Newsletter No 29 – Wednesday 21st September 2016

Tēnā koutou ngā mātua o te kura – Dear Parents

 Welcome to week nine.

Congratulations to all our inter-school cross country runners.  I was proud of the effort you all put in and wish to acknowledge Olivia Johnson who was first out of the 11 and 12 year old girls, Emma Johnson who was first out of the 9 and 10 year old girls and Beana Gilby who was 2nd in the same race.  We have a team of seven students competing in Hastings tomorrow and wish them all well.

Our production is tomorrow night and is very exciting.  Unfortunately, there have been some sound issues with the microphones and it does seem to be an ongoing problem at the College.  We are working hard to sing and speak up. Please be aware that there are parent interviews on at the College at the same time and we have been asked to please use the SVENSON Road entrance.  All students are to be at the College no later than 5:00 pm.

 PLEASE DELIVER BAKING TO SCHOOL TODAY AND TOMORROW AT THE LATEST.

On Friday all students will be at the College by 12:00 pm ready to perform at 12:30 pm.  They are to be picked up from the College at the end of the show as it is the end of term and the Tavistock bus will not be running.

Parent interviews for the Year 4 students and up will commence early in Term four.  Teachers will be putting out separate notices as we have Ngati Whai and camps to work around.

Enjoy having your children home for two weeks.  I look forward to another busy and exciting term coming up.

 Kathi Harris

Principal

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EVENTS COMING UP

Thursday                       22ndSeptember                                 School Production 5:30pm

Friday                             23rd September                                School Production 12:30pm

Friday                             23rd September                                Last Day Term 3

TERM 4

Monday                         10th             October              First Day Term 4

Monday                         10th             October              Touch season begins

Wednesday                 19th          October              Ngati Whai

Friday-Monday           21st-24th October              Labour Weekend

Tuesday-Friday           25th-28th   October           Te Aranga Camp

Friday                             11th         November         Boulevard Day

Saturday                        19th          November         Terrace School Wild Hoe Down

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REMINDERS

Sausage Sizzle tomorrow. Orders can be made at the office.

Touch Fees are now due. $5 per player.

Bus fees are due for term 4 and can be paid at the office. $20 per child or $40 per family.

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THE TERRACE SCHOOL PRODUCTION INFORMATION

Tomorrow, the 22nd of September, students are to be dressed in their costumes and seated in the College Hall with their teacher by 5:00 pm. Please ensure they have had enough to eat. The show begins at 5:30 pm.  There will be a half time at approximately 6:15 to have a break and buy some coffee/tea and cake. The show will begin again at 6:40 pm and hopefully finish by 7:30 pm.  All students are to go home with their families.

 

On Friday the 23rd of September (the last day of term) students will come to school as usual.  They will catch the bus to the College and be seated and in their costumes by 12:00 pm (they will have an early packed lunch).  There will be half time (to buy tea/coffee and cake) at 1:15 pm and we will begin again at 1:40 pm.  We expect to finish around 2:30 pm.

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CUPS AND TROPHIES

We would like cups and trophies returned to school as soon as possible please, as we are preparing for prize giving.

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NEW WORLD LITTLE GARDEN SEEDS

A number of classes are collecting the New World Little Garden Seeds so if you have spare these can be dropped into the school office for sharing. Thanks.

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READING AT HOME

Following on from the Reading Bill of Rights.

We believe every child has a right to a “textual lineage” – a reading and writing autobiography which shows that WHO YOU ARE is in part developed through the STORIES and INFORMATION you’ve experienced. This textual lineage will enable all young people to have a READING AND WRITING IDENTITY which helps them understand who they are and how they can MAKE THEIR LIVES BETTER. In short “YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ.”

We believe every child should have ACCESS to books, magazines, newspapers, computers, e-readers and texts on phones. Whatever way you read, you will need to figure out what the FACTS are or what the STORY tells you. No matter how and where you get access to IDEAS, you will need the SKILLS OF READING to UNDERSTAND yourself and YOUR WORLD.

Happy Reading Everyone.

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PARENT HELPERS NEEDED

Please speak to Te Rina in the office if you can help out but don’t want to commit to a committee.  We have Boulevard Day coming up and the production, both of them are during the day when a lot of parents work.  We would love to hear from you if you can spare some of your time.

The Terrace School has a fundraising committee facebook page.  Look us up and join in on the communication.

https://www.facebook.com/The-Terrace-School-Fundraising-Committee or our school page

https://www.facebook.com/theterraceschool

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HEADLICE

We are experiencing a spring outbreak of head lice within our school.  Please check your child’s hair each week and treat if necessary. This will help minimise the problem.

