Panui Term 3/01

Panui

T3/01                                                                                                                    31st July 2019

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

Welcome back to Term 3.

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

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

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

We will be holding parent/teacher/student review and goal setting interviews on Monday 5th and Tuesday 6th August from 1.00 - 6.00 p.m. The purpose of these conferences is to inform parents of where their child is at, to set goals for the last two terms, and to let parents know how they can support their children at home.

Parent conferencing forms were sent home on Monday and need to be back by Friday 2nd August.

I really would encourage parents to attend these conferences and support your child's learning.

Children will be sent home early on these days, but we would appreciate it if they were brought with you for the conference/s. We may be able to offer limited supervision here at school for those children whose parents are not able to look after them. Please notify the school if you require your child to be supervised for the afternoon.

Parent Help Urgently Needed:

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

Breakfast Club 8.00 - 9.00 Monday - Friday.

We require more helpers to continue to run this 5 days a week so if you are able to give us 1 hour, one day a week please contact Donna in the office - Phone  8869765

Strathmore Reading League

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

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

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

Followup to Uniform Survey

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

1. Do you support a school uniform?

Yes 27                    58.7%

No 17                     37.0%

Undecided 2           4.3%

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

Improve the learning environment                                  12

Have no effect on the learning environment                 12

Promote positive behaviour                                                              20

Increase School Pride                                                                          29

Improve school safety                                                                        17

Decrease bullying                                                                11

None of the above                                                                               4

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

YES                          13

 NO                         9

Undecided             3

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

Keeping It REAL

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

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

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

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

How you can help at home.

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

New World/Anchor Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a New World/Anchor Student of the Week Certificate. These come with a tear off tab that the child can take in to New World to receive a discounted purchase.  Students of the Week from the last two weeks are

Rm

5th July

26th July

1

Jay Pomare

Maddisyn Tatham

2

Kingston Phillips

Kingston Phillips

3

Rose Manuel

Tekii Haitana

4

Sam Walker

Tiah-Jade Gillett

8

Lehua Kalua'u

Rheif Ogle

9

Manaia Renata

Locklyn Follows-Dennis

10

Caroline Schuster

Arani Tekotia

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

Social Worker in Schools

Be a positive role model:

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

Build their self-esteem:

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

Whaea Erina - Social Worker in Schools  - Phone: 0273741030

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COMMUNITY NOTICES

Police 105 Number

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

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

- Lost property

- Theft from a public place or car

- Intentional property damage

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

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

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

1.     Glue ear assessment and management

2.     Wax/Foreign body removal

1.     Grommet checks

2.     Treatment for discharging ears

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

                Thursday, 22 August                Wednesday, 04 September

                Wednesday 02 October

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

Upcoming Dates

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

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

                                Students sent home at 12.30

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

                                Students sent home at 12.30

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

Panui Term 2/05

Panui

T2/05                                                                                                                    3rd July 2019

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

Speech finals were held in the hall today. Results are below. Our Junior Syndicate are focussing on Forces and Motion while our Seniors are looking at Food for Thought.

We welcome Sadie (Room 8, Y5) and Trinity (Room 3, Y3) Durham to Strathmore School.

Waikato Rippa Tag Tournament

As a result of their efforts in the South Waikato Rippa Tag Tournament last week, our team will be taking part in the Waikato Rippa Tag Tournament at Swarbrick Park in Hamilton this Thursday (20th June). They will be travelling to and from Hamilton by bus with the Tokoroa North and Tainui Full Primary Teams. We wish the team - Damien Vakatini-Harding, Seoul Vano, Tavita Dean, Renata Rawiri-Monga, Lucas Follows, Breaze Whare, Takurangi Ford-Takiri, Marcella Carlson, Alizandra Jones, Teina-Lucie Collier, and their coach Mr Bucher all the best for the competition.

 

Strathmore Reading League

Competition 1 of Reading League is under way with Round 6 ending this Friday.

