Panui Term1/02

            T1/02                                                                                                              19th February 2020

Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea

Tuesday 25th February

5.00 - 7.00 p.m.

Strathmore School grounds and hall

Sausage Sizzle provided.

 

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

We look forward to meeting as many parents/caregivers as possible on Tuesday next week at our school sports evening and picnic tea.. Please make the effort to come and join us.

Welcome to Danielle (Y3 Rm 3) and Joshua (Y4 Rm8) Tangiora, Suede Ratu (Y5 Rm 8) and our new entrants Deliyah Marsters-Metu and Osius Ratai in Room 10. Welcome back to Nano Mitchell in Room 3.

Important Dates

Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea - Tuesday 25th February - We are holding a fun sports evening followed by a picnic tea on Tuesday 25th February from 5.00p.m. to 7.00p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher in an informal setting. The school will provide a sausage sizzle and we ask parents to bring a plate of food to share.

Student/Teacher/Pupil Goal Setting Conferences 2 & 3 March - We will be holding student/teacher/parent goal setting conferences on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 March from 1.00 - 6.00 p.m.  

This is an opportunity for parents to find out how their child is going and work with teacher and child to set learning goals for the year.

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

Children will be sent home at 12.30 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.

 

Whānau Leader Elections

Application forms to be whānau leaders will be sent home today. A part of this process is parents or caregivers must endorse the application by signing the form as well.

Whānau Leader Speeches: Wednesday 4th March at 11.00am to 12.00pm in the Hall. Whānau Leaders will be announced at Senior Assembly at 2.30pm on Friday, 6th March.

Board of Trustees Casual Vacancy

A casual vacancy has occurred on the Board of Trustees for an elected parent representative.

The Board has resolved under Section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by appointment.

If ten percent of the eligible voters on the school roll ask the Board within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the Board to hold a by-election should write to: Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Strathmore School,  27 Strathmore Drive, Tokoroa, 2340  by Wednesday 6 March 2020

Swimming

Swimming at the South Waikato Indoor Pools on Fridays for Rooms 1, 2, and 8 starts   this Friday, Friday 21st  February. There is no cost  for swimming as the Board is able to cover this expense.  It would be appreciated if parents made sure children have their togs with them on their swimming day. Room 8 will leave for swimming at 9.45 returning at 11.15. Rooms 1 & 2 will leave at 10.45 returning at 12.15.

It is expected that your child participates as this is part of our school curriculum.  If they are not participating they need to have a note with a medical reason attached.

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 two weeks are

Rm

7th February

14th February

1

Kaylee-Jade Mokaraka- Vakatini

Seoul Vano

2

Nelson Hauraki

Rahmea Hewett

3

Waimarino Peri

Manaia Renata

4

Persyus Thompson

Serenity Kahaki

8

Solina Bennion-Carlson

Lance Winiata-Sweet

9

Jessica Wilson

Tiare Henleigh-Patena

10

Evie Liddle

Quinn Lothian-Narbey

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

Safety in the Sun

A reminder to send children to school with hats for wearing outside. While not compulsory we do encourage children to have a hat on if they are outside in the sun.

School Attendance

If your child is to succeed at school attendance is an important factor. It is important they are at school to learn. Your child should only be absent when they are sick or there is a family emergency.

We have set a school target of 92% attendance for 2019.

I have outlined below the steps we take when children are away for your information

If a child is absent from school, parents are requested to telephone 886 9765, txt 027 304 9652 or email - office@strathmore.school.nz, or write a note to the class teacher.

Each morning we collect the names of children who are absent and then try to contact parents to  find out where their child is if we have not been informed.

If we are unable to find out where a child is we make use of the Attendance Service to do a home visit to try to locate the child.

If a child has a large number of absences we will write to parents reminding them of their responsibility to have children attend school.

It is not good enough to keep a child home to help look after other brothers and sisters.  Children should not be taken out of school to go shopping with their parents, or to have a hair cut etc.

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.

Each week, lessons are delivered around one of these expectations. During these lessons the children are asked to think about what each of these expectations look like and how they can demonstrate these in different settings e.g. in the classroom, in the hall, in the library, in the office and out in the playground and even at home or out in the community.

Children are rewarded with a token for showing positive behaviour in any of these REAL expectations. When they have received 20 tokens they can choose prizes or vouchers from the reward box. When they reach 80 tokens they choose a prize from the Silver Reward box. At the end of the year, children who have received 230 tokens then get the Gold reward of an external activity. Last year this gold reward was a trip to the movies and an afternoon at the Youth Park.