If you would like a treatment pack, please contact the school office and we will be more than happy to help.

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MINIBALL DRAW

AW PARSONS STADIUM                                                                                     WAR MEMORIAL HALL

3:30pm Terrace Warrriors vs Waipukurau 8’s                                                       3:50pm Pukehou Hearts vs Terrace Gold

4:30pm Pukehou Diamonds vs Terrace Legends

 

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PATU IS COMING

Hey Whānau – Patu is coming to Waipukurau.

Opening day will be at the CHB Dojo at the bottom end of the CHB College field on Saturday 1st of October.  You can register for the Hinu Wero 9 week programme on the day or on line. Registrations are from 8am-9am.

www.patunz.com go to Patu locations and Waipukurau and you will find the registration forms.

This programme will start on Monday the 3rd.

Come on Whānau let’s get healthy.

 

Newsletter No 28 – Wednesday 14th September 2016

Tēnā koutou ngā mātua o te kura – Dear Parents

Welcome to week seven.

Thank you for supporting the bi-lingual hamburger/sausage/baking fundraiser.  They were able to make approximately $500.00.

Our production is on track.  Please read the information given in this newsletter as it is the information you need regarding dress rehearsals and the actual production dates and times.

Now for the big appeal PLEASE COULD WE HAVE BAKING DONE FOR THE $5.00 CAKE AND COFFEE SALES AT HALF TIME.  All baking would be appreciated.  If you could let the office know that you are planning to bake for us that would be wonderful.  We can freeze the likes of muffins if they are done in advance.

Thank you to Julian Deys and Carl Oliver who have assisted by fixing our back fence that blew down twice in the recent storms.  We appreciate your kindness.

Lastly, good luck to all our cross-country athletes for tomorrow (15th), I know you will do your absolute best and I will be there to watch you.

Kathi Harris

Principal

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EVENTS COMING UP

Wednesday                 14th September                 NZEI Paid Union Meeting

Thursday                       15th September               Interschool Cross country

Thursday                       22ndSeptember               School Production 5:30pm

Friday                             23rd September              School Production 12:30pm

Friday                             23rd September              Last Day Term 3

Monday                         10th October                     First Day Term 4

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REMINDERS

Reminder for all netball uniforms to please be returned to the school office.

Fish & Chips tomorrow. Orders can be made at the office.

Touch Fees are now due. $5 per player.

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READING AT HOME

 

Author Theodor Seuss Geisel born 1904 and died in 1991.

He was better known as Dr Seuss

This wonderful author first starting writing books for boys who had difficulties with reading. He hooked them in with lots of repetition and fantastic illustrations. His work was often poetic and children loved reading and becoming  absorbed into his magical world.

His first book was “And to Think that I saw it on Mulberry Street” and under the name of Theo Le Seig (his other pen name) he wrote several book including “I Wish that I had Duck Feet”.

He is probably best known for “The Cat in the Hat” and has had several books made into movies.

He also wrote some great quotes such as the following.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.

Today you are you! That is truer than true! There is no one alive who is youer than you!

Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.

Happy reading everyone.

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The Terrace School Production

“Terrace through the decades”.

 

This is a musical honouring the 60th anniversary of Terrace School.  There is an expectation that all students attend.

 

It’s a dream-like journey through time.  Each classroom will be performing a particular decade. There may be political issues that were happening at the time or just a humorous look at the past.  Students will be wearing their costumes, have props and will melt hearts with their super cuteness.

 

ORGANISATION

On Tuesday the 20th of September at 9:30 am all of Terrace School will be travelling to the College hall for a full dress rehearsal.  They will need –

  • Their costumes including hair ties/styles
  • A packed morning tea and lunch
  • Any props they have made.

The bus will pick them up and bring them back to school when we feel that we have everything right (most likely after lunch).

 

On Thursday the 22nd of September students are to be dressed in their costumes and seated with their teacher by 5:00 pm. Please ensure they have had enough to eat. The show begins at 5:30 pm.  There will be a half time at approximately 6:15 to have a break and buy some coffee/tea and cake. The show will begin again at 6:40 pm and hopefully finish by 7:30 pm.  All students are to go home with their families.

 

On Friday the 23rd of September (the last day of term) students will come to school as usual.  They will catch the bus to the College and be seated and in their costumes by 12:00 pm (they will have an early packed lunch).  There will be half time (to buy tea/coffee and cake) at 1:15 pm and we will begin again at 1:40 pm.  We expect to finish around 2:30 pm.

