NEWSLETTER 3 / Term 4 Wednesday 12 November 2014

Moonshine Road, Trentham, Upper Hutt 5018, Ph 04 528 6485, Fax 04 528 8712
Email [email protected], Website
Wednesday 12 November 2014
Dear Parents & Caregivers, Tena koutou katoa
We’re half way through the term already and children are busy
swimming, preparing items for the Christmas Celebration Concert,
inquiring into different systems, road patrol training for next year,
Patu syndicate are getting ready for EOTC week. The list continues!
It is a busy time of year for us all, but we do expect all students to
continue with their Home Learning through to the end of the year,
and we expect them to be at school and on time. Please support
your child with this.
Upcoming Dates & Events:
17-21 Nov Patu EOTC week (p/p 24-28)
18 Nov Year 6 visit to Fergusson Int
24 Nov Koru begin swimming
White Ribbon Rolling Haka
25 Nov UV Danish Rounders
5 Dec Wheels Day
10 Dec Christmas Celebration Concert
11 Dec BOT Meeting, 6.45pm
12 Dec Reports go home
15 Dec Year 6 Social
16 Dec School Finishes at 12 noon
Below is our syndicate organisation for next year. Tala Savelio will be taking a year’s leave to travel overseas. Kate
Ilsley will also be leaving us to firstly travel and then seek employment at another school closer to her home in
Wellington. Kate has been at Trentham School for 6 years. Over the last two years she has been our Maths Support
Teacher working closely with small groups of children to raise achievement levels. She has contributed significantly
to our school over her time here and she will be missed.
New teachers to our school are Scott McLeod, a beginning teacher, and Michelle Sturrock, an experienced teacher
currently at Wilford School in Petone. We welcome Scott and Michelle to our staff.
Gillian Wasley – Y2, Room 14
Mary Walker – Y2, Room 21
Anne-Marie Kay – Y2, Room 13
Mark Searle – Y1, Room 18
Misty Vink – Y1, Room 19
Diane McGimpsey – NE, Room 20
Benjamin Garner – Y3/4, Room 9
Angela Garner – Y3/4, Room 2
Pauline Walker – Y3/4, Room 3
Jenni Nind – Y3/4, Room 4
Michelle Sturrock – Y3/4, Room 10
Sam Cripps – Y5/6, Room 1
Jillian Adams – Y5/6, Room 6
Scott McLeod – Y5/6, Room 8
Katherine Hamilton – Y4/5, Room 5
Syndicates have begun preparing for our annual Christmas Celebration Concert which will take place
on Wednesday 10 December at 6.30pm out the back of Brentwood Block. If the weather is not good
we’ll hold our Celebration in the Fergusson Intermediate school hall. We’ll make a decision before
the end of the school day and send home details, post on Facebook and put it on our website. So be
aware the Celebration will be on this year, rain or shine. 
Nga Mihi
Suzanne Su’a
[email protected]
We are learning to know how to be kind – naturally, thoughtfully, cheerfully and genuinely.
Without kindness no one would listen when people or animals need help. Everyone would be looking out for himself
and the world would be lonely. Being kind allows us to feel connected to everything and everyone.
We are teaching our children the worth of looking out for others and practicing a life skill for which they will be
Goal: I will show kindness by playing with someone at home or school who doesn’t have anyone to play with or who
is looking lonely or unhappy.
Quote; Kindness is a language that the deaf can hear and the blind can see.
Welcome to the last Board report for 2014!
Firstly, I’d just like to say how proud I was of all our students at the school concert! From the new entrants to the seniors
it was a fantastic performance by every single one of our kids. To all the teachers, teacher aides, support staff and parents
who helped in some way to make the night a great success; a big THANK YOU. You have helped showcase our entire school
in a wonderfully positive way.
There are some exciting changes starting soon in the Junior school. A new sunshade will be built over the Junior playground
shortly. The Board would like to acknowledge the Home and School’s assistance in providing a generous contribution of
$20,000 so this project could go ahead.
Over the summer holidays and throughout Term 1, Rooms 16 and 17 will be transformed into a new modern learning
environment. This is a major undertaking but the resulting classrooms will be a wonderful asset to the school and I’m sure
the students and teachers will love these new classrooms.
Thank you to everyone who shopped at Pak ‘n’ Save during the recent Cash for Schools competition and put their receipts
into our “slot”. Trentham School was rewarded with a cheque for $10,000!!! This money will go towards a sunshade for the
Senior playground. Soon both our playgrounds will provide our students with much needed sun protection during the hot
summer months.
Our recent survey regarding technology in classrooms has shown that our community is interested in our students utilising
technology to assist their learning. After our recent Board discussion we are enthusiastic about an upcoming trial of two
digital classrooms in 2015. Two classrooms will be trialled in our senior syndicate next year. In these classrooms students
will have the opportunity to bring their own device from home if they wish. School Chromebooks will be utilised; as they are
now, in these rooms and these will be supplemented with student’s own devices. More information will come out regarding
this soon.
The Board wishes you all a great Christmas and wonderful holiday. Take care, enjoy the sunshine and have fun.
Karey Stokes
This term we have Henare Parker working with our boys at Mahi Toi on taiaha. Henare is a social worker who is
currently employed with Te PaePae Arahi Youth Services. His focus will be on discipline, respect, confidence and
fitness. He is currently working with groups at Wainuiomata College, Wainuiomata Community Centre, Hutt Valley
Activity Centre and launching soon at Upper Hutt College.
