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Sunday
Mar292015

Friday 27 March 2015

Sunday
Mar292015

Friday 20 March 2015

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Every now and then there’s an annoying bump in the road; and this week, we hit one. Worse: I can’t find - or even think of - someone else to blame. Our in-school calendar says that there are parent-teacher-student conversations scheduled for next week. The problem is that we haven’t advertised it - or even had the dates in the “what’s coming up” section of the newsletter. So…

The three-way conversations...

 Take place next week on Wednesday (from 1.30pm) and Thursday (from 3.30pm) week for all rooms (except rooms 3, 5, 7 & 11 (our ‘junior junior’ and ‘senior senior’ rooms use different timetables).

To book your interview time, enter event code 4KRBC at www.schoolinterviews.co.nz - the rest happens by magic!

Please note that all kids will be released for the day at lunchtime on Wednesday only. This to ensure sufficient time for the classes with larger numbers to provide all parents and caregivers with interview times. Thursday will be a normal school day for the kids.

If you do not have interweb at home; call our office (217 9332 or  022 3179332) and our ever-friendly admin staff will make a booking for you. Thanks!


No Easter Assembly BUT...

On Easter Thursday (2 April) Mr Rex is organising an 'Easter Walk.' There will be a number of interactive stations set up for the students.

Each classroom has been allocated a time slot. We thought that it would be a good idea for buddy classes to participate in this walk together. Please see the timetable below.

9.30 - 10.00am Rms 2 & 8

10.00 - 10.30am Rms 4 & 11

11.00 - 11.30am Rms 1 & 10

11.30 - 12.00pm Rms 3 & 9

12.00 - 12.30pm Rms 5, 6 & 7.


Parents are most welcome to be a part of this event which will be held in the Waverley Park hall.


 

Friday
Mar132015

Friday 13 March 2015

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Monday afternoon: Tuesday’s forecast is not good; Wednesday’s not looking flash either but Thursday’s is excellent - we’ll postpone the sports Tuesday afternoon. Wednesday dawns - and it’s wearing Thursday’s weather! A beautiful day but much too soon: it’s in completely the wrong place. Fortunately, Thursday was every bit as classy and so the kids had what turned out to be truly…

A great day of sport!

Congratulations to the Phoenix kids (of all three schools) and teachers and parents (of all three schools): you really made the day. Hats off too to Brenda Devery and Liz Gerrard for their organization of the events; James Clive for the presentation of the grounds; and to our relay coaches Carolyn Williams and Kim Mead for their impact. All in all: it was a good day at the office. Extra special congrats with - sugar and sprinkles -  to all athletes who have qualified for the Southland Championships: watch for next week’s newsletter.

2015 voluntary donations...

Our Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to leave the school voluntary donation unchanged from recent years:  $60 for one child;  $90 for two or more. While they are voluntary; the dollars raised are needed. Remember to keep your receipts - you can claim  a chunk back on your tax return.

You should receive an account in the mail by next week for any money owing.

While we’re on the subject of money...

There are still a number of Y3-Y6 children who still owe for Google Drive (which was on your stationery lists in place of a number of books). We would appreciate if this could be paid ASAP.

Meanwhile...

This year, Room 3 & 11 are trialling charging an activity fee of $20 per term to cover activities like: Hiwi the Kiwi, swimming etc.  If you have paid the $20 then you no longer have to pay for any individual field trips, one-off activities, shows the children attend etc. If you have not already paid the activity fee then we would appreciate payment for Term 1 ASAP.

Hockey…

Hockey starts ‘Week 2’ in Term 2. The first games are on Wednesday 29 April. Cost is $40 for two terms. Y1-2 children only play Term 2 so the fee for them is only $20. Teams can only be decided according to numbers and the availability of coaches.


  • If your child is interested in playing then please pay the fee to the school office by 24 March as we have to register the teams by this date

  • Only children who have paid can be named in teams.

