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Term 3, week 10 notices and reminders

  • Rāpare - Pizza in the playground

  • Rāpare - Last day for ordering calendar art (see below)

  • Rāmere - Last day of term 3


Art Calendars 2020 - URGENT

Thursday next week, 24th September, is the last day for ordering calendars, diaries, notebooks and mouse-mats featuring your child's artwork.  Please visit kindo to place your orders as soon as possible. There will be no re-ordering opportunity next term unlike previous years, so this cut off date is your last chance. All proceeds go towards resources for the school.  Thank you for your continued support.

 

End of Term Friday 25th September

Please note that we will be finishing school at the same times as we have been since we have returned to school, due to our gate and bus issues. Please keep to our “new normal” procedures and times. Have a great holiday.


Teacher only day-postponed

The senior leadership team has made the decision to postpone our planned teacher only day on the 23rd October until next year (2021).

The primary teachers collective agreement has given provision for eight teacher only days over the three years of our collective and 2020 was one year of the three. We have used two this year already and even though this is an entitlement for teachers, we do believe that with all the lockdown interruptions we owe it to our students and parents to have our children at school for the rest of this year. Thankyou for your understanding with this.


A big thank you

Athletics training is now underway and our long jump pit is in much need of a little extra sand. An approach was made to Todd Wheeler and Callum McCallum to purchase and transport some fresh sand, both these gentlemen are supplying and transporting it for free. Thank you for your support, it is not the first time you have helped us out.


Weet-bix Tryathlon

Registrations are now open. For all information please follow the link here and to register today use this Clevedon School. Click here to register. For any school related related questions please contact Stacey Rowe srowe@clevedonschool.co.nz


Kelly Club

Kelly Club Clevedon has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

See click on the link for next week’s timetable… Week 10 timetable

Click on the link for the school holiday timetable October School Holiday Program



Term 3, week 9 notices and reminders

  • Monday - Maori language week begins

  • Tuesday - Gardasil dose 2 vaccination (year 8s) 

  • Thursday - Pizza in the playground

  • Friday - Athon prize winners announced


Maori language week

Next week we are celebrating Maori language week. Students have been doing lots of great learning in te reo Maori, including learning their mihi and singing waiata. Learning will be shared on Seesaw so keep an eye out!


Planning for classes in 2021

We are beginning to plan for 2021 and no need to know if you are not planning on returning to Clevedon School next year. In particular, if your child is in year 7/8 next year and is not returning as we are planning for camp early in term 1. Please call Karen or email execassistant@clevedonschool.co.nz know as soon as possible if your child/ren are not going to be with us in 2021.


Fundraising for the school

Icon trees are holding the biggest sale ever from 18 -19 September with 5% of the value of the trees that you buy going to our school. Please click here for the flyer.


Geography knowledge-athon

Sponsorship forms and money were due back at school today. Currently we have received forms and money or bank deposits from 150 out of our 400 students. We are not yet at half the school with returned fundraising.

if you have not yet sent this in please remember to get this in by next week. We ask that all families get behind this event and help us to continue to make our school the best it can be. We will be using the funds to support our classroom resources for teaching and learning.


If you are sending in cash, please have it in an envelope or bag, clearly labelled with your child’s name. This can be given to your child’s teacher. 


Alternatively you can pay via the school account, using the following details: Children can bring the money into school with the sponsorship form next week and give it to their class teacher. Alternatively, you can pay directly into the school bank account, using the details below:

Bank account details: 12-3031-0703239-00

Reference details: Your child’s name and class number e.g. John S Room 5


Thank you for getting behind this fundraiser. 


Kelly Club

Kelly Club Clevedon has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

Click on the link for next week’s timetable: Week 9 Term 3 timetable

Click on the link for the school holiday timetable for the next school holidays: October School Holiday Program


Term 3, week 8 notices and reminders

  • Monday - Hearing and vision testing

  • Thursday - Pizza in the Playground

  • Friday - Daffodil Day Mufti (optional)

  • Friday - Athon sponsorship money due in

  • Friday - Pie day 



School App

It has come to our attention that the school app has ‘timed out’ on some people’s devices. If this happens, you may not know that a notification has come through from the school. Please take the time to check your app and ensure you are still logged in. The developers have now fixed a glitch, so that from now the app does not do this, however, this change will only apply when you next log into the app. We recommend you check your app today. If you are logged out, log back in. If you are still logged in, you may like to log out and log in so that the changes apply. 


