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Term 3 - Week 1 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Monday-Term 3 begins

  • Wednesday-NPDL parent information evening

  • Friday-Otago problem solving challenge

 

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


Head lice

As you will be aware head lice are a common problem in primary schools. Children are in close proximity with one another, so it becomes quite easy for them to spread. We are aware that there are a few cases at the moment, particularly in the junior classrooms. We have a page on our website with information about symptoms, treatment and prevention.


ECCS Hockey - Years 7 & 8

Congratulations to the two teams that competed at the ECCS Hockey Tournament on Friday 30th June.  Team 1 won 5-1, 5-1, 7-0, 6-0. In the finals they lost to Beachlands 4-5, to be placed second overall.  Team 2 drew their first game 3-3, and lost the next three games, but won the final game 4-0 to be placed 6th overall.  Well done to this team! Most of these players had never played hockey before; they were competitive but also played with good humour and sportsmanship.  Maz, Bruno, Charlie and Felix were selected to compete in the Boys Counties Tournament on Tuesday 3rd July and came third overall - well done to you all!  Sam, Kara, Taliea and Maggie were selected to play for the Girls Counties Tournament on Thursday 5th July.


Macleans College 2018 Enrolment

Out of zone applications are open and are due by Wednesday 30th August 2017.

Application forms available at the school office or download from www.macleans.school.nz

A parent and student open day will be held on Saturday 12th August.

 

ANSAR Holiday Program

Please click on the link for more information


NPDL parent information evening

Hill Park School is hosting an evening for parents from Alfriston, Hill Park and Clevedon Schools on July 26th at 7.30pm . Our Core Education facilitators from Christchurch will be presenting an overview of the New Pedagogies programme and helping parents to understand what it is all about. This is an important event and one which we highly recommend you attend so that you are well informed about the curriculum we are developing here at school. It will be an opportunity to ask questions and understand the why of how we deliver education in the 21st Century.

Please SAVE THE DATE - we have not had many consultation evenings over the past two years and this is one not to be missed.  We look forward to seeing you there!  Please note the change in venue.

Click here to view the map for directions to Hill Park School.

Term 2 - Week 10 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Monday- Chicken collection 3pm

  • Tuesday - Reports go home

  • Tuesday - Progress and Effort assembly 2pm

  • Wednesday - 3 way conferences

  • Thursday - 3 way conferences

  • Friday - End of Term assembly (100% Attendance and Spellathon prizes)

  • Friday - Last day of school (2pm finish)


3 Way Conferences

3 way conferences will be held on Wednesday 5th and Thursday 6th July. There is an expectation that all students attend the 3-way conferences. Please book by entering the code kh73a on the website by clicking here and following these steps:


Chickens

The Ag day chickens

The chickens for Ag day will arrive on Monday 3 July. Please collect from the teacher resource room at 3pm (between rooms 2 and 3). Please click here for more information


End of term assembly and closure for the holidays

School will close at 2pm on Friday 7th July and buses have been ordered for 2pm.  Our final assembly will be in the morning at 9:15am. Mrs Schumacher will announce the winners in each class for the Spellathon and the winning class who raised the most money.  Students who have had 100% attendance this term, will receive their awards. We look forward to seeing you there.


Term 2 - Week 9 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

 

  • Tuesday - Room 4’s 3-way conferences

  • Wednesday - New entrant parent evening (all children starting in term 3 and 4)

  • Thursday - Mathex

  • Friday - Spellathon money due back

 

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

 

 

Jammies in June

A big thank you to everyone who has contributed to this very worthy cause. It was so wonderful to see all our students dressed up in their pyjamas and demonstrating citizenship towards those less fortunate. Clevedon School collected 346 pairs of pyjamas and $143.00. We will deliver our contribution to Kids First hospital next week.

 

The Clevedon Social Auction

This is now a sold out event!

But it’s not too late to contribute towards our school's library ambitions.

We are still after items for our balloons to be sold on the night.

 

Please email fundraisingcommittee@clevedonschool.co.nz if you have something you can donate (vouchers, an hour or 2 of cleaning, lawn mowing, 2 hours garden maintenance, etc...)

 

New entrant parent evening

On Wednesday 28th June at 7:30pm we will be holding our new entrant parent evening (in the teacher resource room between room 2 and 3). This is a vital step in inducting new students and families into Clevedon School. If you have a child starting in term 3 or 4, it is imperative that you come along to hear important information before your child starts school.

 

Spellathon

On Thursday your child took part in the Clevedon School ‘Spellathon’. Thank you for all your hard work at home, helping our students learn their words for testing day. This is our major fundraiser for the year, so please continue to collect money from sponsors and return to school with your child’s form by Friday 30th June. We will be announcing the individual and class winners at the assembly on the last day of term.

