Cunningham Place, Halswell, Christchurch 8025 03 322 8735 – 021 126 3058 [email protected] Website: www.oaklands.school.nz VISION We are lifelong learners who aspire to excellence VALUES Community Whanaungatanga Active Thinking Whakaararo Respect Whakaute Excellence Hiranga NEWSLETTER No. 2 Wednesday 11th February 2015 (Term 1, Week 2) IMPORTANT DATES: WHOLE SCHOOL TUESDAY 10TH & WEDNESDAY 11TH FEBRUARY 2015 Parent Teacher InterviewsTUESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2015 Oaklands School Community Swim Day –Jellie Park WEDNESDAY 25TH, THURSDAY 26TH & FRIDAY 27TH MARCH 2015 Neil Shaskey Art Lessons KAURI ONLY TH SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES TH 16 -18 FEBRUARY 2015 Year 5 Camp at Living Springs MONDAY 23RD FEBRUARY 2015 Swimming Trials – Jellie Park TUESDAY 24TH FEBRUARY 2015 Swimming Sports – Jellie Park 4TH-6TH MARCH 2015 Year 7 Camp at Wainui WEDNESDAY 11TH MARCH 2015 Triathlon at Pegasus WEDNESDAY 18TH MARCH 2015 Year 5/6 Rugby League Tournament THURSDAY 19TH MARCH 2015 Run Bike Run (pp Friday 20th March 2015) MONDAY 25th MARCH 2015 Year 7/8 Rugby League Tournament MONDAY 30TH MARCH 2015 Canterbury Swimming Champs at Selwyn Aquatic Centre 30th MARCH – 1ST APRIL 2015 Year 6 Camp at Waipara FULL SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES Monday 23rd February 2015 – 2pm Monday 9th March 2015 – 2pm Monday 23rd March 2015 – 2pm KAURI ASSEMBLIES Monday 16th February 2015 – 1.30pm Monday 2nd March 2015 – 1.30pm Monday 16th March 2015 –1.30pm Monday 30th March 2015 – 1.30pm KAKANO ASSEMBLIES Monday 16th February 2015 – 2.15pm Monday 2nd March 2015 – 2.15pm Monday 16th March 2015 –2.15pm Monday 30th March 2015 – 2.15pm TO THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY Congratulations to Mr & Mrs Brown on the arrival of their beautiful baby girl, Alexandra. Mr Brown is a very proud father and we all wish him and his wife the very best for the future in this most important role of parenthood. As we are all Life long Learners we are fortunate to be able to offer our staff professional development in a number of areas this year. All our staff will be part of the PB4L (Positive Behaviour for Learning) Ministry of Education Behaviour Management programme. Two staff will be training in a Communication and Language Development Programme for students starting school. Teachers will be completing an online learning programme to begin our preparation as a school for the development of collaborative teaching and the redevelopment of our school learning spaces as part of the Ministry of Education redevelopment plan for Oaklands School. Thank you to everyone who attended our meetings this week and shared your aspirations for your child for 2015. If you need to meet and discuss any confidential information regarding your child please contact their teacher who will be happy to meet and discuss this with you. Margaret Trotter Principal OVERVIEW-MRS MARTIN DP: 2015 has got off to a great start with all classes working through a ‘Learning Plan’ that follows on from the excellent work that was done during our Transition Week in Term 4. The aims of the Learning Plan are: For classes to get to know each other and share ideas about how they will play, learn & communicate effectively as a team To explore strategies & skills students can use to be successful when the learning is challenging (Our Learning Dispositions) To become familiar with our school rules & school/class procedures To learn about cyber safety & how using technology responsibly links with our CARE values To reinforce the CARE values and share ways we can ‘Fill each others Buckets’ and make the classroom a positive place for everyone To have fun One of the aims of the learning plan was to engage with our community so it was great to see so many whanau visiting classrooms and enjoying a picnic dinner last Wednesday. This week teachers are looking forward to meeting with families to set goals with students and to continue to build positive partnerships to support learning. To celebrate the completion of the learning plan the whole school will take part in a tabloids sports event between 9.30 and 11am on Friday the 13th. Students are invited to wear their house colours on that day and there will be lots of opportunities to have fun and earn pozis for their house. In week 3 all students will bring home a copy of their class’s learning plan. Please read through this booklet with your child and get them to share their learning & their strategies for having a successful year with you. Another strategy for strengthening the home/school partnership is our Home Communication Book. These will come home daily from week 3 for the Kàkano team and on Fridays for the Kauri team. “Education is shared commitment between dedicated teachers, motivated students and enthusiastic parents with high expectations” Bob Beuprez Some photos from our Community evening PARENT TEACHER MEETINGS Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th February On Tuesday 25th & Wednesday 26th November: School closes at the normal time of 3pm on both days. Interviews run from 3.10-7.30pm. Each teacher will finish at 5.30pm on one night and 7.30pm on the other. HOUSE DAY THIS FRIDAY: This Friday to celebrate our two week focus on the learning plan, and to have some fun with our classmates and buddy class, the whole school will be involved in a rotation of fun activities on the field. This will take place in the morning from 9:30 – 11:00am. Students should come dressed in sport mufti in their house colour. Students will be able to win house points for getting into the spirit of dressing in their house colours. WELCOME TO NEW STUDENTS: Room 16: Paige Clark & Angel Prasad Room 24: Skyla Askin CELEBRATING CULTURAL DIVERSITY MULTICULTURAL DAY AT OAKLANDS: We have pupils from over 20 different ethnicities at Oaklands School