Panui Term 4/02

 

T4/02                                                    30th  October 2018

 Tēnā koutou, kia orana, talofa lava, mālō e lelei, fakaalofa lahi atu.

Senior syndicate are off on camp tomorrow. We wish them well as they take part in a range of activities at Kiwi Ranch.

We welcome  Tessa La'aiva (New Entrant, Room 10) to Strathmore School and welcome back Ariyah Heke (Y1, Room 4).

LAKES RANCH SENIOR CAMP - 31st October to 2nd  November. Rooms 1, 2 and 8

Senior Syndicate children are attending the Lakes Ranch Camp from Wednesday 31st October to Friday 2nd November.

Camp fees of $115 (one child) $100 each (2 children attending) or $80 each (3 children attending) need to be paid by Wednesday morning.

Please see Ms Tereu or Mr Kendrick if you are likely to need assistance in paying camp fees as soon as possible.

Day in Lieu for Gala - Monday 12th November

The Board of Trustees have granted a day in lieu for Gala on Monday the 12th of November. As a result there will be no school this day.

No school - Monday 12th November.

NZEI Teacher Strike Action Day - Tuesday 13th November

Teachers have voted to carry out rolling strikes in the week of November 12th -16 November. As a result we will be be on Strike on Tuesday 13th November. This means that school will be closed on this day.

No school - Tuesday 13th November 

Student of the Week - 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 for the last two weeks are:

Rm

19th October 2018

26th October 2018

1

D'Zal Tango

Terae Siulepa

2

Bradly Winiata-Coward

Nate Tango

3

Cody Follows

Tom Paul

4

John Jones

Psalms Dean

8

Stepharn Tekotia

Jamie Ruck

9

Jessca Sefuiva

Rhief Ogle

10

Gabriel Collins-Andersen

Locklyn Follows-Dennis

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

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

                                                                by Wednesday 15 November 2018

Breakfast Club

In order for Breakfast Club to operate every day of the week we desperately need more helpers - so if you are able to give us 1 hour  - 8.00 - 9.00, one day a week please contact Donna in the office - Phone  8869765.

Strathmore School Athletic Sports

We plan to run our school athletics on Wednesday 14th November with postponement to Thursday 15th November. Sports will start at 11.00 with Seniors doing their running races before lunch while juniors do field events and then field events in the afternoon while juniors do their races. Parents are most welcome to come along and enjoy the day.

Junior Syndicate Trip to Maungatautiri

On Wednesday 21st November our junior syndicate children will be visiting Maungatautiri Sanctuary as part of their class studies. The cost is $10 per child. Our thanks to the PTA for subsidising the cost of buses.

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 our next two weeks next term we are looking at the use of Excellence and Respect - Allowing other to learn.

Often we want to continue a conversation when we get back into the class. This takes away precious learning time. It's great to ask for help and get others point of view but we need to be mindful that we are not stopping others from learning.

How you can help at home. Talk about interruptions and how they can get us off track. Set up a no interruption time e.g. when the news is on, when they are playing their favourite game.

Social Worker in Schools

Where do they learn that?

Young children learn from several places - brothers and sisters, friends, pre-school centres, TV, looking out of the car window and so on, but the most important place by far is:

FROM YOU THE PARENT!

Remember if other people tell you that your child is a problem or has a problem don't jump back and make it their fault. Ask yourself first -

·         What could I be doing that could be causing that?

·         What am I modelling?

·         What is causing hurt, fear, loss, insecurity in this home?

It may be a hard thing to do, but it's the most effective.  It also means that you're a grown-up caring parent.

"Don't worry that children never listen to you.  Worry that they are always watching you."

Erina Ward - SWIS

If you require the services of our Social Worker in Schools contact Erina here at school - Phone  07 886 9765 or on  027 559 0422, email erina@tcoss.co.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 on the following dates:

                October                 Wed 31st               November            Wed 14th, Wed 28th

                December            Thurs 13th

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

Parent Help

Parent Help is a non profit organisation supporting parents to build resilient and positive families/whānau.
We run a free confidential parenting Helpline for parents and caregivers. The Helpline - 0800 568 856 - is available from 9am - 9pm, 7 days a week providing advice, support and practical strategies on any parenting challenge.

White Pages Phonebook

From now on we have been informed that there will be no ‘White Pages' phone book delivered. If you want a copy of the White Pages you need to ring 0800 031 103 or order online at ypgbooks.co.nz

Children's Athletics

Children's athletics season is starting up on Monday 15th October to 25 March 2019.

