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Myross Bush School

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Our school library will be back in business by day one 2012 thanks to the generous support of the Friends of the School. (photo below is an example from another school)

the scoop

NOV 16


met to discuss the wonderful group

Pet Day we had and to look at the effort required to give our school library a new lease of life.

This week the Friends of the School

managed to pay that cost from our

Ministry allocated capital works fund. I presented a plan of what we needed to help give new life to our library and our parent group was enthusiastic in its support! They agreed to give just over $6600 for mobile shelving units, an issue desk, magazine stand and some funky furniture and colour! It will be exciting to actually have a real library back again in its new spot that is connected through the verandah doors out into our lunch and learning area! The target is to have all ready to go by Day 1 of the 2012 school year. The Board are also allocating some funds to help 'move' the staffroom into Block E (beside the Activity Centre). Last Friday I started a small consultation session as part of our school assembly. I intend to do this

allocated elsewhere as we had

As a group we again acknowledged the logistical effort of coordinating this very successful day by Kaye Tuffley and Bronagh Hegan and the huge support they had from the many parent helpers, staff and community members. This is a day that really emphasises the community aspect of our school and is indeed a day to be treasured! There was some good reflection shared and some initial ideas for next years event noted. The group then discussed the classroom and library upgrade project. I shared how the initial support from the Friends of the School to pay for the classroom blinds had been freed up to be

over the next few weeks of this term sharing something from our strategic plan and then giving parents there the opportunity to talk about it afterwards at the back of the activity centre. Just another way to encourage a bit more partnership and ownership! Best wishes to our Year 6s, their parent helpers and Paula and Mark for a great camp next week at Borland Lodge. I hope to join them for a night mid week to get a taste of the action! Lastly, planning is already well underway for next year and next week I will be able to share with you our classroom and staff setup for the 2012 school year. Regards Tim Lovelock Principal

Kia tu Pakari

From strong foundations we grow and stand tall together

Room 1 are getting good at listening hard so they can do their independent reading activities.

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 Van Eden Tuilips has work available for kids 10 years and over who want to earn a bit of pocket money. All they have to do is show up to the tulip farm (Woodlands Grove Bush Road Lorneville Dacre corner) Monday to Friday between 4.30pm 6.00pm or Sat/Sun 2.00pm 5.00pm The Southland Mountain Bike Club is holding the Southland Times Kids Skids mountain bike experience on Sunday the 20th of November at the Sandy Point Mountain Bike tracks at 11am. The event is for children aged 5 to 12yrs and will feature different courses for each age group. You can download entry forms and full details of the event from the clubs nz. Entry forms are also available at the sponsor bike shops or Sport Southland. Entries taken on the day from 10am. There will be heaps of spot prizes and giveaways plus a skills area to test you out. Get together with some friends and get on your bike!

School News:
Year 6 Camp: The Year 6s are off on
our Adventure Camp next week! Thanks to all the parents who have made the payments. We are preparing our camp books in class at the moment and all the students are thinking of their 'Smart' goals and what they would like to achieve. We will be meeting in the activity centre next Monday at 8.30am and your child will be back at school by 2.45pm on Thursday for you to collect them. Please don't hesitate to contact me by email or phone if you have any questions. See you all on Monday!

Room 7 are on assembly this week. See you at 2.15pm on Friday.

School Sports Notices:

Rugby Jerseys: Could all Rugby
Jerseys from Myross Bush Under 7's and Under 8's be brought into the office in a labelled plastic bag.

Football Goals: SOS call for any

parent helpers that could help us make 2 Football goals. We have all the gear needed but just need a handy welder or two. Please email Paula if you are available to help.

School Accounts: These were issued

today and are due for payment by Friday the 2nd of December. Your help with payment by this date is really appreciated so that we can finalise financial requirements ready for the end of year auditing process.

No Game: Because of the Year 6 camp

next week these teams will not have a game: Monday Football: MB Westham & MB Rangers Tuesday Miniball: MB Lakers and MB Nuggets Wednesday Touch: MB Magic & MB Stags

Old Desks: Free to a good home. Can

be collected this week from the bike shed.

Found: We have a pop corn maker

unclaimed. Call the office if it is yours.

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Lucy and her pet lamb in the lamb drinking race at Pet Day.