Once their teacher has wished them a lovely holiday, they will be free to leave with their families.

Newsletter No 27 – Wednesday 7th September 2016

Tēnā koutou ngā mātua o te kura – Dear Parents

Welcome to week seven.

Congratulations to Chevelle Raheke, the winner of our Production flyer competition. There was a three-way tie for second and went to Kingston Butcher, Mitchell Thompson and Priscilla Phillips.  Our wonderful Supporters of the School will be putting our flyers in shop windows to advertise our production.

I hope you saw our super heroes last Friday supporting KidsCan!  The effort some people went to was super cool and we raised $140 for the cause.  Thank you also to Mrs Stevenson for making magnificent muffins that went down a real treat with the school and helped raise money for the middle school camp.

A reminder that next Wednesday (14th September) is a paid union meeting for school employees. Please collect your children from school at 12.30pm if possible. Many staff will be attending the meeting but students not collected at 12.30 will be supervised at school. Buses will be operating at the usual times.

Lastly, good luck to all our cross-country athletes for tomorrow, I know you will do your absolute best and I will be there to watch you.

Kathi Harris

Principal

If your child has outgrown their uniform, please donate it to the school where it will be very much appreciated.

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EVENTS COMING UP

Thursday                       8th September                    Inter-School Cross Country

Friday                             9th September                   Te Aranga Lunch Fundraiser

Wednesday                 14th September                    NZEI Paid Union Meeting

Thursday                       22ndSeptember                School production

Friday                             23rd September                Last Day Term 3

Monday                         10th September                 First Day Term 4

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REMINDERS

Due to Cross Country and other staff commitments there will be no lunches for purchase at school tomorrow.

Reminder for all netball uniforms to please be returned to the school office.

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THANK YOU

On behalf of all our children here at Terrace School we would like to thank  all the coaches who have taken the time out to volunteer their time over this winter sports season and to all our parents who supported from the side line.

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TE ARANGA FUNDRAISER

Te Aranga will be fundraising this Friday the 9th of September.

We will be selling a piece of baking for $1, Sausage Sizzle $2 and hamburgers for $3. Orders can be placed as per normal at our school office.   With all proceeds going towards our camp in Rotorua. Ngā mihi mahana

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READING AT HOME

Following on from last week where we looked at the Reading Bill of Rights.

We believe every child has a right to a “textual lineage” – a reading and writing autobiography which shows that WHO YOU ARE is in part developed through the STORIES and INFORMATION you’ve experienced. This textual lineage will enable all young people to have a READING AND WRITING IDENTITY which helps them understand who they are and how they can MAKE THEIR LIVES BETTER. In short “YOU ARE WHAT YOU READ.”

We believe every child should have ACCESS to books, magazines, newspapers, computers, e-readers and texts on phones. Whatever way you read, you will need to figure out what the FACTS are or what the STORY tells you. No matter how and where you get access to IDEAS, you will need the SKILLS OF READING to UNDERSTAND yourself and YOUR WORLD.

Happy Reading Everyone.

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HOTSHOT TENNIS

Hotshot registrations are now available at the office for your child to collect if they are Interested in playing tennis.

Forms are to be returned to the office by the 16th of September 2016.

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NEWS FROM THE DENTAL CLINIC

5 South Service Lane Waipukurau 8586725)

Choose a small soft bristled toothbrush and use fluoride toothpaste.  Use a smear of paste for preschoolers and a pea-size dab for school children.  Please help put the toothpaste on your child’s toothbrush and encourage them to spit out after brushing, not rinse out.

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COMMUNITY NOTICES

 CHB Athletics Club

2016/17 season start 12 October 2016!!

Wednesdays 5.30pm – 6.30pm for Ages 3 to 6 and fi nishing at 7pm from Age 7 upwards.  Registrations open first night

Come and join us and see your child’s fundamental running, jumping and throwing skills develop, improve and thrive as they make their way through the age groups and get the opportunity to compete at many levels.

Existing members please note!!!!!!

For every new paying member you introduce to the club you will receive 50 house points at school and free entry to the CHB ribbon meeting! J See how many house points you can get by bringing lots of new friends to join you in all the fun!

Parents: 2017 Colgate games are to be held in Hastings(January 2017) – what better way to get your 7-13 year old to participate and compete against other children from all over the north island – join us this season to help best prepare your child for an amazing event with up to 1500 athletes attending.