Location - Strathmore Park, Balmoral Drive - Tokoroa

Ages -from 1 yr old to 14 yrs old

Fees -under 3 $20 ,   4-6 yrs $30, 7-14 yrs $55

For more information -Email-tokathletics@gmail.com

Website-www.sporty.co.nz/tokathletics

Facebook @tokathletics

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Upcoming Dates

Wed-Fri 31 Oct- 2 Nov  Senior Syndicate Camp - Lakes Ranch

Mon 12 Nov         Day in Lieu for Gala - School closed

Tues 13 Nov         NZEI Teachers Strike action. School closed

Wed 14 Nov         Strathmore Athletics Day 11.00- 3.00

                                BOT meeting 4.00 in conference room.

Thurs 15 Nov       Postponement for Strathmore School Athletics

Wed 21 Nov         Junior Syndicate trip to Maungatautiri

Panui Term 4/01

T4/01                                                                                                           18th October 2018

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava, mālō e lelei, fakaalofa lahi atu

Welcome back to Term 4.

Senior syndicate are off on camp in two weeks time and Juniors are planning to take a day trip to Maungatautari in Week 6.

We welcome Enrico (Y6 - Room 2) and Tiana (Y4 - Room 8) Erisco, Luther (Y5 - Room 2) and Trent (Y4 - Room 8) Parker, and Locklyn Follows-Dennis (New Entrant - Room 10) to Strathmore School

Year 4, 5 & 6 Swimming Term 4

Swimming at the South Waikato Indoor Pools on Fridays for Rooms 1, 2, and 8 and Year 4 students in Room 3 will start tomorrow, Friday 19th October. The cost for each week is $3.00 to cover bus and pool costs. It would be appreciated if parents made sure children have their togs and money with them on their swimming day. Room 3 and 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.

KA PAI KAI Spring Menu - Term 4 2018 - Term 1 2019

We sell Ka Pai Kai lunches from Monday to Thursday with Subway on Fridays.

The current Ka Pai menu is below.

Kai Peke - Food Bag - Mini Sandwich + Fruit Salad + Seasonal Muffin + Yoghurt $5

Hāhā Heihei (Good Chicken) - A wrap, flavour coated chicken with tomato mayo dressing and seasonal salad + jelly fruit cups $5

Pita Beef Burger - Homemade beef patty served in a pita pocket with tomato sauce mayo dressing lettuce cheese tomato beetroot $5

Macaroni Cheese  - Creamy cheesy pasta with vegetables (vegetarian) Sm $2, Lge $4

Spaghetti Bolognese - Italian tomato sauce mince with pasta and cheese topping Lge $5

Club Sandwich - Sandwich filled with a selection of salad vegetables and meat $3

Muffins - seasonal muffins $1     Yoghurt - mixed variety $1      Popcorn - $1

Teriyaki Chicken Sushi (Wednesday only) - With seasonal vegetable, soy sauce provided 5 pack $5

Heihei Pakirau - Chicken Wings (Thursday only) - Marinated in sweet soy sauce herb and garlic 5 pack $5

PANCAKE THURSDAY - 25th October

A fundraiser to subsidise camp fees for families with multiple siblings. We will be selling pancakes with cream, maple syrup and/or caramel or strawberry topping. Please be aware the recipe contains eggs if your child has an allergy. There will be no Kapai lunches on this day.

PTA meeting - Thursday 25th October 3.15 p.m.

There will be a PTA meeting held at 3.15 p.m. on Thursday 25th October in the staffroom. Parents are encouraged to attend and consider how PTA funds should be used to support children's learning. Teachers have put forward a number of requests for funding support. Leave your children to play in the grounds while you come along and have your say.

Day in Lieu for Gala - Monday 12th November

The Board of Trustees have granted a day in lieu for Gala on Monday the 12th of November. As a result there will be no school this day.

No school - Monday 12th November.

Tentative NZEI Teacher Strike Action Day - Tuesday 13th November

Teachers are currently voting as to whether or not to carry out rolling strikes in the week of November 12th -16 November. If the vote is to strike and agreement is not reached with the Ministry of Education over our collective agreement we will be be on Strike on Tuesday 13th November. This means that school will be closed on this day.  

LAKES RANCH SENIOR CAMP - 31st October to 2nd November. Rooms 1, 2 and 8

Senior Syndicate children are attending the Lakes Ranch Camp from Wednesday 31st October to Friday 2nd November.

Camp Fees are due by 28th October. The cost for camp is $130. (We are still waiting for more funding, hopefully we can drop the levy further).

Please see Ms Tereu or Mr Kendrick if you are likely to need assistance in paying camp fees as soon as possible.