When children received 30 tokens in one of each of the REAL expectations they then receive a certificate and corresponding wristband. When they have achieved 30 tokens in all four REAL expectations, they are gifted with a certificate and a Keeping it REAL t-shirt.

This week's focus is around the expectation of Attitude-Waiaro

We make the right choices, we own up for our actions and accept consequences, we encourage those around us to make the right choice, we are good losers and we are humble in winning.  This expectation can be demonstrated by knowing what to do and when we should do it, understanding that our actions have consequences (these can sometimes be positive or negative).  When children take responsibility  for their actions they are more likely to change the action to have a more positive consequence.   We encourage fair play teaching children to take part and have fun, accept losing graciously and celebrate winning without skiting.  At home this can be demonstrated by children making the right choices and accepting responsibility for mistakes or accidents that may occur.  When playing games to not get upset when losing (learning to lose happens at home first) and not show off in winning.

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

We are waiting on the appointment of a new Social Worker in Schools for Strathmore School. If you urgently need to access a SWiS contact Murray Kendrick or Donna Hartley at the office on 886 9765.

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.

              February             Wed 19th

              March                 Wed 4th

              April                    Wed 1st               Thursday 16th

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

 

Upcoming Dates

Tues 25 Feb        Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea 5.00- 7.00

Mon 2 March     1.00 - 6.00pmParent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences - Children sent home at 12.30

Tues 3 March     1.00 - 6.00pmParent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences - Children sent home at 12.30

Tues 4 March     11.00 Whānau Leader Candidate speeches in hall

Fri 6 March         2.30 Whānau Leaders for 2020 announced in hall

Mon 9 March     4.00p.m. BOT meeting in Conference Room

Panui Term1/01

T1/01                                                                                                              5th February 2020

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

A big welcome back to all our children and parents. I hope you all had a great holiday.

Welcome to Essence (Y4 Room 1) and Leigh-Rangi  (Y2 Room 4) Kamire, Mapuna (Y6 Room2) and Daeson (Y4 Room 8) Epiha, and our New Entrants, Alex Henderson, Evie Liddle, Kruz Smith, Quinn Lothian-Narbey, and Ella-Nee Craig all in Room 10. Welcome back to Mark Wisniewski (Y5, Room 8).

We have started the year with 7 classrooms and a current roll of 122.

New Staff Member

A big welcome to Pirihira Bowen our new teacher in Room 3.

School Class Organisation

Below is our class structure for 2019

Principal                           Murray Kendrick

Senior Syndicate             Room 1               Y 4-5-6                Ms  Tereu                           

                                          Room 2               Y 5-6                   Mr Bucher                                                                  Room 8               Y 4-5                   Miss Andrews

Junior Syndicate             Room 3               Y 2-3                   Whaea Pirihira

                                          Room 4               Y 2-3                   Ms Vano

                                          Room 9               Y 1-2                   Mrs Carver

                                          Room 10             Reception           Ms Templeton         

Important Dates

Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea - Tuesday 25th February

We are holding a fun sports evening followed by a picnic tea on Tuesday 25th February from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher in an informal setting. The school will provide a sausage sizzle and we ask parents to bring a plate of food to share.

Student/Teacher/Pupil Goal Setting Conferences 2 & 3 March

We will be holding student/teacher/parent goal setting conferences on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 March from 1.00 - 6.00 p.m. This is an opportunity for parents to find out how their child is going and work with teacher and child to set learning goals for the year. We will be sending children home at 12.30 p.m on these days.  

Board of Trustees Casual Vacancy

A casual vacancy has occurred on the Board of Trustees for an elected parent representative.

The Board has resolved under Section 105 of the Education Act 1989 to fill the vacancy by appointment.

If ten percent of the eligible voters on the school roll ask the Board within 28 days of this notice being published, to hold a by-election to fill the vacancy, then a by-election will be held.

Any eligible voter who wishes to ask the Board to hold a by-election should write to:Chairperson, Board of Trustees, Strathmore School,  27 Strathmore Drive, Tokoroa, 2340  by Wednesday 6 March 2020

Safety in the Sun

While we do not insist that children wear hats when outside we do actively encourage children to wear them during the summer months. We encourage parents to send a suitable sunhat along to school with their children during this term. Teachers are encouraging their use when children are outdoors.

