RANGIKURA SCHOOL 95 Conclusion Street Ascot Park PORIRUA Phone: (04) 235-9143 Fax (04) 235-8178 email: [email protected] website: www.rangikura.school.nz SCHOOL CELLPHONE TO TEXT ABSENCES: 022 025 9630 School Goal – Term 3 2014 WE WILL ASK QUESTIONS TO LEARN MORE Teaching and Learning Beliefs: Supporting Each Other, Tell the Truth, Achieving Our Goals, Respect and Self Responsibility. Vision: Respect for Self, Respect for Others, Respect for Environment Mission: The Pursuit of Excellence Community engagement: ‘TAMAITI MUA’: Home + school = RANGIKURA Goal: Total collaboration and a collective partnership (staff, parents, kids - community) in the education and well-being of our kids. Kia Ora, Kia Orana, Talofa lava, Malo-ni, Greetings, Bula, Fakaalofa atu, Sabai de, Namesti, Saludos, Asslamo Alikum, Malo e lelei PRINCIPAL’S NEWSLETTER THURSDAY 16 OCTOBER 2014 We are very proud to welcome: Persia Wesche Fanueli, Essence Baker, Taylor Marie Ngatai, Tiare Ona, TinoKura Nootai-Ona, Kwong Logologo, Saphire Moore, Terrance Taitapanui & families to our Rangikura whanau. SCHOOL GOAL. The winners below were selected by their teachers for having demonstrated the school goal during the weeks of 26th September - the last week of last term. KOWHAI RIMU POHUTUKAWA KAHIKATEA Holland Kingston Ahie Morris Rm 1 Thomas Louis So’o Rm 5 Cox Williams Ahla Siueva - Kipa Breuss- Acosta Tolai McBride Rm 6 Rm 9 Kahu- Toa Aiono Cole Carlos Simi Sweet Rm 10 Rm 7 Bonsey Taylah Ford Hills Jaedyn Tomokino Rm 7a Rm 11 Rm 2 Urupene Mihaka Komen Rm 3 Gisselle Kisona Sellars Rm 4 David Lilo Bryson Javahn Falwasser - Gulliver Rm 8 Kipa Rm12 Nui Miguel Londono Santos Pesefea Rm 13 Caitlin Mikaio Smith Rm 14 Joe Nicol Kevin Taliulu Rm 17 PRINCIPAL’S AWARDS. Five certificates during the term gives you a Principal’s Award. These students received their Principal’s award at the last assembly of term three: Kiera Tonga, Jayden Ford, Losania Wilson-To’omaga x2, Jack Fuli, Croshan Skipper-Lepou, Tommy-Stace Katu, Skylah Rangi, Noah Iona To’omaga, Ngarangi Pierson, Vallon Kipa, April Ngatupuna, Michaela Gray, Ashleigh Bell, Taylah Ford, Daelin Winchester Clark, Malia Setefano, Rohan Wesley, Shakira Gray, Jeremiah Mapusua, Dayton Tonga, Parys Wirangi, Norry Iafeta, Shania Gray, Santi Aragon-Garcia, Sini Gray, Sarah Heberley, Jahvarn Te Huia, Maia Karepa, Patrick Whakaneke Kaa, Vincent Fuli, Asha O’Gorman, Nico Rongotaua &T’Mina Katu. These students will receive Principal Awards at this Friday’s assembly (17th Oct). No doubt, more to follow! So far there are awards for: Darius Kisona, K’Mora Katu and Miguel Londono-Santos. WELL DONE TO ALL OUR AWARD RECIPIENTS. Assemblies are at 10.30am on Fridays. We encourage our school whanau to come along and see student items, news as well as them receiving awards. KAHIKATEA SENIOR CAMP. Our seniors embark on their bi-annual EOTC camp to Forest Lakes next Tuesday. Thanks to all our parents who have volunteered to be parent helpers, giving up their time to support our staff. We are waiting on some payments to come in and hopefully we will have everybody on board by the end of this week. Have fun seniors, step outside your comfort zones, support each other and achieve your goals! SCHOOL HOLIDAYS SUPPORT. Thanks to all the parents who responded to my requests for patrols of our grounds. School suffered minor damage which was a major relief. On behalf of our school, thanks to all our parents, teachers, students and ex-students who came up in the holidays; did work in the garden, around the grounds and in our resource rooms. A special mention to Kiri Bishop and Whitireia Polytechnic for providing students to help out too…and not to mention the CAKES! Domo Arigato! SUMMER SUNHATS. From next week all students will be required to wear a brimmed sunhat in the playground. This is in line with our Sunsmart policy. Students without a proper hat will spend their break times under our shades or in class. The school has provided one for every student and is currently distributing these to all new enrolments since the end of term one. If your child has misplaced theirs, we sell them at the office for $9. You are more than welcome to purchase one from somewhere else. Remember that it must be a brimmed sun hat/bucket hat. Baseball caps and snapbacks are banned from school during these summer terms, as in the past we have had to deal with issues of theft and misplacements. If your child owns one it is best that they keep them at home for these reasons. THE ROBBIE FRUEAN CUP. Pohutukawa syndicate is currently in the middle of building their rugby team for this prestigious event. With hard fought victories over Cannons Creek School at the end of last term, our team will be looking to go one better than last year, losing a close final to Corinna School. The tournament will be held at Porirua Park during the day on Wednesday the 29th October. Come down to cheer on the ‘black n yellows!’ Thanks to dads Sini Gray and Moa Fanueli for coaching this team. THE PAUL RAUHIHI CUP. Our senior syndicate Kahikatea is taking part in another prestigious sports competition. This one however is held over a few weeks. The Paul Rauhihi cup is a 6 week rugby league tournament for Y7/8 students. Our team, ‘The Rangikura Roosters’ will have their first up game because of camp on; Tuesday 28th October versus the ‘Bishop Viard Broncos’ at 4pm, Bishop Viard College. Thanks to Damon Rongotaua Snr for lending a hand with his coaching expertise. T.M. MOTHERS/DAUGHTERS PANCAKE BREAKFAST. Every term as part of our ‘Tamaiti Mua’ home-school initiative, Rangikura holds an event to acknowledge our school whanau/fanau/family. On Wednesday 29th October, we are holding a Mothers/Daughters pancake breakfast! As we clarify every year, this event is traditionally called the Mothers/Daughters breakfast but is intended for all significant female role models in the lives of our boys and our girls. So Mums, Grandmas, Aunties, older sisters, female caregivers…we cordially invite you to a pancake breakfast on Wednesday 29th October from 7.15 - 8.30am. Looking for Super Carer! Our family need an after school carer for our 7 year old son with special needs who LOVES …kicking a ball, watching trucks, swimming, running around at the playground : • • • • • • • • • • 3-6pm Wednesday, Thursday and Friday pick up from Rangikura School Provide afternoon tea, activity, companionship and safe boundaries Must have clean and full drivers license Need to be reliable and a good communicator Need patience and firmness Some experience in working with Autism or ADHD would be an advantage Current First Aid certificate would also be an advantage Need own cell phone – costs for usage associated with this work can be negotiated In term time only at this stage Can have handover with current carer for a week or more as necessary If you are interested in this position and would like to learn more please email Jo (Mum) on [email protected] Pay is $15/hour cash …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….. SPORTS – HOLIDAY REP GAMES It was the day of the tournament and I’m super nervous. As we begin the long trip to Otaki for the week for the under 55kgs Rep Rugby. The first game was against Hutt Valley and my blood was pumping. When the whistle blew it was all on. I had the same feeling against H.K. Wellington but the game against Rangitikei was different. We had a great start because the forwards were doing their job and the backs got clean ball. This was a good physical challenge and I encourage others to have a go, but remember you must be under 55kgs. By Seth. WELLINGTON HOCKEY REPS During the holidays two of our students (Phoenix O’Gorman and Jade Obeda) went to Wanganui to represent Wellington Under 13’s in a National Hockey Tournament. Some of the teams competing were from Wanganui, Hawkes Bay, Poverty Bay, Wairarapa and others. We made it all the way to the finals and played Wanganui. We won 1-0 and came first in the whole of New Zealand. It was a great opportunity to take part in this tournament and being able to represent Wellington. By Jade NATIONAL BASKETBALL TOURNAMENT During the holidays five girls from Rangikura School went to Dunedin to represent Porirua in a National Basketball Tournament. Our team the Porirua Under 13 girls played teams from all over New Zealand like Hibiscus Coast, Waitakere, Waikato and many more. Our goal was to make the top 8 in the country. We done better than that and we placed 5th out of 20 teams. It was an amazing experience to be a part of the last Under 13 New Zealand Nationals for Basketball. We were also lucky enough to have one of our team members selected for the Tournament Team. By Tesara-Rose, Rodah-Rose, Mikayla, Phoenix and Harmony. Eddie Uluilelata Principal COMMUNITY NOTICES WHITFORD BROWN COMMUNITY TRUST. A huge thank you to Christine Patelesio and staff of Whitford Brown Community Trust. The trust has donated a sun canopy and a lot of free paint for our upcoming mural projects. Thank you so much for the regular support of our school. FIGHT NIGHT! Arch Angel Thai Boxing club that has a base and runs classes here in our hall are running a Fight Night promotion. This will be at the Arena on Saturday November 8th. For flyers see me and for more information Contact one of our mums Rachel Morris 021618522. PARTY AT THE CREEK – FRIDAY 31ST OCTOBER – FREE – FREE - FREE Hosana Baptist Church 2 Driver Crescent Porirua Invites You to the ‘Out of this World’. Party at the Creek, 31st October at 5pm. This event is free. There will be face painting, slime, bouncy castle, jousting, obstacle course, lots of giveaways and food for sale. Come along and have a wonderful time. SUMMER HOCKEY LEAGUE Tawa Hockey club in association with Wellington Hockey are calling for Years 5-8 players (and any keen adults) to register for this fun social league Games played on Tuesday 5-7pm at Elsdon turf. 8 games to play from Tue 28 Oct to Tue 16 Dec. 6-aside teams using half the turf and playing to Hockey5 rules - 30 min games. Cost is $35 per player The usual gear is required (mouthguard, shin pads and hockey stick). We must form teams and have payments in by 21 October at the very latest! Please email your interest to us ASAP at tawajuniorho[email protected] or go to Tawa Junior Hockey on facebook for more info. MANA MUSIC CENTRE Vacancies for Term 4 2014 We have some vacancies in the following music classes for Term 4. Guitar - held on Saturday mornings at Discovery School and Maraeroa School Piano - held on Saturday mornings at Discovery School Lessons are available to primary/intermediate children aged 8 years and over. Lessons are $15 per Term. For further information and enrolments please telephone Sandra 234-1701 DATES TO REMEMBER 21st October……………..Senior camp - Forest Lakes Otaki. (Return 24th Oct). 28th October……………..Paul Rauhihi cup 4pm at Bishop Viard College. 29th October……………..Mothers/Daughters Breakfast from 7.15 - 8.30am. 29th October……………..Robbie Fruean Cup - Porirua Park from 9am.
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