Panui Term 3/04

Panui

T3/04                                                                                                             09 September 2020

Mālō e lelei, Kia ora, kia orana, talofa lava,

A reminder that our Gala will now be held on Saturday 7th November.

We welcome Shayde Tuapawa (Y3 Room 4/7), Riley (Y6 Room 2) and Journey (Y4 Room 8) Pearce, and New Entrants Lila Knight, Anastasia Jenkins, Gevahn Ah-Ling, Deshana Timothy, Anuanua Putai, Maddy Smith and Aaiah-Jayde Hewett all in Room 10 to Strathmore School. We welcome back Tamihana Kingi (Y6 Room 2).

Parent Survey - Health Curriculum

Enclosed with this newsletter is a survey and information sheet seeking parent opinion on the teaching of Relationships and Sexuality Education, especially whether or not we teach Sexuality education at Strathmore School. It would be appreciated if you could complete and return to school.

Reminder: Continuation of Level 2 at Strathmore School

Kia ora koutou

Following the announcement last week from the Prime Minister that we will remain at Alert Level 2 until at least the 16th of September some reminders.

While everyone is onsite at Alert Level 2, we must adhere to key health measures including:

·        Parent drop off at the gate. If you must come on school grounds you need to sign in through the office.

·        Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette

·        Staying away if sick

·        Keeping the appropriate physical distance from others

·        Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily

·        Displaying QR code posters at our entrances and encouraging all of our community to download the NZ COVID Tracer App and use it if they come onsite

·        Keeping a visitor register for anyone who cannot use the app and for other visitors who come onsite for a period of time.

We know all these things will help to keep our community as safe as possible. Because of these measures, your child does not need to wear a face covering while at school. We will of course support them should they choose to do so.

Please remember to send your child to school with a drink bottle as we are discouraging the use of drinking fountains.

 For those of you who might be finding things more difficult than usual, a reminder that there is a large range of support available for businesses and the community. We encourage you to go to the covid19.govt.nz for more information, or get in touch and we will help you to find the information and support you need.

 Ngā mihi - Murray Kendrick - PRINCIPAL

Pick up and Drop off of Children

Please do not use the staff car park to pick up or drop off children. It is not a safe area for children to be and we do not want any accidents.

When you drop off or pick up on the roadside have your children exit or enter your vehicle by the curb side door.

If you are parked on the opposite side from the school, make sure they use the crossing to come in to school.

Please do not call your children across the road when picking them up.  Have them use the crossing and then come to you.

School Cross Country

We still hope to have our Cross Country but will wait to see if we will be at Level 1 before the end of term. If not we will run the cross country in the last week, but parents will not be able to attend.

Senior Syndicate Speech Finals

Senior Syndicate Speech finals were held in the hall with Keenan Ngapo judging them on Thursday last week. Results were:   

Year 4                                                                        Year 5

1st place - Elle-Ay Charlie                                     1st - Paul Ruck

2nd Teinakore Ford-Takiri, Ngawini Takao       2nd - Aroha-Lassan Ngata

3rd Katana John                                                       3rd - Blake Taylor

Year 6

1st - Kingston Phillips

2nd - Stepharn Tekotia

3rd - Holly-Belle Hewson and Nikaia Quaife

Congratulations to our placegetters and to all who spoke so well in the competition. Videos of our speakers can be viewed on our Facebook page.

REAL Hui

We had hoped to have a REAL hui to present certificates and T-Shirts this Friday, but due to Covid -19 restrictions will now have our REAL Hui on the last day of Term - 25th September at 2.10 p.m. Provided we are at Level 1 we would welcome parents to come along and celebrate the successes of our tamariki.

Strathmore School Gala

With Gala being Postponed until the 7th of November we are not seeking donations of items for our food stalls or baked items until next term. We will continue to take donations for the White Elephant stall.

Many thanks - Nicole Andrews - Gala Organsier

Camp Notice

Kia ora Whanau,

Your child will be bring important camp notices home this week. Included are key dates, equipment lists and a consent form.

Please fill in and sign the consent form for each individual child. Return to your child's classroom teacher by 21st Sept 2020.

Nga mihi - Ms Noa Tereu - Deputy Principal

Strathmore Reading League

Our Reading League competition concludes this week with Round 7 ending this Friday. Each team selected a Most Valuable Player who were able to choose a book to keep.  The team winning the competition will all receive a free book.

