Panui Term 4/04

Panui

T4/04                                                                                                                  25 November 2020

 
 

 

End of Year Celebration Hui

 

Thurs 10th December 2.15 REAL Awards  Hui

Friday 11th December 1.45 Service and Sports Awards Hui

Tues 15th December 9.15 End of Uear Prizegiving Hui

 

Come along and celebrate the success of our tamariki

 

 


Kia ora, kia orana, talofa lava,

With end of year approaching fast we have a number of events for parents to be aware of.

School Athletic Sports - Postponed to Monday 30th November

With rain forecast for tomorrow we are postponing our school athletics sports until Monday 30th November. We will be running the sports, weather permitting, from 9.00 through to 12.30 so as to avoid the afternoon heat. We would love to see you here supporting the tamariki.

Interschool Athletic Sports

Inter-school Athletics will be held on Friday 4th December from 9.30 through to 2.30 at Strathmore Park. Our children will walk to and from the sports. Parents of tamariki that will be participating will receive a separate notice letting them know their child is involved.

Postponement date for these sports is Monday 7th December.

End of Year REAL Strathmore Kids Reward Trip - Monday 7th December

On Monday 7th December those children who have received 230 tokens or more up until Wednesday 2nd December will be going to Rotorua for a fun day at the Redwoods and Rotorua Aquatic Centre. They will be travelling by bus with lunch provided. A permission slip will be sent home closer to the event.

REAL Awards Hui - Thursday 10th December

On Thursday 10th December at 2.15 we are having our last REAL Hui of the year to give out Certificates for those children who have received 30 tokens or more in one of our REAL aspects as well as T-shirts for those who have got 30 or more tokens in each of our REAL aspects. Parents are encouraged to come along and support their children.

Service and Sports Awards Hui - Friday  11th December

On Friday 11th December at 1.45 we will be having a Services and Sports Awards Hui where we will be presenting Road Patroller Certificates, Library certificates and other Service certificates as well as Sports Certificates in order to recognise tamariki who have participated in after school sport and coaches who have helped out with teams during the year.

End of Year Prizegiving Ceremony - Tuesday 15th December

We will have our end of Year Prizegiving Ceremony, which includes class awards, presentation of cups, Board and PTA awards, and farewell to leavers  on Tuesday 15th December at 9.15 a.m.

Parents are encouraged to come along for this final hui. After the hui parents are welcome to take their children home, as this will be the last day of term and school will officially close at 12.30 p.m.

2021 Term Dates

Thurs 28 Jan - Wed 3 Feb School Office open for enrolments  

Mon 1 Feb             Auckland Anniversary - Office closed

Wed 3 Feb             Teacher Only Day

Thurs 4 Feb            Term 1 starts 9.00

Mon 8 Feb             School closed - Waitangi Day observance

Tues 9 Feb             Kāhui Ako Teacher Only Day - School closed

Fri 2- Tues 6 Apr   Easter Break - School closed

Fri 16 Apr               Term 1 ends 3.00 p.m.

Mon 3 May            Term 2 starts 9.00

Mon 7 June            School closed - Queen's Birthday

Fri 9 July                 Term 2 ends 2.40 p.m.

Mon 26 July           Term 3 starts 9.00

Fri 1 Oct                  Term 3 ends 2.40 p.m.

Mon 18 Oct           Term 4 starts 9.00

Mon 25 Oct           School closed - Labour Day

Friday 17 Dec        Term 4 ends 12.30 p.m.

Student of the Week Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a New World/Anchor Student of the Week Certificate. These come with a tear off tab that the child can take in to New World to receive a free gift. Students of the Week from the last two weeks are:

Rm

Term 4 Week 5 - 13th November

Term 4 Week 6 - 20th November

1

Ricki-Ru Turia

Nikaia Quaife

2

Rheif Ogle

Vaughan-Alizae Tuakana

3/6

Arani Tekotia

Sophie-Grace Tereu

4/7

Avah-Marie Roberts

Sam Walker

8

Solomon Curreen

Suede Ratu

9

Quinn Lothian Narbey

Nathaniel Marsh

10

Deliyah Metu

Malikai Cadle

A big thank you to New World and Anchor for their ongoing sponsorship.

Positive Behaviour For Learning School Wide (PB4L SW) - Keeping It REAL

At Strathmore School positive behaviour management is implemented through our Keeping REAL expectation: Respect, Excellence, Attitude and Leadership.

For weeks 7 and 8 we are looking at Whakaute: Kia pai to korero: Respect: Walking the Talk

This is more than good manners this is about how our words affect others. Teasing and harassing others is only going to get others upset and angry. Is this what you really want? This term we as staff here will be looking hard at those who use language effectively and rewarding that. When there is a problem we ask lots of questions around what started it. Through collecting data we have found out that many times its teasing and harassment.

How you can help at home.

If you hear teasing or harassment tell your children to stop. Discuss how words affect others. The old rule of sticks and stones may hurt my bones but words will never hurt me is wrong. Words have the greatest effect on us, Lets work together to stop this.

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Teaching Kids to Say They are Sorry - And Mean It

Leading by example in your own life is vitally important, but there are several other ways we can teach our children how to empathise and accept roles in hurtful words or actions, even when they are unintentional.

  • Don't force your child to say sorry. It doesn't teach them empathy. Instead, focus on why an apology is needed.
  • Don't allow your child to think that "Sorry" is a free pass for misbehaviours. Kids who learn to apologise and get it over with aren't learning to accept responsibility for their behaviours. Actions do speak louder than words.
  • Teach your child to do an apologetic action when he or she is sorry. This can be a hug, an offer to share a toy, or another action appropriate response.
  • Be careful of the blame game, especially between siblings. You may have been witness to several disagreements between your children and cannot tell with certainty who is the responsible party for the behaviour, even though you may have your suspicions. Encourage them to take ownership for their individual contributions.
  • Ask them to put themselves in the other person's shoes, and ask questions about how they would feel. Encourage them to use words that reflect emotions - frustration, anger, sadness, uncertainty - as well as words that clearly state the reality. "I hit Sam with my block on the head because I was mad he took my doll. His head got hurt and he is angry and sad." This is a great opportunity to demonstrate empathy.

Apologies are never easy, no matter how old we get. It is most important, however, to teach our kids to do more than just say "Sorry" for their wrongs. They need to learn from us as we set examples, and they need to learn the actions that support the words.

If you require the services of our Social worker in Schools Frances Deane, please feel free to make contact by cell 0272919353 or email frances@tcoss.co.nz . I am open to talking with parents or guardians who may have any concerns or questions. I look forward to meeting you.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

There is a free Ear Clinic available to parents which is able to do the following -

1.    Glue ear assessment and management

2.    Wax/Foreign body removal

1.    Grommet checks

2.    Treatment for discharging ears

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

For an appointment please phone 07 885 0640  - The Receptionist, Outpatient Dept,

Tokoroa Hospital

 

Upcoming Dates

Mon 30 Nov          9.00 - 12.30 School Athletics

Tues 1 Dec             11.30 - 2.30 Road Patrollers Day out

Fri 4 Dec                 9.30 - 2.30 Inter-school Athletics - Strathmore Park

Mon 7 Dec             9.00 - 3.00 REAL Gold Trip

                                  9.30 - 2.30 Inter-school Athletics Postponement

Thurs 10 Dec         2.15 REAL Hui

Fri 11 Dec               1.45 Sport and Service Awards Hui

Tues 15 Dec           9.15 - 10.45 End of Year Prizegiving Ceremony

                                  12.30 Term 4 Ends

Panui Term 4/03

Panui

T4/03                                                                                                             12 November 2020

Kia ora, kia orana, talofa lava,

It has certainly been busy over the last two weeks with Gala and Camp preparation. We had a very successful Gala on Saturday, and our Senior Syndicate children went off to camp on Monday.

We welcome Madden Matthews-Hughes, New Entrant to Room 10.

