School Newsletter 1 November 2013

 

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SPRINGSTON SCHOOL A: 16-20 Leeston Road, Springston 7616 P: 03-329-5724 F: 03-329-5731 1 November 2013 From the Principal Kia ora koutou E: office@springston.school.nz W: www.springston.school.nz B: springstonschoolnews.blogspot.com Some big events have been ticked off the list in the last two weeks. The Senior Athletic Sports ran like clockwork last Thursday, thanks to Wendy’s planning and event management. On Wednesday the choir performed at the World Vision ‘Kids for Kids’ concert at Wigram and were well supported by Springston parents and whanau. Yesterday was Pet Day, and Allana is to be congratulated once again on her organisation of this key annual event. Education Review Office Report Our confirmed ERO report has been received and I am extremely proud to be able to share it with you all. The link on our school website will be updated as soon as the report goes on-line. Staff have been choosing the statements they are most proud of, and these include: “Students are proud of their school and well engaged in their learning”, “The school provides a safe place for students to take a risk”, “students are supported to build learning connections with other students and with other teachers”, “providing very good support for students who are at risk of underachieving”, and “ an innovative student leadership programme is a significant feature of the school.” Please ask at the office if you would like a full copy of the ERO report. 2014 Class Placements The process of organising classes for the 2014 academic year is underway. We are currently looking at our 2013 year group numbers and working out a variety of options for classes for 2014. We will be starting the new year with 11 classes in operation and will be juggling rooms until our new learning spaces are completed at the beginning of March. Class placement is a complex process in which we consider the most appropriate groupings for children with whom they will collaborate and learn for the following year. Children’s academic and social needs are taken into account when being placed. As educational professionals the staff know your children very well. However, if there are any extraordinary circumstances that you believe we are not aware of, and which may need to be considered when determining class placements, please put these in writing to me, or e-mail (principal@springston.school.nz) by Thursday 14 November. Parent opinion will be considered alongside of teachers professional judgement. Late requests and those that request specific teachers will not be considered. All our teachers do a fantastic job! Class placements for 2014 will be included in the end-of-year report in December. Sunhats We are being vigilant in reinforcing the sunhat policy. Children without a hat will not be allowed outside at break times. It is amazing how quickly some hats have been found!! Please ensure hats are named. Children new to the school are provided with a free sunhat. We are currently waiting on an order of hats to arrive. New Adventure Playground Our senior student Playground Inquiry Team is keen to update the Springston School Community on their findings and recommendations for our new Adventure Playground. You are invited to a presentation, with time for questions and answers, on Thursday 28 November, from 9:00 am until 10:40 am, followed by morning tea. Ngā mihi ki a koutou katoa Liz Weir, Principa

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COMING UP November 4 Book Club orders due back to school 5 Group Day for Pets School Photographs due back to school 6 BOT Meeting 8 Lincoln Zone Athletics Subway 15 Show Day 19-22 Year 8 - Wellington 22 Starting School Party Subway 28 Playground presentation 29 Sushi Learning Celebration December 4 BOT 5 Parent Helpers Drinks 6 Subway 9 Year 8 Dinner 12 Final Assembly 13 Sushi Reports Home 16 Certificates and Music Assembly 1.30pm 17 Picnic Day 18 School finishes 12pm A+ Certificates Assembly 8 November R1: Sarah McD, Katie R2: Jack R3: Shay R4: Isabella , Teneisha R5: Ethan, Max R6: Mahora R7: George Hamish, Emily R9: Jess, Lydia Lunch with Liz These children had their names drawn out of the Gotcha Box at assembly tod and will join me for lunch ay on our next Subway day: Mya & Hamish T Our thanks to our friend s at Subway Rolleston for continuing to sponsor the se lunches. CELEBRATE SUMMER EVENING MARKET Would you like a Market Stall at this event? ‘Fun’ Coordinators Needed! PTA  Fundraiser  -­‐  Coolest kids Labels and Gifts Accompanying the newsletter today is this PTA Fundraiser. Log on and place your order. For Sale Sturdy buckets from our “Spud in a Bucket” Competition. Bucket and Lis $4.00 each. Bucket on its own $3.00. These may be purchased from the office. Seed Potatoes School Blogs We have Liseta and Heather potato varieties for sale. $3 News Blog for 10 potatoes. Library Website Links to useful websites Library Blog Books, reading, news, fun! Springston on YouTube Pathfinders Blog Rm 8 Explorers Blog Rm 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

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Fundraising Made Easy Library Books We have lots of overdue library books, please send back to school as soon as possible. School Photographs Orders and payment must be back at school by 5 November. After this date parents will be responsible for their own ordering. Log on to www.ourschoolproject.org and register to support Springston School. From there is it as simple as logging in each day and having a go at the daily general knowledge quiz. Each correct answer earns money for the school - and costs you nothing. Community Notice Lincoln Anglican Parish Annual  Fair on 2 November, 9.30 until 12.30. This will held in  the Church grounds. Prizes for the best dressed in Guy Fawkes costume. Judging at 11pm. Cake Stalls, plants, sausage sizzle, lucky dip, treasure hunt, Mr Whippy, face painting, white elephant. If wet , the Fair will be held on the 9th of November. Springston Tennis Beginners tennis Wednesday 3.30 4.00pm, with a professional coach. Enquiries to: Tania 3476083. Vision Care Advise From Rolleston Eye Optometrist – When using a computer, mobile phone or hand held gaming device, it is important to take a two minute break every 20 minutes to help reduce eye fatigue.  Contact us on PH: 347-1667, or come see us at 41 Shelley Street, Rolleston. Pet Day A reminder that Pet Day is coming up, please make sure you send your entry form back to school.  

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SPRINGSTON  SCHOOL PRESENTS CELEBRATE SUMMER EVENING MARKET FRIDAY NOVEMBER 29TH 5–8 PM GREAT  KIWI  BBQ HANGI  (PRE-­ORDER)   BEER  &  WINE  TENT LIVE  MUSIC GAMES  &  ACTIVITES FACE  PAINTING  &  RAFFLES PRE-­XMAS MARKET WITH VARIETY OF STALLS & PRODUCE BRING  YOUR  FAMILY  &  FRIENDS  FOR   A  FUN  NIGHT  OUT! A  PTA  FUNDRAISER  FOR  OUR   NEW  ADVENTURE  PLAYGROUND FOR  MORE  INFORMATION  OR   HANGI  PRE-­ORDER  PH  329  5724 PROUDLY  SUPPORT  SPRINGSTON  SCHOOL

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