Friday 26 January 2024

Tēnā Koutou Katoa

Here are the key messages for next week:

Classroom Stationery Lists: 
If you are missing your tamariki’s stationery list, visit the school website for a copy. Click here to view. 

Monday 29 January is Goal Setting Day: 
Whānau (Parents) need to book a time ASAP. Tamariki (children) need to attend these important Goal Setting Meetings. This is a great chance to set learning goals for the start of the new school year. To book a time click the following link.
# Enter the code: bbdyb
# Enter your details and select the number of bookings you would like to make, including your child/children’s names.
# Select the teachers and choose a time by ticking a blank box.
# If you have any issues booking a time please contact the Office Team.

Tuesday 30 January is the first school day for 2024:
# School starts at 8.45am.
# There are no school lunches on this day.
# Last years Kapa Haka Roopu will meet with Whea Sheenagh at 9.30am. 
# All new whānau (families) are welcome to come into school and attend the school powhiri, which will be held in the school hall at around 10.30am. Whānau will meet Mr Jason Elder outside the hall entrance just before 10.30am.
# School will finish at 2.55pm in Term 1.

Wednesday 31 January: KDJ Catering Lunches Start
As advertised late last year, we have a new provider for school lunches. Our tamariki loved the samples they tried towards the end of Term 4.
# We will start with all tamariki in the programme. 
# If your child/children have any food allergies, please contact the school office. 
# If you have any worries/concerns about your child receiving School Lunches, please chat with your classroom teacher. Although our aim is that all tamariki are on the programme, we understand that this might not suit all tamariki. 

Whānau Day: Meat Donations and Hangi Help
# On Friday 9 February, we will be holding our annual Whānau Day. See the attached flyer for the day. 
# Hangi helpers on the day (hangi pit/servers/kitchen crew). If you are able to help on the day or have any queries please contact Whaea Sheenagh 0272048900 or email
# Urgent Donations of meat – beef, lamb or pork (Contact Whaea Sheenagh if you can donate any meat).
# Whānau Attending: Please contact  the office by Monday 5 February if you would like to receive a small sample of hangi. You will need to collect a token on or before Wednesday 7 February 2024.  Each person will need to have their own token. The token will be handed in on the day to collect your hangi sample. 

Week 1: (29 January to 2 February)
Monday 29 January: Goal Setting Day
Tuesday 30 January: School starts; Powhiri for new tamariki, whānau and staff. 
Wednesday 31 January: School Lunches begin.
Thursday 1 February: Road Patrol Training
Friday 2 February: Top Team Day (9.30 – 11am); Assembly at 2pm, all whānau are welcome to attend. 

Important Links:
# Staff contact emails
Enrolment for Out of Zone Students
Notices/Team Newsletters/School Bank Details/How to use the School App
School Newsletters
# School 0800 Number: 0800-000-352

Ngā Mihi

Jason Elder
Stratford Primary School