6 August 2009
From the Deputy
Term 3 value:
all about working really hard to achieve a goal no matter how difficult
or hard it seems to be.
The children have settled into the term and are all enjoying the
learning that is taking place in the classroom and the extra
opportunities provided during the breaks. Both the children and staff
have been very busy this week with putting together their class music
video for SkoolStars. The premier evening will be held August 18 in the
6.30pm Year 0 - 3
7.30pm Year 4 - 6
We are very pleased with the start to the term and the continuity of
the learning programmes. The children and teachers are working
School Attendance: With the threat of swine flu now at a low we
would like to thank you for keeping your child at home when they were
sick. We are now taking a closer look at a child’s attendance as
it is important your child has a regular attendance as this will have
great impact on their learning. The Ministry of
Education has clear information regarding Justified and Unjustified
absences from school.
Unjustified Absences include:
• Away from school for unknown reason and no notification from
• Absent with an explained but unjustified reason (even though
parents may think it justified) family holiday in NZ, looking after
siblings, spending time with family/relatives
Justified Absences include:
• Absence because of illness or medical reason and school is
• Unintentional absence such as, accident, family emergency,
bereavement or exceptional family circumstances
• Pre-arranged absence for national/international sporting or
• Overseas with family
When a student is absent and no explanation is received at school the
absence automatically defaults to an unjustified absence with a code of
truant in our electronic class register system. If we are
informed when the student returns to school we can override this
School Uniforms: Please don’t hesitate to contact the office if
you are requiring certain items of clothing to ensure your child is
wearing the correct uniform. Our school identity is important to
Parent Teacher Conference: If you were unable to make an
appointment to meet your child’s teacher on Wednesday’s Parent teacher
conference feel free to contact the class teacher if there is anything
that you want to find out about your child’s progress.
Fine weather is expected for the weekend. Make the most of it and
take the opportunity to spend some time outdoors with the whanau.
Welcome to our New Students: Papatoetoe Central School welcomes the
following new students to our school – Cyrellia & Magdalene
Nakaora and Shrejal Ram.
Assembly Day: On Monday, 10 August, we will be having a singing
assembly. As always you are most welcome to attend but please
make sure that you are seated by 1.15pm.
Student Council - Environmental facts / tip: There are a number of
simple steps we can all take to Reduce, Reuse and Recycle much of the
waste that is produced in our school.
Reduce * Ensure that everyone
knows how to photocopy on both sides.
Reuse * Have a well labelled
scrap paper tray in every classroom.
Recycle * Use your local Recycling Station for
paper, cans and textiles.
2009 Enrolments: If you have or know of any preschoolers who live
in the Papatoetoe Central school zone and will be starting in 2009,
would you please fill in this form and return it to the school
Parent name, address and contact phone
Monday, 10 August
Wed, 12 August
UNSW Maths Exam Wed,
Thursday, 20 August
Zone Speech Finals
Wed, 26 August
Wed, 26 August
Daffodil Mufti Day
Friday, 28 August
Touch Rugby Zones Tuesday, 1
Friday, 4 Sept.
Y1 & Y4 Performing Arts Monday, 7
School Cross Country Tuesday, 8
Wednesday, 9 Sept.
Monday, 14 Sept.
Friday, 18 Sept.
Monday, 21 Sept.
Enrol at De La Salle College now for 2010: Metro Magazine has
identified De La Salle College as being a leading school in Proven
Success for Pacifica boys. Through its literacy and numeracy
focus it achieves at Decile 10 levels in regards to NCEA literacy and
numeracy. Enrolment packs available from the College Office phone
2764319. De La Salle is one of the cheapest Private/Integrated
Secondary School in Auckland.