Geography knowledge-athon

There was much excitement around our geography knowledge-athon testing today! Please check in with your child to see how they have done. 


Sponsorship forms and money will be due back at school on Friday 11 September. Please remember to keep collecting sponsors. We ask that all families get behind this event and help us to continue to make our school the best it can be. We will be using the funds to support our classroom resources for teaching and learning.


If you are sending in cash, please have it in an envelope or bag, clearly labelled with your child’s name. This can be given to your child’s teacher. 


Alternatively you can pay via the school account, using the following details: Children can bring the money into school with the sponsorship form next week and give it to their class teacher. Alternatively, you can pay directly into the school bank account, using the details below:

Bank account details: 12-3031-0703239-00

Reference details: Your child’s name and class number e.g. John S Room 5


Thank you for getting behind this fundraiser. 


Daffodil Day

We are celebrating Daffodil Day a little late this year on Friday 11 September. All students are invited to wear something yellow on this day. If students would like to contribute a gold coin to this cause they are welcome to do so, however it is optional. Our student council representatives will be collecting donations next week from the front and back gates in the mornings and afternoons. We also have some awesome Daffodil Day stick on tattoos to hand out this year in place of the traditional pin on flowers.  


Hot chocolates 

Our enviro leaders are still running their hot chocolate fundraising initiative this term. All teams welcome Monday-Friday from 8:30-8:55am, first in first served. Please try and bring gold coins rather than notes if you can. Hot chocolates are $2 each and come with 2 marshmallows. Go through room 2 to the back room to order and collect. 


Ag Day

Please click on this link for an agriculture day update.

 

BoT newsletter 

Please click on this link to view the latest newsletter from our Board of Trustees. 


Health curriculum survey 

An important part of our community consultation is our annual health consultation - please see the link here to our survey. We would very much appreciate you taking the time to complete this as it assists us in developing our local curriculum to meet the needs in this community. Your thoughts and feedback is so very much appreciated.


Art calendars 2020

Your children have been busy creating some beautiful artwork to be published into calendars, cards, diaries, sketch pads and mouse mats. These make wonderful gifts for family and friends. Please go to your Kindo account and order yours today.


Kelly Club

Kelly Club Clevedon has an awesome before and after school programme onsite at our school. Visit the Kelly Club page on our website for more information about what the programme looks like and booking information. 

See click on the link for next week’s timetable… Week 8 Term 3 timetable


Weet-bix Tryathlon
This year the Weet-bix Tryathlon will be held at  Mountfort Park at the Manurewa Aquatic Centre

Wednesday, 2 December 2020, Registrations will be opening Friday 11th September, if you would like to register as a participant you can do so by following this link. https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx?E=40590&G=118389


Twilight Road Upgrades

P & I Pascoe have notified us that there will be a full road closure on Twilight Road from 7 September to 7 October 2020 for construction work. Only residents within the closed road will have access at all times



Term 3, week 7 notices and reminders

  • Monday - Return to school (Alert level 2)

  • Thursday - Pizza in the Playground

  • Friday - Geography knowledge-athon testing day


School App

It has come to our attention that the school app has ‘timed out’ on some people’s devices. If this happens, you may not know that a notification has come through from the school. Please take the time to check your app and ensure you are still logged in. The developers have now fixed a glitch, so that from now the app does not do this, however, this change will only apply when you next log into the app. We recommend you check your app today. If you are logged out, log back in. If you are still logged in, you may like to log out and log in so that the changes apply. 


Geography knowledge-athon

Due to the impact of the lockdown we have moved the testing day out by a week. It will now take place on Friday 4 September. Sponsorship forms and money will be due back at school on Friday 11 September. Please remember to keep collecting sponsors. We ask that all families get behind this event and help us to continue to make our school the best it can be. We will be using the funds to support our classroom resources for teaching and learning.


Art calendars 2020

Your children have been busy creating some beautiful artwork to be published into calendars, cards, diaries, sketch pads and mouse mats. These make wonderful gifts for family and friends. Please go to your Kindo account and order your's today.

