Panui Term2/04

T2/04                                                                                                                         12th  June 2018

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

We had school photos today with class, individual, and sibling photos being taken. If you wish to buy a class photo but did not get your money in on time these can be ordered further down the track.

Teacher only Day - School closed - Tomorrow 13th June

The Board of Trustees has approved a Teacher only Day on Wednesday 13th June so that teachers and other staff can attend a seminar run By James Anderson On Growth Mindsets. This seminar is part of our Kāhui Ako focus on student wellbeing and students taking responsibility for their own learning.

No School - tomorrow - Wednesday 13th June.

NZEI Paid Union Meeting - Afternoon of Wednesday 27th June

On Tuesday 27th June our teachers have a paid union meeting in the afternoon starting at 1.30 p.m. As a result we would appreciate it if parents/caregivers would arrange to have their children picked up at 12.30 p.m.

We may be able to offer limited supervision for children whose parents are not able to make alternative arrangements for their children to be looked after.

I have attached a letter with regard to this panui.

Lunch Noodles

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

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

Strathmore Reading League

Competition 1 of Reading League is under way with Round 5 ending this Friday.

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

Each team selected a Most Valuable Player who received Warriors tattoos and were able to choose a book to keep. Reading League MVPs were:

 

Week 3

Week 4

Ngauruhoe Blair

Samuel Patena-Tiare

Paul Ruck

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

Zoe Riri-Honana

Rongonui Gillett

Ruapehu Harris

Tia Kamire

Corey Ratai

Ruapehu Kata

Lyric Vano

Jacob Tuakana-Natua

Taranaki Mannering

Toreakore Ford-Takiri

Freedom Vavia-Rikiau

Taranaki Paasi

Gorjah-Leigh Vavia-Rikiau

Takurangi Ford-Takiri

Tongariro Luke

Dayton Hughes

Rodney Crichton

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Joceyani Isaraela

Charlotte Tuaiti

Results from Week 3 and 4 of our Reading League Competition No.1 are below

 

Week 3

 

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

 

Ngauruhoe Blair

165

2

Taranaki Paasi

131

0

 

Tongariro Luke

103

0

Taranaki Mannering

106

2

 

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

122

2

Ruapehu Harris

98

0

 

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

108

0

Ruapehu Kata

142

2

 

Week 4

 

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

 

Taranaki Mannering

76

0

Ngauruhoe Blair

146

2

 

Taranaki Paasi

141

2

Ruapehu Harris

130

0

 

Tongariro Luke

79

0

Ruapehu Kata

159

2

 

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

85

0

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

124

2

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

Matariki Celebration

On Thursday 5th July we will be having a Matariki Celebration for parents and children from 5.00 - 7.00 p.m. in the hall where children's work will be on display. We will have a shared dinner. More information to follow.

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 were:

Room

1st June

Room

8th June

1

Azaria Drower

1

Quinah Temarama-Wirihana

2

Natalia Edmonds

2

Samuel Patena-Tiare

3

Riki Tuhakaraina

3

Inu Tahana-Vaeau

4

Teinakore Ford-Takiri

4

Gorjah-Leigh Vavia-Rikiau

8

Seoul Vano

8

Roselyn Ah-Lam

9

Blake Taylor

9

Sariah Baker

10

Teau Ratai-McRae

10

Khloe Matangi

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

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

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

For Week 7 and 8 we are talking about  Accepting consequences for our behaviour.

We are again covering attitude.

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

How can you help at home?

Discuss how we all have consequences for our actions. If you speed and get caught you get a fine.

Social Worker in Schools

SELF-ESTEEM IS THE KEY

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

Feeling JEALOUS

A healthy self-esteem will help your child deal with painful feelings of jealousy when they arise. It's natural for a child to feel jealous sometimes. Jealousy expresses a deep fear of unimportance compared with others. Children can become jealous of another child's toys, abilities or even friendships. You can help your child cope with jealous feelings by teaching them how to love and value who they are, regardless of what toys, abilities or friendships they have. When your child values themselves from the inside it matters less how they compare with others. Playing together, talking together and doing things together will help your child feel valued, trusted and important with little reason to feel jealous.