Reading League MVPs were:

TEAM MVPs

Week 5

Week 6

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Anahera Ruawhare

Karnell-Lothian-Narbey

Ngauruhoe Papali'i

Blake Pomare

Jamie Ruck

Ruapehu Katoa

Samara Wharekawa-Tangimama

Ioane-Dean Henderson-Turia

Ruapehu Ogden

Kingston Phillips

Ruby Treadaway-Hale

Taranaki Blair

Essence Kamire

Breaze Whare

Taranaki Nikorima

Ricki-Ru Turia

Lyrik-lee Whare

Tongariro Harris

Ocèane Joshua

Seoul Vano

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Letecia Drower

Ellah-Nee Craig

Student of the Week Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a  Student of the Week Certificate. The children receiving these awards get a small gift from the school.  Students of the Week from the first two weeks of Term 3 are

Rm

Term 3 Wk 6 - 28th Aug

Term 3 Week 7 4th September

1

Rodney Crichton

Elle-Ay Charlie

2

Aroha-Lassan Ngata

Holly-Belle Hewson

3/6

Sophie Grace Tereu

Lydia Baker

4/7

Remington Robson-Wira

Tiah-Jade Gillett

8

Samara Wharekawa-Tangimama

Danika Jenkins

9

Jessica Wilson

Lyric-lee Whare

10

Paerau Morris

Hamiora Maruaao

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

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

For week 9 and 10 we are looking at Waiaro - Attitude: Te whakaae i nga tukunga iho Accepting consequences for our behaviour

Our focus is on the following.

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

How can you help at home?

Discuss how we all have consequences for our actions. If you speed and get caught you get a fine. Adults have to face consequences as well as children.

 

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Kia ora koutou katoa, last fortnight I spoke about what is bullying this week I would like to focus on recognising a victim of Bullying.

Recognising a Victim

As children get older, they are less likely to report bullying. If you are concerned that bullying may be happening to your child here are signs you can look for.

               Reluctance to go to school alone or in a usual way

               Claims of being unwell

               Aggressive, disobedient behaviour

               Unhappy, but not wanting to talk about it

               Damage property or belongings not returning home for school

               Requests for extra money or food                  Physical signs-bruises etc

               Difficulty sleeping                                                 Bed-wetting, nightmares

               School performance drops                                Loss of confidence

               Eating habits change                                           Threats of suicide

Children need to be protected and given confidence to stand up to bullies BUT also need to cope while the issue is being dealt with.  They can try to-stay with other children whenever possible, say no and/or walk away from the bully, or tell someone who can help. Keep an eye out for next fortnight for more information around bullying.

If you require the services of our Social worker in Schools Frances Deane. Please feel free to make contact by cell 0272919353 or email frances@tcoss.co.nz. I am open to talking with parents or guardians who may have any concerns or questions. I look forward to meeting you.

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

Clinic Dates:    

Wednesday 16 September, Wednesday 30 September

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

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

Tokoroa Hospital

Upcoming Dates

COMMUNITY NOTICES

25 Sept   2.10 REAL Hui

                 2.40 Term 3 Ends

12 Oct    9.00 Term 4 starts

                 3.30 Board of Trustees Meeting - Staffroom

 

Panui Term 3/03

Kia ora, kia orana, talofa lava,

We will postpone the gala until the 7th of November by which time we will have a clearer picture of what is happening with Covid-19 and whether or not we will be able to run it. As we remain at Level 2 until at least 6th September see below for changes to events and the requirements we are operating under here at school.

Continuation of Level 2 at Strathmore School

Kia ora koutou

Following the announcement from the Prime Minister we will remain at Alert Level 2.

Just a reminder that while everyone is onsite at Alert Level 2, we must adhere to key health measures including:

·        Good hand hygiene and cough and sneeze etiquette

·        Staying away if sick

·        Keeping the appropriate physical distance from others

·        Cleaning and disinfecting our high touch surfaces daily

·        Displaying QR code posters at our entrances and encouraging all of our community to download the NZ COVID Tracer App and use it if they come onsite

·        Keeping a visitor register for anyone who cannot use the app and for other visitors who come onsite for a period of time.

We know all these things will help to keep our community as safe as possible. Because of these measures, your child does not need to wear a face covering while at school. We will of course support them should they choose to do so.

Please remember to send your child to school with a drink bottle as we are discouraging the use of drinking fountains.