 

Three Way Conferences

We have changed the timing of the three way conferences this year and they will now be held on Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of term - 5th and 6th July. The leadership team consider that leaving these important discussions until term three is too late and we want to link them clearly to mid year reports. Your mid year reports will be coming home on Monday 3rd July with interviews the same week. The interview portal is now open via the following link. This is now live and you can go on and book your conference times. Please book by entering the code kh73a on the website by clicking here and following these steps:

 

Ag Day will be on Friday 29th September 2017- click here for more information

Please contact Mrs Boyle if you are interested in the below:

Contact For Silkie Chicks

I have 5 silkie (unsexed) chicks $15 each born on the 4th June if anyone is looking for a different type of chick for their AG day project. They can be given back to me later if families do not want to keep them or they are roosters. I could potentially hatch more if there is a demand provided I know in the next few days as they will take 21 days to hatch. I may also have Kune Kune piglets born prior to July 31st if there is any interest.

\Orphan Lambs For Sale

Coopworth/Suffolk X available from 10th July, Coopworth available from 28th July

·      Colostrum fed

·      5-7 days old

·      Mixed Sex

·      Coopworth and Suffolk X

·      Docked and vaccinated

·      Guaranteed

Pickup Bombay and Pukekohe $60 each

Liz Whitford – 092333070 or richlizwhitford@gmail.com


Term 2 - Week 8 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

 

  • Monday - Junior Assembly 9.10am

  • Wednesday - Sausage sizzle

  • Wednesday - ECCS Hockey (Years 7&8 - two teams out)

  • Thursday - Athon testing day

  • Thursday - Senior assembly

  • Friday - Jammies Day

 

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

 

 

Jammies in June

As you will be aware on Friday 23rd June we will be taking part in a fundraising event for Kids First hospital in Middlemore. We ask that students come to school dressed in pyjamas or a onesie and bring along a NEW pair of pyjamas to donate to underprivileged, sick children in hospital. The hospital cannot accept pre-loved pyjamas due to infection control for these sick children. Our goal is to collect one pair of pyjamas per Clevedon family, however if you are unable to provide a pair of pyjamas we ask that you bring a gold coin donation. The ‘Warehouse’ currently have kids flannelette pyjamas on sale for $10 and buy one get the second pair for $5. Please get behind this worthy cause and help keep these kiddies warm this winter.

 

Speed around school buses

Road Policing Staff are planning an operation in the Clevedon area targeting motorists travelling in excess of the 20km/h speed limit past school buses that are uplifting or setting down children during school bus runs.

This is as a result of complaints from parents and residents around bus stops and the speeds they have witnessed vehicles passing stopped school buses.

 

These patrols will pull over and issue infringement notices to anyone travelling in excess of the 20km limit, anyone exceeding that 20km/h limit by more than 50km/h risks losing their driver’s licence on the spot.

 

Ultimately, the goal is to keep our young people safe and your help in spreading this message is greatly appreciated.

 

Clevedon Scenic Reserve planting

A year ago students from Clevedon Primary School planted trees at Clevedon Scenic Reserve. On Sunday 25 June from 10am - Midday the Franklin Local Board is supporting another planting day at the Scenic Reserve for the community. This will be a chance for our students to see how much the plants have grown from last year and to plant 700 more! Free BBQ for those that attend - remember to take your gumboots. For information or to register your interest please email Katie Jones katie.jones@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Click here for flyer

 

Ag Day will be on Friday 29th September 2017- click here for more information

 

3 Way Conferences

We have changed the timing of the three way conferences this year and they will now be held on Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of term - 5th and 6th July. The leadership team consider that leaving these important discussions until term three is too late and we want to link them clearly to mid year reports. Your mid year reports will be coming home on Monday 3rd July with interviews the same week. The interview portal is now open via the following link. This is now live and you can go on and book your conference times. Please book by entering the code kh73a on the website by clicking here and following these steps:

 

When you have finished, your interview timetable will be emailed to you. You can return to the site and enter the event code kh73a again to change or cancel your interviews.

If you do not have internet access, please call Karen at the school office (phone 2928654) and she will be able to make a booking for you.


Term 2 - Week 7 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Monday - Last day for chicken orders

  • Wednesday - Sausage sizzle

  • Thursday - Full school assembly 2pm

 

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

 

 

 

Very Important Reminder

Chicken orders close on Monday 12 June 2017

click on the link to access- (http://www.clevedon.school.nz/1/pages/99-payments).  

 

3 Way Conferences

We have changed the timing of the three way conferences this year and they will now be held on Wednesday and Thursday of the last week of term - 5th and 6th July. The leadership team consider that leaving these important discussions until term three is too late and we want to link them clearly to mid year reports. Your mid year reports will be coming home on Monday 3rd July with interviews the same week. The interview portal is now open via the following link. This is now live and you can go on and book your conference times. Please book by entering the code kh73a on the website by clicking here and following these steps:

 

When you have finished, your interview timetable will be emailed to you. You can return to the site and enter the event code kh73a again to change or cancel your interviews.

If you do not have internet access, please call Karen at the school office (phone 2928654) and she will be able to make a booking for you.

 

 

Scholastic/Lucky Book orders - due Monday 19 June

The children will be coming home with scholastic book order forms over the next few days.