Ariana Hose our Social Worker in Schools has resigned as of the end of Term 1. A new Social Worker in Schools will be appointed in the near future.  Should you urgently need Social Worker support please contact Lana Ahomiro at TCoSS - Phone 07 886 8277

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

1.     Glue ear assessment and management

2.     Wax/Foreign body removal

1.     Grommet checks

2.     Treatment for discharging ears

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

                June        - Wed 13th, Thurs 14th, Wed 27th

                July         - Wed 11th, Thurs 12th

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

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Upcoming Dates

Wed 13 June         Teacher Only Day - School Closed

Wed 27 June         NZEI Paid Union Meeting 1.30 p.m. Children sent home at 12.30 p.m.

Thurs 5 July           5.00- 7.00 p.m. Matariki Evening for parents and children

Fri 6 July                Term 2 Ends 2.40 p.m.

Panui Term2/03

T2/03                                                                                                                         30 May 2018

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

We are enjoying celebrating Samoan Language week this week. Children are learning the language, some dances and about tapa cloth. We have asked them to wear lavalava on Friday. We also hope that on Friday we will have some of Forest View High School's Polinetia Fa'atasi performing for our children.

Jennifer Wilson remains on leave with Ngaire Taikato continuing to work Monday to Thursday and Numia Nooroa taking Room 3 on Friday. It is now likely she will not be back until Term 3.

Teacher only Day - School closed 13th June

The Board of Trustees has approved a Teacher only Day on Wednesday 13th June so that teachers and other staff can attend a seminar run By James Anderson On Growth Mindsets. This seminar is part of our Kāhui Ako focus on student wellbeing and students taking responsibility for their own learning.

No School - Wednesday 13th June.

Lunch Noodles

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

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

A friendly message from your librarian:

I have noticed an increase in the number of books being returned damaged. Slime, drink and food are making a few books unreadable. If you notice damage to a book, please ask your child to bring it to me so I can deal with it. I won't get angry at them for owning up to damage. If you see ripped pages please do not fix them yourself with sellotape. Although I appreciate the gesture, I have special tools of the trade and sellotape does more harm than good. Thank you.

Keeping It REAL Assembly - Friday 1st June

This Friday (1st June) at 2.00 p.m. we will be having a special REAL assembly in the hall  to present certificates and wristbands to those children who have received 30 REAL tokens in one of our four values - Respect, Excellence, Attitude, Leadership. We encourage parents to come along and celebrate the success of those children who have reached this goal. 

Breakfast Club Volunteers

We are extremely grateful to our breakfast club volunteers for providing nourishment before school for our children. We currently are not able to offer breakfast club on Wednesdays. We require further volunteers in order to ensure we are able to offer this service every day.  Let Donna in the office know if you are able to help.

School Closed - Monday 4th June

A reminder that school is closed on Monday 4th June for Queen's Birthday.

Strathmore Reading League

Competition 1 of Reading League is under way with Round 3 ending this Friday.

Parents are most welcome to come along to read to children during the League meetings on Friday mornings from 9.00 - 9.20 and to attend the Friday assemblies from 2.15 to 2.40 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.

Each team selected a Most Valuable Player who received Warriors tattoos and were able to choose a book to keep. Reading League MVPs were:

 

Week 1

Week 2

Ngauruhoe Blair

Tiah-Jade Gillett

Teina-Lucie Collier

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

Jamie Ruck

Kaylee-Jade Mokaraka-Vakatini

Ruapehu Harris

Torotoro Wharekawa-Tangimama

Seoul Vano

Ruapehu Kata

Teau Ratai-McRae

Marcella Carlson

Taranaki Mannering

Ariki-Nuia Pirihi

Tearikiteao Vavia-Rikiau

Taranaki Paasi

Mana-Graham Whareaitu

Nesta Vavia-Rikiau

Tongariro Luke

Ngawini Takao

Oceane Joshua

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Azaria Drower

Lance Winiata-Sweet

Results from Week 1 and 2 of our Reading League Competition No.1 are below

 

Week 1

 

