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Newsletter 10 March 2015

10 March 2015                                          Term 1 Week 6                                                               15/6

Dear Parents & Caregivers
Kia ora koutou katoa

The Great 2015 School Fair
What a great day we had on Saturday – the weather turned out to be much better than we anticipated; there was a really positive buzz about the place; there were ample helpers; and the goods for sale were of a high quality AND the committee raised a lot of money for our children.

My sincere and heartfelt thanks to Jesseme and her solid band of organisers – everything went like clockwork from set-up to clean-up. Well done!

Thanks also to all of those who donated time, goods including the million or so cakes and other baking, all of which sold out!) and money; thanks to those who hit up the local businesses, those who sold raffle tickets and those who broadcast the news of the fair far and wide; those who ran stalls.

Finally, thanks to the sponsors who have been amazingly generous. I am sure the fair committee will publish a list of them so we can support them. Congratulations to all involved!

Kia kaha tatou katoa ki te tautoko o tatou tamariki, mokopuna hoki.

John McKenzie
Principal

Assembly
Assembly this Friday will be held in the hall at 2.20pm It will be led by H1 with items by S1 and H3. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend.

Wheels Days
On Friday lunchtimes the senior children may ride their bikes, scooters, skateboards etc at school. Children who bring their bikes will need to wear a helmet. It is recommended that children wear a helmet when riding their scooters or skateboards. Peter McDonald, the bike man, will be at school during this time to help children with any bike repairs.

School Dental Service
There are dental school visits for some children this Friday. If you have received consent forms for your child, please complete and return to the office.

Scholastic Book Club
The issue 2 booklet was sent home last week. Orders with money need to be into the office by next Friday 20 March. If you are paying by cheque please make payable to Scholastic NZ.

Alert
We have had a report from a school parent of a dodgy person hanging around Woodhaugh gardens recently.

 Peastraw For Sale: Contact Amy 0272569182

Sports News
Flippaball
The Awesome Orcas drew 4 goals each on Sunday; the Electric Eels lost both games they played; and the Awesome Octopus played a great game and won 6 goals to 3.

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A Message from the Fair Committee
The fair was a huge success on Saturday! A huge thanks to everyone who came along and supported our school, who helped on the stalls, committee members and all the behind the scenes people. Remember to support our sponsors who gave such wonderful prizes, names are on board in foyer. Congratulations to all the raffle winners. A final amount is on its way…watch out next week for a newsletter with more detail. If you took any photos at the fair please email them to nevnschoolfair@gmail.com

Jesseme and fair committee.

Pictured are the Kapa Haka group performing at the opening of the fair on Saturday.

Fair Kapa Haka 1

Pictured are Mrs Staynes and Mrs McGregor admiring the delicious cakes, biscuits and sweets for sale.

Fair cakes

2015 Term Dates

Term 1 Monday 2 February – Thursday 2 April

Term 2 Monday 20 April – Friday 3 July

Term 3 Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September

Term 4 Monday 12 October – Wednesday 16 Dec

Total of 384 half days

Statutory Holidays during term time

Otago Anniversary Day            Monday 23 March

Anzac Day Monday 27 April

Queen’s Birthday Monday 1 June

Labour Day Monday 26 October

 Dates to Note

March

10,11 Goal Setting Interviews

10 Malaysian Education students visit 9am-12pm

13 Assembly 2.20pm led by H1, items by S1 & H3

17 Whanau Hui 4.30pm

19 Rainbow Class H4 1.15-2.45pm

20 Assembly 2.20pm led by H3, items by S2 & H1

20 Scholastic Issue 2 closes

23 Otago Anniversary Day – school closed

26 Golf – senior classes

27 Assembly 2.20pm led by H4, items by S3 & H6

30 Fire Service visit – Junior School 1.15-3pm

31 Athletics day

April

1 Fire Service visit – Junior School 1.15-3pm

1 Art Gallery Visit am Seniors

2 Art Gallery Visits am/pm Seniors

2 End of Term 1

20 Start of T2

21 Swimming Block commences

30 Swimming Block ends

PTA News
Next PTA Meeting
The next meeting will be held today 10th March at 3.20pm in the Group Teaching room in the College block. New members are welcome to attend.

School Lunches
Easy Lunches are available on Mondays & Thursdays. The lunches consist of sandwich or pizza bun, fruit, a muffin, popcorn, and a dessert. The cost is $3.50 or $4.50 for a larger lunch. Orders with money need to be into the office by 9am.

Subway Lunches are available on Wednesdays. The order envelopes are available at the office. Orders with money need to be into the office by 3pm on Tuesday.

PTA Lunches
PTA lunches start this Friday with a sausage and bread with onions and sauce for $2. Please send orders with money in an envelope with your child’s name and room number on it.