Nga mihi - Ms Noa Tereu

Student of the Week - 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 for the last  week of Term 3 are:

Rm

28th September

1

Kryz-la Nepia

2

Ozeiya Metu-Tana

3

Rongomai Pirihi

4

Teinakore Ford-Takiri

8

Anahera Ruawhare

9

Lance Winiata-Sweet

10

Sophie Crawford

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

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

                                                                by Wednesday 15 November 2018Positive 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 our first week next term we are reviewing what a REAL kid does at Strathmore School.

How you can help at home:

Encourage your child to show Respect to others - other children and adults. Encourage them to try hard in all they do (Excellence) and to have a positive give it a go Attitude. Give them opportunities to show Leadership by asking them what they think should happen and why.

Social Worker in Schools

Building Self Esteem

Things to do which will build Self Esteem

·         Make time to have together - Relationships are like gardens, if neglected the only things that grow are weeds, housework will be there long after the kids have left the nest.

·         Encourage children - to talk and listen to what they have to say, Non-Judgementally.

·         Take an interest - in their hobbies and interests. Find some to share, eg music, sports.

·         Tell them- Let children know how special and important they are to you. Tell them! Often!

·         Specific praise- Let them know what you particularly cherish about them. Describe their special qualities eg. Great hugger, awesome singer, good sport player, artistic, well organised, kind, thoughtful, caring.

·         Avoid labelling children- Children learn how "to be" based on what we tell them they are. Rather than telling children they are "bossy" or "stubborn", try to separate who they are from how they behave.

Instead try describing behaviour- "it's bad to hit others" rather than "You are a bad boy/girl"

Erina Ward - SWIS

If you require the services of our Social Worker in Schools contact Erina here at school - Phone  07 886 9765 or on  027 559 0422, email erina@tcoss.co.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 on the following dates:

                October                 Wed 17th, Wed 31st 

                November            Wed 14th, Wed 28th

                December            Thurs 13th

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

FREE Cook Islands drumming lessons

FREE Cook Islands drumming lessons every Friday 5pm of the School term lead by Bishop Billy Maea at the LDS Church - Duke Street.

We have already been having sessions for the last 5 weeks and would like to offer this opportunity to our community. Any further information please contact Tere Ford on 027 510 5937.

Children's Athletics

Childrens athletics season is starting up on Monday 15th October to 25 March 2019.

Location - Strathmore Park, Balmoral Drive - Tokoroa

Ages -from 1 yr old to 14 yrs old

Fees -under 3 $20 ,   4-6 yrs $30, 7-14 yrs $55

For more information

Email-tokathletics@gmail.com

Website-www.sporty.co.nz/tokathletics

Facebook @tokathletics

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Upcoming Dates

Fri 19 Oct              Swimming starts for Room 1, ,2, 8, and Year 4 students from R3

Mon 22 Oct          Labour Day - School closed

Thurs 25 Oct        PTA Meeting 3.15 p.m in staffroom

Wed-Fri 31 Oct- 2 Nov  Senior Syndicate Camp - Lakes Ranch

Mon 12 Nov         Day in Lieu for Gala - School closed

Tues 13 Nov         Tentative NZEI Teachers Strike action. School may be closed

Wed 14 Nov         Strathmore Athletics Day 11.00- 3.00

                                BOT meeting 4.00 in conference room.

Thurs 15 Nov       Postponement for Strathmore School Athletics

Panui Term 3/04

T3/04                                                                                                           12th September 2018

Strathmore School Gala Day

BEST GALA IN TOWN

http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/keep-calm-and-love-gala-293.pngCome one come all

Saturday 15th September 2018

9am - 12pm

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!!

 

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava mālō e lelei,

Gala is coming up this Saturday. We look forward to seeing you there. A huge thank you to all those who have bought in donations for the Gala. Your support is greatly appreciated.

We welcome Jay (Room2 Y5) and Blake (Y1 Room 10) Pomare and New Entrant Paighton Dean (Room 10) to Strathmore School.

Breakfast Club

We have no breakfast club tomorrow - Friday 14th or Monday 17th due to Gala.

In order for Breakfast Club to continue  operating every day of the week. We  would like more helpers to continue to run this 5 days a week so if you are able to give us 1 hour, one day a week please contact Donna in the office - Phone  8869765

LAKES RANCH SENIOR CAMP - 31st October to 2nd November.

Rooms 1, 2 and 8

Please make sure you send your child's consent form in as soon as possible. We have applied for funding and are awaiting confirmation. Camp fees still sit at around $150 per child. Hopefully the cost will drop if we get funding. Camp is an integral part of your child's learning. It would be prudent to begin automatic payments.

