Panui T1/03

T1/03                                                                                                      13th March 2019

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

A big thank you to all those parents who took part in Parent/Teacher/Student goal-setting conferences last week. Your participation in your child's learning is greatly appreciated.

Welcome to Shaedyn Narbey (Y6, Rm 2) Karnell Lothian-Narbey (Y2, Rm3),  Ataahua Chandler (Y3, Rm 4) and new entrants Tiaki Ormsby-Green (Rm 9) and Reign Misa (Rm 10). Welcome back to Laevon Waddell (Y3, Rm 4)

PTA - Meeting Today:  Wednesday 13th March 3.15 - 3.45 p.m.

There will be a PTA meeting held at 3.15 p.m. today, Wednesday 13th March 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.

Whānau Leader Announcements - Friday 15th March

We will be announcing the successful applicants for Whānau and Deputy Whānau leaders at our Hui Whakamutunga at 2.40 this Friday. Successful applicants will receive their whānau leader caps at this hui.

Parent Survey - Uniforms

Accompanying this newsletter is a survey regarding whether or not you would like to see Strathmore School children have a uniform. We would appreciate it if you can either complete the paper survey or do it online through the link on our facebook page -  www.facebook.com/strathmoreschool.

NZEI Stopwork Meetings - Thursday 21st March

On Thursday 21st March NZEI is holding two separate stopwork meetings for teachers and principals to discuss and decide on whether to accept, or decline the latest offer from the Ministry of Education for our employment contracts. The first is from 9.30 - 11.00 with the second being from 1.30 - 3.00. Because there are two meetings we will be able to ensure that all teachers are able to attend without having to send children home by doubling up classes in the morning and afternoon  on this day. We appreciate parents' ongoing support as we seek better conditions for teachers, and as a result, the students in our school.

It's Not OK to Miss a Day

In order to succeed it is really important that children attend school every day they possibly can. While bereavements and sickness are legitimate reasons for being away from school, shopping, seeing someone off at the airport, or staying home because a relative is visiting are not acceptable reasons for not attending school. Remember - It's not OK to miss a day!

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

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

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

Our Keeping it REAL focus for Week 6 and 7 is around Attitude.

We want our children here at Strathmore to have a good attitude by giving things a go. We may not be perfect the first time and it's all right to make a mistake. We are all learning together but a good attitude helps us to try.

How can you help at home? When things don't go well e.g. they get their spelling wrong don't yell at them. Say, "Great try why don't you try this." Fail means First Attempt in Learning.

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 start of the term have been:

Rm

8th February

15th February

22nd February

1

Jay Pomare

Jessica Sefuiva

Jake Whare

2

Rahmea Hewett

Damien Vakatini - Harding

Mamor Ford-Takiri

3

Elle-Ay Charlie

Ricki-Ru Turia

Lance Winiata-Sweet

4

Leah Campbell

Utah Tahere

Lily Manuel

8

Mattran Wharekawa-Tangimama

Mikaere Jones

Anahera Ruawhare

9

Paighton Dean

Lydia Backer

Zico Erisco

10

Psalms Dean

Arani Tekotia

Ioane Dean-Henderson

 

Rm

1st March

8th March

1

Kayden Dalziel-Takiri

Aroha Ngata

2

Breaze Whare

Saffron Petero-Anderson

3

Remington Robson-Wira

Ngawini Takao

4

Tiah-Jade Gillett

Lily Manuel

8

Tamihana Kingi

Kaylee-Jade Mokaraka-Vakatini

9

Ja'leo Vakatini

Arani Tekotia

10

Logan Campbell

Tiaki Ormsby Green

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

Found - Samsung Tablet

We have had a Samsung Tablet handed in to the office. If you or your child has lost one you can claim it back from Donna Hartley in the office.

Social Worker in Schools

Self Esteem

You can't touch it, but it affects how you feel.

You can't see it, but it's out there when you look at yourself in the mirror.

You can't hear it, but it's there every time you talk about yourself.

What is this important but mysterious thing? It's your self-esteem.