 

Pizza in the playground

This fundraising option was affected by the lockdown. Week 4, 5 and 6 pizza orders remain in the system and we have had confirmation they can be moved and fulfilled in weeks 1, 2 and 3 of term 4. All families who ordered pizza for weeks 4, 5 and 6 of term 3 will be contacted by the school office in the coming days.  

 

Friday pie day

This was scheduled for Friday 14 August but was put on hold due to the level 3 restrictions. We are happy to confirm that the pies will now be delivered on Friday 11 September. The orders from previous weeks will be rolled over to this new date. The school office will make contact with those of you that did place an order previously. If you missed the chance to place an order last time it is available now on Kindo.

 

Health curriculum survey 

An important part of our community consultation is our annual health consultation - please see the link here to our survey. We would very much appreciate you taking the time to complete this as it assists us in developing our local curriculum to meet the needs in this community. Your thoughts and feedback is so very much appreciated.

 

Photolife photos

Due to the recent Alert Level 3 restrictions our booking has been rescheduled. It has been confirmed for Tuesday 24 November. We will send a reminder closer to the date.


Bus Driver Needed

Are you a licenced bus driver?  Would you be interested in taking over our North Rd and Tourist Rd bus routes before and after school? Call the office if you would like any more information.

 

Scholastic orders

Thank you to all parents who purchased books through Scholastic. We have been advised that all orders will be held at the Scholastic warehouse until we move back to level 2. No further orders will be able to be made for Issue 5 now.


Term 3, week 4 notices and reminders

  • Thursday - Pizzas for lunch

  • Thursday - Whole school assembly 2pm

  • Friday- Ag day registrations close

  • Friday - Second hand uniform shop open 8:30am

  • Friday Pie Day


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. Registrations close Friday 14th August at 4pm. Click on this link and go to registrations.  

 

Jesters Pies

This has been a successful fundraising effort and we thank you for your support. We will run ‘Friday pie-day’ again on Friday the 14th August. The event is open on Kindo now.


STEM lab

In the STEM lab, we are looking for donations of loose parts such as egg cartons, wire, untreated timber, leftover party decorations etc. If you have any you would be able to send in, please drop them off on a Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday to the STEM lab, (next to Pod3). Also, if you have any old tools or baking equipment that is safe to still use and that you would be willing to donate, please contact Katie McAra: kmcara@clevedonschool.co.nz 


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:

Week 4, term 3 timetable


Papakura High School

There will be an enrolment Information Evening held in the school hall at Papakura High School for all those interested in enrolling in 2021 on Wednesday 12 August at 5:15pm–7:00 pm. Please click here for the flyer.


Digital scholarships-The Board of Trustees of Papakura High School is offering five Digital Scholarships to

deserving Year 9 students for 2021.The recipients of the Digital Scholarship will each receive a Chromebook.

The conditions for the application are explained in this letter.


Term 3, week 3 notices and reminders

  • Monday - Keeping ourselves safe lessons start

  • Monday- Agriculture day information 9.15am

  • Tuesday - Trees for survival planting day

  • Thursday - Pizzas for lunch

  • Thursday - ECCS cross country

  • Friday - Friday Freeze


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.  Registrations open on Monday 3rd August at 9am. Click on this link and go to registrations.  There will be an information assembly in the hall at 9.15am on Monday for any new families or students needing advice.


Click here to find out more about our Ag day photo competition.





Geography Knowledge-Athon 

Each year Clevedon School hosts a fundraiser. This year’s ‘athon’ is a fun way of encouraging our students to build their knowledge of geography, while helping to raise money for our school. As part of the Geography knowledge-athon each team in the school has developed a set of questions for their students to learn.


Due to the ongoing impact of covid-19, our school needs to raise even more funds to help us provide for our students. We ask that all families get behind this event and help us to continue to make our school the best it can be. We will be using the funds to support our classroom resources for teaching and learning.


The questions and sponsor cards have been sent home now, so please remember to get practising and collecting sponsors.


Please click here to access our Geography Knowledge-athon page on our website.


Hot chocolates 

Our enviro leaders are still running their hot chocolate fundraising initiative this term. All teams welcome Monday-Friday from 8:30-8:55am, first in first served. Please try and bring gold coins rather than notes if you can. Hot chocolates are $2 each and come with 2 marshmallows. Go through room 2 to the back room to order and collect. 


