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VISION
We are lifelong learners who aspire to excellence
VALUES
Community
Whanaungatanga
Active Thinking
Whakaararo
Respect
Whakaute
Excellence
Hiranga
NEWSLETTER No. 6
Wednesday 11th March 2015 (Term 1, Week 6)
IMPORTANT DATES:
WHOLE SCHOOL
WEDNESDAY 25TH, THURSDAY 26TH & FRIDAY 27TH MARCH 2015
Neil Shaskey Art Lessons
FRIDAY 27TH MARCH 2015
PTA Disco
KAURI TEAM
SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES
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-selected students
30th MARCH – 1ST APRIL 2015
Year 6 Camp at Waipara
FULL SCHOOL ASSEMBLIES
Monday 23rd March 2015 – 2pm
KAURI ASSEMBLIES
Monday 16th March 2015 –1.30pm
Monday 30th March 2015 – 1.30pm
KAKANO ASSEMBLIES
Monday 16th March 2015 –2.15pm
Monday 30th March 2015 – 2.15pm
EXCITING ARTICLES TO LOOK FORWARD TO IN NEXT WEEKS NEWSLETTER
Room 23 will be sharing their learning with us!
At our assembly on Monday we had Senior
Constable Ross Mitchell introduce himself as he
will be working with all students delivering the
KOS (Keeping Ourselves Safe) programme. We
would like to extend a warm welcome to
‘Constable Ross’.
shows that praising the process –children’s effort
or strategies—creates eagerness for challenges,
persistence in the face of difficulty, and enhanced
performance. Next time you are tempted to tell
your child that he or she is the next Einstein or
future Picasso, stop yourself. Instead, take the
time to appreciate what they put into their work,
not what the work means about their innate brains
or talent. Ask them how they went about it and
show them how you appreciate their choices,
their thinking process, or their persistence. Ask
them about strategies that didn’t work and what
they learned from them. When they make
mistakes, use these as occasions for teaching
them to come up with new strategies. When they
do something quickly, easily, and perfectly, do not
tell them how great they are. Tell them, “I’m sorry
I wasted your time on something too easy for you.
Let’s do something you can learn from.” Look for
ways to convey your valuing of effort,
perseverance, and learning—rather than some
empty display of ability. Instead of false
confidence in fixed ability, these methods will
foster an appreciation for the true ingredients of
achievement and are more likely to result in
academic progress. The youtube link below
explains more about the importance of developing
a growth mindset:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElVUqv0v1EE
#t=63
Please go to our website
www.oaklands.school.nz and click on
Collaborative Learning for more information
I have had some comments by parents about
dogs in school. Could you please not bring your
dog into the school grounds before and after
school when you are meeting your child. This
can be difficult for other students.
WELCOME TO NEW STUDENTS:
Room 3: Michael Davies
Room 16: Leroy Duncan, Sienna Nolan, Flynn
Tainui
Room 21: Luca Eyles, Datsyn Hira-Kapua
Margaret Trotter
Principal
YEAR 7 CAMP IN WAINUI:
Last week the Year 7s went on Camp to Wainui.
We had a lot of fun trying some great outdoor
activities. We went Coasteering, Kayaking, did
High Ropes, Archery and some fun Cooperative
Games. The camp concert was also a highlight!
Below are some pics of the adventures that we
had!
TO THE SCHOOL COMMUNITY
What a great week for our students who have
represented our school at the zone swimming,
this event involves a number of local schools.
Well done to all our students who competed in
this event!
I also had the opportunity to visit Wainui Camp
last week. Our year 7 students were having a
great time and the staff were very proud of their
ability to manage themselves in this challenging
environment.
While the year 7 students were at camp our year
8 students learning focus was on relating to
others. The year 8 students were buddied with
our new 5 year olds. The year 8 students learnt
about perseverance, communication skills & how
to relate to others in a different environment.
They also problem solved and developed a profile
using their literacy and technology skills. During
the time they also worked in our Garden to Table
programme. I know at the end of the programme
they appreciated the skills of our teachers in the
junior school.
