Thursday 12 May 2016

End of week two news from the hub.

Hi everyone,

We have had a really good start to term two in the intermediate hub. Next week, we are looking forward to catching up with you all at learning conferences. Remember the early finishes, 2pm, on Tuesday and Thursday.

Cross country was a great success yesterday, with many children really challenging themselves. The top six place-getters in each race were given a notice about zones today. If you haven't seen it, please ask your child. This event is at Halswell Quarry on Wednesday morning. If you are able to help out on the course for the morning, please contact Tracy.

20/40 Hour Famine: On Tuesday, Harley, from World Vision, came to talk to us about how we can help the Syrian refugees by getting involved in the 20 or 40 Hour Famine this year. Having studied this last term, the children were particularly engaged in what he had to tell us. Many children have already signed up for the Famine, and have been given their packs to collect sponsors. If your child would like to be involved, but hasn't got a pack, then they need to see Jarred.

Water Bottles: Many children are now organised with water bottles at school. By next Monday every child needs to have a named water bottle in their bucket. Please check with your child to see if they are sorted.

Hillview School have invited us to the dress rehearsal of their production of 'Joseph and his Amazing Technicoloured Dreamcoat' next Thursday morning. We will walk to Hillview, leaving school at 10am and returning by 12:30. We would like some parents to accompany us and stay to watch the show. Please email Nicky if you can come along. Each child is to bring a gold coin donation.

Maths home-learning is due tomorrow. Your child should nearly be finished their dream accommodation writing. We have 40 minutes of scheduled writing time for this assignment next week. Please ask them to show you what they have written so far.

Next week sport gets underway. The Breakers first basketball game is at 4:30pm on Monday, children will need to be at Pioneer by 4:15. The Ballers and the Blazers draw is yet to arrive, but their first games are next Friday. Winter sport also starts on Friday, May 20th. Children will need to be prepared with water bottles, and sports specific equipment such as mouth guards (rugby, hockey) and shin pads (football, hockey).

We have been learning two songs in sign language. The children have done really well with this.

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