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Pleasant Point Primary

N E W S L E T T E R 6 4 M A Y 2 0 1 7
LEARNING Principals Message
AND LIFE, A Dear Parents / Caregivers
BACKPACK Tn koutou, kia ora koutou katoa.
JOURNEY Welcome back to Term 2! Hopefully you were able to enjoy some good whnau time together
over the Easter break and school holidays. While the students have been away teachers have
been preparing plans for the new term and we have an exciting ten weeks of learning ahead.

ABSENCE LINE Last term finished with a bang with our annual
Arts Week and the Great Shave Off. Thank you
6148231 to all those who supported our school team and
Leukaemia & Blood Cancer NZ.

It was fantastic to surpass our $1000 target
($1564 total raised!) and have a lot of fun along
the way. Well done to Ollie Nelson and Malachy
0273681661 Cleland for initiating and leading this effort.
Across the school students and teachers are exploring the important topic of Keeping Ourselves
Safe (KOS) during the first three weeks of this term. Constable Maire Proud joined us on Monday
night to answer questions and outline the programme for parents at the information evening.
Remember to talk to your child about what they are learning as we work our way through this
12 MAY
Coming up...
ASSEMBLY 01 Following yesterdays amazing short free performance from the Zirka Circus acrobats, we are
HOSTING really looking forward to Puss in Boots: Pet Detective by the NZ Playhouse actors.
12 MAY NZ After KOS, student learning will move onto a Science focus including topics such as Magnetism and
PLAYHOUSE the Respiratory System alongside classroom literacy and numeracy programmes.
PET DETECTIVE Please join us if you can on May 15 for the Tackling Technology Parent Evening (see inside) . This
15 MAY
will be a really worthwhile discussion / presentation on an important topic.
Have a great week!

15 MAY
Mark Creba
EVENING 7PM From the Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees had their March / April Meeting on April 6. Key topics discussed were:
Ministry of Education approval of the schools new Five Year Property Plan. Architectural
expressions of interest are now being sought for this $530,000 refurbishment project.
Update discussions were had on the schools new Connecting Education and Community
(CEC) project and participation in the Timaru Schools Community of Learning (COL).

School Phone 6147832 School Fax 6147560 Reminder - Absences Line 6148231 or Text Absences to 0273681661

Zirka Circus
Yesterday we were lucky enough to have an amazing free
performance from three of the Zirka Circus acrobats. Aged
11, 12, and 13 the three young Chinese acrobats performed
incredible feats of dexterity, balance and strength.
Coming home with this weeks Newsletter is a flier for the

All week in the Art Room

circus including a discount voucher for tickets. If you are
looking for something special to do with the family this
weekend, check out this fantastic show.

Keeping Ourselves Safe

During the first three weeks of Term 2, all classes in the
school are studying the topic of Keeping Ourselves Safe.

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aims to develop and strengthen childrens skills to keep themselves safe
Life with other people, support and encourage abused children to get help
from caring adults, make teachers and parents more aware of the need to
keep children safe from abuse by adults or other children.
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Parents are encouraged to talk with their children about what they have
for the been learning. This will help reinforce the messages the school is giving,
and support your child to use their new skills with confidence.
Tackling Technology
Parent Information Evening Monday 15th May (7pm in
Hall). Mark this date in your diary. Please join us for a
highly topical, informative, and interesting evening
presentation for parents is about the new skills we need
to help guide our young people as they navigate their
digital world.
Attitude the youth education division of The Parenting Place is dedicated to equipping tweens
and teens with the information and skills they need to negotiate adolescence and build meaningful
lives. This presentation will assist parents to get the confidence and skills they need to be
proactive when tackling technology with their children, tweens and teenagers. Topics such as text
bullying, gadget addiction, sexting and online safety will be covered.
Mark the night in your diary and make sure you dont miss this excellent informative discussion /
presentation. Entry by gold coin / donation.

Coming home with this newsletter

Term 2 Events calendar

Term 2 Blue bus form



Nest: Ollie Morrow BLH1: Emily Wilkins

BLH2: Toby Taylor BLH3: Zechariah Christie
W1: Matthew Cairns W3: Jade Reed
O1: Nathan Marriott-Macdonald O2: Archie Nelson
O3: Liam Harding O4: Lilly Stowell
R1: Lydia Giles R2: Mason Williams

Home and School

Entertainment Book Fundraiser! This year we are selling the Entertainment
Book to raise money for our school.
Over 2,000 deals, Offers are 2 for 1 or up to 50% off! Pays for itself in just two uses. See attached flier for more information.
These can be purchased online using our code on the attached flier (or contact Natala Colhoun - 021 088 29802.) There are
heaps of Timaru region vouchers now! If you want to check it out we have a 2016 copy in the office (located by the home and
school box).

Sports News
Cross Country: The school Cross Country is coming up in Week 4 on Friday the
26th. The students are starting to do some training and practise as part of classroom programmes.
Rippa Rugby: With the Aoraki tournament just around the corner both teams are training hard. Thanks to Mr Pullar and the
coaches who have been instrumental in getting them ready.
Basketball: The Year 7/8 teams are coming to the end of their season. The teams are currently working hard to get a place
in the quarter finals.
Jump Jam: Planning is underway for Jump Jam. Coaches are working on teams and routines, and lots of hard work and
practice will happen between now and the Week 9 competition. Watch this space for developments on this exciting event.

Blue Bus Forms

Please ensure any regular bus changes for Term 2 (on the blue bus form) are returned to school as soon as
possible so we can action these. Thanks!

Lucky Book Club

The third issue of our Lucky Book Club has come home this week. Please have any orders back to the Office
by Monday 15th May.

Dealing with concerns

From time to time you may have a concern or questions that you would like answers to about your childs learning or
wellbeing. Please don't hesitate to make contact at the earliest point of concern. For classroom concerns or questions, please
speak to your childs teacher in the first instance. If it is something that they are unable to answer, the teacher will tell you
who is best to ask. If it is something of a more general or serious nature, the Team Leader, Deputy Principal or Principal may
be able to provide the answers.
What runs but cant walk?

Looking forward to your answers!

Last Newsletters Winner: Mac Kelliher
Please put your answer in a named envelope
in the blue box by Wednesday 10th May. Please come to the office to collect your prize.

A big welcome to our new students:

A big welcome to Pleasant Point Primary School to our lovely 13 new students and their families.
Back Row (L to R): Hunter Rossiter, Healey Morrow, Daisy Morrow, Eva Reid, Paddy Joines, Ollie Kopua,
Ryan Taylor
Front Row (L to R): Olivia Rossiter, Matthew Harrex, Logan Phimister,
Rhys Phimister, Bentley Hessell, Jack Joines

Community Notices - Pleasant Point Primary School takes no responsibility for information in these notices.

Music lessons at school: An opportunity for music lessons at school - teacher comes to PPPS for individual music lessons - piano, guitar, ukulele lessons with an opportunity for
exams, theory of music, concerts and competitions during the year. Some other instruments can be considered. Own instrument for practicing at home is required. Enquiries to
Dale Davey (684-6250 or
'Guitar Tuition available at Pleasant Point Primary beginning on Tuesday the 7th of February. Taking enrolments now. Please contact Kathy Macdonald on 6844658 or
Pleasant Point Preschool, Nursery & Kindergarten, for children from birth to school age. Open Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm, on Halstead road, next to the Primary school. Feel free
to call in for a look around the centre, or phone us on 6148338.

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