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

 

Ngauruhoe Blair

145

2

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

137

0

 

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

79

0

Tongariro Luke

133

2

 

Ruapehu Kata

127

2

Taranaki Paasi

55

0

 

Ruapehu Harris

98

2

Taranaki Mannering

77

0

 

Week 2

 

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

 

Tongariro Luke

129

0

Ngauruhoe Blair

135

1

 

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

113

1

Taranaki Paasi

101

0

 

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

94

0

Taranaki Mannering

147

1

 

Ruapehu Kata

106

0

Ruapehu Harris

119

1

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

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

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

For weeks 5 and 6 our focus is "I Did It."

This is all around attitude. How we deal with things. Its ok to be upset and get angry but its not ok to damage things or hurt to others. When we make a mistake, take a deep breath and stop. Think about what happened how you can put it right.

How can you help at home? - Talk about what happens when things go wrong. Lead by example. Say sorry when you need to. I remember when I first started teaching I made a mistake, I said sorry to my class, I was being observed at the time and was told never admit you are wrong. That doesn't sit well with me. Accidents happen, saying sorry is a very simple way of starting to set things right. - Vivianne Templeton

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 were:

Room

18th May

Room

25th May

1

Tavita Dean

1

DJ Hewson

2

Marcella Carlson

2

Harlem Okiakama

3

Inu Tahana-Vaeau

3

Kaylee-Jade Mokaraka-Vakatini

4

Rose Manuel

4

Teinakore Ford-Takiri

8

Takurangi Ford-Takiri

8

Khayden Rikiau

9

Katana John

9

Lily Manuel

10

Nano Mitchell

10

Gabriel Collins-Andersen

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

Social Worker in Schools

SELF-ESTEEM IS THE KEY

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

Feeling LONELY

Healthy self-esteem allows your child to handle feelings of loneliness when they happen. You can help your children cope with lonely feelings by telling them that nobody can feel good all the time and that uncomfortable feelings pass. When children trust themselves to handle negative feelings, they can turn loneliness into being alone and OK. You can also help your child feel less lonely by teaching him or her how to love and value who they are. When children value themselves from the inside it matters less whether they are with people or on their own.

Ariana Hose our Social Worker in Schools has resigned as of the end of Term 1. A new Social Worker in Schools will be appointed in the near future.  Should you urgently need Social Worker support please contact Lana Ahomiro at TCoSS - Phone 07 886 8277

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

1.     Glue ear assessment and management

2.     Wax/Foreign body removal

1.     Grommet checks

2.     Treatment for discharging ears

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

                May        - Thurs 31st   

                June        - Wed 13th, Thurs 14th, Wed 27th

                July         - Wed 11th, Thurs 12th

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

Youth Horizons - Kia Puāwai

Supporting our young people

Become a foster carer and make a positive difference in a young person's life. We deliver specialist services to support young people with challenging behaviors. If you want be remunerated to work in an evidenced-based program and are interested in providing full-time or respite care for a young person, we want to hear from you!

www.youthorizons.org.nz

info.hamilton@youthorizons.org.nz

ph: 07 838 3671

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Upcoming Dates

Fri 1 June               2.00 REAL Assembly

Mon 4 June           Queen's Birthday - School Closed

Mon 11 June         4.00 Board of Trustees meeting in conference room.

Tues 12 June         9.00- 11.00 School Photographs

Wed 13 June         Teacher Only Day - School Closed

Newsletter Term 2/02

T2/02                                                                                                 16 May 2018

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

The term is well under way. We continue to work towards a return of Jennifer Wilson to Room 3 but in the meantime have Ngaire Taikato taking the room from Monday to Thursday and Numia Nooroa taking the room on Fridays.

Resignation of Lisa Bates

It is with regret that we announce the resignation of Lisa Bates, our Assistant Principal. Lisa has won the Principal's position at Arohena School. We will be advertising for a teacher to take Room 10 from Term 3 onwards.

Teacher only Day - School closed 13th June

The Board of Trustees has approved a Teacher only Day on Wednesday 13th June so that teachers and other staff can attend a seminar run By James Anderson On Growth Mindsets. This seminar is part of our Kāhui Ako focus on student wellbeing and students taking responsibility for their own learning.

