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Senior Arts Festival - The Drama Elective performing their reinactment of the Rugby World Cup Final. They used the four key elements of drama - you could have heard a pin drop!

the scoop

DEC 14

2011

Welcome to Noah Lovelock, Graces little brother, to Room 8. Noah is our last New Entrant for the year and only has a few days at school then a lovely long holiday. As the final full week of the 2011 school year comes to a crescendo I have had the privilege of reading all your children's reports. They give a picture into the learning life of school and are complete when we sit down early in Term 1 one on one with you and your child at goal setting conferences. There is so much more to educating children than administering a narrow assessment every now and then. Education is not a consumable. It is not a commodity. It is a learning relationship. Lately I

have been reading a book titled 'Whats the Point of School Rediscovering the Heart of Education, by Guy Claxtons. His begins his book by writing, 'The purpose of education is to prepare young people for the future. Schools should be helping young people develop the capacities they will need to thrive. What they need, and want, is the confidence to talk to strangers, to try things out, to handle tricky situations, to stand up for themselves, to ask for help, to think new thoughts.' The key to develop such qualities are gained by students working in groups researching engaging projects involving skills of collaboration, discussion and attitudes of self organisation. Our recent celebrations

of this terms learning by both the junior and senior teams showcased just that. It was amazing to see our children sharing their learning experiences - all based on solid foundation work which gives the opportunity to develop those all important life skills.This Thursday night is another chance to acknowledge a step change for our Year 6 students as they get ready to head off to their respective high schools. I look forward to seeing you there to celebrate with them and our overall school year. Regards

Tim
Principal

Kia tu Pakari

From strong foundations we grow and stand tall together

Benjamin and Campbell get up close and personal with a bearded dragon at East Road Pets last week on the end of year aviary trip.

Community:
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Sports Notices:
Football U6 MB Chelsea v Woodland Won POD Jake Stoddart

School News:
2012 Stationery: In your childs report
envelope we have included information about the OfficeMax back to school stationery online ordering which will be available to use from this Friday. They have our class requirements loaded on to their website for you to order from. Some of the items will need to be purchased and some you may already have at home i.e. rulers, pencils etc. You may include any other items that you wish to purchase. There will be a link on the school website that will take you directly to OfficeMax. Please note that some items are only available from Office Max.

Year 6 Day: thanks to everyone who


has offered to come and provide transport. Students will need comfortable shoes, snacks, sunscreen, hats, drink bottles and a raincoat (just in case). Please feel free to come and join us at any time - email me at school and I'll send a secret reply with our top secret location. Brace yourselves for an action packed day!

U8 MB Man U v Little Parkers Draw POD Adam Stevens Basketball Singlets - Please return these by Thursday to the office in a named plastic bag.

We wish you all a safe and very happy Christmas and Holiday.

Lost Property: This will be displayed at


assembly on Friday. If there is anyone that could take home, wash and deliver unclaimed items to the Sallies it would be appreciated.

Aviary 2012: Thank you to the children


who looked after the aviary this year especially Simone, Bethany and Ruby who managed the running of the operation this year and helped select Brooke King, Sophie White, Campbell Henderson and Benjamin McIntyre to take over next year as managers. If anyone could help look after the aviary for the 2 weeks 2nd to 14th January please contact Irene at the office.

Literature Circle Books: SOS call for


our missing Literature Circle Books. Please check at home, in the book shelf, under the bed etc for any books that belong to school. We have quite a list of books that have not been handed in. Return to your teacher please.

Teddy Bears Picnic: Junior School


Teddy Bears Picnic will be held this Friday 16th from 12-2pm at Anderson Park. Reminder for children to have suitable walking shoes, clothes and no heat ups.

Vizi Vest Reminder: All Year 6 visi


vests are to be returned on their last day here. Your help with this is appreciated as we have children waiting for vests to be issued next year. Thank you.

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Liam and Lucy using the new ipad to practice Parachute Drop in Room 3 recently.

