18 September 2008
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
Firstly, many thanks to the wonderful parents from the PTA who sizzled
700 sausages last Friday. They were all stars! Special
thanks to Stan Good who organised the barbecue and cooked away
merrily all morning! Thank you very much parents, for your
support. Funds raised will go towards the fitness trail which we
hope to build next year.
Congratulations: Our very special congratulations go to Paul Ariu
who has been awarded a scholarship to attend Kings School next
year. We know that Paul will enjoy the opportunity that the
scholarship provides and that the grounding
that he has received at our school will stand him in good stead
there. We are all very proud of him.
School Sustainability Project: Thanks to Sheila Robinson, Kevin
Deed and a student gardening group, our project is going really
well. The vegetable garden outside the technology room contains
lettuces, carrots, beans and silver beet which are all growing in
quite a spectacular fashion! We have purchased a small glass
house so that we can grow and nurture our own seeds more effectively
and the children can learn how easy it is to produce their own very
healthy food. Shortly the group will make some salads with the
goodies that they are growing! We can recommend a very good NZ website
that encourages children to grow their own gardens: www.coolkidsgrow.com
Zone Gymnastics: We wish our school gymnasts all the best for the
zone championships next Tuesday. They have been training hard all
term. Special thanks go to coaches Heather McLeod, Sharon Garner
and Trisha Lelei.
End of term 3: School closes for 2 weeks next Friday, 26
September. School starts for term 4 on Monday 13 October.
I hope that you all have a wonderful weekend. I imagine there may
be a few of you keeping your eye on the Warriors game in Auckland on
Friday night.. Let's hope that they have a great win.
Welcome to our New Students: Papatoetoe Central School welcomes the
following new students to our school – Hargun Singh, Te Marama Makiatea
and Nitesh Lal.
Class visits to St Christopher's Residential Home: Tomorrow,
Friday 19 September (weather permitting) at 1.30pm, Room 11 will
be visiting St Christopher's Hospital.
Assembly Day: On Monday, 22 September, 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.
School Hats: A reminder that school hats are compulsory in term
four. Please remember to bring your school hats to school ready
for all children to wear on the first day back on Monday, 13 October
2008. For new pupils, hats are available from the school office.
The cost is $15.00.
Unpaid Fees: There are still some parents who have not paid the
materials fee for this year. This fee is for materials used at school
by your children and is a compulsory charge. Under the Ministry of
Education Policy, we are entitled to ask for a fee and a donation. We
have decided not to ask for the donation but the fee must be
paid. We will shortly be handing out letters to those parents who
have not paid the materials fee. If there is any issue relating to
this, please contact Lorraine Biggs (Executive Officer /
Secretary Board of Trustees) at the school office as soon as possible.
Please ensure that your material fee is paid as soon as possible, to
avoid any further action and possible cut backs in school resources
that will affect your children at school.
Caroline White, Finance - Board of Trustees
International Mathematics Competition and Assessment Results: A
number of our Year 4, 5 and 6 children demonstrated a high level of
skill when they participated in the recent Maths Competition.
Students whose achievement was outstanding were rewarded with
certificates of Distinction and Credit. We are pleased to
announce the following results. They will be presented with their
certificates at next Monday’s assembly.
Year 4 – Sidharth Varma, Donna Huang, Inderpreet Kaur,
Samuel McGillicuddy, Liam Muskett, Hung Nguyen
Year 5 - Vivian Chhan, Paige Schendelaar-Kemp, Bowyn
Su, Kevin Tang
Year 6 - Jendy Liu
Year 4 - Ashutosh Chaudhary, Nicholas Keestra, Ryan
La, Jacob McGuire, Sarah Trenberth, Elizabeth White
Year 5 - Anureet Anureet, Anthony Bunce, Harman
Kaur, Angel McCreedy, Priya Patel, Dominic Rankin-Chitar, Danae
Year 6 -Bruno Barnes, Victor Barnes, Yosh
Kandamparambil, Joshua Keil, Jacinta Kumar, Jasmine La, Ethan
Perston, Anantveer Singh
Well done! The remainder of the students will receive a
certificate of participation.
End of term 3 at 3.00pm 26
1st day back term 4
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
email@example.com Vist Snowplanet’s website
PACT Soccer Academy: The Papatoetoe Adolescent Christian Trust
(PACT) is running a soccer academy over spring-summer. Starting Term 4
at Papatoetoe Central School (PACT is next door) for ages 7 to 11
years, 3.50pm – 5.30pm Wednesdays / Thursdays. Runs for 18
weeks October 15th 08 – March 5th 09 (break mid Dec 08 – mid Jan 09)
Cost $50 if attending both days, $35 if attending 1 day per week.
Numbers will be limited so please register interest to;
Senior Coach: Robert Redfearn Mob 021 171 0826 Ph 09
264 1301 Email: R.MRedfearn@xtra.co.nz or email Brent at PACT
firstname.lastname@example.org or registration forms are available from the school
office. This will be great – we have received good funding
for this and have bought a whole lot of new equipment plus we have some
very good coaches coming in!!