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16th March 2011
School Nelson l yCentrall eSchool Week News tter
Some of my favourites this year are: The Haystack by Jack Lasenby. This is a story set in the Waikato dairying town of Waharoa in the depression of the 1930’s. It is the story of a young girl, Maggie, being bought up by her father after her mother’s death, the pranks she plays and the people who look out for her. The Kiwi Fossil Hunters by James Crampton and Marianna Terezow. A great handbook for anyone interested in fossils and landscapes throughout New Zealand. Who’s Cooking Tonight? By Claire Gourley. I particularly enjoyed this book because it demonstrates the author’s passion for food and cooking and how she makes cooking accessible to anyone who wants to give it a go. She gives good advice on nutrition and many other very useful kitchen tips. The Life Cycle of the Pukeko by Betty Brownlie. This book is brilliantly laid out with a super mix of photographs and text. The author has made learning about the Pukeko interesting and lots of fun. Hill and Hole by Kyle Mewburn and Vasanti Unka. A story about a hill that wanted to be a hole and a hole that wanted to be a hill. Superb use of colour and illustration lead the reader through their very moving story. The Moon & Farmer McPhee by Margaret Mahy and David Elliot. The author and illustrator have combined their skills to produce a fascinating, and superbly illustrated story about a farmer and the animals that help him to put some spice into his life. This book is well worth buying for its artistic merit.
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa te whanau whanui o te Kura Tuatahi o Whakatu – greetings to friends and family of Nelson Central School. We have been host to 29 delightful children from Christchurch due to the earthquake. Four have since returned to their homes and others are expected to leave over the next week or so. The children have adapted well to their changed circumstances and we will be sad to see them leave. Some will be staying on indefinitely and we will continue to make them feel welcome. Congratulations to William Wallace for his election as Head Boy at Nelson Intermediate School – well done! William was a Year 6 student at our school in 2009. We are very confident that he will acquit himself well in this role. The Curriculum for 2011 This year the school inquiry learning plan has been organised under the theme – “Act Now, Shape Your Future – Mahia Inaianei - Kia Eke Ki Te Taumata” and will again have an emphasis on Science. Transdisciplinary themes that will be explored within the programme include: ‘Where we are in time and place; How the world works; Making sense of the physical world; and Sharing the Planet’. Each syndicate will undertake one major topic each term. In addition to topic work children will also undertake some minor studies that reinforce our approach to Human Rights in Education and health promotion. Mathematics will be organised mostly as a separate area of study although teachers will ask children to use skills and knowledge in some topic work. Literacy and writing will sometimes be taught separately and sometimes integrated with other studies. The school Inquiry Learning plans can be viewed on the school website.
Sports Uniforms We are very lucky at Central School to have sports uniforms supplied for our sports teams. These have been provided from special funding received through funding agencies and the School Community Group. Each child playing in a school sports team is issued with a uniform to wear for the term. They are only to be worn while playing and are not to be worn at any other time. New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards This will ensure when our teams are representing the school The New Zealand Post Children's Book Awards are presented annually, each May, to promote excellence in they look smart. We know of times when sports uniforms children's literature and provide recognition and reward for have been abused by children using them as ever day or authors and illustrators of high quality New Zealand books weekend wear. That ends in stains and damage which in for children and teenagers. The New Zealand Post turn reduces the life of the uniform. We would appreciate it if parents could help us by ensuring uniforms are worn for Children's Book Awards are sponsored by New Zealand the purpose for which they are given. At the end of each Post, supported by Creative New Zealand and Book term we ask that uniforms are washed and returned to the Tokens (New Zealand) Ltd, and administered by Booksellers New Zealand. school office. You can view the 2011 finalists at : http://polldaddy.com/ poll/4592699/ O u r we ek ly n ewslet t er is k in dly Children are encouraged to vote for the books they believe sp on sore d by – are the best in each category. If you are looking for a THE DOCUMENT COMPANY family activity why not read the books with your children, discuss their merits and vote on line?
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There are still a number of sports uniforms outstanding from term 4 2010. Please return them to the school office as soon as possible.
Nelson City School Speech Competitions Grasshopper Tennis BOT Meeting Staff Room Inter Regional Football BOT Meeting Staff Room Universal Children's Day Islamic New Year Human Rights Day BOT Meeting Staff Room End of Year reports due to go home Totara Final Assembly Final School Assembly 11:15 am.
Term 4: TBA Parent-Teacher Interviews Parent-Teacher Interviews will be held during the week 25 Oct 28-31 March, except for Rooms 12A, whose children 11 November will have been at school for less than three weeks, and 15 November Room 2, who will be on camp. Separate arrangements 20 November will be advised for Room 2 children. 26 November 10 December There are two main objectives for the interviews. The first is for you to meet the class teacher where the focus 13 December 16 December will be on your child and how they are settling into school and the second is to agree on some goals for him/ 19 December 21 December her for the year.
