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Term Weekly notices


Term 2 week 8 notices and reminders

  • Monday - Queen’s Birthday - school closed 

  • Tuesday - NEW PICK UP AND DROP OFF ROUTINE STARTS - please see below 

  • Thursday - Pizzas for lunch

  • Friday Freeze


New pick up and drop off routine next week

A separate letter was sent out to you this morning about our new routines for pick and drop off. There are significant changes, so please read this carefully. This is due to Watercare beginning their next phase of work around our school gates. To access the letter with the full details, please click here


Agriculture Day - 25 September 2020

It is that time of year again, please click on the link to read important information for Agriculture day 2020.  All lambs, kids and calves must be born between 1st June to 31st July 2020.


School app

All school communication will now be coming to you via our school app. Please make sure you have downloaded it and contact the office if you are having any trouble logging in. If you need your login details to be resent to you, do not hesitate to get in touch so that we can help you out.


Family Zone update


  1. The school uses Family Zone as a filtering system. This is put onto our network and all our school owned devices are monitored. Any child who uses a school device is monitored by this system.

  2. Our Google domain (clevedonschool.co.nz) is also filtered. This means that any child who is logged into their school Google account (in or out of school) and uses this login to access anything inappropriate will be flagged on our system and we will alert you. 

  3. The school requires all personal devices (BYoD iPads) that are used at school to have the Family Zone Mobile app installed by Friday 3rd July. This is a requirement to keep all of our children safe at school.

  4. The BoT has generously funded for families to have the premium account. Due to the feedback we have received last week we are giving you until the end of term to opt out of this offer, if this is not something you would like at home. To be clear…this is not monitored by the school. This is for you to use at home to monitor your children’s internet as you see fit. Again, the school does not see anything that children are using at home. This is optional and you do not have to subscribe. You have until Friday 3rd July to let us know if you would like to opt out. Login information will be sent out to you after this date.


Request for resources from home

If you have any of the following items at home that you can spare, could you kindly bring them in for our year 7/8 students to use. Please have your child drop these off to room 1, 2 or 3. Thank you in advance for your help. 

  1. Washed 3L milk bottle for making microscope 

  2. Fresh avocado seed

  3. 1.5L soft drink bottles  

  4. Cardboard tubes for making telescopes

  5. Twice used cooking oil 


Kelly Club

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

Visit our Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information.

 

See below for next week’s timetable:


Term 2 week 7 notices and reminders

  • Monday - Our school app will be fully used. Whole school email communications cease. 

  • Thursday - Pizzas for lunch

  • Friday Freeze


Thank you

Thank you to all of you for the very smooth first week back at Alert Level 2. The morning drop offs and afternoon pick ups have been going very smoothly and we are grateful to you all for following our guidelines and ensuring you pick your children up promptly. 


Students have settled in beautifully and we are all very pleased to be back to doing what we love…teaching your children. 


Family Zone filtering clarification 

There appears to be some confusion about the Family Zone filtering system the school has introduced. Please accept our apologies for the confusion and we acknowledge the concerns raised. Hopefully the information below clarifies what we require as a school and what is offered for you as parents to opt into if you wish. 


  1. The school uses Family Zone as a filtering system. This is put onto our network and all our school owned devices are monitored. Any child who uses a school device is monitored by this system.

  2. Our Google domain (clevedonschool.co.nz) is also filtered. This means that any child who is logged into their school Google account (in or out of school) and uses this login to access anything inappropriate will be flagged on our system and we will alert you. 

  3. The school requires all personal devices that are used at school to have the Family Zone system installed. This means that all BYoD iPads must have the Family Zone app on them to be able to access our network at school. This is a requirement to keep all of our children safe. Please download the app in preparation and we will do the rest at school. 

    Click here to visit our Clevedon School Family Zone hub for instructions on how to download this app onto your child’s device.