We still need camp parents. Please see Ms Tereu if you are interested. We will need to police vet any applicants. - Kia ora - Ms Tereu

Blue September Fundraising

This month is Blue September awareness for men's prostate cancer. You may know someone who has been directly affected by prostate cancer. This campaign aims at creating a greater awareness and advocate for better diagnosis and treatment outcomes for patients. Strathmore School will be having a Blue day during the last week of the term, being  Wednesday 26 September. We ask that children bring a gold coin donation on the day to go towards this event. Children will also be able to wear blue on this day. This includes dressing up in a blue costume, blue wigs etc.

Strathmore Reading League

Competition 2 of Reading League  concludes at the end of this week. We will have aspecial award presentation for our overall winning team on Friday 21st September at 2.15 p.m. parents are encouraged to come along and attend.

Each team selected a Most Valuable Player who received Warriors tattoos and were able to choose a book to keep. Reading League MVPs for the last two rounds of Competition 2 were:

Team

Week 5

Week 6

Ngauruhoe Blair

Quinah Temarama-Wirihana

Paighton Dean

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

Strickland Teao

Te Rawhiti Beets

Ruapehu Harris

Torotoro Wharekawa-Tangimama

Arani Tekotia

Ruapehu Kata

Khloe Matangi

Rosalia Ma'u

Taranaki Mannering

Sam Walker

Bradly Winiata-Coward

Taranaki Paasi

Cody Follows

Roselyn Ah-Lam

Tongariro Luke

Ngawini Takao

Natalie Sefuiva

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Leah Campbell

Charlotte Tuaiti

Results from Weeks 5 & 6 of our Reading League Competition No.2 are below

 

Week 5

 

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

 

Taranaki Mannering

89

0

Ngauruhoe Blair

105

2

 

Taranaki Paasi

71

0

Ruapehu Kata

81

2

 

Tongariro Luke

77

0

Ruapehu Harris

147

2

 

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

111

2

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

98

0

 

Week6

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Ngauruhoe Blair

121

2

Ruapehu Kata

102

0

Taranaki Mannering

61

0

Ruapehu Harris

109

2

Taranaki Paasi

49

0

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

140

2

Tongariro Luke

72

0

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

76

2

A reminder that parents are most welcome to come along and attend the Friday assemblies from 2.15 to 2.40 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.

Remember that listening to your child's reading when they bring books home can count to the 15 minutes of reading each night.

Student of the Week - 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 for the last two weeks of Term 2 and last week were:

Rm

31st August

Rm

7th  September

1

Renata Rawiri-Monga

1

Lucas Follows

2

Bradly Winiata-Coward

2

Samuel Patena-Tiare

3

Potiki Ratima

3

Te Rawhiti Beets

4

Arani Teokotia

4

Ariki-Nuia Pirihi

8

Vaughan Tuakana

8

Teaukura Moketakiri

9

Miley Crawford

9

Jessica Sefuiva

10

Natalie Sefuiva

10

Paighton Dean

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 our last two weeks of term we are looking at a Leadership Focus - Showing positive leadership.

We can show positive leadership through leading by example, helping and supporting each other with their learning, and showing that we know how and where to play.

We show positive leadership by encouraging people to do the right thing and discoouraging people from doing the wrong thing.

How you can help at home:

Give your child a chance to lead the rest of the family. This may be leading a karakia, helping with chores by volunteering, or being asked to do something for the rest of the family.

Social Worker in Schools

Dear Parents and Guardians,

I would like to introduce myself, my name is Erina Ward and I am the new social worker in schools at Strathmore. My cluster also encompasses David Henry and Te Hiringa Kura Kaupapa. I am excited to be here, and look forward to this part of my journey, in my community of Tokoroa.

I wanted to let parents and guardians know some of the ways that I can be of help to you and your child/ren.

As the school social worker, using a strength-based perspective, my role is to assist in facilitating increased communication between home and school, to counsel kids at school both individually and in groups, and to help parents with strategies that they can use at home with their kids. I am also available to provide outside resources for support to children and families (i.e. referrals to things such as therapy and family services, financial assistance programs, and other community resources).

I am open to talking to any parent or guardian who may have questions or concerns.

Please do not hesitate to contact me about anything at all and hopefully I can be of assistance to you and your family!

I look forward to meeting many of you.