Teacher Only Day and Day In Lieu

We have a second teacher only day planned for Friday 20th November. Teachers will use this day to prepare end of year reports for parents.

The Board have also approved a day in Lieu for our Gala Day. We will take this on Monday 23rd November.

No School Friday 20th November and Monday 23rd November

Senior Syndicate Camp - Wellington

Our Senior Syndicate children are at Camp Elsdon in Wellington. While they are in Wellington they are visiting Te Papa, Parliament, the National Library, and the Police Museum. Keep an eye on our Facebook page for photos and updates of what they have been up to.

We expect the buses to arrive back at 4.30 p.m. on Friday

Strathmore School Gala

A huge thank you to all of our parents/caregivers/grandparents/community members that helped out at Gala on Saturday. Your support enabled us to have a very successful Gala.

A big thank you to the businesses below that donated goods and services for the Gala.

Holsters Supply                                                       Repco Tokoroa

Unichem Tokoroa Pharmacy                                      McDonalds Family Restaurant

Heyden Farms                                                         Crusader Meats Bennydale

South Waikato District Pools                                     Subway

ABCD - Ceecee Ngata                                              Sizzling Bull Restaurant

Mystique Gift Shop                                                  Ironic

A & G Sinton Hauler and Tractor Logging                   Impact Photographics

Lunches in Schools 2021

The Government is currently introducing a free, healthy, daily school lunch in some schools for all students.

We are really excited to let you know that our school will be joining the free lunch programme from Term 1, 2021.

All parents want to provide their children with a lunch every day. But, as you will know, there are many reasons parents can struggle, often through no fault of their own. We know that some of you will have been particularly affected by the economic impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Offering a lunch for all our children who need it will go some way to helping families and whānau to support their children and tamariki. This is why we have decided to take part in this programme.

Lunches will cater for the diet, health and cultural needs of our students, and we will work with suppliers and the Ministry of Education to make sure they are healthy and nutritious. All suppliers will be required to meet New Zealand food safety standards.

The lunches will be available for all our students. While we know there are hungry children in every community, we do not always know who they are. Providing a lunch to every child means we do not need to single-out those who need it more than others. However, lunches are not compulsory, and you can continue to provide your child's own lunch if you wish.

Right now, we are working with the Ministry of Education on the best way to meet our school's needs. So far, we have have opted to join a group of schools with an approved supplier who will be appointed once the Ministry's open tender processes have been completed.

The programme will run until the end of 2021 and will be evaluated whilst it is running. This will include feedback from schools, students and suppliers about what the lunches are like, how they are delivered, and if they have an impact on students' learning and achievement. This information will help to decide whether to continue beyond 2021, and what an ongoing programme might look like.

You can find out more about the programme at: www.education.govt.nz/free-and-healthy-school-lunches. If you have any further questions, please contact our office, or the Ministry at school.lunches@education.govt.nz

Tokoroa Intermediate Enrolment Timeline 2020

Friday 13th November - Enrolment forms due in for classroom placement consideration

Wednesday 25th November - Orientation Day

Year 6 students bussed to Intermediate and have orientation for 2021 1.30 - 2.45 p.m.

Student of the Week Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a New World/Anchor Student of the Week Certificate. These come with a tear off tab that the child can take in to New World to receive a free gift. Students of the Week from the last two weeks are:

Rm

Term 4 Week 3 - 16th October

Term 4 Week 4 - 22nd October

1

Jessica Sefuiva

Preston Phillips

2

Jamie Ruck

Charlie Turia

3/6

Ariki-Nuia Pirihi

Psalms Dean

4/7

Blake Pomare

Remington Robson-Wira

8

Cody Follows

Teinakore Ford-Takiri

9

Jessica Wilson

Alizae Shepherd-Whare

10

Anastasia Jenkins

Hamiora Maruaao

A big thank you to New World and Anchor for their ongoing sponsorship.

 

Positive Behaviour For Learning School Wide (PB4L SW) - Keeping It REAL

At Strathmore School positive behaviour management is implemented through our Keeping REAL expectation: Respect, Excellence, Attitude and Leadership.

For weeks 5 and 6 we are looking at Whakaute: Waiho noa atu ngā taonga o tērā atu Respect: Leaving other's property alone

We all know what it is like when we have stuff moved, borrowed or taken. Here at school we want all children and staff to feel safe leaving their things in a classroom. Knowing that they will still be there when they come back.

Children at times draw on books or take someone's pens or pencils or take others belongs. This can be distressing and cause problems between children.

How can you help at home? If children come home with things you know are not theirs, ask where they got them and check it out. Often children will say oh my teacher gave it to me. When checked they find it was not given but taken.

Discuss with your child how it would feel if someone took their things or scribbled over their books. Teach them to respect others' belongs by showing how you look after others people's property.

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Caring for children and young people

Take care of our children

Take care of what they hear

Take care of what they see

Take care of what they feel

For how the children grow so will the shape of Aotearoa.

Dame Whina Cooper

If you require the services of our Social worker in Schools Frances Deane, please feel free to make contact by cell 0272919353 or email frances@tcoss.co.nz . I am open to talking with parents or guardians who may have any concerns or questions. I look forward to meeting you.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

There is a free Ear Clinic available to parents which is able to do the following -

1.    Glue ear assessment and management

2.    Wax/Foreign body removal

1.    Grommet checks

2.    Treatment for discharging ears

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

For an appointment please phone 07 885 0640  - The Receptionist, Outpatient Dept,

Tokoroa Hospital

Tokoroa Lions Christmas Market

Tokoroa Lions Christmas Market is being held at 9am on the 22nd November at the Events Centre, pop on down and get into the Christmas spirit.

 

Upcoming Dates

Mon 16 Nov          3.30 Board of Trustees Meeting in Staffroom

Fri 20 Nov               Teachers only Day - No school for students

Mon 23 Nov          Day in Lieu for Gala -  No school for students

Wed 25 Nov          1.30 - 2.45 Year 6 students at Tokoroa Intermediate Orientation Day

Panui Term 4/02

Panui

T4/02                                                                                                                          29 October 2020


Strathmore School Gala Day

 

BEST GALA IN TOWN

9am - 12pm

7th November 2020

 

Rides/Arcade

Food

Stalls

White Elephant

Raffles galore!!

Presale Island kai and Hangi tickets available at the office for $10 each.  First in first served.  These will be available for pick up on our gala day.  Look forward to seeing everyone there!!

Kia ora, kia orana, talofa lava,

We have Gala coming up on Saturday 7th of November and our  Senior Syndicate children are off to camp in Wellington from the 9th to the 13th of November.

We welcome back Ja'leo Vakatini (Y2 Room 4/7).

Parent Survey - Information for 2021 Charter

As the end of year approaches we are starting to look at our key focuses for 2021.

We are seeking feedback on how well we are catering for your children here at Strathmore and seeking parent views on areas for development over the next three years. It would be appreciated if you could complete the survey form sent home with your child today and return to school as soon as possible. Information collected is used when developing the school's strategic plan and 2021 Charter.

CAMP REMINDER

Kia ora Whanau,

Just a friendly reminder about payment of our camp koha ($50 per child). This is due at 6th November at the latest. See Mr Kendrick or Ms Tereu if you have any concerns.

Please check your children's hair for little critters and treat them BEFORE camp. 😊

There's not very long to go now. It's going to be an amazing time for our tamariki.

Ngā mihi - Ms Tereu

Tokoroa Intermediate Enrolment Timeline 2020

Friday 13th November - Enrolment forms due in for classroom placement consideration

Wednesday 25th November - Orientation Day

Year 6 students bussed to Intermediate and have orientation for 2021 1.30 - 2.45 p.m.

Strathmore School Gala

Gala is less than two weeks away! (Saturday 7 November 2020).  This week and next week we are still collecting the following:

               White elephant stall (2nd hand things no longer wanted)

               Grocery items (things for the pantry - canned food, pasta etc.)