Week 8 Term 4
Room 1 wish you all a great holiday. We will be bringing 10 books home to enjoy and to read often to maintain our reading skills. Please collect these up at the end of the holidays and return them to your new classroom. Homework books, published story books and any other books sent home can stay at home. If there are any books still to use I have forwarded them on to the next teacher. We are looking forward to our picnic on Friday and hope this fine weather continues well into the summer break. I have had a fantastic journey with your children this year and the highlight for me has been seeing the progress and high achievements in so many areas. Your support with homework has been such a huge part of this achievement - thank you and happy holidays. Room 2 is busy enjoying making some christmas things this week and enjoying our end of year celebrations. We are looking forward to our pyjama disco party on Thursday and the teddy bears picnic on Friday. There will be reading books sent home over the holidays. Reading a little and often will help maintain the super progress all the children have made this year. Have a merry, merry christmas and a happy holiday! Room 3 is really excited about our play house. If you haven't been in to see it come in and have a look, it's very big. As the long holidays approach it is a good time to mention the need for a little reading and maths practice every few days. A little time spent on this makes a big difference at the start of next year. I have to say a big thank you to the parents who have helped in the class this year the help has been much appreciated. I hope everyone has great holiday break so that you can enjoy your wonderful children. Merry Christmas. Room 4 It has been a great year of learning and team building in Room 4. I appreciate your support, thank you. As we tidy up for the end of the year it would be helpful if you could please send a plastic bag along to school for your child to bring their books home in. We are looking forward to our picnic in the park on Friday. This year seems to have flown by. Here are some of our thoughts about it : Swimming was fun. Adam Writing is cool because we have been writing letters to people. Liam We learnt about division in Maths. Ashley I like fitness because you get to run and play some games. Delta I like art because we got to make pretty things and we learnt about art. Ingrid Certificates: Blake Swinburne, Ethan White Room 5 Wow this is the last week. The children are still buzzing over their performances today. Well done guys. You all made me very proud Inquiry was a lot a fun. I enjoyed dancing and giving everyone a fright. Corbin We are happy our sculpture design of the Kahikatea tree was chosen to be made. Rose and Emily. I liked it when I dramatised being injured. Thomas I think rugby world cup was the best. Aidan I enjoyed kicking the winning goal. Blake A big thank you to you all for your help and support over the year. Wishing you a very happy and safe Christmas. Kiri Room 6 Thanks for the amazing year, Ive loved my time back at Myross Bush. This is a great school which is moving forward in so many ways. I will miss all of the students and staff. Here are some one liners from our Arts Festival Day yesterday: I really liked pulling the paper off the mural Millie The mural looks fantastic, I like the bright colours Greer I was really nervous about singing the song in front of everyone Hannah Room 7 What a great way to end the term and the year with an 'Arts Festival'. All children showed their talents in the 4 Art areas, and really impressed our hot audience! This week we have been finishing off our great learning in class with some still asking to be tested on their spelling today!!! Please keep looking at home for the missing Literature Circle books...a prize if you find them. Have a great holiday everyone. Enjoy the sun and slip, slop, slap Room 8 Andrew - We created a magnificent mural about what represents Myross Bush School. It has definitely brightened up the Activity Centre. Emma - I liked our inquiry about wearable arts because I got to wear a dress that I made. I learned that you have to make it properly or else it falls apart. We made sure we measured and made it fit you properly. Mr Herring. We've had a great last week so far! It would be fantastic to see as many parents as possible joining us this Thursday for the Year 6 day. It's a mystery to the students but if you email me I'll let you in on our secret and you can meet us there! markherringnz@gmail.com

Last Day Arrangements:

Finish at 12.30pm for lunch and pick up, bus will run at 1.30pm sharp. Children from both runs will be on the bus together.There will be no staff at school from 1.30pm.

from the classroom

December
15th (Thurs) Whole school evening and Year 6 celebration at 5.30pm followed by BBQ!

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

Updated 14 December 2011

16th (Fri) 12-2pm Junior School Teddy Bears Picnic at Anderson Park. Walking shoes, suitable clothes and no heat ups.

Term 2 2012 23 April to 29th June

19th (Mon) End of Term 4

Term 3 2012 16 July to 28 September

calendar

Last D ay Arr angeme Finish nts at 12.3 0pm fo and pic r lunch k up, b us will 1.30pm run at sharp. Childre from b n oth run s will b the bu e on s toget her. There will be no staf school f at after 1 .30pm.

Term 4 2012 15 October to 17th December

We loo k forwa r d to seeing you tom orrow night a t 5.30p m. Sausag es - $2 Burger s - $4 Drink $1