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

Room

6th April

Room

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

Panui

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

Room

16th March

Room

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

Newsletter Term1/04

Newsletter

T1/04                                                                                                                     14  March 2018

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

It was great to see such a great turnout of parents for Parent/Student/Teacher goal-setting conferences last week. We appreciate the opportunity to work with you for the benefit of your child's education.

Welcome to 

Whānau Leader Elections

On Friday 2nd March we announced the Whānau Leaders and their Deputies for 2018 and issued them with Whānau leader hats. The results are below:

                                                Ngauruhoe                                            Ruapehu                               

Boy Whānau Leader           Rongonui Gillett                                   Steve-Mana Bartie

Girl Whānau Leader           Saffron Petero-Anderson                   Lyric Vano

Deputy Whānau Leaders   Samuel Patena-Tiare                           Terae Siulepa

                                                Zoe Riri-Honana                                   Wiremu Lyttle

                                                Taranaki                                                 Tongariro              

Boy Whānau Leader           Harlem Okiakama                                Dayton Hughes

Girl Whānau Leader           Toreakore Ford-Takiri                         Denim Wairua-Heitia

Deputy Whānau Leaders   Alizandra Jones                                    Hosea Charlie

                                            Takurangi Ford-Takiri                          Joceyani Isaraela

Well done to all candidates who stood up and made an election speech.

NZEI Paid Union Meetings

The Primary Teachers' Union - NZEI have called paid union meetings to discuss claims for our upcoming Collective Employment Agreement renewal. The local meeting that Strathmore School teachers will be attending in on Wednesday 21st March at Tainui Full Primary School starting at 1.00 p.m. As a result we will be sending children home at 12.30 so that teachers can attend this meeting.

If you are unable to to make arrangements to look after your child on the afternoon of Wednesday 21st March please contact Donna in the office so that we can look at possible supervision here at school.

Children will be sent home at 12.30 p.m. Wednesday 21st March

Easter Break

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

Kutu/Nits/Headlice

There have been a number of parents advising us that their children have head lice. Head lice are very common so there is no need to be alarmed, however they should be treated quickly to prevent them from spreading.

We are asking that ALL parents check their child's hair. If you see your child persistently scratching, or tiny silver white eggs or small pale brown lice please treat your child's hair immediately - they will not go away on their own.

You are able to get treatment from the Doctor (free of charge), or we do have some available at the school office - you are welcome to call in and pick it up.

Soccer

Soccer permission slips are due back this Friday 16th March, in order for teams to be organised.

Currently we only have coaches for the 8th Grade. Please consider taking on a coaches role for the 6th grade (5 & 6 year olds) or 11th Grade 9, 10 & 11 year olds), otherwise we may not be able to enter teams.

Thank you for your understanding - Sheree Jansen and Jonas Bucher

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.

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.

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

2nd March

Room

9th March

1

Rosalia Ma'u

1

Tremaine Waddell

2

Tearikiteao Vavia-Rikiau

2

Tamehana Samuel

3

Louse Kiri

3

Kaylee-Jade Mokaraka-Vakatini

4

Gorjah-Leigh Vavia Rikiau

4

Troyden Brown

8

Jacob Tuakana-Natua

8

Seoul Vano

9

Jessica Sefuiva

9

Blake Taylor

10

Sam Walker

10

Lake Sang Yum

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 8 and 9  is around Leadership.

We lead by being a good example, we show others how to behave, we are kind to others and look after each other. This can be demonstrated by being good role models, teaching others what behaviours are acceptable, helping and looking after others, being willing to step up, take the lead and support others. The Tuakana/Teina philosophy is helpful in this aspect for our children. At home, remember parents what you do is seen by the children. Give children the responsibility to take on leadership roles around the house e.g. deciding what to have for a meal and helping to prepare it, taking initiative to see something needs doing and just doing it without being asked.