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

TEAM MVPs

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

Tiah-Jade Gillett

Paul Ruck

Solina Bennion-Carlson

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Amohia Wallace

Persyus Thompson

Jamie Ruck

Ruapehu Katoa

Sariah Baker

Blake Taylor

Marcella Carlson

Ruapehu Maumalo

Damien Vakatini-Harding

Inu Tahana-Vaeau

Samara Wharekawa-Tangimama

Taranaki Blair

Tairi Ford-Takiri

Teinakore Ford-Takiri

Jake Whare

Taranaki Paasi

Ricki-Ru Turia

Takurangi Ford-Takiri

Aroha-Lassan Ngata

Tongariro Luke

Ihapera Takao

Oceane Joshua

Reign Misa

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Rhief Ogle

Lily Manuel

Lance Winiata-Sweet

TEAM MVPs

Week 4

Week 5

 

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

Nano Mitchell

Saffron Petero-Anderson

 

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Shaedyn Narbey

Bryce Hemopo

 

Ruapehu Katoa

Jayden Siulepa

Corey Ratai

 

Ruapehu Maumalo

Arani Tekotia

Ruby Treadaway-Hale

 

Taranaki Blair

Charlie Turia

Cody Follows

 

Taranaki Paasi

Mamor Ford-Takiri

Mana-Graham Whareaitu

 

Tongariro Luke

Manaia Renata

Logan Campbell

 

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Teina-Lucie Collier

Ngawini Takao

 

             

Results from Week 4 and 5 of our Reading League Competition No.1 are below

Week 4

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Taranaki Paasi

99

0

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

147

2

Taranaki Blair

64

0

Ruapehu Maumalo

92

2

Tongariro Luke

115

2

Ruapehu Katoa

80

0

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

118

2

Ngauruhoe Hiku

88

0

Week 5

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

171

2

Ruapehu Maumalo

62

0

Taranaki Paasi

132

2

Ruapehu Katoa

74

0

Taranaki Blair

67

0

Ngauruhoe Hiku

86

2

Tongariro Luke

127

0

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

135

2

             

Keeping It REAL

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

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

Our Keeping it REAL focus for Weeks 9 & 10 is Respect - Looking after School Property - Te Tiaki te Whare Kura

We are discussing and showing children how to care for the school's property. This is showing Respect. The school spends a lot of money on equipment for children to use. Teachers spend time money and energy making activities for children. Most readers that the children take home cost between $10.00 and $15.00 each. When children lose, draw on them or cover them in food this costs the school to replace them. We spend money on sports equipment that disappears or gets broken because children are not using it for the intended use.

How you help at home. Discuss with your child/children how much these resources cost. Return books every day. If they bring something home from school that you think belongs to the school return it. Check at home for school readers. Show children how to care for them. Expect children to show respect for their own belongs.

New World/Anchor Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a New World/Anchor Student of the Week Certificate. These come with a tear off tab that the child can take in to New World to receive a discounted purchase.  Students of the Week from the last two weeks are

Rm

21st June

28th June

1

Hope Manu-Griffin

Bryce Hemopo

2

Teina-Lucie Collier

Stepharn Tekotia

3

Tekii Haitana

Ngawini Takao

4

Teinakore Ford-Takiri

Blake Pomare

8

Tailah Hughes

Tia Kamire

9

Abel - James Wirihana

Aries Ward-Ratai

10

Logan Campbell

Ioane Henderson-Turia

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

Social Worker in Schools

What makes a good daily routine?

There are no rules about how many or what kind of routines you should have. All families are different, and what works well for one family might not work for another.

Your routines need to be based on your individual family needs. But effective routines do share three key features:

Well planned: in a good routine, everyone understands their roles, knows what they need to do and sees their roles as reasonable and fair. For example, your children know that they take turns with washing up and drying up each night after dinner.

Regular: good routines become part of everyday family life. For example, you might all look forward to Sunday night barbecues with your children's grandparents.

Predictable: in a good routine, things happen in the same order each time. For example, you always wash school uniforms on the weekend, so you know they'll be ready for Monday morning.

Routines for children with disabilities can be a big help. They can be even more important for children who find it hard to understand or cope with change.

Whaea Erina - Social Worker in Schools  - Phone: 0273741030

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

1.     Glue ear assessment and management

2.     Wax/Foreign body removal

1.     Grommet checks

2.     Treatment for discharging ears

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

                Thursday, 13 June                Wednesday, 26 June

                Wednesday 10 July

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

Upcoming Dates

Thu 20 June          Rippa Tag team competing in Rippa Tag Tournament- Hamilton.

Tue 25 June           2.50 PTA meeting

Fri 28 June             Reading League  dress up as a book character day

Mon 1 July             4.00 Board of Trustees meeting in conference room.

