what s in the newsletter this week melodys new world fundraiser parkland pride puzzler the hub news centre wilderness area parkland stars parkland cross-country inter-schools cross-country dear parents it is certainly an interesting time in education the move to rip the heart of intermediate schools took everyone by surprise last week hopefully over the next few weeks some common sense will prevail the ability to provide specialist teachers at the intermediate level is a real benefit to students at this age the exact impact of larger class sizes on our school is actually unknown at this stage any increase in class numbers would not be welcomed by parkland staff as this will impact on teaching programmes and the support we can provide to individual students i am yet to receive any parent feedback on this issue but i can t imagine parents wanting larger classes either we have no argument with having high quality teachers in our schools or having a set of national standards there is an issue however with the collection of `national standard data in its current form as the information is so inconsistent across the country it is in fact unusable to schools or parents on our staffing front for next term we welcome mr patrick hurly to room 13 as the class teacher patrick and his family are returning to palmerston north from kapiti where he currently teaches mrs tasha cravino will takeover in room 9 mid way through the term when mrs higson leaves to have her baby we are yet to find a teacher to begin our third new entrant room rm 1 this position is about to be advertised peter barnett principal
new world melody s fundraising promotion well done to all the families who have been able to support this promotion through shopping at new world melody s money raised from this promotion will enable us to update our sports uniforms free set of old shelves suitable for a garage or shed please contact roger heatley at school if interested parkland pride puzzler consideration is one of our core values complete the statements consideration for consideration for consideration for name room place all entries in the box in the foyer.
www.parkland.school.nz have you checked out the news centre on the hub wilderness area tristan and vaka planting new natives in the wilderness area our pathway is now 90 complete thanks to the room 14 workers mr heatley who have spread the lime many thanks to all those involved we have recently received donations of native plants from brightwater home mcphersons nursery and mrs andrews which are adding to the wilderness area.
parkland stars of the week the parkland art exhibition was fantastic many thanks to everyone who participated in the `voters choice these are the three you selected we are extremely grateful to the van uffelen gallery-picture framing shannon lars who very generously framed each of the `winners these are now on display in the school foyer ella r rm 5 kapru shee s rm 2 room 6 workers chloe t r7 aimee e anabel r kaden s
cross country 2012 year 1 2 boys 1st place ryan w 2nd place xander h 3rd place braxton w-c year 1 2 girls 1st place mia p 2nd place mereana g 3rd place kyra h year 3 4 boys 1st place jackson w 2nd place elijah s 3rd place sam w year 3 4 girls 1st place aimee e 2nd place jaydah s 3rd place keisha d
cross country year 5 6 girls 1st place molly t-b 2nd place ashleigh s 3rd place shania b year 5 6 boys 1st place thomas w 2nd place tyler c 3rd place jake e inter school cross country 2012 a team of 20 enthusiastic runners represented parkland school at the inter school event held at massey on tuesday a few cow pats and some hills make quite a difference for runners but all our teams were consistent performers and came home justifiably pleased with their efforts the top runner of the day was molly taylor-brock who gained 4th place out of approx 90 year 5 runners.
term term term term 1 2 3 4 term dates 2012 wed 1 feb thu 5 april mon 23 april fri 29 june mon 16 july fri 28 sep mon 15 oct tue 18 dec june 7 thu 8 fri 15 fri pta discos newsletter sausage sizzle 1 room 3 assembly 1.40pm pizza lunch 2.50 20 wed 21 thurs 29 fri performing arts festival regent bot meeting 7pm reports sent home last day of term 2 `rise to the challenge absences events answerphone 354 8537 school office 358 1469 school website www.parkland.school.nz text absences 027 755 7753 roslyn dental clinic 357 9868 mobile dental clinic 027 244 4159