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Term 2-Week 1 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:
  •  Wednesday -BoT consultation meetings (9am, 2pm, 7pm)

Reminder to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc

 

BMX holiday programme

Are you 9-13 years old? Are you a confident bike rider? Counties Manukau Sports is running a free BMX holiday programme. You will learn the BMX basics from expert instructors. All bikes and safety equipment are provided.

When: Friday 27th April

Times: 9:30-11:00, 11:30-1:00, 1:30-3:00

Where: 90 Attewell Rd Puni, Pukekohe

Contact: Adam Chwesik to register adamc@cmsport.co.nz 021 071 2071


Click here to access the registration form.


Board of Trustees consultation meetings

On Wednesday 2nd May the BoT will be holding consultation meetings at 9am, 2pm and 7pm. These meetings will contain the same messages, and 3 different times have been provided so that as many families as possible can attend. These consultation meetings are very important so that the school can guage community voice, receive parent feedback and enable you to contribute to the direction of the school.


Agriculture Day AGM

The AGM for our Agriculture day committee will take place on Friday 11 May 2018 at 3.15pm in the teacher resource room (between rooms 2 and 3). If you are interested in joining this group you would be warmly welcomed. Come along and meet our lovely team, we are always looking for new people to assist in any way they can.


Garden Sculptures

As you will have read in our school newsletter, we have an exciting art project commencing next term. Please click here for more information. 

 


Term 1-Week 11 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

Reminder to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


End of term

A reminder that next Friday is the last day of school. School will be closing at 2pm and buses will be arranged to leave at this time too. Please make sure that you have arranged pick up for your children at this time. Term 2 will commence on Monday 30th April at 9am. We hope you have a great holiday break with your children.


Agriculture Day AGM

The AGM for our Agriculture day committee will take place on Friday 11 May 2018 at 3.15pm in the teacher resource room (between rooms 2 and 3). If you are interested in joining this group you would be warmly welcomed. Come along and meet our lovely team, we are always looking for new people to assist in any way they can.


Eye on nature

A reminder that on Wednesday 11 April the ‘Enviro’ team from year 5 and 6 will be attending the ‘Eye on Nature’ school day that is organised by the Manukau Charitable Trust. It is held at the Botanic Gardens and is a free activity. Please be at school by 8:40 at the latest for roll call as we will leave school at 9am. Your child will have brought home a permission slip earlier in the term if they are attending this event.


The Shack

The Shack will be open Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday morning, please come along and support this cause. We have spinach and lettuce which it will be cut fresh when you order.

 

Term 1-Week 10 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates 

Reminder to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


Easter holidays

A reminder that there is no school on Monday 2nd April and Tuesday 3rd April due to the Easter holidays. We hope you enjoy your break with your children.


House spirit day

A reminder that House Spirit day is next Friday at 1pm. Please remember to bring along your costumes that have been discussed at house spirit practices. It’s going to be an awesome day! Parents are most welcome to come along and join in the fun.


ECCS Soccer fun day

Students involved in the ECCS Soccer Funday on Thursday 5 April will need to be at school at 8.30am in their Clevedon School P.E. uniform. Students will also need to bring a water bottle, shoes (either sports shoes or football boots - no metal sprigs), school hat, food or cash for food, shinpads if you have them. Parents coming to supervise year seven and eight students staying for the ECCS Football trials will need to be at Bruce Pulman Park at 2.00pm. Thank you to the parent helpers who are helping this day go ahead.


Bus Meeting - Wednesday 4 April at 7pm

For parents of Monument Road bus students who travel further than Pioneer Road and parents of Kawakawa Bay students who travel further than Townson Road, it is important that you attend this meeting to ensure you are fully aware of how the bus extensions are run and the costs involved if we are to continue them from term two onwards.


Pool closing after Easter weekend

Our thanks to everyone who purchased school pool tags for summer 2017/2018 – and a very special thanks to our volunteer testers who have generously given up their time over the past four months -  and to Mark Crowther for all his hard work - keeping the pool facilities in great shape.

We’ll be closing the pool for the cooler months from 7pm on Tuesday 3 April.  Thank you to our volunteers who are willing to work over Easter to keep it open so tag-holders can get one last long weekend of swimming. Please hang onto your tags so we can reactivate them again when the weather warms up around December.  Thanks again for your support this year.

