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Term 1 week 5 notices and reminders

  • Thursday - Pizza in the Playground 

  • Friday - Friday Freeze


School Swimming Carnivals 

Our school swimming carnivals are coming up in two weeks. The Kauri and Kowhai teams will swim on Thursday 19 March. Totara and Pohutukawa teams will have their events on Friday 20 March. Please see below for the links to each team’s letter about swimming.

Totara team

Pohutukawa team

Kauri and Kowhai team


Working Bee – Sunday 22 March 9:30am - We need you!

Clevedon School is overdue a spring-clean! We are calling all cleaners, gardeners, handymen, painters and general good guys (and girls) who are happy to get stuck in and give the school grounds a much needed makeover.

There is quite a list to get through so we are really hoping for a big turn out. There is sanding, painting, weeding, planting, scrubbing, cleaning out storage rooms and even a bit of landscape design if that is your thing.

If you can stay until the job is done that's fantastic. If you can only spare a couple of hours that's great too.  


Parent app

We will soon be launching our parent app and in anticipation of this launch, we ask that parents download the ‘@school Mobile’ app from Google Play or the Apple store.


 

Pohutukawa Coast High School Campaign - Meeting #4

Where: Brookby Primary School 

When: Thursday 5  March 2020 at 7:30pm 

 

Agenda:

1. Introductions

2. Update on Online Petition

3. Update on Official Information Act request to Min. of Education

4. Possible School Sites in/around Brookby

5. Other Business / Parent & Caregiver Feedback

 

All welcome to attend


Kelly Club

Kelly Club Clevedon have an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Make your booking at: www.kellyclub.co.nz/clevedon

 

See below for next week’s timetable:

Staff Choice 1 (1).pdf


 

Term 1 - week 4 2020

  • Wednesday - 3 way conferences

  • Thursday - 3 way conferences

  • Thursday - Pizza in the Playground 

  • Friday - Friday Freeze


Working Bee – Sunday 22 March 9:30am - We need you!

Clevedon School is overdue a spring-clean! We are calling all cleaners, gardeners, handymen, painters and general good guys (and girls) who are happy to get stuck in and give the school grounds a much needed makeover.

There is quite a list to get through so we are really hoping for a big turn out. There is sanding, painting, weeding, planting, scrubbing, cleaning out storage rooms and even a bit of landscape design if that is your thing.

If you can stay until the job is done that's fantastic. If you can only spare a couple of hours that's great too.  

To show our appreciation for all the hard work, we will be providing morning tea and a BBQ & drinks when we finish. Please RSVP your willingness to roll up your sleeves to Megan Harper mharper@clevedonschool.co.nz so we can make sure we cater for you. Thanks in advance!


3-way conferences

On Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th February we will be holding 3 way conferences for all students. This is an opportunity for parents to talk to teachers about their child and let us know anything you think way may like to know. These conferences are also an opportunity for your child to share how they have settled into school and their goals for the year around the PRIDE values and learner dispositions. It is vital that all parents and students attend these 3-way conferences.


3-way conferences will be held at the following times: 3:30pm - 8:00pm on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th February.

Please book by entering the code b53rr 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 b53rr  again to change or cancel your interviews. 


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


Kelly Club

Kelly Club Clevedon have an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school.

Make your booking at: www.kellyclub.co.nz/clevedon

 

See below for next week’s timetable:


Parent app

Last year we asked for your feedback around how we communicate with you. The feedback was overwhelmingly in favour of launching a parent communication app, and we are happy to announce that this is almost ready to go. The app will allow parents/caregivers to:

  • Access the weekly notices/newsletters

  • Report absences

  • Access the school website

  • Call the school directly

  • Update details e.g. address

  • Access Kindo

  • Check your account statements and download tax receipts

Once we have completed the setup, you will receive login details from ‘eTAP’ (company who own the app). In anticipation of this launch, we ask that parents download the ‘@school Mobile’ app from Google Play or the Apple store.

