Newsletter Term1/04

Newsletter

T1/04                                                                         22nd March 2017

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

We are in week 8 already. Keeping it REAL has had a positive effect on the behaviour of our children so far this term with our children being very settled for the most part.

STUDENT LUNCHES

Starting Monday, 27 March we will be starting up Ka Pai Kai once again. This will only be available on Mondays and Tuesdays.

The following will be available: Lasagne - Large $5.00 Small $4.00

Macaroni Cheese Large $4.00 Small $3.00

We will have Subway available everyday as well.

Balloons over Waikato Wellington Camp Fundraiser

This Friday, 25th March the Senior Syndicate will be selling steak sammies , sausages, and drinks at the Balloons over Waikato event at the Memorial Sportsgrounds. Come along and support the initative from 6 - 8 p.m.

We need helpers to butter bread at 12.40 in the staffroom.

Meet at the Sportsground at 5.30 if you'd like to help with the barbeque.

Wellington Camp Consent forms and Camp Parent Applications

It would be appreciated if parents could get these back to school as soon as possible. If unsure as to whether your child has had hepatitis and tetanus injections you can get an immunisation record from your doctor. There is no charge for this.

Rippa - Tag Competition Fees

If your child is playing in the Rippa-Tag competition it would be appreciated if you could pay the $5 fee to your child's classroom teacher or at the office if you have not already done so.

Netball Notice

Please remember to get your permission forms back as soon as possible. We still need coaches for at least three teams

Thank you - Ms Tereu/Mama Numia

Soccer Notice

A reminder that we need permission slips returned by 31st March. Thank you to those who have already done so. Payment of $ 20 per player is due by the last day of Term 1 - Thursday 13th April.

We currently only have 2 parents willing/able to coach teams. Please let Mrs Jansen (Room 9) or Mrs Wilson (Room 3) know if you are available to help. Without coaches children may not be able to play.

Sleep for Children

The World Sleep Society has developed recommendations on how to obtain a healthy restorative sleep.

The Ten Commandments for Children's Sleep (ages birth to 12 years):

  1. Go to bed at the same time every night, preferably before 9.00pm.

  2. Have an age appropriate nap schedule.

  3. Establish a consistent bedtime routine.

  4. Make your child's bedroom sleep conductive - cool, dark, and quiet.

  5. Encourage your child to fall asleep independently.

  6. Avoid bright light at bedtime and during the night, and increase light exposure in the morning.

  7. Avoid heavy meals and vigorous exercise close to bedtime.

  8. Keep all electronics, including televisions, computers, and cell phones out of the bedroom and limit use of electronics before bedtime.

  9. Avoid caffeine, including many sodas, coffee, and teas (as well as iced tea).

  10. Keep a regular daily schedule, including consistent mealtimes.

TABLE OF RECOMMENDED SLEEP

AGE SLEEP NEED

3-12 months 14 to 15 hours

1-3 years 12 to 14 hours

3-5 years 11 to 13 hours

6-12 years 10 to 11 hours

12-18 years 8.5 to 9.5 hours

Social Worker in Schools

Change

I've been thinking about the concept of change lately. Change can be good can't it? A fresh start, a new beginning, a new hair colour: whatever change looks like for you. But sometimes it's daunting, as adults often don't like the unexpected or the unknown. It's the same for children - as much as possible, it's important to prepare children for change, and coach them through it. Try to understand what their fears are and answer any questions they might have as honestly and simply as you can. If you're moving houses; acquiring a new pet; having a new baby; or, on a more serious note, you might know that someone close to your child is dying, it's important to help prepare them for the change, without adding to their worries. Remember also to be kind to yourself in times of change. If you would like to talk about his further, please contact me on 027 374 1030 - Emily Orr.

Charlie Turia's story from the CAD Fashion Show

On Saturday we went on show. We waved at all of the people. I was shy because there were heaps of people. We needed to get changed into black t-shirts. We needed to wear singlets and shirts. The singlet colours were green and white. The shirt colours were red. I enjoyed walking on stage. It was fun.