Self esteem isn't like a cool pair of shoes that you'd love to have but don't have.

Children need to have self esteem

Good self esteem is important because it helps you to hold your head high and feel proud of yourself and what you can do. It gives you the courage to try new things and the power to believe in yourself. It let's you respect yourself, even when you make mistakes. And when you respect yourself, you feel better about yourself.

Erina

Please feel free to contact me any time on 027 374 1030 or by leaving a message with Donna Hartley at the office on 886 9765.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

1.     Glue ear assessment and management

2.     Wax/Foreign body removal

1.     Grommet checks

2.     Treatment for discharging ears

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital on the following dates:

                March                    - Wednesday 20st

                April                       - Wednesday 3rd, Wednesday 17th

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

Upcoming Dates

Wed 13 Mar        3.15 PTA meeting in the staffroom

Fri 15 Mar             2.40 Whānau Leader announcements

Thurs 21 Mar       9.30 and 1.30 NZEI Stop Work meetings - classes doubled up.

Mon 25 Mar        1.45 Duffy Hero Assembly - Alistair McIntyre

Tues 2 Apr            11.00 Hearing and Vision testing for New Entrants and requests.

Panui T1/02

T1/02                                                                                         26th February 2019

 

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

 

We had a great turnout for our school sports evening and shared dinner. Thanks to all who came along. We have managed to clear out quite a lot of excess furniture freeing up storage space. We may have more available in the near future.

 

Welcome to Kingston (Y5 Rm 2), Preston (Y4 Rm 8) and Memphis (Y3 Rm4),  Amina Punoua Raki (Year 3 R3) and new entrant Zico Erisco (Room 9).

 

Whānau Leader Speeches - 11.00 Wednesday 27th February

 

Tomorrow (Wednesday 27th February), our senior students who would like to be whānau leaders will be presenting their candidate speeches in the hall from 11.00 to 12.00. Students will then vote for their preferred whānau leaders. Parents are most welcome to come along and listen to these.

 

Student/Teacher/Pupil Goal Setting Conferences 4th & 5th March

 

We will be holding student/teacher/parent goal setting conferences on Monday 4th and Tuesday 5th March from 1.00 - 6.00 p.m. This is an opportunity for parents to find out how their child is going and work with teacher and child to set learning goals for the year. We will be sending children home at 12.30 p.m on these days.  

 

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.

 

School Attendance

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

If absences continue we will seek a meeting with the parents to discuss the problem and seek  ways of ensuring the child attends school.

 

If there continues to be no improvement we may have to refer the child to Oranga Tamariki because the matter becomes a care and protection issue.

 

Parent Calendar and School Newsletters

 

We are running a parent calendar on our school website which gives parents dates and times for events they may be interested in. Go to www.strathmore.school.nz and click on the calendar link. Our latest newsletter can also be accessed from the home page.

 

We also have a facebook page on which teachers post a range of reminders, photos from events or class activities, or requests - www.facebook.com/strathmoreschool

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

Our Keeping it REAL focus for Week 4 and 5  is around Excellence.

 

We do the best we can at all times and we are on our best behaviour. This expectation can be demonstrated by; children trying their best in all of their work, taking part and giving things a go, listening, following instructions, rules and class routines. Demonstrating best behaviour by being compliant and respectful. At home children can demonstrate this expectation by knowing what is expected of them and giving it their best (chores) and showing respect out in the community.

 

Social Worker in Schools

 

What do I do?

 

We are a free service who work with children and their family/whānau.

 

Provide early assistance to children and their family/whānau to assist to overcome barriers to a child's academic success.

 

How

 

Early intervention and prevention services to children and their whānau/family.

 

Provided by way of individual or in preventative group programmes.

 

Children are seen regularly in the school.

 

What do I hope to achieve?

 

I work with the strengths of the child and their whānau to help to achieve positive outcomes for the child, these are:

 

Children engaged in their school.

 

Safe, socialised children who have a strong sense of wellbeing.

 

Healthy children.

 

I network with community groups to access the support for whānau which is most appropriate to their needs to promote our children's health, wellbeing and educational achievement.