Any questions please email chbathletics@gmail.com

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SPRING FLING DESTINATION PORANGAHAU FAMILY BEACH PICNIC

When: Saturday 1st of October at Te Pareahai Beach Porangahau

A great start to the school holidays.

Starting from 9:30 onwards registrations with Gill and Deborah – $5 per family for sand castle and longest name competition all proceeds go into the pool for prize money.

Take your own picnic or buy food from the Food stalls.

For more information contact Bo on 021 167 3253 or Marina 06 855 5469

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Newsletter No 26 – Wednesday 31st August 2016

Tēnā koutou ngā mātua o te kura – Dear Parents

Welcome to week six.

Congratulations to all the students who took part in the cross-country and well done to all our winners.  I have enclosed the results in this newsletter along with the names of the students who will be competing in the inter-school cross-country next week.  They will also receive a newsletter regarding this day and some extra training.

The year five and six students have been lucky enough to have squash coaching this term and finished their three sessions off with a tournament.  We have some real talent in our school and I hope they will keep at it.  To become members they just need to express interest at school and I will put them onto a person who can help.

A competition has been launched to promote the school production.  Students have been invited to design a poster with all the relevant details and the winner will be announced next Thursday.  Check and see if your child/ren have an artistic flair.

Don’t forget our Kidzcan mufti day coming up this Friday.  Children are encouraged to dress up as their favourite super hero and give a gold coin donation to their teacher or the office.  The middle school has also organized a sausage sizzle and baking for sale on this day.

Kathi Harris

Principal

If your child has outgrown their uniform, please donate it to the school where it will be very much appreciated.

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EVENTS COMING UP

 

Thursday-Friday         1st-2nd September         Rooms 4, 6 & 7 Overnight Camp

Friday                             2nd September                 KidsCan Mufti Day

Saturday-Tuesday     3rd-6th September          Pukeora Estate, W.E.T.A. Junior Art Awards

Thursday                       8th September                 Inter-School Cross Country

Wednesday                 14th September                 NZEI Paid Union Meeting

Thursday                       22ndSeptember                School production

Friday                             23rd September               Last Day Term 3

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REMINDERS

Fish & Chips tomorrow. Orders can be made at the office.

Reminder for all netball uniforms to please be returned to the school office.

Fun Run money due now please.

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NEW BELL TIMES

Start of day  8:50am         Interval  10:50am                               End of interval   11:10am

Lunchtime   12:55pm       End of lunch       1:50pm                    End of school     2:55pm

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INTERSCHOOL CROSS-COUNTRY

The following children have been selected and will run in the interschool cross-country on Thursday the 8th of September at Lake Station—Lake Road, Wanstead. Turn off just past the Wanstead Hotel.

Approx. 20 minutes from Waipukurau

Time:  The first race will commence at 12.00 noon;

9 yr and under Girls

Zakyah Renata                 Grace Thompson             Diamond Bjerga

9 yr and under Boys

Jerome Ivory                    Mac Hart                         Tyler Berghan-Tuhi & Te Toa Hema

2000 m

10/11 yr Girls

Year 5     Niamh Illsley                     Samantha Booth              Kayla Robb-Lucas

Year 6    Emma Johnson                  Breana Gilby                      Unique Williams

10/11 yr Boys

Year 5      Jahmaige Reti                    Raniera Morrison             Kenny Hart

Year 6    Kahleal-Pace Reti              Bayden Auckram              Korban Stevenson

2500 m

12 yr and over Girls

Year 7  Rātahi Corbett                   Honey Bjerga                     Jessi Clarke

Year 8 Olivia Johnson                   Alex Holmes                       Alex Thompson

12 yr and over Boys

Year 7      Patrick Gilby                   Ihaka Hema-Kani              Jordan Miller

Year 8     Anton Ellmers                 Kingston Butcher             Logan Bennett

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HEADLICE

We are experiencing a spring outbreak of head lice within our school.  Please check your child’s hair each week and treat if necessary. This will help minimise the problem.

If you would like a treatment pack, please contact the school office and we will be more than happy to help.

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READING AT HOME

Sharing Books at Home

The Reading Bill of Rights – This bill has been adopted throughout the world.

Because this Bill is quite long It is going to be broken down over the next three weeks.

We believe that LITERACY – the ability to READ, WRITE and UNDERSTAND- is the BIRTHRIGHT of every child in the world as well as the pathway to SUCCEED in school and to realise a complete life. Young people need to read NONFICTON and INFORMATION to understand their world and LITERATURE for IMAGINATION to understand themselves.