Sincerely,

Erina Ward - SWIS

If you require the services of our Social Worker in Schools contact Erina Ward here at school - Phone  07 886 9765 or on  0275590422, email erina@tcoss.co.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 on the following dates:

                September           Tues 25th

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

Upcoming Dates

Thurs 13 Sept       4.00 Board of Trustees Meeting - Conference Room

Sat 15 Sept            9.00 - 12.00 Strathmore School Gala

Fri 28 Sept             2.00 REAL Assembly

                                2.40 Term 3 finishes

Mon 15 Oct           9.00 Term 4 starts

Panui Term 3/03

 T3/03                                                                                                                     28th August 2018

 
 

South Waikato Culture Festival Incorporated

Culturefest 2018

 
 

 

 

 

  

WHEN? Saturday, 8th September 2018

from 8.30 a.m. (Doors open 8.00 a.m.)

WHERE? South Waikato Sport and Events Centre, Mossop Road, Tokoroa
Tickets available at school next week.
Door sales on the day.
Adult/Secondary School Children - $7.00
Non-participating Primary School children $5

Preschoolers gold coin

Participating Children free

 

Strathmore School Gala Day

 

BEST GALA IN TOWN

 

Come one come all

Saturday 15th September 2018

9am - 12pm

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!!

 

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava mālō e lelei,

We have a busy few weeks in front of us with Culturefest practices in full swing and Gala  coming up at the end of Week 8.

Sheree Jansen has resigned her position as of the end of this term to take up a position at Te Rau Oriwa Early Childhood Centre. Her job has been advertised and we will let parents know who will be taking Room 9 when we have made an appointment.

We welcome New Entrants Arani Tekotia (R4), Jordyn Wairua-Heitia (R10) and Ioane -Dean Henderson-Turia (R4) to Strathmore School.

Inter-School Cross-Country  - Tuesday 4th September

Inter-school Cross-Country for selected children 8 yrs and up will be held on Tuesday 4th September starting around 10.00 a.m. at Strathmore Park. If it is wet it will be held on Thursday 6th September. We will notify parents of children particiapte in the cross country by separate letter.

Culturefest -  8th September 2018

The 2018 Culturefest will be held at the Sport and Events Centre on 8th September 2018 from 8.30 – 4.00 p.m. Strathmore School will have two groups performing – a senior Polynesian/Kapa Haka, and Junior Kapa Haka groups. The timetable for performances has not been completed but it is likely our groups will be performing in the afternoon.

Tickets will be available for sale next week. Cost: Adults and secondary school students $7, primary school non participants $5. Preschoolers gold coin.

Gala notice

Please remember we are in the middle of collecting donations for gala. Thank you to those who have supported us thus far. From now until Gala we are collecting the following:

White elephant goods                       

Grocery items

Plastics – dinner plates, knives, forks, bowls, side plates

Plastic bags and newspapers

Sugar shack items – sugar, butter, flour, baking powder/soda etc

Anything you think we can use for small prizes – chocolate, gifts for lucky dips, chocolate bars, lip gloss etc.

PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, keep supporting us and sending in those donations. If you need something collected we will do this closer to the time, make sure you have let us know by contacting Donna in the office – Ph 07 8869765

Breakfast Club

In order for Breakfast Club to continue  operating every day of the week. We  would like more helpers to continue to run this 5 days a week so if you are able to give us 1 hour, one day a week please contact Donna in the office - Phone  8869765

Strathmore Reading League

Competition 2 of Reading League is under way.

Each team selected a Most Valuable Player who received Warriors tattoos and were able to choose a book to keep. Reading League MVPs for the last two rounds of Competition 2 were:

Team

Week 2

Week 3

Ngauruhoe Blair

Teaukura Moketakiri

Nikau Beets

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

Rongonui Gillett

Jamie Ruck

Ruapehu Harris

Nikaia Quaife

Shayla Treadaway-Hale

Ruapehu Kata

Marcella Carlson

Lyric Vano

Taranaki Mannering

Alizandra Jones

Mamor Ford-Takiri

Taranaki Paasi

Teinakore Ford-Takiri

Takurangi  Ford- Takiri

Tongariro Luke

Solomon Curren

Beishaun Crichton

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Lance Winiata-Sweet

Troy Craig

Results from Weeks 1 & 2 of our Reading League Competition No.2 are below

 

Week 3

 

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

 

Ngauruhoe Blair

118

0

Taranaki Paasi

168

2

 

Tongariro Luke

70

0

Taranaki Mannering

108

2

 

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

134

2

Ruapehu Kata

93

0

 

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

68

0

Ruapehu Harris

83

2

 

Week 4

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Taranaki Mannering

89

0

Ngauruhoe Blair

105

2

Taranaki Paasi

71

0

Ruapehu Kata

81

2

Tongariro Luke

77

0

Ruapehu Harris

147

2

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

111

2

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

98

0

A reminder that parents are most welcome to come along and attend the Friday assemblies from 2.15 to 2.40 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.

Remember that listening to your child’s reading when they bring books home can count to the 15 minutes of reading each night.