MODERN LEARNING ENVIRONMENTS AT
OAKLANDS - MRS MARTIN:
Growth Mindset
At the start of the school year many parents and
caregivers are asking themselves and teachers
"What can I do to help my child succeed in his
learning this year?" More basic facts practice,
spelling homework or extra reading may seem the
obvious answers but research carried out on the
brain in recent years suggests that working with
your child on building their attitude towards
themselves as learners is more likely to achieve
desired results. Try spending some time talking
to your child about something they are finding
difficult - it may be academic or a sporting or
cultural challenge. Ask them the strategies they
have used and the process they have followed to
get better at this learning challenge. Research
PTA DISCO:
Come and rock your socks off at the PTA disco
on Friday 27th March 2015. Years 1- 4 are from
5.30pm-7pm and years 5-8 are 7.30pm-9pm.
Tickets will be on sale on Thursday 26th and
Friday 27th in the hall foyer from 8.30am-9am.
WELL DONE KATIE:
On Saturday I did a Jazz Solo Competition. When
I danced I was shaking because
I was so nervous. After my competition there were
a few more dances. Then it was time to go up and
get the awards. I got highly commended. My
award was a dark, shiny, blue ribbon and a
butterfly sticker. I was very proud of myself.
By Katie Lye
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.
2015 SCHOOL YEAR
Term 1: Mon 2nd February to Thurs 2nd April
Term 2: Mon 20th April to Friday 3rd 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.
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/
WEETBIX TRYATHLON:
Final training this Thursday 3:15 - 4:15pm on the
field. See you there.
The big day is this Sunday. Please check the
Weetbix website for information about course
layout and how things work on the day. We will be
there with two big OAKLANDS flags. Come and
join us for a fun event.
Further information can be found on the
sportsblog.
KAURI RUN BIKE RUN:
This event takes place next Thursday (March
19th) with postponement of Friday (March 20).
We will be going to Halswell Domain this year as
the toilet facilities at Westlake Park are
unavailable. We will be leaving around 11:15am,
back at school by 3:00pm. Come and join us. We
require parent helpers to walk down and back
with us. Information is available on the sportsblog.
A notice came home today regarding this event.
Please complete and return to classroom teacher
by Monday, March 16.
AIR FORCE MUSEUM:
The April school holidays have a way of creeping up on
us all! The Air Force Museum is running an OSCARendorsed holiday programme titled - ‘Nature’s Flight’,
starting Tuesday 7th of April and running until the 17th of
April. You can choose half days, full days, or a full
week. For more information please check out our
website, www.airforcemuseum.co.nz or call the Public
Programmes Team on 03 3439504. Book now, spaces
are filling fast!
ROWLEY RESOURCE CENTRE FRUIT & VEGE COOP:
We offer market-fresh fruit and vegetables at wholesale
prices.
For just $12 (paid each week in advance) you will
receive a pack of fruit and vegetables. These packs
typically include four types of vegetables and three
types of fruit and the produce varies week by week and
is season dependant. There is no joining fee.
Packs are available for pickup each Wednesday at the
Rowley Resource Centre at 59 Rowley Ave, Hillmorton
between 11am and 1pm.
HILLMORTON HIGH SCHOOL OPEN NIGHT:
The Hillmorton High School open night will be held on
Tuesday 29th May from 7pm-9pm
DIVA RHYTHMIC GYMNASTICS CLUB:
We are a Rhythmic Gymnastics club based out of the
New Zealand Institute of sport 66b Wharenui Road,
Riccarton. We are currently holding testing days for preinternational individual gymnasts and group grades. If
you think your daughter has what it takes and loves or
would love to do rhythmic gymnastics competitively and
the opportunity to travel then please contact me to
arrange to attend a testing day. Testing days will be
held on the following days. Saturday the 14th of March,
Saturday the 28th of March and Saturday the 11th of
April from 10am.
Bianca Stove
[email protected] or 0275217220
ACTIVE KIDS:
The April school holidays are approaching fast…. Sport
Canterbury have action packed programmes with exciting
activities and awesome excursions open for bookings now!
Active Kids is an exciting structured programme of sport,
physical activity and play for primary school aged children.
The programmes are safe and affordable; there are a
number of programme/venue options to suit you and your
children’s needs. Visit our website for full details:
http://www.sportcanterbury.org.nz/new-zealand/holidayprogrammes/