Friday 17 May 2024

Tēnā Koutou Katoa

Ka rawe to all of our tamariki who supported the Pink Shirt Day. They definitely helped celebrate diversity, kindness and inclusion with their positive manaakitanga. As a school we were able to raise $305, which will go towards a worthy cause that has yet to be decided. 

It has been pleasing to see our tamariki enjoying their Winter Sports. I encourage parents to continue to be positive role models. Sports participation helps build resilience when things do not go the way we expect it to go. Parents play and crucial role in being positive, supportive and encouraging.  This enables their children the opportunity to give their best and enjoy the challenge of competing against other schools. 

Here are important reminders for whānau:
# Later this term, Learning Journey Reports and Individual Education Plans (IEPs) will be sent home: Whānau are encouraged to keep a close learning connection with their classroom teacher. The more parents are involved, the greater chance children will make progress with their learning. Question for parents: How can you support your child with reading, writing and mathematics? Plan to connect with the teacher early this term to ask how your child is progressing and how you can help at home. Together, we can all support our kids to be the best they can be. 

# Attendance: Let’s all keep working hard to ensure our tamariki have regular attendance at school. This means they are at school for nine out of every 10 school days. Secondly, tamariki start school in a positive way when they are ready to learn at 8.45am when the first bell goes. Lateness causes anxiety for them and disruption to the classroom programme. 

# Winter Clothing/Change: Please ensure tamariki have suitable clothing for the cold mornings. This must include shoes and socks and a warm jacket that are all named! Whānau should also include spare clothes if they get wet when playing (e.g. spare socks and shorts). 

Week 4, Term 2: Monday 20 – 24 May
# Monday 20 May: Board Meeting at 5.30pm in the Conference Room.
# Tuesday 21 May: SENCO IEPs; Ākonga Council; Yr 5-6 Sports Exchange with West End (away).
# Wednesday 22 May: Learning IEPs; Gymnastics Competition in Waitara.
# Thursday 23 May: Kapa Haka. 
# Friday 24 May: Assembly (All Whānau are welcome to attend).

Important Links:
Winter Sports (Netball, Gymnastics, Football, Hockey)
Food in School: KDJ Menu
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