  4. The BoT has generously funded for families to have the premium account should you wish to take up the offer. To be clear…this is not monitored by the school (unless a child is still logged into their school Google account and tries to access anything inappropriate). This is for you to use at home to monitor your children’s internet as you see fit. Again, the school does not see anything that children are using at home. This is optional and you do not have to subscribe. Ignore the May 22 deadline around this. You may have received an email from Family Zone this afternoon, if you do not wish to subscribe, please simply ignore it. Family Zone is not storing your details. 


What is filtered 

  • Adult content and pornography

  • Dating sites 

  • Substance abuse (alcohol, drugs, gambling) 

  • Social media (at school)


In summary

All BYoD iPads that your children use at school, must have the app to use their device at school. This is only monitored when they are accessing our network. If you want to subscribe to the premium account, you have an email informing you of how to do this. Those of you who are concerned or do not wish to take up the offer, please feel free to not subscribe to the premium account. Once again we acknowledge the concerns you have raised and apologise for the confusion.  


Reminder re sickness

Please remember that it is crucial children are not sent to school if they are displaying any symptoms. Please continue to be super vigilant about this. Our staff are keeping a close eye on any child that may present with anything during the day. 


Water bottles and food sharing 

Kindly send your children to school with a full water bottle to school each day. Water fountains can be used, but we would like to discourage this for now. Please also remind your children that they are not to share food at any time. This also includes bringing in cupcakes etc for birthdays for the time being. 


Lunch clubs

The following lunch clubs are on offer to our children until the end of term:

Monday:        Junior Coding Club with Miss McKeown

Tuesday:    Hip Hop with Miss Hinge

Wednesday:    Science Club with Mr Din

Thursday:    Enviro with Mrs Connolly and Mrs Saxton 


The library is open for browsing/borrowing/lego and games on:

Monday:        with Mrs Ferguson 

Wednesday:    with Mrs Ryan

Thursday:    with Mrs Boyle

Friday:        with Mrs Ferguson 


Request for resources from home

If you have any of the following items at home that you can spare, could you kindly bring them in for our year 7/8 students to use. Please have your child drop these off to room 1, 2 or 3. Thank you in advance for your help. 

  1. Washed 3L milk bottle for making microscope 

  2. Fresh avocado seed

  3. 1.5L soft drink bottles  

  4. Cardboard tubes for making telescopes

  5. Twice used cooking oil 


Kelly Club

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

Visit our Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information.

 

See below for next week’s timetable:




Term 2 week 6 notices and reminders

  • Monday - School opens. Gates open 8.30am

  • Thursday - Pizzas for lunch


Staffing Updates:

Over the course of the lockdown we have welcomed two new babies 

  • Lavinia and her husband Russell welcomed baby Lucan Macefield on 21st March. Mum and baby both doing well amidst the nappies and sleepless nights!

  • Jo Odds and her husband Greg Histon welcomed Jessica Histon on 29th April. Mum and baby doing well and enjoying the new normal for the family.

Upcoming babies….

As is normal for our school every year, we have pregnancy announcements. Mrs Jalena Eade (room 8)  is expecting her second baby in August and  Mrs Miering (room16) is expecting her second baby in late September. 

I am sure you will join with me in congratulating these teachers and wishing them all well in the upcoming months.

 

School app 

URGENT!!! Parent app - Have you downloaded the app yet? SPREAD THE WORD!

We are now in the process of launching our new parent communication app and in anticipation of this launch, we ask that parents ensure that they have downloaded the ‘@school Mobile’ app from Google Play or the Apple store. The purpose of this app is different from Seesaw, which shares students’ learning. The @school app will be used to send out all schoolwide information/communication/notices. Next week we will continue to send out any school communication via the app as well as email. From week 7, term 2 we will be sending all communication to you through the app only. This app will be our main mode of communication with you, so please do take the time to download this. Please click here to access our step by step guide.