Community News
Han Ma Um Dunedin Olympic Taekwondo: Experienced Instructors. Classes are held in the North East Valley Normal School hall from 6-8pm. Ph: 0274125770 or Email: dunedinolympictkd@hotmail.co.nz

Mad March Kids Triathlon: Sunday 15 March starting at 11.30am at the Mosgiel Pool. 6-8 years and 9-11 years. Individual and teams. Further details contact Mike Harris 0274808946 or www.go2fitness.co.nz

Northern Junior Football Club: Registration for 2015 season now open. Ages 5 up.. Fun Day – Sunday 15th March 11am to 3pm. For more information or to register online go to http://www.northernjunior.sportingpulse.net or find Northern Juniors under the Club Directory on Football South website Any problems or enquiries please email: register.northernjuniors@gmail

Chat Bus City Safari: is a fundraiser being held on Saturday 21 March. It is like the Amazing Race, without the difficult tasks. You just have to answer questions. Categories for families or adult teams, beginning and ending at Forsyth Barr Stadium, and traversing the city by foot and by public bus, to answer questions and earn points. Score the most points in the 3 hours given, but don’t be late, because your points will be eaten up – for every minute you are late you lose points. A great fun-filled way to find out stuff you never knew about Dunedin, while having fun with your family/workmates, and earn prizes as well. Spot prizes and give-aways, as well as winners prizes. Sign up online at www.citysafaridunedin.co.nz.

Tall Ship Visit: Saturday, 14th March from 10am – 12 noon The Sea Education Association and the Sailing School Vessel Robert C. Seamans will be making a return visit to Dunedin and holding an “Open Day” aboard the vessel at the Harbour Basin (Birch Street Wharf) in Dunedin on 14th March. The Robert C. Seamans is a 134-foot steel brigantine and is the most sophisticated oceanographic research/sailing school vessel ever built in the United States. This voyage is part of the SEA Semester’s Global Ocean New Zealand study abroad programme. For more details of the ship and progammes see: http://www.sea.edu/. Local contact: NZ Marine Studies Centre 03-479 5826, marine-studies@otago.ac.nz

Does Your Child Need Extra Help With Their Reading?  Remedial Reading specialist available to help. Qualified teacher aide Level 4: Available for after school, in home or at school. Affordable rates. Contact Morag 0272799569. References available.

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Ken's last day

Newsletter 4 March 2015

4 March 2015                                            Term 1 Week 5                                                               15/5

Dear Parents & Caregivers
Kia ora koutou katoa

Week 5
Bi-lingual Class
The bi-lingual class has started for the year. Mrs Kewene-Edwards will teach this class each Wednesday morning. At this stage no new enrolments will be accepted – the class is large enough. When places become available we will inform the whanau.

Whanau Hui
I would like to have a whanau hui this month – Tuesday 17 March at 4.30pm. We will discuss:

  • Ÿ Values and virtues of our Kura.
  • Ÿ Ta taiako.

While the hui is pitched at Maori whanau all are welcome to attend.

Wheels Friday and Sandpit Use
We are returning to separating juniors and seniors using the sandpit and having ‘wheels day’. So, this week, the sandpit is for the children in the senior block and wheels day on Friday will be restricted to juniors.

Next week the juniors will have exclusive use of the sandpit and the seniors will have wheels Friday.

Lateness and Earliness
The school is open for business at 8.30am. Children are not to come to school before 8.30am unless by arrangement with the principal. Similarly children need to collected at 3.00pm each day – teachers schedule meetings with parents and have other commitments to attend to after school and are not available to watch the children until their parents arrive. If you find yourself unable to collect your child by 3.00pm then let the office know.

The Fair
The fair is the first since 2002 and is shaping up to be a great day. Good luck to all who are taking part!

Kia kaha tatou katoa ki te tautoko o tatou tamariki, mokopuna hoki.

John McKenzie
Principal

Welcome
Welcome to Phoenix and Malaki who have started in H4 with Mrs Will.

Rainbow Class
Rainbow class will be held in room H4 this Thursday from 1.15-2.45pm. This is a fun class taken by Mrs Will, the new entrant teacher, to aid the children’s transition to school. If you have a 4 year old who would like to join in, please contact Mrs Will or the office.

Assembly
There is no assembly this Friday as the hall is being prepared for the fair.

Wheels Days
On Friday lunchtimes the junior children may ride their bikes, scooters, skateboards etc at school. Children who bring their bikes will need to wear a helmet. It is recommended that children wear a helmet when riding their scooters or skateboards. Peter McDonald, the bike man, will be at school during this time to help children with any bike repairs.

Pupil Profiles
Please remember to return your child’s pupil profile to school noting any updates.

School Dental Service
There are dental school visits for some children this Friday. If you have received consent forms for your child, please complete and return to the office.

Ken Harvey’s Retirement Picture 30+ years of  service to our school.

Ken's last day

 

All the Fun of the Fair This Saturday 11am to 2pm

Helpers
Helpers are still needed. Contact Jesseme nevnschoolfair@gmail.com or the office.

Baking
On Friday please bring your baking to the back of the hall to the new sliding kitchen window where there will be willing helpers to receive it.

Peastraw
Peastraw will be available at the fair this Saturday.

Change
Remember to bring plenty of small change i.e. coins and lower denomination notes.

