1 November 2007
Dear parents and caregivers
I was proud of our zone playball teams on Tuesday at Puhunui
School. They performed well winning 5 games in total and they
represented our school very well in both their play and their
sportsmanship. I was pleased with the way that they approached
the day and conducted themselves during games and during the break
times. Thank you to the parents who came along to support our
We are looking forward to welcoming grandparents this morning.
The Year One teachers are taking their students and their grandparents
to the hall for some dancing and all other year groups have exciting
activities planned for this special morning. We are proud of our
school as a large family and this morning we hope to have a good
turnout from our extended family!
Best wishes to our families who celebrate Diwali on 8 and 9
November. Next Friday all parents and caregivers are welcome to
come to the hall at 11.30-12.20pm to a concert to acknowledge this
festival. Please stay and have some light refreshments after the
concert which is being organised by Taryn Naidoo, Michelle Singh, Sarin
Nand and Gurmeet Baidwan. Thank you also the parents who are
helping our teachers.
You will be invited to come to school to join in singing
Christmas songs with your children in December. Each year group
will invite you to their year group assembly where you will be invited
to join in singing some Christmas songs. Christmas is a very
important NZ celebration and we would like you to join us. The
timetable will be in next week’s newsletter so that you can note the
times in your diaries.
Community group meeting: Tuesday 7 November, 2.00-3.00pm
Whanau group: Friday 9 November 8.15-9.00am
Best wishes for an enjoyable weekend.
Welcome to our New Students: Papatoetoe Central School welcomes the
following new students to our school – Huirua Hopihana, Gurjap Singh,
Niquita Ma’anaima and Anton Burki.
Assembly Day: On Friday, 2 November assembly will be run by Room
09. As always you are most welcome to attend but please make sure
that you are seated by 1.15pm.
The View from our Classroom Window
A large bright field with dark green grass is stuck to the brown
mud. The grey clouds and the white sky are moving long while we
learn and play. Windy trees are blowing soft leaves all
around the field. Six classrooms stand boldly on the hard, wooden
deck. High in the sky, the sun is shining really brightly.
A colourful playground with metal monkey bars waits. There’s a
big hall with a loud, golden bell and flags waving with the wind.
Heaps of nice flowers with bumpy bricks around the flowers. There
are two large netball courts and one basketball court for the seniors
and the juniors.
By Hannah-Lee Letatau Room 12
PTA Fancy Dress Mufti Day Friday,
2 November. Gold coin donation.
Wednesday, 7 November
Year 3 Museum Trip
Friday, 9 November
Friday, 9 November at 11.20am
Tuesday, 6 & 13 November, 5.00 pm - 6.30 pm. Everyone
A chance for you to find out how your children are now learning
Camp meeting for Y6 parents Thursday, November
15 at 6.00pm
Mufti Day - is this Friday the 2nd November. You can come dressed up as
your favourite character and please bring a gold coin as this is a PTA
Christmas Raffle - The tickets will be coming home shortly for you to
sell - watch out for them. Have you sent in your food item for the
raffle? If not would you please do so in the next week. Thanks. This is
a major fundraiser for us - so please support the PTA and school. The
money raised is to be put towards COWS - Computers On Wheels - for your
children to benefit from.
Food Orders - I have had confirmation that the food will be arriving on
Friday the 9th - next week, so we will have these ready on that
Glenbrook Vintage Railway – Thomas in Steam: Yes it’s true – the
worlds loved little blue tank engine has returned to the Glenbrook
Vintage Railway. “Thomas and Friends” weekend, Saturday 17th and
Sunday 18th November. “Thomas” souvenirs, face painting, sausage
sizzle, food etc and the adjacent Farm Park is open. First train
depart 10am and every 30 minutes thereafter until 4pm. Train fares:
Adult $14 Child $6 (under 4 years free) Family (2 adults & 4
children) $35.00. Follow the Drury – Waiuku Route