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23rd February 2011
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Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa te whanau whanui o te direction of flow and finishing point for each letter. If you Kura Tuatahi o Whakatu – greetings to friends and need A4 copies they can be purchased at the school office family of Nelson Central School. for 10 cents each. Te Matatini O Te Ra In the world of kapa haka the Te Matatini National Festival reigns supreme! It’s the place where haka groups from around Aotearoa and Australia congregate to see who will wear the title of the Māori world’s top group for the next two years. This biennial event is a must on the Māori social calendar and mixes competition with tradition. This year 42 haka groups representing 13 regions including Australia, competing in a highly skilled and disciplined demonstration of the Māori performing Arts. The event is the ‘premier Māori cultural performing arts festival’. It is the world’s largest celebration of Māori performing arts, showcasing Māori culture and talent attracting upwards of 30,000 participants and visitors. This year Nelson was represented by Te Whatukura. Whaea Erina, who teaches in Room 17, was a member of the group. Although they performed very well they didn’t make the finals. However, we congratulate them for having made it to this year’s festival – kia kaha koutou. Federated Farmers Farm Day Ian & Barbara Stuart, Cable Farm, 799 Cable By Road, Nelson 7071 are opening their farm to families on Sunday 13 March, 10am – 3pm. For further information go to: www.farmday.org.nz for maps, directions and further information. No Dogs I’m sure the family dog is much loved by all in the family and for all intents and purposes is treated as a family member. However, when it comes to school it would be appreciated if you would leave them at the school gate. Most people won’t know your dog as you do and all they see is a potential health threat for their children. From that point of view we prefer that they not come onto the school grounds. Trinity Parking I have been asked to let members of our school community know that Trinity Church grounds are not to be used as a drop off point for the school. It’s tempting to use it that way but also very annoying for the church and its business. The last offender was the drive of a silver station wagon registration number DRS471. No Homework? Last week I wrote about the importance of pencil grip when children start writing. This week I have included 3 charts with the New Zealand Curriculum requirements for learning to shape numerals and letters of the alphabet – you might find it helpful in helping to fill in those gaps that sometimes occur in the house hold timetable. The important thing to help children with are the starting point,
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...continued from previous column 27 May Crash Demonstration 28 May Schools Cross Country League 2 June Cross Country Relay 4 June Matariki Student Writing – The Treaty of Waitangi No 1 8 June Touch Competition The Treaty of Waitangi is an agreement made in 1840 between 9 June Inter-School Cross Country the Queen of England and the Maori people of New Zealand. Inter-School Cross Country The Treaty gave the Queen of England control of New Zealand 14 June (postponement date) so they could buy land and make rules. Waitangi Day is 20 June Nelson Region Cross Country celebrated on February the 5th. 21 June BOT Meeting Staff Room (Luc, R8) Student Writing – The Treaty of Waitangi No 2 The Treaty of Waitangi was an agreement between the Maori chiefs and the Crown about the transfer of ownership of land in New Zealand. The Treaty was written in 1840. There were two copies, one written in English and one written in Maori. The problem was the two copies didn’t say the same thing. This led to many conflicts between Maori and Pakeha. The Pakeha used the English version to confiscate large areas of land which the Maori had not agreed to. They also bought some very large areas for very small sums of money. In recent years the government has set up a tribunal to look into any claims of unfair land deals. The Waitangi Tribunal can award iwi compensation which can be in the form of land or money or both. (Aulay, R8) Well done Aulay and Luc, you chose to write about a difficult topic and you made a great job of writing each sentence. Term dates for 2011 Monday 7 February - Friday 15 April Monday 2 May - Friday 15 July Monday 1 August - Friday 7 October Tuesday 25 October - Wednesday 21 December Public Holidays Queen's Birthday - 6 June (Monday) Labour Day - 24 October (Monday) Some important school activities: Term 1: 24 February 25 February 3 March 6 March 9 March 11 March 15 March 17 March 28-31 March Term 2: 2-7 May 14 May 17 May 21 May Totara overnight camp NCG Summer Picnic – front field Pohutukawa Swimming Carnival Weetbix Tryathlon Kahikatea Swimming Carnival School Photos BOT Meeting Staff Room Inter-School Swimming Sports Parent-Teacher Interviews National Primary Science Week Schools Cross Country League BOT Meeting Staff Room Schools Cross Country League Term 3: 9 August 16 August 29 August 13 September 20 September 22 September 29 September International Day of the World's Indigenous People BOT Meeting Staff Room Start of Eid Winter Tournament BOT Meeting Staff Room Inter Regional Cross Country 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.
