Our Year 6 students were recently provided with the opportunity to step out and stand for various roles of leadership at school. Whanau Leaders were presented with the task of preparing a speech to their Whanau which was followed with an election involving Year 3-6 students.
We are pleased to announce the following Whanau Leaders were appointed for the 2017 year:
All Student Leadership positions are well considered by staff. This includes giving consideration to children’s preferences and requests wherever possible. For a full list of Year 6 Student Leaders, please follow this link.
Thanks to the new cycle ways and footpaths in our area we are having many more students biking to school. It is great to see so many parents biking with their children to help them develop good road sense and an understanding of the road rules. The police recommend students need to be 9 -10 years of age before they are old enough to cope independently on the road and are able to use their peripheral vision to help keep themselves safe. Fluoro vests and colours along with colourful compulsory helmets will help to keep children seen and safer. All cyclists need to dismount and walk their bikes to the bike racks once they reach the school grounds.
We are delighted to have our operational Kea Crossing now in action and appreciate the time our staff and students give to manage this in the morning and afternoon each school day. We have a teacher with students on the crossing from 8:10am - 8:25am and again from 2:30pm - 2:45pm daily.
The recent installation of our gates keeps our students extra safe. We ask parents to deliver their children to school through the gates as these are too high for most students to reach. Please do not let your child stand or swing on the gates or fences as this is damaging and will make for costly repairs.
Please be reminded to be vigilant in your driving around our school at all times. Even with our new crossing, the surroundings are unpredictable and we have received several reports of parents driving at speeds inappropriate for our busiest times of day. The safety of our school community is of paramount importance to us, please do your part in adding to a healthy and safe environment for us all.
Due to several children having severe anaphylactic reactions to peanut and other nut products, we ask that children do not bring peanut butter and other nut products to school. We apologise for the inconvenience but naturally our students safety is of paramount importance to us all. Although this is not a total ban, we appreciate your support in this matter as inclusion of nuts in your own child’s lunch could easily put other children at risk.
We also have students who are allergic to kiwifruit. Though we do not ban this fruit, we do ask that you if you send this to school in your child’s lunchbox that you remind them to ensure they wash their hands after eating it. Allergic students can react severely from even touching a surface previously handled by a child who has eaten this allergen.
Our school aims to create as little rubbish as possible. Rubbish from home goes back home. Children contribute to the zero rubbish programme by taking home any rubbish from their lunch box. After they have unwrapped their lunch they place the rubbish back in their lunchbox. The rubbish can then be put into the home recycling system. We encourage families to think of ways to send lunch to school that requires as little packaging as possible. By students taking their own rubbish home again, we save thousands of dollars in rubbish pick ups, money that the school can then spend on better educational resources.
We encourage students to arrive at school between 8.15am and 8.20am so that they have time to get settled and prepared for their first class at 8.30am. Please be aware we do not operate a Before School Care programme. The library is open from 7:45am until 8am for bus students only. We do allow other children to be dropped off to the library at this time in exceptional circumstances only, not as a regular or permanent arrangement.
We also remind families that any child still in the playground at 2.45pm joins the After School Care programme and will be charged accordingly. This ensures all children are safe and supervised. Children are not to play on playground equipment before or after school for safety reasons. Thank you for your continued support.
Delivery Fridays. Order by 9.00am on the website or by text message (some setup required).
All lunches are delivered clearly labelled with name and room number and arrive at school just in time for lunch. Payment is through the ezlunch account topped up by debit/credit card ($20 min) or bank transfer (no min).
Scholastic $2 Vouchers Expiring Many families received $2 Scholastic Book Club vouchers with Issue 8 2016 purchases. Please remember that these vouchers can only be redeemed in Issue 1 2017.Happy shopping!
Posted Feb 16, 2017, 6:14 PM by Reception @TMCS
Cricket Players!There are 20 free tickets available to the Black Caps VS South Africa Match on Sunday the 19th of February. First come first served! Please come see me in Matai 11.
Posted Feb 15, 2017, 2:22 PM by Reception @TMCS