Entertainment digital memberships

We are selling ‘Entertainment digital memberships’ as a fundraising initiative. Please click here to find out how to get yours today.


Term 3 week 2 notices and reminders

  • Tuesday - Matariki assembly 10am

  • Tuesday - Keeping ourselves safe parent meeting 2:15pm

  • Thursday - Pizzas for lunch

  • Friday - Friday Freeze

  • Friday - Second hand uniform shop open 8:30am


Keeping ourselves safe parent meeting - Tuesday 28 July

In weeks 3-7, we will be teaching the NZ Police programme ‘Keeping ourselves safe’ across the school. We will be working alongside Constable Michelle Hunt who will help us to deliver lessons in each classroom. We will be holding a parent meeting led by Constable Michelle Hunt, to share what is covered in this programme. It is advised that parents attend this meeting if you have not had experience with this programme in the past as it does cover some sensitive topics and you will need to be prepared for any discussions and questions your children might bring home to you.

Please click here to find out more information.

 

Matariki assembly- Tuesday 28 July

Over the last few school weeks of school, our students have been learning about Matariki. We will be holding an assembly on Tuesday 28th July at 10am in the hall to celebrate Matariki as a school, share some songs and our Senior Kapahaka group will also be performing. Our students have created artworks in their classrooms to share with their parents and caregivers after the assembly. We would like to extend an invitation to all families to come along to our school assembly and afterwards return to classrooms to view the artworks our students have created. You are also welcome to stay for morning tea with your children. We hope to see you there.


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.  Registrations will open on Monday 3rd August at 9am.

Ag day preparations are well under way with the committee busy behind the scene with preparations. They are working through the planning and resources and have found this year that sponsorship is understandably low given the current climate. The committee is seeking Ring and General sponsors. For families new to Clevedon school, this is a very popular community event open to locals, friends and family. Although this year it will be scaled down with only calves, lambs and kids.   

Ring sponsorship is at a cost of $500 and we have a number of spaces left. With each major sponsorship your business will be promoted with signage on a ring i.e. lambs, kids etc. We are also open to further promotion requests e.g banner branding etc. Please email kirstyfawdray@gmail.com to put forward your plans, we will always try to accommodate your wishes. 

We are also seeking general sponsorship with donations in the vicinity of $50 +. Sponsorship donations are utilised for all of the day to day operations that make the event happen, leading up to and on the day. These sponsors will also be promoted.

All sponsorship is gratefully received by the Ag Day Committee.


Geography knowledge-athon 

All children were given their sponsor forms to take home yesterday. Please remind your child/ren to practice the questions at home using the slideshows below and take the time to sign up sponsors before the big day. Each team has a different set of questions to learn. Please click here to find out more information.


Jesters Pies

We are excited to confirm that our trial run will go ahead on Friday July 31st.  All orders need to be made via Kindo.  The Kindo service will be open from Saturday 25th July.   


VR goggles - calling for old smartphones

The school has been lucky enough to receive a set of 15 VR goggles. These require a smartphone that has the ability to upload some VR apps. An iPhone or Android phone will work. If you have an old one lying around that you no longer require and would like to donate to this cause, can you please email Samantha on smckeown@clevedonschool.co.nz, or drop it off to the office, with the charger.


Term 3 lunch clubs

We are pleased to offer the following lunch clubs to our students this term:

Monday: Coding club with Miss McKeown, Dodgeball with Mr Morgan, Library open with Mrs Ferguson

Tuesday: Hip hop with Miss Hinge

Wednesday: Lego club and library open with Mrs Ryan, Kids for kids choir with Mrs Park

Thursday: Lego club and library open with Mrs Boyle, Enviro with Mrs Connolly and Mrs Saxton

Friday: Library open with Mrs Ferguson, Dodgeball with Mr Morgan 


Term 3 week 1 notices and reminders

  • Monday - First day of term 3

  • Thursday - Pizzas for lunch

  • Friday - Friday Freeze


As we come to the end of what has been a very long and difficult term for everyone in our community,  I want to thank you all for your support and assistance as we have navigated our covid-19 return to school and now our road works around the gates. Please do have a wonderful break with your families and take the time to get out and about and enjoy our beautiful countryside. 


