Norfolk School News 2 March 2015 Newsletter No. 5 Dear Parents/Caregivers, School Focus: To understand the class and school routines including: Being prepared for the start of the school day; Swimming routines; Being sunsmart. Next week there will be a new focus based around students currently learning goals in writing and mathematics. Parents should take the time to talk to their child/children about these goals. The aim is that students take ownership for knowing their goals, proving they are working on their goals and being able to consider what their next goals might be. New Website: Our new website should be up and running over the next few days. The address will remain the same, which is www.norfolk.school.nz. The intention of the new website is to develop a closer link between home and school. Just like learning, the website will evolve as new information is added over time. If parents and caregivers have any ideas about what should be added to the site, please feel free to send ideas to [email protected] Norfolk Swim Squad: Mr Lewis has been working with a group of students who have been selected for additional swimming training. This is in preparation for the Country Swimming Sports which will be held on Thursday 19 March. Question: How is the Country Swimming Squad Selected? Norfolk is allocated 2 places for each event. Due to the size of our school we are sometimes allocated an additional place. Students race in age groups, and are split into boys and girls. At Norfolk School, students race during class swimming and the enrichment programme to determine who competes in which events. The 8 and under age group is always a challenge. To be selected students must be able to swim 25m (without stopping) in two major swimming strokes. Norfolk Legends: Well done to the following students who have been demonstrating our community values. Week 4 – Term 1: Sunshine Room: Kash Lindsay Lion Pride (Room 1): Liam Brooker Rocket Room (Room 2): Elliotte Hitchcock Totara Room (Room 3): Mardi Vermeulen Moa Hut (Room 4): Reuben Halliday Summit Room (Room 5): Jayden Dravitzki Urgent - Please Help: Mountain to Surf Marathon The Taranaki Mountain to Surf Marathon is on Saturday 7 March this year. Norfolk School will be manning a drinks station at the 14.5km mark and would like to hear from any volunteers who are keen to help out. Everything needed is provided and volunteers will just need to fill the cups and pass them out to the thirsty runners! Please contact either Paula in the Norfolk Office or Miss Carter if you are available to help out. School Closed on Friday 6 March A reminder that school will be closed on Friday 6 March. This will provide families the chance to have a longer weekend. The teaching staff will be heading to Palmerston North to view two schools that have been developing a future focused curriculum. School will resume on Tuesday 10 March. School Dates – Term 1 2015: Friday 6 March School closed Monday 9 March Taranaki Anniversary Day Tuesday 10 March Home & School AGM Thursday 19 March Country Swimming Sports Thursday 2 April Last day of Term 1 Thursday 3 April Good Friday Kind Regards, Jason Elder – Principal Home & School News: Canterbury Clothing Fundraiser: Reminder: orders and money need to be back by Thursday 19 March. Please make cheques payable to Norfolk Fundraiser. Thank you for your support. Any enquiries please phone Claire Gower – 7566418. A.G.M: This will be held on Tuesday 10 March at Norfolk School. Time: 7.00pm. If you are interested in joining the Home & School feel free to come along. We would love to see some new faces. Kind Regards, Tia Huta - Chairperson Community Notices: See the school website for these community messages: • Zoonotics Evening • Stratford AFC Football Club Registration • Inglewood Junior Rugby Registrations Norfolk School News 2 March 2015 Johnston Contracting Ltd (Jock) Excavators & Bulldozers ph: 7567266; M: 0274482335 Newsletter No. 5 GroutPro Taranaki GroutPro are Tile and Grout Restoration Specialists Contact Dave Topping on 0275 412 174 E.G. Corlett 2006 Ltd Fertiliser and Lime Spreading P: (06) 762 8785 0274712727 Equipment Servicing & Parts for Agricultural & Jet Marine P: (06) 756 7785 George Phillips Plumbing and Gasfitting Ltd Ph: 0275 756 605 A huge thank you to all our sponsors.
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