Principal’s Blog - Term 1 - Week 5 2014
What a fantastic four days we all had at Tui Park Camp in Rotorua. Our 120 wonderful Year 5 & 6 students were amazing to be with, so supportive and encouraging with each other and ready to take on new challenges. This was a camp full of personal challenges and growth and all students took on a positive ‘Can Do’ attitude and faced their different fears and challenges over the very active 4 days. Huge thanks go to the dedicated team of parents and teachers who made this experience possible for our students. Lifelong memories that our students will be able to use as a springboard to support them during future challenges that they face.
Swimming:- Congratulations to all our swimmers who competed in the Senior Swimming sports at Hillcrest Pools on Monday and all Taupiri Syndicate Students who put on a wonderful display on Tuesday. Many students in Pirongia and Maungatautari took up the challenges to compete in a bigger pool than they were used to and under the pressure of formal racing in front of an audience. Well done everyone. A team of our top swimmers are competing today at Matangi in the South East Hamilton Country Cluster Inter-school sports.
Pumpkin Night:- The pumpkin night committee is working hard to make this year’s Pumpkin Night an amazing and fun experience for everyone. Please keep an eye on their posting each week. Click on the pumpkin for more information. There are also flyers going home in bags each week with donation requests and information. The main collection area is outside our office foyer. This team is doing a great job but they still need many volunteers to help out for time slots during the evening on Saturday 22nd March. Many hands make light work. Please see the whiteboard outside your child’s classroom. Thank you all for your support.
After School Care Email Address
For your convenience we now have an email address for After School Care correspondence including bookings and cancellations: email@example.com
Email is cleared between 8am - 4pm. Any messages after 4pm should be directed to the mobile phone 022 140 3689. Bookings can still be made through the school office between 8am - 4pm or directly in our After School Care diary in the office.
Dental Checks Coming Soon!
Our school will be visited by the Dental Van from Tuesday 8th April - Thursday 17th April. All students will be assessed during this time. Please contact the Community Dental Clinic on 0800 Talk Teeth if you have any queries.
Since December 2013 there have been several confirmed cases of measles around the country, some of which have required hospitalisation. Most cases have occurred in unimmunised people, and immunisation remains the best way to prevent infection and spread within the community.
Measles is a highly infectious disease that affects both adults and children. Measles is more serious than many people realise with symptoms including fever, cough, red eyes and a runny nose, followed by a rash which tends to start on the face, before moving over the head and down the body.
The best protection against measles is the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine which is free for all children. MMR vaccinations are scheduled at 15 months and 4 years. MMR vaccination is also free for susceptible adults born after 1 January 1969 who have not received two doses of a measles containing vaccine.
For more information visit the Ministry of Health Website www.moh.govt.nz/measles
Many thanks to the team at Country Providore who have generously provided our school with our Virtues Award prizes for 2014 - we really appreciate your support.
Saturday, 22nd March. 4 - 8pm.
Please contact the Office if you would like to place a notice or become a sponsor.
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