Term 1 - week 3 2020


  • Thursday - Pizza in the Playground 

  • Friday - Friday Freeze

 

3-way conferences

On Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th February we will be holding 3 way conferences for all students. This is an opportunity for parents to talk to teachers about their child and let us know anything you think way may like to know. These conferences are also an opportunity for your child to share how they have settled into school and their goals for the year around the PRIDE values and learner dispositions. It is vital that all parents and students attend these 3-way conferences.


3-way conferences will be held at the following times: 3:30pm - 8:00pm on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th February.

Please book by entering the code b53rr 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 b53rr  again to change or cancel your interviews. 


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


Buses 

If you have a child/ren who go home on our school buses and they are not going to be on the bus for any reason, it is imperative that you let the office know before 2:30pm. Our bus monitors pick up the lists at 2:45 and if they are still on the list the bus won’t leave until we find that child. We thank you in advance for your help with this, so that we can get children home on time and don’t hold up the buses.


Swimming pool

With this hot weather a lot of families are enjoying our school pool, which is wonderful to see. We would like to do a gentle reminder about the school pool rules as we have had a few accidents and damage to the gate. 

Please remember:

  • There must be a supervising adult if children are in the pool

  • There is no running in the pool area

  • There is no bombing

  • There is no jumping

  • Pool opening hours are from 3pm-8pm

  • To ensure the pool area is locked when you leave (gate is shut properly behind you)

  • No holding/tying the gate open so that you can stay in the pool later than 8pm (this is damaging the locking mechanism and is a health and safety risk)

Thank you for your help in keeping with the rules so that we can keep our pool a fun and safe place to enjoy.


Lost Property

It appears that the lost property pile has grown again, thank you to any parents that tidy the area up, it gets to be a real eyesore. There is a large amount of jumpers, drink bottles, lunch containers and more socks than space to keep them! We don't have a designated space to allow for the volume of lost items. This is a gentle reminder to please check for lost items and if you label the items they are more likely to return home. If there is a parent who would be interested in tackling the lost property as a task, please let us know at the office.


Gate times 

Our gates (front and back) are open from 8am and are locked by 9:10am. If you are bringing your child into school late or need to pick them up early you will need to go through the office to sign in/out. The gates reopen at the end of the day at 2:50 and the back gate (only) remains open for those who are using the pool until 8pm. 


Upcoming Teacher Only Days 

As part of the primary teacher pay settlement in 2019, the workload of teachers was addressed and there has been a commitment by the government to support teacher professional development by making 8 teacher only days available to schools over the three years of the agreement. These are days the school will be closed for instruction so that teachers can work together on developing their school curriculum. 

Our Clevedon BoT has approved the following days as teacher only days for 2020.

Friday 7th February  ✓         Friday 29th May            Friday 23rd October

These days are attached to a long weekend to enable families to make the best use of the time. They are days which do not need to be made up so the last day of school for 2020 will be 15 December. Please ensure these days and dates are in your diaries for the year.


PTFA AGM…Tuesday 3 March 6:30pm

Save the date for our PTFA AGM/Wine and Cheese evening on Tuesday 3 March 6:30pm. The PTFA plays a significant role in building community spirit while supporting the staff to make our school a fun place for our children. Last year our PTFA, amongst other things, organised the class ambassador programme, the Trivia Night, Raffles, bake stalls at Ag Day, and Christmas Lights.  There are so many opportunities to create wonderful lasting memories for everyone. And in the process, we managed to raise approximately $12,000 for the school.

 

If you are keen to make a difference to our school, we would love to have you come along for a wine and nibbles at our AGM on Tuesday 6:30pm. We encourage as many of you as possible to come along and help us get our PTFA up and running again this year. We are sure there are lots of you with new and exciting ideas of how we can build a strong school community for our families and our kiddies. We look forward to seeing you there. Please RSVP to Summer Deverell on summerdeverell@gmail.com 

 

2020 Class Ambassadors Still Needed

We've only had a couple of people volunteer so far, and we know there are loads more of you out there who would love to help! 

