3 December 2009
From the Principal
Term 4 value:
means that others can depend on you.
When you are responsible, you keep your agreements.
Responsibility is the ability to respond ably.
It is a sign of growing up.
Sincere thanks to all the parents and other family members who assisted
at the year 6 camp last week. It was a great success and the
children had a superb time. It is not possible to run these
events without your support. It is hugely appreciated by us
all. The year 6 camp is one of the major events at our school
each year and a lot of fund raising and organisation goes into
it. I would like to thank the teachers concerned also – team
leader Anushka Govender, Dev Singh, Phil Duncan and Catherine MacDonald
for accepting the huge responsibility that goes with providing this
wonderful opportunity for our students.
Graduation Assembly for provisionally registered teachers:
Yesterday we celebrated the full teacher registration of Lena
Erakovich, Angela Stonestreet and Trisha Lelei. These teachers
have completed two years’ of very successful teaching during their
provisional registration period and they are now fully ticketed!
In the spirit of our PCS family, each year on this occasion, we invite
the families of the teachers to school for lunch before they attend the
special graduation assembly. Once again this year it was a very
special occasion for these teachers. Our school prides itself on
doing a great job of support and guidance with teachers during their
provisional period. The Ministry of Education asks schools to
carry out this work and I believe that we do it extremely well.
PTA Christmas Raffle: Thank you for your support for this year’s
raffle. It is going very well and there will be some lucky
winners out there, just in time for Christmas. Please get in
touch with Joce in the office if you would like more tickets, or ask
your children to see the PTA members on duty in the foyer before school
each day. Your support is hugely appreciated.
Events coming up: We have a number of exciting events between now
and the end of the year, 17 December. Please note that school
closes at 12.45pm on Thursday 17 December for the summer holidays.
PTA Disco: this Friday, 6.00 – 8.00pm: The PTA is running the end
of year disco for all students starting at 6.00pm this Friday. We
look forward to the children having a great time to celebrate the end
of a super year. Thank you to the PTA in advance for yet again
supporting our school in this way.
BoT meeting: You are welcome to attend the meeting at 5.30pm next
Monday 7 December. We will be presenting 2009 student achievement
data to the BoT.
PTA Meeting: The final PTA meeting of the year is next Monday the
7th at 7.00pm. You are all welcome to attend.
Senior School Swimmimg: Please join us for the senior swimming
sports on Thursday 10 December at the Papatoetoe pools. This is
always an exciting event on our school sports calendar as well.
End of Year reports: The students’ reports will be sent home on
Wednesday 16 December.
Year 6 Graduation dinner and final assembly: The dinner is on
Tuesday 15 December and the final assembly at 11.30am on Thursday 17
Congratulations to Joeli Filipo: Joeli had a great time at the
recent Counties Manukau Athletics championships. His relay team
won the 100 metre relay and he jumped (flew through the air, that is)
3.6 metres to win the long jump for his age group. Well done,
Joeli – your school family is proud of you!
Warmest wishes for a wonderful weekend – maybe you will be starting to
enjoy the approaching festive season as we count down to Christmas and
the summer holidays.
Assembly Day: On Monday, 7 December, our assembly will be
featuring the School Orchestra. As always you are most welcome to
attend but please make sure that you are seated by 1.15pm.
Student Council - Environmental facts / tip: Renewable Energy
Solutions. There are a number of simple steps we can all take to
Reduce, Reuse and Recycle much of the waste we produce at home.
Everyone can do something, no matter how small. Remember, every time
you make a green change you are helping reduce our footprint on the
planet. Use the internet to pay bills or do your banking. This can save
paper and a trip in the car. Some companies may reduce the bill if you
School Uniform: If you have an unwanted school uniform you would
like to donate to the school could you please see Jocelyn or Raewyn at
the school office. These will be used for needy families.
Year 3 Christmas Assembly: Tuesday, 8th December at 2.10pm in the
Friday, 4 Dec
Yr3 Christmas Assembly Tues, 8 Dec
Monday, 7 Dec
First Day for 2010
Wed, 3 Feb
day of the year Thursday 17 December at 12.45pm
School holiday fun-filled activities. We provide a stimulating, fun and
safe programme for children 5 to 14 years. Activities and outings
include robotics with LEGO, basketball, pony rides, car racing
simulators, a TV station tour and much more. Weekdays from 7 December
to 29 January. Register for a brochure, call Parnell Trust on 379
2095 extension 9724 or email email@example.com
ANIMAL CARE WORKSHOPS THIS SCHOOL HOLIDAYS! The Oracle Animal
Care Workshops are a unique experience for young people who love
animals. Designed by a zoologist and taught by vet nurses, students
learn practical animal care and handling skills at the Animal Learning
Centre, Herne Bay.
Hands on learning with a range of pets including lizards, chinchillas,
frogs, rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, puppies, rats, tropical fish,
axolotls, newts, mice, turtles and lots more! Also covers animal
careers and health. Workshops for up to 7yrs, and 8-14yrs. 'Graduate'
class also available plus work experience opportunities.
JANUARY 2010 HOLIDAY WORKSHOP DATES: Junior Petkeeper Safari for up to
7yrs ($49, 1.5hr workshop)
Wednesday 13th 1 – 2.30pm, Wednesday 20th 1 – 2.30 and Thursday 28th 10
JPK Animal Care Workshops (2 day workshop) 8-14yrs ($125, 6 hrs total)
11-12th Monday/Tuesday 9.30 - 12.30pm daily
14-15th Thursday/Friday 9.30 - 12.30pm daily
18-19th Monday/Tuesday 9.30 - 12.30pm daily
18-19th Monday/Tuesday 1.30 - 4.30pm daily
21-22nd Thursday/Friday 9.30 – 12.30 daily
21-22nd Thursday/Friday 1.30 – 4.30 daily
25-26th Monday/Tuesday 9.30 - 12.30 daily
25-26th Monday/Tuesday 1.30 – 4.30 daily
To book please phone Sally at Oracle Education on 09 376 2024, email
firstname.lastname@example.org or visitwww.hippo.co.nz for more information.