Staffing update 

This week we farewelled Mr Melvin Din, who is off to do wonderful things at MIT. Mr Din has been with us for 6.5 years, mostly working with our year 7/8 students and will be missed. 


We have employed Mrs Katie McAra to take Melvin’s place starting in term 3. Katie comes to us with a lot of experience as a classroom teacher and has a passion for and experience teaching STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).


Today is Mrs Eade’s last day and we wish her all the best with the arrival of baby number 2. We can’t wait to see photos and have cuddles! Miss Taylor has been spending a lot of time with Mrs Eade co-teaching in room 8 to ensure a smooth transition and will be in there full time next term. 


Keeping ourselves safe

In term 3 we will be teaching the NZ Police programme ‘Keeping ourselves safe’ across the school. We will be working alongside Constable Michelle Hunt who will help us to deliver lessons in each classroom. We will be holding a parent meeting led by Constable Michelle Hunt, to share what is covered in this programme.

Please click here to find out more information.


Jesters Pies

We are happy to advise that we will be trialling ‘Friday Pie-day’ here at Clevedon School. Our trial will start in term 3 on Friday July 31 (week 2). Not only do our children get to enjoy tasty warm pies, but our school will benefit from the fundraising effort and will receive $2 from every pie sold. All purchases can be made via Kindo and we will update you closer to the date, how to purchase pies. For now, pies will be available every fortnight for term 3. Pizzas will continue every Thursday as normal.


Entertainment Book 2020 - Digital membership

Please support our school with this easy fundraiser. You can now buy online at www.entertainmentbook.co.nz and click on the ‘Buy a membership today’ link. Memberships cost $69.99 for a 14 month membership. Fill in all your details and click ‘next’, which takes you to the fundraising page, nominate ‘Clevedon School’. By doing this you will donate $14 to the school for every book.


Geography Knowledge-Athon 

Each year Clevedon School hosts a fundraiser. This year’s ‘athon’ is a fun way of encouraging our students to build their knowledge of geography, while helping to raise money for our school. As part of the Geography knowledge-athon each team in the school has developed a set of questions for their students to learn.


Due to the ongoing impact of covid-19, our school needs to raise even more funds to help us provide for our students. We ask that all families get behind this event and help us to continue to make our school the best it can be. We will be using the funds to support our classroom resources for teaching and learning.


The questions and sponsor cards will be coming out in week 1 of next term. How many of the answers will you know?! 


Enrolment for 2021

Have you enrolled your child for 2021? It's that time of the year when we start looking at next year's enrolment forecast and plan for class numbers and staffing. Can you please email Karen Pallister on execassistant@clevedonschool.co.nz if your child is due to start school next year, and you are unsure as to whether they are on our list for new entrants. 


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.


Family Zone Premium accounts

As you will be aware, the BoT has generously funded for all Clevedon families to have the premium Family Zone account for use at home. You will receive login details today from Family Zone to set up your family accounts, if you choose to set this up. This is optional, you do not have to sign up to this. Just ignore the email that comes out to you if you do not wish to set up an account.

This app will enable you to:

  • Monitor your child/ren’s internet use outside of school hours; These filters are set and monitored by you, the parent/caregiver, not the school.

  • You can filter the internet (e.g. block adult content) and apply routines (e.g. study and sleep times) on up to 6 devices. Additional devices can be controlled through an extension pack. Find out more about this in your Family Zone account.

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:

Timetable for week 1, term 3


Term 2 week 12 notices and reminders

  • M, T, W, Th - Hot chocolates for sale $2 - all teams welcome each day, first in first served 8:30am-8:55am. Line up by the front/side car park gate or ask in room 2.

  • Thursday - Science Roadshow

  • Thursday - Pizzas for lunch

  • Thursday- Ag day AGM-3.15

  • Friday - Friday Freeze

  • Friday - Last day of term 2


End of Term Friday 3rd July

Please note that we will be finishing school at the same times as we have been since we have returned to school, due to our gate and bus issues. Please keep to our “ new normal” procedures and times.

Have a great holiday.


