25 June 2009
Our term 2 value is:
Being honest is
being open, trustworthy and truthful.
Thank you to the families who came along in support of the year 3 and 6
students on Wednesday night at the performing arts concert. The
staff were thrilled with your support and we hope that you enjoyed it
as much as everybody else did.
As you may know, the Minister of Health has announced that in NZ we are
now transitioning to a “manage it” phase in the swine flu
strategy. It is now very unlikely that schools will be advised to
close if they have suspected or confirmed cases. Students or staff with
flu symptoms should stay at home in line with normal practice. I
would like to thank you once again for your support in keeping your
children home if they have been unwell. This in itself has been
very helpful in preventing further spread of colds and flu in our
The next sausage sizzle is on Friday 24 July, the first week back, next
term. The PTA has almost raised enough money for our fitness
trail and this next gourmet extravaganza will help… The next school
disco will be on Friday 18 September, so once again the school will
rock… Please note these dates in your diary and be ready to
support our wonderful PTA.
Mid year report
Next Wednesday your child will bring home the mid year report.
You will find that the report includes standardised assessment data as
well as other ratings and comments. Please take note of the
explanation of the data that is provided for you on the back of the
report. You will have the opportunity to discuss the report and
gain any clarification that you might require with your child’s teacher
at the parent/student/teacher conferences on Wednesday 5 August.
Incredible Science Festival
I strongly recommend the annual science festival at The University of
Auckland, on Monday 6 July, at the university’s city campus. This
is the first Monday of the July holidays. The festival is a day
full of fun with interactive activities, shows and displays for primary
and intermediate aged children and their families. All events are
free and there is no need to register. For copies of the
programme please call 09 373 7599 ext 88925 or email:
We have only one more week of school and then the July break.
School closes next Friday, 3 July, for 2 weeks and opens again on
Monday 27 July.
All the best for the best of weekends. Take care if you are out
Welcome to our New Students: Papatoetoe Central School welcomes the
following new students to our school – Tansi Newman and Arman
Class visits to St Christopher's Residential Home: Tomorrow,
Friday, 26 June (weather permitting) at 1.30pm, Room 19
will be visiting St Christopher's Hospital.
Assembly Day: On Monday, 29 June, Room 19 will lead our
assembly. As always you are most welcome to attend but please
make sure that you are seated by 1.15pm.
Student Council - Environmental facts / tip: Did you know that more
than $1 billion each year is spent by New Zealand households just to
keep warm, heat water and run appliances? That’s about $1,800 on gas,
electricity & fuel bills for every home.
Auckland Regional DENTAL SERVICE: This service is provided FREE
to all pre-school,primary and intermediate school children.
Over the school break Papatoetoe Central Dental Clinic will be open
from 6th – 17th July, phone 278-5232
BoT Meeting Monday, 29
Reports go home
Wednesday, 1 July
Last day term 3pm Friday, 3
First day term 3
Monday, 20 July
High school student (15yrs+) required for 9hrs work per week over
school holidays to entertain and assist with some school work for 9
year old girl with Down syndrome. Must be reliable and have own
transport. In our home (Near Papatoetoe Intermediate). $8.50 per hour.
Ph Bronwyn on 277 5701 after 3.30pm.
The JPK Animal Care Workshop is a unique experience for kids who love
animals. Designed by a zoologist and taught by vet nurses, students
learn practical animal care and handling skills at the Animal Learning
Centre, Herne Bay.
Interact with a range of pets including lizards, chinchillas, frogs,
rabbits, guinea pigs, birds, rats, tropical fish, axolotls, newts,
mice, turtles and lots more! Also covers animal careers and animal
JULY 09 HOLIDAY WORKSHOP DATES:
Junior Petkeeper Safari for up to 7yrs ($49) Monday 6th 1.30 - 3pm
JPK Animal Care Workshops (2 day workshop with certificate) 8-14yrs
($125, 6 hrs total)
6-7th Monday/Tuesday 9.30 - 12.30pm daily
9-10th Thursday/Friday 9.30 - 12.30pm daily
13-14th Monday/Tuesday 1.30 - 4.30pm daily
Holiday workshop bookings - ph Sally at Oracle Education on 09 376
2024, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.hippo.co.nz for more
Bubble Dome: Have you ever wondered how computer games and 3D
movies like Shrek are made? Learn the latest in 3D Animation,
Games Design, Movie Making, Graphic & Web Design, Photography,
Make-up Artistry and Architecture on a Bubble Dome school holiday
workshop this July. At an Auckland venue near you. Phone
6220670 or email email@example.com or visit
Don’t miss the excitement of our July holiday activities - for children
5 to 14 years. Join in the fun: a Pirate day, a Funky Monkeys show, DJ,
ceramic painting and so much more. Programmes are available 6 to
17 July. Please enrol now – some places still available.
Phone Parnell Trust 379 2095 x9724, email firstname.lastname@example.org or