               Ingredients for the sugar shack (sugar, flour, butter - unfrozen as we will freeze this, eggs - closer to the time would be fantastic, vanilla essence etc.)

We will continue to collect this right up until gala.

Things to think about ....

Next week is PLASTICS week.  We will begin collecting

               Plastic knives, forks, spoons, small plates, big plates, serviettes

               Tomato Sauce

Hangi and Island kai

From this week, we will begin to collect kai for the Hangi and Island Kai.  These will include pumpkin, potatoes, kumara, cabbage, and onions.

Hangi and Island Kai tickets are selling at the office for $10 each.

Sugar Shack

If you are able to bake a cake for the sugar shack please bring it in to the school office on Friday next week.

Strathmore Gala is a huge fundraiser where we are able to purchase much needed resources that all our tamariki will benefit from.  On behalf of the Strathmore children and staff we would like to thank you for all your support.

Ngā mihi, -Nicole Andrews - Gala coordinator

Teacher Only Days and Day In Lieu

We have a second Teacher only day planned forFriday 20th November. Teachers will use this day to prepare end of year reports for parents.

The Board have also approved a day in Lieu for our Gala Day. We will take this on Monday 23rd November.

No School Friday 20th November and Monday 23rd November

Student of the Week Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a New World/Anchor Student of the Week Certificate. These come with a tear off tab that the child can take in to New World to receive a free gift. Students of the Week from the last week of term 3 are:

Rm

Term 4 Week 1 - 16th October

Term 4 Week 2 - 22nd October

1

Larz Trickey

Phelix Puru

2

Tamihana Kingi

Rongomai Pirihi

3/6

Waimarino Peri

Iziah Gilder

4/7

Jayden Siulepa

Serenity Kahaki

8

Tawhiri-Matea Manuel

Mark Wisniewski

9

Pakira Riri

Tarai Ford-Takiri

10

Hamiora Maruaao

Paerau Morris

A big thank you to New World and Anchor for their ongoing sponsorship.

 

Positive Behaviour For Learning School Wide (PB4L SW) - Keeping It REAL

At Strathmore School positive behaviour management is implemented through our Keeping REAL expectation: Respect, Excellence, Attitude and Leadership.

For weeks 3 and 4 we are looking at Whakaute/Hiranga: Whakaaea ētahi atu ki te ako

Respect/Excellence: Allowing others to learn

This falls under respect and Excellence in that we want children to allow others to learn by not interrupting them, supporting them with their learning and getting on with their own mahi. We encourage children to listen on the mat rather than distracting others and to move away from anyone who is stopping them from working.

How you can help at home

Remind your child that when you are trying to get something done, not to interrupt you and you'll help them when you are finished. Explain to them how you need to concentrate on the task at hand just like they do when they are learning something at school.

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Kia ora Koutou Katoa here is the last part to bullying.

What can I do if my child bullies others?

If you discover that your child is bullying other children, stay calm.

Try to find out how and why they have been behaving in this way. Explain to your child that bullying is wrong and try to get your child to understand what its like for their victim. Ask how they would feel if someone was bullying them. Talk about what they think might help them to stop bullying and show them how to join in with other children without bullying them. Praise them when they play co-operatively with other children without resorting to bullying. In some cases, parents can help by controlling their own behaviour and by making it clear that bullying is unacceptable. If you feel it's appropriate, you may like to consider an anger management programme for yourself and your child.

Tell your children that they should never join in when someone else is being bullied and that they should always try to help another child being bullied, for example by reporting it. Tell them that doing nothing to stop bullying means that they are saying it's okay.

If you require the services of our Social worker in Schools Frances Deane, please feel free to make contact by cell 0272919353 or email frances@tcoss.co.nz . I am open to talking with parents or guardians who may have any concerns or questions. I look forward to meeting you.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

There is a free Ear Clinic available to parents which is able to do the following -

1.    Glue ear assessment and management

2.    Wax/Foreign body removal

1.    Grommet checks

2.    Treatment for discharging ears

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

For an appointment please phone 07 885 0640  - The Receptionist, Outpatient Dept,

Tokoroa Hospital

Upcoming Dates

Tues 3 Nov             9.15 - 10-.30 2021 Road Patroller Theory Training

Sat 7 Nov                9.00- 12.00 Strathmore School Gala

Mon 9-Fri 13 Nov Senior Syndicate Camp - Wellington

Mon 9 Nov             3.30 Board of Trustees Meeting in Staffroom



 

 

 

 


 



Panui Term 4/01

                                 Panui

T4/01                                                                                                             14 October 2020


 


Strathmore School Gala Day

 

BEST GALA IN TOWN

9am - 12pm

7th November 2020

 

Rides/Arcade

Food

Stalls

White Elephant

Raffles galore!!

Presale Island kai and Hangi tickets available at the office for $10 each.  First in first served.  These will be available for pick up on our gala day.  Look forward to seeing everyone there!!

 

Kia ora, kia orana, talofa lava, fakaalofa lahi atu,

Welcome Back to Term 4.

We have Gala coming up on Saturday 7th of November and our  Senior Syndicate children are off to camp in Wellington from the 9th to the 13th of November. We have two teacher only days this term and will be taking a day in lieu for gala. School will be closed to students on these days. See below for more details.

We welcome Lily-Rose Sullivan-Littlewood (Year 2 Rm 3) and Mei Rakich (Year 5 Rm 2).

Teacher Only Days and Day In Lieu

The Board of Trustees have approved two Teacher Only Days for this term. The first of these on Friday 23rd October to fit in with Labour weekend. Teachers will be reviewing our three year curriculum plan to ensure it is relevant to the learning of our tamariki.

The second will be on Friday 20th November. Teachers will use this day to prepare end of year reports for parents.

They have also approved a day in Lieu for our Gala Day. We will take thi on Monday 23rd November.

No School Friday 23rd October, Friday 20th November and Monday 23rd November

Pink Shirt Day - Friday 16th October

It's Pink Shirt Day  - Speak up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying  - this Friday. Send your tamariki to school rocking Pinkalicious outfits and bring a gold coin donation to support Mental Health NZ.

Strathmore School Gala

Kia ora whanau,

Gala is in less than a month and we need your help!

Do you have any household goods or clothing in good condition, for our White Elephant stall? 

Well, bring them in, we'll gladly take them off your hands!

We need pantry items for our Sugar Shack, can you help us and koha some of these ingredients?

-         Flour                        - Sugar

-         Butter                      - Cocoa

-         Baking powder

Our quickfire raffles are always popular; you could help us by donating any canned goods or kai within their use by dates.  

Any items donated are received with thanks; because a little will go a long way to raising money for our tamariki.

Nga mihi - Miss Andrews, Gala coordinator

School Lunches

Due to a price Increase by Subway, school six inch subs will now be $6 each starting next week. Below are the options available so please make sure your child(ren) know what they want before they place their order.

BREAD TYPE

MEAT

FILLINGS

White

Wheat

Wrap

Ham

Roast Beef

Chicken

Cheese

Lettuce

Cucumber

Tomato

Carrot

Capsicum

Mayonnaise

                         

Level 1 at Strathmore School - Reminder

There are no restrictions on personal movement at Alert Level 1 - all children and staff should be at school.

If a child or staff member is sick, they should stay home. If they have cold or flu symptoms they should call their doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested. If recommended to get tested, they should do so.

We continue to support contact tracing through the display of our QR Code posters and would ask that parents use the tracer app or sign in  through the visitor register when coming on school grounds.

We continue to expect children to keep up good hygiene habits by using hand sanitiser when coming and going from class, coughing or sneezing into their elbows, and ask that you keep them home if they are sick.

Please remember to send your child to school with a drink bottle as we are discouraging the use of drinking fountains.

 For those of you who might be finding things more difficult than usual, a reminder that there is a large range of support available for businesses and the community. We encourage you to go to the covid19.govt.nz for more information, or get in touch and we will help you to find the information and support you need.