Term 2 - Week 6

  • Communications will be doubled up and sent out on both the @school mobile app and by email

Term 2 - Week 7

  • All communication from the school will now come to parents and caregivers through @school mobile app

  • No email communication


Kelly Club

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

Visit our Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information.

 

See below for next week’s timetable:


Term 2 week 5 notices and reminders


URGENT!!! School app for parents - Have you downloaded the app yet? SPREAD THE WORD!

As you will be aware we were in the process of launching our new school app just before we went into level 4 lockdown. We made the decision to keep our communication coming to you via email, so that nobody missed any important information during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Next week we will be launching our parent communication app and in anticipation of this launch, we ask that parents ensure that they have downloaded the ‘@school Mobile’ app from Google Play or the Apple store. The purpose of this app is different from Seesaw, which shares students’ learning. The @school app will be used to send out all schoolwide information/communication/notices. From next week we will be sending out any school communication via the app as well as email and will continue to do so for 2 weeks. From week 7, term 2 we will be sending all communication to you through the app only. This app will be our main mode of communication with you, so please do take the time to download this. Please click here to access our step by step guide.


Term 2 - Week 5

  • Make sure you have downloaded the @school mobile app

  • Contact school office if you are having any issues

  • Ensure you have enabled notifications in the settings on the app

  • Communications will be doubled up and sent out on both the @school mobile app and by email

Term 2 - Week 6

  • Communications will be doubled up and sent out on both the @school mobile app and by email

Term 2 - Week 7

  • All communication from the school will now come to parents and caregivers through @school mobile app

  • No email communication


Online learning reminders 

Thank you to all of you who are working hard to support your children’s learning, while juggling work and other children. We understand the challenges that this has and is presenting for you. 


Most of our children in year 3-8 should by now be managing most things independently. If we could kindly ask you to do a few reminders about the following, that would be helpful for our teachers:


  • Quality over quantity - teachers are noticing many children rushing through all the activities and not completing any to a standard teachers know they are capable of. We would prefer quality work over having completed all the tasks in a rushed manner. 

  • Writing as a major focus - Our major learning focus across all teams is writing and you will have noticed teachers differentiating lessons and inviting groups of children to attend lessons online at different times during the week. Please encourage your child to attend these meetings and complete the set tasks associated with the lesson. This should take priority over all the other learning. Please help your child timetable when their meeting is and ensure they attend. 

  • Daily screencast - Please support/remind your child to watch the screencast each day. This is a video sent to the class early in the morning with the teacher explaining the day’s work. This answers many of the questions children have. If you are not sure how to access this daily screencast, please ask your teacher.

  • Google Hangouts - Teachers are online most of the day and can be contacted by your child on Hangouts. If your child is in year 3-8 please encourage them to connect with their teacher and their other classmates. 

  • Perseverance - We know that as time goes on, keeping motivation up with online learning is getting harder for some children. Please continue to encourage your child as much you can. If they need any help or some extra encouragement, please contact your child’s teacher. 

  • Year 0-2 children - we fully understand  that our younger pupils require a lot more parent input and we appreciate how tricky this may be. Please manage as much or as little as you can. There is no pressure for you to do all the activities. 


Again, our teachers are available during the week and are more than happy to support. 


Term 1 week 8 notices and reminders

  • Tuesday - Football Funday CANCELLED

  • Thursday - Pizza in the Playground 

  • Friday - Friday Freeze

  • Friday - Easter Mufti Day

 

Easter Mufti Day

Just a reminder, mufti day will be held on Friday 27 March. We kindly ask that the children bring in an Easter item to be included in our Easter Baskets for our Easter Raffle. Easter eggs, Easter Merchandise, etc…anything that would be fun to receive in an Easter Basket would be awesome to bring along.

Please deliver to the school hall before school on Friday morning.


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:

Activity Plan - Radical Robots (All Ages Combined).pdf


URGENT!!! Parent app - Have you downloaded the app yet? SPREAD THE WORD!