 

Family Fun Day - Te Puru Park 7 April 2018

Please click here for more information.

Term 1-Week 9 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates 

  • Tuesday - ASB Getwise Financial literacy lessons
  • Wednesday - ASB Getwise Financial literacy lessons
  • Thursday - ASB Getwise Financial literacy lessons
  • Thursday - Easter raffle assembly 2pm
  • Friday - Good Friday (no school) 

Reminder to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


2018 School Donations

This is a reminder that the discount for school donations has been extended until the end of term one - 13th April. If you haven’t already taken advantage of this, please consider it. Remember that all donations attract a tax rebate, so if paid before the 31st March the rebate will apply this financial year.


Class Ambassadors

We currently have 9 class ambassadors and we thank all those parents who have volunteered their time for this important role in our school. The rooms for which we still need ambassadors are Rooms 5, 16, 15, 14, 1, 3 and 4. If you are a parent in these classrooms and you are able to help in this area of the school, please do not hesitate to contact Karen Crerar karen.crerar@gmail.com or Karen Pallister in the school office office@clevedonschool.co.nz


Clevedon School Fun Run

Clevedon School will be holding our annual Cross Country as a major fundraising "Fun Run” event this year on Friday 18 May. We’re raising much needed funds for the development of our innovative classroom environments across the school. This fundraiser is in place of our yearly ‘athon’. Please take the time to setup your child’s fundraising page at https://schoolfundraising.co.nz/


Important Cross Country / Fun Run dates:

Friday 16 March - Launch

Please click here to access the first information letter.


Easter raffle

On Thursday we will have our annual Easter raffle assembly at 2pm in the hall, parents are most welcome to come along to find out who the winners of the Easter baskets are. Please remember to get all your tickets sold and money returned by Tuesday 27th March.


Easter holidays

A reminder that next week is the Easter holiday weekend. There will be no school on Friday 30th March, Monday 2nd April and Tuesday 3rd April. All NZ schools are closed on the Tuesday, we hope you enjoy your break with your children.


ASB ‘Getwise’ financial literacy lessons

Next week we have a team from ASB ‘Getwise’ coming into school to teach our students about financial literacy. Good money habits from an early age can really help to set children up for the future, and ASB GetWise does just that. Through the workshops students will learn the fundamentals of money in four different stages, from identifying needs and wants and learning to save, right through to budgeting, giving them a solid foundation to build on.


Ag Day change of date

As you may be aware, the date for Ag day will be different this year. Normally we have Ag day on the last day of school in term 3, this year it will be held on Friday 21st September, which is the week before the end of term. Please make sure you have this date on your calendars.


House Spirit Day

On Friday 6 April it is SPIRIT DAY. All students will be working really hard at school to put on a creative show for you. This day is led by our house leaders. Please come along and support this Clevedon School tradition. All are welcome to attend this day. If you wish to have some fun, how about dressing up in your child’s house colour. There will be a modified timetable for the day as the Spirit Day activities start at 1:00 pm with a chant filled march/dance/walk around the block to the hall. We ask that you don’t take your child during this time, if  you need your child for appointments etc, please arrange pick up before 1:00 pm. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you if you can make it.


For spirit day if you have the colours for your team please bring to wear on the day.

  • KakaKakanireans express your blue brightness by bringing blue clothes. People in the skit will have other things provided for you and there are other accessories for everyone in Kākā house.
  • TuiWear everything red and if you don’t have red then black. If you have any red wigs or red accessories (wigs, pom-poms, hats and t shirts).
  • WekaLots of bold clothes! Show your boldness wearing GREEN! People in the skit, we will talk to you on Monday about what to wear. If you have any green wigs or cool green dress up items bring those along too.
  • KiwiExpress your happiness and excitement for spirit day wearing YELLOW!!! If you do not have any yellow clothes you can also wear orange ONLY IF YOU HAVE NO YELLOW. Main characters in the skit, the house leaders will have extra things for you.

It is not expected that you go and buy or spend a lot of money getting these items.