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2015 Term Dates

Term 1 Monday 2 February – Thursday 2 April

Term 2 Monday 20 April – Friday 3 July

Term 3 Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September

Term 4 Monday 12 October – Wednesday 16 Dec

Total of 384 half days

 Statutory Holidays during term time

Otago Anniversary Day            Monday 23 March

Anzac Day Monday 27 April

Queen’s Birthday Monday 1 June

Labour Day Monday 26 October

 Dates to Note

March

2-6 Walk ‘n’ Wheel Week

5 Rainbow Class H4 1.15-2.45pm

6 No Assembly today

School Fair 11am-2pm

9 Art Gallery Trip am Seniors

9,10,11 Goal Setting Interviews

10 Malaysian Education students visit 9am-12pm

13 Assembly 2.20pm led by H1, items by S1 & H3

17 Whanau Hui 4.30pm

19 Rainbow Class H4 1.15-2.45pm

20 Assembly 2.20pm led by H3, items by S2 & H1

21 Otago Anniversary Day – school closed

26 Golf – senior classes

27 Assembly 2.20pm led by H4, items by S3 & H6

30 Fire Service visit – Junior School 1.15-3pm

31 Athletics day

April

1 Fire Service visit – Junior School 1.15-3pm

1 Art Gallery Visit am Seniors

2 Art Gallery Visits am/pm Seniors

2 End of Term 1

20 Start of T2

21 Swimming Block commences

30 Swimming Block ends

Sports News
Flippaball
The Awesome Orcas had a big win on Sunday 7 goals to 0; the Electric Eels lost 2 goals to 6; and the Awesome Octopus played 2 games on Sunday drawing the first game 1 goal each and losing the second game 1 goal to 9.

School Lunches
Easy Lunches are available on Mondays & Thursdays.

The lunches consist of sandwich or pizza bun, fruit, a muffin, popcorn, and a dessert. The cost is $3.50 or $4.50 for a larger lunch. Orders with money need to be into the office by 9am.

Subway Lunches are available on Wednesdays. The order envelopes are available at the office. Orders with money need to be into the office by 3pm on Tuesday.

Community News
Jonathan Rhodes Kindergarten: We are sessional and have spaces available now. All teachers are fully qualified and fully registered. We pride ourselves on our environment and sense of fun. Phone 4739107.

Han Ma Um Dunedin Olympic Taekwondo: Experienced Instructors. Classes are held in the North East Valley Normal School hall from 6-8pm. Ph: 0274125770 or Email: dunedinolympictkd@hotmail.co.nz

You PT Personal Training: 1 on 1 personal training; 1 on 2 personal training; group sessions: minimum 5/maximum 10 people. Special prices for NEV Normal parents and friends (mention ad for discount). Contact Layton on 02040769321 or email youptpersonaltraining@yahoo.com.au or follow me on facebook www.facebook.com/youptpersonaltraining.

Mad March Kids Triathlon: Sunday 15 March starting at 11.30am at the Mosgiel Pool. 6-8 years and 9-11 years. Individual and teams. Further details contact Mike Harris 0274808946 or www.go2fitness.co.nz

Northern Junior Football Club: Registration for 2015 season now open. Ages 5 up.. Fun Day – Sunday 15th March 11am to 3pm. For more information or to register online go to http://www.northernjunior.sportingpulse.net or find Northern Juniors under the Club Directory on Football South website Any problems or enquiries please email: register.northernjuniors@gmail

Communicating with Tricky Teenagers Workshop: Saturday 14 March 9am-12.30pm. Contact Karyn Chalk 473 7087, 02102754881 or email Karyn@changingways.co.nz

Foster Carers Needed: by Child, Youth and Family. Full training and financial support. Contact Rose Scott 9553438 or Jenny McConnell 9553470.

Harbour Junior Rugby Club: come along to register for the 2015 season on either Sunday 8th March 10-11am or Tuesday 10th March 4-5pm at clubrooms, Watson Park, Port Chalmers.Subs for season are $45 individual or $80 family.

Print your Holiday Photos
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Beach Education

Newsletter 24 February 2015

24 February 2015                                             Term 1 Week 4                                                      15/4

Dear Parents & Caregivers
Kia ora koutou katoa

Upcoming Events
This is a short term – only 9 weeks – and we have lots on. We have changed a few dates so please note the following:

  • Ÿ Next week is Walk ‘n’ Wheel Week where we try to get as many children as possible to walk or wheel all or part of the way to school;
  • ŸThere will not be assembly on Friday 6th March as the hall will be taken over by the Fair
    Committee on that day;
  • Ÿ7th March is the school fair – starting at 11am. See the enclosed notice;
  • ŸWeek 6, beginning the 9th March: goal setting interviews. Slips will be issued next week;
  • ŸAthletics Day was meant to be on Friday 13 March but we have changed this to Tuesday 31st March;
  • ŸOtago Anniversary is a public holiday – Monday 23 March;
  • ŸThe Science Expo was due to be held on 31st of March – this has been changed to accommodate the Athletics Sports and will happen later in the year.

Ken Harvey’s Retirement
Ken Harvey is retiring. His last day is this Friday. Ken has been the school caretaker for 30 years. During that time he has seen many children, teachers and principals come and go. He has outlasted them all and is our longest serving staff member. The trustees and the staff acknowledge the immeasurable contribution Ken has made to the school over the years, and wish him a long, happy and healthy retirement.

Kia Kaha tatou Katoa ki te tautoko o tatou tamariki, mokopuna hoki.

John McKenzie
Principal

Welcome
Welcome to Ollie who has started in H4 with Mrs Will. We welcome his family to our school community.

Beach Education Trips
Thank you to the parents and caregivers who assisted with the beach education trips last week. The teachers report that they were very successful and enjoyed by all.

Assembly
Assembly will be held in the school hall this Friday commencing at 2.20pm. Assembly will be led by S2 with items by S3 and H4. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend.

Wheels Days
On Friday lunchtimes children may ride their bikes, scooters, skateboards etc at school. Children who bring their bikes will need to wear a helmet. It is recommended that children wear a helmet when riding their scooters or skateboards. Peter McDonald, the bike man, will be at school during this time to help children with any bike repairs.