Student of the Week - 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 for the last two weeks of Term 2 and last week were:

Rm

 17th August

Rm

24th August

1

Toreakore Ford-Takiri

1

Lyric Vano

2

Marcella Carlson

2

Corey Ratai

3

Charlie Turia

3

Riki Tuhakaraina

4

Ariki-Nuia Pirihi

4

Ruby Treadaway-Hale

8

Freedom Vavia-Rikiau

8

Taylah Rawiri

9

Solina Bennion-Carlson

9

Rheif Ogle

10

Alizae Shepherd-Whare

10

Sam Walker

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 a Respect focus – Leaving others’ property alone.

We all know what it’s like when someone takes, or uses our belonging, it can be very frustrating. We have a limited budget to provide resources within the class.  Children also have a right to keep what belongs to them. It’s not ok for others to use, break, misuse, or steal things. If they don’t have lunch please let us know and we will find them something to eat.

How you can help at home: If your child brings something home that you know is not theirs you need to return it to the school. Often we only have to do this once or twice and children we see that you are not going to approve of what they are doing. Expecting children to show respect at home will encourage them to show respect in other places.

Social Worker in Schools

Giving your child the best possible start. You are your child’s world.

As brain development begins very soon after conception, it is important to take care of yourself during pregnancy. Avoid alcohol, drugs and cigarettes during pregnancy - they can cross the placenta and damage the brain of your unborn child. Drinking during pregnancy does not have to be heavy in order to cause damage your foetus.

Brains of babies affected by heavy maternal drinking are known as having Foetal Alcohol Syndrome. These brains may be smaller and vital formations are damaged.

Visit brainwave.org.nz for further information

If you require the services of one of our Social Workers in Schools contact Murray Kendrick here at school – Phone  07 886 9765. If it is urgent please contact Lana Ahomiro at TCoSS – Phone 07 886 8277.

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 on the following dates:

                September            Wed 5th, Thurs 6th, Tues 25th

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

Upcoming Dates

Tues 4 Sept           11.15 – 2.00 Inter-School Cross Country – Strathmore Park

Thurs 6 Sept          Postponement date for Inter-School Cross Country   

Sat 8 Sept               8.30 – 4.00 Culturefest – South Waikato Sport and Events Centre

Mon 10 Sept          4.00 Board of Trustees Meeting – Conference Room

Sat 15 Sept             9.00 – 12.00 Strathmore School Gala

Panui Term 3/02

T3/02                                                                                                                     17th August 2018

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

A big thank you to those parents/caregivers that have come along to goal-setting conferences. We appreciate the support you give us by helping your child with their learning at home.

We also really appreciate the fact that you made arrangements for your children for our strike day yesterday. Teachers rarely strike and we have taken this action in order to get some movement in our collective agreement negotiations - movement that we know will benefit your child's learing in the long run

We welcome Logan Campbell (New Entrant) to Room 4. 

School Cross-Country  - Tuesday 21st August

We will be holding our school cross-country on Tuesday 21st August

Senior syndicate cross-country will be held at Lake Moananui starting at  11.00 with the Junior Syndicate cross-country being held on the school grounds starting at

1.10.

If it is wet we will postpone the cross country until Thursday 23rd August at the same times.

Come along and support your children on the day.

Inter-school Cross-Country for children 8 and up selected from our cross-country will be held on Tuesday 4th September starting around 10.00 a.m. at Strathmore Park. If it is wet it will be held on Thursday 6th September.

Keeping It REAL Assembly - Friday 24th August

On Friday 24th August at 2.00 p.m. we will be having a special REAL assembly in the hall  to present certificates and wristbands to those children who have received 30 REAL tokens in one of our four values - Respect, Excellence, Attitude, Leadership. We encourage parents to come along and celebrate the success of those children who have reached this goal.

Strathmore Reading League

Competition 2 of Reading League is under way.

Each team selected a Most Valuable Player who received Warriors tattoos and were able to choose a book to keep. Reading League MVPs for the first two rounds of Competition 2 were:

Team

Week 1

Week 2

Ngauruhoe Blair

Saffron Petero-Anderson

Solina Bennion-Carlson

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

Anahera Ruawhare

Zoe Riri-Honana

Ruapehu Harris

Corey Ratai

Tia Kamire

Ruapehu Kata

Rhivym Hewett

Lyric Vano

Taranaki Mannering

Rongomai Pirihi

Rosalinda Ah-Lam

Taranaki Paasi

Mana-Graham Whareaitu

Vala Ah-Lam

Tongariro Luke

Denim Wairua-Heitia

Océane Joshua

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Atreya Misa

Troy Craig

Results from Weeks 1 & 2 of our Reading League Competition No.2 are below

 