For new parents to the school the book club orders are sent home once a term. It gives you the opportunity to purchase books for your children at a competitive price and also assists your children with their reading. With each book bought through Scholastics the school receives rewards which goes towards buying books for the school library. This is very much appreciated.

Scholastic book orders are due back Monday 19th July 2017

NO CASH is accepted by the school as we cannot send cash to Scholastics  - cheques (made out to Scholastic) or credit card only.  Orders are to be given to classroom teachers.


Orders can also be placed online through the Scholastic website: mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz

 

Orders will be delivered approximately a week later.

Term 2 - Week 6 Notices and Reminders


 

 

Diary Dates:

 

  • Monday - Queen’s birthday (school closed)

  • Wednesday - Sausage sizzle

  • Thursday - Senior assembly 2pm

  • Friday - Senior school movie night

 

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

 

 

 

 

Jammies in June

On Friday 23rd June we will be holding a fundraising event called 'Jammies in June'. Students are able to come dressed in pyjamas or a one-sie and bring along a NEW pair of pyjamas to donate to children in need at Kids First hospital in Middlemore. Many children who are in Kids First hospital have very little means and in the winter months are donated new pairs of pyjamas to keep them warm while they are sick and take home with them when they leave. We are hoping to collect one pair of pyjamas per Clevedon family, which would be 250 pairs to donate to charity. If you are unable to buy a pair of pyjamas, we ask that you bring a gold coin donation instead. Please get behind this worthy cause and help us keep Kids First kids warm this winter.

 

 

Skateboards and Scooters at School

Due to ongoing safety concerns regarding our students before and after school, skateboards and scooters will no longer be ridden to and from, or permitted at school. The school is receiving ongoing feedback from concerned parents and community members regarding this. There are grave concerns that a student is going to get hit or run over soon and nobody wants that to happen. I have discussed this with the senior students and we are in agreement that safety needs to come first.  

 

 

Ag Day is on Friday 29th September 2017- click here for more information

Important reminder Chicken orders are open, click on the link to access- (http://www.clevedon.school.nz/1/pages/99-payments).  

Please note: orders close on Monday 12 June 2017  

The chickens will be delivered to school on Monday 3 July

 

Senior School movie night

We are excited for the return of "Movie Night” for Senior students and their parents/caregivers on Friday 9 June. It will take place in the school hall in two sessions:

o  Kauri (years 5-6) from 5.00pm

o  Kowhai (years 7–8) from 7.15pm

Dinner will be provided and will consist of pizza, popcorn and icecream. This is included in the ticket price of $15. Movie treats will be available for sale on the night. Tickets can be purchased online through Kindo. Please click here to access our payments page on the website.

If you have any questions, or can help on the night, please email ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz   

 

Term 2 - Week 5 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

 

  • Wednesday - Sausage sizzle

  • Thursday - Whole school assembly 2pm

 

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

 

 

Ag Day will be on Friday 29th September 2017- click here for more information

Important update - Chicken orders will open next week. Start to think about this over the weekend. The chickens will be delivered to school on Monday 3 July.

Road Patrol Duty - Reminder

For those who are on the roster can you please ensure you are on time for your duty, I have attached a link to the roster as a reminder. Also if you are not able to do your duty can you please arrange with someone on the list to take your place.

The times for road crossing duty are as follows:

Morning: 8.25am to 9am

Afternoon: 2.50pm to 3.15


Howick College Open Evening for prospective Year 9 Students 2018

Please click here for information on the Howick College open evening

 

Help make a difference - Go Kiedis!

Kiedis is taking part in the ‘Tough guy challenge’ and is raising money for Heart Kids NZ. Please show your support for Go Kiedis’ cause by giving through their supporter page and sharing to spread the word about Heart Kids NZ. Please click here to access page.

Term 2 - Week 4 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:


  • Monday - Room 10 3-way conferences

  • Monday - Junior assembly 9am

  • Wednesday - Sausage sizzle

  • Wednesday - Papakura netball competition

  • Thursday - National Young Leaders day

  • Friday - Dental van

  • Friday - Vision testing (Y7 and Y1)


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

 

 


Ag Day will be on Friday 29th September 2017

Watch out for more information coming home in the next week or two.

AGM  26 May 2017 in TRR (beside Room 2) at 5pm. Anyone interested in taking on a role or even doing small jobs for this wonderful event please  come along and join us.


Road Patrol - Parent Helpers Needed

We urgently require parent helpers to oversee our afternoon pedestrian crossings.  We require two parents for Tuesday afternoon and one parent for Friday afternoon.  If you are able to help please may I ask you to contact me via email?  lbanfield@clevedonschool.co.nz

Also a reminder to the children, if you are on the road crossing duty list can you please ensure that you turn up for your duty.


Kawakawa Bay Road Gate

A reminder that our gate is locked from 9.10am to 2.50pm everyday. This is a health and safety issue for our staff and children. All visitors to our school must sign in at the front office between these times. It is not appropriate for parents to jump the fence and disregard our school health and safety procedures. Please use the front entrance when visiting our school.