Fri 5 July                2.10 REAL Assembly

                                2.40 Term 2 ends

Mon 22 July          9.00 Term 3 starts

 

Panui T2/04

T2/04                                                                                                                    19th June 2019

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

Speech finals were held in the hall today. Results are below. Our Junior Syndicate are focussing on Forces and Motion while our Seniors are looking at Food for Thought.

We welcome Sadie (Room 8, Y5) and Trinity (Room 3, Y3) Durham to Strathmore School.

Waikato Rippa Tag Tournament

As a result of their efforts in the South Waikato Rippa Tag Tournament last week, our team will be taking part in the Waikato Rippa Tag Tournament at Swarbrick Park in Hamilton this Thursday (20th June). They will be travelling to and from Hamilton by bus with the Tokoroa North and Tainui Full Primary Teams. We wish the team - Damien Vakatini-Harding, Seoul Vano, Tavita Dean, Renata Rawiri-Monga, Lucas Follows, Breaze Whare, Takurangi Ford-Takiri, Marcella Carlson, Alizandra Jones, Teina-Lucie Collier, and their coach Mr Bucher all the best for the competition.

PTA Meeting - Tuesday 25th June

There will be a PTA meeting at 2.50 on Tuesday 25th June in the staffroom. Parents are encouraged to attend and consider how PTA funds should be used to support children's learning. Teachers have put forward a number of requests for funding support. Leave your children to play in the grounds while you come along and have your say.

Reading League - Dress up as a Book Character Day

To wrap up our Reading League for this term, we're going to have a Book Character Dress Up Day on Friday, 28th June. Let's get creative whānau and get those costumes ready. Here's a few ideas for you....A red striped top, a backpack will transform you into Where's Wally? A freaky hat, will turn into the Mad Hatter. Glasses and scarves will turn you into Harry Potter. Let's go Family.

Noa Tereu

Senior Syndicate Speech Competition Results

Senior Syndicate Speech Finals were held in the hall today.  A big thank you to Ani Ratu  for judging the competition for us. Results below:

Year 4:  1st -        Paul Ruck - Sir Peter Jackson
2nd= -     Jessica Sefuiva - Unicorns

                2nd= -     Aroha Ngata - TLC
3rd -        Taylah-Jay Quaife - Wolves

Year 5:  1st -        Stepharn Tekotia - School
2nd -       Kingston Phillips - Superheroes

                3rd= -      Holly-Belle Hewson - Gymnastics

                3rd= -      Nikaia Quaife - Mini Stocks

Year 6:  1st -         Saffron Petero-Anderson - Harry Potter
2nd -       Tavita Dean - Fortnite
3rd -        Pokotea Ngatamariki - Cook Islands

Strathmore Reading League

Competition 1 of Reading League is under way with Round 6 ending this Friday.

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

TEAM MVPs

Week 1

Week 2

Week 3

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

Tiah-Jade Gillett

Paul Ruck

Solina Bennion-Carlson

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Amohia Wallace

Persyus Thompson

Jamie Ruck

Ruapehu Katoa

Sariah Baker

Blake Taylor

Marcella Carlson

Ruapehu Maumalo

Damien Vakatini-Harding

Inu Tahana-Vaeau

Samara Wharekawa-Tangimama

Taranaki Blair

Tairi Ford-Takiri

Teinakore Ford-Takiri

Jake Whare

Taranaki Paasi

Ricki-Ru Turia

Takurangi Ford-Takiri

Aroha-Lassan Ngata

Tongariro Luke

Ihapera Takao

Oceane Joshua

Reign Misa

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Rhief Ogle

Lily Manuel

Lance Winiata-Sweet

TEAM MVPs

Week 4

Week 5

 

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

Nano Mitchell

Saffron Petero-Anderson

 

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Shaedyn Narbey

Bryce Hemopo

 

Ruapehu Katoa

Jayden Siulepa

Corey Ratai

 

Ruapehu Maumalo

Arani Tekotia

Ruby Treadaway-Hale

 

Taranaki Blair

Charlie Turia

Cody Follows

 

Taranaki Paasi

Mamor Ford-Takiri

Mana-Graham Whareaitu

 

Tongariro Luke

Manaia Renata

Logan Campbell

 

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Teina-Lucie Collier

Ngawini Takao

 

             