No School - Wednesday 13th June.

Strathmore Reading League

Round 1 of our reading competition is under way. Our 2018 teams are

Ngauruhoe Blair                   Mrs Jansen                                            Room 9

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a               Mr Kendrick                                           Room 14

Ruapehu Kata                      Ms Tereu                                               Room 1

Ruapehu Harris                    Mrs Bates                                              Room 10

Taranaki Paasi                     Miss Andrews                                         Room 2

Taranaki Mannering              Mrs Wilson/Mama Numia                         Room 3

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck       Ms Templeton                                        Room 4

Tongariro Luke                     Mr Bucher                                             Room 8

Support your children by making sure they get maximum points each week. Read to or with them for 15 minutes each night and have a go at the Simon Says Maths Problem put up on Facebook or available at the office.

Winners of each week's round will be announced at an assembly on Fridays at 2.15 p.m.

It's Not OK to Miss a Day - BOT Chairperson's Message

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, taking children overseas in term time, 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! 

Akarere Henry - Board of Trustees Chairperson

Kapai Kai Lunch Menu changes

Kapai Kai have informed us that the following are NO LONGER available for ordering this term. Fish and Chips, Barbecue Pulled Pork Burger, Toasted Panini, Tortilla Pizza.

Breakfast Club Volunteers

We are extremely grateful to our breakfast club volunteers for providing nourishment before school for our children. We currently are not able to offer breakfast club on Wednesdays. We require further volunteers in order to ensure we are able to offer this service every day.  Let Donna in the office know if you are able to help.

Soccer/Netball/Basketball Fees

Fees for these sports should have been paid. If you have not done so please pay these as soon as possible.

Soccer fees - $15 per player.

Netball fees - $20 per player

Basketball fees - $20 per player

Please pay these to Donna in the school office.

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 were:

Room

4th May

Room

11th May

1

Ian Dean

1

Tremain Waddell

2

Ellsey Kiri

2

Joceyani Isaraela

3

Rongomai Pirihi

3

Mana-Graham Whareaitu

4

John Jones

4

Remington Robson-Wira

8

Phelix Puru

8

Alizandra Jones

9

Miley Crawford

9

Ngawini Takao

10

Sam Walker

10

Gabriel Collins-Andersen

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

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

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

For weeks 3 and 4 our focus is using language appropriately

This is also about respect, using language appropriately. Different language for different places and times. It's not ok to use bad language at school. We show respect by using language that makes us feel good and do not use put downs.

How can you help at home?

Children learn their language patterns from those around them, if you use bad language children will use it. If you use positive language then children will do the same. Please remember that little ears will copy. Show children its ok to be upset, take a minute before speaking.

Social Worker in Schools

SELF-ESTEEM IS THE KEY

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

Feeling SCARED

Healthy self-esteem reduces anxiety.  Spiders, thunderstorms, being alone in the dark... children are scared of many things because they have such vivid imaginations. By listening carefully to your children's fears, you will help them feel valuable and ensure they don't become ashamed of being afraid. Talking to children about scary feelings helps develop the self-trust needed to sit with these feelings and to realise that even the scariest feeling is - in the end - just a feeling and it will pass.

Ariana Hose our Social Worker in Schools has resigned as of the end of Term 1. A new Social Worker in Schools will be appointed in the near future.  Should you urgently need Social Worker support please contact Lana Ahomiro at TCoSS - Phone 07 886 8277

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

1.     Glue ear assessment and management

2.     Wax/Foreign body removal

1.     Grommet checks

2.     Treatment for discharging ears

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

                May        - Thurs 17th, Wed 30th, Thurs 31st    

                June        - Wed 13th, Thurs 14th, Wed 27th

                July         - Wed 11th, Thurs 12th

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

Upcoming Dates

Fri 18 May             Pink Shirt Day

Mon 4 June           Queen's Birthday - School Closed

Tues 12 June         School Photographs

Wed 13 June         Teacher Only Day - School Closed

Newsletter Term 2/01

Panui

T2/01                                                                                                                     02 May 2018

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

Welcome back to Term 2.