Ngā mihi - Murray Kendrick - PRINCIPAL

Parent Survey - Health Curriculum - Reminder

A hardcopy of the survey seeking parent opinion on the teaching of Relationships and Sexuality Education, was sent home last term. It would be appreciated if you could complete and return to school if you have not already done so. If you require another hardcopy ring Donna in the office and she will send one home with your child. An information sheet was sent out with our last newsletter.

Student of the Week Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a New World/Anchor Student of the Week Certificate. These come with a tear off tab that the child can take in to New World to receive a free gift. Students of the Week from the last week of term 3 are:

Rm

Term 3 Week 10 - 25th Sept

1

Kaylee-Jade Mokaraka-Vakatini

2

Lehua Kalua'u

3/6

Troyden Brown

4/7

Logan Campbell

8

Tekii Haitana

9

Tiare Hensleigh-Patena

10

Deliyah Metu

A big thank you to New World and Anchor for their ongoing sponsorship.

Positive Behaviour For Learning School Wide (PB4L SW) - Keeping It REAL

At Strathmore School positive behaviour management is implemented through our Keeping REAL expectation: Respect, Excellence, Attitude and Leadership.

For weeks 1 and 2 we are looking at Waiaro: He akonga pai - Attitude: Being a Positive Learner

We all know that learning new things can be difficult but if we have a positive attitude to the learning we will get there. Instead of saying I can't, try saying I may not be able to do this now but I will keep trying.

How can you help at home.

Ask about what new learning they are learning, how they feel about it and ask what we as parents/family can do to support you. When we all work together it makes the load lighter.

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Kia ora Koutou Katoa, I hope everyone enjoyed their school holiday break. The previous newsletters I spoke around what is Bullying and recognising a victim. Here is the next part in what you can do for your child.

What can I do if my child is being bullied?

If your child is being bullied, listen to what they are saying and be supportive. It is important to make it clear it isn't their fault. Ask your child how they have been dealing with the bullying, talk about what else can be done and what action you can both take to solve the problem. Reassure them you will consult them before taking action.

Remember that this is very hard for a victim to do something to stop the problem. Other people must make this happen for them.

Discuss the bullying with other parents, or support groups, who may be able to suggest ways they can help their own children. Raise the issue with your child's school and ask them what they will do to stop the bullying. You could help your child develop a plan to deal with bullying, including how to get help.

Children should first try ignoring the bullying, telling the bully to stop, and walking away whenever the bullying starts. Encourage your child to tell an adult they can trust. Explain to them that this isn't telling tales. They have the right to be safe.

There are a number of ways that you can encourage confidence in your child. You could try more pairing them with more robust child for protection and as a role model, or have your child learn self-defence skills.  Encourage them to spend time with their friends and provide them with opportunities for making new friends - bullies hardly ever pick on people if they are with others in a group.

If your child is different in some way, help them to be proud of it. A confident child is less likely to be bullied and will also be better able to deal with any bullying when it occurs.

If you require the services of our Social worker in Schools Frances Deane, please feel free to make contact by cell 0272919353 or email frances@tcoss.co.nz . I am open to talking with parents or guardians who may have any concerns or questions. I look forward to meeting you.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

There is a free Ear Clinic available to parents which is able to do the following -

1.    Glue ear assessment and management

2.    Wax/Foreign body removal

1.    Grommet checks

2.    Treatment for discharging ears

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

For an appointment please phone 07 885 0640  - The Receptionist, Outpatient Dept,

Tokoroa Hospital

Upcoming Dates

Fri 16 Oct               Pink Shirt Day - Gold Coin collection

Fri 23 Oct               Teacher Only Day - NO SCHOOL FOR CHILDREN

Mon 26 Oct           Labour Day - School Closed

Tues 3 Nov             9.15 - 10-.30 2021 Road Patroller Theory Training

Sat 7 Nov                9.00- 12.00 Strathmore School Gala

Mon 9 Nov             3.30 Board of Trustees Meeting in Staffroom

Panui Term 3/05

Panui

T3/05                                                                                                             22 September 2020

Kia ora, kia orana, talofa lava,mālō e lelei,

This is a short newsletter to give you some reminders and updates for events this week now that we are back at Covid19 Level 1.

Level 1 at Strathmore School

At Alert Level 1 the virus is contained in New Zealand but not overseas. We need to have systems and practices in place in case COVID-19 reappears in our community.

There are no restrictions on personal movement at Alert Level 1 - all children and staff should be at school.

The only people who will need to stay away are:

·        those required to self-isolate

·        individuals who health authorities have asked to stay away while waiting for a test result (most people will be able to go back to school/work while waiting for a result)

·        children, students and staff who are unwell.

Testing remains a crucial component in preventing an outbreak.

If a child or staff member is sick, they should stay home. If they have cold or flu symptoms they should call their doctor or Healthline on 0800 358 5453 for advice about getting tested. If recommended to get tested, they should do so.

We continue to support contact tracing through the display of our QR Code posters and would ask that parents use the tracer app or sign in  through the visitor register when coming on school grounds.

There are no restrictions on numbers at gatherings.

We continue to expect children to keep up good hygiene habits by using hand sanitiser when coming and going from class, coughing or sneezing into their elbows, and ask that you keep them home if they are sick.

Please remember to send your child to school with a drink bottle as we are discouraging the use of drinking fountains.

 For those of you who might be finding things more difficult than usual, a reminder that there is a large range of support available for businesses and the community. We encourage you to go to the covid19.govt.nz for more information, or get in touch and we will help you to find the information and support you need.

Ngā mihi - Murray Kendrick - PRINCIPAL

Parent Survey - Health Curriculum

A hard copy of the survey seeking parent opinion on the teaching of Relationships and Sexuality Education, especially whether or not we teach Sexuality Education at Strathmore School is being sent home with eldest children today. It would be appreciated if you could complete and return to school. An information sheet was sent out with our last newsletter and is included with this newsletter by e-mail.

School Cross Country- Wednesday 23th September

We plan to run the school cross-country on Wednesday starting at 9.10 a.m. depending on suitable weather. If we have to put it it off we may be able to run it on Friday. Parents are encouraged to come along and support their children but we would ask that you either use the tracer app QR code or sign in when you come on school grounds.

We will start with our 5 year olds and work through the age groups.

REAL Hui - Friday 25th September

We will have our REAL Hui in the hall to present certificates to children who have 30 tokens in one of our values and T shirts to children who have 30 or more tokens in each of our values on the last day of Term, 25th September starting at 2.10 p.m. We would welcome parents to come along and celebrate the successes of our tamariki but again ask that the sign in through the Covid QR code or at the office.

Strathmore School Gala

With Gala being Postponed until the 7th of November we are not seeking donations of items for our food stalls or baked items until next term. We will continue to take donations for the White Elephant stall.

Many thanks - Nicole Andrews - Gala Organiser

Strathmore Reading League

Our Reading League competition concluded two weeks ago. Each team selected a Most Valuable Player who were able to choose a book to keep. 

Reading League MVPs were:

TEAM MVPs

Week 7

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Tiah-Jade Gillett

Ngauruhoe Papali'i

Persyus Thompson

Ruapehu Katoa

Kea Jenkins

Ruapehu Ogden

Blake Taylor

Taranaki Blair

Mana-Graham Whareaitu

Taranaki Nikorima

Leigh-Rangi Kamire

Tongariro Harris

Jessica Sefuiva

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Holly-Belle Hewson

The winning team for our competition was Tongariro Harris, coached by Jonas Bucher with each team member receiving a free book.