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

    Glue ear assessment and management

Wax/Foreign body removal

Grommet checks

Treatment for discharging ears

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

March - Wednesday 22, Thursday 23,

April - Thursday 6, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20,

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

Surf Junior Rugby

Calling all boys and girls of all ages to play rugby this season.

Come down and register at the SURF Clubrooms

Thursday 30th March 4.00 - 5.30.

For more information txt Tish on 0276376724

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Upcoming Dates

Fri Senior Syndicate Fundraiser 6 -8 p.m. Sportsgrounds

Wed 29 Mar 9.30 - 2.30 School of Zen for Year 6 students at Cricket Club

Newsletter Term1/03

Newsletter

T1/03                                        8th March 2017

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

We have had a wonderful turnout for parent interviews yesterday and today. It is great that so many of you are supporting your child's learning by coming along, setting goals for their learning and finding out about how you can help them at home.

We welcome Tamehana Samuel (Y5 Room 2), Lily Manuel (Y1, Room 10) and D.J. (Y4 Room 8) and Holly-Belle (Y3 Room 3) Hewson.

Whānau Leader Elections

On Friday we announced the Whānau Leaders and their Deputies for 2017 and issued them with badges and hats. The results are below:

Ngauruhoe Ruapehu

Boy Whānau Leader Rongonui Gillett James Ratai

Girl Whānau Leader Taylah Gillett Karma Dehar-Lyttle

Deputy Whānau Leaders Strickland Teao Terae Siulepa

Ciarah Daine Mia Vano

Taranaki Tongariro

Boy Whānau Leader Harlem Okiakama Reaghan Winiata-Sweet

Girl Whānau Leader Kamaia Tetevano Lineta-Rose Misa

Deputy Whānau Leaders Alexis Tearoa Leanne Crichton

Rapiiata Paul Waireti Walker

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

Soccer - Terms 2 & 3

If you child would like to play soccer on Saturdays in Terms 2 & 3, they will bring home a notice in the near future with a permission slip and request for coaches.

A reminder that there is a three day soccer course with Ricki Herbert during the school holidays - Cost $99. See Sheree Jansen if you want further information.

Rippa Tag Competition

The first day was a great success with players learning the rules and getting used to the game. A big thank you to coaches Ruth Tuakana-Natua, Michael Lyttle, Terri Pepe and Theresa Knight.

While the Year 1 & 2 Rippa competition was not run as we were the only school to put in a team a big thank you to Rachel Bennion for offering to coach this team.

Wellington Camp Consent forms and Camp Parent Applications

Consent forms for children to attend Wellington camp from Sunday 25th June to Friday 30th June, and Camp Parent application forms will be sent home on Monday next week (Monday 10th March).

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 93% attendance for 2017.

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, farewell a relative going overseas 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 Child, Youth and Family because the matter becomes a care and protection issue.

Breakfast Club

Children must be seated for breakfast no later than 8.30.

We need more helpers to run our Breakfast Club . If you are able to give 1 hour, one day a week to help with Breakfast Club we would love to hear from you. Mums and Dads, Grandparents, Aunties and Uncles, friends of the school are all welcome to come in and help.

If you can help in any way please contact Chris in the Office on 8869765 and come along and be part of our wonderful school.

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

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

If you'd like to talk to me directly, please call 027 374 1030, or leave a message at the office for me to get back to you. Emily Orr.



COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

    Glue ear assessment and management

Wax/Foreign body removal

Grommet checks

Treatment for discharging ears

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

March - Wednesday 8, Thursday 9, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23,

April - Thursday 6, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20,

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

Waikato Health Board:

Consultation - Maternity Services


Monday, March 13th

10 - 11.30am


Thursday, March 16th

5.30 - 7.00pm

at

The Lions Room, South Waikato Sport and Events Centre, 25 Mossop Road Tokoroa

Waikato DHB is reviewing its maternity services in Tokoroa/South Waikato, Te Kuiti and the Waitomo/King Country area, to ensure that pregnant women and their whānau get the care they need. Please come along and hear our proposal and give your feedback. We'd love to hear from you.

