Term One, Week 7, 19 March 2015
Phone 544 8994, email [email protected]
Parent Teacher Student Conferences
Initial Conferences where teachers, parents and students discuss the student’s start to the year, their general level of achievement
and learning needs will be held on Monday 23 rd & Tuesday 24th March (10 minutes duration each).
Teachers are preparing conference notes which will be provided on the night so information in them can be explained and
discussed; including standardised assessment results, teachers’ initial judgements of the children’s achievement in core areas,
and indications of key learning targets.
School will finish early at 2pm on both days and bus students will be supervised until 3pm. If your child travels on a bus but
you wish them to leave at 2pm please inform the class teacher.
Attending these conferences is a very important part of the parent/teacher team approach to your child’s learning. Your child
should also attend.
You can book a conference online by following these easy instructions:
Login to the
Login to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code and enter our school code: RCLG5
Enter your details
Choose your
Choose Times
First, enter your name, your student’s name, and your email address.
Select the teacher from the ‘drop down’ list.
Select a time that suits you from the timetable by clicking on the time.
When you have finished, your interview timetable will be emailed to you. If you need
to make a change, you can return to the site and change your interview whenever
you want. (Check your junk mail if not showing in your inbox.)
Conference bookings will close on Monday 23 March at midday. Should you not have the facility to book online, please get your
child to collect a booking form from the library for completion and return to the class teacher.
International Competitions and Assessment for Schools (ICAS): For many years we have offered students the ability to take
part in the International Competitions and Assessments for Schools competitions (ICAS). These competitions allow children to
get an objective assessment of their level in particular subjects compared to others throughout Australasia, Asia and the Pacific.
Certificates and an analysis of results are given to all participants, with higher achievement recognised by certificates of credit,
distinction and higher distinction. If you have questions regarding these competitions, please contact your child’s classroom
teacher or Nigel Tyer: [email protected]
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Competition Subject
Competition Date
Wednesday 3 June
Monday 15 June
Tuesday 16 June
Tuesday 28 July
Tuesday 11 August
I would like my child
to participate in the ICAS competition(s) indicated above.
I enclose $
Tick here to
entry fee.
Please return form and money to collection box in the Library.
Interschool Swimming Sports:
Well done to the 50 students selected for our interschool swimming team which competed against the best in the region at Nayland Pool last week.
Each event is 50m and students are put into four grades (a, b, c or d), based on their placing at our WIS swimming sports event. So with 8 lanes and
4 grades for each of the four strokes there are certainly a lot of swimmers involved. We had a fantastic morning with some great results and lots of
support, especially for the relays, where the Year 8 girls, dominant in the pool all day, shaved an incredible two seconds off the freestyle relay
record which has been held by girls prep since 1998. The girls also won their medley relay and the Year 8 boys took first spot in both the freestyle
and the medley relays.
Congratulations to Piper Riley who was the only individual swimmer to break a record at the event, taking out the Year 7 girls’ freestyle event in 32.34
to topple a record from 2009. The records feature names such as commonwealth games medallist Amaka Gessler, so a lofty achievement to be
among them.
Results were:
Breaststroke: Year7 Boys – Luke Hall 3rd B, Patrick Keys 3rd C, Dion Taikato 2nd D, Callum Stuart 3rd D. Year 7 Girls – Piper Riley 1st A, Ellie Taylor
2nd A, Tia Hania 1st D. Year 8 Boys – Edyn Thomas and Bendi Kepess 1st = A, Nathan Dunn 2nd B, Josef Scott 3rd D, Casey Motley 2nd C, Jack
Munro 3rd C, Finn de Hamel 3rd D. Year 8 Girls – Bree Anderson 1st A, Ruby Lou Stuart 2nd A, Leila Challenger 1st B, Leah Friend 2nd B, Sophie
Alexander 1st C, Jade Daly 2nd C, Madeline Shallcrass 1st D, Sarah Sturm 2nd D.
