Newsletter 5 March 2014

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Published on March 4, 2014

Author: hilladmin

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PUKEKOHE HILL FAMILY NEWSLETTER Phone 092386374 Fax 09 2387445 e.mail: admin@pukekohehill.school.nz No 04/14 5 March 2014 STRATEGIC PLAN APPROVED Your Board of Trustees has now approved the school’s detailed 36 page 2014-2016 Charter and Strategic Plan. Copies of the plan are available for reading at the school office. In future newsletters we will share some of the achievement data with you and also our learning targets for students this year. GREAT LEARNERS? Our Concept this term is “Lift off to Learning”. At Hill we think that great learners: Listen Give their best Challenge themselves Have a plan to help them Don’t get distracted Practise Make connections Feel successful What do you think? UNIFORMS NOW AT THE WAREHOUSE $5 SALE STILL ON AT HILL A reminder. Postie Plus has sold its NZ school uniform business to the Warehouse who will now stock our Hill uniform at Pukekohe. Skorts still only available at the school office as well as our school sunhats. $2 Sale! $2 Sale! $2 Sale! We need the space, so all our second hand uniform clothing is for sale at the office for just $2 an item. Includes lots of polar fleeces. Get in now and be ready for winter. NEWSMARCH514 Newslet www.pukekohehill.school.nz Name…………………………… GO, GROW, GLOW? There’s an interclass competition coming from the Project Energise team. Project Energize is a project for students with the aim of improving the quality and quantity of physical activity and improving nutrition. The Energize motto is “Eat Healthy, Be active, Have fun”. At Hill we work with Project Energise staff to promote student activity and healthy eating. CLASSROOM HIGHLIGHTS Each month, several teachers present reports to the Board of Trustees and parts are shared with the community in our Newsletter. This report is from Mr de Kock and the Year 6 students of Room 18: We have set term and year goals, which will be revised and amended as we do our testing in the coming weeks. We also started to look at camp goals and group work expectations. The pupils coconstructed a set of class rules, or a Treaty as they want to call it. Discipline, respect, good manners and hard work are always encouraged in Room 18. We have a system whereby the pupils take responsibility for their own learning. The school’s Virtues programme is always a huge focus and the pupils are strongly aware of the virtues programme at Hill. Our Concept for the term is Lift off to Learning. This will be integrated into all learning areas throughout the term and in fact the whole year. Extrinsic motivation will hopefully be replaced by intrinsic motivation as the year progresses. The pupils seem really interested by the NZ History that we have started, with lots of discussion and really interesting questions. Current events are also well received by pupils and it is heartening to see the amount of pupils who watch the news with their parents. In Week 3, we were off to Port Waikato camp. The anticipation and expectations of what was to transpire on camp caused a nervous buzz leading into our departure. This was all forgotten once we got to camp and got into all the activities and deliberate and incidental learning. Friendships that had been developing at school were suddenly being elevated in the camp environment. Smiling faces and a constant excitement buzz made the experience memorable for all.

There were so many lifelong learning experiences happening and the talk and discussion about new experiences was obvious. Eeling was a perfect example. The sustainable coastlines talk also brought home our role in a world society. The smiles had changed to extremely tired faces by Day 3 and the expressions on the last day was a mixture of relief that this full on camp was over and sadness that it had in fact ended. Pupils will now convert all these experiences into writing over the coming weeks. What lies ahead is always an unknown, but in Room 18 we will ensure that we will meet it head on and always give our best and strive to achieve our goals together. Mr D and Room 18 NEWSMARCH514 Newslet THANKS PTA! The PTA is already planning fundraising to support children, programmes and resources at Hill. A focus this year will be on replacing the playground destroyed by arson. Last year the PTA donated over $17,600.00 towards playground upgrade, data projection, wet weather games and garden upgrade and are a great support group for Hill. The PTA holds its AGM and regular meeting next week on March 10 at 7.00 pm. Why not come along and join the PTA for 2014? LET’S KEEP THEM SAFE CHILD RESTRAINT LAWS Last week we advertised the changes in laws about using approved child safety restraints, and that Pukekohe schools have been advised that police officers will be conducting Operation Booster outside schools to check families have approved restraints fitted and used correctly. With this newsletter a pamphlet is being sent home to help families make sure they know the new safety laws. LET’S KEEP THEM SAFE PATROL PARENTS NEEDED! We are desperately looking for helpers for Ward Street crossing on Tuesday mornings and Tuesday afternoons. If you can help, please call Nicki or Malcolm. Thank you to all those parents who have volunteered to help. It is most appreciated. COMMUNITY NEWS Guitar Lessons: Guitar Tutor: Available to take small groups at Hill during school time each Thursday. Contact Zettie at 232 8052 or 021 111 8308 or at zettied@yahoo.co.nz French Lessons: Hill parent JeanCharles Cornu takes French for Beginners on Fridays at school in the Multi Purpose room from 3.10 – 3.35pm. Cost is $40 per term. Contact Jean-Charles at info@frenchforfun.co.nz or phone 239 0623 Patumahoe’s Got Talent: On Saturday, 22 March. Prizes up to $200. To register phone Setita at 239 2511 or email Setita@pasifika.tv.nz. Rugby: Pukekohe Junior rugby registration on 6,10,12 March from 57pm at Colin Lawrie fields. Fees $60. www.pukekoherugby.co.nz Hockey: Pukekohe Junior hockey registration day Saturday 8 March, 10-11am and 5-6pm at Rosa Birch Park. Existing and new players welcome. Phone Maree at 238 3747 for information. Patumahoe Junior Rugby: Registrations Thursday 6 March, 5.30 to 7 pm and Saturday 8 March , 10 to 12 pm. John Street, Patumahoe. EFTPOS available, proof of DOB for all new players. Mini Gala Fundraiser: At Intermediate this Saturday 8 March 8am-2pm for students going to Rarotonga. Car boot sites available for $20. Contact Nikki de la Rosa 027 294 9304 Swimsation Swim School Papakura: Swimming lessons at Papakura Swimsation. Mention this notice when enrolling for Term 1 lessons at Papakura Swimsation and you go into a draw to win the following term for free! Contact us on (09) 298 4642 or email at papakura@swimsation.com to enrol your family. It’s Sea Week: From 1-9 March. Our fragile, finite taonga. Check out www.seaweek.org.nz Graeme Rix Principal

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