The Clevedon Social Auction - June 30 2017

The biggest event of the Clevedon Social Calendar in 2017

Half the tickets have already been sold!  To avoid disappointment, order your tickets now.

Email fundraisingcommittee@clevedonschool.co.nz for ticket details.

To keep up-to-date with details about this event and the Experiences which will be auctioned on the night, follow The Clevedon Social Auction's Facebook Page: @clevedonsocialauction


Permission Forms for National Young Leaders Day and Papakura Netball

We apologise for the short notice with these permissions. Please return them by or on Monday of Week 4.

 

Term 2 - Week 3 Notices and Reminders 

Diary Dates:


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


 

The Clevedon Social Auction - June 30 2017

Save the Date!

30 June 2017

The biggest event of the Clevedon social calendar!

Look out for a Flyer containing all the details coming home with your child today.

We are after 3-4 volunteers to assist with preparing the auction items.

If you have any questions or wish to donate auction items, please email us at: fundraisingcommittee@clevedonschool.co.nz 


Entertainment Memberships 2017-2018

Support Clevedon School by purchasing an Entertainment Membership (book or digital). This fundraising initiative gives you amazing offers to some of the very best places in and around Auckland. Great to give you ideas of things to do with the kids or places to eat out. With over $20,000 worth of value, memberships offer great value and used only a couple of times they have paid for themselves. Books will be coming home next Tuesday (16th May) with the eldest Child in the family for you to check out all of the amazing offers. To get hold of your digital copy before then go to www.entbook.co.nz/101q048 Thanks for your support.


Junior Disco (Years 1-4) Friday 19th May

Come and help us farewell summer with one last Beach Party.

Grab your togs, your sunhats, your wetsuits, your beach towels and your dance moves and head along to the school hall for a super fun night with the small people in your life.

19th May, 5.30 - 7pm

Click here for all the exciting details including information on how to buy your tickets.

Prior to purchase you will have to register on Kindo. See below for details

 

Junior Disco tickets now available on Kindo School Shop!

CLICK HERE to register to buy your tickets and photo booth passes.

This link will enable fast creation of your family Kindo account. You will need to use the email address that the school has registered for you – just click the above link and follow the instructions onscreen. You will be able to find links to Kindo on our school website shortly.

To order, click on Disco. You’ll find your students’ names next to all of the items – click on their name to add that item to their order. Proceed to Checkout and Pay.

Payment is by Kindo account, topped up by Account2Account, Debit/Credit Card or internet banking. You can pay as you go, or add extra funds ready for next time.

Kindo Helpdesk (for technical enquiries): 09-869 5200 or helpdesk@tgcl.co.nz  8am-4pm school days or contact the school office.

Senior movie night

Watch out for details of this upcoming event to be held on Friday 9 June 2017


Spellathon

Today your child will be coming home with a list of words to learn and a sponsorship sheet for our annual fundraiser. Please click here for access to information and spelling lists on our school website.

Term 2 -Week 2 Notices and Reminders 

Diary Dates:


  • Monday - Life Education caravan (all week)

  • Monday - Road safety week (all week)

  • Tuesday - Kids Literature Quiz (Y7/8 selected students)

  • Wednesday - Sausage sizzle

  • Thursday - 3-way conferences for Junior mid year report students only


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


Life Education

As you will be aware we have the Life Education caravan at school for the first 2 weeks of term. There is a cost associated with the Life Ed visit of $6 (year 1-6 students) and $8 (year 7-8 students). Please login to your Wrap it up account to pay this fee. If this is the first time you have used our new online payment system please follow these steps:

  • Go to wrapitup.co.nz

  • Click on "Login"

  • Enter email address (that you provided to the school)

  • Click "Re-set your password"

If you are unsure how to do this, please contact Karen at the office and she will be able to help you.


PTFA Update

This term the PTFA is running two fundraisers which will be memorable fun-filled events for our children.  Please save the dates!  Details to follow shortly.

-          Junior Disco (Years 0-4) – Friday 19th May

-          Senior Movie Night (Years 5-8)  – Friday 9th June


Save the Date - Friday 19 May - Junior School Disco year 1-4


The PTFA is thrilled to present the 2017 Junior School Disco.  Year 1-4 students and their parents are invited to get on down at the school hall from 5.30-7pm on Friday 19 May. Brush off your goggles, sunhats & flippers…. we’re having an autumn Beach Party.


More details (incl how to purchase tickets) will be in next week’s School Notices and on the Clevedon School Parents Facebook page.


In the meantime, please email us if you can volunteer on the evening - we’d LOVE to hear from you ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz


 

Term 2 -Week 1 Notices and Reminders 

Diary Dates:



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

 

 

 

Life Education

In Weeks 1 and 2 of Term 2 we will have the Life Education caravan visiting our school. Every class will take part in 2 lessons on the Life Education bus. The programme helps children develop:



The Life Education programme covers a wide range of health topics:

Each team has selected areas to focus on that are suitable and age appropriate for the learning needs of their students.

