Panui Term 4/02

                                 Panui

T4/02                                                                                               13th November 2019

 
 

               Reminder School Closed

             Monday 25th November

            Day in Lieu for Gala

 
Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

With the end of term looming we still have a lot to get through. Senior Camp at Papamoa is on next week, We have our school athletic sports on their return, interschool athletics the following week, and will be setting up for end of year with prizegivings, REAL gold reward day and road patrollers day out. Notices for these are below.

We welcome Ataahua (Y3 Room 3), Samuel (Y1 Room 9) and Nai-Paora (NE Room 10) Neho, Pakira Riri (NE Room 9),  and Jessica Wilson (NE Room 10) to Strathmore School.

We welcome back Tom Paul (Y4 Room 8).

Keeping It REAL Assembly - Friday 15th November

This Friday (15th November) at 2.15 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.

Senior Syndicate Camp

Our annual Senior Syndicate camp will be held from Monday 18th November to Wednesday 20th November. We will be staying at the Papamoa Beach Resort Park and participating in different beach activities during camp.

A HUGE kia ora to our camp parents. We are so rapt to have you on board.

**IMPORTANT**

Children will need to bring a packed lunch on Monday with a labelled drink bottle. (Morning tea and snacks will be provided). We are leaving at 8.15 sharp. Please make sure you are at the school before 8 so we can load the buses say our karakia and be on our way.

Please pay camp fees at the office.  See Mr Kendrick or Ms Tereu if you have any issues around fees.

Nga mihi - Noa Tereu, Jonas Bucher and Nicole Andrews

 

Strathmore School Athletic Sports

We will be holding our school athletic sports on Thursday 21st November from 9.00 - 12.30.

Seniors will be doing their running races before morning tea while juniors do field events and then field events after morning tea while juniors do their races. Parents are most welcome to come along and enjoy the day.

White Ribbon day Appeal - Friday 22nd November

On Friday 22nd November Strathmore School will be doing a white ribbon coin connection in support of living without violence. It would be appreciated if you could send your child along with a gold coin for this. All proceeds will go to South Waikato Living without Violence.

Day in Lieu for Gala - School Closed

The Board of Trustees have agreed to a day in lieu of Gala which will be taken on Monday 25th November. - No School Monday 25th November.

Road Patrollers Day out

The Road Patrollers day out is held each year as a thank you for taking on this job for the year. This year the day will be held on the 28th November and will be a day at the Indoor pools with lunch provided. More details will be sent home with our Road Patrollers closer to the date

End of Year REAL Strathmore Kids Reward Trip

On Monday 26th November those children who have received 230 tokens or more up until Friday 23rd November will be going to Taupo for a fun day at the AC Baths and Rock Climbing Wall. They will be travelling by bus with lunch provided.

Interschool Athletics

Inter-school athletics for 8 to 11 year olds will be held at Strathmore Park on Friday 29th November from 9.40 a.m. through to 2.00 p.m. If your child is selected to participate they will bring home a separate note.

Postponement day is Monday 2nd December.

Annual Parent Survey - Reminder

As the end of year approaches we are starting to look at our key focuses for 2020.

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 enclosed survey form and return to school as soon as possible. Information collected is used when developing the school's strategic plan and 2020 Charter. Please take the time to fill out and return this.

Tokoroa Intermediate Enrolment Timeline 2019

Friday 15th November - Enrolment forms due in to Tokoroa Intermediate

Wednesday 27th November - Orientation Day

Year 6 students bussed to Intermediate and have orientation for 2020 1.30 - 2.45 p.m.

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

25th October

1st November

8th November

1

Nikaia Quaife

Weishaun Crichton

Hope Manu-Griffin

2

Quinah Temarama-Wirihana

Tiana Erisco

Renata Rawiri-Monga

3

Vadim Ormsby

Jamielee Tuapiki

Gabriel Collins-Andersen

4

Sam Walker

Troyden Brown

Memphis Phillips

8

Tailah Hughes

Jamie Ruck

Mikaere Jones

9

Alizae Shepherd-Whare

Tiaki Ormsby-Green

Joshua Tuaiti

10

Reign Misa

Tiare Henleigh-Patena

Caroline Schuster

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

Breakfast Club 8.00 - 9.00 Monday - Friday.

We require 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

Social Worker in Schools

How to help kids manage worries:

Our tamariki mightn't have to pay bills, cook dinners or organise carpools but just like us they face daily demands and worries, and what seems trivial to us can be important to them. So what can we do to help?

