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Balmacewen Intermediate School

School Newsletter: March 2021

IMPORTANT DATES:

Friday 2nd April: Good Friday (Easter) No school.

Monday 5th April: Easter Monday. No school.

Tuesday 6th April: Easter Tuesday. No school.

Friday 16th April: Last day of term 1.

Monday 3rd May: First day of term 2.

Tuesday 4th - Friday 7th May: Room 8 at Berwick Camp.


Contents

Message from the Principal

by Andrew Hunter

We're really enjoying getting to know your child. Building relationships is a key message we continue to share.

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Year 8 Happenings

by Terry Tarapi

Kia Ora families and friends of our Year 8 whanau, here is our latest news.

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Year 7 News

by Lisa Dixon

Our students have had a very busy term and are now in the middle of creating their first PBL project of the year - working on an exhibit to show their Turangawaewae.

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New tools, New ideas and Testing Ourselves

by Mark Henderson

Year 8 students are building model waka. Year 7 students are working with plastic.

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Year 7 Writing

by Lisa Dixon

Over this term in Year 7 we have been focusing on using our senses to develop our creative writing skills. Here is some of our writing from this term.

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Fabrics - Year 7 Cushions!

by Angela Burden

Our first rotation have completed their cushion and have hopefully been enjoying using something they have created in Fabrics. Our next group of Year 7's have just completed their colour swatch and they have chosen some funky fabrics.

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Fabrics - Year 8 Softies

by Angela Burden

We have completed our Softies and there is a lot to be proud of! Well done Year 8 Softie designers and creators! All Year 8 classes are now developing their understanding of the Screen Printing Process - watch this space ...

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Room 7 camp to Berwick

by Sara Quelch

Room 7 were the first Year 8 class to head out to Berwick camp this year. They have contributed some great pieces of writing to share their camp experiences...

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Touch

by Alex Buttery

Our 7 teams are having fun down at the oval on a Thursday.

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Year 8 Pies

by Alex Buttery

The first group of pies have been made and eaten.

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What's hot in the Kitchen?

by Alex Buttery

The second group is working hard in the foods room.

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School photographs

by Sara Quelch

School photos will take place at school on Tuesday 13th April. All students need to have their correct school uniform including their school jersey, correct socks and acceptable jewellery as per the school website for this photograph please.

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League

by Alex Buttery

Balmacewen entered 2 teams in the ORL annual rugby league carnival on Friday 19th March at Kettle Park.

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I am an artist

by Mary Brady

Year 7 students explored and learned a variety of new painting techniques. They developed ideas around symbols to tell their story. We focused on developing skills to become more independent learners.

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ART: All A.Round Me

by Mary Brady

We've been telling our stories about what inspires us. The students learned the skills of developing ideas, composition, colour work, drawing, and then painting skills. We also focused on developing our use of Super Skills to help us become more skilled learners.

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PBL - A guide for parents

by Sara Quelch

You may have heard your child talking about their 'PBL' project. If you are wondering what PBL stands for and what PBL is, then read on for an explanation and some examples

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Teachers only day.

by Sara Quelch

For your calendar... We have a teacher only day on Friday 18th June (Term 2)

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Important guidelines for students who are sick....

by Sara Quelch

We have had a number of children reported absent from school this term because of sickness, particularly vomiting and diarrhoea. Please be aware that, as per the Ministry of Health guidelines: Students who have had vomiting or diarrhoea should be kept at home until well, and for 48 hours after the last episode of diarrhoea or vomiting.

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Chicken Pox

by Sara Quelch

We have recently been notified of a couple of cases of Chickenpox in our school. Chickenpox (varicella) is a very contagious disease. It causes small itchy blisters on your skin.

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Community Notices

Community Notices...

by Sara Quelch

Please find attached links to PDF's and images for various community events, holiday programmes etc.

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