 

Let children know it is okay to speak up.

 

Giving you child the best possible start.

 

You are your child's world

 

The experiences children have in the first three years of life last forever.

 

To develop a healthy brain all children, need a loving stimulating, secure environment including-

 

Time interacting with you

 

Smiles and fun

 

Talking and reading and singing

 

Cuddles and play

 

Make sure your child has regular eye, hearing, health and developmental checks and ensure that she is meeting all her/his milestones. If you are concerned about your child's development - Don't wait and see - get help early. Even small delays in treatment count.

 

Visit brainwave.org.nz for further information.

 

Please feel free to contact me any time on 0273741030 or by leaving a message with Donna Hartley at the office on 886 9765. - Erina Ward -Social Worker in Schools

 

 

 

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:

 

              March                 - Wednesday 6th, Wednesday 20st

 

              April                   - Wednesday 3rd, Wednesday 17th

 

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

 

 

 

Upcoming Dates

 

Wed 27 Feb       11.00-12.00 Whānau Leader candidate speeches in hall

 

Mon 4 March     Parent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences 1.00 - 6.00pm

 

                           Children sent home at 12.30

 

Tues 5 March    Parent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences 1.00 - 6.00pm

 

                           Children sent home at 12.30

 

Mon 11 March  4.00p.m. BOT meeting in Conference Room

Panui T1/01

                                 Panui

T1/01                                                                                                          13 February 2018

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

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

Welcome to Lehua (Y4, Rm8) and Makaio (Y2, Rm4) Kalua'u,  Utah Tahere (Y3, Rm4), Elle-Ay Charlie (Y3, Rm3), Breaze Whare (Y5, Rm2), Damien Vakatini-Harding (Y6, Rm2), and new Entrants Talwin Cadle (Y1, Rm10), Allancia Moketakiri (Y1, Rm10) Lydia Baker (Y1, Rm9) and Jayden Suilepa (Y1, Rm10). Welcome back to Mennagret Ah-Lam (Y2, Rm4).

We have started the year with 7 classrooms and a current roll of 130.

New Staff Member

A big welcome to Vanessa Carver our new teacher in Room 9.

School Class Organisation

Below is our class structure for 2019

Principal                                Murray Kendrick

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

                                              Room 2                 Y 5-6           Mr Bucher     

                                              Room 8                 Y 4-5                      Miss Andrews

Junior Syndicate               Room 3                 Y 2-3                      Mrs Wilson

                                                Room 4                 Y 2-3                      Mrs Taikato

                                                Room 9                Y 1-2                      Mrs Carver

Room 10               Y 1-2                      Ms Templeton 

Important Dates

Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea - Tuesday 19th February

We are holding a fun sports evening followed by a picnic tea on Tuesday 19th February from 5.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. This is a great opportunity to meet your child's teacher in an informal setting. The school will provide a sausage sizzle and we ask parents to bring a plate of food to share.

Student/Teacher/Pupil Goal Setting Conferences 4 & 5 March

We will be holding student/teacher/parent goal setting conferences on Monday 4 and Tuesday 5 March from 1.00 - 6.00 p.m. This is an opportunity for parents to find out how their child is going and work with teacher and child to set learning goals for the year. We will be sending children home at 12.30 p.m on these days.  

Safety in the Sun

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

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

Swimming

Swimming at the South Waikato Indoor Pools on Fridays for Rooms 1, 2, and 8 starts this Friday, Friday 15th February. 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.

Lunches

Lunches are available for purchase from the office.

Lunches can be purchased at the office between 8.30 and 9.00 each day.  Lunches on Monday to Thursday are supplied by Ka Pai Kai.

The Ka Pai Ka Lunch menu is included with this panui

On Friday children are able to order Subway - $5.00 for a six inch sub.

Below are the options available so please make sure your child(ren) know what they want before they place their order. Cost is $5.00.