Be a first-rate listener:

 Firstly, think about yourself as a child or young adult. Did anyone make you feel truly listened to? If so, what did they do? Copy this! Be available and interested. Take casual opportunities to ask your tamariki how different things are going. Also, be assured - our brains are malleable and flexible, so children can re-learn coping strategies that don't include lots of worrying. But as always, seek extra help, if you have ongoing concerns.

Whaea Erina - Social Worker in Schools  - Phone: 0273741030

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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:   November:          Wednesday 27

              December:          Thurs 12

              January 2020:     Wednesday 8      Wednesday 20

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

A Night at the Movies - In support of World Aids Day 2019

IT'S THAT TIME OF THE YEAR -  Get your friends and family together come out and enjoy a night at the movies.  in support of World Aids Day SWPICS will be hosting a movies night at Tokoroa Cinema 3 (Charlies Angels) on Friday 6 December 19.  Half of what is raised from ticket sales will be donated to the New Zealand Aids Foundation.  If you would like to support this initiative by purchasing a ticket $20 or make a donation, you can email me Sulita.Povaru-Bourne@aeretai.nz or come into office to purchase them. - Sulita Povaru-Bourne

Upcoming Dates

18-20 Nov           Senior Syndicate Camp at Papamoa

Thurs 21 Nov      School Athletic Sports

Fri 22 Nov           White Ribbon Appeal  - bring a coin

Mon 25 Nov        School Closed - Day in Lieu for Gala

Wed 27 Nov        1.30 2.45 - Year 6 students at Tokoroa Intermediate Orientation.

Thurs 28 Nov      Road Patrollers day out

Fri 29 Nov           Inter-school Athletics

Mon 2 Dec          Inter-school Athletics Postponement date.

Panui Term 4/01

T4/01                                                                                                  21st October 2019

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

Our marae visit on the last Thursday of last term was a great opportunity for our tamariki to experience a powhiri and explore a marae. This term Juniors are focusing on Fit for Purpose - recycling to make Christmas decorations, while seniors are looking at the Rugby World Cup and Japanese culture for the first half of the term and then camp preparation and followup for the second half of the term. Our #CooltoKorero@Strathmore programme is focussing on te reo for food hopefully leading up to a hangi later in the term.

We welcome Kaya Isareala (NE Room 9) and Tarai Ford-Takiri (NE Room 10) to Strathmore School.

Pink Ribbon Walk

The school has been invited to participate in and support the 2019 Pink Walk and fundraiser at Lake Moananui on Wednesday 23rd October.  We would like the whole school to take part in this walk around the lake.

We will have the children bussed to and from the lake, leaving school around 11.30 and returning by 12.30 p.m.

We would like children to come dressed in pink on this day and bring along a gold coin donation to support local breast cancer initiatives.

Please return your permission for this by 9am Wednesday 23rd October.

Children will need to bring walking shoes/sneakers and a raincoat/waterproof jacket.

Year 4, 5 & 6 Swimming Term 4

Swimming at the South Waikato Indoor Pools on Fridays for Rooms 1, 2, and 8 will start on Friday 25th 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 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.

Senior Syndicate Camp

Our annual Senior Syndicate camp will be held from Monday 18th November to Wednesday 20th November. We will be staying at the Papamoa Beach Resort Park and participating in different beach activities during camp.  We still need 5 more parents to attend our water events on the Monday and Tuesday as we are under our safety ratio at the moment.  Please message or talk to Ms Tereu urgently if you can help with this. 021 171 0197.

The cost for camp has come down from $150 to 120 per student because of a Pub Charity grant.  We are hoping to secure more funding to get the price down to $100 per student.  Camp parents cost $70.00.  An equipment list will be sent home on Thursday.

Thank you - Ms Tereu

Day in Lieu for Gala

The Board of Trustees have agreed to a day in lieu of Gala which will be taken on Monday 25th November. - No School Monday 25th November.

Annual Parent Survey

As the end of year approaches we are starting to look at our key focuses for 2020.

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 enclosed survey form and return to school as soon as possible. Information collected is used when developing the school's strategic plan and 2020 Charter.

Ka Pai Kai - Term 4 Menu

Kai Peke (Food Bag)  - $5.00                                                                                                                                  

Mini Filled Roll + Fruit Salad + Seasonal Muffin + Yogurt                                                                  

(fruit salad: red and green Apples, Kiwifruit, grapes, Oranges)

Filled Rolls  - Chicken or Ham - $5.00                                                                                                                 

Chicken Breast: Cheese, Carrot, Lettuce, Tomato, with drizzle of mayo.            