Results from Week 4 and 5 of our Reading League Competition No.1 are below

Week 4

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Taranaki Paasi

99

0

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

147

2

Taranaki Blair

64

0

Ruapehu Maumalo

92

2

Tongariro Luke

115

2

Ruapehu Katoa

80

0

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

118

2

Ngauruhoe Hiku

88

0

Week 5

Team 1

Score

Points

Team 2

Score

Points

Ngauruhoe Fusitu'a

171

2

Ruapehu Maumalo

62

0

Taranaki Paasi

132

2

Ruapehu Katoa

74

0

Taranaki Blair

67

0

Ngauruhoe Hiku

86

2

Tongariro Luke

127

0

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

135

2

             

Keeping It REAL

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

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

Our Keeping it REAL focus for Weeks 9 & 10 is Respect - Looking after School Property - Te Tiaki te Whare Kura

We are discussing and showing children how to care for the school's property. This is showing Respect. The school spends a lot of money on equipment for children to use. Teachers spend time money and energy making activities for children. Most readers that the children take home cost between $10.00 and $15.00 each. When children lose, draw on them or cover them in food this costs the school to replace them. We spend money on sports equipment that disappears or gets broken because children are not using it for the intended use.

How you help at home. Discuss with your child/children how much these resources cost. Return books every day. If they bring something home from school that you think belongs to the school return it. Check at home for school readers. Show children how to care for them. Expect children to show respect for their own belongs.

New World/Anchor Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a New World/Anchor Student of the Week Certificate. These come with a tear off tab that the child can take in to New World to receive a discounted purchase.  Students of the Week from the last two weeks are

Rm

7th June

14th June

1

Taylah Rawiri

Lucas Follows

2

Chance Harding

Mamor Ford-Takiri

3

Khloe Matangi

Karnell Lothian-Narbey

4

Katana John

Troyden Brown

8

Blake Taylor

Preston Phillips

9

Zico Erisco

Manaia Renata

10

Amohia Wallace

Reign Misa

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

Social Worker in Schools

What makes a good daily routine?

There are no rules about how many or what kind of routines you should have. All families are different, and what works well for one family might not work for another.

Your routines need to be based on your individual family needs. But effective routines do share three key features:

Well planned: in a good routine, everyone understands their roles, knows what they need to do and sees their roles as reasonable and fair. For example, your children know that they take turns with washing up and drying up each night after dinner.

Regular: good routines become part of everyday family life. For example, you might all look forward to Sunday night barbecues with your children's grandparents.

Predictable: in a good routine, things happen in the same order each time. For example, you always wash school uniforms on the weekend, so you know they'll be ready for Monday morning.

Routines for children with disabilities can be a big help. They can be even more important for children who find it hard to understand or cope with change.

Whaea Erina - Social Worker in Schools  - Phone: 0273741030

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

1.     Glue ear assessment and management

2.     Wax/Foreign body removal

1.     Grommet checks

2.     Treatment for discharging ears

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

                Thursday, 13 June                Wednesday, 26 June

                Wednesday 10 July

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

Upcoming Dates

Thu 20 June          Rippa Tag team competing in Rippa Tag Tournament- Hamilton.

Tue 25 June           2.50 PTA meeting

Fri 28 June             Reading League  dress up as a book character day

Mon 1 July             4.00 Board of Trustees meeting in conference room.

Fri 5 July                2.10 REAL Assembly

                                2.40 Term 2 ends

Mon 22 July          9.00 Term 3 starts

 

Panui Term 2/03

Panui

T2/03                                                                                                                      6th June 2019

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

We welcome back Laevon Waddell (Y3, Rm 3)

Several of our senior children competed in the Inter-school Swimming sports on Tuesday representing the school well.

The seniors have speech finals on Wednesday 19th in the hall followed by Duffy Theatre performing "Stuck in the Game" to the whole school from 1.30 -2.30.

Board of Trustees Triennial Election

Declaration of parent election results for 5 parent representatives

Parent Representative Nominations

Akarere Henry

Lotu Misa

Desiree Morunga

Neville Takiri

Nikayla Tane

As only five nominations were received for five positions I therefore declare the following duly elected:

Akarere Henry, Lotu Misa, Desiree Morunga, Neville Takiri, Nikayla Tane

Donna Hartley, Returning Officer

Senior Syndicate Speech Finals - 11.00 Wednesday 19th June.

