14 August 2008
Our term 3 value is:
Dear parents and caregivers
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
I am not going to mention the weather, except to say that the children
are managing to play very well during break times on our hard court
areas – all 730 of them! They have been just wonderful.
Student/Parent/Teacher conferences: We were very pleased with the
excellent turn out of parents and caregivers last week at the student
conferences. The students enjoyed sharing their best work and
setting two learning goals for the remainder of the year. Thank
you for your support. We have an open door policy at the school,
so please feel free to make a follow up appointment at a mutually
agreed time if you wish to discuss any matters further.
Deputy Principal Appointment: With Associate Principal Sheila
Robinson leaving at the end of the year, the BoT decided to appoint a
Deputy Principal (D.P.) to start at the beginning of term 4, to ease
the transition. Following interviews held last Saturday, we have
appointed Pelu Leaupepetele as our new D.P. Pelu is a local
Papatoetoe resident and he had all his schooling in the local area,
also. He gained his professional qualifications at The University of
Auckland. He taught at Kedgely Intermediate for 7 years and he
was a team leader there for 4 years. He has spent the last 4
years as the Associate Principal at Panmure Bridge School. He
brings a wealth of experience in ICT and literacy and he is a talented
artist in his own right as well as being very keen on sport. I
know that you will all make him welcome when he joins our large
Papatoetoe Central School family on Monday 13 October.
Best wishes for a superb weekend. There will no doubt be many
eyes on the Olympic Games and a certain rugby game in Capetown early on
Sunday morning – go the All Blacks!!! All the best to the
Warriors too – they are going so well! Enjoy the weekend.
Staff Conference Friday 22 August: Just a reminder that we are
having a staff conference a week on Friday. This is a teacher
only day for professional development. School will be closed.
Welcome to our New Students: Papatoetoe Central School welcomes the
following new students to our school –
Nehaal Kumar and Andy Lin.
Class visits to St Christopher's Residential Home: Tomorrow,
Friday 15 August (weather permitting) at 1.30pm, Room 02 will be
visiting St Christopher's Hospital.
Assembly Day: On Monday, 18 August, Room 02 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 tomorrow,
Friday, 15 August. 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.
Out of Zone Ballot: The Board has decided to conduct a ballot for
out of zone new entrant siblings only, due to start in 2009. The ballot
will be conducted on Monday, 15 September 2008. This is not an
automatic right and you must apply on the appropriate form which will
be available at the school office from Monday 18 August 2008.
Please ensure that you have your application in on time.
Applications close on Friday,
5 September 2008.
URGENT 2008/2009 Enrolments: If you have or know of any
preschoolers who live in the Papatoetoe Central
school zone and will be starting in 2008 / 2009, would you please fill
in this form and return it to the school office.
Address and contact phone
Go to the gym.
Yank my body onto
Massive leap in
Narrow beam to
Arch your legs.
Slip on the beam.
Tumble on the
I try my best.
Cling to the bar.
Such a good day.
Tuliakiono Room 16
18 - 22 August
Teacher only day (Staff Conference) 22
Zone Gymnastics 23
End of term 3
Ballet and Modern Jazz classes: The Dance Barre is a dance school
operating in Papatoetoe for ages three and up. We have both been
dancing for over 15 years, and love teaching. We offer both Ballet and
Modern Jazz classes on a Tuesday night at the Guide Hall, on Guide
Place (off Kolmar Road, in Papatoetoe). The students are taught
movement, barre, floor, centre exercises from a prescribed syllabus. We
will be putting together and performing an end of year Recital on the
6th of December from the Stables Theatre in Ellerslie. The
students will be taught a class dance later in the term and will
perform this in the show. Please contact us regarding class times and
any other information. Samantha Gemmell Ph 027 4241414 or Melissa
Wensing Ph 027 3449313