Ham:  Egg, Lettuce, Tomato, carrot, with drizzle of mayo                                            

Spaghetti Bolognese - $5.00                                                                                                                                 

Beef mince, a sweet Italian style tomato & garlic based sauce.                                                   

Topped with grated cheese.                                                                                                                  

PitaPocket; Beef Burger OR Crumb Chicken Breast Burger - $4.00                                            Homemade beef mince Pattie with melted cheese, lettuce, tomato, beetroot

+ mayo dressing and tomato sauce or Homemade Crumbed Chicken Breast with lettuce, tomato, beetroot + mayo.              

HeiHei Pakirau (Chicken Wings & Drumettes) 6 Piece - $5.00                    

Chicken wings and drumettes, marinated in a sweet soy sauce, garlic and herbs + Jasmine Rice.

Macaroni Cheese - $2.00 Small only                                                                                        

Creamy cheese pasta with blitz carrots, celery, onion and garlic,       

With herbs and species.           

Banana Muffins - $1.00

Yogurt - Mixed variety's - $1.00

Pop Corn - Air popped kernels, lightly buttered, with pink Himalayan salt - 

Jelly cups with tin fruit salad topping - $1.00                               

There will be specials available on Monday and Tuesday only, yet to be decided.  We will know in advance what the kai is going to be eg. Chop Suey etc

CHOP SUEY LUNCHES

On the 31st October and 7th November we will be selling chop suey and rice for lunches instead of our normal Ka Pai Kai options.  The plates will cost $4.00 each.

Tokoroa Intermediate Enrolment Timeline 2019

Wednesday 23rd October - OPEN Day for Parents 1:30 p.m. & 7.00 p.m.
This is to explain to parents our school's philosophy, organisation and programmes. Parents will also be able to view the school in action and have queries answered by either the Principal.

Thursday 24th October - Year 6 Visits
The Year 6 children from all primary schools in Tokoroa have been invited to view programmes at Tokoroa Intermediate School in action. Strathmore students will be visiting from 11.00 - 12.30.

Tuesday 29th October - Y8 students and Suzanne Mariassoucé - Principal, visit

Suzanne Mariassoucé and some Y8 students will talk about the school to Y6 students here at school in the hall - 11.00 - 11.30 p.m.

Friday 15th November - Enrolment forms due in to Tokoroa Intermediate

Wednesday 27th November - Orientation Day

Year 6 students bussed to Intermediate and have orientation for 2020 1.30 - 2.45 p.m.

Tainui Full Primary School Open Day for Year 6 Students

Tainui will be holding a year 6 open day on Tuesday 12th November - Week 5 of this term.

They are extending an invitation to all year 6 students in our school. Please let us know if you would like your child to attend this day so that we can arrange times and transport.

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

27th September

17th October

1

Hosea Charlie

Taylah Rawiri

2

Seoul Vano

Mamor Ford-Takiri

3

Georgia-Breeze Jones

Remington Robson-Wira

4

Waimarino Peri

Ariki-Nuia Pirihi

8

Mikaere Jones

Holly-Belle Hewson

9

Joshua Tuaiti

Paighton Dean

10

Talwin Cadle

Amohia Wallace

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

Breakfast Club 8.00 - 9.00 Monday - Friday.

We require 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

Social Worker in Schools

Teach perspective and humour: Without minimising their worry, remind them that problems are temporary and solvable, and that whatever happens things will be okay. Where appropriate, humour can lighten the mood and foster resilience, as can reminding them that there'll be better days and chances to try again.

Guide kids to solutions: When possible, support tamariki to deal with challenging situations. If your child tells you about a problem, offer to brainstorm solutions together, resisting the urge to jump in and fix the issue. Then encourage them to pick the best solution.  When children play an active role, you're teaching them how to problem-solve.


Whaea Erina - Social Worker in Schools  - Phone: 0273741030

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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:                 Wednesday 30

                 November:            Wednesday 11     Wednesday 27

                 December:             Thurs 12

                 January 2020:       Wednesday 8        Wednesday 20

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

Upcoming Dates

Wed 23 Oct           11.30 - 12.30 Pink Walk - Lake Moananui

Thurs 24 Oct          11.00- 12.30 Y6 visit to Tokoroa Intermediate

Mon 28 Oct           Labour Day - School Closed

Tues 12 Nov          Tainui Full Primary school Open Day for Year 6 students

                                  4.00 Board of Trustees meeting in Conference Room.

18-20 Nov              Senior Syndicate Camp at Papamoa

Mon 25 Nov          School Closed - Day in Lieu for Gala


Panui Term 3/05

T3/05                                                                                                 25th September 2019

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

We have our marae visit on Thursday this week. We will be welcomed on to Papa o te Aroha Marae around 11.00 and then have children split into groups where they will find out about the wharenui, have a chance to practice ti rakau, action waiata, and make sketches of the various art types in the wharenui. We anticipate being back at school by 2.30 p.m. We would ask that parents who do not give permission for this visit look after their children for the day as we do are not able to provide programmes at school.