With the passing of Tyson Rangitutia at the end of Term 1, Jennifer Wilson, Room 3 teacher is on compassionate leave. We are currently making use of our relieving pool to cover her class.

We welcome Miley (Y3 Room 9) and Sophie (Y1 Room 10) Crawford and New Entrant Nano Mitchell (Room 10) to Strathmore School

Reminder - Early finish Terms 2 & 3

A reminder that school finishes at 2.40 every day during Terms 2 & 3. We have a shortened lunch break from 12.30 - 1.10 to enable this.

BOT Parent Appointment

Following on the vacancy on the Board created by the resignation of Catherine Hayward, the Board has appointed Nikayla Tane as a parent representative. We welcome Nikayla to the Board.

Strathmore Reading League

We will be running our Reading League competition again this year with two rounds of competition - round one starting next Friday (Friday 11th May). 

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

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

Attached to this newsletter is an information sheet regarding our Reading League Competition. All children are placed into one of 8 Reading League teams based on the house they are in here at school.

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

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

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

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

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

Parents are most welcome to come along to read to children during the league meetings on Friday mornings from 9.00 - 9.20 and to attend the Friday assemblies from 2.25 to 2.40 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.

 

Rippa Rugby Tournament

The local Rippa Rugby tournament for Year 5 and 6 students will be held in Putaruru on Thursday 7th June.

We plan to enter at least one team but need a coach prepared to take the team for practices and be with them on the day. If you are able to help please let Mr Kendrick know here at school.

Breakfast Club Volunteers

We are extremely grateful to our breakfast club volunteers for providing nourishment before school for our children. We require further volunteers in order to ensure we are  able to offer this service every day. Let Donna in the office know if you are able to help.

Soccer

A reminder that the soccer season starts this weekend, Saturday 5th of May. Thank you to those parents who will be coaching a team. Please let either Mr B or Mrs Jansen know what day and time you will have soccer practise if you have not done so already. Soccer games are held at Strathmore Park at either 9:00, 10:00 or 11:00. Children require soccer boots and shin pads. There is no goalie for the 6th and 8th grade teams .The draw will be up on the window in Room 9. A list of children in the teams is also on Room 9 for the junior children. We will also ensure the draw is up on our Facebook page before the weekend. Soccer fees are now due. These are $15 per player, please pay to the office.

Ngā mihi, Sheree Jansen and Jonas Bucher - Teachers in Charge.

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 1 were

Room

13th April

Room

13th April

1

Renata Rawiri-Monga

8

Cruz Matthews-Hughes

2

Harlem Okiakama

9

Tailah Hughes

3

Connor Daine

10

Nikau Beets

4

Teinakore Ford-Takiri

 

 

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

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

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

Our Keeping it REAL focus for Weeks 1 and 2 is about "Talking the Talk."

This is about respecting others. We respect others by the way we talk to them. We use our manners when asking for things and say thank you when we receive it. We wait and do not interrupt while others are talking. If you must interrupt than you say "Excuse me". When we are told "no" we accept it and do not keep asking.

How can you help at home?

Manners are first taught at home. Saying please and thank you when asking and receiving items. Its import that children see adults using manners. This reinforces the expected behaviour

Social Worker in Schools

SELF-ESTEEM IS THE KEY

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

Feeling HAPPY

Happiness comes from healthy self-esteem. Happy children have great capacity for spontaneous laughter, play and enjoyment of the smallest things - from autumn leaves, dandelion clocks and caterpillars to imaginative games. Plenty of one-on-one time with at least one caring adult helps children feel valuable and become affectionate, outgoing and considerate of other people's feelings. Happy children have the self-trust needed to cope with difficulties, and in turn, become free from needless insecurities and more open to life and all its possibilities.