We will be holding Senior Syndicate Speech finals in the hall at 11.00 on Wednesday 19th June. Class teachers will be holding preliminary speech sessions in order to decide who will present their speeches in the finals. We have arranged for Keinan Ngapo to judge the speeches. Parents are encouraged to come along and support their children.

Music Festival

The Inter-school Music Festival will be held at Forest View High School Auditorium on Wednesday 18th from 6.30 - 8.30 p.m. and on Thursday 19th September 2019 with an afternoon matinee and evening performance.

Choir members will be attending practices at Tokoroa Central School from 1.10 - 2.30 on Tuesday  11th and 25th June and 2nd July with a further three practices scheduled for Term 3.

Strathmore Reading League

A reminder that 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 2.30 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.  Remember to read to or with your child for 15 minutes every night to maximise their points.

Keeping It REAL

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

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

Our Keeping it REAL focus for Weeks 7 & 8  is Talking the Talk - Being nice to each other.

This is more than good manners this is about how our words affect others. Teasing and harassing others is only going to get others upset and angry. Is this what you really want? This term we as staff here will be looking hard at those who use language effectively and rewarding that. When there is a problem we ask lots of questions around what started it. Through collecting data we have found out that many times its teasing and harassment.

How you can help at home.

If you hear teasing or harassment tell your children to stop. Discuss how words affect others. The old rule of sticks and stones may hurt my bones but words will never hurt me is wrong. Words have the greatest effect on us, Lets work together to stop this.

New World/Anchor Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a New World/Anchor Student of the Week Certificate. These come with a tear off tab that the child can take in to New World to receive a discounted purchase.  Students of the Week from the last two weeks are

Rm

24th May

31st May

1

Roselyn Ah-Lam

Beishaun Crichton

2

Tremaine Waddell

Alizandra Jones

3

Rose Manuel

Vadim Ormsby

4

Blake Pomare

Ariki-Nuia Pirihi

8

Letecia Drower

Rheif Ogle

9

Abel-James Wirihana

Aries Ward-Ratai

10

Jayden Siulepa

Joscelyn Ah-Lam

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

Social Worker in Schools

Routines: the basics

Routines are how families organise themselves to get things done, spend time together and have fun. Every family has its own unique routines. Routines help family members know who should do what, when, in what order and how often.

For example, your family might have: daily routines for work and school mornings, bath time, bedtime, mealtimes, greetings and goodbyes weekly routines for housework, like washing and cleaning other routines involving holidays and extended family get-togethers.

Family life is often smoother with a few routines, but there's more to routines than this.

Children: Why routines are good for them

Some children like and need routine more than others. In general, though, routines have the following benefits for children:

Safety and belonging

An organised and predictable home environment helps children and teenagers feel safe, secure and looked after, particularly in stressful times or during difficult stages of development, like puberty.

Also, routines built around having fun or spending time together strengthen family relationships. For example, reading a story together before bed or going for a special snack after soccer practice can become a special time for you and your child to share.

Erina - Social Worker in Schools  - Phone: 0273741030

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

1.     Glue ear assessment and management

2.     Wax/Foreign body removal

1.     Grommet checks

2.     Treatment for discharging ears

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

                Thursday, 13 June                Wednesday, 26 June

                Wednesday 10 July

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

Central Kids Arohanui

VACANCIES AVAILABLE!! At Central Kids Arohanui we offer a beautiful home-like environment that inspires imagination through natural resources and ‘loose parts' that enable children to play and create. We offer 20 hrs free from 2yrs to school age (conditions apply). Phone 07 8868087 to enroll your child or email arohanui@centralkids.org.nz

Upcoming Dates

Mon 10 June         4.00 Board of Trustees meeting - Conference Room.

Tues 11 June         1.10 - 2.30 Inter-school Choir Practice - Tokoroa Central School

Wed 19 June         11.00 Senior Syndicate Speech finals

                                1.20 Duffy Theatre in Hall.

Panui T2/02

 

 
 

School Closed Wednesday 29th May 2019

Due to NZEI Teachers and Principals strike action

(see below)

 
 

 

 

 

 


Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

We welcome Christopher Walker (Y2 Rm3) and Avah-Marie Roberts (Y2 Rm4) to Strathmore School.

With Board of Trustee elections under way you need to give thought becoming a Board of Trustees member and getting your nomination form in to Donna Hartley as soon as possible. See below for election timeline dates.

