Saturday, 9 May 2009

Newsletter Issue 7

Wednesday 20th May 2009: 1.30pm—Ceremony to acknowledge Whaea Cyndi’s contribution to KRS
Wednesday 24th June 2009: Parent Interviews

Welcome Nau mai, haere mai, to all of our new families who began this week, we look forward to working alongside you in order to give each child the best education we can. Our teachers welcome your comments and support.

NEWSLETTERS are sent home fortnightly, please note the dates as to when Newsletters will be given to your child/children :- TERM 2:
Thursday 7th May, Thursday 4th June, Thursday 21st May, Thursday 18th June, Thursday 2nd July

Good Progress:
Dawn (our attendance officer) has drawn up statistics which show a big
improvement in attendance at school from 2005 to date. Each year our attendance figures for each term has become better. This means that the children are getting more full education, which of course helps them in later life. Well done all!

The River of Life Centre Trust is running a number of healthy eating on a budget courses in May & June 2009 which include a wide range of healthy eating tips, healthy eating ideas and information and advice on healthy eating.
Each course involves participants undertaking hands-on preparation and cooking of 2-3 simple dishes/meals (which all participants take home) as well as interactive discussions on topics such as “what is an ideal lunch/lunchbox”, “menu planning”, “what is healthy eating”, “what are healthy snacks” and much more. All participants are provided with hand-out sheets and take-home recipe books.
Course dates are:
2nd May 2pm-4pm—Everyday Gourmet on a budget
9th May 2pm-4pm—Feeding large families on a budget
7th June 6.30pm-8pm—Everyday Gourmet on a budget
A donation/koha of $5 is requested to help cover food costs.
Registrations are essential on or on (09)299 9394
All courses are at West wing Community Hall located at 3 Beach Rd

It is important for all, especially children, to have a breakfast. Sometimes that might not happen due to various circumstances—we have some limited supplies of muesli bars/fruit that we can offer on these occasions. Your child should simply, quietly, and in confidence, ask their teacher.

Maurice St:
The Maurice St car park has been extended and a NEW path has been laid. Please use and encourage children to use this.

Golden Rule: Treat others as you want to be treated

Of Interest:
Not that such things happen often, but please be well aware of the following:
An adult/ parent who intentionally insults, abuses, or intimidates a teacher or member of staff of a school within the presence or hearing of any student of the school, commits an offence and is liable on summary conviction to a fine not exceeding $1 000
Education Act 1989 No 80 Public Act
139C Offence of insulting, abusing, or intimidating staff
· (1) Every person commits an offence, and is liable on summary
conviction to a fine not exceeding $1,000, who intentionally insults,
abuses, or intimidates a teacher or member of staff of a school—
· (a) within the presence or hearing of any student of the school; and
(b) while on school premises, or in any other place where students of
the school are assembled for school purposes.
· (2)However, no student of the school may be charged with an offence
under subsection (1).
Sections 139C to 139E were inserted, as from 17 May 2006, by
section 36 Education Amendment Act 2006 (2006 No 19).

Amazing: It wasn't anyone from our school—but I watched a grandmother buy ice lollies for the children for breakfast , light up her cigarette then cross the main road in Papakura in front of cars.........

Tree Planting in the Children’s Forest
On Saturday 23rd May the Papakura District Council is again planting trees to commemorate the birth of children born or resident in the Papakura District between June 2008 and to date. Children’s Forest is on the Settlement Road extension.

P.M.P. Helpers
We are seeking parents, grandparents or other family members to help the Year 1 children with the Perceptual Motor Programme. It does not require any skill or knowledge — just a bit of your time for 1 1/2 hours, on one or two mornings a week.
Rooms 2, 6 & 10 have their turn on Tuesday and Thursday (8.45—10.10am)
Rooms 1, 11 & 5 have their turn on Wednesday and Friday ((8.45—10.10am)
If you can help please see (or phone) Mrs Quist or your child’s teacher.
THEFT: In common with other Papakura schools, we have experienced theft this week, during the day. All doors to rooms and admin will now be kept locked, and we will be monitoring visitor activities for the safety of our children and staff, including security cameras.

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