Our year is rapidly drawing to a close, and I trust you are planning to come to our end of year BBQ and awards evening at the end of term [see notice below for details].
Farewell to Rita Bosch, and to Frikkie and Elanie Bosch and family.
Rita finished up as our Junior Class teacher last week on Thursday. We have very much appreciated Rita’s strong faith, her passionate commitment to Living Way, and her genuine love and care for the Junior Class children. She has done a great job with each individual child, constantly monitoring their learning and nurturing each of them to develop to their potential wherever possible. We will miss you, Rita, and we thank you for all you have given of yourself to Living Way. Rita and her husband, Danie, will continue to serve on our Board.
We are also sad to bid farewell to Frikkie and Elani Bosch, whose children, Levi and Lexi, will no longer be able to attend Living Way now that Rita is no longer coming up each day from Orewa. Levi and Lexi will be attending Horizon School in Snells Beach. We pray that God will bless you all as you start this new phase of your family life with your children at Horizon School.
It was a very hot day for our cricket tournament, and although the children enjoyed the competition, I think we were all glad to get out of the heat when the day was over. Thank you to Sharon for organising the tuck shop and to Kerry Watson, Allira Bowman, and Wes Cullen for assisting on the day.
We were also very grateful to cricket coach and former NZ Black Cap, Brendan Bracewell, for the excellent coaching sessions he ran with our children this year. It was exciting to see each child’s cricket skills improving as a result of his coaching and enthusiasm.
Living Way Tee Shirts: Please return these a.s.a.p.
Please remember to wash and return any Living Way sports tee shirts you have at home after last week’s Cricket Tournament a.s.a.p.
Wheels Day, Wednesday, 29 November
Children are allowed to bring bikes, skateboards, scooters, roller skates, etc. to ride in the playground this Wednesday. Helmets are compulsory.
Thank you to Nicola King, Karen Pivac, Suzanne Partridge, and Monique Balfour, for assisting with our Open Day last week. The feedback from the visitors was positive, but we have not gained any new enrolments for 2018, as yet.
Outlook for 2018
Our Board will be meeting next week, after which we will be able to inform parents about the outlook for the school for 2018. Please remember to pray for guidance for the Board as they meet to consider future plans for the school.
End of the school year
Wednesday, 13 December, is the last day of our school year. However, this year, we are planning our awards evening for Tuesday, 12 December [see below for details].
Children may come to the school the following morning [Wednesday, 13 December] if they have PACE tests or other work that needs to be finished, or they may stay home on Wednesday if all work for the term is already complete.
End of Year Awards, Tuesday, 12 December:
We invite you and your friends and family to our end of year awards celebration at Allistair & Sharon Shepherd’s home, 67 Whakapirau Rd, Te Hana, on Tuesday, 12 December.
Details of the event are as follows:
- 3:00-5:30 Swimming in the pool. You must supervise your own children or arrange for someone to supervise them for you, please.
- 5.30 come for 5.30 to put your meat on the BBQ, to be ready to eat by 6pm
- 6.00-7.30 BBQ and pot-luck dinner
- 7:30-8.30 Presentation of Awards
- 8.30 finish and tidy up
What to bring:
• Please can each family bring their own meat and drink, and also a salad or dessert to share
• Please bring your own picnic crockery and cutlery to use and take home afterwards. This will make the clean-up easier.
• Tea, coffee, and cordial drink will be provided.
Please join with us for all or any part of this event as we celebrate the completion of our school year. We would love to see you there.