Please see below for the topics that will be covered in each team:

Totara:

Pohutukawa:

Kauri:

Kowhai:


Road patrol help required

We are in urgent need of 2 parent supervisors on our crossings on Tuesday afternoons. If you are able to help out with this, please contact Lisa Banfield lbanfield@clevedonschool.co.nz

All Nations Holiday Program

Please click here for the flyer with information on the All Nations Easter Holiday Program.


Junior tough guy and gal

Date: 27th and 28th June: Auckland

This is a chance for primary and intermediate aged kids (years 3-8) to get involved in New Zealand’s biggest mud run series in a version tailored especially for them! The Junior Tough Guy and Gal Challenge will include many of the same amazing perks along with all competitors receiving a stunning finishers medal, Hell Pizza voucher and the chance to experience the challenging obstacles, incredible venues, hot showers and spot prizes.


1.5km Course Option – For school years 3 – 4
3km Course Option – For school years 5 – 8


If you are interested please see Mr Smith in room 7 or enter online here.


Junior school anniversary reports and 3-way conferences

There will be 3-way conferences for students who receive 20, 60 or 100 week reports at the end of this term, on Thursday 11 May to discuss their learning. It is vital that if your child is one of these students, that they attend the 3-way conferences. You will be sent an email to book a time with your child’s teacher, if it is applicable to you.


Road safety week 8-14th May - Term 2 Week 1 and 2 ‘Back to School Campaign’

During this week, students, teachers, and community members are going to help us create important road safety messages to help save lives. If you are a driver or pedestrian, look out for each other while you're using the road

 

Term 1 -Week 11 Notices and Reminders

 

Diary Dates:


  • Monday - Vaccinations (Y8 and Y7 students)

  • Tuesday - Progress and Effort assembly 1:45pm
  • Thursday - End of term assembly 1pm (Easter raffle)

  • Thursday - Last day of school (school closes at 2pm)

  • Thursday - Junior anniversary reports go home

  • Friday - Good Friday (school closed)


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


End of term assembly and closure for the Easter holidays

School will close at 2pm on Thursday 13 April. Buses have been ordered for 2pm and our final assembly will be at 1pm. Mrs Schumacher will draw the lucky winners of our Easter raffle hampers and students who have had 100% attendance this term, will receive their awards. We look forward to seeing you there.


Junior school anniversary reports

Those junior children due for anniversary reports will receive them on the last day of school to bring home. There will be 3-way conferences for students who receive 20, 60 or 100 week reports, in week 2 of term 2 (Thursday 11 May) to discuss their learning.


Easter raffle tickets and money

A reminder that all money and tickets need to be into school by Tuesday next week so we can have all tickets included in the raffle draw at Thursday afternoon’s assembly.

All Nations Holiday Program

Please click here for the flyer with information on the All Nations Easter Holiday Program


 

Term 1 -Week 10 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:


See You at the House Chants today

1pm start


  • Monday - Junior Assembly 9am

  • Wednesday - Sausage sizzle

  • Thursday - Vaccinations (Year 8 Gardasil/Year 7 Boostrix)

  • Thursday - Senior Assembly 2pm

  • Friday Mufti Day - Bring an Easter Item.


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

 

 


Senior Student Behaviour at the Skate Park After School

Over the last two weeks I have been dealing with complaints regarding inappropriate student behaviour and language at the skatepark by the showgrounds. This is a difficult situation for the school as it is happening after school and clearly the students are not under our supervision but at the same time are in school uniform and are seen to be representing the school.Their behaviour and language reflects badly on us and flies in the face of all the work we are doing with our PRIDE values. I am dealing with students involved as I become aware of each situation and would ask that all parents support us with this matter. I have also had feedback around dangerous behaviour on the roads and footpaths with some near misses happening in the village. We all want our children to remain safe as they grow up. Building independence is great and balanced expectations can provide this.

Our students are all under 14 years of age and should not be left unsupervised for periods of time after school at the skatepark. We have an after school programme which runs from the local Anglican Church and parents are all welcome to use this facility that is there just for our children. Your partnership in sorting this out is very much appreciated before it escalates into a much greater issue for us all.

Easter Mufti Day - Friday 7th April

A reminder that Friday is our annual Easter mufti day where our children bring an Easter item for the baskets. House points for all children who bring an item to the hall before school. This is a great fundraiser so please help us by supporting our raffle.

Raffle tickets to be returned by Tuesday of the last week of school. (More raffle sheets at the office for those who would like to sell more).


Closure for the Easter Holidays

School will close at 2pm on Thursday 13 April. Buses have been ordered for 2pm and our final assembly will be at 1pm. We look forward to seeing you there.

Those junior children due for anniversary reports will receive them to bring home on the last day of school.


