3 June 2010
Our value for term 2 is
The quality of
Telling the truth
and being sincere.
Dear Parents and Caregivers
The term is racing by and we are having a very active week at school as
students are participating in a fitness fun week, organised by our year
6 teachers and their classes. It has been great seeing the
children involved in a number of very vigorous activities. We had a
superb jump off last Friday for the National Heart Foundation
event. Many children are still skipping happily around the
So despite the change in the weather, our fitness programmes have
continued with great benefits for all concerned. I am very
pleased with the balance we are able to achieve here between a rigorous
academic learning programme and a high level of physical fitness where
our students are concerned.
Due to the rain last Tuesday, the winter sports zone day was postponed
until next Tuesday June 8 – same time and place. We hope to see
you there to help us cheer on our sports stars!
Our wonderful PTA is planning a movie night on Wednesday 28 July.
Please note the date in your diary and join us for further adventures
with Shrek. It promises to be a great night of family
entertainment with the profits going to the PTA.
Also, please remember to visit the Mad Butcher’s shop at Manukau and
drop your entry form which is in the next section, for a free bike into
the box there. The bike is bright green and terribly gorgeous!
Just a reminder that school will be closed next Monday 7 June.
While the Queen of the commonwealth actually celebrates her birthday on
21 April each year, it is tradition in NZ for us to acknowledge her
birthday on the first Monday in June. It is always a public
holiday here. Interestingly, her birthday is celebrated on a
different day in all of the commonwealth countries.
Best wishes for the best of weekends. I hope that you can all
have an enjoyable break over the 3-day weekend. I am going to
head up to our bach for a very lazy weekend with a good book and some
long walks in mind! Or maybe I just might curl up by the fire if
it turns cold..
Welcome to our New Students: Papatoetoe Central School welcomes the
following new students to our school – Tung Bui, Samantha Pham and Tara
Tips from the PCS Environment &
Sustainability Team: There are a number of simple steps we can
all take to save water and power and Reduce, Reuse and Recycle much of
the waste that is produced in our school and at home.
Heating. - Choose a heater that suits the space you are trying to
heat. For instance, a fan heater will not be the most efficient way to
heat a large room. Your options include oil column heaters, fan heaters
and radiant heaters. Gas heaters can be costly to run and give off
moisture. If you use heated towel rails, turn them off at night.
Book Club: The book
club orders will close on Friday, 11 June 2010. Would you please
make sure all orders and money are put into a sealed envelope and ALL
CHEQUES are made out to Papatoetoe Central School, as we send one
cheque to pay for our book order. The order and money is to be
placed in the money chute outside the side entrance to the office.
From time to time parents bring to school birthday cakes and lollies to
share with the pupils in their child’s class as part of their birthday
celebrations. As a school we would prefer the food aspect of birthday
celebrations to be kept as an out of school activity. We are very
conscious of our goal to be a health promoting school. We want the
children to eat healthy food whenever possible during the regular
school day. A fruit platter or a box of fruit would be most
welcome. Once again your support with this matter would be very
When visiting the Mad Butcher in Cavendish Drive Manukau remember to
fill in the entry form below to go into the draw for a 360 BMX Trick
SCHOOL: Papatoetoe Central
School Student’s name:
………………………………………………..…..….. Room No: ……………
MANUKAU MAD BUTCHER “360 BMX Trick
Corner Great South Road and Cavendish Drive Manukau
Valued @$560 closes:11/6/2010
FREE ENTRY—ENTER INSTORE NOW!
Winner to be drawn Monday 14th June 2010 at assembly.
Family portraits: $15.00
entitles you to a (10" x 13") family portrait in colour or black and
white. Other photos will be taken on the day of your family and
you may choose to purchase these. However you are under no
obligation to buy these extra photos. See flyer for further
The Pizza Place in town has three tables of the same size. The Chicken
‘n Chips restaurant has four of the same sized table.
The Chicken ‘n Chips can seat 24 people.
How many people can The Pizza Place seat?_____________
Name_____________________________________________ Room ___________
Monday 7th June – Queen’s Birthday
Tuesday, 8th June – Winter Sports Zones
Monday 21st June – BOT Meeting
Wednesday, 23 June – Maori Whanau Group 8.15 am
Wednesday, 23 June – Community Group 2.00 pm
Monday 28th June – PTA Meeting
Thursday, 1st July – Reports go home
Friday 2nd July – Last day of term