Scholastic Book Club
Orders with money for Issue 1 need to be into the office by this Friday 27 February. If you are paying by cheque, please make payable to Scholastic NZ.

Pupil Profiles
Pupil profiles were sent home yesterday for parents/caregivers to check address and phone contact details. Please update where necessary and return to the office by this Friday.

School Activity Donation
A summary of your child’s school activity donation will be sent home later this week. Please ensure payment is made to cover term 1 at least. We are happy for payment to be made in full, termly or weekly. If you wish to pay by automatic payment or internet banking the school account number is 03 1726 005551500.

School Dental Service
There are dental school visits for some children this Friday. If you have received consent forms for your child, please complete and return to the office.

Peastraw
Peastraw will be available for pickup from Bonnington Street this Saturday from 1pm on. Deliveries can be made for $2 extra per bale for 3 or more bales. Contact Amy on 0272569182 to arrange.

Sports News
Flippaball
The Awesome Orcas played 2 games on Sunday losing the first game 1 goal to 7 and winning the second game 4 goals to 2; the Electric Eels lost 1 goal to 6; and the Awesome Octopus lost in a close game 2 goals to 3. Thank you to those families who have paid the flippaball fee.

School Lunches
Easy Lunches are available on Mondays & Thursdays. The lunches consist of sandwich or pizza bun, fruit, a muffin, popcorn, and a dessert. The cost is $3.50 or $4.50 for a larger lunch. Orders with money need to be into the office by 9am.

Subway Lunches are available on Wednesdays. The order envelopes are available at the office. Orders with money need to be into the office by 3pm on Tuesday.

2015 Term Dates

Term 1 Monday 2 February – Thursday 2 April

Term 2 Monday 20 April – Friday 3 July

Term 3 Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September

Term 4 Monday 12 October – Wednesday 16 Dec

Total of 384 half days

Statutory Holidays during term time

Otago Anniversary Day            Monday 23 March

Anzac Day                                   Monday 27 April

Queen’s Birthday                       Monday 1 June

Labour Day                                 Monday 26 October

 Dates to Note

February

27 Assembly 2.20pm led by S2, items by S3 & H4

 March

2-6 Walk ‘n’ Wheel Week

5 Rainbow Class H4 1.15-2.45pm

6 No Assembly today

School Fair 11am-2pm

9 Art Gallery Trip am Seniors

9,10,11 Goal Setting Interviews

13 Assembly 2.20pm led by H1, items by S1 & H3

19 Rainbow Class H4 1.15-2.45pm

20 Assembly 2.20pm led by H3, items by S2 & H1

23 Otago Anniversary Day – school closed

26 Golf – senior classes

27 Assembly 2.20pm led by H4, items by S3 & H6

30 Fire Service visit – Junior School 1.15-3pm

31 Athletics day

 April

1 Fire Service visit – Junior School 1.15-3pm

1 Art Gallery Visit am Seniors

2 Art Gallery Visits am/pm Seniors

2 End of Term 1

20 Start of T2

21 Swimming Block commences

30 Swimming Block ends

Beach Education

Community News

Jonathan Rhodes Kindergarten: We are sessional and have spaces available now. All teachers are fully qualified and fully registered. We pride ourselves on our environment and sense of fun. Phone 4739107.

Han Ma Um Dunedin Olympic Taekwondo: Experienced Instructors. Classes are held in the North East Valley Normal School hall from 6-8pm. Ph: 0274125770 or Email: dunedinolympictkd@hotmail.co.nz

Future Homebased Childcare: Need quality homebased childcare for your preschooler? Contact Sarah on 027 788 0601 or via email on sarah@fhbc.co.nz

Northern Junior Football Club: Registration for 2015 season now open. Ages 5 up.. Fun Day – Sunday 15th March 11am to 3pm. For more information or to register online go to http://www.northernjunior.sportingpulse.net or find Northern Juniors under the Club Directory on Football South website Any problems or enquiries please email: register.northernjuniors@gmail

MA-FI ARTS: After School Arts Programme, 1st Floor – Room 104, King Edward Court (KEC) Cnr Stuart St and York Place. Classes run by 2 Professional Art Teachers/Artists in a Large, Warm, Well Equipped Studio. Drawing*Painting*Sculpture**Print-Making*Pottery* Mask-Making.  Open: Daily: 3 – 6:15pm. Session time 3hrs daily at $22.50/time.  All Materials Included. Enquiries/Enrolments: Matthew or Fiona Ph-KEC 477 6112 / Hm 472-8072 / Cell. 021-114-7971. Email: ma-fiarts@clear.net.nz  Web: www.ma-fiarts.co.nz

Communicating with Tricky Teenagers Workshop: Saturday 14 March 9am-12.30pm. Contact Karyn Chalk 473 7087, 02102754881 or email Karyn@changingways.co.nz

Carnegie Art Studio: After school classes 3-6pm, Carnegie Centre. Enrol www.carnegieart.co.nz or enquiries 0211430122.

Harbour Junior Rugby Club: come along to register for the 2015 season on either Sunday 8th March 10-11am or Tuesday 10th March 4-5pm at clubrooms, Watson Park, Port Chalmers.Subs for season are $45 individual or $80 family.

Print your Holiday Photos
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Newsletter 17 February 2015

17 February 2015         Term 1 Week 3         15/3

Dear Parents & Caregivers
Kia ora koutou katoa

Fish ‘n’ Chip Evening
What a great atmosphere at the fish ‘n’ chip evening last Thursday. The weather was just perfect and having an activity for the children meant parents could have a good catch up. One parent said to me “This is why I love this school – we are such a community”. I agree – the evening showed how relaxed people are with each other.