REAL Assembly and Blake Leadership Award - Friday 27th September

On Friday 27th September we will be recognising those children who have received 30 tokens or more in one of our REAL values. At syndicate hui (Juniors 11.00, Seniors 1. 30) we will be presenting certifcates and wristbands. At a special hui at 2.00 we will present REAL T-Shirts to those children who have received 30 tokens or more in all of the REAL values and have not yet been given their T-Shirts. At this same hui we will have Westpac staff present the 2019 Blake Junior Leadership award to one of our students. Parents are welcome to attend any of these hui.

Gala Thanks

On behalf of the Staff, PTA and children of Strathmore School, I would like to thank you all for your wonderful support over the last few weeks.

To all the families who donated groceries, vegetables, plastics and garage sale items, THANK YOU.

To those who baked for the sugar shack, made toffee apples and candy floss, THANK YOU.

To those who stepped up to run the various stalls, THANK YOU.

The Gala could not happen if it were not for you all, our whanau, our community, THANK YOU.

A huge thank you to our local sponsors listed below

Holsters Supply                                                      Stitched Up Clothing

South Waikato Pools                                             Sports and Outdoors Tokoroa

Alan Sinton - A & G Sinton Logging                  Tokoroa Locksmiths

New 2 U Trading                                                    Crusader Meats Bennydale

Primepac                                                                   Subway Tokoroa

McDonalds                                                               Heyden Farms

Tua Numanga                                                          Shona Chapman

Impact Photographics                                           Unichem Pharmacy

Nga Mihi

Ngaire Taikato -  Gala Organiser

 

Breakfast Club 8.00 - 9.00 Monday - Friday.

We require 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

The second competition of our Reading League is now completed.  A huge thank you to all those parents who supported the competition through reading to or hearing their children read. Our MVPS for round seven are below

TEAM MVPs

Week 7

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

Hope Manu-Griffin

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Ioteva Bennion Carson

Ruapehu Katoa

Khloe Matangi

Ruapehu Maumalo

Kayden Dalziel -Takiri

Taranaki Blair

Caroline Schuster

Taranaki Paasi

Lucas Follows

Tongariro Luke

Psalms Dean

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Atreya Misa

Results from Week 7 of our Reading League Competition No.2 are below

Week 7

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

152

2

Ngauruhoe Hiku

65

0

Ruapehu Katoa

73

0

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

145

2

Ruapehu Maumalo

94

0

Tongariro Luke

120

2

Taranaki Paasi

83

2

Taranaki Blair

80

 0

Our Winning team for 2019 is Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck. Team members received a certificate, a poster, stickers and a book of their choice.

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

13th September

20th September

1

Saffron Petero-Anderson

Océane Joshua

2

Alizandra Jones

Ozeiya Metu-Tana

3

Lenyx-Kruze Ormsby-Green

Karnell Lothian-Narbey

4

Persyus Thompson

Sophie Crawford

8

Tamihana Kingi

Kaylee-Jade Mokaraka-Vakatini

9

Abel-James Wirihana

Alizae Shepherd-Whare

10

Jayden-Saua Siulepa

Caroline Schuster

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

 

Term Dates - Term 4

27th Sept                 2.40 p.m. Term 3 ends       

14th Oct                   9.00 Term 4 starts

28th Oct                   Labour Day - School closed

25th Nov                  Day in Lieu for Gala - School closed (Tentative)

17th Dec                  End of Year Prizegiving

18th Dec                  12.30 Term 4 ends              

Social Worker in Schools

Show you care:

 If your child does share a worry, avoid intensely questioning or lecturing them. Just listen attentively, be interested and show you care. They may talk to you while you're doing the dishes or in the car and if so, great! They'll be more relaxed when the focus isn't completely on them.

Validate their feelings:

 Voice the feelings you pick up e.g. "That sounds like it's worrying / bothering / bugging you." And thank them for talking with you. Remind them that worrying is normal and can even be helpful - motivating us to study, be alert, focus and run faster.