 For those of you who might be finding things more difficult than usual, a reminder that there is a large range of support available for businesses and the community. We encourage you to go to the covid19.govt.nz for more information, or get in touch and we will help you to find the information and support you need.

 Ngā mihi - Murray Kendrick - PRINCIPAL

School Cross Country and Interschool  Cross Country

Due to the country remaining at Alert level 2 until the 6th of September the Inter-school Cross Country has been cancelled.

We are postponing our Cross Country at this stage until later in September when we are at Level 1.

Senior Syndicate Speech Finals

Kia orana,

Rooms 1, 2 and 8 have speech finals next week. In ordinary times parents/whanau would be able to attend this event. Sadly, we are in Alert Level 2 which requires us to protect our school bubble by restricting the people onsite to staff and children only.

To enable whanau to watch the speeches, we will upload a video of each finalist's speech onto our school FB page.

We appreciate your understanding. All these measures are in place to keep our tamariki and community safe.

Meitaki atupaka - Noa Tereu

REAL Hui

We had hoped to have a REAL hui to present certificates and T-Shirts this Friday, but due to Covid -19 restrictions will now have our REAL Hui on Friday 11th September at 2.10 p.m. Provided we are at Level 1 we would welcome parents to come along and celebrate the successes of our tamariki.

Strathmore School Gala

With Gala being Postponed until the 7th of November we are not seeking donations of items for our food stalls or baked items until next term. We will continue to take donations for the White Elephant stall.

Many thanks - Nicole Andrews - Gala Organsier

Camp Parents

Camp application forms need to returned to Ms Tereu before Friday this week. Police vetting forms must be signed in front of Mr Kendrick with two forms of ID, (one must be photo ID) before the end of this week.

If you attended camp last year your police vetting carries over until this year. Ms Tereu will still need your camp applications returned by the end of the week.

Camp cannot happen without whanau helpers so please get these in.

Nga mihi - Ms Noa Tereu - Deputy Principal

Strathmore Reading League

Our Reading League competition continues with Round 5 ending this Friday. Each team selected a Most Valuable Player were able to choose a book to keep.

Reading League MVPs were:

TEAM MVPs

Week 2

Week 3

Week 4

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Zico Erisco

Ioteva Bennion-Carlson

Abel James Wirihana

Ngauruhoe Papali'i

Kaylee-Jade Mokaraka-Vakatini

Devon Wirihana

Paul Ruck

Ruapehu Katoa

Michaela Tipene

Samara Wharekawa-Tangimama

Mattran Wharekawa-Tangimama

Ruapehu Ogden

Alex Henderson

Katana John

Troyden Brown

Taranaki Blair

Locklyn Follows-Dennis

Tairi Ford-Takiri

Charlie Turia

Taranaki Nikorima

Tarai Ford-Takiri

Mamor Ford-Takiri

Caroline Schuster

Tongariro Harris

Daeson Epiha

Rheif Ogle

Ihapera Takao

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Natalie Sefuiva

Solomon Curreen

Ce'Mayle Cochrane-Henry

Provided we are at Level 1 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 2.10 to 2.25 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.

Student of the Week Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a  Student of the Week Certificate. The children receiving these awards get a small gift from the school.  Students of the Week from the first two weeks of Term 3 are

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Term 3 Wk 3 - 7th Aug

Term 3 Week 4 14th Aug

Term 3 Week 5  21st Aug

1

 Katana John

Mamor-Ford-Takiri

Essence Kamire

2

Blake Taylor

Mapuna Epiha

Tia Kamire

3

Nano Mitchell

Vadim Ormsby

Aries Ward-Ratai

4

Zico Erisco

Shade Tuapawa

Ihapera Takao

8

Solina Bennion-Carlson

Tawhiri-Matea Manuel

Josh Tangiora

9

Amohia Wallace

Alizae Shepherd-Whare

Liam Stowers

10

Tiah-Jae Jenkins

Deliyah Metu

Lila Knight

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

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

For week 7 and 8 we are looking at Hiranga - Excellence, Te mahi i ngā mea tika i ngā wā katoa - Doing the right thing all the time.

Our focus is on the following.

Focus on the speaker and listen. Follow instructions, keep on task. Be courteous to others in your speech and manner. Respect the rights of other people and your environment. You are responsible for your behaviour, actions and belongings.