We believe that the massive amounts of DIGITAL information and IMAGES now transmitted daily make it even more important for a young person to know how to ANALYSE,  INTERPRET and understand information, to separate FACT from OPINION, and to have a deep RESPECT for LOGICAL THINKING.

We believe that literature and DRAMA, whether on printed pages, screens, on stage or film, help young people EXPERIENCE the GREAT STORIES of EMOTION and ACTION, leading to a deeper UNDERSTANDING of what it means to be TRULY HUMAN. Without this literacy heritage, life lacks MEANING, COHERENCE and SOUL.

Happy Reading Everyone.

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MAORI IN THE MAINSTREAM

Week 6: These are some of the classroom expressions that your children may be hearing on a daily basis at school.

E tū! Stand up!
E noho! Sit down!
Taringa whakarongo! Listen!
Kia tere! Hurry up!
Kaua e …! Don’t …!
Taihoa! Wait!
Kia tau. Settle down. Be still.
Me whakarongo koutou. Listen up. (to three or more people)
Anei. Here.
Kia ora. Thank you.
Ka pai. That’s good.

 

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Cross Country Results – 2016

Year 0-1

Girls                     Name

1st                         Palayce Ngarotata-Garnham

2nd                       Natalee Booth

3rd                        Bailey Gibbs

Boys                    

1st                         Nation Walker

2nd                       Pryde Ngaronoa- Walker

3rd                        Sonny Ray Raheke-Rahui

Year 2

Girls                     Name

1st                         Kaia Hema

2nd                       Kalya Ferguson

2nd                         Shavarna Taylor

Boys                    

1st                         Tane Harlen

2nd                       Raehanna Wharekawa Reti

3rd                        Izac Auckram

Year 3

Girls                     Name

1st                         Kaiah-Rae Hazel

2nd                       Abbie James

3rd                        Paige Hampton

Boys                    

1st                         Te Awarangi Puketapu-Pene

2nd                       Arjune Miftahurrohman

3rd                        Leonydis Johnson

Year 4

Girls                     Name

1st                         Zakyah Renata

2nd                       Grace Thompson

3rd                        Diamond Bjerga

Boys                    

1st                         Jerome Ivory

2nd                       Mac Hart

3rd =                      Tyler Berghan-Tuhi & Te Toa Hema


Year 5

Girls                     Name

1st                         Niamh Illsley

2nd                       Samantha Booth

3rd                        Kayla Robb-Lucas

Boys                    

1st                         Jahmaige Reti

2nd                       Raniera Morrison

3rd                        Kenny Hart

Year 6

Girls                     Name

1st                         Emma Johnson

2nd                       Breana Gilby

3rd                        Unique Williams

Boys                    

1st                         Kahleal-Pace Reti

2nd                       Bayden Auckram

3rd                        Korban Stevenson

Year 7

Girls                     Name

1st                         Rātahi Corbett

2nd                       Honey Bjerga

3rd                        Jessi Clarke

Boys                    

1st                         Patrick Gilby

2nd                       Ihaka Hema-Kani

3rd                        Jordan Miller

Year 8

Girls                     Name

1st                         Olivia Johnson

2nd                       Alex Holmes

3rd                        Alex Thompson

Boys                    

1st                         Anton Ellmers

2nd                       Kingston Butcher

3rd                        Logan Bennett

Cross country 2016 1cross country 2016 2

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Newsletter No 25 – Wednesday 24th August 2016

Tēnā koutou ngā mātua o te kura – Dear Parents

Welcome to week five.

I am very proud of the effort that our students have put into training for the cross-country.  Unfortunately, with the change of date (which makes sense for our children) and is now Friday the 26th, it clashes with another event and I will be in Wellington.  I am disappointed to miss this event but acknowledge all the hard work that the staff have done to make this a successful day.  A notice was sent home to inform you of the fact that the cross-country will be at school (too many lambs being born near the racecourse) with refreshments available at the end.  I wish everyone well and will be taking the extra training for students who will be going to the inter-school cross-country.

A competition has been launched to promote the school production.  Students have been invited to design a poster with all the relevant details and the winner will be announced next Thursday.  Check and see if your child/ren have an artistic flair.

Please note that our trial of new bell times begins next week.  They are as follows:

8:50 am first bell as usual.

10:50 am bell for interval 11:10 am bell for the end of interval.

