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Dear Parents

On the next page youll notice a picture illustrating the road cones that you would have seen on the road outside our school. This is what the council have initially allowed us to do to help raise awareness of our school, speed and safety for school traffic both before and after the school day. Finally, on behalf of our Board of Trustees, we congratulate Kimberly Gray on joining the Board of Trustees team for the first time, and to Jo McLeod who continues her role on the Board. Regards

What an outstanding day we had for Pet Day! Thank you to Bronagh Hegan and Kaye Tuffley for coordinating another great team effort. The weather came as ordered and it was a wonderful community day for our school. Thank you to to the staff and the our volunteer judges who had the hard task or deciding between the amazing effort that our children put into their baking, sand or vege creations or showing off their pets. I would also like to acknowledge the effort by the small but hardy group who helped out at the working bee on the Saturday before pet day. Despite the snow we got a lot of odd jobs done! Thank you to Jeff Hegan, Lindsay Henderson, Andrew McKee,

Michelle Fraser, Barry Smith and Mark Herring. A special mention for our tennis players who have been very successful in their competition this term. Last weekend Ben Clixby competed in Dunedin as part of the Southland U10 team, Ben won all his single matches and the team came second overall. Then yesterday Ben competed as part of our school team, along with Andrew Fleming and Simone Caughey, at the Southland Primary Schools Tournament in the Year 8 and under grade. Ben won all his matches and came first in his section. Andrew and Simone also competed strongly and made the semi-finals for the consolation plate.

Tim Lovelock

Kia tu Pakari

From strong foundations we grow and stand tall together

Raising safety awareness outside our school.

Baby sitter available: Ex student, reliable. Ph Makaela 2157922 Gladstone Tyres & Mags: Get the school rewarded - $5 back to the school on every tyre purchase drop a copy of your invoice into the school Free two guinea pigs and cage. Phone 230 4588 Judy Adventure & Education at Stewart Island: School Holidays! Adventure for Year 6-9 students 23-27 January 2012 Live on board a 14 metre yacht Sail Snorkel Kayak - Trek - EXPERIENCE Five day adventure of discovery at Stewart Island. Live in, tailor-made adventure, school holiday experience. Only 10 bunks available on this voyage and these are filling up fast! Call or email NOW to register! Ph: 027 2768817 / 03 4811040 Email: Website: Invercargill City Council is holding a series of public meetings focussing on the review of the rural area provisions of the District Plan. These are open meetings which everyone is invited to attend. Tonights meeting is at 7.30pm at Makarewa School

School News:
Board of Trustees Elections:
Myross Bush School Board of Trustees Election Declaration of Parent Election Results At the close of nomination, as the number of valid nominations was equal to the number of vacancies required to be filled, we hereby declare the following duly elected: Kimberly Gray Joanne McLeod Signed Cristy Henderson and Irene Tresidder Returning Officers

feedback but unable to make the meeting, please give Bronagh Hegan (2404 775) or Kaye Tuffley (217 9672) a call. Raffle Winners: Aviary Raffle $450 books - Jeff Blomfield Halloween Cake - Hannah Fitzgerald Sheep Cake - Edith Ryan Lolly Guess - Miss Stewart Guess 620, actual 619.

Lifestyle Photography:
If you didnt get a chance to view photos on Pet day, they are now available at the school office. As there are a number of reprints to be done (some required for overseas post), I need to get order away by Friday 18th November. Any cheques, please make out to Lifestyle Photography.

Friends of the School:

Wow wasnt it great to see the sun at Pet day (especially after the snow in the weekend)! Thanks to everyone who donated goods to sell and a special big thanks to the many volunteers who helped make the day run smoothly. Pet day made around $2400 which will help pay for new school basketball tops and new blinds in the renovated classrooms. The term 4 FOS meeting will be held in the staffroom at 7:30pm next Monday (14th) we plan to review how Pet day went and capture any changes we should make for next year. All welcome to come along and if you have some

Sports Notices:
Flippaball/Miniball: Please check when your child's team is on duty so that you can help the coaches with this. Please be prepared to help out on the day if we are short of helpers, thank you. Soccer MB U10 Arsenal v Southern Flyers won 2-0 POD Mac Stodart MB v United Westham Draw 3-3 MB U6 Chelsea v Otatara Won 10-0 MB ManU v Sacred Heart Won 2-0

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PHOTO: Lucy, Grace and Jesse from Room 2 preparing their Passion Project to present to the class.