How can you help at home? Be the role model and show your child/children how to respect other people's ideas, beliefs and environment. At this time of high stress its important that we all show kindness to each other. Listen to your children, talk with them about how we all need to be doing the right thing.

Support your children to be responsible for their behaviour, actions and belongings. We have a number of children that forget to bring their reading folders back to school each day, or they lose their jackets, shoes etc. If they are encouraged to look after their own belongings it will be easier and quicker to get ready in the morning.

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Kia ora everyone my focus this term is bullying-hopefully there will be some helpful pointers for parents and children to use should they be a victim of bullying.

What is Bullying?

Bullying takes place in many forms - it can be PHYSICAL-like pinching, kicking, and hurting someone. Physical bullying can also include picking on someone with an intention to destroy or steal property. Bullying can be MENTAL- like completely ignoring and excluding someone it can be VERBAL-like name calling.

Bullies generally fall into one of three categories.

1.      Confident bullies- who are physically strong, enjoy aggression, who feel secure and are of average popularity.

2.      Anxious bullies- who are weak academically, have poor concentration and are less popular and less secure.

3.      Bully/victims-who are bullies in some situations are bullied in others.

Bully/victims are very unpopular. The effects of bullying are felt most deeply by the person who is being bullied. However the effects can be far reaching, it can be compared to a stone that is dropped in a quite pond, the stones greatest impact is most apparent where it is dropped but, like a stone, bullying creates a ripple effect and as it spreads outwards the ripple touches other groups and individuals.

If you require the services of our Social worker in Schools Frances Deane, Please feel free to make contact by cell 0272919353 or email frances@tcoss.co.nz . I am open to talking with parents or guardians who may have any concerns or questions. I look forward to meeting you.

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

Clinic Dates:    

Wednesday 2 September, Wednesday 16 September, Wednesday 30 September

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

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

Tokoroa Hospital

Upcoming Dates

Thurs 3 Sept          Speech finals (will be videoed for parents)

Mon 7 Sept            3.30 BOT Meeting

Panui Term 3/02

                                 Panui

T3/02                                                                                                                          06 August 2020

 

Strathmore School Gala Day

 

BEST GALA IN TOWN

9am - 12pm

12th September

 

Rides/Arcade

Food

Stalls

White Elephant

Raffles galore!!

Presale Island kai and Hangi tickets available at the office soon for $10 each.  First in first served.  These will be available for pick up on our gala day.  Look forward to seeing everyone there!!

 

Kia orana kotou katoatoa,

We are having a great Epetoma ō te reo Māori Kūki ‘Āirani - Cook Islands Māori Language Week, with morning hui to learn Te reo Māori Kūki Āirani and something about the Cook Islands. We were fortunate to have Forest View High School's Porinetia Faatasi come and perform to our tamariki Wednesday.

We are gearing up for our gala to be held on Saturday 12th September, - see the separate note below.

School Photographs

Class, individual and sibling photographs will take place on Wednesday 12th August.

Photograph order forms have been sent home and need to be returned by Monday 10th August. We will have netball, soccer and basketball team photos on the day too.

School Cross Country

We will be holding our school cross country competition on Tuesday 18th August (postponement Thursday 20th August) from 11.00 through to 12.30 Tamariki will run in age groups starting from our 5 year olds and working through to our 11 year olds. Parents are encouraged to come along and cheer their child on.

Strathmore School Gala

Kia ora whanau, thank you to those whanau who have already donated goods for our White Elephant stall and for our raffles. 

Also, a big thank you to those whanau who have offered their time on Gala day. 

We still have items that we need your help with providing.  These items are for our food stalls and quick fire raffles. For our stalls we need:                                                                                            

                 White sugar                                             White flour

                 Cooking spray                                        Cans of whipped cream

                  Forks                                                        Serviettes

For our quick fire raffles we need non-perishable canned or packet goods which are not over their use by date.

Any donations of these items or baking goods would be greatly appreciated!

Don't forget; Our Gala is on the 12th September. 

Nga mihi - Miss Andrews, Gala coordinator

Strathmore Reading League

Our Reading League competition is under way with Round 2 ending this Friday.

