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Pet diaries can be completed instead of homework this term for those who are bring an animal to Ag Day. It is still expected however that the amount of work going into the pet diary is equal to that of normal homework. Or course we still expect a high standard of presentation as well with tidy, edited work.
IMPACT GYMNASTICS – 8 August
Today some of our students competed in the Impact Gymnastic competition and had some excellent results. Both individually and in teams. This competition has provided a good insight into where we are standing with out build up to AIMS later this term.
SCIENCE ROAD SHOW – 7 August
For those students who brought back their permission forms, we will be heading the the Science Roadshow on Friday 15th August at Te Puke High School. We will be able to fill you in on how it all went sometime next week.
MISS HULL – 7 August
An update on Miss Hull. Unfortunately at the end of last term Miss Hull tore her achilles tendon and has been unable to return to work as per doctors instructions. Although we miss her a lot we are were lucky enough to have Mrs Delare fill in in Room 9 for the first 3 weeks of the term and now Mrs Patete will be in there for the remainder of the term. A notice has been sent home to all students in Room 9 regarding interviews. We wish Miss Hull a speedy recovery and look forward to her “running around” with us again as soon as possible. If you have any questions of concerns please do not hesitate to contact Mrs Poihipi 🙂
KEEPING OURSELVES SAFE – 4 August
This is a programme we are running this term throughout the school. In the senior block all students will be bringing their books home after each sessions to keep parents in the loop of what we are covering each day. Please discuss the topics with your child, sign their book, and return it to school each day. Thanks
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HOUSE CAPTAINS ELECTED – 20 March
Congratulations to the following for being elected the 2014 house captains.
Lind – Damian Temang & Holly McKay
Langford – Tamatea Smith & Karma Te Aonui-Whare
Bell – Jamie Murray & Adelaide Reid
Elliot – Aitutaki Boden & Rebecca Howell
BBQ COOKING WITH ROOM 8 – 5 March
How lucky I am to get this made for me today by Karma, Lani, Ember, and Summah. Focus this week is a vegetarian option on the BBQ so corn fritters and salad made from our own school garden was on the menu. It tasted YUM and you’ve got to be impressed with the presentation.
OUR TOPIC – “ABOUT ME” – 19 Feb
This term we are doing a topic – “about me”. As part of this we are looking at our family history and where we come from. We are also putting together a book where each student will contribute a story about their family history. If you could talk about this at home so each student has a story to share with the rest of the class it would be much appreciated.
FOOD TECH – 18 Feb
Food Tech starts this week for the seniors. Year 7s will be in the kitchen with Mrs P learning about kitchen basics (food hygiene, safety etc) as well as looking at how we can use the vegetables from our school gardens to create great food. The Year 8s will be doing BBQ cooking with their homeroom teachers. Please make sure that if you are cooking you wear covered in shoes and have your hair tied back (Rm 8/Tues, Rm 9/Wed, Rm 10/Thurs)
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2014 ELECTED SENIOR COUNCIL – 11 Feb
Kiara Simmons (secretary), Tamatea Smith (Chairperson), Holly McKay (Treasurer), Levi Horton, Ashleigh Clarke, Jahrone Coles, Adelaide Reid, James O’Dea
LEADERSHIP ROLES – 7 Feb
A big congratulations to our leaders for 2014
Student leaders: Kiara Simmons and Tamatea Smith
Arts leader: Adelaide Reid
Sports Leader: Ethan Milsom
Assembly & Events leader: Levi Horton
Library leader: Rebecca Howell
New Entrant leader: Holly McKay
Tech leader: Mitch Moscrip
Press Page leaders: Acacia Dewes and Lauren Bosch
Canteen assistants: Janelle Bury and Jamie Murray
FIRST WEEK BACK… 7 Feb
Well it has been a great start to the new year. We are right into the swing of things with swimming, art and technology underway already. We are also in the process of electing our new student council so keep an eye out for the results. Looking forward to a positive year!!
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SIGN LANGUAGE TASTER COURSE FOR YEAR 8s
On Monday the senior students were lucky enough to have Vikki come in and give them an taster course on sign language. The following was written by Wirinia a Year 8 student about what she thought of the experience.
It was an amazing experience learning about sign language. It was even more interesting to be taught by someone who was actually deaf. Everyone had an interesting and fun time learning about what the different signs mean. I think a huge highlight for everyone was watching Elise (the interpreter) interpret what Vikki was signing. I would strongly recommend everyone learn sign language because it is such an interesting language to learn and it is one of New Zealand’s 3 official languages.
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UP AND COMING AIMS GAMES
At this stage we can confirm the teams/sports that we will be entering this year:
- Boys Hockey
- Indoor Bowls
- Rugby 7s
- Gym Sport
For a small school like ours, it is great that we are able to enter these sports and provide a fantastic opportunity for the students.
Freshmoves is coming up in term 3. The theme this year is “restricted”. We have had our initial meeting with the students to think of how we will portray this theme. A newsletter will be going home in the next few days for those who are interested to get permission to attend the festival. This is held in the evening time so students will need to find their own to and from the performance. Keep an eye out over the next term for more information.
Pongakawa School will be performing on Wednesday 4th September.
RED CROSS – PEOPLE SAVERS COURSE
This term our Year 8s were lucky enough attend a People Savers course run by Red Cross. Jane – the tutor gave all students a lot of helpful and important information to the students so they can be prepared should they ever be the first to the scene of an accident. This is the second year Red Cross has come to the school to deliver this programme.
Above: The students after receiving their certificates with Jane (left) and Bev (right) from Red Cross
Comments from some students…..
Theo – I enjoyed doing the games related to DRSABCS and learning about the poisons.
Soul – I really like the role play and learning what DRSABCS stands for
Luke – It was a cool experience and I liked learning the different techniques to use if someone is choking.
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