Student of the Week Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a  Student of the Week Certificate. The children receiving these awards get a small gift from the school.  Students of the Week from the first two weeks of Term 3 are

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Term 3 Week 8 - 11th Sept

Term 3 Week 9 - 18th Sept

1

Seoul Vano

Stepharn Tekotia

2

Tairi Ford-Takiri

Kingston Phillips

3/6

Ruby Teadaway-Hale

Karnell Lothian-Narbey

4/7

Avah-Marie Roberts

Jayven-Lee Marsh

8

Sariah Baker

Daeson Epiha

9

Quinn Lothian-Narbey

Evie LIddle

10

Devon Wirihana

Ce'Mayle Cochrane Henry

Positive Behaviour For Learning School Wide (PB4L SW) - Keeping It REAL

At Strathmore School positive behaviour management is implemented through our Keeping REAL expectation: Respect, Excellence, Attitude and Leadership.

We celebrate those children who have kept it REAL at our special assembly this Friday - see above for details.

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

If you require the services of our Social worker in Schools Frances Deane, please feel free to make contact by cell 0272919353 or email frances@tcoss.co.nz. I am open to talking with parents or guardians who may have any concerns or questions. I look forward to meeting you.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

There is a free Ear Clinic available to parents which is able to do the following -

1.    Glue ear assessment and management

2.    Wax/Foreign body removal

1.    Grommet checks

2.    Treatment for discharging ears

Clinic Dates:    

Wednesday 30 September

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

For an appointment please phone 07 885 0640  - The Receptionist, Outpatient Dept,

Tokoroa Hospital

Upcoming Dates

23 Sept 9.10 School Cross-Country

25 Sept   2.10 REAL Hui

                 2.40 Term 3 Ends

12 Oct    9.00 Term 4 starts

                 3.30 Board of Trustees Meeting - Staffroom

Panui Term 3/04

Panui

T3/04                                                                                                             09 September 2020

Mālō e lelei, Kia ora, kia orana, talofa lava,

A reminder that our Gala will now be held on Saturday 7th November.

We welcome Shayde Tuapawa (Y3 Room 4/7), Riley (Y6 Room 2) and Journey (Y4 Room 8) Pearce, and New Entrants Lila Knight, Anastasia Jenkins, Gevahn Ah-Ling, Deshana Timothy, Anuanua Putai, Maddy Smith and Aaiah-Jayde Hewett all in Room 10 to Strathmore School. We welcome back Tamihana Kingi (Y6 Room 2).

Parent Survey - Health Curriculum

Enclosed with this newsletter is a survey and information sheet seeking parent opinion on the teaching of Relationships and Sexuality Education, especially whether or not we teach Sexuality education at Strathmore School. It would be appreciated if you could complete and return to school.

Reminder: Continuation of Level 2 at Strathmore School

Kia ora koutou

Following the announcement last week from the Prime Minister that we will remain at Alert Level 2 until at least the 16th of September some reminders.

While everyone is onsite at Alert Level 2, we must adhere to key health measures including:

·        Parent drop off at the gate. If you must come on school grounds you need to sign in through the office.

·        Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette

·        Staying away if sick

·        Keeping the appropriate physical distance from others

·        Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily

·        Displaying QR code posters at our entrances and encouraging all of our community to download the NZ COVID Tracer App and use it if they come onsite

·        Keeping a visitor register for anyone who cannot use the app and for other visitors who come onsite for a period of time.

We know all these things will help to keep our community as safe as possible. Because of these measures, your child does not need to wear a face covering while at school. We will of course support them should they choose to do so.

Please remember to send your child to school with a drink bottle as we are discouraging the use of drinking fountains.

 For those of you who might be finding things more difficult than usual, a reminder that there is a large range of support available for businesses and the community. We encourage you to go to the covid19.govt.nz for more information, or get in touch and we will help you to find the information and support you need.

 Ngā mihi - Murray Kendrick - PRINCIPAL

Pick up and Drop off of Children

Please do not use the staff car park to pick up or drop off children. It is not a safe area for children to be and we do not want any accidents.

When you drop off or pick up on the roadside have your children exit or enter your vehicle by the curb side door.

If you are parked on the opposite side from the school, make sure they use the crossing to come in to school.

Please do not call your children across the road when picking them up.  Have them use the crossing and then come to you.

School Cross Country

We still hope to have our Cross Country but will wait to see if we will be at Level 1 before the end of term. If not we will run the cross country in the last week, but parents will not be able to attend.

Senior Syndicate Speech Finals

Senior Syndicate Speech finals were held in the hall with Keenan Ngapo judging them on Thursday last week. Results were:   

Year 4                                                                        Year 5

1st place - Elle-Ay Charlie                                     1st - Paul Ruck

2nd Teinakore Ford-Takiri, Ngawini Takao       2nd - Aroha-Lassan Ngata

3rd Katana John                                                       3rd - Blake Taylor

Year 6

1st - Kingston Phillips

2nd - Stepharn Tekotia

3rd - Holly-Belle Hewson and Nikaia Quaife

Congratulations to our placegetters and to all who spoke so well in the competition. Videos of our speakers can be viewed on our Facebook page.

REAL Hui

We had hoped to have a REAL hui to present certificates and T-Shirts this Friday, but due to Covid -19 restrictions will now have our REAL Hui on the last day of Term - 25th September at 2.10 p.m. Provided we are at Level 1 we would welcome parents to come along and celebrate the successes of our tamariki.

Strathmore School Gala

With Gala being Postponed until the 7th of November we are not seeking donations of items for our food stalls or baked items until next term. We will continue to take donations for the White Elephant stall.

Many thanks - Nicole Andrews - Gala Organsier

Camp Notice

Kia ora Whanau,

Your child will be bring important camp notices home this week. Included are key dates, equipment lists and a consent form.

Please fill in and sign the consent form for each individual child. Return to your child's classroom teacher by 21st Sept 2020.

Nga mihi - Ms Noa Tereu - Deputy Principal

Strathmore Reading League

Our Reading League competition concludes this week with Round 7 ending this Friday. Each team selected a Most Valuable Player who were able to choose a book to keep.  The team winning the competition will all receive a free book.

Reading League MVPs were:

TEAM MVPs

Week 5

Week 6

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Anahera Ruawhare

Karnell-Lothian-Narbey

Ngauruhoe Papali'i

Blake Pomare

Jamie Ruck

Ruapehu Katoa

Samara Wharekawa-Tangimama

Ioane-Dean Henderson-Turia

Ruapehu Ogden

Kingston Phillips

Ruby Treadaway-Hale

Taranaki Blair

Essence Kamire

Breaze Whare

Taranaki Nikorima

Ricki-Ru Turia

Lyrik-lee Whare

Tongariro Harris

Ocèane Joshua

Seoul Vano

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Letecia Drower

Ellah-Nee Craig

Student of the Week Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a  Student of the Week Certificate. The children receiving these awards get a small gift from the school.  Students of the Week from the first two weeks of Term 3 are

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Term 3 Wk 6 - 28th Aug

Term 3 Week 7 4th September

1

Rodney Crichton

Elle-Ay Charlie

2

Aroha-Lassan Ngata

Holly-Belle Hewson

3/6

Sophie Grace Tereu

Lydia Baker

4/7

Remington Robson-Wira

Tiah-Jade Gillett

8

Samara Wharekawa-Tangimama

Danika Jenkins

9

Jessica Wilson

Lyric-lee Whare

10

Paerau Morris

Hamiora Maruaao

Positive Behaviour For Learning School Wide (PB4L SW) - Keeping It REAL

At Strathmore School positive behaviour management is implemented through our Keeping REAL expectation: Respect, Excellence, Attitude and Leadership.

For week 9 and 10 we are looking at Waiaro - Attitude: Te whakaae i nga tukunga iho Accepting consequences for our behaviour

Our focus is on the following.

Accidents happen all the time but it's how we handle ourselves that can sometimes make the difference. When we break a window its important that we stick around and clean up the mess so others aren't hurt. It doesn't help anyone when we run away and blame others. Just as we know to own up its also important that we fix it as much as we can.

How can you help at home?