The school fair is coming up – this is as much about us being a community as it is about fundraising. The event brings us together, united to advance our children’s learning. I therefore urge those not yet committed to some job at the fair to register yourself as soon as possible: “all hands to the pump!” To register, email Jesseme nevnschoolfair@gmail.com or talk to Sara in the office.

Kia Kaha tatou Katoa ki te tautoko o tatou tamariki, mokopuna hoki.

John McKenzie
Principal

Welcome
We welcome Ty who has started in H4 with Mrs Will and Tim who has started in S4 with Mrs Kewene-Edwards We welcome their families to our school community.

Beach Education Trips
This week the whole school is participating in beach education in support of the Science curriculum strand: Living World. Both trips are dependent on the weather being fine.

The senior school is going to Warrington Beach on Wednesday leaving school at 9am. Please ensure your child is at school well before 9am. The junior school will be going to Brighton Beach on Thursday leaving school at 9.45am.

The bus cost for senior school children is $4.40 each; and the cost for junior school children is $5.00 each. If you have not paid the school activity donation for term 1 at least please send the money to school with your child or make payment at the office.

Rainbow Class
The first transition to school class for 4 year olds is being held this Thursday 19 February from 1.15-2.45pm in room H4. If you have a 4 year old who would like to join this fun class, please contact Mrs Will or the office.

Assembly
Assembly will be held in the school hall this Friday commencing at 2.20pm. Assembly will be led by S3 with items by S2 and H1. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend.

Wheels Days
On Friday lunchtimes children may ride their bikes, scooters, skateboards etc at school. Children who bring their bikes will need to wear a helmet. It is recommended that children wear a helmet when riding their scooters or skateboards. Peter McDonald, the bike man, will be at school during this time to help children with any bike repairs.

Scholastic Book Club
Orders with money for Issue 1 need to be into the office by Friday 27 February. If you are paying by cheque, please make payable to Scholastic NZ.

No Hat Sit in the Shade
Children must wear a wide brimmed hat this term. Children without sun hats will remain in the shade during break times. School bucket sunhats are available from the school office for $14.50. Please ensure your child has a bucket type hat with a full brim or a legionnaire type sun hat. No caps please.

Road Patrol
Thank you to those parents/caregiver who have volunteered to assist with road patrol. We still have some vacant times if you are able to help. Contact Mrs Staynes or the office.

Advance Notice
Parent/Teacher/Child Goal Setting
The goal setting meetings will be held 9, 10, 11 March. This is when parents, children and teachers meet to set goals for the year. A notice will be sent home shortly in order for parents to book in times.

Sports News
Flippaball
The first flippaball games were held at Moana Pool on Sunday. The Awesome Orcas won 5 goals to 0; the Electric Eels lost 3 goals to 5; and the Awesome Octopus lost 0 goals to 9. The flippaball fee of $30 is due for payment now.

Sporting Success
Congratulations to Charlotte in H6 who has been selected for the Otago representative team at an athletics meeting in Invercargill on 1 March.

School Lunches
Easy Lunches are available on Mondays & Thursdays. The lunches consist of sandwich or pizza bun, fruit, a muffin, popcorn, and a dessert. The cost is $3.50 or $4.50 for a larger lunch. Orders with money need to be into the office by 9am.

Subway Lunches are available on Wednesdays. The order envelopes are available at the office. Orders with money need to be into the office by 3pm on Tuesday.

2015 Term Dates

Term 1 Monday 2 February – Thursday 2 April

Term 2 Monday 20 April – Friday 3 July

Term 3 Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September

Term 4 Monday 12 October – Wednesday 16 Dec

Total of 384 half days

Statutory Holidays during term time

Otago Anniversary Day            Monday 23 March

Anzac Day                                    Monday 27 April

Queen’s Birthday                        Monday 1 June

Labour Day                                  Monday 26 October

Dates to Note

February

18 Beach Education day – Senior School

19 Beach Education day – Junior School

19 Rainbow Class H4 1.15-2.45pm

20 Assembly 2.20pm led by S3, items by S2 & H1

27 Assembly 2.20pm led by S2, items by S3 & H4

March

5 Rainbow Class H4 1.15-2.45pm

6 Assembly 2.20pm led by S1, items by S4 & H6

School Fair 11am-2pm

9 Art Gallery Trip am Seniors

9,10,11 Goal Setting Evenings

13 Assembly 2.20pm led by H1, items by S1 & H3

19 Rainbow Class H4 1.15-2.45pm

20 Assembly 2.20pm led by H3, items by S2 & H1

23 Otago Anniversary Day – school closed

27 Assembly 2.20pm led by H4, items by S3 & H6

30 Fire Service visit – Junior School 1.15-3pm

April

1 Fire Service visit – Junior School 1.15-3pm

1 Art Gallery Visit am Seniors

2 Art Gallery Visits am/pm Seniors

2 End of Term 1

20 Start of T2

21 Swimming Block commences

30 Swimming Block ends

PTA News
PTA Hot Lunches in Terms 2 and 3
We are in desperate need of volunteers who can help with school lunches on a Friday. Anyone who is interested helping should contact Zoe at nevn.pta@gmail.com

Print your Holiday Photos
HappyMoose is a free mobile photo printing app from Dunedin. If you have an iPhone and you have taken some pictures on your summer holidays you can install the app from App Store and order prints from there. You can find more information about the app and the products at http://happymoose.nz.  Use promo code NEVN to get 10% off your purchase.