Whaea Erina - Social Worker in Schools  - Phone: 0273741030

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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:                 Wednesday 2        Thursday 17          Wednesday 30

                 November:            Wednesday 11     Wednesday 27

                 December:             Thurs 12

                 January 2020:       Wednesday 8        Wednesday 20

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

Upcoming Dates

Thurs 26 Sept                         11.00 - 2.15 Papa o te Aroha Marae trip fro whole school

Fri 27 Sept                              2.00 REAL Hui and Blake Leadership presentation in Hall

                                                  2.40 Term 3 finishes

Mon 14 Oct                            9.00 Term 4 starts

                                                  4.00 Board of Trustees meeting

Panui Term 3/04

T3/04                                                                                                 12th September 2019

 

Strathmore School Gala Day

BEST GALA IN TOWN

http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/keep-calm-and-love-gala-293.png9am - 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,

Gala is this Saturday. We look forward to seeing you there. A huge thank you to all of you who have contributed goods or time to help make our gala a success.

We have Music Festival at the end of this term with performances on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th September at the Forest View High School Auditorium starting at 6.30 p.m. and a matineee performance at 1.00 p.m. on Thursday 19th September.

Tickets for these are available for sale from the office.

Since our last newsletter we welcome back Miley (Y4 Room 8) and Sophie (Y2 Room 4) Crawford, and Charlotte Tuaiti (Y2 Room 3) and welcome Chael (Y2 Room 3) and Quinn (Y1 Room 10) Priestley, Joshua Tuaiti (Y0 Room 9) and New Entrant, Liam Stowers (Y0 Room 10)

Music Festival 17th & 19th September

Our children have been practicing throughout this term for Music Festival next week. Night performances will be on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th at Forest View High School Auditorium from 6.30 p.m. with a matinee performance on Thursday 19th starting at 1.00 at the same location.

Tickets available from the office.

Adults and Secondary students - $5, Primary and Intermediate Children $3, Preschoolers free as long as they are sitting on your lap. 

Vision and Hearing Checks in School - Monday 16th September

Vision Hearing Technicians from Community and Southern Rural Health will be visiting our school.  The objective of the test is to identify previously undetected vision and hearing defects.

Which children are routinely checked?

.Catch up screening for children who have not completed vision and hearing checks as part of their B4 School Check

.Children absent from previous visit, require retests or follow up

.New Immigrants

If there is a genuine concern, parents and teachers may request a vision or hearing check  NB; parents must consent to this

What tests are carried out?

Ears - Audiometry (hearing test)Tympanometry - middle ear function test (only carried out when hearing test is not within a normal range)

Eyes - Long distance vision tests - not a complete visual examination, but a simple screening test

NB All of these checks are non-invasive, safe and should cause no discomfort.

The Vision Hearing Technician will:

-  Notify parents of all test results

-  Enter results on Ministry of Education database (Enrol)

The Vision Hearing Technician will obtain personal details from the school ie; names, date of birth.

If the technician needs to contact parents or caregivers following the visit, addresses and phone numbers will also be required.

Our Service may share this information with other health professionals involved in the children's care.

If any parents/caregivers do not want their child to be checked, or their child is currently under specialist care for a vision or hearing defect, they should let the school know

Breakfast Club 8.00 - 9.00 Monday - Friday.

We require 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

The second competition of our Reading League is under way with round seven ending on Friday. Remember to read to/with your child for 15 minutes each night to maximise the points they score. Remind them to bring their books back on Friday so that their points count.

The Maths challenge questions are posted on our facebook page or a copy can be obtained from the office.

