Friday 10 February 2023

Tēnā koutou katoa

Whānau Day is happening next Friday 17 February. In order to prepare for this day each class needs to bring vegetables for the hangi. We are still seeking meat donations. Please can meat be dropped off to the office ASAP. If whānau are attending and would like a portion sample of hangi, contact the school office by Monday 13 February to organise your food token. Here is the order of events for the day:

10.30am: Whānau have registered in the hall (fire and safety) and are seated. 
– Welcome from the Kapa Haka Roopu
– Mr Elder to speak
– Slideshow
– Morning tea with your tamariki/visiting classrooms. 
– 12.30pm: Hangi lifted (approximately)
– 2pm: Whānau Day finishes. Tamariki may go home with their whānau. Please see classroom teachers to confirm.
– Note 1: School Lunches will still be available on this day.
– Note 2: Children will need to bring an empty lunchbox or container to collect their sample of hangi.

All the best to our Swimming Team who will be competing with other local schools for the Turnbull Cup next Wednesday. Races start after 6pm. 

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. 

School Camps: It is too late for whānau to attend camp if they have not been Police Vetted. We advertised this in Term 4 last year that the vetting process can take up to a month to complete. Whānau can complete a police vet form for future camps/events. Contact the office for further information. 

Paid Union Meeting. School will finish at 12pm on Monday 27 February: 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. 

Week 3:
# Monday 13 February Board Meeting from 5.30pm in the Conference Room; Yr 3-4 start their school based EOTC activities. 
# Tuesday 14 February: Yr 3-4 visit New Plymouth.
# Wednesday 15 February: Turnbull Cup Swimming Event (from 6pm).
# Thursday 16 February: ASB First Aid Training
# Friday 17 February: Assembly 9.15am (all whānau are welcome to attend); Whānau Day from 10.30am. 

Important links:
Staff contact emails
Enrolment for Out of Zone Students
Notices/Team Newsletters
School Newsletters
Food in Schools

Ngā Mihi

Jason Elder
Stratford Primary School