Discuss how we all have consequences for our actions. If you speed and get caught you get a fine. Adults have to face consequences as well as children.

 

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Kia ora koutou katoa, last fortnight I spoke about what is bullying this week I would like to focus on recognising a victim of Bullying.

Recognising a Victim

As children get older, they are less likely to report bullying. If you are concerned that bullying may be happening to your child here are signs you can look for.

               Reluctance to go to school alone or in a usual way

               Claims of being unwell

               Aggressive, disobedient behaviour

               Unhappy, but not wanting to talk about it

               Damage property or belongings not returning home for school

               Requests for extra money or food                  Physical signs-bruises etc

               Difficulty sleeping                                                 Bed-wetting, nightmares

               School performance drops                                Loss of confidence

               Eating habits change                                           Threats of suicide

Children need to be protected and given confidence to stand up to bullies BUT also need to cope while the issue is being dealt with.  They can try to-stay with other children whenever possible, say no and/or walk away from the bully, or tell someone who can help. Keep an eye out for next fortnight for more information around bullying.

If you require the services of our Social worker in Schools Frances Deane. Please feel free to make contact by cell 0272919353 or email frances@tcoss.co.nz. I am open to talking with parents or guardians who may have any concerns or questions. I look forward to meeting you.

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

There is a free Ear Clinic available to parents which is able to do the following -

1.    Glue ear assessment and management

2.    Wax/Foreign body removal

1.    Grommet checks

2.    Treatment for discharging ears

Clinic Dates:    

Wednesday 16 September, Wednesday 30 September

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

For an appointment please phone 07 885 0640  - The Receptionist, Outpatient Dept,

Tokoroa Hospital

Upcoming Dates

COMMUNITY NOTICES

25 Sept   2.10 REAL Hui

                 2.40 Term 3 Ends

12 Oct    9.00 Term 4 starts

                 3.30 Board of Trustees Meeting - Staffroom

 

Panui Term 3/03

Kia ora, kia orana, talofa lava,

We will postpone the gala until the 7th of November by which time we will have a clearer picture of what is happening with Covid-19 and whether or not we will be able to run it. As we remain at Level 2 until at least 6th September see below for changes to events and the requirements we are operating under here at school.

Continuation of Level 2 at Strathmore School

Kia ora koutou

Following the announcement from the Prime Minister we will remain at Alert Level 2.

Just a reminder that while everyone is onsite at Alert Level 2, we must adhere to key health measures including:

·        Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette

·        Staying away if sick

·        Keeping the appropriate physical distance from others

·        Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily

·        Displaying QR code posters at our entrances and encouraging all of our community to download the NZ COVID Tracer App and use it if they come onsite

·        Keeping a visitor register for anyone who cannot use the app and for other visitors who come onsite for a period of time.

We know all these things will help to keep our community as safe as possible. Because of these measures, your child does not need to wear a face covering while at school. We will of course support them should they choose to do so.

Please remember to send your child to school with a drink bottle as we are discouraging the use of drinking fountains.

 For those of you who might be finding things more difficult than usual, a reminder that there is a large range of support available for businesses and the community. We encourage you to go to the covid19.govt.nz for more information, or get in touch and we will help you to find the information and support you need.

 Ngā mihi - Murray Kendrick - PRINCIPAL

School Cross Country and Interschool  Cross Country

Due to the country remaining at Alert level 2 until the 6th of September the Inter-school Cross Country has been cancelled.

We are postponing our Cross Country at this stage until later in September when we are at Level 1.

Senior Syndicate Speech Finals

Kia orana,

Rooms 1, 2 and 8 have speech finals next week. In ordinary times parents/whanau would be able to attend this event. Sadly, we are in Alert Level 2 which requires us to protect our school bubble by restricting the people onsite to staff and children only.

To enable whanau to watch the speeches, we will upload a video of each finalist's speech onto our school FB page.

We appreciate your understanding. All these measures are in place to keep our tamariki and community safe.

Meitaki atupaka - Noa Tereu

REAL Hui

We had hoped to have a REAL hui to present certificates and T-Shirts this Friday, but due to Covid -19 restrictions will now have our REAL Hui on Friday 11th September at 2.10 p.m. Provided we are at Level 1 we would welcome parents to come along and celebrate the successes of our tamariki.

Strathmore School Gala

With Gala being Postponed until the 7th of November we are not seeking donations of items for our food stalls or baked items until next term. We will continue to take donations for the White Elephant stall.

Many thanks - Nicole Andrews - Gala Organsier

Camp Parents

Camp application forms need to returned to Ms Tereu before Friday this week. Police vetting forms must be signed in front of Mr Kendrick with two forms of ID, (one must be photo ID) before the end of this week.

If you attended camp last year your police vetting carries over until this year. Ms Tereu will still need your camp applications returned by the end of the week.

Camp cannot happen without whanau helpers so please get these in.

Nga mihi - Ms Noa Tereu - Deputy Principal

Strathmore Reading League

Our Reading League competition continues with Round 5 ending this Friday. Each team selected a Most Valuable Player were able to choose a book to keep.

Reading League MVPs were:

TEAM MVPs

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Zico Erisco

Ioteva Bennion-Carlson

Abel James Wirihana

Ngauruhoe Papali'i

Kaylee-Jade Mokaraka-Vakatini

Devon Wirihana

Paul Ruck

Ruapehu Katoa

Michaela Tipene

Samara Wharekawa-Tangimama

Mattran Wharekawa-Tangimama

Ruapehu Ogden

Alex Henderson

Katana John

Troyden Brown

Taranaki Blair

Locklyn Follows-Dennis

Tairi Ford-Takiri

Charlie Turia

Taranaki Nikorima

Tarai Ford-Takiri

Mamor Ford-Takiri

Caroline Schuster

Tongariro Harris

Daeson Epiha

Rheif Ogle

Ihapera Takao

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Natalie Sefuiva

Solomon Curreen

Ce'Mayle Cochrane-Henry

Provided we are at Level 1 parents are most welcome to come along to read to children during the league meetings on Friday mornings from 9.00 - 9.20 and to attend the Friday assemblies from 2.10 to 2.25 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.

Student of the Week Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a  Student of the Week Certificate. The children receiving these awards get a small gift from the school.  Students of the Week from the first two weeks of Term 3 are

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Term 3 Wk 3 - 7th Aug

Term 3 Week 4 14th Aug

Term 3 Week 5  21st Aug

1

 Katana John

Mamor-Ford-Takiri

Essence Kamire

2

Blake Taylor

Mapuna Epiha

Tia Kamire

3

Nano Mitchell

Vadim Ormsby

Aries Ward-Ratai

4

Zico Erisco

Shade Tuapawa

Ihapera Takao

8

Solina Bennion-Carlson

Tawhiri-Matea Manuel

Josh Tangiora

9

Amohia Wallace

Alizae Shepherd-Whare

Liam Stowers

10

Tiah-Jae Jenkins

Deliyah Metu

Lila Knight

Positive Behaviour For Learning School Wide (PB4L SW) - Keeping It REAL

At Strathmore School positive behaviour management is implemented through our Keeping REAL expectation: Respect, Excellence, Attitude and Leadership.

For week 7 and 8 we are looking at Hiranga - Excellence, Te mahi i ngā mea tika i ngā wā katoa - Doing the right thing all the time.

Our focus is on the following.

Focus on the speaker and listen. Follow instructions, keep on task. Be courteous to others in your speech and manner. Respect the rights of other people and your environment. You are responsible for your behaviour, actions and belongings.

How can you help at home? Be the role model and show your child/children how to respect other people's ideas, beliefs and environment. At this time of high stress its important that we all show kindness to each other. Listen to your children, talk with them about how we all need to be doing the right thing.

Support your children to be responsible for their behaviour, actions and belongings. We have a number of children that forget to bring their reading folders back to school each day, or they lose their jackets, shoes etc. If they are encouraged to look after their own belongings it will be easier and quicker to get ready in the morning.