BREAD TYPE

MEAT  

FILLINGS

White Bread

Wheat Bread

Wrap

Ham

Roast Beef

Salami

Chicken Pieces

Cheese

Lettuce

Cucumber

Tomato

Carrot

Onion

Mayonnaise

                           

Lunch orders are taken in the office from 8.30 every morning

Flying Start - Pre School Programme - Wednesdays

Flying Start will begin Wednesday 7th  February.

Do you have a child who is 4½ years old or know of someone who has? Give them a flying start! Enrol them in Strathmore School's innovative transition to school programme. This runs on Wednesdays from 9.00 to 3.00 p.m. For more information and to enrol visit the school office or phone 886 9765.

Mutukaroa

We will continue to run our programme called Mutukaroa. This is a school and community learning partnership, working with parents of children in Years 1-3. It's about working with you to understand how your child is progressing in their first three years of school and supporting you to help your children in learning at home. Children are tested at 5, 5½, 6 and 6½. Following testing Numia Nooroa, our Mutukaroa Coordinator will be in touch with you to set up a time to discuss the results and how you can support your child's learning at home.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is under way.  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

Reminder : No short Lunchtimes Term 1 and 4

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

Social Worker in Schools

What does a Social Worker in Schools do?

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

SWIS role is -

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

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

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

Some of the reasons for referrals may include

·       Family circumstances

·       School attendance

·       Behaviour

·       Social skills/Peer pressure/Bullying

·       Performance

·       Sudden changes

·       Information, advice and support

Starting back to school.

Children need to be reminded that they will be going back to school as well as getting back into a normal sleep routine.  It's also an opportunity for parents to begin scaling back their access to electronics as the return to school approaches. If they have received video games, iPads or new phones for gifts over the holidays, they may have had more access to screen time than is usual.  Cutting back on-screen time before they go back allows them to already be back into routine by the time school starts, making for a smoother transition

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

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:

February               - Wednesday 20th  

March                    - Wednesday 6th, Wednesday 20st

April                       Wednesday 3rd, Wednesday 17th

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

 

Upcoming Dates

Tues 19 Feb          Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea 5.00- 7.00

Mon 4 March      Parent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences 1.00 - 6.00pm

Tues 5 March      Parent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences 1.00 - 6.00pm

Mon 11 March    4.00p.m. BOT meeting in Conference Room

 

Panui Term 4/03

                                Panui

T4/03                                                                                                           15th November 2018

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

Seniors have had a great camp at Lakes Ranch and the Junior Syndicate are looking forward to their trip to Maungatautari next week.

We welcome back Tekii Haitana (Y2, Room 9) and Tamihana Kingi (Y4, Room 8).

Tokoroa Lions Donation

A big thank you to Lions Club of Tokoroa District  for their kind donation of $150 towards the purchase of books for our students. We will use this to purchase library books.

Hello from the Mobile Dental Team,

The dental team are planning to be at Strathmore School starting approximately on 16th November 2018 for the rest of Term 4.

As part of our prevention programme, parents/caregivers are invited to attend with their children for their dental appointment. At this appointment your children's teeth will be checked. We will assist you and your child with information to maintain and improve oral health.

If you would like to attend with your child/children please call us now on our appointment line 078599160 or email admindental@waikatodhb.health.nz to make an appointment with our team on Mobile Dental Unit 4.

If you are unable to attend, your child will still be booked in and seen as normal from school and will be issued with consent forms/information. Could you please promptly return any forms that require your signature.

As part of our new booking/appointment system, all children will be allocated an appointment time prior to being seen. A text message reminder will be sent prior to the appointment so you are aware of the appointment time. Parents are welcome to attend if they are able.  All attempts will be made to see your child at their allocated time, occasionally due to school events your child's appointment may need to be rescheduled.

We are looking forward to seeing you,

Yours sincerely,

Kris Belfield                                              Kerryn Sinclair

Caroline Kells                                           Jess Warner

Dental Therapists                                    Dental Assistants

Annual Parent Survey

As the end of year approaches we are starting to look at our key focuses for 2019.

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 2019 Charter

Junior Syndicate Trip to Maungatautari

A big thank you to those who have already paid for the junior school trip to Maungatautari.