Community News

Jonathan Rhodes Kindergarten We are sessional and have spaces available now. All teachers are fully qualified and fully registered. We pride ourselves on our environment and sense of fun. Phone 4739107.

Southern Children’s Choir: Is your child interested in singing? The Southern Children’s Choir was established in 2007 for children aged 8 to 16 years old.  The children learn and perform a wide variety of music in a relaxed and fun environment. Rehearsals take place at Marama Hall, University of Otago, each Wednesday 7:00pm – 8:15pm during the school terms. If you are interested in finding out more, please contact: Rebecca Meikle 4771471 or email gmeikle@es.co.nz

Piano and Music Theory Lessons: Gareth Davies has spaces available for jazz, classical or mixed learning options for beginner to advanced students. Contact Gareth on 02108204658 or email gareths_email@hotmail.com

Dunedin Public Libraries Book Sale: Friday 20 February 4-8pm; Saturday 21 February 10am-4pm; Sunday 22 February 10am-3pm at the City Library carpark.

Otago Hockey Have a Go Day: for anyone who hasn’t played hockey and want to give it a go! Sunday 22 February at the hockey turf, Harbour Tce, Kids 11.30am-12.30pm; adults 12.30-1.30pm. Sticks provided if needed, shinpads and mouthguard recommended. Contact  Tory: coach@oha.org.nz

Future Homebased Childcare: Need quality homebased childcare for your preschooler? Contact Sarah on 027 788 0601 or via email on sarah@fhbc.co.nz

Northern Junior Football Club: Registration for 2015 season now open. Ages 5 up. Registration Day – Sunday 22nd February 11.30 to 2pm. Fun Day – Sunday 15th March 11am to 3pm. For more information or to register online go to http://www.northernjunior.sportingpulse.net or find Northern Juniors under the Club Directory on Football South website Any problems or enquiries please email: register.northernjuniors@gmail

30th Dunedin Girls Brigade Company: held at St Marks Presbyterian Church Hall, 304 Pine Hill Road starts back Wednesday the 18th February 2015. 6.00 – 7.30pm. Juniors 5-8 years old, Seniors 9-12 years and Pioneers 13 and up.

Te Wananga o Aotearoa Certificate in Social Work (Biculturalism in Practice Level 4. If you are wanting to work in social services this programme provides an introductory qualification to help you achieve your career goals. Starts March for 36 weeks. No fees. Contact Marian 4663435 or email Marian.McDonald@twoa.ac.nz

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Newsletter 11 February 2015

 

Board of Trustees

Family Fish and Chip Night

Tomorrow, Thursday 12 February at North East Valley Normal School

Starting at 4.30pm.

 Bring your fish and chips, picnic rug, bottle of wine and enjoy a get together with other school families.

Meet on the grass in front of the junior school.

Guitar players are welcome to entertain.

Bring your $2 coins and have fun playing laser tag in the inflatable arena (ages 5 years and up).

Tour the community garden.

Cancelled if raining or cold.

Hint: Order your fish and chips early to avoid a long wait.

 

Peastraw
We have been advised that the peastraw will not be delivered until Sunday 15 February at 4pm. If you are able to help unload and stack the peastraw please come along to Bonnington Street. Any queries please contact Amy Souquet on 0272569182.

T-Ball
If your child is interested in playing in a T-Ball team affiliated to the Dodgers Softball Club please contact the club as follows: – Dodgers Softball Club

http://www.sportsground.co.nz/dodgersdunedin

https://www.facebook.com/DodgersSoftballClubDunedin

A coach is available to take the team who is a current Otago Men’s representative and the OSA junior coaching development officer (he is also a student teacher).

Otago School of Piping and Drumming
Beginner’s classes: enrol for 2015: Bagpipes start Thursday 19 February 4.30-5.30pm; Drumming start Tuesday 17 February 5.30-6.30pm. Contact www.ospd.org.nz or contact Victoria 4891650 or ospd@ospd.org.nz

Valley Bike Repair Clinic
Free DIY bike workshop on Saturday 14 February from 10-11.30am at the Community Rooms, 262 North Road. Any queries phone 4738614.

Port Chalmers Swim Club 2015 Junior Triathlon
Bike/Run/Swim on Tuesday 17 February at the Port Chalmers Swimming Pool, Albertson Ave, Port Chalmers. Report time 5pm. Entries close Saturday 14 February. Entry forms email liciamihaka@gmail.com

St Johns Youth Programme
Learn first aid, healthcare, leadership skills. Penguins 6-8 years and Youth 8 to 18 years. Contact Glenys Riach 0800785646 ext 3656 or 0211668455

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Newsletter 10 February 2015

10 February 2015                                             Term 1 Week 2                                                      15/2

Dear Parents & Caregivers
Kia ora koutou katoa

Fees and Donation
There is always media coverage of school fees or donations at the start of each year. The theme this year seems to be tissues and tablets! Here are my comments: –

  1. The school donation is not compulsory;
  2. We use the donation exclusively for school trips, performances and the two swimming blocks;
  3. Families can pay their donation in full at anytime or by drip feed;
  4. Families who just cannot afford the cost can:
  • Ÿ Pay what they can afford;
  • Ÿ Just pay for trips and swimming as they arise;
  • Ÿ Talk to me to come to some other
    arrangement.
  • I can assure parents and the community that no child will miss out if their families cannot pay a donation.

