School Newsletter 21 June 2013


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springston school a 16-20 leeston road springston 7616 p 03-329-5724 f 03-329-5731 e w b 21 june 2013 from the principal kia ora koutou it was great to see springston families at the modern learning expo at wigram the weekend before last we have have had to look very closely at the concept of a modern learning environment while working with ap design on the plans for our four new teaching spaces i hesitate to use the word `classrooms as it brings to mind an image of the rooms that i was taught in in the 1960 s and 70 s we would not expect a dr s or dentist s work space to have the same equipment as when we first started visiting as children in fact if the dentist was still using a pedal drill then we would probably run a mile however many classrooms still look the same as they did 40 years and more ago and some adults still like to see things in the classroom that look familiar to them desks in rows facing the front etc an opportunity to design and build a modern learning environment is an opportunity to create spaces fit for 21st century learners as much as it s about buildings and furnishings it s about creating spaces that promote learning that is personalised student-centred engaging and connected to real problems and the real world we are so lucky to have been given the opportunity to create these types of spaces in our school and we are committed to doing whatever we can to ensure that our existing `pre-fab spaces are also transformed over the next few years so that they too are fit for purpose building is due to start around the end of this term and in the meantime we have started on the big decisions like what colour carpet to lay and which formica for the new kitchen we recently visited a number of new schools when in auckland for the educational facilities planners conference so picked up great ideas a huge thank you to the board of trustees for allowing us the opportunity to attend the conference and for coming with us each class is busy at the moment practising for our whole school production on july 3rd i am sure you will really enjoy seeing them perform and our kiwiana theme is bound to trigger `in my day memories all children are involved in this show we have booked a venue that will hold us all so please do be part of this event see you there ng mihi ki a koutou katoa liz weir principal school production save the date are you all set for wednesday the 3rd of july we sure are come along to the lincoln events centre and be taken on a very special tour of new zealand we promise you you will never see a tour like this again `a kiwi big night out is guaranteed to have something for everyone from acting to singing to strutting down the catwalk and even some very questionable `mods it is a show not to be missed the tour guides arrive in new zealand at 6:30pm so please be seated by that time individual classroom teachers will alert their class as to what time the children need to be there what else do you need to bring a few gold coins to make a donation and buy a ticket for the pta raffle which will be drawn at the conclusion of the evening 1st load of blankets off to the new brighton check out the poster on the next page we look forward to project thank you for your generosity and seeing you there support.


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a kiwi big night out do you like l&p jelly tips and all things kiwiana we know you do and you will love our extravaganza too need a ticket don t worry about it we are doing it buskers style bring some money on the night for a donation and pta fundraisers when wednesday 3rd july where lincoln events centre time 6.30pm the fine print please be seated earlier for prompt start time


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coming up june 26 28 july 1 3 4 9 12 bot meeting 7pm assembly 9.15 sushi pasta orders due maori language wk school performance hockey/soccer tournament pp hockey/soccer end of term 2 training with the all blacks on monday the 10 june callum and i went to rugby park to represent springston school at a training session with the all blacks we were each given a top which put us into groups callum was orange and i was blue when we arrived at rugby park we had to show our security pass to get in then we went up into the stand and got our boots and mouthguard ready there was a selection of trophies webb ellis cup bledisloe cup woman s world cup and the i.r.b trophy we went and got our photos with them then we got called to the field we split up into our groups and went away to different places each group had a coach orange s coach was fletch and blue had lee golding and warwick taylor they took us through a couple of drills involving passing tackling communication and side stepping about 20 minutes into it there was a voice through the speaker saying can we please have a cheer for the all blacks they ran onto the field in blue group we had ma a nonu and francis saele orange had brodie retallick and sam whitelock they joined in the games and helped us a lot 5:30 came and they called us to sit down and they handed out an award to one person in every group and then we got some signatures on our t-shirt it was a great night school sweatshirts written by hamish t r7 please note that children are not to wear a springston rugby club sweatshirt in lieu of their school uniform sweatshirt from next week children will be asked to remove their rugby club sweat shirts at school lunch with liz these children had their names drawn out of the gotch a box at assembly last week and had lunch with liz today charlotte r2 jess r6 robbie r1 and zac r1 our thanks to our friend s at subway rolleston for continuing to sponsor the se lunches principal s awards the following children sha red examples of their work with liz this week rm 1 zac lexie came ron rm 3 luke logan rm 4 frida rm 8 william toby school blogs fonterra milk for schools you should by now have seen the information sheet that was sent home on friday june 7th about the milk in schools programme if you do not wish your child to be involved or if your child has a milk intolerance or allergy please return the slip asap so that we have a firm record of the children who will not be involved you only need to send a slip back if you are withdrawing your child from the programme news blog library website links to useful websites library blog books reading news fun springston on youtube pathfinders blog rm 8 explorers blog rms 1 2 navigators blog rm 3 rockets blog rm 4 team endeavour rm 6 e-team pioneers rm 5 team extreme rm 9 team inaka blog rm 7 `paint it black mufti day it worked!


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secret garden thanks to the thompson family at zealandia nurseries for donating yet more plants to the secret garden agricultural club group day this group is looking for families companies or organisations to donate cups for the group day which is held annually at canterbury park the categories achich need cups are piglets chickens or goats.if you are able to help please contact allana on 3295724 or nz pasta fundraiser a reminder that pasta vera orders and payment need to be back at the office by 28 june delivery day will be friday 5 july 2.30pm school resources while you are searching around the house for any sports uniforms you may have forgotten to return please check for any school resources eg library books class readers journals etc that may be at home as well and return if found reading tutors if you have a good listening ear and love to hear a range of new stories then being a reading tutor is the job for you time and day arranged to suit you and full training given let helen know if you would like to help out helen.hogarth facebook page check out our facebook page and see what is happening at our school sign out book if you are taking your child out amnesty sports of class during school time for uniforms an appointment please come if your child/children have competed in a school event over into the office and sign them out remembering of course to the last two years can you sign them back in on their please check at home for any return sports uniforms polo tops shorts tracksuit jacket or pants that may have missed being returned to school we are missing quite a few pieces of uniform these may be dropped at the office pool keys please return to pool key to the office.


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community notices st mary s church springston ­ leeston road springston st mary s church is open every wednesday 2pm until 4pm for anyone to visit sunday services 9am every 2nd and 3rd sunday babysitter available libby hughes age 15 please call txt or email me mobile 0274180794home 3295690 email free influenza vaccinations for under 18 s in 2013 and for the next two years at least the canterbury health system if offering free flu vaccinations in canterbury for under 18s it is important to vaccinate under 18s because influenza spreads quickly through preschool and school communities and because under 5s are particularly vulnerable we in canterbury care about the vulnerable people in our community and so this year our message is protection for others starts with you the flu vaccine is available now at general practices call yours and protect yourself and your family before winter mandarin club ni hao fun languages are running mandarin classes at 3.15pm on wednesdays come and learn the culture and language of china the fun way call trish on 3652787 or 021-1336201 digi tutors on-line tutoring for kids digi tutors offers on-line tutoring to students who either find subjects a challenge and need a boost or are talented in a specific area and need challenging to further their learning offering this service online means digi tutors is more affordable than other tuition and are available anywhere any time for more information please visit our website or contact or 092694945 or 0275704948.



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