Unfortunately we will be closed on Wednesday 29th May as we continue to seek better work conditions for teachers and principals.

School closed - NZEI Teachers and Principals Strike 29th May 2019

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The Board of Trustees can't provide teaching for students during the upcoming strike The NZEI has advised the Strathmore School Board of Trustees that the principal and teachers at our school will be taking strike action on Wednesday 29th May from 12.01 a.m. to 11.59 p.m. on Wednesday 29th May 2019. The Board has carefully considered the availability of teaching staff, and unfortunately decided that we can't provide the normal teaching services during the strike so the school will officially be closed for instruction during the above times.

Accordingly it's important that you make alternative arrangements for the care of your child/children during the period of the strike as no supervision can be provided. 

I know that this is inconvenient for parents and students alike, but please be assured that student safety is our main concern. Thank you for your understanding. Please contact me if you have any queries relating to this decision.

Yours sincerely

Akarere Henry - Chairperson - Strathmore School Board of Trustees.

Strathmore Reading League

A reminder that 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 2.30 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.  Remember to read to or with your child for 15 minutes every night to maximise their points.

Interschool Swimming Sports - Tuesday 4th June

The Primary Inter-school Swimming Sports will be held at the South Waikato Indoor Heated Pools on Tuesday 4th June from 9.30 until 2.00 p.m. Strathmore School will be sending some of our senior students to take part in this event. A separate newsletter will be sent home to parents of children involved in the sports.

Board of Trustees Triennial Elections

2019 Board of Trustees elections are being held this year.

Those who would like to know more about being a Trustee can find out more at

https://www.trustee-election.co.nz/becoming-a-trustee/

Timeline

The School Returning Officer for the Board of Trustees elections is Donna Hartley.

Below is a timeline for the 2019 elections.

Nominations close at noon on

Friday 24 May 2019

Voting papers sent by

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Election day. Close poll at noon on

Friday 7 June 2019

Count votes on

Thursday 13 June 2019

Board takes office on

Friday 14 June 2019

 You should have received your Board nomination forms by mail. If you have not received one and wish to nominate someone please pick up a form from me in the office.

Nomination forms need to be back to me by noon on Friday 24th May.

Donna Hartley, Returning Officer

Keeping It REAL

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

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

Our Keeping it REAL focus for Weeks 5 & 6 is Following instructions the First Time.

We all know how frustrating it is when we ask repeatedly for someone to do something. It is difficult when you have a classroom of children that need to be asked 3 or 4 times to complete simple things. It makes life easier if we all work on listening and following instructions the very first time.

How you can help at home.

Discuss how it feels to not be listened to, we get  angry, frustrated and annoyed. We need to spend time listening to each other. If children are ignored then that's what they will do to others.

New World/Anchor Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a New World/Anchor Student of the Week Certificate. These come with a tear off tab that the child can take in to New World to receive a discounted purchase.  Students of the Week from the last two weeks are

Rm

10th May

17th May

1

Roselyn Ah-Lam

Connor Daine

2

Jacob Tuakana-Natua

Luther Parker

3

Ricki-Ru Turia

Sophie-Grace Tereu

4

Leah Campbell

Persyus Thompson

8

Cody Follows

Tairi Ford-Takiri

9

Alizae Shepherd-Whare

Ihapera Takao

10

Kaphia Hasini

Caroline Schuster

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

Social Worker in Schools

School Age Children

At school, your child is busy learning and making friends. This includes trying to understand the rules of life, learning about manners, values and what's right and wrong and finding role models like teachers and other trusted grown-ups.

At the same time, your child's brain is developing rapidly, bringing increased emotional maturity, social skills and thinking abilities.

Even with all these new influences, your home life and family relationships are still the biggest influence on your child's development. Your relationship might change a little bit because you're spending less time together - your child might even prefer a wave to a public kiss goodbye - but your job as a parent is just as important as ever.