Freestyle: Year 7 Boys – Dion Taikato 3rd B, Sam Graham 3rd C, Callum Stuart 2nd D. year 7 Girls – Piper Riley 1st A, Sierra Thomas 2nd A, Hayley
Bond 3rd C. Year 8 Boys – Bendi Kepess 1st A, Nathan Dunn 2nd B, Casey Motley 2nd C, Edyn Thomas 2nd D. Year 8 Girls – Ruby Lou Stuart 1st A,
Leah Friend 2nd A, Leila Challenger 1st B, Bree Anderson 3rd B, Emma Fox 1st C, Sophie Alexander 2nd C, Madeline Shallcrass and Sarah Sturm 1st
= D.
Backstroke: Year 7 Boys – Fergus Drummond 3rd A, Patrick Keys 3rd B, Dion Taikato 3rd C, Josh Book 2nd D, Thomas Bailey 3rd D. Year 7 Girls –
Sierra Thomas 1st A, Piper Riley 2nd A, Ellie Taylor 2nd B, Hayley Bond 3rd D. Year 8 Boys – Bendi Kepess 1st A, Casey Motley 2nd B, Nathan Dunn
1st C, Jack Munro 2nd D, Joseph Roberts 3rd D. Year 8 Girls – Leah Friend 1st A, Emma Fox 2nd A, Ruby Lou Stuart 1st B, Bree Anderson 2nd B,
Sarah Sturm 1st C, Sophie Alexander 2nd C, Madeline Shallcrass 1st D, Leila Challenger 2nd D.
Butterfly: Year 7 Girls Sierra Thomas 2nd A, Piper Riley 3rd A. Year 8 Boys – Bendi Kepess 1st A, Casey Motley 2nd A. Year 8 Girls – Ruby Lou
Stuart 1st A, Leah Friend 2nd A.
Freestyle Relay: Year 7 boys 3rd, Year 7 Girls 2nd, Year 8 Boys 1st, Year 8 Girls 1st.
Medley Relay: Year 7 boys 3rd, Year 7 Girls 1st, year 8 Boys 1st, year 8 Girls 1st.
Novelty Swimming Sports: These were held at Nelson Intermediate
last Friday. Well done to all participants!
Finnigan, Sam Tough, Tessa Saunders, Dahlia Shaw and Kirra Kennard.
Good luck!
PTG meeting will be in the staff room at 7.30pm, TONIGHT. All
parents/caregivers are welcome. We will be starting to organise our one
major fundraiser for the year (chocolate). PTG is not a major time
commitment as we only meet about once per term. We are looking for a
new treasurer if anyone is interested please contact me for details of what
this involves. Thank you, Aimee Mirfin (Chairperson) phone
544 2100.
Easter competition – win your own Easter egg: The school library is
running an “Easter Word Unscramble” competition. Call into the school
library to pick up an entry form. The winners will be announced on
Wednesday 1st April.
Sports News:
From Shelley Roberts our Sports Co-ordinator
[email protected]
Apology: Apologies to Luke Hall (we got his name wrong in last week’s
newsletter) who came 3rd in the Year 7 boys Breaststroke. Well done
Class Photos: Orders with payment need to be returned to the class
teacher by Friday 27th March. Please ensure the right change is put into
an envelope and all cheques made out to Heritage Production Ltd. No
internet payments on this one sorry.
