– Japanese Proverb
Kotare: Encouragement-Building others up.
Kia ora everyone,
After a warm sunny weekend, with plenty on for families we all look sleepy and tired this morning at Assembly.
With our ERO review now behind us our thoughts and activity now focuses on preparing for our school production, "The Secret Life of Us". As our Assembly leaders, Ace, Kyle and Jacob said at Friday's Senior Assembly the BOT and Teachers can't say too much about the report at this stage as ERO follows process. One thing I will say is that we have a lot to be proud of in our school and with our journey over the last three years.
The production is only 3 weeks away, so do keep an eye out for notices home regarding any gear children need and for ways you can contribute to helping in classroom programmes.
The Waikino Hall will not be ready for our timeline, so we may not get as many rehearsals in for down at the hall as we would like. We are glad we can hold the production this Term at all, thanks largely to the efforts of the volunteers working with Brian Habberfield. Brian has asked me if whanau would be prepared to muck in, simple jobs on weekends at the hall-many hands speeding the process u. So if you have the time, please do, it helps the community and the school.
Our values focus is encouragement, held by Kotare the seed carrier-building others up. I challenged the kids today, and extend it to everyone, to find someone in your day to day life, to lift, to encourage, you never know; that kind word or action could really make a world of difference for someone.
nga mihi kotou,
Well done to all the children recognised at last week's assembly.
Seniors: Matthew for his reading inquiry, Lasini for her writing and garageband composition, Jacob for his creativity in fundraising for new soccer uniforms by selling books that he wrote and Elliott for encouraging others as an excellent reading buddy with the Juniors.
Juniors: Kahn for becoming focus and settled in his learning, Charlie for his creativity in storywritng, Ruby for her creativity with production work, Narissa for amazing artwork and writing, Lucas for stepping up in class and in the senior room, Chevelle for stepping up in class and Daisy for encouragement: always making others feel special
Once again we'll be taking as many students as possible to this fantastic event! As in previous years Project Energize will be providing a free bus for our runners and supporters.
The way of entering this event has changed, we'll be sending out information on how you can do this to everyone who is interested this week.
By entering early we get a discount on our entry fees and we secure our spaces on the free bus.
We have won $500 each year for the past two years by entering the highest number of runners per school roll. Can you help us to make it 3?
Please return student profile books. We'd love to have all of these back as soon as possible to allow us time to add in some fantastic work from this term.
Thanks to our efforts in paper recycling we have been given 12 native trees from paper for trees, this combined with a generous gift of flax plants from Ms P and 4 pear trees gifted by the Avis Leeson Fruit Tree Trust we have the making of a great planting day here at school. All we need are some enthusiastic volunteers and a few spades!
We'll be planting the trees as a school this coming Friday 2nd September between morning tea and lunch, 11.30 - 12.30, everyone welcome.