Week 1

 

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

 

Ngauruhoe Blair

100

2

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

74

0

 

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

90

0

Tongariro Luke

96

2

 

Ruapehu Harris

64

2

Taranaki Paasi

27

0

 

Ruapehu Kata

58

2

Taranaki Mannering

50

0

 

Week 2

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Tongariro Luke

103

0

Ngauruhoe Blair

113

2

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

66

2

Taranaki Paasi

65

0

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

91

2

Taranaki Mannering

90

0

Ruapehu Harris

60

0

Ruapehu Kata

69

2

A reminder that parents are most welcome to come along and attend the Friday assemblies from 2.15 to 2.40 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.

Remember that listening to your child's reading when they bring books home can count to the 15 minutes of reading each night.

Student of the Week - 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 for the last two weeks of Term 2 and last week were:

Rm

 3rd  August

Rm

10th August

1

Lucas Follows

1

Azaria Drower

2

Bryce Hemopo

2

Rhivym Hewett

3

Rongomai Pirihi

3

Kaylee-Jade Mokaraka-Vakatini

4

Psalms Dean

4

Coston-Kishay Tarai-Kaitai

8

Paulyn Ah-Lam

8

Teina-Lucie Collier

9

Leah Campbell

9

Aroha Ngata

10

Nikau Beets

10

Nano Mitchell

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 - Following instructions the first time.

We all know how frustrating it is when we ask repeatedly for someone to do something. It is difficult when you have a classroom of children that need to be asked 3 or 4 times to complete simple things. It makes life easier if we all work on listening and following instructions the very first time.

How you can help at home.

Discuss how it feels to not be listened to, we get angry, frustrated and annoyed. We need to spend time listening to each other. If children are ignored then that's what they get upset and may misbehave

Social Worker in Schools

SELF-ESTEEM IS THE KEY

The greatest gift you can give your child is healthy self-esteem. Children who feel valuable and who trust themselves have positive self-esteem. You can help your child feel valuable by spending quality time with him or her, playing games, reading books, or just listening. You can also help children feel valuable by helping them discover and become the person they want to be. Success follows people who genuinely like who they are!

Feeling SAD

Healthy self-esteem helps children deal with feelings of sadness. Many things can make a child sad - from a family break-up, the death of an important person (or even a much-loved pet) to a bad illness. A parent's love helps children feel valuable, conveys confidence in the goodness of life, and builds self-esteem. When children can identify their sad feelings, and make sense of the losses that underlie them, they build the self-trust needed to cope, accept and move on.

If you require the services of one of our Social Workers in Schools contact Murray Kendrick here at school - Phone  07 886 9765. If it is urgent please contact Lana Ahomiro at TCoSS - Phone 07 886 8277.

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 on the following dates:

                August                    Wed 22nd, Thurs 23rd

                September            Wed 5th, Thurs 6th, Tues 25th

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

Asthma Waikato

Asthma Waikato offers FREE asthma consults for families of children aged 0-15, living in the Waikato, who struggle with asthma. We accept self referrals.

If your child suffers from asthma and you would like some help getting on top of it, please visit www.asthmawaikato.org.nz and fill in the online referral form by clicking the blue button top right "Make a Referral". We are here to help.

Upcoming Dates

Tues 21 Aug          11.00 - 12.30 Strathmore School Cross-Country

Thurs 23 Aug        Strathmore School Cross-Country postponement date.

Fri  24 Aug             2.00 Keeping It REAL Assembly

Panui Term 3/01

T3/01                                                                                     2nd August 2018

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

Welcome back to Term 3.

We started the term with a small group going to Arohena School to hand over Lisa Bates as their new Principal.

We had ERO reviewers in school on Monday and Tuesday of that week looking at progress made since their last review. We expect the written report in four weeks time. Jennifer Wilson is back in Room 3 part time teaching with Ngaire Taikato

We welcome Tilly Stewart back to Strathmore School. She will be teaching in Room 10 for the remainder of the year.

We welcome Cody Follows (Room 3, Year 3) and new entrants Psalms Dean (Room 4) and Ja'leo Vakatini (Room 10) to Strathmore School.

NZEI Strike - Wednesday 15th August - School closed

Because our teachers and principal will be taking part in a one day strike for better pay and working conditions on Wednesday 15th August, Strathmore School will be closed on that day. See the attached information sheet.

NO SCHOOL - WEDNESDAY 15th AUGUST

Parent/Teacher/Student Review and Goal-setting Interviews - Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th August

We will be holding parent/teacher/student review and goal setting interviews on Monday 13th and Tuesday 14th August from 1.00 - 6.00 p.m. 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 next week and need to be back by Thursday 9th August.