Also we have no intention of insisting children bring a digital device to school but sending your child to school with a box of tissues is a really great idea, especially if they have a cold!

Kia Kaha tatou Katoa ki te tautoko o tatou tamariki, mokopuna hoki.

John McKenzie
Principal

Welcome
We welcome Jack and Molly who have started in H4 with Mrs Will. We welcome their families to our school community.

Assembly
Assembly will be held in the school hall this Friday commencing at 2.20pm. Assembly will be led by S4 with items by S1 and H3. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend.

Wheels Days
On Friday lunchtimes children may ride their bikes, scooters, skateboards etc at school. Children who bring their bikes will need to wear a helmet. It is recommended that children wear a helmet when riding their scooters or skateboards. Peter McDonald, the bike man, will be at school during this time to help children with any bike repairs.

School Stationery
It is expected that all children have their stationery now. Class stationery is available from the office at back to school prices.

Scholastic Book Club
Leaflets for Issue 1 went home yesterday. There is a new format this year with all age groups in one booklet. Orders with money need to be into the office by Friday 27 February. If you are paying by cheque, please make payable to Scholastic NZ.

School Dental Service
We have been advised by the Dental School that dental clinics will start this Friday 13 February. If your child is in need of relief of pain before then please contact Donna on 479 7189.

Flippaball
A number of children have indicated they would like to play Flippaball which commences at Moana Pool this Sunday. Forms and payment of $30.00 need to be into Mrs Hesson by Friday please.

Absence Notification
We are obliged to monitor and address attendance. Please phone the school and leave a message on the answer phone, or send a text to the school cell phone 027 nevn abs (027 6386 227) or email office@nevn.school.nz to advise absences.

Explanation of all absences is required for school records. Early departure during the day or changes from normal routine (e.g. medical appointments)require written authorisation.

After School Care
Kidz Inc OSCAR after school care is held in the school hall. For information, or to book, contact Andrew Bowen on 021982216.

No Hat Sit in the Shade
Children must wear a wide brimmed hat this term. Children without sun hats will remain in the shade during break times. School bucket sunhats are available from the school office for $14.50. Please ensure your child has a bucket type hat with a full brim or a legionnaire type sun hat. No caps please.

Road Patrol
Thank you to those parents/caregiver who have volunteered to assist with road patrol. We still have some vacant times if you are able to help. Contact Mrs Staynes or the office.

Peastraw Fundraiser
The peastraw is being delivered on Saturday morning to Bonnington Street between 8.30 and 9am. Helpers are need to unload and stack the bails. Any queries please contact Amy on 0272569182.

Fish and Chip Evening
The Board of Trustees is hosting a family fish and chip evening at school this Thursday 12 February from 4.30pm.

Weather permitting there will be an inflatable arena erected for games of laser tag. Games are around 5 minutes long, for ages 5years and up and cost $2 per game. Grant from Megazone (formerly Laserforce) will be running the games. Vouchers (12) for free games at Megazone will be handed out to children being caught being good at school.

During the fish n chip evening families are welcome to visit the community garden and try out the new obstacle course  on our mid-field playground. Families associated with the school are also welcome to attend.

School Fair Saturday 7 March 11-2pm
nevnschoolfair@gmail.com

It is less than a month ‘til the fair. Thank you to everyone who has donated goods and offered their time leading up to and on the day of the fair. Outside the office is a large board listing stalls still requiring volunteers. Please have a look where you can help and sign up!.

We are now requesting: Ÿ Donations of new and preloved goods (clothes, books, toys, unwanted gifts etc.). Bring them in to school or we can pick up.

  • ŸPlastic grocery bags and icecream containers.
  • ŸIf you can spare an hour of two to sell raffle tickets outside NW Gardens on either Thursday 26th February or Monday 2nd March between the hours of 12-6pm, let us know.
  • ŸKeep growing those plant cuttings.
  • ŸHandmade crafts – ask your children what you might be able to make together.

Any queries or offers of support, please email or contact a committee member. Most of the Fair Committee will be at the Fish N  Chip evening this Thursday.

Next meeting today 7pm in the staff room.

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Board of Trustees 2015

Back Row: Lynn Bosworth, Amanda-Jane Woodhouse, Jesseme Johnston-Jones, Karen Sintmaartensdijk.

Front Row: Trevor Schaffer, Matt Thompson, John McKenzie, Sue Harvey

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School Lunches
Easy Lunches are available on Mondays & Thursdays.

The lunches consist of sandwich or pizza bun, fruit, a muffin, popcorn, and a dessert. The cost is $3.50 or $4.50 for a larger lunch. Orders with money need to be into the office by 9am.

Subway Lunches are available on Wednesdays. The order envelopes are available at the office. Orders with money need to be into the office by 3pm on Tuesday.

