5 March 2009

From the Principal

Our term 1 value is:

Dear parents

Thank you for coming to school last Wednesday evening to meet with class teachers.  They thoroughly enjoyed talking to you.  Thank you for completing the form which is providing valuable information about how you would like to support the school and get involved.  We really appreciate your support.  Please keep in touch with teachers if you have any concerns at all.  We all need to work together to maximise learning  for your children.

Swimming Zones:  We are having a super week at school and we are very proud of our swimmers who came second overall at the zone swimming sports on Tuesday.  Congratulations go to Puhinui School for winning on the day.  Each of the schools competing did very well.  It is great to see such talent coming through in our area.  Sincere thanks go to our coaches Linda Jefferies and Tanya Ford.  There were some outstanding performances from our team.  The relays are always a real thrill and our swimmers swam their hearts out.  Many thanks to the parents and caregivers who came along to support our team (vociferously!)

Term One Community Meetings:  You are all welcome to come along to the following meetings where we will be talking with you about language learning.  Your views will be welcome and acknowledged.

•    Maori Whanau Group: 8.15 - 9.00am,  Friday 3 April  in Pelu’s office
•    School Community Group: 2.00-3.00pm, Wednesday 1 April in the Oval Room

PTA AGM:  The PTA will be holding the AGM next Monday 9 March at 7.00pm in the oval room.  You are all welcome to come along.  Last year the PTA raised about 50% of the funds required for a fitness trail for the children.  We are looking forward to raising the remaining amount this year, with your support.  

Best wishes for the weekend.  We are enjoying the Indian cricket team touring here at the moment.  Such good contests and magnificent players for us all to appreciate!

No doubt many of you are considering the planting of your autumn gardens and you will be pleased that some warm rain has come along!  Enjoy the company of your lovely children.  Perhaps they could have a small garden of their own – even just a pot of flowers, herbs or vegetables?  

Kind regards

Marilyn Gwilliam

General Notices

Welcome to our New Students: Papatoetoe Central School welcomes the following new students to our school – Samir Anand, Amtej Singh, Prince Narayan and Shivashna Narayan.

Class visits to St Christopher's Residential Home:  Tomorrow, Friday, 6 March (weather permitting) at 1.30pm,  Room 23 will be visiting St Christopher's Hospital.

Assembly Day:  On Monday, 9 March, Room 23 will lead our assembly.  As always you are most welcome to attend but please make sure that you are seated by 1.15pm.

Cricket and Playball Zones:  Tuesday 10 March
All children will need to bring a packed lunch and water bottle for the day.  Children will also need a hat for the day.
Transport is provided and there is no cost involved.  All parents and caregivers are welcome to come along and supoort our teams.
Venues:    Boys Cricket - Papatoetoe Recreation Grounds
Girls Cricket - Kingsford School
Boys Playball - Papatoetoe East School
Girls Playball - Puhinui School
All competitions will commence around 9.30am and will be finished by 2-2.30pm.

Term Events
PTA Meeting & AGM            Monday       9 March
Cricket & Playball Zones        Tuesday    10 March
BoT Meeting                Monday     23 March

Community Notice



Don’t miss out on your Free Rugby Ball!!

SATURDAY 28th February 2009                SUNDAY 1st March 2009
Time:    9:00am to 3:00pm                    Time:    12:00pm to 4:00pm

List of things to bring:
1    Your parents (to sign the registration)
2    Birth Certificate or Passport
3    Fee: $40.00 for 1st child and $20.00 for each additional child of that immediate family.
Register now for “The Lean Mean RED & BLACK Rugby Machine”  Contact Fatu Aiavao on 021-2021321 or the Club on 09-2763563