Next week we will be launching our parent communication app and in anticipation of this launch, we ask that parents download the ‘@school Mobile’ app from Google Play or the Apple store. The purpose of this app is different from Seesaw, which shares students’ learning. The @school app will be used to send out all schoolwide information/communication/notices. From term 2, the app will be our main mode of communication with you, so please do take the time to download this. Login details will be emailed out on Tuesday next week, so please make sure your email addresses are correct at the office. Please click here to access our step by step guide.

Howick College enrolment information evening

Please click on the link below to see details:

Information Evening and enrolment meetings 2021.pdf


Term 1 week 7 notices and reminders

  • Wednesday - Papakura netball trials for girls years 5-8

  • Thursday - Pizza in the Playground 

  • Thursday- Kauri and Kowhai Swimming Carnivals

  • Friday - Friday Freeze

  • Friday- Pohutukawa and Totara Swimming Carnivals

  • Friday - House Mufti Day 

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


URGENT!!! Parent app - Have you downloaded the app yet? SPREAD THE WORD!

Next week we will be launching our parent communication app and in anticipation of this launch, we ask that parents download the ‘@school Mobile’ app from Google Play or the Apple store. The purpose of this app is different from Seesaw, which shares students’ learning. The @school app will be used to send out all schoolwide information/communication/notices. From term 2, the app will be our main mode of communication with you, so please do take the time to download this. Login details will be emailed out on Tuesday next week, so please make sure your email addresses are correct at the office. Please click here to access our step by step guide.


Term 1 - Week 7

  • Make sure you have downloaded the @school mobile app

  • Ensure you have enabled notifications in the settings on the app

  • TUESDAY - logins will be sent to parents/caregivers’ email addresses - You will only have 24 hours to activate your account.

Term 1 - Week 8

  • Communications will be sent out by email as per usual

Term 1 - Week 9

  • Communications will be doubled up and sent out on both the @school mobile app and by email

Term 1 - Week 10

  • Communications will be doubled up and sent out on both the @school mobile app and by email

Term 2 - Week 1

  • All communication from the school will now come to parents and caregivers through @school mobile app

  • No email communication


Seesaw for schools

Seesaw is a way of sharing what your child is learning at school. You can access your child's journal any time via the Seesaw for Families app that you can download onto your smartphone. For more information about how to connect, contact your child's teacher. If you are connected there are a couple of ways you can interact with your child's profile. You can like their work, leave a comment or leave a voice comment. Some tips on what a good comment might look like:

Comments to help us learn something new; Can you tell me more about... I am curious about... I wish I understood why...

Comments that build each other up; This was interesting to me because... I think you did a great job because... I really liked .. about your post because... 

 

House Mufti

On Friday 20 March (next week) is our annual house mufti. Students are to come dressed in house colours. Gold coin donation. This mufti supports the purchase of house costumes for House Spirit Day. The proceeds are split across the four houses. Thank you for your support with this event. 


House Spirit Day

SPIRIT DAY is on its way! Students have started working with their house leaders to develop their spirit day items. Spirit day this year is on Thursday 9 April (last day of term) from 9:30 am. All are welcome to attend. If you wish to have some fun, how about dressing up in your child’s house colour?  Spirit day is led by our house leaders and is an event that helps develop house spirit and the performing arts here at Clevedon School along with our 6Cs and virtues. There will be a modified timetable for the day and the Spirit Day activities start at 9:30am with a chant filled march/dance/walk around the block to the hall. We ask that if you need your child for appointments etc., to please arrange to collect them from school after 12.00pm, not during the Spirit Day event. Thank you and we look forward to seeing you if you can make it.


ECCS Soccer Funday Y5, 6,7 and 8 only

Thank you to those who have already completed the KINDO process. The option on KINDO will close at midnight on Sunday 15th so if you still want to register please go onto KINDO asap and complete the permissions.

 

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. If you are not able to come along, but are able to help provide morning tea for the workers this would be appreciated. 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!


