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West Rolleston Primary School

Newsletter - Term 2 Week 6, Thursday 7th June 2018

Upcoming key dates

Term 3

Monday 23rd July - Friday 28th September

Term 4

Monday 15th October - Monday 17th December 

Contents

Message from the Principal

by Sylvia Fidow

I was very proud to take the ambassadors to Ronald McDonald house this morning to gift our mufti day donation money. As you can see Heath even took a pile of home baking to share with the families as well.

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Update on our Kāhui Ako or Community of Learning

by Sylvia Fidow

Congratulations to Susan Jackson (West Melton Principal) and Sandra Keenan who were appointed as shared leaders of our Kāhui Ako - Ngā peka o Tauwharekākaho

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Cross Country

by West Rolleston

Zone Cross Country

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Kiwi Spelling Bee Competition

by West Rolleston

This year the University of Canterbury is delighted to launch the great Kiwi Spelling Bee competition for primary and intermediate schools Y5-8. The Kiwi Spelling Bee competition is written by New Zealand teachers for New Zealand students and is based on the New Zealand curriculum. The online competitions will be run in Term 3, from 30th July to 17th August 2018 at a time suitable to the school. All participating students will be awarded a certificate and prizes will be awarded to top students in each year group. The cost for a student to participate is $8.50. Please email Megan Murray at meganmurray@westrolleston.school.nz for further information.

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Matariki Evening

by West Rolleston

West Rolleston will be hosting a celebration of Matariki on the evening of Wednesday 20th June from 4.30pm for shared kai and a performance from our Kapa Haka group.

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News from around the school

by West Rolleston

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Paid Union Meetings 26th June

by West Rolleston

Following on from the recent offer from the government, teachers are now attending these meetings to vote whether we accept this offer or decline it and look at taking further action.

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School Notices

by West Rolleston

Please find below important school notices

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Keeping Ourselves Safe

by West Rolleston

Over the next few weeks we will be teaching the personal safety programme Keeping Ourselves Safe.

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Welcome to our new learners

by West Rolleston

We are very excited to have our new learners start at West Rolleston Primary School.

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School Disco

by West Rolleston

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this terms school disco that was meant to be on the Friday 17th August. Look out for one in term 4 instead.

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About Anxiety in Children

by West Rolleston

We are excited to offer a Workshop for parents called “About Anxiety in Children” which covers how anxiety works, what it looks like in children and tips to manage anxiety. It will be discussion based, and there will be an opportunity for parents to ask questions and talk about strategies. It will be run by Ursula McCulloch, a clinical psychologist with years of experience in working with children, now based at the School Based Mental Health Team. Date: Thursday 5 July Time: 6:30 – 8pm in Te Ara Maia

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Community Notices

by West Rolleston

Please see below for information on events from around the community that you may be interested in

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