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Kia ora everyone my focus this term is bullying-hopefully there will be some helpful pointers for parents and children to use should they be a victim of bullying.

What is Bullying?

Bullying takes place in many forms - it can be PHYSICAL-like pinching, kicking, and hurting someone. Physical bullying can also include picking on someone with an intention to destroy or steal property. Bullying can be MENTAL- like completely ignoring and excluding someone it can be VERBAL-like name calling.

Bullies generally fall into one of three categories.

1.      Confident bullies- who are physically strong, enjoy aggression, who feel secure and are of average popularity.

2.      Anxious bullies- who are weak academically, have poor concentration and are less popular and less secure.

3.      Bully/victims-who are bullies in some situations are bullied in others.

Bully/victims are very unpopular. The effects of bullying are felt most deeply by the person who is being bullied. However the effects can be far reaching, it can be compared to a stone that is dropped in a quite pond, the stones greatest impact is most apparent where it is dropped but, like a stone, bullying creates a ripple effect and as it spreads outwards the ripple touches other groups and individuals.

If you require the services of our Social worker in Schools Frances Deane, Please feel free to make contact by cell 0272919353 or email frances@tcoss.co.nz . I am open to talking with parents or guardians who may have any concerns or questions. I look forward to meeting you.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

There is a free Ear Clinic available to parents which is able to do the following -

1.    Glue ear assessment and management

2.    Wax/Foreign body removal

1.    Grommet checks

2.    Treatment for discharging ears

Clinic Dates:    

Wednesday 2 September, Wednesday 16 September, Wednesday 30 September

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

For an appointment please phone 07 885 0640  - The Receptionist, Outpatient Dept,

Tokoroa Hospital

Upcoming Dates

Thurs 3 Sept          Speech finals (will be videoed for parents)

Mon 7 Sept            3.30 BOT Meeting

Panui Term 3/02

                                 Panui

T3/02                                                                                                                          06 August 2020

 

Strathmore School Gala Day

 

BEST GALA IN TOWN

9am - 12pm

12th September

 

Rides/Arcade

Food

Stalls

White Elephant

Raffles galore!!

Presale Island kai and Hangi tickets available at the office soon for $10 each.  First in first served.  These will be available for pick up on our gala day.  Look forward to seeing everyone there!!

 

Kia orana kotou katoatoa,

We are having a great Epetoma ō te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani - Cook Islands Māori Language Week, with morning hui to learn Te reo Māori Kūki Āirani and something about the Cook Islands. We were fortunate to have Forest View High School's Porinetia Faatasi come and perform to our tamariki Wednesday.

We are gearing up for our gala to be held on Saturday 12th September, - see the separate note below.

School Photographs

Class, individual and sibling photographs will take place on Wednesday 12th August.

Photograph order forms have been sent home and need to be returned by Monday 10th August. We will have netball, soccer and basketball team photos on the day too.

School Cross Country

We will be holding our school cross country competition on Tuesday 18th August (postponement Thursday 20th August) from 11.00 through to 12.30 Tamariki will run in age groups starting from our 5 year olds and working through to our 11 year olds. Parents are encouraged to come along and cheer their child on.

Strathmore School Gala

Kia ora whanau, thank you to those whanau who have already donated goods for our White Elephant stall and for our raffles. 

Also, a big thank you to those whanau who have offered their time on Gala day. 

We still have items that we need your help with providing.  These items are for our food stalls and quick fire raffles. For our stalls we need:                                                                                            

                 White sugar                                             White flour

                 Cooking spray                                        Cans of whipped cream

                  Forks                                                        Serviettes

For our quick fire raffles we need non-perishable canned or packet goods which are not over their use by date.

Any donations of these items or baking goods would be greatly appreciated!

Don't forget; Our Gala is on the 12th September. 

Nga mihi - Miss Andrews, Gala coordinator

Strathmore Reading League

Our Reading League competition is under way with Round 2 ending this Friday.

Each team selected a Most Valuable Player were able to choose a book to keep. Reading League MVPs were:

TEAM MVPs

Week 1

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Tiana Erisco

Ngauruhoe Papali'i

Quinn Lothian-Narbey

Ruapehu Katoa

Larz Trickey

Ruapehu Ogden

Stepharn Tekotia

Taranaki Blair

Teinakore Ford-Takiri

Taranaki Nikorima

Cody Follows

Tongariro Harris

Manaia Renata

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Mapuna Epiha

Parents are most welcome to come along to read to children during the league meetings on Friday mornings from 9.00 - 9.20 and to attend the Friday assemblies from 2.10 to 2.25 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.

Student of the Week Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a  Student of the Week Certificate. The children receiving these awards get a small gift from the school.  Students of the Week from the first two weeks of Term 3 are

Rm

Term 3 Wk 1 - 24th July

Term 3 Week 2 - 31st July

1

Preston Phillips

Khaydan Rikiau

2

Jamie Ruck

Vaughan Tuakana

3

Cheyenne Manuel

Alice Riri

4

Leigh-Rangi Kamire

Jayven-Lee Marsh

8

Mark Wisniewski

Memphis Phillips

9

Jozelle Paul

Pakira Riri

10

Deliyah Metu

Michaela Tipene

Craft Group

Did you know that we have a craft group here at school for adults?

We meet the first Wednesday of each month in the staffroom from 6pm to 8 pm. If this falls in the holidays we try to move it to the first week back. We all have different things we do from quilting to felt work and crocheting. If you are interested in coming along contact Viv Templeton.

Positive Behaviour For Learning School Wide (PB4L SW) - Keeping It REAL

At Strathmore School positive behaviour management is implemented through our Keeping REAL expectation: Respect, Excellence, Attitude and Leadership.

For week 3 and 4 we have been looking at Whakaute - Respect and Waiaro - Attitude

Kia pai te korero pai - kaore te korero kino - Using words that heal rather than hurt.

I was bought up with the saying sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Wow, how wrong that is. Words can inflict serious damage. You may not see the scars but they can affect you for a lifetime.

We need to use words that build us up rather than pull us down.

How can you help at home?

Model positive language. I know there are times we all want to express ourselves but please keep it positive. As you do this you will see this happens with your children.  When you are angry or upset tell them that and work through the issue in a positive way.

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Building self esteem

Things to do which will build self esteem

·        Make time to have together

·        Encourage children to talk and listen to what they have to say

·        Take an interest in their hobbies or share time with them during activities eg: sports,music

·        Tell children and let them know how special they are to you.

·        Give children praise for their efforts. Let your child know what their special qualities are eg sports, music, being thoughtful and kind.

·        Avoid labelling children. Children will learn how to be based on what we tell them. Positive response will encourage positive results.

If you require the services of our Social worker in Schools Frances Deane. Please feel free to contact me by cell 0272919353 or email frances@tcoss.co.nz . I am open to talking with parents or guardians who may have any concerns or questions. I look forward to meeting you.

School Public Health Nurse

The school has a Public Health Nurse Brian who visits the school regularly.

He is available to work with all children and families to support their health and wellbeing.

You can contact him through the school or directly on 021 315641 Mon-Wed and Fri or you can leave a message at 07 885 0600 ext 24656.

The Public Health Nurses frequently assist with: 

Allergies                         High health needs such as diabetes

Nutrition                        Interface between Education and Health

Speech                            Asthma

Hygiene                          Mental health

Skin rashes                     Hearing vision

Soiling                             Night time bed wetting

Turns or fits                   Dental

School sores                  Scabies

Welfare                          Eczema

 Headlice

Before School Checks and immunisations when referred    

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

There is a free Ear Clinic available to parents which is able to do the following -

1.    Glue ear assessment and management

2.    Wax/Foreign body removal

1.    Grommet checks

2.    Treatment for discharging ears

Clinic Dates:    

Thursday 20 August  

Wednesday 2 September, Wednesday 16 September, Wednesday 30 September

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

For an appointment please phone 07 885 0640  - The Receptionist, Outpatient Dept,

Tokoroa Hospital

School Public Health Nurse

Upcoming Dates

Mon 10 Aug           3.30 Board of Trustees Meeting in staffroom

Tues 18 Aug           11.00-12.30 School Cross Country

Thurs 20 Aug         Postponement date for Cross Country

Panui Term 3/01

Panui

T3/01                                                                                                                              23rd July 2020

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

Welcome back to Term 3. This term we are running one round of Reading League, have parent teacher student  goal-setting conferences and our School gala (on Saturday 12th September.