I really would 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.

Parent Survey - Health and Physical Education Curriculum - Repeat

Enclosed with this newsletter is a survey seeking parent opinion on what we teach in Health and Physical Education, especially whether or not we teach Sexuality education at Strathmore School. It would be appreciated if you have not already done so that you complete this and return to school.

Strathmore Reading League

Competition 2 of Reading League is under way.

Competition 1 was won by Ngauruhoe Blair with 7 wins out of seven. Team members received a book each for their win.

Each team selected a Most Valuable Player who received Warriors tattoos and were able to choose a book to keep. Reading League MVPs for the last round of Competition 1 were:

Team

Week 7

Ngauruhoe Blair

Saffron Petero-Anderson

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

CJ Fohetaha

Ruapehu Harris

Terae Siulepa

Ruapehu Kata

Rhivym Hewett

Taranaki Mannering

Mamor Ford-Takiri

Taranaki Paasi

Harlem Okiakama

Tongariro Luke

Tremaine Waddell

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

D'Zal Tango

Results from Week 7 of our Reading League Competition No.1 are below

 

Week 7

 

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

 

Ngauruhoe Blair

148

2

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

101

0

 

Ruapehu Kata

101

1

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

101

1

 

Ruapehu Harris

130

2

Tongariro Luke

74

0

 

Taranaki Mannering

126

2

Taranaki Paasi

122

0

A reminder that parents are most welcome to come along and attend the Friday assemblies from 2.15 to 2.40 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.

Remember that listening to your child's reading when they bring books home can count to the 15 minutes of reading each night.

Student of the Week - 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 for the last two weeks of Term 2 and last week were:

Rm

 29th June

Rm

6th July

Rm

27th July

1

Terae Siulepa

1

Rosalia Ma'u

1

D'Zal Tango

2

Zoe Riri-Honana

2

Maraea Heke

2

Tearikiteao Vavia-Rikiau

3

Tia Kamire

3

Tom Paul

3

Connor Daine

4

Sophie-Grace Tereu

4

John Jones

4

Remington Robson-Wira

8

Stepharn Tekotia

8

Jacob Tuakana-Natua

8

Shaqarna Glenie

9

Aroha Ngata

9

Laevon Fisher

9

Solina Bennion-Carlson

10

Natalie Sefuiva

10

Sam Walker

10

Charlotte Tuaiti

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

Lunch Noodles

Children bringing Noodles to school need to bring their own cups and spoons (or forks).

The school does not have enough cups to provide these for the children.

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.

Over the past two weeks we have been focussing on showing respect to others by not teasing or harrassing them.

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.

For week 3 and 4 we are looking at - Being a Positive Learner - being willing to take risks in our learning (Attitude).

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 them. When we all work together it makes the load lighter.

Social Worker in Schools

SELF-ESTEEM IS THE KEY

The greatest gift you can give your child is healthy self-esteem. Children who feel valuable and who trust themselves have positive self-esteem. You can help your child feel valuable by spending quality time with him or her, playing games, reading books, or just listening. You can also help children feel valuable by helping them discover and become the person they want to be. Success follows people who genuinely like who they are!

Feeling KIND

Kindness flows naturally from a child with a healthy self-esteem. Kindness is like sunshine because it makes everybody feel warm and cared about. Kindness is sharing our caring and good feelings with others - especially with those feeling sad or lonely. There are endless opportunities to teach your children about kindness in your everyday activities. If children are treated with kindness, they will value themselves and want to extend kindness to others - including animals. Most importantly, when children act in kind ways they not only like who they are, they also create a better world for those they meet along the way.

IF you require the services of one of our Social Workers in Schools contact Murray Kendrick here at school - Phone  07 886 9765. If it is urgent please contact Lana Ahomiro at TCoSS - Phone 07 886 8277.

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 on the following dates:

                August                    Thurs 9th, Wed 22nd, Thurs 23rd

                September            Wed 5th, Thurs 6th, Tues 25th

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

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Upcoming Dates

Mon 13 Aug           Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences 1.00- 6.00. Students sent home 12.30 p.m.

                                 4.00 p.m. Board of Trustees Meeting - Conference Room

Tues 14 Aug           Parent/Teacher/Student Conferences 1.00- 6.00. Students sent home 12.30 p.m.

Wed 15 Aug           School Closed - NZEI teachers and Principals Strike Action

Tues 21 Aug           11.00 - 12.30 Strathmore School Cross-Country

Thurs 23 Aug         Strathmore School Cross-Country postponement date.

 

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