School Newsletter 14 September 2012


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springston school a 16-20 leeston road springston 7616 p 03-329-5724 f 03-329-5731 e w b august 31 2012 from the principal tn koutou katoa there is much to absorb from the ministry of education announcements yesterday and there certainly will be an impact on our school our hearts go out to the communities of greenpark and burnham who will be dealing with the shock announcement that their schools are earmarked for closure the piece below was written prior to yesterday s announcement building project update last friday members of the board of trustees met with representatives from the ministry of education to discuss the ongoing property needs of the school we were delighted to come out of the meeting with confirmed funding for four yes four new classrooms we are pleased that there is acknowledgment of the growth in our area our architects alan pritchard design have been asked to draw up a 5-year concept plan for the future development of the school including the relocation of the existing adventure playground and provision for a new or extended adventure playground the concept plan will also include lunch eating areas and access to the field as well as targeted space for any further roll growth classrooms ideally the first two classrooms with the new toilet block will still be completed as early as possible in 2013 and our project manager feels that this is still realistic we have set up a google survey on our news blog to gather ideas from our children and the community for inclusion in the concept plan you can record you ideas practical or entirely fanciful seating planting playgrounds an on-site cafe no idea too big or small melbourne conference i will be absent from school for the last two weeks of the term i am joining a group of 60 other canterbury principals travelling to melbourne to attend the trans tasman principal s conference while in melbourne i will also be visiting four schools known for both their creative new teaching and learning spaces and their innovative use of ict in my absence wendy and helen will be in charge if you have any concerns or need assistance with anything please contact helen for junior school matters and wendy for matter relating to the senior school both are released from their teaching responsibilities on thursdays and again on friday mornings they can be contacted through the school office or via email i hope you all enjoy the last two weeks of the term and the two weeks of spring break i look forward to seeing you all back here in october ng mihi ki a koutou katoa liz weir principal the springston school year 6 jump jam team came 9th in their section at the south island jump jam qualifying round unfortunately this was not enough to qualify for the south island competition in november the team was very committed to practicing their routines and they should be proud of the result they achieved.


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coming up september 20 junior olympics p.m 21 pta disco 24 school photos operation `shake up 28 year 6 returns due end of term 3 october 15 term 4 starts 22 labour day 23 sports year 4-8 athletic 24 24-26 29-31 festival choir 7 p.m r9 &r6 camps r5 camp safe bottles fundraiser a brochure about the stainless steel safe bottles and an order form for purchasing these through the school came home with the last school newsletter this is a fundraising venture for our year 8 wellington trip these bottles would make an excellent christmas gift purchased on-line these bottles cost $32.95 we are able to sell the 750ml bottles for $25 and the 500ml bottles for $23 please return your order forms to the school office by the end of the term year 6 returns to assist us with planning classes for the 2013 school year we ask that all year 6 return slips are at the office by the end of the school term if you have any questions about year 7/8 education at springston please make a time to meet with either liz or wendy school photos these are scheduled for monday september 24th last year a number of class photos were spoilt by incorrect school uniforms mainly the wrong coloured socks and brightly coloured thermal tops underneath the school polo shirts this year children will be asked to remove incorrect items of clothing please ensure that your child is always in the correct school uniform including the correct coloured thermal top under the polo shirts please also note that this is winter uniform variation only school blogs next term it will be back to polo shirts only clever tactix canterbury tactix jo tripp and sophia fenwick dropped in at springston recently to help claudia celebrate her birthday she and her friends were able to get some coaching from the professionals school news blog current school news events school library blog supporting literacy school library website quality resources for students team electrify s blog year 7-8 blog room 7 room 9 blog year 6 blog e-team enterprise blog year 4-5 blog room 5 november 7 school pet day 12 group day 16 show day 20-23 year 8 wellington trip december group day please note we have been advised of a date change for group day this will now take place on monday 12 november this change has been made to enable competitors to get their animals to the canterbury a p show principal s awards the following children shared examples of their work with liz this fortnight room room room room 3 adele ella addison 4 kelsey 5 josh 8 blake molly e-team endeavour blog year 4 blog room 6 springston explorers blog year 2-3 class blog rooms 1 and 2 springston rockets blog year 1/2 class blog room 4 springston pathfinders blog year 1 class blog room 3 springston a adventurers blog new entrant class blog room 8 looks like a great time was had by all!


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tupperware pta fundraiser club mrs taylor will be holding a meeting for children interested in either animal projects or garden projects on monday morning 10.40am in the library prenzel products a product catalogue and order form was sent home today if you wish to place an order please have it back to school on monday along with payment enquiries to kim adams on 3295149 term 3 a learner certificates november 2 room 1 nina baxter bridget alfonso room 2:sam m aria ollie zac i-s room 3:brooke room 4 lexie aria zoe daniel room 5:sophie w claudia ineka te hawiki room 6:jojo eli room 7:jake haidee jasmine hamish room 8:tegan isabella eliot room 9:hamish millie hoani november 22 room 1 taylah jack s harriet room 2:tate jessica gemma room 3:brooke room 4 taylor kiera cameron tukua room 5:ben john zarah room 6:sophie jeremy room 7:jackson jack chrissy room 8:darcie katie max room 9:georgia l jackson callum the new summer catalogue is out please support the pta and come and view the display set up in the office collect the new catalogue and see some new products any purchase made by 24th september will go towards the gifts for the pta which will then be raffled please let me know if you wish to have your own get together with friends and family to see some of the new and current products fantastic host specials and offers contact deanna hood 3474282 community noticeboard springston tennis club registrations and games for primary and high school players saturday 15th 10-12 noon home needed a caring home is needed for two lambs please phone janine on 3295080 october holiday surfing programme learn the skills of surfing in a fun safe environment all equipment provided and professional instruction from aaron lock and team for kids 8 -14 years october 1 3 5 8 -12th 10am 12pm cost $28 per day or $125 for five bookings essential venue :scarborough beach sumner cnr stoke st and esplanade call aaron on 0800 80 surf 7873 or icas english results congratulations high distinction oliver yr8 credit annabelle alice m yr7 georgia g callum yr6 ethan yr5 participation year 4 sam c john isaac year 5 libby year 6 molly alice lucy year 7 haidee year 8 freddie boys and girls agricultural ellesmere speech competition alice thorp represented springston school in the ellesmere speech competition on tuesday night alice spoke confidently and her speech about why we should wear bike helmets was well received by the large audience congratulations alice springston s secret garden we are going to be collecting mccains barcodes if you purchase any mccains products please send your barcodes to school a tip from the school library don t steal images use google advanced search to search for creative commons images usage rights



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