A Message From Weetbix Kids

We’ve started the search for the next Weet-Bix™ kids to feature on our Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon™ boxes! Over the past 25 years, we have encouraged over 350,000 (est) Kiwi kids to give it a TRY, cheering them all across the finish line in celebration of their achievement. It doesn’t matter if you’re the fastest on the track, or the last to cross the finish line, what matters most is having a positive attitude, completing what you set out to do, while giving everything you do your best TRY.We want to hear from all of our TRYathletes about your awesome stories where you’ve TRY’d your hardest and given something your best shot. Share your story here https://weetbix.co.nz/try/ to have the chance to be one of the fresh faces to go on the famous Weet-Bix™ TRYathlon packs. See here for terms and conditions.

The Weet-Bix™ Kids TRYathlon Team.


 

Term 1 - Week 9 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:


  • Wednesday - Sausage Sizzle

  • Friday - Second hand uniform 8.45am to 9.15am

  • Friday - House Spirit day 1pm


Please note: We will not have a whole school assembly this week due to the House Chants and Spirit day practices.


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

 

 


House Spirit Day

Friday is HOUSE SPIRIT DAY. All  the students are 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.

COSTUMES

Kaka Tui Weka Kiwi
Blue clothes, if you don't have blue pants wear black or white (and vice versa). Wear as much blue as possible please.

 

Red clothes 

Green top black or grey shorts. Gumboots if possible Yellow top black pants. If you don't have that much yellow try orange. We have spare if you don't have anything and if you got more than one yellow shirt bring it in.


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

Our pool is closing for winter – see you next summer!

Summer is now behind us and the school pool will be closing for the colder months from 2pm Thursday 13 April 2017.

This has been another great season at the pool, more than 150 families bought tags this year and enjoyed cooling off in the pool in the warmer summer months.

Special thanks to Todd Wheeler, Creative Kitchens, Mark Crowther and our team of pool testers – Nicky Hunt, Tony Gleeson, Richard Sumner, Frans Wackenier, Jeroen Schoorel and Mark Aitken – and to everyone else who generously gave their time and resources to make our pool such a valued part of the community.

Thanks also to Daniel from Fulton Swim School for enabling us to offer swimming lessons in the pool over the school holidays.

We’d also like to acknowledge the contribution of Tony Gleeson, Mel Cleave and Anne-Marie Cooper who are leaving the pool committee after many years’ service.  Their significant contribution to the day-to-day running and ongoing improvements made to the pool over the years is greatly appreciated.  The pool committee is now in the safe hands of Richard Sumner.

Finally, if you purchased a tag this year it will be deactivated over the winter but hold onto it and you will be able to have it re-activated next year.  We’ll send information out about how you can do this towards the end of the year.

Thanks for your support, see you next summer.


Howick College Enrolments 2018



Date

Time

Where

Year 8 Information Evening

Wednesday 7 June

7pm

Theatre

In-zone Enrolment Afternoon

Thursday 27th July

4-7pm

Reception

In-zone Enrolment Afternoon

Wednesday 2nd August

4-7pm

Reception

Out of zone Enrolment Afternoon

Wednesday 9th August

4-7pm

Reception

Catch-up Enrolment Afternoon

Wednesday 16th August

4-6pm

Reception

 

 

Term 1 - Week 8 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:


  • Monday - Easter raffle tickets will come home
  • Tuesday - Photolife 
  • Friday - House Spirit mufti day

  • Friday - Firewise presentations Kauri team

  • Friday - Road patrol training 11.30am


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

 

 


House spirit day mufti day

On Friday 31st March we will be holding our annual house spirit day. Over the next couple of weeks our students will be working with their house leaders to perfect their chants and skits for the big day. On Friday 24th March we will be having a mufti day where students will dress in their house colours and bring along a gold coin to help contribute towards the cost of costumes and props.


Academic Competitions

Please click here for the link to find out about the senior school academic competitions for 2017.  Please return any entries and payment to school by Friday 1st April.  


Baker’s Delight Support Clevedon School…

We are delighted to have Baker’s Delight in both Manukau and Botany Town Centre supporting our school through a loyalty programme that you can easily be involved in and support. Please read the letter regarding this. Your loyalty card will be sent home in the next week or two and you will be able to take advantage of the great tasting delights they have on offer, while our school will benefit from a percentage of every dollar you spend. Some schools can earn up to $5000.00 per year… let’s see how much we can make.


Scholastic / Lucky Book orders - due Monday 27 March 2017

The scholastic book order forms have been handed out to the children over the last couple of days.

For new parents to the school the book club orders are sent home once a term. It gives you the opportunity to purchase books for your children at a competitive price and also assists your children with their reading. With each book bought through Scholastics the school receives rewards which goes towards buying books for the school library. This is very much appreciated .

With these forms you can either return order form with payment ( cheque or credit card) or you can go online and order with the Bookclub Loop system.

NO CASH is accepted, cheque must be made out to Scholastic Book Club or credit card only payments will

be accepted. Orders can be taken directly to the office or given to classroom teachers. Orders will be delivered approximately a week later.