Each team selected a Most Valuable Player were able to choose a book to keep. Reading League MVPs were:

TEAM MVPs

Week 1

Ngauruhoe Hiku

Tiana Erisco

Ngauruhoe Papali'i

Quinn Lothian-Narbey

Ruapehu Katoa

Larz Trickey

Ruapehu Ogden

Stepharn Tekotia

Taranaki Blair

Teinakore Ford-Takiri

Taranaki Nikorima

Cody Follows

Tongariro Harris

Manaia Renata

Tongariro Tuivasa-Sheck

Mapuna Epiha

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 2.10 to 2.25 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.

Student of the Week Awards

Each week one child in each class receives a  Student of the Week Certificate. The children receiving these awards get a small gift from the school.  Students of the Week from the first two weeks of Term 3 are

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Term 3 Wk 1 - 24th July

Term 3 Week 2 - 31st July

1

Preston Phillips

Khaydan Rikiau

2

Jamie Ruck

Vaughan Tuakana

3

Cheyenne Manuel

Alice Riri

4

Leigh-Rangi Kamire

Jayven-Lee Marsh

8

Mark Wisniewski

Memphis Phillips

9

Jozelle Paul

Pakira Riri

10

Deliyah Metu

Michaela Tipene

Craft Group

Did you know that we have a craft group here at school for adults?

We meet the first Wednesday of each month in the staffroom from 6pm to 8 pm. If this falls in the holidays we try to move it to the first week back. We all have different things we do from quilting to felt work and crocheting. If you are interested in coming along contact Viv Templeton.

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

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

For week 3 and 4 we have been looking at Whakaute - Respect and Waiaro - Attitude

Kia pai te korero pai - kaore te korero kino - Using words that heal rather than hurt.

I was bought up with the saying sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. Wow, how wrong that is. Words can inflict serious damage. You may not see the scars but they can affect you for a lifetime.

We need to use words that build us up rather than pull us down.

How can you help at home?

Model positive language. I know there are times we all want to express ourselves but please keep it positive. As you do this you will see this happens with your children.  When you are angry or upset tell them that and work through the issue in a positive way.

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Building self esteem

Things to do which will build self esteem

·        Make time to have together

·        Encourage children to talk and listen to what they have to say

·        Take an interest in their hobbies or share time with them during activities eg: sports,music

·        Tell children and let them know how special they are to you.

·        Give children praise for their efforts. Let your child know what their special qualities are eg sports, music, being thoughtful and kind.

·        Avoid labelling children. Children will learn how to be based on what we tell them. Positive response will encourage positive results.

If you require the services of our Social worker in Schools Frances Deane. Please feel free to contact me by cell 0272919353 or email frances@tcoss.co.nz . I am open to talking with parents or guardians who may have any concerns or questions. I look forward to meeting you.

School Public Health Nurse

The school has a Public Health Nurse Brian who visits the school regularly.

He is available to work with all children and families to support their health and wellbeing.

You can contact him through the school or directly on 021 315641 Mon-Wed and Fri or you can leave a message at 07 885 0600 ext 24656.

The Public Health Nurses frequently assist with: 

Allergies                         High health needs such as diabetes

Nutrition                        Interface between Education and Health

Speech                            Asthma

Hygiene                          Mental health

Skin rashes                     Hearing vision

Soiling                             Night time bed wetting

Turns or fits                   Dental

School sores                  Scabies

Welfare                          Eczema

 Headlice

Before School Checks and immunisations when referred    

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

Clinic Dates:    

Thursday 20 August  

Wednesday 2 September, Wednesday 16 September, Wednesday 30 September

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

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

Tokoroa Hospital

School Public Health Nurse

Upcoming Dates

Mon 10 Aug           3.30 Board of Trustees Meeting in staffroom

Tues 18 Aug           11.00-12.30 School Cross Country

Thurs 20 Aug         Postponement date for Cross Country

Panui Term 3/01

Panui

T3/01                                                                                                                              23rd July 2020

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

Welcome back to Term 3. This term we are running one round of Reading League, have parent teacher student  goal-setting conferences and our School gala (on Saturday 12th September.

We welcome Tawhiri-Matea (Y4 Room 8) and Cheyenne (Y3 Room 3) Manuel, Larz Trickey (Y4 Room 1), Bacardi Larsen (Y5 Room 8), Alice Riri (Y2 Room3)  and New Entrants Devon Wirihana and Paerau Morris in Room 10 to Strathmore School.

We welcome back Amina Punoua Raki (Y4 Room 1).

Strathmore Reading League

We will be running our Reading League competition again this term with one round of competition at this stage starting this Friday (Friday 24th July). 

