Notices, 7 November 2016

 

Dear Parents,

Pet Day

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Isabel and her dog, Belgium

We had a really good Pet Day, last week.  It was a lovely sunny day and we had a great turnout of school families, relatives, friends and local home schooling families. Check out more photos in the “events” section of our online newspaper, and poems by some of the students in our “student work” section.

 

Run for Bibles

Today we are having our cross country event at Otamatea Christian School.  The children are using this event to gain sponsors for Run 4 Bibles.  Each $7 raised pays for a Bible and discipleship training course for a young person in Africa.  Please encourage your child to collect sponsorship money and return this with their sponsor books as soon as possible.

 

Curriculum Planning Meeting, Wednesday, 30 Nov, 3:15 – 4:15 pm.

This meeting is for parents of students in Years 1-8 but it was not included on the calendar that I sent out at the beginning of the term.  Please note the date and time in your diary.  We will be planning the unit for Term 1, 2017.  I will send out more details about this in the next newsletter.

 

 Abacus Calendar Art – coloured/patterned paper or cloth needed

We will be doing some art work for Abacus Calendars again this week and next week. We need some coloured or patterned paper off-cuts to use for collage work [eg wrapping paper/wallpaper] or scraps of patterned material.  Please send along anything that might be suitable that you don’t need [not too much, though - we don't want to be inundated with large quantities to store!].

 

FOS Meeting, 1 November

Minutes of last week’s meeting are attached.  We had a small turnout , but I did appreciate the input from those who came, and I think we made some good decisions.  Please make every effort to attend these meetings – our school relies heavily on your support [T.E.A.M.  = "Together Everyone Achieves More!"].

FOS Minutes 1 Nov 2016

 

School Fees for 2017

The Board has  approved a small increase in school fees for 2017.  Details of this are being sent home in a separate letter with your child’s notebook today.

 

Dates for 2017:

Here are our intended dates for the 2017  school year [Note, however, that there may yet need to be some minor changes, as we are awaiting on local schools to confirm their calendars and we may need to align our dates with them for those students who use the school bus service].  These dates can also be checked on our school  website under the heading: “About Our School/Term Dates.”

2017                 Start                 Finish                         Public Holidays

Term 1              Wed 1 Feb        Thu 13 Apr            Waitangi Day: Mon 7 Feb,  Easter: Fri/Mon/Tue 14/17/18 Apr

Term 2              Mon 1 May        Fri 7 Jul                 Queen’s Birthday: Mon 5 Jun

Term 3              Mon 24 Jul        Fri 29 Sep            Mid Term Break: Mon 28 Aug

Term 4              Mon 16 Oct       Wed 13 Dec          Labour Day: Mon 23 Oct

 

School Photographs with Sarah Prior Photography, Tuesday,  22 Nov

Sarah Prior will be at school on Tuesday morning, 22 Nov, to take class and individual portrait photographs. Please make sure your children are wearing clean and tidy clothing on the day.

Prices for photographs are as follows:

  • Class photos $2 each
  • Portrait photo [size 8"x10"] $25, this includes an electronic copy available for you to make reprints/ enlargements

Please complete and return the reply slip by Monday, 14 Nov

Reply Slip:  Photographs with Sarah Prior Photography

Family Name:   ………………………………………………………………………………………

I would like to order photos as follows:

  • Junior Class photo  ……. [how many?]         @ $2 each
  • Senior Class photo ……. [how many?]          @ $2 each
  • Portrait sittings                                               @ $25 each  [list the name(s) for each portrait sitting]:

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[NB: portrait photos include an electronic copy for you to make enlargements with]

  • Total  Cost  $ …………          [this will be charged to your stationery account]

 

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