 

 

Term 1 - Week 7 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:


  • Monday - Dental Van onsite at school

  • Monday - Interim reports come home with your child

  • Wednesday - Last day for discount on school donations

  • Wednesday - whole school assembly - 2.00pm

  • Wednesday -  3 Way Conferences

  • Thursday -  3 Way Conferences

  • Thursday - Senior School Assembly - 2.00pm

  • Friday - Teacher Only Day - School Closed

 

 


Anglican Church - Teacher only day

On Friday 17 March a School Holiday Programme is being run by The Clevedon Anglican Church.

Hours  7.30am  –  5.30pm.  $35.00 p.d.

Registration essential;  forms available from Monday 13 March at the Church Office (Numbers are limited on first in basis)

Please register your interest asap ph: 2928763  Clevedon.anglicans@xtra.co.nz.


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


Reminder: Wednesday 15 March - Last day for discount on school donations!

 

 

Health and safety and the Clevedon- Kawakawa Bay Road school gate:

Please note that as of Monday 13th March the back gate down beside the dental clinic will be locked at 9 10am and  will remain locked until 2.50pm daily. If you use that gate to drop off or pick up your children you will need to take note of these times and use the front entrance when the gate is locked.

Why have we done this?

We have a significant number of adults and teenagers accessing the school during the school day through this gate and it is becoming a health and safety issue for all children and staff who work here. We still have many parents who are not signing in at the school office when they are on site during the school day.

We ask that you please work with us to ensure the continued safety of our staff and students. 

 


Three Way Conferences

The booking system for the 3 Way Conferences which are on Wednesday 15 March and Thursday 16 March are now open, please click on this link for instructions. It is our priority to meet with all parents and students together in our three way conferences. If you are unable to make either Wednesday or Thursday next week, you will be asked to make an alternative appointment so that every student can be set up for success in their learning this year.

 

REMINDER - Teacher Only Day - Friday March 17th

This is forward notice to put the above date in your diary. We have a "Teacher Only Day” where teachers will be on a professional development course at Ellerslie convention centre. We will be working with Professor Guy Claxton who is a renowned educator from the UK. He specialises in educating teachers on how to build students’ learning power - an area we are working on here at school. There will be no school that day and we will be teaching an extra day at the end of the school year to account for this day out.Image result for Professor Guy Claxton


 

Term 1 - Week 6 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:

  • Wednesday - Road patrol training

  • Thursday - Pohutukawa and Totara swimming sports - PTFA will be running a sausage sizzle, Baps and smoothie stall

  • Thursday - Kowhai firewise presentations

  • Friday - Kowhai and Kauri swimming sports

  • Friday - Pohutukawa trip to the Stardome


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

 

 


Three Way Conferences

The booking system for the 3 Way Conferences which are on Wednesday 15 March and Thursday 16 March are now open, please click on this link for instructions.


Stardome Trip - Pohutukawa Team

This exciting event is rapidly approaching. If you have not already paid and completed an online permission form, this is a reminder of the process, so please go via our new parent payment portal of  Wrap It Up.  If you have lost the activation email that you would have been sent originally, just follow these instructions to reset your password and activate your account

- Go to wrapitup.co.nz

- Click on "Login"

- Enter email address (that you provided to the school)

- Click "Re-set your password"


This will email a new link for their account. Follow those instructions.

We really appreciate your assistance and patience with this as we introduce this new system.


Pohutukawa Swimming sports - Thursday week 6 - 9.30am - 12.30pm

On Thursday of week 6 the Pohutukawa team (Y3/4) will hold their swimming sports in the school pool at 9.30am - 12.30pm. Students will be participating in 3 events. Please see Pohutukawa swimming sports parent letter for more details. We welcome you to join us to watch the swimming sports on Thursday 9th March.


Totara Swimming sports - Thursday week 6 - 12.30pm - 2.30pm

On Thursday of week 6 the Totara team (Y1/2) will hold their swimming sports in the school pool starting at 12.30pm - 2.30pm. Students will be participating in 3 events. Please see Totara swimming sports parent letter for more details. We welcome you to join us to watch the swimming sports on Thursday 9th March.


PTFA Food at Junior Swimming Sports – Thursday 9th 11am – 1.45pm

The PTFA will provide their famous baps ($5), smoothies ($4), sausage sizzle ($2) and iceblocks ($1.50) on Thursday from 11am – 1.45pm during junior swimming sports.  Note: there will be no food on Friday during senior swimming given other school trips also scheduled on this day.  

If you can help on Thursday for 30 minutes please join the roster with your preferred time by emailing: ptfa@clevedonschool.co.nz


Kowhai Swimming sports - Friday week 6 - 11am - 1pm

On Friday of week 6 the Kowhai team (Y7/8) will hold their swimming sports in the school pool starting at 11am-1pm.  We welcome you to join us to watch the swimming sports on Friday 10th March.


Kauri Swimming sports - Friday week 6 - 1pm - 3pm

On Friday of week 6 the Kauri team (Y5/6) will hold their swimming sports in the school pool starting at 1pm - 3pm. Students will be participating in 2 events. We welcome you to join us to watch the swimming sports on Friday 10th March. Students are expected to support each other by staying until all events are finished even if they have completed their races.