Ariana Hose our Social Worker in Schools has resigned as of the end of Term 1. A new Social Worker in Schools will be appointed in the near future.  Should you urgently need Social Worker support please contact Josiah Teokotai at TCoSS - Phone 07 886 8277

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

1.     Glue ear assessment and management

2.     Wax/Foreign body removal

1.     Grommet checks

2.     Treatment for discharging ears

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

                May        - Wed 2nd, Thurs 3rd, Thurs 17th, Wed 30th, Thurs 31st    

                June        - Wed 13th, Thurs 14th, Wed 27th

                July         - Wed 11th, Thurs 12th

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

Upcoming Dates

5 May     9.00 Junior Soccer starts - Strathmore Park

14 May   4.00 Board of Trustees Meeting - Conference Room

13 June  Teacher Only Day - School closed

Newsletter Term1/06

Panui

T1/06                                                                                                                     11th April 2018

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

The term is rapidly coming to an end. A reminder that we will be having a special keeping it REAL asembly on  Friday at 2.30 to recognise those children who have been consistently making the right choices.  After this we will have our usual #ItsCooltoKorero Hui Whakamutunga around 2.45

Term2 will start at 9.00 on the 30th of April.

Keeping It REAL Assembly - Friday 13th April

This Friday (13th April) 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. 

Reminder - Early finish Terms 2 & 3

A reminder that school finishes at 2.40 every day during Terms 2 & 3. We have a shortened lunch break from 12.30 - 1.10 to enable this.

Bus Bay

The bus bay is designated parking for buses and vans only between the hours of 8.30 - 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 - 3.30 p.m. We have two vans picking up children each day that need access to the bus bay at 3.00. Please do not use it to park in during those times.

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.

Our Keeping it REAL focus for Weeks 1 and 2 is about "Talking the Talk."

This is about respecting others. We respect others by the way we talk to them. We use our manners when asking for things and say thank you when we receive it. We wait and do not interrupt while others are talking. If you must interrupt than you say "Excuse me". When we are told "no" we accept it and do not keep asking.

How can you help at home?

Manners are first taught at home. Saying please and thank you when asking and receiving items. Its import that children see adults using manners. This reinforces the expected behaviour.

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 were

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6th April

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6th April

1

Rongonui Gillett

8

Beishaun Crichton

2

Donna Erueti

9

Leah Campbell

3

Rahmea Hewett

10

Max Redyk

4

Anushka Kukreti

 

 

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

Social Worker in Schools

SELF-ESTEEM IS THE KEY

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

Feeling ANGRY

Healthy self-esteem reduces defensiveness and anger. Anger is one of the most difficult emotions to come to terms with. Children need to know that everyone gets anger sometimes, and that it's a natural feeling. By giving children the chance to put their side of the story, they not only feel valued but get to vent their anger in a healthy way. By helping children find their own solution, and then to act on it, they build the self-trust needed to have angry feelings but not to be controlled by them.

Ariana Hose our Social Worker in Schools has resigned as of the end of the term. Should you urgently need Social Worker support please contact Josiah Teokotai at TCoSS - Phone 07 886 8277

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

1.     Glue ear assessment and management

2.     Wax/Foreign body removal

1.     Grommet checks

2.     Treatment for discharging ears

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

                April       - Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th

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

Upcoming Dates

Fri 13 April            2.30 Keeping It REAL Assembly

                                3.00 Term 1 ends

Mon 30 April        Term 2 Starts

Newsletter Term1/05

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T1/05                                                                                                                     28 March 2018

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

The term is rapidly coming to an end. We will be having a special keeping it REAL asembly on the last Friday of Term to recognise those children who have been consistenetly making the right choices.

Term2 will start at 9.00 on the 30th of April.

No Junior or Senior Syndicate Assemblies -Thursday 29th March

There will be no Junior or Senior Assemblies on Thursday this week. We have a special Duffy Role Model Assembly starting at 1.45 instead with Raquel Anderson-Pitman, New Zealand Rugby League Team player. Following this we will have our usual #ItsCooltoKorero Hui Whakamutunga around 2.45.

Easter Break

A reminder that the Ministry of Education requires schools to be closed on the  Tuesday after Easter.  No school - Tuesday 3rd April.