There are still some children who do not have a sunhat at school. A reminder that we have a sun smart policy of “no
hat, no play” for Term 4. Please ensure your child has a sun hat at school so they are not restricted to shady areas
when outside.
The Home and School is organizing a Subway lunch where you can purchase a Mini Sub and M&M cookie for $5.50
or a 6 Inch Sub and M&M cookie for $6.50. An order form will be sent home early next week and orders will need to
be in by Tuesday 25th November.
Miniball scores from 5th November:
Trentham Terminators won 42 - 0 against Upper Hutt
Trentham Heat won 32 - 0 against Trentham Raptors
The Terminators are unbeaten after 3 games while the Heat have had 2 wins. Raptors have won 1 game.
Please do not park in the dental clinic carpark unless you have an appointment. It is dangerous to be parked there
dropping off children when the mobile clinics/buses are trying to manoeuvre out of the carpark.
If you have a child turning 5 in 2015, please contact the school office to make an enrolment if you haven’t already
done so. It is really useful for us to know how many children will be starting school in the next 2 years.
Term 1
Monday 2 February – Thursday 2 April
Term 2
Monday 20 April – Friday 3 July
Term 3
Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September
Term 4
Monday 12 October – Tuesday 15 December
Please note that the school is not endorsing the programmes listed below. We are publishing them on request of the providers
and because they may be of interest to our families.
Scholastic Summer Reading Challenge.
This summer Scholastic is running an online Summer Reading Challenge and the chance to
Win Books? This is a great way to keep the kids reading over the long break. All the
information you need is on the following web site:
Building Awesome Whānau Toolbox parenting group – for parents of children aged 0-12yrs
Whether you are already a super-parent or you’re struggling a bit, Building Awesome Whānau will give you lots of
good ideas. No tests, no judgement, no boring bits…just lots of fun and useful stuff.
Wednesdays Nov 12 to 17 Dec, 6pm to 8pm at Trentham Community House
Places are limited so book your place today. Contact Maureen at the Community House on 5288259.
This Toolbox group is for parents and caregivers. If you need some help with childcare during the sessions please
talk to Maureen.
Funding for this course has been provided by Upper Hutt City Council.
For more information about Toolbox parenting groups visit
You are invited to:
A family-fun evening for children and adults of all ages with art and craft activities;
games; a time for celebration and a meal together.
Friday, 21st November: 5-7pm
St. John’s Anglican Church Hall, corner Fergusson Drive and Moonshine Road access from Smallfield Lane off Moonshine Road.
Children under the age of 14 need to be accompanied by an adult
Koha / donation appreciated.
Everyone is welcome - come and join us!
For more information phone 934 3844 or
“Come and join All Black Conrad Smith at the So They Can Fun Run on Sunday 7th of December from 10am to
2pm at Newtown Park, Wellington.
WIN the opportunity to run with Conrad, Kate or Katrina in their team in the Celebrity Relay Race.
WIN a visit to your school by Conrad. The school that has the most children attending on the day will win this prize.
WIN the right to attend the VIP Meet and Greet Celebrity Breakfast with Kate, Katrina and Conrad on the morning of
the event by raising over $200 for SO THEY CAN in sponsorship/donations.
All information and booking available at
Tickets available through Eventbrite:
Facebook for regular updates on the run:”
Learn to Swim with Splish Splash Swim School, providing classes 7 days per week from
two locations, Trentham School pool and our current pool, Main Street, Upper Hutt.
Phone : 527 9172
Website :
Email : [email protected]
School Holiday Computer Classes
For ages 5 - 16. Minecraft, Create 3D Video Games, Learn to Program, Web Design, Animations,
Video Editing and Build a PC. Free transport from Petone/Upper Hutt. For further information call
Ed Brown on 499 2211 or
Holiday Programme - It's Your pony for the morning!
Monday 22nd December 2014, Tuesday 23rd December 2014, Tuesday 20th January
2015, Thursday 22nd January 2015
9am - 12.30 p.m.
Learn how to catch, groom and prepare ‘your’ pony for riding
Have a lesson on your pony
Groom, clean gear and return your pony to the paddock
Cost - $75 including morning tea
Venue - Hutt Valley Riding for the Disabled, County Lane, Silverstream
Indoor riding facilities
Qualified staff supervising
Numbers strictly limited to 6 a session
Suitable for 6 to 12 year old children
Please note: These sessions are fundraisers and are not part of our riding programme for disabled
riders. Unfortunately we do not have the resources available to provide for our disabled riders in these
holiday sessions.
Please contact Anneke at [email protected] to register
Here at Smiley Faces we offer quality early childhood care and education for children aged 0 - 5 years.
Call us now to secure your child's place in our newly renovated Babies and Toddlers Centre opening in
December or come along to our themed Open Days every Friday in November 2 - 4 pm to join us for Outdoor
Adventures, Baking, Storytelling, Arts and Crafts and a special Kapa Haka performance on Friday 21st November
at 1.45pm. All welcome!
Contact us to find out more, including our family-friendly rates, on 528 5399, [email protected],
or We are at 1 Fraser Crescent, Upper Hutt.
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