11 September 2008

From the Principal

Our term 3 value is:
Our key messages with the children are:
Duty is giving to others and giving every job your best effort
Duty is caring for our environment:  recycle, reduce and re-use

Dear parents/caregivers

With only two weeks left of the term before the October holidays we are racing around finishing off term 3 activities and projects.

Cluster Art Show:  Every two years we contribute to our local cluster art exhibition at Papatoetoe North School.  You are invited to view the art in their school hall on 17-18 September. Each school contributes a number of pieces of students’ art work.  It is always well worth a visit.  Our special thanks go to Papatoetoe North School for hosting the event.

Viewing times are :     Wednesday 17 September – all day until 7.30pm,  Thursday 18 September – all day until 4.30pm

We are very proud of the work being submitted from our school.  Congratulations to the students whose art has been selected.  It is always fantastic to see such talent on display!

Book Week:  We have had an exciting book week this week.  The children have participated in a number of activities and today we had a big book swap and a book character parade in the hall.  It was great seeing costumes of favourite book characters – the children loved dressing up!

PTA Sausage Sizzle:  Just a reminder that the PTA will be sizzling sausages tomorrow at lunchtime to raise funds for our fitness trail.  So you may wish to have a day off preparing the lunch box.. Your support is hugely appreciated by our wonderful PTA.

Warmest wishes for the weekend.  We hope that you will be able to enjoy some  special time with your children.   Go the All Blacks and the Warriors in Australia!

Kind regards
Marilyn Gwilliam

General Notices

Welcome to our New Students: Papatoetoe Central School welcomes the following new students to our school – Mustafaq Ali, Shinal Chand and Aashka Desai.

Class visits to St Christopher's Residential Home:  Tomorrow, Friday 12 September (weather permitting) at 1.30pm,  Room 15 will be visiting St Christopher's Hospital.

Assembly Day:  On Monday, 15 September, Room 15 will lead our assembly.  As always you are most welcome to attend but please make sure that you are seated by 1.15pm.

Book Club:   The book club orders will close on Wednesday, 17 September.  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.

Cluster Art Show:  The following students will be displaying their wonderful artistic skills at our local cluster art exhibition at Papatoetoe North School.
Himansh Kohli            Tania Bell            Hari Patel            Mary-Louise Vaka         Akansha Maharaj        Cecilia Mafi            Lloyd Williams            Krithik Nair
Hayden Simmons        Pauline Longani        Kesaki Somal            Vy Ly           Toria Park            Gareth Keill            Charndeep Grewel        Jaskirat Singh    
Ashrita Kumar            Hannah-Lee Letatau        Holly Foster            Cullen Teli-Tepania         Melody Perry            Zechariah Chan-Foung        Zahara Sanna           Silvana Ghorghis         Sartaj Sandhu            Remin Roy            Mansi Patel            Brodie Jenkins      Nadine Arona            Julie Chaudhari        Giles Lavea-Oakes      Richardson Chhiv     Paraihe Schmidt-Davis        Dylan Agnew            Savreak Yim            Quinten Giang      Mohit Bhola         Jugjeet Singh           Teana Edwards   
Halie Finau

PTA Times

Sausage Sizzle - Tomorrow – only $1.00 per sausage.  No ordering needed. Delicious and healthy chicken Sausages with bread and sauce on sale.
Thanks for your support.
Rachel Hagglund

Term Events
Sausage Sizzle                12 September       
BoT meeting                   15 September
PTA meeting                   22 September        
Zone Gymnastics            23 September
End of term 3                  26 September at 3.00pm     
1st day back term 4         13 October

Community Notice

Sunny season for the holidays:  Searching for something to do with the kids these holidays? Join us to experience the enormous power of the Sun. Watch our exclusive Dome Theatre show, Heart of the Sun, and then take part in our Space Room activities where the children can get creative and make a piece of sun-art to take home and brighten their day.
There are three sessions daily: 10.00am – 11.30am, 12pm –   1.30pm and 2.00pm –   3.30pm on 29 Sep – 3 Oct
 and 6 Oct – 10 Oct. Price:    $15.00 per person, Groups of (20+) $10 per person. (One free adult with every 8 children attending with a holiday programme group).  Booking is essential as our School Holiday sessions are very popular. To avoid disappointment  call now;  09 624-1246.   www.stardome.org.nz

Have fun at Snowplanet these September / October school holiday:  Snowplanet is offering a winter wonderland experience just 20 minutes north of the Bridge.  We are proud to support your school and offers great deals for families and kids during the term break.  The all new exciting 5 day kids school holiday programme comes with a 2 hour fun group lesson each day including rental equipment and a kids meal voucher…a great way to learn new snow sport skills in a fun and active environment.  To book in your child, call Snowplanet on 09 427 0044 extention 725 or email
schools@snowplanet.co.nz   Vist Snowplanet’s website  www.snowplanet.co.nz