Enrolment for 2021

Have you enrolled your child for 2021? It's that time of the year when we start looking at next year's enrolment forecast and plan for class numbers and staffing. Can you please email Karen Pallister on execassistant@clevedonschool.co.nz if your child is due to start school next year, and you are unsure as to whether they are on our list for new entrants. 


If you know anyone new to our Clevedon community who has a preschool aged child, please ask them to contact us here at school and ensure their child is on our enrolment list for next year. 


Science Roadshow 

If your child is in the Pohutukawa, Kauri or Kōwhai teams, please click here to find out about the Science Roadshow that is coming up later this term. If you are keen for your child to attend this show, please go to Kindo to pay by Friday 26 June.


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:

Week 12 timetable

Holiday programme

 

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.


Sports camp - years 7/8

‘Find your field of dreams’ is a sports camp that is offered to our year 7 and 8 students. Please click here for more information.

Term 2 week 11 notices and reminders

  • M, T, W, Th - Hot chocolates for sale $2 

  • Tuesday - Cross country day - see below for approximate timings

  • Thursday - Digital citizenship day

  • Thursday - Pizzas for lunch

  • Friday Freeze


Enrolment for 2021

Have you enrolled your child for 2021? It's that time of the year when we start looking at next year's enrolment forecast and plan for class numbers and staffing. Can you please email Karen Pallister on execassistant@clevedonschool.co.nz if your child is due to start school next year, and you are unsure as to whether they are on our list for new entrants. 


If you know anyone new to our Clevedon community who has a preschool aged child, please ask them to contact us here at school and ensure their child is on our enrolment list for next year. 


School App - Notifications turned on

Please ensure that you go into the settings of the school app and enable notifications, so that you will be notified when new content is available to view. 


Covid-19 Ministry update

This week all schools have received guidelines for managing student/staff illness and suspected or confirmed cases of covid-19 in our communities. As the depth of winter is upon us, we all need to continue to be vigilant regarding this area and we ask for your support as we keep Clevedon School and wider community safe. Please note the instructions below from the Ministry of Education and Health.


What happens if you have a confirmed case?

Should this situation arise, the Ministry of Education and ARPHS will provide practical support and advice on

managing this person’s isolation and return, and identifying and quarantining their close contacts.


We will ring you if you have a CONFIRMED case. Your school will be required to close for 72 hours to collate

close contact information and for cleaning before reopening.


What to do with students sick at school?

If you have a sick student at school with an acute respiratory illness, including one or more COVID-19

symptoms – fever, cough, runny nose, sore throat, loss of smell, or shortness of breath - you will need to

isolate them in a separate room, until they can be collected by their parents or caregiver. Please ask if there is

any known reason why the student might have these symptoms, e.g. allergies, asthma etc.

Please encourage anyone who is sick with COVID-19 symptoms (or their parents) to ring Healthline 0800 358

5453 or contact their GP for advice on being assessed and tested.

With winter here, anyone unwell in your school community should stay home until their symptoms have

gone. We appreciate schools’ efforts promoting hand washing as this is effective in preventing all infectious

diseases, including COVID-19.


Cross Country  

Our school cross country is being held on Tuesday 23 June (save day Thursday 25 June). This year, the event is modified and will be entirely run on the school grounds due to the roadworks outside the school. Each team will run their own races at set times on that day. Below are the approximate start times for each team’s races. 

  • Totara team - 1:45pm 

  • Pohutukawa team - 12:15pm

  • Kauri team - 11:30am

  • Kōwhai team - 10am 


Your support in ensuring your child comes to school with their Clevedon School P.E. uniform and running shoes with a large packed lunch and full drink bottle are appreciated.


Science Roadshow 

If your child is in the Pohutukawa, Kauri or Kōwhai teams, please click here to find out about the Science Roadshow that is coming up later this term. If you are keen for your child to attend this show, please go to Kindo to pay for it by Friday 26 June.


Jesters Pie

Jesters Pies are coming Term 3!  Watch this space for finer details to come.


Digital Citizenship day

Next Thursday we will be holding a digital citizenship day at school. Our teachers will be explicitly teaching what it means to be a good digital citizen at an age appropriate level. Please see below for the areas of learning each team will be covering:


Team

Lesson focus:

Totara (year 1/2)

  • Respect for the devices and how we care for them

  • Keeping our passwords safe and private

  • The awareness of having a ‘digital footprint’ (introduction)

  • What we search is relevant to our learning and we only go on the apps that the teacher has set for us

  • How to log ourselves on and off the devices

Pohutukawa (year 2/3/4)

  • ‘Digital footprint’ - Understanding that what we do online is seen by others far and wide and that it can stays there forever

  • Respectful communication - Group chats, messaging etc. 