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

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

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 21st , Thursday 22nd

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

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

 

Arohanui Kindergarten

Arohanui Kindergarten has vacancies available now.  They offer free 20hrs for 2yr olds and 3yr olds.  Please contact them on 022 100 6326 or call in for a visit at 107-109 Grampian Street, Tokoroa

 

Upcoming Dates

Wed 21st Mar      Children sent home at 12.30 - NZEI Paid Union Meetings

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

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There are 6 days to go until entries close for Richie's Milk Run!

The competition closes at midnight on March 19 and there are still two chances to win a special milk delivery from Richie. You need to be in to win! Get your thinking caps on and tell us why Richie should drop in to see your school!

Richie's Milk Run is proudly brought to you by our Fonterra farmers, who are excited to be celebrating 5 years of Fonterra Milk for Schools in over 1430 primary schools nationwide.Go to https://www.fonterra.com/nz/en/what-we-stand-for/fonterra-milk-for-schools/richies-milk-run.html and nominate us to have Richie deliver milk to us.  Over and out!

Newsletter Term1/03

                                                                                                28th February 2018

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

It was great to see so many parents and children at our school picnic on Wednesday last week.

We look forward to teachers meeting as many parents/caregivers as possible for goal-setting conferences on Monday and Tuesday next week.

Welcome to Kingston (Y3 Room 3) and Lake (Y2 Room 10) Sang Yum, and New entrants Persyus Thompson (Room 10) and Ariyah Heke (Room 4).

Student/Teacher/Pupil Goal Setting Conferences 5 & 6 March

We will be holding student/teacher/parent goal setting conferences on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 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. Conference request forms were sent home on Monday. Contact Donna in the office - 886 9765 if you need another.

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 March 2018

Staff Car Park

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.

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.

Road Safety

School Pedestrian Crossing - For the safety of our children we ask that parents and children use the Strathmore School pedestrian crossing which is patrolled. Please do not call your children across the road away from the crossing. Children often forget to look for traffic and are likely to run out in front of oncoming cars.

Rainy Days - Wet days mean more traffic and less visibility. Extra care and patience is needed. Use your lights, bring an umbrella and be prepared to walk further than usual to pick up a child. Better to catch a cold than collect a car!

Keep Safe getting out - Insist your children get in and out of the car safely. The safest door is the kerbside door. Using this will keep them out of the traffic flow. If parking on the far side kerb have children walk to the crossing to cross the road.

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is currently operating every day of the week. However we no longer have anyone to take the Breakfast Club on Thursday. We  would like more helpers to continue to run this 5 days a week so if you are able to give us 1 hour, one day a week please contact Donna in the office - Phone  8869765

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 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.

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

16nd February

Room

23rd February

1

Anzac Ah-Lam

1

Anzac Ah-Lam

2

Tearikiteao Vavia-Rikiau

2

Joceyani Isaraela

3

Nelson Hauraki

3

Rahmea Hewett

4

Gorjah-Leigh Vavia-Rikiau

4

Rose Manuel

8

Hosea Charlie

8

Shaqarna Glenie

9

Tairi Ford-Takiri

9

Fabian Rakitu-Kete

10

Teao Ratai-McRae

10

Tiah-Jade Gillett

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

Flying Start - Pre School Programme - Wednesdays

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.

Please note change of day from Thursday to Wednesday.

Rippa Rugby Tournament - Thursday March 22

SURF JAB are running a Rippa Rugby Round Robin Tournament on Thursday 22nd  March starting at 4.00 p.m. There are three grades - Year 1 & 2, Year 3 & 4, and Year 5 & 6. In order to enter teams we will need parents willing to coach/manage the teams. Please let Murray Kendrick know if you are able to take a team.  We need to have teams registered by 12th March.

Social Worker in Schools

Let children know it's OK to speak up

Encourage children to tell you if they feel uncomfortable with an adult. By spotting the signs early, we can help protect our children from harm.

Children may not know what to say and use different words to express what is going on. Let them know that if they don't like an adult or online friend, the right thing to do is talk to you......One of the best things you can do is make it safe for children to speak up.

