School Uniform Shop on-site: Tuesday 2.45 – 3.15pm
Dear parents and caregivers,
I often hear of the initiative shown by our students at our school, the excellence they are able to produce in their learning and the respect they show to peers and staff. I continue to look forward to seeing the values of Perseverance, Respect, Initiative, Diligence and Excellence being shown across the school through the rest of the term. I look forward to passing out some of our special certificates to those who are observed using their PRIDE values. This week the following students have been awarded a PRIDE certificate: Maya Murphy, Neena Mcgregor, Zyana Hsu, Caleb Bowden.
Book Fair and Book Week
Thank you for supporting our book week. The book fair has been a huge success, as has the PTA Readathon. I know the children enjoyed some of the other experiences of the book week, including some visiting authors and the book character parade. We really appreciate your support of our school events. I would like to thank the volunteers who helped with the book fair, and a special thanks to our Librarian, Leandra Bloem, who did a wonderful job for our children.
Readthon finishes on the 12th November, so keep reading and being in to win a SPOT PRIZE!
Hats and Sunscreen
With some of the first glimpses of the sun this week after more rain, it reminds us of the importance of sun safety. Please ensure your child has a school hat. The children have to remain in the shade if they don’t have theirs. Please ensure they are named (and a class number is useful too). It is also time with our harsh New Zealand sun to ensure your child has sunscreen on when they come to school, if possible.
You will notice that our new playground on the field by Isobel Road is close to completion. We will open this shortly and I know the children will enjoy this new facility for our school. If you have any ideas for developing the school or small property upgrades, I’m keen to hear! We want to make sure we continue to be well resourced and provide the best environment we can for the children.
If you have a child who will be joining our school in 2024 can you please contact the office to begin the enrolment process. This is vital to ensure we can secure the best teachers for our school, the earlier we know our numbers, the better we can prepare. If you know of any families through daycare or kindy that also may have children joining us in 2024, can you please ask them to come and see us.
Thank you for supporting our health and safety protocols for adults on site. These are important so we know who is at school and to ensure the safety of your children. Please do not go to the classrooms to pick up a child to go home early.
To drop any items to the office such as lunchboxes.
To call into the office if you are picking your child up for an appointment or to leave early. Our office staff will then send for the child to meet you up at the office, this ensures we know who is on site at any time.
Opening of the New Entrant Block
Today we officially opened our renovated teaching space. This will become our New Entrant space. We had special guests from our local kindies, who are likely to be some of the first children to be in the space next year. We also had our Board, the contractors, project managers and some parents attend. Our Kapa Haka group, led by Whaea Vikki, supported us with a variety of waiata. They were superb and performed with so much energy. Matua Mate Webb conducted the opening with us, and I’d like to thank him for supporting our school. It was a really special event, and one I was proud to be a part of.
One more week to go! Let’s get reading Greenhithe! On Friday 17th November at the whole school assembly the final prize winners for the READTHON will be announced! They are for the Biggest Individual Fundraiser and the Biggest Fundraising Family. Make sure you keep reading and getting sponsored by your family and friends.
Also the winning House will get a prize of extra playtime, dress in House colours and a jucie treat!
Keep reading Greenhithe Students!
Greenhithe is a MITEY School
At Greenhithe School we are mentally healthy and feel a sense of belonging when we feel respected, valued and heard. Ideas and well being are valued, ensuring that everyone feels supported and appreciated.
Time is taken to build and nurture relationships.
Level 2 outcome: Describe emotions and identify when, how and with whom it is appropriate to share emotions.
Year 4 using fizzy to demonstrate that when we bottle up a big worry or hold on to lots of little ones, the pressure can really build up! We discussed what we might we do rather than let our worries build up – share them and work together because taking action can help the pressure lift.
Adopt a Pot
Our Year 6 Kaitiaki have been busy weighing the litter collected around the school by our classes.
The winning class was Room 20. Congratulations in using our PRIDE values of whakaaratanga (initaitive) and kairangatira (excellence) in keeping our school tidy.
Our group has been busy making signs for our habitat areas. Keen to work even in our Book Week Costumes!
Sports Corner Korero hākinakina
No Sports Corner this week.
Have-A-Go Cricket is starting again next week for Years 1-5 at the Hobsonville War Memorial Park from 5:30-6:30pm on Wednesdays provided by Takapuna District Cricket Club. All welcome.
Have-A-Go Cricket is a great way for all young beginners to learn how to play, provided by Takapuna District Cricket Club and led by NZ Cricket Level 1 certified coach Dimuth Danushka Silva. Learn to bowl, bat, catch and field with child-friendly Kiwi cricket gear. Free trial and optional sign up.
Next Sessions – Nov 8 th , 15, 22 nd and 29 th For more information: https://www.facebook.com/HobsPointCricket or contact Convener – Matt Crockett – [email protected]
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