The RISE awards reflect our school values of Respect, Integrity, SelfManagement and Empathy. Congratulations to the following students
who received RISE awards at assembly last week: Tarn Stephenson,
Zane Tatnell, Marama Stanbridge-Brien, Zoe Allred, Ellie Moffatt, Deliah
Brown, Luke Brown, Millie-Rose Hewson, Matthew Winch and Kira
Literature Quiz Results: Year 7: 1st Room 11 (Josh Book, Piper Riley,
Danielle Aitken and Abe Siame), 2nd Room 4, 3rd Room 5; Year 8: 1st
Room 2 (Lindsay Finnigan, Sam Tough, Jack Kininmonth and Lorna
Sharland), 2nd Room 9, 3rd Room 1. Congratulations to the following eight
top quiz scorers, who have been selected to compete in the Interschool
Lit. Quiz tomorrow: Abe Siame, Lily Chalmers, Kira Carrington, Lindsay
Mon & Tue 23 & 24 Mar
27 Mar
Tues 31 Mar
Thurs 2 Apr
Mon 20 Apr
Summer Tournament: This will take place next Friday 27th March please return all money and permission forms to the slot in the library by
tomorrow. It is important to return the notice even if your child is NOT
attending as this means another student can take that place in the
tournament. We welcome family support at this event so feel free to come
along and watch.
Rugby: Kelly Sports will run a Rugby Camp programme in the school
holidays. The programme is open to all players from all clubs. Please get
a notice from the library to learn more.
Basketball: Don’t forget, Waimea Basketball Trials are this Sunday 22
March from 10am for boys and 11 am for girls at the Waimea College
Gym. All registration forms have now been passed to the club.
Hockey: Tasman Hockey Club - register now for the 2015 season.
Hockey for all ages and abilities, new and returning players. Email your
details to [email protected]
Volleyball: Any teams interested in playing in a Spikers volleyball
tournament on Sunday 29th March at Saxton Stadium, registration forms
are available from the school library. The start time is 9.30 and cost is $80
per team. Entry forms must be in to Tasman Volleyball by the 25th March.
Term Calendar
PTG meeting 7.30pm (in the staff room)
3 Way Conferences (school finishes at 2.00pm both days)
Summer tournament
BOT meeting 7.00pm
Term 1 Finishes
Term 2 Starts
Inclusion of these items does not imply endorsement or recommendation by the school
Table Tennis for beginners: Coaching every Monday afternoon 3:30 – 5pm at Saxton
Stadium for students aged 8 years and over. Bats and balls provided, must have non
marking shoes or can go bare feet. Cost is only $3, subsidised by Nelson Orthodontics.
Phone Paul on 544 1572 for more information.
Muddy Buddy: Get online and enter the Muddy Buddy in the Havelock Estuary on 29
March 2015. A fun experience for young and old – great team building for all work
colleagues, fun family time for all and a physical challenge. Good spot prizes to be had! A
great day assured! Visit the Sport Tasman website to register.
Bridge Valley Holiday Camps: Easter holidays. These holidays Bridge Valley Holiday
Camps is becoming Bridge Valley Army Camp. Join the Special Forces team as we rescue
Captain Courageous and first mate Garry. Events & Activities: Team wide Games, paintball
option, individual challenges, kayaking, rock climbing, go carts, quads, and heaps more.
Add ons: 5 - 7 minute Helicopter rides for $40. Pick up & drop offs for $20 return trip.
OSCAR subsidises are available. Camps dates: Junior week (8 - 11years) 12pm Monday
6th - 12pm Friday 10th April. Intermediate week (11 - 13 years) Monday 13th - Friday.
Camps costs start at $169 for four nights, five days, food and activities. For more information
and to register: www.bridgevalley.co.nz or phone: 541 8465.
Empire Dance Company: Nelson based dance company empowering young people of
today to reach their full potential. Empire Dance Company offers tuition to all ages in tap
jazz, ballet, hip hop, lyrical, contemporary, musical theatre, stretch and conditioning and
acrobatics. Students are given many opportunities to perform. Contact Artistic Director;
Okiwi Hawkins email; [email protected] or phone; 027 9556965.
Understanding Children's Emotions:
Free Seminar for parents, grandparents,
caregivers,teachers - basically anyone working with children. Thursday 26 th March at
10.30am. The Headingly Centre, Headingly Lane, Richmond. The seminar will include
emotions and attachment, emotions and the brain and ways to help children deal with
emotions. This will be presented by Sandy Hitchens (counsellor working with children, teens
and their families). To register or for more information please phone Grace Church office
544 7071 or email [email protected]