Summit Club Last week 65 children went on the walk to the Centre of New Zealand – what a great start to the year. If that enthusiasm keeps up I can foresee us having a real claim on Mt Arthur in December!
LOST PROPERTY CLOTHING SALE 2010 Term 4 lost property will be for sale on Friday morning 8.30am - 9.00am outside the library. Everything for $1 - $2 only.
Term 4: TBA 25 Oct 11 November 15 November 20 November 26 November 10 December 13 December 16 December 19 December 21 December
Terms and dates for 2012 Term 1 starts Term 2 finishes Waitangi Day 6/2 Term 2 starts Term 2 finishes ANZAC Day 25/4 Queen’s Birthday 4/6 Term 3 starts Term 3 finishes Wednesday 1 February Thursday 5 April Monday 23 April Friday 29 June
Monday 16 July Friday 28 September
Term 4 starts Monday 15 October Term 4 finishes Tuesday 18 December 390 half days for the year Dr Paul Potaka PRINCIPAL
Purple Cake Day Tuesday March 1st
Are you ready for Purple Cake Day?
It would be marvellous if we were ALL in PURPLE !!!! Please support this worthy cause.
Please have children bring a gold coin donation and an extra dollar for a delicious cup cake. There will be dairy and gluten free batches available. Thanks so much to Stef Menzies and the Nelson Central Community group for organising the making and icing of cupcakes with the children’s help. Parents will be available to paint the faces of as many children in the Kowhai area as possible for a $1.00. You are welcome to come along at lunchtime and view the purple spectacle. Also our Purple Cake Day Choir will be performing on the front steps at 12.15pm. It will be fantastic !!! Christine Tutus on Tour
Wednesday March 6th 1pm Trafalgar Centre
The Royal New Zealand Ballet will be presenting one only special performance of Pinocchio for schools. We have managed to secure thirty tickets for this show. If you wish your child to attend please deposit monies in marked box in foyer and fill in details provided on the form by payment box. This special performance will be an educational treat for our students by the world renowned Royal New Zealand Ballet Company. The performance will especially appeal to our students involved in dance and ballet. Teachers will accompany the children. A charge of $13.00 covers the ticket and the return bus fare.
Nelson Central Social Skills
Fri day, 25th February 5.30pm – 7pm Front field – BYO Tea, rug etc oldFun old- fashioned races. Juicies on sale for $1 Cancellation (due to weather) notified on “More FM”
It is my right to be greeted nicely. It is my responsibility to greet others nicely.
Hardball Cricket Important notice: Hardball cricket practice will be on Friday at 5pm this week. Nelson Central v St Josephs, Saturday 19th February Batting first Central made 107 for 1 . Top scorers were Thomas Z 20 no, David Z 17 no , Darcy T 15 no and Sam H 13. St Josephs made 48 for 5. All the bowlers bowled well with Harry C taking 2 for 2 to be the leading wicket taker. It was very pleasing to see only a very small number of wides MARIST MUSTER bowled. Come and play Rugby for Marist for Nelson Suburbs Football Club -CLUB REGISTRATION DAYS Wednesday 2nd March 7 - 8.30pm Saturday 5th March 10 - 11am at the Suburbs clubrooms, Saxton Field. On-line registration also available on www.nelsonsuburbs.co.nz.
the 2011 Season, Ages 5 - 13 years Registration Days are: Friday 11 th March, Tahuanui Playing Fields – 4.30pm onwards Sunday 13th March, Tahunanui Playing Fields 3.00pm – 5.00pm Any queries please contact Kathleen Thornalley - 5488609
ALASTAIR COTTERILL TENNIS TCNZ TQPA Alastair will be available for tennis coaching a t our school: all ages, all abilities, boys or girls and small groups. Tennis Coaching available outside sc hool hours – contac t Alastair (03-548 6984); Mobile (027-3488029) E-Mail: tigertenni snz@ya hoo.com. FUN SPORT : TENNIS : SPORT FOR A LIFETIME
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