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

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 7th, Wednesday 21st , Thursday 22nd

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

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

Upcoming Dates

Fri  2 March         2.30 Whānau Leaders for 2018 announced in Hall

Mon 5 March      12.30 Children sent home

                                Parent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences 1.00 - 6.00pm

Tues 6 March      12.30 Children sent home

                                Parent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences 1.00 - 6.00pm

Newsletter Term1/02

Newsletter

T1/02                                                                                                           15th February 2018

Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea

Wednesday 21st February

5.00 - 7.00 p.m.

Strathmore School grounds and hall

Sausage Sizzle provided.

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

We look forward to meeting as many parents/caregivers as possible on Wednesday next week. Please make the effort to come and join us.

Welcome to Faith-Luella Whare (Y1, R10), Jahsdys McClure-Russo (Y2, R9) and new entrant John Jones (Room 4).

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 March 2018

Important Dates

Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea - Wednesday 21st February

We are holding a fun sports evening followed by a picnic tea on Wednesday 21st 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 watermelon.

Student/Teacher/Pupil Goal Setting Conferences 5 & 6 March

We will be holding student/teacher/parent goal setting conferences on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 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.  

Change of Teacher Room 2

With Rachel Rawiri taking study leave for the rest of the year the Board have employed Nicole Andrews to take Room 2. She starts in Week 5 - Monday 26th February. With Rachel on leave Noa Tereu-Solomona will be acting Deputy Principal.

She will be released by Ngaire Taikato on Thursdays in order to meet the requirements of this position.

Swimming

Swimming at the South Waikato Indoor Pools is under way on Fridays for Rooms 1, 2, and 8.

A reminder that 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.

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

Week 2 and 3 of this term the focus is around the expectations of Respect. We are teaching the children to show respect by speaking and acting with courtesy - we are polite and use our manners, we look after ourselves, each other, our class and our school. This can be demonstrated by children not interrupting when others are speaking, using the pedestrian crossing (following rules), being ready and organised at the beginning of the day, being kind to one another, being helpful, clearing up after themselves. At home this can be demonstrated by children listening and following instructions from adults in their care.

PTA Meeting - Thursday 22nd February 2018 3.15 p.m.

There will be a PTA meeting held at 3.15 p.m on Tuesday 22nd February in the staffroom.

Teachers have a number of requests for funding. Parents are encouraged to attend and consider how PTA funds should be used to support children's learning. Leave your children to play in the grounds while you come along and have your say.

Lunches

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.

See the attached menu for Term 1.

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

Chicken Pieces

Cheese

Lettuce

Cucumber

Tomato

Carrot

Capsicum

Mayonnaise

Lunch orders are taken in the office from 8.30 every morning.

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

2nd February

Room

9th February

1

Renata Rawiri-Monga

1

Toreakore Ford-Takiri

2

Marcella Carlson

2

Summah George

3

Mamor Ford-Takiri

3

Oscar Redyk

4

Ruby Treadaway-Hale

4

Remington Robson-Wira

8

Jamie Ruck

8

Teina-Lucie Collier

9

 Taylah-Jay Quaife

9

Ricki-Ru Turia

10

Vadim Ormsby

10

Natalie Sefuiva

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

Flying Start - Pre School Programme - Wednesdays

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.

Please note change of day from Thursday to Wednesday.

 

Breakfast Club

Breakfast Club is operating every day of the week. A big thank you to those who have volunteered to operate this. We also thank Elim Church for their ongoing financial support to purchase breakfast essentials.  We  would like more helpers to continue to run this 5 days a week so if you are able to give us 1 hour, one day a week please contact Donna in the office - Phone  8869765

#ItsCool2Korero@StrathmoreKura

This term we are continuing  to hold a start of week hui at 9.00 a.m every Monday and an end of week hui every Friday at 2.25 p.m. in the hall.

The purpose of this programme is to bring our Strathmore whānau together twice a week to share in karakia, waiata, introduce our REAL values for the week, discuss positive Māori and Pacific Island role models, to give kiwaha and phrases to try throughout the week, and to start and end our week positively.