Once we have every class covered, we'll meet for a drink one evening to make a plan for the year. We ask that you do just three things in the year:

  1. Consider organising one get-together for the families in your class (as simple as a family picnic in a park, lunch at the pub - or whatever)

  2. Welcome any new families that join your class during the year

  3. Coordinate the Christmas Lights decorations for your class (this doesn't mean you have to do it - just help coordinate it).

  4. That's it!! And we do have fun along the way.

If you think you can help, please email catherinewebsternz@hotmail.com by 20 February. Or if you would like to know more about what’s involved we would be happy to chat about it with you. Please contact Catherine Manderson on catherinewebsternz@hotmail.com or Summer Deverell 0274596561 summerdeverell@gmail.com 


Kelly Club

Kelly Club Clevedon have an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school.

Make your booking at: www.kellyclub.co.nz/clevedon

 

See below for next week’s timetable:



Piano and Keyboard Lessons with NZ Modern School of Music Teacher Leanne Stewart

The New Zealand Modern School of Music is pleased to offer private piano and keyboard lessons at Clevedon School. The lessons are given during class time so parents do not have to take their children to lessons after school. If you are interested in your child learning to read and play music and would like further information, please contact Leanne Stewart - 021 1640 996.


Term 1 - week 2 2020

  • Monday - Living and Learning with PRIDE week

  • Thursday - Pizza in the Playground 

  • Friday - Friday Freeze

  • Friday - PRIDE open morning


2020 Class Ambassadors Needed

Would you like to get to know the other families in your child's class a little better? Maybe enjoy the occasional social event with them (with or without the children!)? Would you like to know that someone is looking out for new families to Clevedon School, helping them settle in? 

 

We're looking to put together a new set of class ambassadors for 2020 who will be able to do just a few small things to help build community in each class and across the school. There won't be a lot to do, and what we do do will be fun. Would you be interested in volunteering, or at least finding out a little more? We would love to have your help. 

 

If you think you can help, please email catherinewebsternz@hotmail.com by 20 February. Or if you would like to know more about what’s involved we would be happy to chat about it with you. Please contact Catherine Manderson on catherinewebsternz@hotmail.com or Summer Deverell 0274596561 summerdeverell@gmail.com 

 

Friday Freeze 

Friday Freeze is back! Starting on Friday 14th February. $2 for a Juicee or $1 for a lemonade popsicle. Please bring correct cash amount, no large notes.

 

Pizza in the playground 

We will be continuing with ‘Pizza in the playground’ this year, as we have had great feedback from families. You will be able to order pizzas via Kindo starting next week. A reminder that there are no gluten gree options on the menu but you can purchase directly from ‘Dominos’ Beachlands. Please ask for the pizza box to be clearly marked with your child's name and classroom.

 

PRIDE Week - Friday open morning

Next week students will be learning about our 5 PRIDE values in classes. We will be holding an open morning from 9:15-10:15 in classes on Friday 14th February, where students will share what they have been learning. All parents and caregivers are most welcome to come along.

 

Lunch Clubs

Our dedicated staff are offering the following lunchtime clubs for our learners this term.  Please talk to your child/ren about getting involved in a club.  These are advertised to children in the daily notices.  

 

Monday        Coding club (Miss McKeown), Library open, Sport for Kowhai (Mr Morgan)

Tuesday        Hip hop (Miss Hinge), Sport for Kauri (Mr Morgan)

Wednesday    Library/Games/Lego (Mrs Ryan), Science club (Mr Din)

Thursday    Library/Games/Lego (Mrs Boyle), Enviro (Mrs Connolly), Sport for Pohutukawa (Mr Morgan)

 

3-way conferences

On Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th February we will be holding 3 way conferences for all students. This is an opportunity for parents to talk to teachers about their child and let us know anything you think way may like to know. These conferences are also an opportunity for your child to share how they have settled into school and their goals for the year around the PRIDE values and learner dispositions. It is vital that all parents and students attend these 3-way conferences.


