Friday 24 February 2023

Tēnā koutou katoa

Thank you to everyone who supported last week’s Whānau Day and to the 124 Community Members who made the day really special. Our next big community event is the Yr 1-6 Weetbix TRYathlon. This will be held on Wednesday 8 March. See below for important information. 

Our Year 7-8 ākonga had a wonderful time at their camp in Forest Lakes and their Wellington adventure. This week, our Year 5-6 ākonga head to Konini Lodge on Mount Taranaki. 

Next Wednesday we will be having a Black and White Day to support the schools in the Hawkes Bay Region. Tamariki are asked to dress up in black and white and bring along a gold coin donation. 

Remember, we have a Paid Union Meeting on Monday 27 February; School will finish at 12pm: We ask that whānau collect their tamariki at 12pm on this day. School will still be open for instruction. However, we will only have a few teachers onsite as most of them will attend the Paid Union Meeting. If you cannot collect your son/daughter at this time please contact your classroom teacher so arrangements can be made to have them supervised until 2.55pm.

We currently have two surveys that have been shared with whānau. Please complete it as soon as possible. 
Whānau Survey

Winter Sports Survey

Key Reminders for Tamariki and Whānau:
 Tamariki cannot be on school grounds before 8.15am: We have had a couple of tamariki dropped off at school by whānau or who have walked to school before 8am! It is not safe for tamariki to be at school before 8.15am.Contact the Office for further information/advice. 

SPS Weetbix TRYathlon: This is fast approaching. Remember to order T-Shirts through the classroom teacher or the office ASAP otherwise your tamariki will miss out on a shirt and medal. Contact the office for more information. 

Week 5:
# Monday 27 February: Paid Union Meeting (School finishes at 12pm); Room 7 to Konini Lodge; Board Meeting from 5.30pm in the Conference Room; 
# Tuesday 28 February: Room 7 return from camp; Room 6 go to Konini Lodge.
# Wednesday 1 March: Room 6 return from camp; Room 8 go to Konini Lodge; 
# Thursday 2 March: Room 8 return from camp; Room 5 go to Konini Lodge.
# Friday 3 March: Assembly 9.15am (all whānau are welcome to attend); Room 5 return from camp; Yr 7-8 Boys Cricket Festival. 

Important links:
Staff contact emails
Enrolment for Out of Zone Students
Notices/Team Newsletters
School Newsletters
Food in Schools
Touch at SPS
SPS TRYathlon
Winter Sports

Ngā Mihi

Jason Elder
Stratford Primary School