We welcome Tawhiri-Matea (Y4 Room 8) and Cheyenne (Y3 Room 3) Manuel, Larz Trickey (Y4 Room 1), Bacardi Larsen (Y5 Room 8), Alice Riri (Y2 Room3)  and New Entrants Devon Wirihana and Paerau Morris in Room 10 to Strathmore School.

We welcome back Amina Punoua Raki (Y4 Room 1).

Strathmore Reading League

We will be running our Reading League competition again this term with one round of competition at this stage starting this Friday (Friday 24th July). 

The programme aims to get children interested in reading with their parents at home through a league style competition.

We have a book exchange here at school that children can make use of to take books home for parents to read to them.

There is an information sheet regarding our Reading League Competition in the front of children's reading league books which explains the competition. All children are placed into one of 8 Reading League teams based on the house they are in here at school.

We ask parents to read to them or hear their reading for 15 minutes a night and record this on a sheet in their reading league recording books.

Reading to children is the most effective way to increase children's known vocabulary especially if new words are explained to them.

When they bring their books each Friday they go to their Reading League room where they read with a buddy and have their points totalled.

An assembly is then held on Friday afternoon where children nominated most valuable players for the week for each team are announced. They receive a small gift and are able to choose a book to keep from the reading league box.

At the end ofthe round of competition the winning team receive a book each to keep.

Parents are most welcome to come along to read to children during the league meetings on Friday mornings from 9.00 - 9.20 and to attend the Friday assemblies from 2.10 to 2.25 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.

School Newsletters

Now that we have e-mails for most parents this will be the last newsletter that we provide a hardcopy of to families who are able to receive them ny e-mail. If you did not receive an e-mail copy of the newsletter please let Donna Hartley know your e-mail at the office, by ringing 886 9765, or by email office@strathmore.school.nz. We will continue to send hardcopy newsletters to those we do not have e-mails for.

 

Parent Teacher Student Conferences

We will be having Parent Teacher student goal-setting conferences on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th August from 1.00 until 5.40 p.m. Each conference will be 20 minutes long.  We are offering the opportunity to have these conferences remotely by using Zoom, the online meeting program used by teachers during lockdown.

The purpose of these conferences is to inform parents of where their child is at, to set goals for the last two terms, and to let parents know how they can support their children at home.

Parent conferencing forms will be sent home on Monday and need to be back by Friday 31st July.

I really encourage parents to attend these conferences and support your child's learning.

Children will be sent home early on these days, but we would appreciate it if they were brought with you for the conference/s. We may be able to offer limited supervision here at school for those children whose parents are not able to look after them. Please notify the school if you require your child to be supervised for the afternoon.

School Photographs

Class, individual and sibling photographs will take place on Wednesday 12th August.

Photograph order forms are coming home today and need to be returned  by Monday 10th August.

Strathmore School Gala

Kia ora Strathmore whanau,

Our Gala will take place on Saturday 12 September from 9am - 12pm.  If you have any household items which are in good condition, that you no longer want, we would be happy to accept these as donations for our White Elephant stall.  You can bring these items to the school office from Monday onwards during school hours or by arrangement.  The proceeds from our Gala go towards buying extra resources and equipment for our tamariki, so any donations are greatly appreciated. 

Nga mihi, Nicole Andrews - Gala coordinator

New World/Anchor Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a New World/Anchor Student of the Week Certificate. These come with a tear off tab that the child can take in to New World to receive a discounted purchase.  Students of the Week from the last week of Term 2 are

Rm

Term 2 Wk 12  - 3rd July

1

Taylah Rawiri

2

Mattran Wharekawa-Tangimama

3

Lenyx-Kruze Ormsby-Green

4

Leigh-Rangi Kamire

8

Taylah-Jay Quaife

9

Evie Liddle

10

Tarai Ford-Takiri

A big thank you to New World and Anchor for their ongoing sponsorship.

Craft Group

Did you know that we have a craft group here at school for adults?

We meet the first Wednesday of each month in the staffroom from 6pm to 8 pm. If this fall in the holidays we try to move it to the first week back. We all have different things we do from quilting to felt work and crocheting. If you are interested in coming along contact Viv Templeton.

Positive Behaviour For Learning School Wide (PB4L SW) - Keeping It REAL

At Strathmore School positive behaviour management is implemented through our Keeping REAL expectation: Respect, Excellence, Attitude and Leadership.

For week 1 and 2 we have been looking at Hautu - Leadership, - Ka whakaaturia e matou ki etahi atu te aha hei mahi - We show others what to do.

This is about how we interact with others. We show support rather than telling others what to do. We speak in a positive manner. There is nothing more annoying then to have someone telling us what to do or telling on us all the time.

How can you help at home?

You are our very first role models, what you do and how you do it makes the biggest impact on your children's lives. Talk about what being positive is and how it affects us all. Discuss how having someone constantly being the police person makes for a negative relationship. When a child is doing the right thing tell them what you liked about that behaviour.

Incredible Years workshops always talk about "What you pay attention to increases." If you point out the positives you will see more positives.

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Keeping pre-teens safe

Work out family rules and routines to help your children keep safe. Keep an up-to-date list of contact and emergency phone numbers by the phone or programmed into it so children can get help if necessary. Teach children to answer the phone politely and briefly. Show them how to take messages and deal with wrong number calls. Teach them not to chat on the phone with people they don't know, reveal they are alone or let people they don't know into the house.

If your child is visiting a friend after school, check with the friend's parents and confirm arrangements in advance.

I am open to talking to any parents or guardians who may have any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting you. - Frances Deane

Please feel free to contact me by cell 027 291 9353 or e-mail - frances@tcoss.co.nz

School Public Health Nurse

The school has a Public Health Nurse Brian who visits the school regularly.

He is available to work with all children and families to support their health and wellbeing.

You can contact him through the school or directly on 021 315641 Mon-Wed and Fri or you can leave a message at 07 885 0600 ext 24656.

The Public Health Nurses frequently assist with: 

Allergies                         High health needs such as diabetes

Nutrition                        Interface between Education and Health

Speech                            Asthma

Hygiene                          Mental health

Skin rashes                     Hearing vision

Soiling                             Night time bed wetting

Turns or fits                   Dental

School sores                  Scabies

Welfare                          Eczema

 Headlice

And Before School Checks and immunisations when referred    

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

There is a free Ear Clinic available to parents which is able to do the following -

1.    Glue ear assessment and management

2.    Wax/Foreign body removal

1.    Grommet checks

2.    Treatment for discharging ears

Clinic Dates:    

Wednesday 5 August, Thursday 20 August  

Wednesday 2 September, Wednesday 16 September, Wednesday 30 September

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

For an appointment please phone 07 885 0640  - The Receptionist, Outpatient Dept,

Tokoroa Hospital

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Upcoming Dates

Mon 3 Aug             1.00 - 6.00 Teacher Parent Student Goal-setting Conferences

                                  Students sent home at 12.30 p.m.

Tues 4 Aug             1.00 - 6.00 Teacher Parent Student Goal-setting Conferences

                                  Students sent home at 12.30 p.m.

Mon 10 Aug           3.30 Board of Trustees Meeting in staffroom

Wed 12 Aug           School Photographs                             

 

Latest News

23 - 08 - 2020
Strathmore School Gala is on the 7th of November see you then.