Head lice warning

Head lice are very common at all schools, especially amongst young children who are in close proximity to one another.  Control of head lice depends on prompt diagnosis and effective treatment. Your help in inspecting your child’s hair and treating it promptly should you find head lice is much appreciated. If your child has open wounds on their head from scratching, you will need to take them to see your GP to avoid infection


Photolife Information Sheet

These will be sent home with your child today.  School photos will be done on Tuesday 31st March.  


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:

Activity Plan - International Sports (All Ages Combined) (1).pdf

 

A message from Disability Connect: Whanau discussion meeting - disability sector

Families/parents/whanau are encouraged to come along to a discussion meeting. We want to hear, share and learn how to work better together. Our vision is to create connections, awareness and understanding amongst the community of the disability sector in central and east Auckland. There is a whole disability sector out there with experience and expertise that can help your families. At earlier meetings with disability organisations and schools across Auckland it was identified that relationships and opportunities to connect with each other are key to knowing who, what and how we can all work better together. It is important to recognise that families/whanau are an integral part of the disability community so we would like to hear your views on how we can work better together in the disability sector. Please join us for this discussion meeting. You are invited to attend a discussion Any enquiries can be directed to Marian 027 270 4668 RSVP to: admin@disabilityconnect.org.nz by 27th March 2020.


Term 1 week 6 notices and reminders

  • Wednesday - Gardasil Dose 1 and Boostrix immunisations (year 8s)

  • Thursday - Pizza in the Playground 

  • Friday - Friday Freeze

Coronavirus update 

Please note that we closely monitor the Ministry of Health website to stay updated with developments so that new protocols can be promptly introduced if required and will take action accordingly. In the meantime we are focusing on teaching our students preventative measures as per MoH and MoE advice:


Handwashing to prevent spread 

All schools and early learning services are still in the Keep it Out phase of a pandemic plan. The preventative measures that the Ministry of Health is encouraging schools and early learning services to practice are those of good hygiene, which include:

  • Washing hands with soap and water before and after eating as well as after attending the toilet

  • Covering coughs and sneezes with clean tissues or with an elbow

  • Putting used tissues in the bin

  • Encouraging staff and students to stay home if they are unwell

 

You will be aware that advice from MoH asks everyone to wash your hands often and thoroughly with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, making sure you dry them thoroughly. Singing Happy Birthday twice, slowly should take about 20 seconds. To assist with this messaging, there are a couple of useful videos from the National Health Service (UK) that might help teach good hand washing techniques:

 

Rather than 'Happy Birthday' twice slowly, the challenge you might set is to work out what song children and students could sing along to for 20 seconds. 


Wonder Project Rocket Challenge 2020

Our Kauri students and those who work with Mr Din have an opportunity to explore Newton’s three laws of motion in the context of rockets. We just need your help. If you are, or know of, an expert who could help us out, please click here: https://bit.ly/2TlukZ2 


Class ambassadors

Thanks so much to everyone who has volunteered so far. We have almost every room covered now - except for Rooms 2, 3 and 9. So this is a final desperate plea for any volunteers for those last remaining classrooms please! Please email catherinewebsternz@hotmail.com. Once we have all rooms covered we'll get together, have a wine and make a plan for the year. Thank you for your support.


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


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.


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.  

 

PTFA

Thank you to all parents who made it along to our PTFA AGM this week. We are looking forward to bringing you a memorable year of activities including: 

  • A parents’ event / Speaker series

  • A children’s event

  • Ag day bake stall etc

  • Christmas lights

  • Raffles

  • Sausage sizzles

However, we do need your help and support in making these events happen. So if you would like to be involved in helping create these events, please feel free to email Summer on summerdeverell@gmail.com and she is happy to discuss with you what it involves. It’s a great way to meet other parents…while at the same time making a difference to our school. We would love to have you on board!


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:

Activity Plan - Furry Friends (All Ages Combined).pdf


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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