and we are going to celebrate our cultural diversity on Monday 23 February. We hope our students will wear their national costume or wear something from their country (for example, a t-shirt of an important sports team). Each class will have a shared lunch and we ask that your child bring a small plate of food from your country to share. If your family knows a game, a story, a song, or some information about your country, please discuss this with your child so that they are able to share it with their class. Some parents are going to share activities with students during the morning. If you would like to help, please contact me: [email protected] Parents: This is an opportunity for you to showcase your culture, so please feel free to wear your national costume to the Whole School Assembly in the afternoon. OAKLANDS SCHOOL OFFICE HOURS: Our school office is open for parents and children between the hours of 8.30am and 3.30pm. Mrs McInnes is in the office 8.30am-3.30pm Monday to Friday, Mrs Birdling is in the office 9am-3pm Tuesday to Friday and Miss Mackie is in the office from 9am-2.30pm Monday to Friday. PARKING IN SCHOOL GROUNDS: Please remember that there is no parking in the school grounds after 8am and before 3.30pm. Please do not park in the school grounds to pick up or drop off your child between these hours. Please do not park over driveways when dropping your child off. LUNCH ORDERS: A reminder that lunch orders at school will start up again on Wednesday 18th February. FROM THE SPORTS DESK: There are many exciting opportunities for students to participate and compete in sport in 2015. Your one-stop-shop for all things sport at oaklands is the 2015 Oaklands Sports Blog http://sportoaklands2015.blogspot.co.nz/ TOUCH RUGBY: Begins this Friday. Same time, same place. A copy of the draw will be posted on the sportsblog and put up in the outdoor notice board at school once we receive it. Teams just carry on with the same players and the same grade. WEETBIX TRYATHLON: There has been a huge amount of interest shown by students for this fun and rewarding event. You can either register online yourself at http://try.weetbix.co.nz/ or you can complete the registration form, and return to the office with payment. Please ensure all sections are completed. The last date for school registrations is Wednesday 25th February. BASKETBALL: The Canterbury Ram in Schools programme kicks off today. Students will need to have a pair of suitable sport shoes to wear, and might even like to bring a change of sport clothes as their will be plenty of running around each week. 2015 SCHOOL YEAR Term 1: Mon 2nd February to Thurs 2nd April th rd Term 2: Mon 20 April to Friday 3 July Term 3: Mon 20th July to Fri 25th September Term 4: Mon 12th October to Friday 18th Dec Teacher Only Days: To be confirmed COMMUNITY NOTICES --DISCLAIMER: Oaklands School does not necessarily endorse or support any of the services advertised in the newsletter. KIDSFIRST KINDERGARTENS WALES STREET: Offers quality early childhood education. All teachers are fully qualified and registered. Session times are 8.30am – 2.30pm or 8.30am – 12.30pm (dependent on vacancies). 20 Free ECE hours available, and you may be eligible for up to 30 Free hours. You are very welcome to pop in for a visit, 134 Wales Street, or contact the teaching staff on 322 8046/[email protected] ARE YOU INTERESTED IN LEARNING HOW TO READ MUSIC? Hilary Daglish is offering music tuition in Flute and Keyboard during the school day. Flute suitable for year 4 or 5 upwards and Keyboard from year 3 upwards. Enquiries and enrolments to Hilary at 3472577, 0278942877, [email protected] DANCE CLASSES AT OAKLANDS SCHOOL: Anna Lee School of Dance. By teaching with an emphasis on enjoyment, students feel comfortable as they learn dance movements. Dance classes are tailored for pre-schoolers through to advanced students. Dance styles available include ballet, jazz, and hip hop. Phone 354 6228 to enrol. HALSWELL HORNETS HRLNC JUNIOR GRADES: Registration Day: Sunday 22nd February 2015 12-2pm at the Club rooms in the Halswell Domain. 4 years to Under 16s. For further information phone Tara on 027 391 6177 JAZZ & HIP HOP: Beginner classes starting now for Jazz (age 5 and upwards) and Hip Hop (age 5 – 7 years). We have been running children’s dance classes in Halswell for over 10 years with a strong emphasis on fun while also developing confidence, co-ordination, musicality and technique. Opportunities for assessment and performance are available at all age levels. Please phone Leanne on 021 309 093 or email [email protected] for more information. HALSWELL COMMUNITY MARKET: 1 - 4pm, Sunday 22nd February (Fourth Sunday of the month) In the beautiful grounds of St John of God, Aidanfield Enjoy a coffee and grab some food from a variety of food trucks, Browse the stalls for everything from Fresh Produce to Shabby Chic, Garden plants to German baking Let the kids play on the bouncy castle or get their faces painted while you listen to live music. For more information and updates, find us on Facebook - Halswell Community Market 3 BED HOUSE FOR RENT: Good sized living area with separate playroom, separate kitchen and dining area. Dble garage and shed. On Rosamund Place, available 9th March. $450 pw and dealing direct with owner. Phone Cathy 3221156 or 021919496. HELP URGENTLY REQUIRED: Halswell Plunket urgently requires collectors for our door to door appeal which runs from the 2-8 March. Collecting would take 1-1.5hrs of your time and we would endeavour to give volunteers their own street or as close as possible. All ID tags, envelopes, bags, maps etc are supplied. If you are interested, please contact Karen White on 3224672 or email [email protected] HARMONY CHURCH DAY: Fun day on Sunday 22nd February 11am-4pm on the Oaklands School field.
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