Do you want to make a difference in a child's life?

Child, Youth and Family are currently looking for people in this area who can offer safe, caring, stable homes for young people in need of short term care, time out over weekends and/or holidays, or a home for life.

Our team will support you to understand and manage the challenges of fostering a young person, and we will be there with you to celebrate the successes.

You may be surprised; you could be just the right person to offer your care to a young person who needs you!

If you are interested in finding out more, or know someone who may be interested, or if you think you might be able to help in some other way then we would love to hear from you!

Please call Johnson Taoho, Care Services Manager, on 07 957 4740 or email johnson.taoho001@cyf.govt.nz

Surf Junior Rugby

Calling all boys and girls of all ages to play rugby this season.

Come down and register at the SURF Clubrooms

Thursday 30th March 4.00 - 5.30.

For more information txt Tish on 0276376724

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Upcoming Dates

Mon 13 Mar Camp consents and Camp Parent applications sent home

Tues 14 Mar 4.00 p.m. Board of Trustees meeting in conference room

Wed 29 Mar 9.30 - 2.30 School of Zen for Year 6 students at Cricket Club

Newsletter Term1/02

                                 Newsletter

T1/02                                                                                                          20 February 2017

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

We look forwards to meeting with our parents at our fun sports and picnic evening on Wednesday this week. Please make the time to come along.

We welcome Ace (Y5 Room2) and Kaylee-Jade (Y3 Room 9) Mokaraka-Vakatini, Taylah Rawiri (Y3 Room 3) and New Entrant Georgia-Breeze Jones (Room 4).

Important Dates

Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea

We are holding a fun sports evening followed by a picnic tea on Wednesday 22nd 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 ask parents to bring along a salad or dish to share.

Student/Teacher/Pupil Goal Setting Conferences 6 & 7 March

We will be holding student/teacher/parent goal setting conferences on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 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.  

Parents Meeting  - 2017 Camp Wellington

There will be a meeting for all parents who have children in Rooms 1,2 or 8 on Thursday 2nd March at 5.30 p.m. in the staffroom. This will be an opportunity to find out what will be happing while children are on camp, likely cost for the camp and requirements for being a camp parent.

Lunches

Because of some issues with Ka Pai Kai starting up again after the holidays we are currently offering Subway each day. We will let parents know by note if we resume using Ka Pai Kai.

Children are able to order Subway - $4.50 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 $4.50.

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

Parent Teacher Association meeting - Tues 28 February 3.15

We will be having a PTA meeting on Tuesday 28th February at 3.15 in order to consider funding applications and plan any fundraising we may be able to do. Parents are encouraged to attend and consider how PTA funds should be used to support children's learning.

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

Social Worker in Schools

You survived the holidays! Well done you. A slight change to my schedule each week means you'll see me out and about at Strathmore on Wednesdays and again on Friday afternoons this term. If your family has been facing some out-of-the-ordinary challenges (or even some all-too-familiar tough times) that you would like to talk to someone about, please don't hesitate to ask. The school has supports in place (myself, a counsellor who visits regularly, a great management team and caring classroom teachers) who are here for you and your family. We want things to go well for you, so that your kids can do the best that they can, and so that you can be your best for them. If you'd like to talk to me directly, please call 027 374 1030, or leave a message at the office for me to get back to you. Emily Orr.

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 22, Thursday 23,

March -                 Wednesday 8, Thursday 9, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23,

April -                     Thursday 6, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20,

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

Upcoming Dates

Wed 22 Feb          Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea 5.00- 7.00

Tues 28 Feb          PTA Meeting 3.15 p.m. in staffroom

Thurs 2 Mar          Camp Meeting for parents 5.30 p.m.

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

Tues 7 March        Parent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences 1.00 - 6.00pm

Newsletter Term1/01

Newsletter


T1/01                                                                                                          01 February 2017

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 back to Tearikiteao (Y4 Rm 8), Freedom (Y3 R9) and Nesta (Y2 R10) Vavia Rikiau and Hosea Charlie (Y4 R8).

