Mount Maunganui Primary School Orkney Road Mount Maunganui 3116 Phone: (07) 575 3960 Email: [email protected] Website: www.mtprimary.school.nz Edition # 19 - 14th November 2014 Team Orkney Art Gallery Trip Year 3 and 4 Athletics Day Upcoming Events Fri 14th Nov Sun 16th Nov Wed 19th Nov Fri 21st Nov Thu 27th Nov Wed 3rd Dec Year 1 & 2 Athletics PTA Golf Day Cluster Athletics Y5/6 Kapa Haka Ra Whakangahau Grandparents Day WBOP Athletics Thu 4th Dec Tue 9th Dec Fri 12th Dec Tue 16th Dec Christmas on the Field Tay TeamTrip - Chipmunks Year 6 Leavers Assembly - 1:30 to 3:00pm School Finishes at 1pm REMINDERS Last day for Year Book orders is tomorrow. Books cost $20 each. You will find an order slip on Page 3. and Lucky Book Orders close on Wednesday 26th November. Please make cheques payable to Scholastic Books. A note from Damien Welcome to this week’s edition of The Pipeline. I hope you take some time to sit and read through the many notices, photos and announcements. It’s the place to come to keep up on the happenings here at Mount Primary. I would like to begin my note to you with a thank you to all those who were able to come and share in our school vision as we presented it last week. I understand there were some people who weren’t able to make our meeting. I am preparing a summary document that shares 2.5 hours worth of discussion in 2 pages without losing the key messages—not an easy task! I will ensure those who made contact with me get a copy and will leave copies at the office next week as well. One piece of sad news that was shared at our Community meeting was that Les Howat has decided to retire at the end of this year after many at our school. Les is a wealth of knowledge, a keeper of many stories and has been the guardian of our school’s journey through many decades. As you can tell Les will leave a big gap in our school next year. This decision has been a difficult one for Les, one that we respect immensely. I have begun a process to find a suitable replacement for Les and will share updates on staffing once I am able. As our year draws ever closer to an end it is really important to let the office know if you’re planning on leaving our school over the Christmas break to allow us to plan classes with the best possible numbers for learning. Also if you are aware of anyone planning on coming to our school (and in zone) please ask them to make contact with us via the office so we can include them in our planning. Please know that as our year gets busier with finishing off this year’s assessments, reports and continuing with planning and teaching, our staff are working extremely hard to make the best for our kids. Take a moment to tell them how much you appreciate their hard work, it goes a long way to making their day. I’m unable to make our golf day this year due to an important family commitment but I’d like to thank everyone who has spent many hours ensuring this day will be as much fun as it always has been and will raise much needed funds for our library upgrade! Good Luck to all golfers. I’ll look forward to hearing the stories next week. Regards Damien From the School Office Sports Fees - There are still some outstanding sports registration fees. Notices will be sent home next week. Thank you to those who have paid. Sunsmartness” at Mount Primary Thank you to all who have supplied children with bucket style sunhats. For those new to our school, we have guidelines stating that when outside children need to be wearing a bucket style hat - no hat means stay in the shade which limits play. While heads and faces are now protected, we are aware that necks and shoulders are still rather exposed in many cases. Please ensure that your children wear T-shirts as opposed to singlets and camisoles to school. We do all we can to prevent sunburn and encourage you to help by providing sensible clothing and perhaps a roll-on (preventing spillage and waste) sunblock as well. Thank you for your co-operation. Thanks to Jane of Paper Plus for her support for our Creative Curriculum “Homegrown” quiz. Look at our kids enjoying the prizes donated by Paper Plus Mount Maunganui. Wood Offcuts Tay team are keen to find a source of wood offcuts suitable for the children to use when “woodworking”. If you are able to supply a banana box full on a weekly basis (we can’t store too much) it would be greatly appreciated. A contribution of nails would also be great. As a result some of you are assured of receiving wonderful handiwork! Please see Paulette Dohnt if you can help. Many thanks from the Tay Team Teachers Searching for a Pianist Tay Team are looking for a person able to play the piano to accompany their singing. If you can play the piano and have a spare couple of hours a week Paulette and her team would love to hear from you. We have moved….. The clothing bin has moved from Orkney Road to the Lee Street side of the school. You’ll find it just outside the fence next to the Cove. Congratulations to the following students who were caught being a Mountie recently: Self-Manager: Georgia-Rose Ellis, Isaac Christophers, Dayna Pomana, Joshua Fletcher, Pheonix Sheffield-Cook, Stella McKenzie, Tyce Schumacher Team Player: Gabriel Murphy, Ella Tattersall, Steven Khoun, Mabel George, Guy Hardy, Naoise Higgins-McCormick, Bree Straker, Moby George, Ryan Gormlie, Grayson Calland, Max Cranfield, Cybele Chapman Learner: Kieran Boase, Jett-Rose Ramos, Ayan Ansari, Joshua Adkins, Rinka Netzler, Lucy Boorman, Jack PatonTapsell, Razia Cotton, Niela-Jorge Pine, Dusty Roper, Mischa Boorman, Reece Cobb, Ethan Lunjevich, Milla Spillane, Leo Shin, Olivia Cochrane, Luke McConnell, Marcus McKelvey, Alani McKenzie, Tia Macintosh, Tommy Power, Jess Tillet, Ryan Bell, Loughie Keaney, Mia Fletcher, Noah Hargreaves, Finn Spillane, Mitchell Dalley, Phoebe Gibson-Carr, Carlos Hansen, Kyle Moore, Roy Shin Communicator: Brooke Griffin, Isaac Johnstone, Cooper Roberts, Ezra Burman, Imogen Coffey, Michael Hagger, Quinn Farley PTA Thursday 4th December School Christmas Picnic & Family fun night From 4:30pm on the school field. (Postponement date is Thursday 11th December) Mt Primary Family looking for a 3 or 4 bedroom house to rent. Please contact the office if you know of any available now or in the next couple of weeks. I hope you enjoy your school house bracelet. Make sure to wear them during the whole school sports competitions! PTA GOLF DAY - This Sunday If you are not a golfer you can still support our school library upgrade. Come along to Omanu Golf Club for Sunday evening refreshments and bid on one of these fantastic auctions: Chiefs Rugby Gear (Training Jacket and shirt and supports shirt) kindly donated by Shorty Cameron Raleigh Retroglide NX3 Cruiser bike kindly donated by Avantiplus Mt Maunganui Six week training programme including initial assessment with Brad Dixon kindly donated by Everfit Coaching A limited edition Magnum of Mills Reef Syrah (2012) vintage) kindly donated by Mills Reef Winery ‘Brew a beer with Stu’ kindly donated by Rocky Knob One day Champions Trophy Cricket Shirt signed & kindly donated by Kane Williamson Injury Prevention Package (12 x EFX classes, 2 x 45 minute massages, muscle balance assessment from Physio and Foam Roller) kindly donated by Foundation Clinic $1,000 Radio Advertising kindly donated by Mediaworks ‘Big Bean’ Bean Bag kindly donated by Beanz Lifestyle 5 x Junior Hotshot Mt Maunganui Tennis Club memberships kindly donated by Mt Maunganui Tennis Club The auction begins promptly at 5:00pm. Hope to see you there. For further information: [email protected] A big well done to all the Mounties who trialled last weekend for the WBOP Cricket Rep Team. Congratulations to Charlie Beale and Ben Vyver who have been selected for the team. 2014 Mt Primary Year Book Order Return Slip Student’s Name: …………………………………………………………... Room: ……. $20 per copy I would like to order ….. Year Books at $20 each Total enclosed $........... Please put this order slip with payment in an envelope and place it in the slot in the office.
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