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.

There is an information sheet regarding our Reading League Competition in the front of children's reading league books which explains the 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 ofthe 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 2.10 to 2.25 when MVPs and winning teams for the week are announced.

School Newsletters

Now that we have e-mails for most parents this will be the last newsletter that we provide a hardcopy of to families who are able to receive them ny e-mail. If you did not receive an e-mail copy of the newsletter please let Donna Hartley know your e-mail at the office, by ringing 886 9765, or by email office@strathmore.school.nz. We will continue to send hardcopy newsletters to those we do not have e-mails for.

 

Parent Teacher Student Conferences

We will be having Parent Teacher student goal-setting conferences on Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th August from 1.00 until 5.40 p.m. Each conference will be 20 minutes long.  We are offering the opportunity to have these conferences remotely by using Zoom, the online meeting program used by teachers during lockdown.

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 will be sent home on Monday and need to be back by Friday 31st July.

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

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

School Photographs

Class, individual and sibling photographs will take place on Wednesday 12th August.

Photograph order forms are coming home today and need to be returned  by Monday 10th August.

Strathmore School Gala

Kia ora Strathmore whanau,

Our Gala will take place on Saturday 12 September from 9am - 12pm.  If you have any household items which are in good condition, that you no longer want, we would be happy to accept these as donations for our White Elephant stall.  You can bring these items to the school office from Monday onwards during school hours or by arrangement.  The proceeds from our Gala go towards buying extra resources and equipment for our tamariki, so any donations are greatly appreciated. 

Nga mihi, Nicole Andrews - Gala coordinator

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 week of Term 2 are

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Term 2 Wk 12  - 3rd July

1

Taylah Rawiri

2

Mattran Wharekawa-Tangimama

3

Lenyx-Kruze Ormsby-Green

4

Leigh-Rangi Kamire

8

Taylah-Jay Quaife

9

Evie Liddle

10

Tarai Ford-Takiri

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

Craft Group

Did you know that we have a craft group here at school for adults?

We meet the first Wednesday of each month in the staffroom from 6pm to 8 pm. If this fall in the holidays we try to move it to the first week back. We all have different things we do from quilting to felt work and crocheting. If you are interested in coming along contact Viv Templeton.

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

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

For week 1 and 2 we have been looking at Hautu - Leadership, - Ka whakaaturia e matou ki etahi atu te aha hei mahi - We show others what to do.

This is about how we interact with others. We show support rather than telling others what to do. We speak in a positive manner. There is nothing more annoying then to have someone telling us what to do or telling on us all the time.

How can you help at home?

You are our very first role models, what you do and how you do it makes the biggest impact on your children's lives. Talk about what being positive is and how it affects us all. Discuss how having someone constantly being the police person makes for a negative relationship. When a child is doing the right thing tell them what you liked about that behaviour.

Incredible Years workshops always talk about "What you pay attention to increases." If you point out the positives you will see more positives.

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

Keeping pre-teens safe

Work out family rules and routines to help your children keep safe. Keep an up-to-date list of contact and emergency phone numbers by the phone or programmed into it so children can get help if necessary. Teach children to answer the phone politely and briefly. Show them how to take messages and deal with wrong number calls. Teach them not to chat on the phone with people they don't know, reveal they are alone or let people they don't know into the house.

If your child is visiting a friend after school, check with the friend's parents and confirm arrangements in advance.

I am open to talking to any parents or guardians who may have any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting you. - Frances Deane

Please feel free to contact me by cell 027 291 9353 or e-mail - frances@tcoss.co.nz

School Public Health Nurse

The school has a Public Health Nurse Brian who visits the school regularly.

He is available to work with all children and families to support their health and wellbeing.

You can contact him through the school or directly on 021 315641 Mon-Wed and Fri or you can leave a message at 07 885 0600 ext 24656.

The Public Health Nurses frequently assist with: 

Allergies                         High health needs such as diabetes

Nutrition                        Interface between Education and Health

Speech                            Asthma

Hygiene                          Mental health

Skin rashes                     Hearing vision

Soiling                             Night time bed wetting

Turns or fits                   Dental

School sores                  Scabies

Welfare                          Eczema

 Headlice

And Before School Checks and immunisations when referred    

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

Clinic Dates:    

Wednesday 5 August, Thursday 20 August  

Wednesday 2 September, Wednesday 16 September, Wednesday 30 September

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

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

Tokoroa Hospital

Space for your daughter at Tokoroa Brownies 7 - 9yrs

GirlGuiding NZ has a 110 year history of making sure girls in NZ are strong, resilient and connected.  And in Term 3 of 2020, our joining fees are half price!