We are in need of 4-6 parent helpers for the afternoon to assist with marshalling and recording.  Please let your classroom teacher or Mrs Stanton know if you can help.


Lost Property

Already the lost property bin is overflowing!. Please check for any missing items in the grey bin outside Room 11. We have several pairs of brand new unnamed shoes that have remained unclaimed since the first week back at school, as well as shirts, sports shirts, jerseys, hats, towels and lunchboxes. Please name your students’ clothes, and if you have bought or been given second hand uniform items, cross out the old student’s name and put yours in. If you have trouble clearly naming black sandals ask your child to bring Whāea Ani their shoes and she will name them with white marker pen.  Good quality uniform items that remain unclaimed will be recycled through the second-hand uniform shop.


Teacher Only Day - Friday March 17th

This is forward notice to put the above date in your diary. We have a "Teacher Only Day” where teachers will be on a professional development course at Ellerslie convention centre. We will be working with Professor Guy Claxton who is a renowned educator from the UK. He specialises in educating teachers on how to build students’ learning power - an area we are working on here at school. There will be no school that day and we will be teaching an extra day at the end of the school year to account for this day out.

 

 

Term 1 - Week 5 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates:


  • Tuesday - Yr 7 & 8 camp

  • Wednesday - Community Swimming lessons

  • Wednesday - Sausage sizzle

  • Wednesday - ECCS swimming (Y5/6 Qualifiers)

  • Wednesday - Whole school assembly 2pm

  • Thursday - Firewise presentations for Pohutukawa and Totara

 

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

 


Teacher Only Day - Friday March 17th

This is forward notice to put the above date in your diary. We have a "Teacher Only Day” where teachers will be on a professional development course at Ellerslie convention centre. We will be working with Professor Guy Claxton who is a renowned educator from the UK. He specialises in educating teachers on how to build students’ learning power - an area we are working on here at school. There will be no school that day and we will be teaching an extra day at the end of the school year to account for this day out.Image result for Professor Guy Claxton


Three Way Conferences

The booking system for the 3 Way Conferences which are on Wednesday 15 March and Thursday 16 March are now open, please click on this link for instructions.


Kauri team swimming sports - Friday week 6

On Friday of week 6 the Kauri team will hold their swimming sports in the school pool. Next week students will be asked which 2 events they would like to participate in. There will be competitive races in freestyle, backstroke and breaststroke, and non-competitive freestyle, backstroke, breaststroke, running and flutterboard races. We welcome you to join us to watch the swimming sports on Friday 10th March.

 

Term 1 - Week 4 Notices and Reminders  

 

Diary Dates:

  • Monday - Junior Assembly 9am

  • Tuesday - Yr 7 & 8 camp parent helpers meeting 7pm

  • Tuesday PTFA AGM - 7.30pm

  • Wednesday - Community Swimming lessons

  • Wednesday - Sausage sizzle

  • Thursday - Visitors to our school from Denmark

  • Thursday - BOT meeting 6pm

  • Friday - Community Swimming lessons

  • Friday - Counties Manukau rugby lessons

 

 


Beachlands Kids Obstacle Duathlon

The Beachlands Kids Obstacle Duathlon is an event that encourages students from all around Auckland to challenge themselves & enjoy the thrill of competing in a unique Obstacle Duathlon. If you are interested and want to know more or register to enter, please visit www.bsgevents.co.nz.

NB: This event is not organised by Clevedon School and as such no staff members will be present. If you would like your child/children to participate you will need to organise transport to and from the event and supervise your child/children at all times.
 

Term 1 - Week 3 Notices and Reminders

Diary Dates: 

  • Wednesday - Sausage sizzle

  • Wednesday - Whole school assembly - 2.00pm in the hall.

  • Thursday - Year 7/8  vaccination talk - consent forms home for signing.

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

 

 

 

Clevedon Wine and Food Festival Sunday 26th Feb - as per last year, the school will be running a sausage sizzle and bap stall at this community event. The funds raised from the stall all come back to school so it is a great way for us to fundraise for those extra luxuries for our school.

If you are able to lend a hand for the day or part of the day please let the school office know. The more of us that can be on the roster the better for everyone. Get together with a group of friends and lend a hand for a couple of hours - you will receive discounted tickets into the event if you are helping….

We also need a parent with a ute or truck who can transport our barbeques and tables to the grounds in the morning and back to school in the evening. If you can help please do contact either  office@clevedonschool.co.nz or principal@clevedonschool.co.nz


PTFA - AGM meeting Tuesday 21 February 2017
Reminder that the AGM is at 7.30pm in the teacher resource room on Tuesday 21 February, all welcome.

Term 1 - Week 2 Notices and Reminders

 

 

 

Diary Dates:



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

 

 


Kauri team - looking for environment experts

This term the Kauri team are doing an inquiry into how human choices have an impact on other living things and the environment. As such we are looking for any family members or local community members who might have expertise in this area to come in and speak to our year 5/6 classes.  Please contact Rachael Stanton if you think you can help rstanton@clevedonschool.co.nz

 

 

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