  • Privacy - Seeking others’ permission to take their photo or use their work

  • Integrity - on and offline 

  • Clarifying and reinforcing classroom expectations for device use 

Kauri (year 5/6)

  • ‘Digital footprint’ - Understanding that what we do online is seen by others far and wide and that it can stays there forever

  • What is respectful and appropriate communication? 

  • What to do when things go wrong (seeking help).

  • What are my rights and responsibilities? - the school’s ‘responsible use agreement’.

  • How do I know what information to trust (critical thinking)?

  • Introduction to plagiarism (academic honesty, summarising not copying and pasting etc).

Kōwhai (year 7/8)

  • Clarifying expectations around our BYOD and Responsible Use Agreement

  • ‘Digital footprint’ - Understanding that what we do online is seen by others far and wide and that it can stays there forever

  • Understanding the purpose of digital technology in the classroom and using the Digital Curriculum in our learning

  • Positive interactions online (group chats, messaging, emails) and with each other face to face - body language, respect, tone of voice, tact, asking permission 



Papakura High School - Enrolment information evening

Papakura High School Enrolment Information Evening will be held on Wednesday 12 August from 5pm in the School Hall. Students and their parents and caregivers will be given a guided tour of the school and the opportunity to meet and talk to some of our staff  to answer many of the questions that parents and students may have.

Papakura High School Enrolment Evening

Due to the popularity and success of our 'Introduction to Papakura High School Day' last year, we will be holding a similar event again this year. Instead of holding an Open Day as well as the Intro to High School Day, we will be combining the two events into one day. This will be held on Tuesday 8 December.

Papakura High School Open day


Former staff member

It is with sadness that we advise Mrs Joy Morris-Jones, a former teacher aid at Clevedon School (Stoddard House) passed away on Monday morning at Radius Rimu Park Hospital care in Whangarei. Her funeral will be held at the Dargaville Lighthouse Church (next to the Dargaville Maritime Museum), Dargaville on Saturday 20 June at 11am.


Keen gardeners needed

We are wondering whether there are any keen gardeners in the community who would like to become friends of the school and donate a few days a month to helping us get our school gardens looking proud. We would love to welcome you onsite if you have some time, energy and expertise to donate to our children. Please contact the school if you are interested.


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 click here for next week's timetable.


Term 2 week 10 notices and reminders

  • Wednesday - 3 Way Conferences 

  • Thursday - 3 Way Conferences 

  • Thursday - Pizzas for lunch

  • Friday Freeze


URGENT - 3 way conferences - 17 & 18 June

Kindly ensure you have booked an appointment for each of your children. Instructions for how to do this are on this letter. We would appreciate you making as much effort to be available on one of these two days as it is hard for our teachers to fit in other appointments on alternate days. Please remember that you can opt to have your meeting via Zoom if getting to school is a barrier. 


Jammies in June 

Next Friday (19 June)  we will have a PJ mufti day to support the Middlemore Foundation with their Jammies in June appeal. Jammies in June is now in its eighth year giving pyjamas, blankets, beanies, socks and slippers to children in need. Approximately 125,000 children live in Counties Manukau; 48% of these children live in areas of high socio-economic deprivation.


We ask that on this day (19 June), children come in their PJs to school and donate either some PJs, blankets, warm beanies, socks or slippers. Feel free to donate as many of these that you are in a position to. We do ask that all items are NEW please.


Our wonderful head boy and girl have written a letter to explain further. Please click here for their message. 


Science Roadshow 

If your child is in the Pohutukawa, Kauri or Kōwhai teams, please click here to find out about the Science Roadshow that is coming up later this term. If you are keen for your child to attend this show, please go to Kindo to pay for it by Friday 26 June.