Week 4 Term 4
Room 1 farewell Kaia this week as he moves away with his family to Clyde. We wish him all the best at his new school and will miss his cheery good mornings and happy face in our classroom. We are big on learning goals towards positive relationships at the moment. Our theme this week is 'have reasons for the things we say and do'. This makes us stop and ask ourselves how the activities we do in class help our learning and help us to make good choices towards achieving our goals. Certificates: Kaia Nelson for great reading progress and Poppy O'Keefe pushing 4 sounds together to make words. Great stuff! Room 2 We welcome Lucy and Amilea Sparrow and their family to Room 2 this week! We are getting really good at thinking about others as we work together. We are working on ways to compromise if we want different things. We have been finding out about onomatopoeia words and using them to write some cool fireworks poems. Ask your child what kind of words they are! We are loving our talent development workshops. It's wonderful to hear all the interesting things everyone is learning in their different classes. Certificates: Magnus Jamieson, Ethan Mitchell Room 3 have been writing great recounts about Pet Day. They are working on adding lots of detail to their stories to make them more interesting for the reader. We continue to work on recalling our basic facts quickly. Daily practice of flashcards and maths homework really helps to improve the children's recall times. It is useful for the children to have a drink bottle at school so that they can easily have a drink when they need one. Certificates Trey Nelson and Jesse Gough Room 4 This term we are learning how to work together. So far we we have been focusing on 'treating others how we want to be treated', 'Having reasons for the things we say and do' and this week we are learning how to 'Pursue our personal best no matter who we are working with'. We are discovering ways that we can successfully compromise as we work together. In maths we are working on the place value of numbers. Have a great week, Evelyn Certificates: Naomi Hanning and Delta Rogan Room 5 are enjoying the use of their IWB thanks to the new blinds in our classroom. Thank you Friends of the school. We are working on our cooperative group skills in class and through our Inquiry.. Actively listening, considering and negotiating. Hopefully you will see some of these skills happening at home. Have a great week :-) Amber - I have enjoyed writing persuasive letters Katie - My goal for term 4 is to catch up with Hannah in Rocket spelling Sam - I really like the new blinds Eilish - I am happy to be on maths certificate 7AC Room 6 is looking beautiful with its new Koru Art designs around it. They were put together with Mrs Kahukura as part of our inquiry for the term. The students were learning to use the elements of visual art to communicate an idea. Our argument writing has taken a turn for the worse this week! The class have been told that they are no longer allowed any playtime at school as this just wastes time! They are having to write good arguments to get this right back. Room 7 Golf Tournament Bradley - I really enjoyed the Queens Park Town Zone Golf Tournament because golf is one of my favorite sports. It was great how everyone had such an awesome day. Even better how we came 4th!!! I can not wait till the Drummond Tournament with all the best teams in Southland!! Room 8 Olivia - On Monday I went to Queens Park and played Golf. Our team came fourth out of lots of teams. We won a little prize pack with golf balls, tees and chocolates. Robbie - I'm really enjoying the arts electives we've been having. I'm in the music group and we're working on a school song - it's so fun. I've learnt a lot about rhythm, beat, tempo and pitch!

Lifestyle Photos: Reminder: Photos
available till this Friday 18th Nov for viewing and ordering. If you are unable to make it by then, please let me know. Leanne Weaver 230 4299.

Scholastic Book Club:This is the last

order for 2011. All orders from this issue receive a $2 voucher to spend in Issue 1 next year. Orders must be received by Friday 25 November! Please have order in an envelope clearly marked "bookclub" and it must not include any other payments or notices. Please make cheques out to Scholastic NZ. Thank you to all parents for supporting the book club in 2011. We have received hundreds of dollars worth of free resources and books for the classrooms and library. If you have any queries please contact me on 215 7874 Kathryn McCorkindale

Found: We have a pop corn maker

unclaimed from the mass pop corn making exercise. Call the office if it is yours. Check out our school news in colour at:

from the classroom

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

2nd (Fri) Rooms 1, 2, 3, 4 Arts Festival 1.15 - 2.15pm

2012 Term Dates
Term 1 Wednesday 1 February to Thursday 5th April (Easter)

Updated 16 November 2011

18th (Fri) Last day for Lifestyle photos

13th (Tues) Rooms 5,6,7,8 Arts Festival 12.30-1.30pm

Term 2 2012 23 April to 29th June

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

15th (Thurs) Whole school evening and Year 6 celebration followed by BBQ!

Term 3 2012 16 July to 28 September

19th (Mon) 1.30pm End of Term 4

Term 4 2012 15 October to 17th December


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