Dates for Your Diary Term 2 Tues 26th and Wed 27th June DOC Year 3 and 4s (Traps) Friday 29th June - Mid Year reports sent out (electronic) Wednesday 4th July - Parent Interviews
Students from our Year 4-6 Roopu visited the town library this week to celebrate Matariki at Toddler Time. This was a beautiful opportunity for all concerned and we hope to make another visit very soon.
This was our clip of the week this week. We were thinking about: What are the messages in this clip? Do you think the small gladiator was cheating? What do you think is more important - physical strength or intelligence?
Check out these photos from our "Mindkits" opportunity for The Year 5 and 6s. Jason came with his awesome car full of magic (actually technology, but it seemed like magic when the our students were done with it!) and worked on some awesome projects. I want to say a big thank you to all of the parents who came and helped as well - we had an awesome response and it really helped the learning! You guys rock - as always!
Here's our fabulous Ripper team who played at Paeroa on Monday and are now through to the next round of the competition which takes place in Hamilton later this month. Here's what two of our players had to say about their highlights of the day:
Bree - being able to see the strengths of the other teams so we know what we'll be up against when we get to Hamilton. Logan - winning! (and going to McDonalds...sshh!")
How amazing - what a great contribution from our students and whanau. We raised $600 from being a "force for good" on Star Wars Day. $300 will be going straight to the Westpac Helicopter Trust and the other $300 will be going to the SPCA.
Congratulations to the following students who did an amazing job representing us at the Ripper Rugby tournament on Thursday 12th April. They did an amazing job. An extra special congratulations to Yellow Team who have made it into the next round. Woop woop...go the Bay!
TEAM YELLOW Quinn McCleery Leon Melde Johnson Su Logan Parata Brynn George Bree McKinnley Taylor Ferrier-Kerr Cybele Anderson Jaimee Assink Chelsea Springer
TEAM GREEN Patryk Sheehan Jesse Hayward Jay Lorimer Riley Rangi-Issac Tainagrunui Hinds Emma Paige Shae Grimshaw Millie Gold India Percivil Isabella Penwarden
TEAM RED Dylan Ray Shae Costello Dylan Reihana Caleb Grimshaw Linkin Aislabie Cody Courtney Logan Humphries Portia Cunningham Alexis Hau-Makau Skye McKenzie
Our students have been having an amazing time this week with Kelly Krivan from St John's. They are working through the "Responding to an Emergency" so we can all feel a little safer with our MBAS kids around!
SWIM CARNIVAL - Wednesday 21st March
Every student there on the day will receive 1 point
Best dressed house in house colors will receive 10 points
Best dressed parents in house colors will receive 10 points for their child's house.
The house showing the best KAURI on the day will be awarded 10 points
Best House Chant will be awarded 10 points.
There will no race points as these were awarded at trials and this day is all about fun and sportsmanship.
Check out our cool new pimped out music trolley! You may have seen me in years gone by traipsing past with a trolley of ukuleles. Our new music teacher Fabian Roberts collaborated with John Sedcole, our new Wooodwork teacher, and look at how they pimped out the trolley! So much nicer for the ukes.
Thank you so much Fabian and Seddy!
Mr Jowsey's class created this piece of Word Art using all of their ideas about kindness.
Records broken at our Thames Valley Trials
9 year olds Noah Kline 25m freestyle, 25m backstroke and 50m freestyle Angel Scobie 25 breaststroke Jesse Hayward 100m freestyle Josh Pickard 50 breaststroke (previous record had been held for 4 years)
10 year olds Leon Melde 50m freestyle .Brynn George 50 breaststroke and 100m breaststroke
March 2nd Our Thames Valley trials were very successful and we now wait eagerly to see who will make the team. I know records were broken on the day, but unfortunately I don't have the details to share with you yet but as soon as I do, I will. We will have a presentation to make to those record breakers later this term.
We really appreciate how diligent people are being in regards to letting us know that their children are going to be away. Ensuring your children's safety is paramount to us and it takes a good 45 mins to an hour each day for us to check that everyone who should be here, is here. Your emails, texts or drop-ins to M0 really helps us to cut down on that time.
It has been a great start to our year, despite the weather being a bit changeable. Our students have settled into their new classes and are getting to know each other and their new teachers.