  • Coaches and managers are also needed - without them we can not go ahead (please get in touch if you can help

  • Permission slips are available from Shona Hoffman in room 5.


 

Tuesday
Mar102015

Friday 06 March 2015

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The Olympic motto is three Latin words: Citius - Altius - Fortius: meaning Faster, Higher, Stronger. And that is exactly what the kids have been working on becoming.  It is indeed sports day next week - Tuesday 10 March (the rest of the week as cancellation days). At this stage, the weather forecast for Tuesday isn’t looking too flash - keep an ear on your radio on Tuesday morning.

Reminder: The Y1-Y3’s are going to Salford School need $1.50 for the bus. If you are still to do this, please do so by Monday noon. Thanks.

While we’re on the subject of money...

There are still a number of Y3-Y6 children who still owe for Google Drive (which was on your stationery lists in place of a number of books). We would appreciate if this could be paid ASAP.

2015 voluntary donations...

Our Board of Trustees unanimously agreed to leave the school voluntary donation unchanged from recent years:  $60 for one child;  $90 for two or more. While they are voluntary; the dollars raised are needed. Remember to keep your receipts - you can claim  a chunk back on your tax return.

Meanwhile...

 

This year, Room 3 & 11 are trialling charging an activity fee of $20 per term to cover activities like: Hiwi the Kiwi, swimming etc.  If you have paid the $20 then you no longer have to pay for any individual field trips, one-off activities, shows the children attend etc. If you have not already paid the activity fee then we would appreciate payment for Term 1 ASAP.

An apple a day...

You should have in your hand by now an apple fundraising form. Here is a refresher on just the details:

  • Royal Gala variety, freshly picked: $2 per Kilo

  • Available in 5 kilo ($10) and 10 kilo ($20) bags

  • Orders and money to be in by Friday 13 March (no late        orders). Any questions contact school.    

Hockey…

Hockey starts ‘Week 2’ in Term 2. The first games are on Wednesday 29 April. Cost is $40 for two terms. Y1-2 children only play Term 2 so the fee for them is only $20.

Teams can only be decided according to numbers and the availability of coaches.

 -If your child is interested in playing then please pay the fee to the school office by 24 March as we have to register the teams by this date.

-Only children who have paid can be named in teams.

-Coaches and managers are also needed - without them we can not go ahead (please get in touch if you can help

-Permission slips are available from Shona Hoffman in room 5.

Thank you, road patrol parents…

Many thanks to the willing volunteers who keep an eye on our before school road-patrollers: keeping them focussed and everyone else safe. (Psst! There may be still a vacancy on Wednesday mornings if you’re interested.)


 

 

Monday
Mar022015

Friday 27 February  2015

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It’s been a busy week internationally and you have to wonder why mankind has learnt so little - from history, in particular. If the definition of stupidity is indeed “doing what you’ve always done but expecting a different outcome”: clearly we’ve learned nothing from hundreds of years of Middle East conflict. You just have to feel for the families caught in the middle of yet another tragedy.

Sports day...

The Phoenix Zone sports day is split between two venues: Salford School for year 1 - 3 students; and here at Waverley Park for years 4 - 6 students. It’s scheduled for Tuesday 10 March (with the rest of the week as cancellation days). Both venues require the assistance of parents and caregivers to be able to run smoothly.

If you can spare the school day (or an hour or so): please advise your availability to either:  

Brenda Devery

(brendadevery@waverleypark.school.nz years 4-6; or

Elizabeth Gerrard

 

elizabethgerrard@waverleypark.school.nz years 1-3.

An apple a day...

You should have in your hand by now an apple fundraising form. Here is a refresher on just the details:

  • Royal Gala variety, freshly picked: $2 per Kilo

  • Available in 5 kilo ($10) and 10 kilo ($20) bags

  • Orders and money to be in by Friday 13 March (no late orders). Any questions contact school.    

-    Cheers - WPPA