Senior Syndicate Swimming Sports

Our Senior School Swimming Sports will be held on Friday the 6th April from 10-00 to 12.00pm. You're more than welcome to attend and watch your child/ren participate in the pool - (Small pool children will have their own programme in the little pool). We are always on the lookout for parents who can lend a helping hand. We need a few marshals for the troops and some people to help monitor the place getters. - Nga mihi - Ms Noa Tereu

Keeping It REAL Assembly - Friday 13th April

On Friday 13th April 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. 

Reminder - Early finish Terms 2 & 3

A reminder that school finishes at 2.40 every day during Terms 2 & 3. We have a shortened lunch break from 12.30 - 1.10 to enable this.

Basketball

Basketball starts next term( 2nd May).Basketball fees are $20.00 and are due in by  Friday 13th April.

 

Soccer

A big thank you to those that have offered to coach teams for this coming soccer season. Please find below team names and the coaches. Children will be informed next week of their soccer team and coach. We will also make further contact with coaches to arrange team coaching as well as other important information about the soccer season.

Nga mihi, Sheree Jansen and Jonas Bucher, Teachers in charge of Soccer.

Melissa Patena   10th grade             Strathmore Strikers

Dino Governor    10th grade             Strathmore Stars

Rachel Bennion   8th grade               Strathmore Saints

Cheryl Loye          8th grade               Strathmore Stingers

Regan Fox             6th grade,              Strathmore Juniors

Staff Car Park/Bus Bay

A reminder that the car park is for staff only. It should not be used as a pick up and drop off for children. It is a dangerous area for children to be in because of car movements so we actively discourage children from being in the car park.

The bus bay is designated parking for buses and vans only between the hours of 8.30 - 9.30 a.m. and 2.30 - 3.30 p.m. Please do not use it to park in during those times.

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 were

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16th March

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23rd March

1

Steve-Mana Bartie

1

DJ Hewson

2

Ace Mokaraka-Vakatini

2

Dayton Hughes

3

Holly-Belle Hewson

3

Mamor Ford-Takiri

4

Lenyx-Kruze Ormsby-Green

4

Rose Manuel

8

Weishaun Crichton

8

Vaughan Tuakana

9

Hope Manu-Griffin

9

Lance Winiata-Sweet

10

Max Redyk

10

Shaqira Glenie

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

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

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

Our Keeping it REAL focus for Weeks 10 and 11 is about  "Caught Being Good"

We expect children to be doing the right thing all the time, not just when we are looking. We discourage children from asking for tokens, or telling teachers about why they should get a token.

Teachers are looking for opportunities to hand out tokens when they see children doing the right thing when they are not aware the teacher is watching.

At home you might like to surprise your child with a small reward when they offer to help or do something good without being asked.

Social Worker in Schools

Building Self Esteem

Things to do which will assist in building Self Esteem in children.

Friends - children need a chance to make friends outside the family/whanau. Help them meet and make friends with new people, at sports clubs, cultural, hobby or interest groups.

Opportunities - to help children experience successes provide opportunities for them to get involved in things and encourage their efforts to have a go.

Celebrate - genuine achievements and display their quality work.

Responsibility - give children tasks that they are responsible for, this helps them to feel they have an important role to play, and is a way to build skills and independence.

Choices - encourage children to make choices and take responsibility for the outcomes. Be there to support and help pick up the pieces if needed.

Modelling - children will pick up many of their self esteem attitudes based on how they see people significant to them lead their lives.

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

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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:

                April       - Friday 6th, Wednesday 18th, Thursday 19th

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

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Upcoming Dates

30 Mar - 3 Apr    School Closed - Easter Break (N.B No school Tuesday 3 March)

Fri 6 April             10.00- 12.00 Senior Syndicate Swimming Sports - South Waikato Indoor Pools.

Mon 9 April          4.00 BOT meeting - Conference Room

Fri 13 April            1.45 Duffy Role Model Assembly with Raquel Anderson-Pitman

                                3.00 Term 1 ends

Mon 30 April        Term 2 Starts

 

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20 - 06 - 2018
Because our teachers are attending a Paid Union Meeting in the afternoon of Wednesday 27th June we will be sending children home at 12.30 p.m.