TEAM MVPs

Week 4

Week 5

Week 6

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

Tiana Erisco

Tiah-Jade Gillett

Paul Ruck

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Jamie Ruck

Alizae Shepherd-Whare

Shaedyn Narbey

Ruapehu Katoa

Vaughan-Alizae Tuakana

Corey Ratai

 Maddisyn Tatham

Ruapehu Maumalo

Samara Wharekawa-Tangimama

Inu Tahana-Vaeau

Ozeiya Metu-Tana

Taranaki Blair

Christopher Walker

Ariki-Nuia Pirihi

Jake Whare

Taranaki Paasi

Lyrik-lee Whare

Paighton Dean

Jamielee Tuapiki

Tongariro Luke

Holly-Belle Hewson

Jessica Sefuiva

Ihapera Takao

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Solomon Curreen

Atreya Misa

Troy Craig

Results from Week 4, 5 & 6 of our Reading League Competition No.2 are below

Week 4

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Tongariro Luke

121

2

Taranaki Blair

49

0

Ruapehu Maumolu

132

2

Ruapehu Katoa

89

0

Taranaki Paasi

126

2

Ngauruhoe Hiku

117

0

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

170

2

Ngauruhoe Fusitua

162

0

Week 5

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Taranaki Blair

72

0

Ruapehu Katoa

107

2

Tongariro Luke

105

0

Ngauruhoe Hiku

130

2

Ruapehu Maumolu

135

0

Ngauruhoe Fusitua

143

2

Taranaki Paasi

124

0

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

154

2

Week 6

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Ngauruhoe Hiku

110

2

Taranaki Blair

104

0

Ruapehu Katoa

92

0

Ngauruhoe Fusitua

146

2

Tongariro Luke

100

0

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

141

2

Ruapehu Maumolu

111

0

Taranaki Paasi

129

2

             

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.

Accepting consequences for our behaviour. Te whakaae I nga tukunga iho.

This is our focus for the next 2 weeks. None of us like to accept consequences for things we have done wrong or not completed. Children love getting tokens and the rewards that are given out in class and assemblies. These are positive consequences. We will be focusing on how we are able to accept both the good and bad. When work is completed to a high standard and on time, children get a token. When they don't finish they may lose free time so they are able to complete the work. Children need to understand that throwing a tantrum will not get them out of what they need to be doing. We will be encouraging children accept the consequences and move on.

How you can help at home. Keep the boundaries and rules clear and consistent. If you say no stick to it. Children love and thrive on boundaries. They then have security on what is going to happen. Discuss how it affects others when you don't accept consequences.

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

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23rd August

30th August

6th September

1

Hope Manu-Griffin

Lucas Follows

Tavita Dean

2

Jacob Tuakana-Natua

Shaedyn Narbey

Paulyn Ah-Lam

3

Rose Manuel

Jamielee Tuapiki

Sophie-Grace Tereu

4

Waimarino Peri

Atreya Misa

Katana John

8

Jamie Ruck

Preston Phillips

Miley Crawford

9

Taevin Hancock

Paighton Dean

Locklyn Follows-Dennis

10

Amohia Wallace

Tiare Henleigh-Patena

Lyric-lee Whare

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

Social Worker in Schools

How to help kids manage worries:

Our tamariki mightn't have to pay bills, cook dinners or organise carpools but just like us they face daily demands and worries, and what seems trivial to us can be important to them. So what can we do to help?

Be a first-rate listener:

 Firstly, think about yourself as a child or young adult. Did anyone make you feel truly listened to? If so, what did they do? Copy this! Be available and interested. Take casual opportunities to ask your tamariki how different things are going. Also, be assured - our brains are malleable and flexible, so children can re-learn coping strategies that don't include lots of worrying. But as always, seek extra help, if you have ongoing concerns.

Whaea Erina - 0273741030

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Upcoming Dates

Sat 14 Sept       9.00-12.00 Gala

Tues 17 Sept     Music Festival 6.30 p.m. Forest View High School Auditorium

Thurs 19 Sept   Music Festival 1.00 p.m. & 6.30 p.m. Forest View High School Auditorium

Fri 20 Sept         2.10 Reading League competition Final Assembly

Thurs 26 Sept   Whole School visit to Papa te Aroha Marae

Fri 27 Sept         2.00 Keeping it REAL Assembly and Sir Peter Blake Leadership Award

                            2.40 Term 3 Ends

Mon 14 Oct       9,00 Term 4 Starts

Panui Term 3/02

Strathmore School Gala Day

BEST GALA IN TOWN

Saturday 14th September

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,

Gala is coming up fast. See the notices below with regard to how you can help.

We have Music Festival at the end of this term with performances on Tuesday 17th and Thursday 19th September at the Forest View High School Auditorium starting at 6.30 p.m.

Tickets will be available at a later date.

Since our last newsletter we welcome Serenity Kahaki (Y2, Room 3) and Taevin Hancock (Y1, R9) to Strathmore School.

Keeping It REAL Assembly - Friday 23rd August

This Friday (23rd August) at 2.30 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 School Cross-Country  - Wednesday 28th August

We will be holding our school cross-country on Wednesday 28th 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 29th August at the same times.

Come along and support your children on the day.

Inter-school Cross-Country for children 8 years and up selected from our cross-country will be held on Thursday 5th September starting around 10.00 a.m. at . There is no postponement date.

GALA Support

Thank you for the donations so far.

We are collecting donations of sugar and flour.

 These are used to give to toffee apple makers, candyfloss makers and bakers for the sugar shack.

Thank you very much - Mrs Taikato

Breakfast Club 8.00 - 9.00 Monday - Friday.