They get to do fun things with their friends every week.

They get involved in the community.

They learn new skills in a safe environment.

All this in 1 ½ - 2 hours, one night a week each term, in a safe environment. Go to  https://girlguidingnz.org.nz/join-us/#joinform to register.

Upcoming Dates

Mon 3 Aug             1.00 - 6.00 Teacher Parent Student Goal-setting Conferences

                                  Students sent home at 12.30 p.m.

Tues 4 Aug             1.00 - 6.00 Teacher Parent Student Goal-setting Conferences

                                  Students sent home at 12.30 p.m.

Mon 10 Aug           3.30 Board of Trustees Meeting in staffroom

Wed 12 Aug           School Photographs                             

Panui Term 2/02

T2/02                                                                                              10th June 2020

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

Now that we are at Level 1 we look forward to having all children back at school.

There is no longer a requirement to stay off school grounds and you do not need to sign in through the Covid tracing register at the office. We have put up QR codes at the office and on classroom windows for those of you who are using the Covid tracing app.

Children are able to enter school grounds through the St Andrews Drive entrance once more.

We have reopened the fountains but encourage you to continue to send your tamariki along with their own water bottles.

We continue to expect children to keep up good hygiene habits by using hand sanitiser when coming and going from class, coughing or sneezing into their elbows, and ask that you keep them home if they are sick.

We welcome Kea (Y5 Room 1) and Danika (Y4 Room 8) Jenkins, Iziah Gilder (Y3 Room 3) and New Entrants Malikai Cadle, Michaela Tipene, Logan Priestley, Ce'Mayle Cochrane-Henry, and Tiah-Jae Jenkins all in Room 10.

We welcome back Fabian Rakitu-Kete (Y4 Room 1) and Tom (Y5 Room 2) and Jozelle (Y1 Room 10) Paul.

Online Learning and Seesaw

With the move to Covid19 - Level 1 teachers will not be setting online learning work.  However most teachers plan to continue some form of learning through Seesaw as this enables parents to see and support their child's learning. Parents will still be able to log on and see their children's work.

Reports on Children

Due to Covid19 we have not been sending written reports home this term. These will be done as part of the goal setting conferencing in August. Parents are encouraged to attend these and will receive a written report as part of this conferencing.

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, e-mail office@strathmore.school.nz

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.

We will e-mail the newsletter out to parents and caregivers  that we have e-mail addresses for. If you don't receive an e-mail copy and would like to, ring Donna in the office - 07 886 9765 and give her the e-mail address you would like it sent to.

Lunches

Lunches are available for purchase from the office.

Lunches can be purchased at the office between 8.30 and 9.00 each day.  

Lunches for Term 2 are available through Subway - $5.00 for a six inch sub.

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

 Term 2 Wk 7  - 29th   May

Term 2 Wk 8 - 5th June

1

Kaylee-Jade Mokaraka-Vakatini

Khaydan Rikiau

2

Tom Paul

Lehua Kalua'u

3

Jayden Siulepa

Vadim Ormsby

4

Blake Pomare

Locklyn Dennis

8

Paul Ruck

Khloe Matangi

9

Joshua Tuaiti

Amohia Wallace

10

Teavin Hancock

Jozelle Paul

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

 

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

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

For week 9 and 10 we are looking at Waiaro -Attitude - Te whakaae i nga tukunga iho -Accepting consequences for our behaviour

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

How can you help at home?

Discuss how we all have consequences for our actions. If you speed and get caught you get a fine. If we upset someone we say sorry. Encourage your children to admit they did wrong and to accept that there are consequences for their behaviour.

Social Worker in Schools (SwiS)

Kia ora 

              Ko Tainui te waka

              Ko Pūniu te awa

              Ko Kakepuku te maunga

              Ko Mangatoatoa te marae

              Ko Frances Deane taku ingoa

My name is Frances Deane, I am the new social worker in schools at Strathmore.  I also cover David Henry and Te Hiringa. I previously worked for Raukawa Family Start for 7 years.  I am excited to be here and look forward to this part of my journey within your community.

