to float on his back with a flutterboard.

T o eto e

Te Waiora Kingi

Amazing maths and reading. You are using problem solving skills.

Kapo nga

Kadie Davis

Whaia te pae tawhiti Kadie. Your confidence is growing as you Seek Adventure in Room Kaponga. You are joining in and flying high as a Welcome Bay Learner.

Ko pukapuka

Hanna-Rose Paetai

Kia Maia Hanna-Rose. You can recognise 23 words and have shown awesome improvement in reading your little books.

K a ra k a

Jazamayne Awa

Kia Maia Stand Proud for your fantastic attitude to learning. You are trying so hard in reading and writing.Keep up the great work

Ko w hai

Teariki Kingi

For fantastic effort in reading and writing. You are already on Level 17. What a star!

Po hutukaw a

Sativah Kelly

" Kia Mia, Stand Proud! you understand your strengths and overcome obstacles by making an effort to do your best. You are a great supporter to others in Pohutukawa!"

Middle School M ir o

Jenna Warner

For standing proud and being courageous during Maths, sharing your thinking and understanding with others.

M anuka

Skylah Hamilton

For being a great role model and standing proud with a great attitude for learning! You are a star!

M atai

Serenity Cope

For Having a Heart in Matai. You are cooperative, and work well with anyone in the class.

K a h ik a t e a

Charlie Dronfield

For showing a substantial understanding of what you're learning. You respond to questions explaining your thinking in detail. Kia Kaha!

Senior School T o t a ra

Xavier Taylor

For showing awesome improvement in his basic facts and for always being enthusiastic about mathematics. Kia Kaha Xavier!

K a u ri

Jasmine Plummer

For being an outstanding role model and taking full responsibility for your own learning.

R im u

Jae Oldham

For settling to activities faster, sharing your ideas and being a positive and courteous member of Rimu. Kia maia Jae!

Upcoming events TERM DATES

Friday 12th April: WBOP Swimming Celebration Assembly Tuesday 16th April: School Mufti day Friday 19th April: Last day of Term 1 Monday 6th May: Term 2 begins

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2013

Term 1

Monday 14th February -19th April

Term 2

Monday 6th May - Friday 12th July

Term 3

Monday29th July - Friday 27th September

Term 4

Monday 14th October - Wednesday 18th December


Celebration Assembly - Term One 2013 The Celebration Assembly is held at the end of every term and is a special time to acknowledge five children from each team (junior, middle and senior) who have exemplified one of the five Welcome Bay Learner qualities during the term. These are:

Karearea (Falcon): Kia kaha - Show Courage

Kea: Tuku patai - Ask Questions

Kereru: Kia manawanui - Have a Heart

Toroa (Albatross): Whaia te pai tawhiti - Seek Adventure

Matuku Moana (Blue Heron): Kia maia - Stand Proud Our Celebration Assemblies are growing into a very special part of our school culture as we acknowledge and encourage excellence as it relates . This term our Celebration Assembly will be held on Friday 12th April @ 9am in the school hall. Friends and whanau are very welcome to attend and share in this occasion with us. This term we are starting something a little different in the hope of growing another positive school tradition. All children who receive an award at this assembly will be invited to attend morning tea with their parents ,so if you have been informed that your child is receiving an award please feel very welcome to stay on after for a cuppa and some kai.

WELCOME BAY SCHOOL BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION Nominations are invited for the election of 5 (five) parent representatives to the board of trustees.

Sports News

A nomination form and a notice calling for nominations will be distributed/posted to all If you have any queries or can offer your time, skills, eligible voters during the week commencing 15th knowledge, or support in any way please do not hesitate to contact me via email: April. Additional nomination forms can be obtained from the school office. Nominations close at noon on Thursday 16th May 2013 and may be accompanied by a signed candidate’s statement. The voting roll is open for inspection at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours. There will also be a list of candidates’ names, as they come to hand, for inspection at the school. Voting closes at noon on Thursday 30th May 201. There will be a named box in the school office where you can put your completed nomination forms. Jo Horgan Returning Officer [3]

sports@welcomebay.school.nz Volleyball WBS Boomers v Papamoa Rockstars - a challenging game with a close end result of a loss 47 - 51 - Player of the Day was Lennia Takitaki. WBS Allstars v Omanu Tuis - a game played with great focus and teamwork with a win 69 - 43 Player of the Day was Zahra. Final games of competition this week, and much appreciation for all the parental support! 


Little Woods is a Tauranga’s first Waldorf inspired Nursery and Preschool, catering for families with children aged 6 months to 6 years. We are open from 7.30 to 5.30 with a variety of enrolment options. Enquire about genuine free 20 Hours ECE sessions. WINZ subsidies available, Wholesome organic lunches and morning and afternoon tea provided. Please enquire to Kylie at 544 3799, info@littlewoods.co.nz or visit us at 301 Welcome Bay Road.

Community Disco

Rhythmz Dance Co fun School Holiday Programme

On Friday 12 April Welcome Bay Community Centre will be holding a disco at the Welcome Bay Hall instead of the WHERE: Otumoetai Primary School Hall usual Friday Evening Young People's programmes.

WHEN: Monday 22 April to Friday 3 May 2013 It will be from 6.30 - 8.30, Gold Coin entry. Open to school        (not Thu 25 April - Anzac day) age kids; pre-schoolers must be accompanied by parent/ For further information and on-line enrolment caregiver. Refreshments and disco lights available for gold see:   http://tinyurl.com/c7kkmjj

coin prices

Welcome Bay Lions Firewood for Sale Enquiries phone: Gary: 544 8277 Jin: 544 2396 Trevor: 544 2469 Lions Club is a registered Charitable Trust supporting the community ;) $90 per 1.3 cu mtr locally

QEYC Chillout Holiday Programme 22 April to 3 May 8am – 5.30pm. Need an option close to the central city? Located at Memorial park we have great activities for your kids these holidays. Check us out online www.taurangaleisure.co.nz, call us on 5786090, or pick up a brochure from your school office. WINZ subsidies available. Half day attendance options available. [4]


Term 1, week 10, 2013