19 March 2009
Our term 1 value is:
Thank you for your support this term. The more we work together,
the better it will be for every aspect of your children’s
development. We really appreciate you keeping in touch with us.
Behaviour Management Policy
Our school has a very robust behaviour management plan and policy which
we enforce rigorously. You may be aware of meetings held recently
in Wellington to discuss bullying in NZ schools. I can assure you
that we have a zero tolerance policy where any form of bullying is
concerned. We have a very prescribed student code of
conduct which all students are expected to follow. We run a
consequence programme where students are placed on “restricted” during
both break times for breaking our student code of conduct. We
call the parent/caregiver of each child placed on “restricted”.
Our behaviour management policy is currently under review and we will
let you know when the draft is available at the school office for your
comment, if you would like to participate in our review. Your
input would be welcome. We are intending to make some minor
changes in order to strengthen further our procedures.
Our orchestra is going really well. Already they can perform a
very fine rendition of “Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star”! They are
so impressive after such a short time. Please feel free to ask
Raewyn in the office for information about music lessons in school
time, starting next term. We are very keen to offer musical
opportunities for our students.
PTA Sausage Sizzle
Our superb PTA will be sizzling (chicken) sausages for the children’s
lunches next Tuesday, March 24. We hope that you will
support this fund raiser. The profits will go towards our new
fitness trail. Thank you in advance!
Term One Community Meetings
You are all welcome to come along to the following meetings where we
will be talking with you about language learning. Your views will
be welcome and acknowledged.
• Maori Whanau Group: 8.15 - 9.00am, Friday 3
April in Pelu’s office
• School Community Group: 2.00-3.00pm, Wednesday 1
April in the Oval Room
All the very best for the best of weekends. Many of us at school
thoroughly enjoyed the cricket, rugby and league last weekend. Go
the Warriors again – (such a good win last weekend…) Whatever
your choice of relaxation, I hope that you can all enjoy some special
time with your special children.
Welcome to our New Students: Papatoetoe Central School welcomes the
following new students to our school –
Simranjot Kaur, Navraj Singh, Dylan Nguyen, Natalia Rankin-Chitar,
Zubair Ali, Jeshlyn Singh, Darren Nand, Maninder Kaur, Arav Gaundar,
Lortoria Fono, Rohan Ram and Inoke Katia
Class visits to St Christopher's Residential Home: Tomorrow,
Friday, 20 March (weather permitting) at 1.30pm, Room 21 will be
visiting St Christopher's Hospital.
Assembly Day: On Monday, 23 March, Room 21 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 Friday, 27
March. 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.
2009 Enrolments: If you have or know of any preschoolers
who live in the Papatoetoe Central school zone and
will be starting our school in 2009, would you please fill in this form
and return it to the school office.
Parent name and contact phone
Chess Club: Papatoetoe Chess Club meets every Wednesday at
Papatoetoe Bowling Club, 84 Cambridge Terrace. Junior six
years and over 6pm. Seniors 7.30pm. All abilities
welcome. Phone 2784520.
GymCity Papatoetoe: School Holiday Programme. Monday 20 to
Friday 24 April.
Venue: 91 Cambridge Terrace Papatoetoe
Times: 8.30am to 3.00pm each day
Ages: 5 – 12 year olds
Cost: $95.00 for the whole week or daily
rates on application
OSAR approved – WINDZ sudsidies available. For further
information or an enrolment form please phone Sam on 2799400 or pop in
to the gym any day after school.