Term 1-Week 8 Notices and Reminders

Diary dates 

Reminder to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc

 

Photolife

On Tuesday 20 March we have Photolife in for our class and individual photos. Please ensure your child is in correct school uniform including correct footwear.


Clevedon School Fun Run

Clevedon School will be holding our annual Cross Country as a major fundraising "Fun Run” event this year on Friday 18 May. We’re raising much needed funds for the development of our innovative classroom environments across the school. This fundraiser is in place of our yearly ‘athon’.

Important Cross Country / Fun Run dates:

Please click here to access the first information letter.


Swimming sports

On Wednesday 21 March we will be holding the Junior (Totara and Pohutukawa) swimming sports and on Thursday 22 March the Senior (Kauri and Kowhai) swimming sports will be held. The PTFA will be supplying sausages, baps and smoothies for sale on the Wednesday for all students/parents to purchase, so please send along some spare change with your child and support our fundraising efforts. There will be no food available for sale on the Thursday.

Please click here to access the Junior swimming sports newsletter

Please click here to access the Senior swimming sports newsletter


PTFA Food Stall for Junior Swimming Sports

Volunteers needed Wednesday 21 March 11.30am – 2.30pm

The PTFA need volunteer support between 11.30-2.30pm to run our famous Food Stall at Junior Swimming Sports on Wednesday 21 March.  Can you spare 30mins? We’re also looking for 3 parsley mayo makers. Please email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz if you can help by 3pm Monday 19 March.

Food Stall pricing

Bacon Baps    $5

Sausages          $2

Smoothies      $4

Iceblocks        $1 minis / $2 maxis

Sausages for the junior classes will be ordered in-class on Wednesday morning and will be distributed to classes at lunch hour. Sausages, baps, smoothies and iceblocks will be available for all other students, supporters and spectators from 12:00-1:45pm.


Easter raffle

It’s almost Easter time again, which means we will be having our annual Easter raffle. On Friday 23 March there will be a mufti day, where students each bring along something Easter themed to go into our Easter raffle hampers. Each family will receive 10 tickets to sell @ $2 each. Tickets will be drawn at a special assembly on Thursday 29 March at 2pm. We thank you in advance for all your support with this fundraiser for the school. The money raised will be going towards replacement of sports and P.E gear which is nearing the end of its life.


Performing Arts lunchtime clubs

As you may be aware, JRock has disbanded and we are therefore not able to provide that opportunity to our students this year. Instead, several teachers are running lunchtime performing arts clubs that students can choose to take part in. These lunchtime clubs will each create pieces for a gala performance later in the year. There will be a dance club and a drama club for our Kōwhai and Kauri students, and a dance/drama club each for Totara and Pohutukawa students. As well as our Kidz for Kidz Choir, in term 2 there will be the option of a lunchtime vocal group for Kōwhai and Kauri students. Further details about the lunchtime clubs will be communicated to the students as they are started up.


Ag day change of date

As you may be aware, the date for Ag day will be different this year. Normally we have Ag day on the last day of school in term 3, this year it will be held on Friday 21st September, which is the week before the end of term. Please make sure you have this date on your calendars.


Easter Tuesday

An advance reminder that the Tuesday after Easter Monday all schools in New Zealand are closed. Please make a note of this in your diaries.


Clevedon Village Clean up

The Manukau Beautification Trust in collaboration with the Clevedon Community and Business Association are holding a Village Clean Up on Saturday March 24th from 9am -12pm. All Welcome.

Please click here for the flyer.


ECCS Soccer Funday - Year 5-8 only

A reminder that payment and permission for your child to participate in the ECCS Soccer Funday is due by Monday afternoon. No late payments will be accepted.

 

Term 1-Week 6 Notices and Reminders 

Diary Dates 

  • Tuesday - PTFA - AGM 7.30pm Teacher Resource room
  • Wednesday - 3 Way Conferences
  • Thursday - 3 Way Conferences
  • Friday - Second hand uniform shop open 8.30 - 9.15am
Reminder to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc 

3 Way Conferences

A reminder that on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March we will be holding 3-way conferences at 3:30pm - 8:00pm for all students to discuss their interim reports. These conferences are an opportunity for your child to share how they have settled into school and their goals for the year around the PRIDE values and Learning Dispositions. It is vital that all parents and students attend these 3-way conferences. Please book by entering the code wcqgz on the website by clicking here.