Parents are encouraged to come along and participate in these hui.

Social Worker in Schools

Caring for children and young people

Take care of our children

Take care of what they hear

Take care of what they see

Take care of what they feel

For how the children grow so will the shape of Aotearoa.

Dame Whina Cooper

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

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               - Thursday 22nd

March                    - Wednesday 7th, Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd

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

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

Upcoming Dates

Wed 21 Feb          Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea 5.00- 7.00pm

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

Tues 6 March      Parent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences 1.00 - 6.00pm

Newsletter

T1/01                                                                                                          01 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 Blake Taylor (Y3 R9),  Katana John (Y2 R9), Arushi (Y5 R2) and Anushka (Y1 R4) Kukreti, and  new entrants Gabrile Collins-Andersen, Natalie Sefuiva, Charlotte Tuaiti, Sam Walker, Max Redyk and Nikau Beets all in Room 10

We have started the year with 7 classrooms and a current roll of 148.

New Staff Members

A big welcome to staff new to the school.

With the resignation of Chris Collier In the office we have appointed Donna Hartley as Office Manager.

Irene Dowdle has taken over from Ann Monteith as Reading Recovery Teacher.

Jonas Bucher is taking Room 8 following on from the  resignation of Wena Wiki.

Nicole Andrews will be joining us to take Room 2 for the remainder of the year while Rachel Rawiri is on Study leave.

School Class Organisation

Below is our class structure for 2017

Principal                                Murray Kendrick

Senior Syndicate                 Room 1                 Y 5-6                       Ms Tereu

                                                Room 2                 Y 5-6                       Whaea Rachel

                                                Room 8                 Y 4-5                       Mr Bucher

Junior Syndicate                 Room 3                Y 3-4                       Mrs Wilson

                                                Room 9                 Y 2-3                       Mrs Jansen

                                                Room 10               Y 0-1                       Mrs Bates

Room 4                 Y 0-1                       Ms Templeton                    

Important Dates

Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea - Wednesday 21st February

We are holding a fun sports evening followed by a picnic tea on Wednesday 21st 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.

Student/Teacher/Pupil Goal Setting Conferences 5 & 6 March

We will be holding student/teacher/parent goal setting conferences on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 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 will start tomorrow, Friday 2nd 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 will be available for purchase from Monday next week.

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.

We are waiting to receive their current menu which will be sent home by separate note.

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.

Please note change of day from Thursday to Wednesday.

 

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   - STARTS NEXT MONDAY  - 5th  FEBRUARY

Breakfast Club will start next Monday.  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

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

 

 

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Scottish Country Dancing:

The local club is running weekly beginners' classes for 6 weeks from Thursday 8th February. For children six and over there is a class from 6.30 to 7.30. As SCD can be a fun family activity caregivers are welcome to join the class too. There's an adults only class from 7.45 to 9pm. Queries/registrations to 886 6590 or 886 7733. www.tokoroascd.co.nz

Festival of Cultures - Saturday 10 February 10am to 3pm. - Celebrating the Treaty of Waitangi - 10am -3pm - Lake Moananui

Join us as we celebrate the Treaty of Waitangi and the Awesome Cultural Diversity of the South Waikato. 
Games and activities for the young and not so young. Music performances by talented locals - cultural performances - Ethnic Viillage showcasing our vibrant community - YUMMY foodstalls - and much more.

Bring your family and friends to this FREE family friendly event
This collaborative event is brought to you by the Te Wānanga o Aotearoa, South Waikato District Council, South Waikato Pacific Islands Community Services Trust and the Raukawa Settlement Trust.

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               - Thursday 8th,  Thursday 22nd 

March                    - Wednesday 7th, Wednesday 21st, Thursday 22nd 

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

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

 

Upcoming Dates

Tues 6 Feb            Waitangi Day - School closed

Mon 12 Feb          BOT meeting 4.00 p.m. Conference Room

Wed 21 Feb          Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea 5.00- 7.00

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

Tues 6 March      Parent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences 1.00 - 6.00pm