We still have a large number of children who haven't been paid for. These payments must be made in order for your children to attend this trip. Payments must be made by tomorrow, Friday 16th November. Automatic payments can be set up though the school office if needed.

While PTA has agreed to cover some costs of the trip unfortunately we cannot fund the individual cost to children. If finances are an issue can you please see Miss Templeton or Mr Kendrick.

Thank you for your ongoing support and understanding,

Junior School Teachers

Interschool Athletics

Inter-school athletics for 8 to 11 year olds will be held at Strathmore Park on Friday 23rd 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 26th November.

Keeping It REAL Assembly - Friday 28th September

On Friday 16th November at 2.20 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.

CAMP THANK YOU

He waka eke noa. We are all in the same boat. We're a whanau that moves as one. Nga mihi ki a koutou to our fabulous camp parents. Sam Davies, Taiora Daniel-Malietoa, Michael Lyttle, Catherine Hayward, Cecelia Petero, Tiare-Taina Tereu, Shaun Stewart, Aunty Maina Tereu, Aunty Susu Tereu and Aunty Lizzee Daniels. You made camp such an amazing experience for our tamariki. I thank you from the bottom of my heart. Camp is an annual event and we always need parents so please consider coming along with us next year.

Kia ora ano - Ms Tereu - Senior Syndicate Leader

GIRLS NIGHT OUT DESSERT EVENING - 21st November at 6.00pm

We have an information evening in the staffroom open to our Year 4, 5 and 6 girls and their parents. You and your daughter are welcome to attend and receive samples and information about puberty and menstrual cycles. This is not a sex education discussion. We'll leave the birds and the bees to you guys.  Dessert will be provided, please confirm with Ms Tereu for catering and resource purposes.

Nga mihi -Ms Tereu - Senior Syndicate Leader

White Ribbon day Appeal - Thursday 22nd November

It would be appreciated if you could send your child along with a gold coin as a fundraiser for White Ribbon Day on Thursday 22nd November. All proceeds will go to South Waikato Living without Violence.

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.

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.  There were no students of the  week awarded in Week 3 as the Seniors were at Camp. Students of the Week for the last week are:

Rm

9th November

1

Ian Dean

2

Luther Parker

3

Mamor Ford-Takiri

4

Ariki-Nuia Pirihi

8

Hosea Charlie

9

Blake Taylor

10

Blake Pomare

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

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.

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 6 and 7 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

To parent our children to be exceptional, we must allow our children to experience

"optimal levels of frustration." It is our job to love and support them through their

struggles, but to refrain from solving their problems for them.

We need to equip our children with the insight that their struggles and failures serve

as master teachers that help grow them into stronger, more successful people. It is

important we help our children overcome the emotional blocks they face, which

breed thoughts of small-mindedness and create self-imposed limitations. We must

teach them to set high standards for themselves and to never apologize for striving to live up to those higher standards. Our goal as parents should be to encourage our

children to think as big as they can, expect nothing less than the best, to have

courage and, most importantly, to be kind.

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 28th

                December            Thurs 13th

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

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Upcoming Dates

Wed 21 Nov         Junior Syndicate trip to Maungatautiri

                                Girls Night Out- Dessert Evening - 21st November at 6.00pm

Fri 23 Nov              9.40 -2.00 Inter-school Athletics at Strathmore Park

Mon 26 Nov          Postponement date for Inter-school Athletics

                                REAL Gold Reward trip to AC Baths and Rock climbing Wall

Wed 28 Nov         1.00 -2.30 Year 6 students attending Tokoroa Intermediate Orientation Day

Mon 3 Dec            4.00 Board of Trustees Meeting - Conference Room

Wed 5 Dec            11.30- 2.30 Road Patrollers Day out - South Waikato Indoor Pools

Mon 10 Dec         2.00 Sports Prizegiving in Hall

Tues 11 Dec         11.00- 3.00 School Picnic Day

Wed 12 Dec         2.00 Services Prizegiving in Hall        

Thurs 13 Dec        9.15 End of Year Prizegiving

Friday 14 Dec       12.30 Term 4 End

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