PTFA Survey & AGM

A report summarising survey results and PTFA response was sent to you earlier today. Thank you to all those 115 people who participated and signalled their support.

If you indicated interest in a key PTFA role, we would like to discuss this with you ahead of our AGM next week.  Please email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz advising when suits you to discuss the role and any queries you may have.

Please do come and support our PTFA AGM on Tuesday 13 March at 7.30pm in the Teachers Resource Room.


Clevedon Kindergarten

Clevedon Kindergarten is going to have spaces becoming available in the next couple of months if there are any children that would be interested in coming to have a look and go on our waiting list. We run 6 hour sessions from 8.45 to 2.45 and in school terms only for children aged 2-5


Reading Booster Packs

If you have reading booster packs at home that you are no longer using please may we ask that you return these to school?  Please give them to your child’s class teacher.

Term 1-Week 6 Notices and Reminders 

Diary Dates: 

Reminder to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc 


3 Way Conferences

A reminder that on Wednesday 14th and Thursday 15th March we will be holding 3-way conferences at 3:30pm - 8:00pm for all students to discuss their interim reports. These conferences are an opportunity for your child to share how they have settled into school and their goals for the year around the PRIDE values and Learning Dispositions. It is vital that all parents and students attend these 3-way conferences. Please book by entering the code wcqgz on the website by clicking here.


Produce Stall - The Shack

If anyone would like to donate produce to ‘The Shack’, we will have the hall kitchen open on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings for you to drop off (no selling at these times). From week 5, The Shack will be open every Thursday before and after school, and if there is any produce left, it will be open again on the Friday morning. This is a student led initiative and we are hopeful of establishing a flourishing co-op type programme whereby you can drop off any surplus seasonal produce you may have if you run a veggie garden or an orchard e.g. lemons from your tree, tomatoes, kale, spinach…the list goes on. We will also be teaching the students how to grow vegetables and sell them to our community. Our first project is to purchase a small shed for the garden area and enough tools for a class to weed and tend the gardens.

Thank you for your support.


Sports news

Clevedon School boys cricket team were unfortunately rained off this week. The rain day for their first game is Tuesday 6 March, this will be played at War Memorial Park in Manurewa. If they are successful against Strathallan, they will be only one game away from competing in the Northern Districts NZ Post Cup competition which will be held at Fergusson Park, Tauranga from 25-27 March.

Good luck boys!

Term 1-Week 5 Notices and Reminders  

Diary Dates:


Reminder to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


Plunket Pool Carnival for under 5's

This Sunday 25th February, Clevedon Plunket will be hosting a free event at the school pool, from 2pm-4pm. All under 5s and their families are welcome. Snacks and water will be provided.

(Note, only the shallow end of the pool will be used for the event - the remainder of the pool is still available for general use).

Please click here for the flyer.


Produce Stall - The Shack

If anyone would like to donate produce to ‘The Shack’, we will have the hall kitchen open on Tuesday & Wednesday mornings for you to drop off (no selling at these times). From week 5, The Shack will be open every Thursday before and after school, and if there is any produce left, it will be open again on the Friday morning. This is a student led initiative and we are hopeful of establishing a flourishing co-op type programme whereby you can drop off any surplus seasonal produce you may have if you run a veggie garden or an orchard e.g. lemons from your tree, tomatoes, kale, spinach…the list goes on. We will also be teaching the students how to grow vegetables and sell them to our community. Our first project is to purchase a small shed for the garden area and enough tools for a class to weed and tend the gardens.

Thank you for your support.


PTFA Survey – please complete by this Tuesday 27 February

Thanks to all those families who have already responded to our PTFA survey. Your feedback is essential so we know which events have support in 2018. We’re also looking for new core members to join our fun team!  

If you haven’t replied, or if you’re interested in learning more about a key PTFA role, please complete this brief survey by Tuesday 27 February. Feedback from this survey will directly influence the experiences your child has this year at school.

Click here to start

PTFA AGM – Tuesday 13 March - Save the Date

Please support the PTFA by coming along to our AGM on Tuesday 13 March at 7.30pm in the Teachers Resource Room.  At the AGM we will discuss feedback from the survey and outline our 2018 calendar of activities for your children. Please pop this in your diary now.