We require 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

The second competition of our Reading League is under way with round four ending on Friday. Remember to read to/with your child for 15 minutes each night to maximise the points they score. Remind them to bring their books back on Friday so that their points count.

The Maths challenge questions are posted on our facebook page or a copy can be obtained from the office.

 

TEAM MVPs

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

Tiana Erisco

Tiah-Jade Gillett

Abel-James Wirihana

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Jamie Ruck

Alizae Shepherd-Whare

Bryce Hemopo

Ruapehu Katoa

Vaughan-Alizae Tuakana

Corey Ratai

Seoul Vano

Ruapehu Maumalo

Samara Wharekawa-Tangimama

Inu Tahana-Vaeau

Katana John

Taranaki Blair

Christopher Walker

Ariki-Nuia Pirihi

Waimarino Peri

Taranaki Paasi

Lyrik-lee Whare

Paighton Dean

Aroha-Lassan Ngata

Tongariro Luke

Holly-Belle Hewson

Jessica Sefuiva

D'Zal Tango

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Solomon Curreen

Atreya Misa

Teina-Lucie Collier

Results from Week 1, 2, &3 of our Reading League Competition No.2 are below

Week 1

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Taranaki Blair

9

0

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

134

2

Ngauruhoe Fusitua

103

2

Taranaki Paasi

48

0

Ngauruhoe Hiku

84

2

Ruapehu Maumolu

81

0

Ruapehu Katoa

95

2

Tongariro Luke

84

0

Week 2

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Taranaki Paasi

86

2

Taranaki Blair

50

0

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

124

2

Ruapehu Maumolu

116

0

Ngauruhoe Fusitua

117

2

Tongariro Luke

75

0

Ngauruhoe Hiku

73

2

Ruapehu Katoa

72

0

Week 3

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Taranaki Blair

74

0

Ruapehu Maumolu

133

2

Taranaki Paasi

128

0

Tongariro Luke

137

2

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

181

2

Ruapehu Katoa

131

0

Ngauruhoe Fusitua

152

2

Ngauruhoe Hiku

109

0

             

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.

Being a good sport - Te whakaatu i te waiaro pai.

This is our focus for Weeks 5 & 6. We will be look at how we react when things don't go to plan. How we work through not being the first to do something, or losing that game we really need to win.

How you can help at home. Being a good sport is not just at game time. We have reading League competition and we need to work as a team all bringing in points.  Discuss how being a good sport affects others.  Make up a list of the qualities a good sport shows.

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

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2nd August

9th August

16th August

1

Jake Whare

Pokotea Ngatamariki

Nikaia Quaife

2

D'Zal Tango

Ozeiya Metu-Tana

Rahmea Hewett

3

Remington Robson-Wira

Lance Winiata-Sweet

Rodney Crichton

4

Ariki-Nuia Pirihi

Memphis Phillips

Ruby Treadaway-Hale

8

Rosalinda Ah-Lam

Tia Kamire

Mikaere Jones

9

Paighton Dean

Ja'leo Vakatini

Ihapera Takao

10

Nano Mitchell

Psalms Dean

Logan Campbell

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

Social Worker in Schools

Lead the way:

This one can be a major challenge, as aggressive acts can be hurtful and infuriating! But when you can, react minimally. A calm response will get better results than a red-hot one, helping you diffuse the situation and ‘model' how they should behave when they're upset. Kids love to copy us!

Identify triggers:

 Aggressive acts can emerge when kids are tired, hungry, overwhelmed, or overstimulated and unsure where to focus their energy. They can also come from feeling insecure or undervalued. Ask yourself: When is your tamariki most likely to ‘act out'?

Whaea Erina - Social Worker in Schools  - Phone: 0273741030

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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:

                 Thursday, 22 August                Wednesday, 04 September

                 Wednesday 02 October

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

Upcoming Dates

Fri 23 Aug               2.00 REAL Assembly

Wed 28 Aug           11.00 School Cross-Country

Thurs 29 Aug         Postponement date for School Cross-Country

 

Panui Term 3/01

Panui

T3/01                                                                                                                    31st July 2019

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

Welcome back to Term 3.

Classes are focussing on Whakapapa for the first part of this term and will be looking at Marae in the second part of the term.

We welcome Lyrik-lee Whare (NE, Room10) and Tiare Hensleigh-Patena (Y1, R10) to Strathmore School.