I am open to talking to any parents or guardians who may have any questions or concerns. I look forward to meeting you.

Please feel free to contact me by cell 027 291 9353 or e-mail - frances@tcoss.co.nz

COMMUNITY NOTICES

Free Ear Clinic Service for Children

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

1.    Glue ear assessment and management

2.    Wax/Foreign body removal

1.    Grommet checks

2.    Treatment for discharging ears

The clinic will be by appointment at the Outpatient Dept, Tokoroa Hospital.

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

Upcoming Dates

Wed 1 July         1.30 BOT Meeting in conference room.

Fri 3 July             2.40 Term 2 ends

Panui Term 2/01

 

                                 Panui

T2/01                                                                                                                              27th May 2020

 

Tena koutou, kia orana, talofa lava,

These have certainly been challenging times with lockdown and working at Levels 3 and 2. At level 2 schools are safe places for children to be.

We continue to run online learning for those who are still at home but hope to see them back here in the near future.

A huge thank you to the parents and caregivers that helped their children with online learning and often extended that with ideas of their own. We really enjoyed the photos and videos of children and their work.

A big thank you to YMCA for delivering our iPads to families during full lockdown, to Takimoana Morehu-Cookson for his great lockdown PE activities and to teachers throughout the country for sharing their resources for online teaching.

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.

We will e-mail the newsletter out to parents and caregivers  that we have e-mail addresses for. If you don't receive an e-mail copy and would like to ring Donna in the office - 07 886 9765 and give her the e-mail address you would it sent to.

Covid-Level 2 Procedures for Strathmore School

What we are doing at school to keep children safe can be found at this URL http://www.strathmore.school.nz/Planning_Alert_Level_2.pdf

.Due to Covid-19 tracing we would appreciate it if parents did not come on to school grounds. If you do have to come in to school please come to the office first and sign in.

.Children need to bring their own drink bottles to school as the fountains are closed at Level 2.

.If you were given a school iPad during the lockdown and have not done so please send it back when your child returns to school. Please make sure you include the charger.

.Please remember we finish at 2.40 p.m. this term and next term.

Children Still learning at Home

Thank you for your support during the last few months, as together we united against the challenges of Covid-19.

Alert Levels 3 and 2 brought relief for many families and whānau, as it was once again safe for their children and young people to physically attend school.

Getting back to a normal routine is important for the health and wellbeing of your children, and being around their peers and teachers will help them feel in control and reassured. We are looking forward to welcoming your children back to school and making it a positive experience for them and for you.

Regularly attending school really matters when it comes to your child's learning and their future. We are here to help and will be happy to talk about any challenges you have in ensuring they are back at school

Lunches

Lunches are available for purchase from the office.

Lunches can be purchased at the office between 8.30 and 9.00 each day.  

Lunches for Term 2 are available through 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.

BREAD TYPE

MEAT

FILLINGS

White Bread

Wheat Bread

Wrap

Ham

Roast Beef

Chicken Pieces

Cheese

Lettuce

Cucumber

Tomato

Carrot

Capsicum

Mayonnaise

                         

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

 Term 1 Wk 7  - 21st March

Term 2 Wk 6 - 22nd  May

1

Nikaia Quaife

Rodney Crichton

2

Tia Kamire

Rongomai Pirihi

3

Samuel Neho

Sophie-Grace Tereu

4

Natalie Sefuiva

Tiaki Ormsby-Green

8

Taylah-Jay Quaife

Joshua Tangiora

9

Joshua Tuaiti

Lyrik-lee Whare

10

Karta-Mo Rolleston

Alex Henderson

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

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

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

For week 7 and 8 we are looking at Waiaro -Attitude - I mahia e au - I did it - Admitting doing something wrong

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

How can you help at home?

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

Social Worker in Schools (SWiS)

We welcome Frances Deane to Strathmore School as our newly appointed 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

 If you need to access Frances please either contact Murray Kendrick or Donna Hartley at the office on 886 9765 or contact Frances on 027 291 9353

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.

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

Upcoming Dates

Mon 1 June            Queen's Birthday - School closed

 

Latest News

23 - 08 - 2020
GALA POSTPONEMENT Due to the current situation with lockdown levels we have decided to postpone the Gala until the 7th of November when we will have a clearer idea of what is happening with regard to Covid-19. Hopefully we will be able to go ahead then.