Classes have sunscreen available for children to use before going outdoors.

Swimming

Swimming at the South Waikato Indoor Pools on Fridays for Rooms 1, 2, and 8 starts  Friday, Friday 21st  February. There is no cost  for swimming as the Board is able to cover this expense.  It would be appreciated if parents made sure children have their togs with them on their swimming day. Room 8 will leave for swimming at 9.45 returning at 11.15. Rooms 1 & 2 will leave at 10.45 returning at 12.15.

It is expected that your child participates as this is part of our school curriculum.  If they are not participating they need to have a note with a medical reason attached.

Lunches

Lunches are available for purchase from the office.

Lunches can be purchased at the office between 8.30 and 9.00 each day.  

Lunches for Term 1 are available through Subway - $5.00 for a six inch sub.

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 Bread

Wheat Bread

Wrap

Ham

Roast Beef

Salami

Chicken Pieces

Cheese

Lettuce

Cucumber

Tomato

Carrot

Onion

Mayonnaise

                           

Flying Start - Pre School Programme - Wednesdays

Flying Start is under way. Flying Start children will join our Room 10 children for the day on Wednesdays from 9.00 to 3.00 p.m.

Do you have a child who is 4½ years old or know of someone who has? Give them a flying start! Enrol them in Strathmore School's innovative transition to school programme.  For more information and to enrol visit the school office or phone 886 9765.

Breakfast Club

Our school runs a Breakfast Club which is open every morning from around 8.00 through to 8.45 for children to to have breakfast if they did not get any at home or need a little more to start their day. Sanitarium provide us with Weetbix, Fonterra with milk, KidsCan with spreads and bread through Tip Top with Elim Church providing margarine and drinking chocolate. Breakfast club starts Monday  10 Feb.  

Reminder : No short Lunchtimes Term 1 and 4

A reminder that we have no short lunchtimes during terms 1 & 4.

Social Worker in Schools

What does a Social Worker in Schools do?

The Social Worker in Schools (SWIS) work in partnership with families - whanau in a voluntary (non statutory) relationship which respects the family's right to participation. 

SWIS role is -

·      To work with families that may be experiencing difficulties with their children

·      To assist parents/caregivers in maintaining positive relationships with their children.

·      To assist in maintaining positive links with the schools and advocate on behalf of the family to resolve any difficulties or misunderstandings arising for their or their children's relationships with the school.

Some of the reasons for referrals may include

·      Family circumstances

·      School attendance

·      Behaviour

·      Social skills/Peer pressure/Bullying

·      Performance

·      Sudden changes

·      Information, advice and support

Please feel free to contact our Social Worker any time by leaving a message with Donna Hartley at the office on 886 9765. - Social Worker in Schools

Schools Public Health Nurse

Who are we?

Public Health Nurses are registered nurses who work with children, young people and their families/whanau to promote health and provide support to enhance well-being.

What we offer?

Assessments of health concerns for school aged children as requested by parent/caregiver.

The Public Health Nurses frequently assist with:

Nutrition             Soiling                 Night time bed wetting

Hygiene               Vision                  Welfare/ mental health

Hearing               Dental                 Skin rashes- Eczema, scabies, school sores etc.

Interface between school and Health

High health needs such as diabetes, asthma, seizures & allergies.

And Before School Checks and immunisations when referred

.         Assistance with health and development.

.         Support children, young people and their families to navigate through health care, social agencies and services.

.         Facilitate access and link/refer families to other health professionals & services.

.         Work with families, teachers and schools to ensure children are healthy and ready to learn.

.         Provide health information and advice.

.         Organise and deliver immunisation programmes in schools.

.         Child advocacy.

How to contact us: Your Public Health Nurse (Leanza) can be contacted through the school office or: Tokoroa Office located at Tokoroa Hospital: 8.00am - 4.30pm Tuesday - Friday (excluding public holidays)

M: 021 227 5388 or internal on 07 885 0600 ext. 24656 E: leanza.brown@waikatodhb.health.nz

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.

We have not been given dates for Term 1 so use the contact below to arrange an appointment time and day.

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

 

Upcoming Dates

Mon 10 Feb        4.00 p.m. BOT Meeting  in conference room

Tues 25 Feb        Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea 5.00- 7.00

Mon 2 March     Parent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences 1.00 - 6.00pm

Tues 3 March      Parent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences 1.00 - 6.00pm

Mon 9 March     4.00p.m. BOT meeting in Conference Room