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School Notices - 29 July 2019

By John Murrihy | Posted: Saturday July 27, 2019

Keep up-to-date with what's happening at school this week ....

What's on?

Mid Year Reports now on ALF

Our reports for the first half of the school year can now be viewed on our student learning sytem, ALF (Amesbury LearningFramework). See here for further information.

School attendance for Terms 1 and 2, 2019

Attendance for the first half of the school year has been compiled and analysed, and we will be sending out the second round of our 2019 attendance communications shortly. See here for more information.

Co-curricular Lessons

Our co-curricular lessons for Term 3 commence this week (Wednesday 31 July). 

Speech & Drama, and Communications Skills are already full, there is only one spot left in drum classes and a number of the other classes are filling fast.

If you've been thinking about an opportunity for your child(ren) to learn to play an instrument, do gymnastics or develop their communication or speech and drama skills read this article and contact John at [email protected]. Even if the class is full we can put you on the waiting list.

Lost Property

We've only had one week of the term and we already have un-named lost property in the office. Naming everything that kids bring to school is a great idea.

If your child hasn't brought something home that they should have then drop into see Rachel at the office or email her: [email protected] and she'll let you know if it's there.

Community Notices

Free Home Fire Safety Visit

Fire and Emergency NZ are endeavouring to reduce the incidence and consequences of residential property fires. The approach of the Free Home Fire Safety Visit initiative is to educate families on home fire safety, working smoke alarms and safe meeting places. 

Annually Fire and Emergency NZ attend an average of 5226 residential property fires, resulting in 262 injuries and 19 fatalities. The average house can become totally involved in fire within 5 minutes, un-survivable in as little as 3 min and reach temperatures in excess of 1200 degrees Celsius (4 times hotter than the average oven).

In Wellington, we would like make a start by offering Free Home Fire Safety Visits to families with school children and the also the elderly. See the flier below for contact information to set up your Free Home Fire Safety Visit.

Blended Family Success

Discover how to help children in your step family adjust and create a united, supportive home life. Overcome common challenges and learn practical strategies that really work. Live happily ever after in your stepfamily! ONE NIGHT ONLY. You must register to secure your place.

When: Tuesday 17th September, 7pm – 9pm

Venue: 21 Hania Street, Wellington Central

For more information go to: www.blendedfamilysuccess.nz/events email: [email protected]

Tots to Teens Magazine

The new July/August issue digital magazine is available here: http://issue1906w.totstoteens.co.nz/

In this issue, we ask the question “Is my child entitled or do they understand their rights?” 

We also look at education issues for parents – why our children should all learn to code, and how predicting endings and outcomes of stories is an important life skill for children to learn. Help your kids engage both the left and right brain with our 5 simple brain games

We have a lovely story on using horses for children’s therapy for physical and mental well-being. We also look into grommets, one of the most common surgical procedures, and give parents a better understanding of what’s involved. 

To help with the consequences of reduced sunlight and close-quartered activity of sick children, we have three delicious lemon recipes, and five ways to supplement your family’s diet to get through winter unscathed. We have plenty of amazing prizes to win, holiday ideas to help entertain the children, and a kids’ fun page to enjoy.

Newlands Kids Choir

 If you are interested in being part of a choir see the flier below to get the information to sign up. Or you can checkout their new website www.kidschoir.co.nz and contact them at   [email protected]


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