Welcome to Rapiiata (Y6 R2) and Tom (Y2 R3) Paul, Leanne (Y6 R2) Beishaun and Weishaun (Y5 R1) and Rodney (Y1 R10) Crichton.

We have started the year with 7 classrooms and a current roll of 147.

School Class Organisation

Below is our class structure for 2017

Principal                                Murray Kendrick

Senior Syndicate                 Room 1                 Y 4-6                       Ms Tereu

                                                Room 2                 Y 5-6                       Whaea Rachel

                                                Room 8                 Y 4                          Whaea Wena

Junior Syndicate                 Room 3                Y 2-3                       Mrs Wilson

                                                Room 9                 Y 2-3                       Mrs Jansen

                                                Room 10               Y 1-2                       Mrs Bates

Room 4                 Y 0-1                       Ms Templeton                    

Important Dates

Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea

We are holding a fun sports evening followed by a picnic tea on Wednesday 22nd 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 6 & 7 March

We will be holding student/teacher/parent goal setting conferences on Monday 6 and Tuesday 7 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 on Friday 17th 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.

Festival of Cultures Stall

The senior syndicate are looking for 4 parents to help run a BBQ stall as part of the Treaty of Waitangi/Festival of Cultures celebrations hosted by Raukawa.  This will be held on Saturday 11th February from 10.00 - 3.00pm.  We will need people who are available for the day.  This is a fundraiser for our senior camp so if you are a parent interested in attending camp, this would be for you.  We are looking for 2 cooks and 2 servers.  Please see Rachel Rawiri in Room 2. 

Flying Start - Pre School Programme - Thursdays

Flying Start will begin tomorrow, Thursday 2nd 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 Thursdays from 9.00 to 3.00 p.m. For more information and to enrol visit the school office or phone 886 9765.

Lunches The following can be ordered for lunches Monday - Thursday supplied by Ka Pai Kai. Children may buy any of the items listed below (Prices as of 07/02/2017).

Mini Box $4

Lunch Box $5

Fruit and Yoghurt $4

Lasagne - Large $5

Lasagne - Small $4

Bliss Ball $2

Mac'nCheese - Large $4

Mac'n Cheese - Small $3

Nuts $2.50

Corned Beef Club $4

Salad - Cook's Choice $5

Salad - Cook's Choice $3.00

On Friday children are able to order Subway - $4.50 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 $4.50.

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

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 TUESDAY   - 7TH FEBRUARY

Breakfast Club will start next Tuesday.  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 Chris  in the office - Phone  8869765 or return the enclosed form.

Reminder : No short Lunchtimes Term 1 and 4

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

Rippa Rugby Tournament

A rippa rugby round robin tournament will be held from March 2 through to March 30 on Thursdays starting at 4.00 p.m. with grades Y1 & 2, Y3 & 4, and Y5 & 6. A note will be coming home with those interested in playing in the near future. We will be looking for parents who are willing to manage any teams we are able to enter.

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 Christine Collier at the office on 886 9765.

Emily Orr -Social Worker in Schools

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COMMUNITY NOTICES

Festival of Cultures - Saturday 11 February 10am to 3pm. - Celebrating the Treaty of Waitangi

Join us as we celebrate the Treaty of Waitangi and the Cultural Diversity of the South Waikato. 
A fun family event with lots of entertainment, great food and cultural/community performances.

This collaborative event is brought to you by the South Waikato District Council, the 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 9, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23,

March -                Wednesday 8, Thursday 9, Wednesday 22, Thursday 23,

April -                    Thursday 6, Wednesday 19, Thursday 20,

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

 

Upcoming Dates

Mon 13 Feb          BOT meeting 4.00 p.m. Conference Room

Wed 22 Feb          Community Sports Evening and Picnic Tea 5.00- 7.00

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

Tues 7 March      Parent/Child Teacher Goal setting Conferences 1.00 - 6.00pm