Cross Country  

Our school cross country is being held on Tuesday 23 June (save day Thursday 25 June). This year, the event is modified and will be entirely run on the school grounds due to the roadworks outside the school. Each team will run their own races at set times on that day. Below are the approximate start times for each team’s races:


  • Totara team - 1:45pm 

  • Pohutukawa team - 12:15pm

  • Kauri team - 11:30am

  • Kōwhai team - 10am 


Support staff week

We are lucky to have such wonderful support staff here at Clevedon School. Our caretaker (Mark), admin team (Karen, Mandy, Donna and Janine) and our teacher aides (Brigid, Stacey, Trevor, Claire, Juliet, Madeleine, Christine and Shelly). This week is NZEI national support staff week and it is important to express thanks and gratitude to these amazing members of our staff who do so much to support our school community.  


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 9 notices and reminders

  • Thursday - Pizzas for lunch

  • Friday Freeze

 

Morning and afternoon drop offs

Thank you once again for your patience and flexibility with the changes to our routine due to the roadworks around our school. We’ve been really pleased with how this week has gone so far. We kindly ask that you continue to support the safety of all by ensuring your children are ready to get out of the car as quickly as possible in the mornings, and you carefully drive away as quickly as possible. We would also appreciate timely pickups at the end of the day. 

 

3 way conferences - 17 & 18 June

This letter was sent out earlier this week. Kindly ensure you have booked an appointment for each of your children. Instructions for how to do this are on the letter. We would appreciate you making as much effort to be available on one of these two days as it is hard for our teachers to fit in other appointments on alternate days. 

 

Kindly fill out the Google form, which was sent to you this week, seeking your reflection on your child’s learning. This is invaluable feedback for our teachers and a part of our partnership with you to ensure the best outcomes for our students. 


Jammies in June 

On Friday 19 June (not next week) we will have a PJ mufti day to support the Middlemore Foundation with their Jammies in June appeal. Jammies in June is now in its eighth year giving pyjamas, blankets, beanies, socks and slippers to children in need. Approximately 125,000 children live in Counties Manukau; 48% of these children live in areas of high socio-economic deprivation.


We ask that on this day (19 June), children come in their PJs to school and donate either some PJs, blankets, warm beanies, socks or slippers. Feel free to donate as many of these that you are in a position to. We do ask that all items are NEW please.


Our wonderful head boy and girl have written a letter to explain further. Please click here for their message. 


Cross Country  

Our school cross country is being held on Tuesday 23 June (save day Thursday 25 June). This year, the event is modified and will be entirely run on the school grounds due to the roadworks outside the school. Each team will run their own races at set times on that day. More information about the timings for each year level will be out to you next week. 


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.


Howick College - Enrolment information for 2021-Wednesday 22 July, Bill Dimery Performing Arts Centre

Howick College is pleased to invite parents, caregivers and students interested in enrolling for 2021 to their Open Evening to see and hear first-hand from their students and teachers about the future focused, innovative teaching and learning happening at Howick College.

They will host two sessions each followed by student led tours at the times shown below, for prospective students and their families to move around the school, to visit our current staff and students, to ask questions, to see, and to experience a snapshot of life at the college.

Please book the session you wish to attend on their website: 

SESSION 1: 

4:00pm: Presentation in the Bill Dimery Performing Arts Centre

4:45pm – 5:45pm: Tour of College starting at the front of the Reception Office

SESSION 2: 

5:00pm Presentation in the Bill Dimery Performing Arts Centre

5:45pm – 6:45pm Tour of College starting at the front of the Reception Office

It will be an enjoyable and informative evening and will be the only opportunity to visit the school to see how they work. We look forward to meeting you.

Prospectuses and enrolment packs be posted to all in-zone families and will be distributed through their

local feeder schools over the coming weeks. The enrolment forms will also be available on their website

under the “Enrolment Information Section” to print and complete.

OUT-OF-ZONE ENROLMENTS

Completed out-of-zone applications are to be submitted in person to Howick College reception by Wednesday 2nd September. No further applications will be accepted after this date. Please include a copy of your child’s passport or NZ birth certificate. The ballot will be drawn on Wednesday 9th September.

For more information: http://www.howickcollege.school.nz/

 

Enrolment for 2021

Have you enrolled your child for 2021. It's that time of the year when we start looking at next year's enrolment forecast. Can you please email Karen Pallister on execassistant@clevedonschool.co.nz if your child is due to start school next year. 


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 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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