12:55 pm bell for lunch 1:50 pm bell for the end of lunch.

2:55 pm end of school.

Junior classes will be encouraged to take their brain food (a healthy snack) in class around 10:00 am to get them through to a later interval.  They will also have their fruit and milk when their teacher feels they need it during the day.

Good luck to all the cross-country runners and enjoy the rest of the week.

Kathi Harris

Principal

 

If your child has outgrown their uniform, please donate it to the school where it will be very much appreciated.

EVENTS COMING UP

Friday                   26th August                      Fun Run (School Cross Country)

Wednesday                 31st August               Fun Run Sponsorship Money due back at school

Thursday-Friday         1st-2nd September         Rooms 4, 6 & 7 Overnight Camp

Friday                             2nd September               KidsCan Mufti Day

Saturday-Tuesday     3rd-6th September         Pukeora Estate, W.E.T.A. Junior Art Awards Exhibition

Wednesday                 14th September                 NZEI Paid Union Meeting

Thursday                       22nd September               School production

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REMINDERS

Sausage Sizzle tomorrow. Orders can be made at the office.

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TERRACE SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY

FRIDAY 26TH AUGUST @ TERRACE SCHOOL

1.20pm: all children inside. Teachers to record House and Year on arm in black or blue only. Pack up classroom.

1.30pm: all classes to assemble beside the junior playground, on the hall on the grass, in their year groups.

Seanne will keep the Years 0-3 in her class.

1.40pm: Year 8 – 3 laps and 1 lap of the field

1.45pm: Year 7 – as above

1.50pm: Year 6 – 3 laps

1.55pm: Year 5 – as above

2.00pm: Year 4 – 2 laps

2.05pm: Year 3 – 1 lap

2.10pm: Year 2

2.15pm: Year 0-1

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HEADLICE

We are experiencing a spring outbreak of head lice within our school.  Please check your child’s hair each week and treat if necessary. This will help minimise the problem.

If you would like a treatment pack, please contact the school office and we will be more than happy to help.

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SCHOOL PRODUCTION

Changes for the School Production ‘Terrace Through the Decades”. 

To accommodate families who live out of Waipukurau and those who work, the following changes are confirmed. The first performance will be Thursday 22nd September, evening show starting at 5:30 and finishing around 7:00 pm.  There will be an interval where tea/coffee and cake will be served for $5:00

The second performance will be Friday the 23rd at 12:00 finishing around 2:00 pm (coffee/tea and cake).

We will confirm details about drop off and pick up times in a separate newsletter closer to the time.

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READING AT HOME

We read mainly for enjoyment and information. There are so many books that there are books to suit everyone. As parents we are the first role models for our children and for them to see us reading not only shows them that we enjoy books but also gives them the idea to read too.

Going on-line or talking to librarians at the local libraries you can find books that will appeal to you. Books can open up a new world to you and your family.
Happy Reading everyone.

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MAORI IN THE MAINSTREAM

Here are some more examples of Kei hea. Have fun J

Kei hea a Amo? Where is Amo?
Kei waho a Amo. Amo is outside.
Kei waho a Amo i te ruma. Amo is outside the room.

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NEWS FROM THE DENTAL CLINIC

5 South Service Lane Waipukurau 8586725

Young children need help to brush their teeth properly, after breakfast and especially before bedtime.  Encourage them to brush their teeth first, and then help out by standing behind them with the child tipping their head back and looking up, and opening wide – you can then brush any plaque left behind, concentrating where their teeth and gums meet, and the biting surface of their molars.

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NETBALL DRAW

Terrace Blasters                vs         St Joseph’s CHB Rockets               CHB 4    10am     Yr 5 & 6

Terrace Titans                    vs        Waipukurau Gold                             CHB 1    9am       Yr 7 & 8

Terrace Raiders                 vs       Elsthorpe                                             CHB 2    10am     Yr 7 & 8

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UNUSED MOBILE PHONES

Calling all old Mobile Phones

 to help Sustainable Coastlines look after NZ’s coastlines and waterways.

After $2.5 million donated to the Starship Foundation from the sale of unwanted old mobile phones it is time for a new multi award winning NZ charity – Sustainable Coastlines to benefit from this scheme.

It would be great if you could rummage around in your drawers and toy boxes and bring into School any unwanted mobile phones you may have.

Please drop any unwanted mobile phones you may have in the collection box in the reception area at School.

Did you know that after rainfall 69% of NZ’s rivers are deemed unsafe for swimming due to contamination?