Dr Paul Potaka Bookings for interviews will need to be made through the internet http://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/. The site PRINCIPAL is open now. The school event code you will need is Club Italia: Invites you to VIVA IL PIZZA, Saturday 7FXKV. If you do not have access to the internet you are more than welcome to visit the school library to 19th March at 9 Trafalgar Street, Nelson. Join us for an make your bookings. open day for a family day of continuous Pizza. Lunchtime sitting 11.30am - 2.30pm. Dinner sitting 4pm Term dates for 2011 onwards. Tickets $15 per head. Children under 5 free. Monday 7 February - Friday 15 April Door sales $20. Monday 2 May - Friday 15 July Tickets from Romano's Park Store Fruit and Veg, 31 Monday 1 August - Friday 7 October Tuesday 25 October - Wednesday 21 December Trafalgar Street ph 546-8866. Public Holidays Queen's Birthday - 6 June (Monday) Labour Day - 24 October (Monday) Some important school activities Term 1: 17 March 23 March 28-31 March 28-1 April 4-8 April Term 2: 2-7 May 14 May 17 May 21 May 27 May 28 May 2 June 4 June 8 June 9 June 14 June 20 June 21 June Term 3: 9 August 16 August 29 August 13 September 20 September 22 September Inter-School Swimming Sports Totara Syndicate Tryathlon Parent-Teacher Interviews Room 2 Camp to Bethany Room 1 Camp to Marahau National Primary Science Week Schools Cross Country League BOT Meeting Staff Room Schools Cross Country League Crash Demonstration Schools Cross Country League Cross Country Relay Matariki Touch Competition Inter-School Cross Country Inter-School Cross Country (postponement date) Nelson Region Cross Country BOT Meeting Staff Room International Day of the World's Indigenous People BOT Meeting Staff Room Start of Eid Winter Tournament BOT Meeting Staff Room 22 September Inter Regional Cross Country Kidz Yoga 4 Week course starting March 17th, Thursdays 3.45 – 4.30 pm. At Maitai School, 93 Tasman Street. Call Nikki on 0211638549 / 548 3745. $6 drop in or $20 for 6 sessions. Suitable for kids aged 3 – 7 years.
A nationwide hunt is on for New Zealand’s 2011 Junior Tiger
The winner will get to represent New Zealand at The World Junior Golf Championships in the USA, including a trip to Disneyland with a family member!
Tournament categories are: 11 & under (girls and boys) 12 – 14 (girls and boys) Register online NOW at www.juniortiger.co.nz New to golf? Come along and give it a go! Everyone who attends on the day goes into the draw to win a trip for you and a family member to Disneyland in the US! A fun day out for all the family! TOURNAMENT qualifiers Sunday 27 March Tasman Nelson Golf Club 9.00am National Final at Manawatu Golf Club, 17 April
Nelson Central Social Skills
(Co-operative problem solving, win-win) • I want to win but I want you to win too • I will state my needs and listen to yours too • Brainstorm ideas to solve the problem • Make concessions • Negotiate a mutually acceptable solution
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On Wednesday I went to the ballet show. It was fun. Ava and I went. I liked the fairy. She had a wand. She was dressed in blue. I went with the school. I liked Pinocchio. When he was dancing he was funny. He didn’t know what to do. I loved it. So did Ava. Soon it ended and we went in the bus. Then we got back to school. We went back up to our classroom. By Florence, Aged 5 years
CRISIS INTERVENTION & CHILDREN IN TRAUMA Children affected by the Christchurch Earthquakes Training Seminar As a professional counsellor and trainer, David Goodwin has developed a trauma counselling/ helping approach for children in crisis. This has been used in several countries to train chaplains, teachers, counsellors and other professionals and lay people in crisis intervention and trauma counselling for children, particularly in times of major disaster. Participants will also receive the program, ready to use on a CDROM. Nelson 30 March 7 pm to 9.30 pm Impact Church, Halifax Street, Nelson Cost $25 per participant (pay on the day). Registrations are essential. Register online at http://goo.gl/nyACA or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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Nelson Cross Country Events Schools League da tes 2011 Saturday 7th May Sax ton Field Saturday 14th May Branford Park Saturday 21st May Rabbit Island Saturday 28th May Miyazu Park Events sta rt 3pm For more informa tion see www.nelsonathletics.co.nz
Cricket Report Batting first Hampden Street made 61 runs for 8 wickets. Top bowling efforts from Thomas Z with 4 wickets for 8 runs and Sam H with 2 wickets for 1 run. Central made 85 for 6 in reply with top batting efforts from Thomas Z with 24 runs, David Z 12 and Joe R 10 no. A magic fielding moment this week from Thomas Z (fielding for Hampden St) who ran out David Z with a direct hit from the boundary.
Nelson Cricket Assn. Kiwi cricket draw for Saturday 19.3.11. Junior Kiwi Cricket. Central School v Mapua Muppets No 16. INCREDIBALL CRICKET. Central School v Ranzau hitters No 6. SCG Survey reminder Thanks to everyone who has returned the survey to the school community group box. There are some great ideas coming in. Any other forms please return to the office by Monday 21st March.
Nelson City Football warmly invites any new players to town or new players to the sport, to register with our club.
W eekly Literacy Classes for children and adults will
begin on April 4th. There will be an information evening on Tuesday Mar 29th at the Victory Community Centre, Nelson to explain the method I use and how it can benefit your child. Please make bookings with Sally on 5488403 or 0211709443. Scholastic Lucky Books Your child has received an order form for Scholastic Lucky Books. Orders can be placed in the marked box in the office foyer up until Wednesday 6th April. All cheques must be made out to Scholastic NZ. Thanks, Val & Judy
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Lois Muir Challenge Competition Opening Weekend Games Saxton Stadium, Nelson Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th March Netball Tasman will now host the Opening Weekend of the Lois Muir Challenge Competition due to the Christchurch earthquake. The draw is available on www.netballcm.org.nz or the sports noticeboard. Please come along and support this competition and see ex-Tasman players in action! Gold Coin Donation – All proceeds will go to the earthquake relief fund.
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