Erina - Social Worker in Schools  - Phone: 0273741030

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:

                Wednesday, 22 May         Thursday, 30 May

                Thursday, 13 June                Wednesday, 26 June

                Wednesday 10 July

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

Central Kids Arohanaui

VACANCIES AVAILABLE!! At Central Kids Arohanui we offer a beautiful home-like environment that inspires imagination through natural resources and ‘loose parts' that enable children to play and create. We offer 20 hrs free from 2yrs to school age (conditions apply). Phone 07 8868087 to enroll your child or email arohanui@centralkids.org.nz

Upcoming Dates

Wed 29 May        School Closed - NZEI Teacher and Principals Strike Action

Mon 3 June          School Closed - Queens Birthday Holiday

Panui T2/01

T2/01                                                                                                                      8th May 2019

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

Welcome back to Term 2. We have Board of Trustees elections happening this term. We welcome Addison Cullen (Y6, Room 2) Amohia Wallace (Y1, Room 10) and to New Entrants, Aries Ratai-Ward, Ihapera Takao, Abel-James Wirihana (all Room 9) and Joscelyn Ah-Lam (Room 10).

Strathmore Reading League

We will be running our Reading League competition again this year with two rounds of competition - round one starting this Friday (Friday 9th 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 2.15 to 2.30 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.   

Pink Shirt Day - Friday 17th May

Kia ora Whanau

Join the Pink Shirt Day Movement on Friday, 17th May and make a stand against bullying.

Pink Shirt Day is a statement about accepting ourselves and others. Send your darlings to school rocking a pink shirt, headband, wristband...whatever it is, let's do it!!!

A gold coin donation would be appreciated to raise monies for this cause too.

Noa Tereu - Deputy Principal

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 that need access to the bus bay dropping off between 8.30 and 9.00 and picking up children at 2.40 - 2.50. Please do not use it to park in during those times.

Board of Trustees Triennial Elections

2019 Board of Trustees elections are being held this year.

Those who would like to know more about being a Trustee can find out more at

https://www.trustee-election.co.nz/becoming-a-trustee/

Timeline

The School Returning Officer for the Board of Trustees elections is Donna Hartley.

Below is a timeline for the 2019 elections.

Close main roll noon on

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Call for nominations by

Friday 10 May 2019

Close supplementary roll noon

Wednesday 22 May 2019

Nominations close at noon on

Friday 24 May 2019

Voting papers sent by

Wednesday 29 May 2019

Election day. Close poll at noon on

Friday 7 June 2019

Count votes on

Thursday 13 June 2019

Board takes office on

Friday 14 June 2019

In order to make sure you are eligible to vote in the election we need to be aware of any change in address you may have had recently.  

If you are not sure if you have advised the school of a change of address or circumstances, please either send a note with your child with your new address to me at the Office or ring me to check.

The main voting roll closed today at noon. Any new parents after this date will be recorded on the supplementary roll.

Donna Hartley, Returning Officer

Keeping It REAL

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

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

Our Keeping it REAL focus for Weeks 3 & 4 is about using language that is appropriate for home and school.

We all know that in different places we use different language. Here at school we use language that is more formal than we use at home. As we grow, we become more aware of the differences.

How can you help at home? Have open discussions as to what is acceptable at home and school. Remind children when they are using language that might not be allowed at school. When they are angry explain that swearing is not ok. When I was growing up, we had home language and cow shed language. We were taught the difference. Challenge yourselves to go 1 week without swearing and see the effect that has on your children's language.

New World/Anchor Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a New World/Anchor Student of the Week Certificate. These come with a tear off tab that the child can take in to New World to receive a discounted purchase.  Students of the Week from the last two weeks are

Rm

11th April

3rd May

1

Hosea Charlie

Nikaia Quaife

2

Corey Ratai

Renata Rawiri-Monga

3

Amina Punoua-Raki

Lenyx-Kruze Ormsby-Green

4

Tiah-Jade Gillett

Mennagret Ah-Lam

8

Jamie Ruck

Rongomai Pirihi

9

Locklyn Follows-Dennis

Ihapera Takao

10

Nano Mitchell

Nano Mitchell

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

Social Worker in Schools

More Tips to Build Self Esteem

Things to do which will assist in building Self Esteem

Friends-Children need a chance to make friends outside the family/whaanau. Help them meet and make friends with 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 works.

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 to take responsibility for the outcomes. Be there to support them 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 who lead them.

Erina - Social Worker in Schools  - Phone: 0273741030

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:

                Wednesday, 1 May,             Wednesday, 22 May         Thursday, 30 May

                Thursday, 13 June                Wednesday, 26 June

                Wednesday 10 July

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

Upcoming Dates

Mon 13 May        4.00 Board of Trustees Meeting - conference room

Fri 17 May            Pink Shirt Day. Send the children along wearing Pink!