Parent/Teacher/Student Review and Goal-setting Interviews - Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 August

We will be holding parent/teacher/student review and goal setting interviews on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th 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 were sent home on Monday and need to be back by Friday 2nd 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 Help Urgently Needed:

I have a job that urgently needs doing in the library and would really appreciate any help next Wednesday 7th August, from 11 am till 12.30 at the latest. This really is a job where many hands make light work, and rather than having the library closed for a week while I do it myself I'll put out this call for help. It isn't strenuous at all and no lifting is required. Any help will be very much appreciated. Thanks, Sheryl McIntosh, Librarian.

Breakfast Club 8.00 - 9.00 Monday - Friday.

We require 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

The second competition of our Reading League has started with round one ending on Friday. Remember to read to/with your child for 15 minutes each night to maximise the points they score. Remind them to bring their books back on Friday so that their points count.

The Maths challenge questions are posted on our facebook page or a copy can be obtained from the office.

We have an assembly each Friday at 2.15 to announce results which parents are most welcome to attend.

Followup to Uniform Survey

Below is a summary of results to the questions asked in the Uniform survey earlier this year. A full copy of the survey with parent comments can be collected from the office.

1. Do you support a school uniform?

Yes 27                    58.7%

No 17                     37.0%

Undecided 2           4.3%

2. School Uniforms for students would: (Tick those that apply)

Improve the learning environment                                  12

Have no effect on the learning environment                 12

Promote positive behaviour                                                              20

Increase School Pride                                                                          29

Improve school safety                                                                        17

Decrease bullying                                                                11

None of the above                                                                               4

3. I would spend less money on school clothes if my child wore a school uniform

YES                          13

 NO                         9

Undecided             3

The Board of Trustees were concerned that not all families had replied to the survey so have set up a small group to investigate further into uniforms and look at some possible sample uniforms and costs for these, at which point parents will be surveyed again for their views.

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.

Our Keeping it REAL focus for Weeks 3 & 4  is Hautu - Leadership: We show others what to do. Ka whakaaturia e matou ki etahi atu te aha hei mahi.

This is our focus for the next 2 weeks. We would like children to understand and know that others are watching and following what we do, so let's be the very best we can be.  . Our job is to encourage and develop good leadership qualities.

How you can help at home.

Be that awesome role model for your child or children. Encourage older family members to take on the mantle of being an awesome leader that your family can follow and aspire to being. Discuss who good leaders are in the family. Make up a leaders board where your child children can add to it.

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

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5th July

26th July

1

Jay Pomare

Maddisyn Tatham

2

Kingston Phillips

Kingston Phillips

3

Rose Manuel

Tekii Haitana

4

Sam Walker

Tiah-Jade Gillett

8

Lehua Kalua'u

Rheif Ogle

9

Manaia Renata

Locklyn Follows-Dennis

10

Caroline Schuster

Arani Tekotia

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

Social Worker in Schools

Be a positive role model:

Most of what our tamariki learn about emotions comes from us. How we respond to our own worries, stress and frustrations will inform how our kids learn to deal with everyday challenges. By showing you feel different emotions and can bounce back, you'll help them learn to respond to small problems with optimism, calmness and confidence.  During stressful times you could even say, "I feel frustrated that I keep making mistakes, so I might just have a quick break and then come back to it".

Build their self-esteem:

 Our children are learning how to adjust their behaviour in almost every situation. Ensure you do lots to help them feel good about who they are and show that you love them unconditionally. Praise specific behaviour. E.g. rather than just "good girl" try "I love the way you tidied up."

Whaea Erina - Social Worker in Schools  - Phone: 0273741030

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COMMUNITY NOTICES

Police 105 Number

NZ Police recently launched a new non emergency number, 105. We've done this to make it easier to get hold of us in the event of non-urgent situations or ‘Things which have Already Happened', which don't require Police assistance immediately.

You can call us on 105 for all non emergencies, or you can go online at 105.police.govt.nz to report things like:

- Lost property

- Theft from a public place or car

- Intentional property damage

- Or to get an update or add info to a previous report

In the event of an emergency, always call 111 - Things that are Happening Now.

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:

                Thursday, 22 August                Wednesday, 04 September

                Wednesday 02 October

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

Upcoming Dates

Next Week            Cook Islands Māori Language Week - 9.00 Hui each morning

Mon 5 Aug            1.00 - 6.00 Student/Parent/Teacher Goalsetting Conferences

                                Students sent home at 12.30

Tues 6 Aug            1.00 - 6.00 Student/Parent/Teacher Goalsetting Conferences

                                Students sent home at 12.30

Mon 12 Aug          4.00 Board of Trustees meeting in the conference room