18 February 2010
the Associate Principal
Our values for
term 1 are PCS:
Considerate and Sensible
Our focus is on
really good manners.
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
Our great start to the year continues! The warm weather allows
the students to enjoy the outdoors and our third week back has seen all
of our options underway during break one and break two. Students
have now selected the activities they would like to take part in for
Gifted and Talented: Our gifted and talented programmes have also
commenced this week. Taryn Naidoo is taking a gifted and talented
programme for selected students in year 4, 5 and 6. Each year
group will have an afternoon session each week. The focus for
this term is ‘Climate Change’.
A gifted and talented programme has also commenced for students in the
year 1, 2 and 3 area of the school with a literacy focus. An
additional gifted and talented literacy programme facilitated by Pelu
Leaupepetele will also take place this term with selected students from
the senior school. These programmes will be taken in two sessions each
week for the duration of term one.
All students selected for our gifted and talented programmes will be
bringing a letter home with additional information for parents.
Homework: We are very aware of the importance of physical
activity for our students. With this in mind, weekly homework
will now include a component of physical activity. We have
suggested a minimum of 10 minutes each afternoon or evening. This
can be achieved readily by taking the dog for a walk, riding a bike,
kicking a ball around etc….
Important Notice: Accompanying this week’s newsletter is a parent
survey about national standards.
Can you please complete this form and return it to school tomorrow or
as soon as possible. We really need to know what parents in our
community think about the new national standards.
This survey can be completed using the form provided or by accessing
the website indicated on the form and completing the form
Thank you in advance for your support with this survey, your response
is very important to us.
Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your wonderful children.
Welcome to our New Student: Papatoetoe Central School welcomes the
following new student to our school – Natalie Keys.
Assembly Day: On Monday, 22 February, Room 07 will lead our
assembly. As always you are most welcome to attend but please
make sure that you are seated by 1.15pm.
Class visits to St Christopher's Residential Home: Tomorrow,
Friday, 19 February (weather permitting) at 1.30pm, Room 07 will
be visiting St Christopher's Hospital.
Environment Tips: 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 and at home.
Reuse plastic containers such as yoghurt pots, margarine tubs, etc for
use during art activities.
Use refillable food containers and bottles
Pack a Waste-Free Lunch. A waste-free lunch means that you have no
packaging to throw away when you're done - nothing other than apple
cores, banana and orange peels, peach or cherry stones. The best way to
reduce garbage is to not create it.
We are updating our student management system and would like to enter
your email address for communication purposes. Could every family
please fill in the slip below and return to the school office as soon
Family Name _________________________________
Each student’s first name and room
Cricket & Playball Zones Tuesday, 2
Meet the teacher evening Wednesday, 3 March
PCS Mufti Day- World Vision Friday, 5
Monday, 15 March
Swimming Zones Tuesday, 16
PTA Disco (6 pm – 8.30 pm) Friday, 19 March
Monday, 29 March
Last day of term Thursday, 1 April
GIRLS' BRIGADE IN PAPATOETOE: Girls' Brigade is a Christian
organisation that has been delivering development programmes to New
Zealand girls' since 1928. The Girls' Brigade programme is a four sided
programme designed to develop girls' mentally, physically, spiritually
and socially within the community, and is for girls' and young women
aged 5 - 18 years.
The 5th Papatoetoe Company, meet at the Wesley Methodist Church
Hall, 37 Kolmar Road, Papatoetoe on Wednesday's of school terms and
from 6.00pm to 7.30pm.
The cost is $20.00 per Term and the uniform is purchased through
Postie Plus shops.
We also have three other Girls' Brigade Companies in Papatoetoe
who meet on other nights of the week.
If you would like any other information please don't hesitate to
contact me by email email@example.com or phone me on mobile
0274394395, or home 2784373.