Week 3 Term 4
Room 1 are enjoying our talent development workshops in art, music, drama and dance. We are getting good at discovering ways to work and play alongside each other successfully. Basic facts and spelling homework is continuing for the rest of the term. Great ways to get confident with our early knowledge building. We all loved Pet Day. Look out for our recounts that will come home on Friday. Some are posted on our blog. Room 2 had a great time at pet day! Magnus: I love the prizes because I got a ribbon Lachie: I liked getting a ribbon for the lamb drinking race Nick: I liked it when I won the dog obstacle course Eilish: I got 4 ribbons! Angus: I was santa and my dog was an elf! Room 3 Room Three had a great time at Pet Day. They loved sharing their pets and playing in the sunshine. Cody: I liked buying lollies at Pet Day Will: I liked helping Cody and playing with him on the field Liam: The chocolate wheel was my favourite thing but I didn't win anything Lucy: I liked the chocolate wheel because I won a Polly Pocket thing and Robson won something too Bailey: I liked the dogs especially Scooby Doo. I liked the bouncy castle because it was fun. Room 4 had a lovely day at pet day. It was lovely to catch up with everyone. Here are some of the children's thoughts about it. Danja: I liked the spinning tops that the men made Timothy: I liked the amazing tractor ride because you go round heaps of laps Ciara: It was cool when my mum was in charge of pet day Riley: I liked all the shops because you could get lots of fun stuff Adam: I didn't like it when the mean dog attacked my dog Blake: I liked the bouncy castle because you got to tackle down the red faces Have a great week Evelyn Room 5 What a wonderful Pet day, with the sun shining and the children excited. Our inquiry electives started yesterday afternoon and there is definitely a buzz as the children go off to their chosen art elective of music,drama or visual arts. We can not wait to share our learning with you further on in the term. Have a great week, Kiri Room 6 Bradley: I liked the bouncy castle Jess: I loved it when I won a prize on the chocolate wheel Holly: It was awesome when I bought a dog toy Calvin: The treats were super delicious Laura : I loved the toffee apples Olivia H: My dog bit through his lead and was running around loose Georgia: My lamb got off his leash when we were tying him to the fence Oliver B: My lamb didn't like his collar Room 7 Brooke: There were so many dogs! It was a very special day for everyone. Jaimee: The best part of the day was when Sam (my dog) and I walked around the Grand Parade and she started to lick me. Nicole: My hen even laid an egg at school! Miss Stewart: I was so impressed by the extra shows that we had, Drums,Ukulele, Recorder and Aerobics. This was a nice way to end the day. Room 8 Sophie Kate: I took my pony to Pet Day! I was dressed as a cow girl and I got second in the senior dress parade and I got second for knowing my Pet. I liked the lollies! Bruce: Pet day was fun. I got heaps of lollies and fizzy drinks. It was a good experience for the little kids. I pretended to Kees' evil pet bunny! Assembly This Friday we are resuming our school assemblies in the Activity Centre at 2.15pm. This week Room 8 will be hosting this week and there will be a slight 'Pet Day' theme!

Year 6 Open Day Friday 11th

On Friday this week the Year 6s will be spending a half day at the Colleges they will attending next year. The days at James Hargest, Southland Boys and Southland Girls begin at 9am. We are expecting them back at school after lunch. There will be a bus that will take the James Hargest students to and from Myross Bush School - it will leaving the School carpark at 8.40am. Please have your student at school early if you wish them to travel by bus to James Hargest.

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10th (Thurs) Camp Meeting for Parent Volunteers for Camp 7.30pm

15th (Thurs) Year 6 and School evening followed by a shared BBQ!

2012 Term Dates
Term 1 Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 5th April (Easter) Term 2 23 April to 29th June

Updated 9 November 2011

14th (Mon) Friends of the School meeting 7.30pm. All welcome

19th (Mon) End of Term 4

17th (Thurs) Class Photo orders due back at office by 9am

Term 3 16 July to 28 September

21st - 24th (Mon - Thurs) Year 6 Camp

Term 4 15 October to 17th December


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