3-way conferences will be held at the following times: 3:30pm - 8:00pm on Wednesday 26th and Thursday 27th February.

Please book by entering the code b53rr 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 b53rr again to change or cancel your interviews. 


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


Kapa haka

Our kapa haka groups start back up with practices on Friday.

 

Initially, junior kapa haka will only be for our Māori students in years 1-4 and participation is compulsory for those students. Junior kapa haka practice is during class time, 11.30-12.00 on Fridays.

Once we have finalised the details of organisation for kapa haka from term two onwards, once Jo Odds is on maternity leave, we will make a decision as to whether it will be offered as an option for other year four students this year.

 

Senior kapa haka is an ‘opt-in’ for any students in years 5-8. The first three practices are an opportunity for students to come and give it a go and find out if they are interested in being part of the group. They are expected to attend all three practices. In week five, students will be asked to decide if they will commit to the group for the remainder of the year.

This has been communicated to all year 5-8 students. Senior kapa haka practice is during class time, 12.00-1.00 on Fridays.


Upcoming Teacher Only Days 

As part of the primary teacher pay settlement in 2019, the workload of teachers was addressed and there has been a commitment by the government to support teacher professional development by making 8 teacher only days available to schools over the three years of the agreement. These are days the school will be closed for instruction so that teachers can work together on developing their school curriculum. 

Our Clevedon BoT has approved the following days as teacher only days for 2020.

Friday 7th February  ✓         Friday 29th May            Friday 23rd October

These days are attached to a long weekend to enable families to make the best use of the time. They are days which do not need to be made up so the last day of school for 2020 will be 15th December.

Please ensure these days and dates are in your diaries for the year.


Term 1 - week 1 2020

  • Monday - First day of school

  • Wednesday - Waitangi day picnic lunch 1pm

  • Thursday - Waitangi day (school closed)

  • Friday - Teacher only day (school closed for students)


First day of school and Powhiri

We trust you all had a relaxing Summer break and a well earned rest with your children. Our first day back is on Monday and we are looking forward to seeing all our students ready for learning. You should have received an email from your child/ren’s teacher by now and will know which class they are in. Please go directly to the classroom when you arrive at school as we will not be meeting in the hall this year.


Our Powhiri will begin at 10:20 to welcome new staff and families. If you are new to our school please meet outside the hall by 10:00 ready to be welcomed in. All families are welcome to come along and there will be kai in the staffroom afterwards.


Waitangi day picnic

On Wednesday we will be celebrating Waitangi day as a school, and students will be taking part in learning experiences on this topic leading up to this day. We will be having a whole school picnic lunch on the field at 1pm as a way of demonstrating ‘unity’ as a nation and celebrating who we are as New Zealanders. This is not a shared lunch, just a picnic where students eat their own lunch together. Classes will be sitting with their buddy classes and we welcome all families to come along and join in the picnic.


Waitangi day - Thursday 6th February

This is a public holiday and school will be closed.


School stationery

As per our school organisation we have bulk purchasing power and have all school stationery packs ready to go for the first day of school. Your stationery requirements are as below and KINDO has been set up for payments. All paid stationery will be in classrooms ready for children on the first day of school. Thank you to all families who have already paid for stationery. We ask that if you have not yet paid for stationery that you do so through KINDO by the end of next week. If you have any issues regarding stationery please do not hesitate to call us.

Stationery 2020


Teacher only day - Friday 7th Feb

As you will be aware from our newsletter at the end of last year we will be having a ‘teacher only day’ on Friday 7th February. School will be closed for students, while teachers are onsite participating in professional development. We have attached this day to a long weekend to enable families to make the best use of the time. 


Phones are down

Unfortunately our school phone lines are not operating at the moment. We have been working with our phone company to get this sorted and are hoping to arrange a diversion to another number on Monday morning so that we can take incoming calls. We apologise for the inconvenience and ask that you please email the office or your child’s teacher for any enquiries.


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