Tuesday 25 February 2020

Kauri Whānau Weekly Update: Term 1 Week 4

The past week has involved a number of visits to the Life Education van and art work on our collaborative canvases that we are creating for the Twilight Fair art auction. We were so impressed by the leadership displayed by our house captains and their deputies at our first house games last Friday. Excitement is building for leadership week, next week. Please read on for important details.

Camp Fundraising:

Many thanks to those of you who have offered to help with our camp fundraising. We will be in touch soon. The Comedy evening is set for Saturday May 16th. We will be auctioning a new Mt Bike; details on this will be out by the end of the week.

Our cheese roll fundraiser is underway. There is the potential to raise thousands with this one. We just need lots of orders. Please contact friends and family and collect their orders as well as your own.  We have the manpower (childpower) and the enthusiasm. We just need the orders! Many thanks to those who have already submitted an order. You are welcome to submit another if you manage to get more interest. Please click here to submit your order or use the paper order form which was sent home on Monday.

We have also submitted an application for funding through the Southern Trust. Once we hear back from them, we will be able to let you know the cost of our week in Dunedin / Waihola. Keep your fingers and toes crossed for a big 'yes' for the Southern Trust!

Leadership Week: March 2-6

What you need to know:

Year 7s:

Wear mufti to school for their leadership day on Monday March 2nd.

Year 8s:

Thursday 5th - Friday 6th of March: two day leadership camp, with a sleep over at school on Thursday night.

We would like families of Year 8 children to send along food donations, on Wednesday March 4th, as follows:

Te Maunga (Nicky's home-group) - a packet of breakfast cereal
Te Awa (Megan's home-group) - a bag of fruit
Te Tai and Te Ngahere (Jenny and Hannah's home-groups) - some baking

The cost per child for attending the Year 8 leadership camp is $25.00. Please pay this at the office as soon as possible. This is a cost that is separate to the school donation, as it involves an overnight camp.

Gear list: Your child needs to come to school on Thursday dressed in clothes suitable for physical activity, i.e. track pants or shorts, t-shirt, polypro if cold, a warm top and sports shoes, suitable for running. The following needs to be packed in an overnight bag:

  • Sleeping bag, pillow and something to sleep on, e.g. sleeping mat, stretcher or lilo (please let us know if you need help sourcing something to sleep on)
  • PJs
  • Toilet gear
  • A change of clothes for the next day, again suitable for physical activity

These things should be packed in a day pack:

  • Packed lunch and refillable drink bottle
  • Sunhat
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Optional: camera, cell phone (these will be collected in)

Please make sure asthmatic children have inhalers with them and that medication is in a labeled bag. This needs to be handed to the home-group teacher as soon as your child arrives at school.

On Monday a health profile form was sent home to Year 8 caregivers. Please complete this form and return it to school by Friday of this week.

If you need to contact us outside of school hours or on Friday when we are at Spencer Park, please contact Nicky on 0276229403

House captains in action ...

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