Kaurihohore School Week Five, Term One News
Manaaki te katoa - be kind to all.
Respect - Empathy - Kindness
Kia ora Koutou
The term is already flying by. It is hard to believe that it is week five already. This week is a busy one, with Year 5 and 6 off away at their camp and Rooms 6, 10, and 9 having their sleepover with two activities. We hold EOTC events like this every second year, trying very hard to guarantee that every child experiences one extended camp in their time at school, either in Year 5 or Year 6. These events would not be possible without your support, which we rely on heavily. With the announcement of level two on Saturday night, the staff and I quickly had discussions on how we could ensure these EOTC events still went ahead. Many schools have been quick to pull the pin on these events, but we did not want our children to miss out, unless they really had to. With the venue booked a year in advance for Senior camp, it was go now, or not at all this year. With a bit of thought we were able to tweak plans to make them work within level two and are thankful to our supportive BOT for giving us the green light!
Our children are lucky to be supported by adults that truly want them to have experiences, despite the current up and down nature of our world.
The pandemic has meant most people have missed out on so much, you only need to listen to hear about all the events, memorials, experiences and celebrations children and adults have missed out on, big and small. It is enough to make you truly grateful for what we are able to do.
We will always do our best for the children and families of this school, sometimes our best means disappointments still happen, but unfortunately, or fortunately, depending on how you want to look at it, this is part of life.
Please advise us straight away if your child is going to be away from school for any reason. You can use email@example.com, the school loop app, or phone the school office and leave a message. Please ensure you give us the reason for absence as we are required to have this for our records. Remember when children have frequent days off, it hurts their academic progress, but more importantly, hinders them socially it is hard to make and maintain friendships when a child is frequently away.
Below are some known dates so far:
Swimming Sports with Glenbervie for selected Year 4-6 - 8th of March
Whangarei swimming sports for those that qualify - 17th of March
Good Friday - 2nd April
Easter Monday - 5th April
Easter Tuesday - 6th April
Room 1-3-4-5 - Extended EOTC Day
Term one Ends - 16th April
Please note Easter Tuesday is a day off mandated for Schools.
Thank you for all your wonderful support on the day. Supervision is so crucial at this event, and this great day out would not happen without you.
I know we are all becoming very adept at slipping between level 1 and 2. Please remember we will be at level 2 for at least the rest of this week. Children need their own drink bottle and are not to bring any scooters, bikes, tools, toys etc from home during this time. Please stay off school grounds unless you need to come in and use the office window for any queries. I will always communicate with you as quickly as I can about any changes via facebook and then seesaw, please make sure you have access to one of these.
We are becoming frustrated by the amount of children not bringing hats to school. Please assist your child by having them keep a hat in their bag. For obvious reasons, we don’t like lending out hats.
For a zero waste school we sure have a lot of rubbish appearing in our playground. Most of this rubbish is from children’s lunch boxes, which is really disappointing. Please assist us in our zero waste endeavors by finding ways to eliminate plastic wrapping. Children often eat the processed snacks before their ‘real’ food, so taking these snacks that are wrapped in plastic out of your child’s lunch box, you are encouraging them to eat the food you actually want them to eat and eliminating waste at home as well. All classes will be undertaking environmental audits soon and working on ways they can solve any problems they identify, we would love your support with this.
Please drop in an item for the raffle if you have not already done so. Tickets need to be sold and into the school office by the 25th of March and this will be drawn before the short Easter break.
Rūma Piwakawka, Kahu, Pukeko, Kōtare - Extended EOTC Event (1, 3, 4, 5)
We will be holding this on the 15th of April. On this day we are hoping to get out and about to two or three venues, have dinner and a late night at school. This will be a fun day and we will update relevant families as soon as we have confirmed details.
Need to do now…
1) Update medical and contact details for your child if you have done so
2)Collect and bring in an item for the Easter raffle
3)Bring in sold raffle tickets by the 25th of March
Food for thought...
Noho ora mai - stay well, look after yourself and look out for others!