Notices 30 July 2018

Dear Parents,

Welcome back for Term 3.

This term, our theme is “God is One God, He wants us to live in Unity.”  We will be learning about the importance of unity; in our homes, in our school, and in our community.

The Bible says, “Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brethren to dwell together in unity! ….for there the Lord commanded the blessing, even life for evermore.” [Ps 133:1]  We sing this psalm in school sometimes, and I like to remind the children that God commands His blessing upon us when we dwell in unity.

However, unity is not the same thing as just accepting everything for the sake of keeping the peace. Our children also need to learn when not to agree with someone or something. “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.” [Romans 12:18]

Wherever there are people, there will inevitably be times when we don’t see things eye-to-eye.  The test of unity is how we handle these small [and sometimes not-so-small!] tensions in our relationships.

I ask you, as parents and friends of Living Way, to work in unity with us again this term as we work with your children.  Thank you for your ongoing support.

Peter

Emily [age 5] shows a great sense of order and symmetry with her latest block creation!

Unit Overview

The unit overview for the term is being sent home with the notices today.  Please take a little time to familiarise yourself with what we will be doing this term.  There may be ways you are able to get involved in helping out.  Talk to us about this – we love to have parents involved.

Unity 2018

Term Calendar

A term calendar is also being included with these notices.  Please note all relevant events in your diary.

Calendar 2018

 

FOS Meeting, Wed, 8 August, 7.00pm

Our next Friends of School meeting will be at 7pm [not 7.30 as per previous meetings].

Please make every effort to be at this meeting. We are heavily reliant on your support.

 

School Accounts

These were sent out during the holidays, and some folk have queried the amounts, needing more details.  We realise that we need to improve how our accounts are presented and we are putting in place systems to make the following changes:

  • From tomorrow, accounts will be issued at the end of each month for payment by the 20th of the next month.
  • We will include details of individual PACE numbers being charged, by attaching a copy of your child’s progress chart showing PACEs completed for the year.  You will be able to compare this with the previous month’s account to see how this charge is calculated.
  • From next month, we will also include a breakdown of stationery purchased for each child.

We are very grateful to Catherine for doing our accounts on a voluntary basis each week.  She is quickly getting to grips with the job and is keen to help us streamline and improve our accounting processes.

Meantime, if you have questions about your account, contact us by email or phone and we will endeavour to get an answer to you within a week.

 

Netball Skills with Marita Greenway

Thursday afternoons, 2.00-3.00pm [weather permitting]

We are very grateful to Marita for offering to coach our Year 4-8 children for netball this year.  We are planning to take a combined team from Living Way and local home schooling families to the Inter School Touch Rugby and Netball tournament on 6 September.

Home schooling families are welcome to come to the practices, too [please phone first each week to check if practices are happening – weather may affect some practices].

 

Touch Rugby Practices for Years 4-8

Tuesday afternoons, 2.00 – 3.00 pm, [weather permitting]
We will also be practising touch rugby on Tuesday afternoons  [again, home schooling families are welcome to join in with Living Way students].  Practices will be weather dependent.

 

Punctuality & Absences

School begins at 8.45am.  Please make sure your children arrive at school on time.  Are you training them to be punctual or to be late?  [You are going to be training them one way or the other, whether you think so or not].

If your child is going to be late for some reason, please write a brief explanatory note in their notebooks.

Likewise with absences; please remember to send a note or phone the school if your child is going to be absent for the day [otherwise, we may need to contact you to make sure they are safe, and this is difficult for us to do once class is up and running].

 

Science Roadshow

Tuesday, 14 August, 1.35 to 2.55, Wellsford School

We are planning on taking the whole school to this event.

  • Cost $8 per student will be charged to your stationery account.
  • Departing Living Way at 1.15
  • Returning to Living Way at 3.05
  • We will need some parents to help with transport and supervision [no charge for parent helpers!].  Please let us know if you can assist.

Reply Slip:  Science Roadshow:……………………………………………………………………………………………

I can provide seat-belted transport for ………………… children [including my own].

 

Name: ………………………………………..[Parent].

…………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….

Pet Day Calves [October 2018] – are you planning on bringing a calf this year?

Our annual Pet Day usually held in October, in the first or second week of Term 4.  This year, we need an indication of who may want to bring calves to our Pet Day. If any Living Way or Home Schooling families are thinking they would like to show calves at our Pet Day, please contact us with details.

 

Reply Slip:  Pet Day Calves ………………………………………………………………………………………………….

  • Yes, we would like to bring a calf/calves to the Living Way Pet Day in October.

 

Family Name:……………………………………………………….  Ph: ……………………………

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About the Author:

Mr T

I have been the Principal at Living Way since 1999, when my wife and I and our family moved here from Auckland.
We have loved being part of the Wellsford community, our local church community, and of course, the school community at Living Way.
I believe strongly in the value of Christian Education to help parents raise children that are strong and healthy, who love God and who will make a positive difference in the world around them.

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