Term 1 -Week 4 Notices and Reminders 

Diary Dates:
 
  • Thursday - Whole School Assembly 2pm
  • Thursday - Understanding adolescence talk @ Howick College 

Reminder to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc 

 

Understanding adolescence talk - Thursday 22nd February 7:30pm

Howick College would like to invite all parents from our school to come to a free evening with a renowned Australian educator Grey Mitchell. This will be an informative and interactive session providing practical strategies focussed on adolescent issues such as anxiety, resilience, stress and motivation.


Scholastic Book Club Orders

Over the next few days your children will be bringing home a ‘Scholastics Bookclub pamphlet and order form for you to buy books for your family or for school. By buying these books a percentage of the cost comes back to the school which allows the school to buy books for our library.


Follow the instructions on the pamphlet to order online through the Loop system www.scholastic.co.nz/loop

NO CASH or CREDIT CARD slips will be accepted. You will have until 28th February 2018 to order and you will receive your books approximately a week later.


Lost property

Every year we collect a large amount of lost property and it is already starting to build up. Please ensure that all uniform is named, including shoes, hats, togs and towels. If your child has lost gear, please check inside the grey box outside the sports shed.


Sports news - ECCS Swimming

Parents/caregivers of students in year 6-8 who were selected to represent Clevedon School at ECCS swimming last year will have received a notice today regarding this event which will take place on Thursday 1 March at Massey Park Pools in Papakura. Regrettably, ECCS has made the difficult decision to exclude year 5 students this year due to time constraints on the day, and the fact these students have two years before being eligible to compete at Counties Manukau level. 

Term 1 -Week 3 Notices and Reminders 

Diary Dates:
  • Monday - Bus monitor training with the police
  • Thursday - Vaccination Programme 2018 - Year 7/8

Reminder to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


Vaccination Programme 2018

The public health nurse will be coming in to school on Thursday 15th February to talk to our year 7/8 boys and girls about the vaccination programme. These students will bring home information for parents about it and a permission slip to be filled out and brought back to school.


Lost property

Every year we collect a large amount of lost property and it is already starting to build up. Please ensure that all uniform is named, including shoes, hats, togs and towels. If your child has lost gear, please check inside the grey box outside the sports shed.


Understanding adolescence talk - Thursday 22rd February 7:30pm

Howick College would like to invite all parents from our school to come to a free evening with a renowned Australian educator Grey Mitchell. This will be an informative and interactive session providing practical strategies focussed on adolescent issues such as anxiety, resilience, stress and motivation.

 

Term 1 -Week 2 Notices and Reminders 

Diary Dates:

  • Monday - PRIDE and learner dispositions week
  • Tuesday - Waitangi day (no school)
  • Thursday - Parent/Student evening for Kowhai students 7pm in school hall
  • Friday - Parent open morning

Reminder to visit our school website for all our school notices, community notices, school newsletters, class blogs, payments etc


Parent/Student evening for Kōwhai parents

Next Thursday Feb 8th we will be holding our meeting for all parents and students in Kōwhai team in the school hall at 7.00pm. We would like students to attend with parents please, so this can be a collaborative discussion around the programmes we are operating and the expectations for all students. We are working hard to set the senior students up for success and prepare them for their secondary education, so this is an important meeting for us to build that partnership in learning.

We look forward to seeing you next Thursday evening.


Parent open morning-PRIDE and learner dispositions

During the first 2 weeks of school our students have been learning about our PRIDE values and our Clevedon School Learner Dispositions. Parents and caregivers are invited to come along to the hall from 9am, where Mrs Schumacher will be explaining these in more detail. From 9:30-11:00 classrooms will be open so that students can share their learning and it will also be an opportunity to meet your child’s teacher. We encourage you all to come along.

 

Community swimming lessons (Y3-6)

We are happy to announce the return of Community Swimming lessons, thanks to John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams. Students in years 3-6 across Pohutukawa, Kauri and Kowhai team will be taking part in seven swimming lessons on Wednesdays and Fridays for the first half of this term. Please support us by ensuring your child has their swimming gear on Wednesdays and Fridays.

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