22 March 2012

Newsletter From The Deputy Principal

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

Yet another week has flown by at school. We have had a hugely exciting week for both the school and children. This week has been Travel Wise week, where the school has promoted and encouraged the learning community of PCS to “beat the feet” and join us by walking to school on Friday. Thank you to Sharlene Howe for arranging the activities for the week.

Travel Wise Week: Yesterday, as part of our Travel Wise week we encouraged your children to ride their scooter to school. They had a great time during break 2 riding their scooters under the supervision of the Travel Wise team. On Friday morning the PCS walking bus, our PCS waka waewae, will be led by our Principal Marilyn Gwilliam, Tanya Ford, Jocelyn Clarke, Paulette Thompson and Sharlene Howe. It will start at 8.00am at the following starting points:

Corner of Carruth Road and St George Street

Corner of Avis Avenue and Birdwood Avenue

Corner of Kolmar Road and St George Street

There will be spot prizes for the children who walk to school. So come along and join the walking bus Friday morning. It is time for us to use our cars a little less and to use our feet a lot more!!

Please note: If it is raining, we will not go ahead with the walking bus.

PCS Mufti Day: Last Friday the school had its end of term mufti day. Thank you to all families and friends of the school for your contribution towards our mufti day. In the end we collected a total of $565.60 for the Papatoetoe Historical Society – Awesome effort!!

BoT Meeting – Monday 26th March: You are welcome to attend the meeting at 5.30pm next Monday 26 March.

Papatoetoe 150th Jubilee Parade: To continue celebrating Papatoetoe being 150 years old, there will be a student parade at 10.00am Monday, 2 April from the sports centre car park – 20 of our children and children from all other Papatoetoe schools will be involved in the Papatoetoe Jubilee parade.

School Starting Time: We are concerned with the number of children who are arriving late to school, as this is impacting on their learning. – School starts promptly at 8.50. The classrooms are open at 8.30 for your children to prepare for the start of the day.

All the best for a wonderful weekend – let’s make the most of the long evenings with the whanau!!

Noho ora mai,

Pelu Leaupeptele

Deputy Principal

 

General Notices

Welcome to our New Students: Alok S and Navroj K.

Assembly Day: On Monday, 26 March, Room 26 will lead our assembly. As always you are most welcome to attend but please make sure that you are seated by 1.15pm.

Class visits to St Christopher’s Residential Home: Tomorrow, Friday, 23 March (weather permitting) at 1.30pm, Room 26 will be visiting St Christopher’s Hospital.

Tips from the PCS Environment & Sustainability Team: There are a number of simple steps we can all take to save water and power and Reduce, Reuse and Recycle much of the waste that is produced in our school and at home. Beat the Feet! Reduce your carbon footprint and join our walkwise team! Use public transport, carpool, walk, or bike whenever possible to avoid using your car. It will save you money, reduce the amount of fossil fuels we use and help you get fit.

School Photos Important Information: A prepaid envelope for each student was sent home. Please have the form and money returned to the school office by Friday, 30 March ready for photos to be taken on 3 & 4 April. For a special photo of your children together, collect a pre paid “Sibling Envelope” from the school office. No individual or sibling photos will be taken without pre payment. Please make sure you use the form with the attached envelope as it is pre printed with your child’s name, room etc and Photolife only gives us a few spares for new children.

Year 6 Camp Fundraising

  • Easter Bunny Raffle – throughout weeks 8, 9 & 10
  • Friday 23rd of March – Ice Block Sales – Breaks 1 & 2 – 50 cents each

 

Term Events

  • BoT Meeting – Monday, 26 March Individual Photos – Tuesday, 3 April
  • Class Photos – Wednesday, 4 April Yr6 Camp fundraising Mufti Day – Thursday, 5 April
  • Term 1 ends – Thursday, 5 April Term 2 begins – Monday, 23 April

 

PTA News

Disco and Sausage Sizzle: This will be held next Friday, 30 March. The Junior Disco (Years 1-3) will be from 5.45pm-6.45pm and Seniors (Years 4 to 6) will be from 7pm to 8pm. The disco will cost $2.00, sausage sizzle – $1.50, Finger lights – $1.00, Necklaces – $2.00, Fizzy Drinks – $1.00 a cup, lollies – assorted prices and water – free. The sausages will be available from 5.30pm.

 

Community Notices

Edventure Outdoors Camp, 11-13 April, (3 days, 2 nights) $265. Kayaking, sailing, tramping, night activities and fishing are some of the activities on offer. Pick up and drop off from Papakura. Don’t miss out on this amazing camp opportunity for your kids these holidays. For more info visit www.edventure.co.nz or phone Mark on 021 0224 1576

Marcellin College will be holding their Annual Open Evening on Tuesday, 27 March, commencing at 7.00pm. The College is now accepting enrolments for Years 7 for 2013. Prospectuses are available from the College office on 625 6509.