2015 Term Dates

Term 1 Monday 2 February – Thursday 2 April

Term 2 Monday 20 April – Friday 3 July

Term 3 Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September

Term 4 Monday 12 October – Wednesday 16 Dec

Total of 384 half days

Statutory Holidays during term time

Otago Anniversary Day    Monday 23 March

Anzac Day Monday 27 April

Queen’s Birthday Monday 1 June

Labour Day Monday 26 October

Dates to Note
February

12 Fish N Chip evening 4.30pm on

13 Assembly 2.20pm led by S4 Items by S1/H3

18 Beach Education day – Senior School

19 Beach Education day – Junior School

19 Rainbow Class H4 1.15-2.45pm

March

5 Rainbow Class H4 1.15-2.45pm

7 School Fair

19 Rainbow Class H4 1.15-2.45pm

23 Otago Anniversary Day—school closed

30 Fire Service visit – Junior School 1.15-3pm

April

2 End of Term 1

20 Start of T2

21 Swimming Block commences

30 Swimming Block ends

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Newsletter 2 February 2015

2 February 2015                                       Term 1 Week 1                                                               15/1

Dear Parents & Caregivers
Kia ora koutou katoa

Happy New Year
Welcome to new children, families and staff members; welcome back to all others!

The annual fish’n’chip evening will be on Thursday 12 January from 4.30pm. BYO tea and beverages. This is a great opportunity to meet new staff especially.

Over the holidays we appointed two new teacher aides: Lynne Sheridan and Linda Strang. We also received the news that our long suffering caretaker, Ken Harvey, had decided to retire! The school will never be the same again!

School Fair
The school fair is only a month away. Goods for the white elephant stall can be left in the ‘Academy’. Just ask a staff member for directions! Shane Carter will be collecting items for the fair from the Academy to put into storage over the next 2 weeks. The fair committee are in need of much support over the coming weeks so please help out where you can.

Property
The hall kitchen has had a major overhaul and is nearly ready for use; the senior block toilets have been updated.

Matt Thompson, parent and trustee, installed an obstacle course on the middle playground. Thanks a lot Matt for your contribution to the school and the community. Thanks to the PTA for covering the costs of materials.

Learning Focus 2015
Our focus this year continues to be writing but we are also doing some extra work on mathematics, science and Te Reo Maori.

We hope to have an Athletics Day this year; Stars on Stage and the junior performance will be highlights of term three. And if we have time we will hold a Science Fair!

So a busy year ahead.

Kia Kaha tatou Katoa ki te tautoko o tatou tamariki, mokopuna hoki.

John McKenzie
Principal

Welcome
Welcome to our new children who have started school today. They are Lily May, Molly, Ava, Lucy, Maleah, Summer, Micah, Tyler, Bodie and Levi in H4 with Mrs Will; Liam in H3 with Mrs S; Oscar in H1 with Miss B; Rhiannon, Molly, Tauaoa, Annan and Joseph in H6 with Mrs Silby; Chance in S2 with Mrs Hesson and Mrs Evans-Weir; Rosa and Olivia in S3 with Miss Bowen; and Weepeha, Casey, Jamie and JJ in S4 with Mrs Kewene-Edwards. We also welcome back Matty and Ben who have returned from Australia. We would also like to welcome our College of Education teachers who have started their posting today.

Waitangi Day
School will be closed this Friday 6 February to observe Waitangi Day.

Absences
If your child is not going to be at school please leave a message on the school answerphone or send a text to the school cell phone 027 nevn abs (027 6386 227).

School Stationery
The class stationery lists have been sent home today with your child. Stationery packs are available from the office. We do not have eftpos so payment must be made by cash, cheque or by internet banking. It is expected that children have their stationery by the end of the week.

School Activity Donation
School activity donations for 2015 are: Senior School $100, or $25.00 per term; Junior School $90.00 or $22.50 per term. The family discount donation for a 2 child family is $160.00, or $40.00 per term; and a 3 child family is $200.00, or $50.00 per term.

The activity donation is requested for extra curricular activities such as trips to the museum & art gallery, school swimming, and performances by various groups at school. Prompt payment is appreciated. Payment may be made in full at the start of the year, termly, by cash, cheque, automatic payment or by internet transfer to account 03 1726 0055515 00, or by other arrangement with the office staff. We do not have EFTPOS. A receipt will be issued and this can be used as part of your tax return.

It is hoped that all families make a contribution as all children benefit from these extra activities.

After School Care
Kidz Inc OSCAR after school care is held in the school hall. For information, or to book, contact Andrew Bowen on 021982216, stop by at the programme to talk to a member of staff or go to www.kidzinc.co.nz

No Hat Sit in the Shade
Children must wear a wide brimmed hat this term. Children without sun hats will remain in the shade during break times. School bucket sunhats are available from the school office for $14.00. Please ensure your child has a bucket type hat with a full brim or a legionnaire type sun hat. No caps please.

School Wide Expectations
The school wide expectations are included with this newsletter for parents and caregivers to read with your child/ren. These expectations also form the basis of the class contracts the teachers will be discussing with the children during the week.

Road Patrol
If you are able to assist with supervising the road patrollers before or after school for 15-20 minutes please contact Mrs Staynes or the school office. Teachers really appreciate this help as it is difficult to leave the classroom before school and at 3pm. Many parents/caregivers like to speak to the class teacher at this time and the children often need this time with the teacher.

Road Safety & Parking Around the School
When walking children to or from school please use the patrolled crossing to get children across North Road. The instruction is to wait for the second whistle and the barrier arms to go out across the road before stepping off the footpath. This is teaching children safe road crossing skills.

Would parents who pick up children from the Longworth Street entrance please not park in the residents’ driveways or on the yellow no parking areas.

School Newsletter, Website and Blogs
The school will continue this year with the use of the school website for publishing the newsletter and blogs giving updates of happenings in the school and in individual classrooms. Photos of children and their first names will be used. If you do not want your child’s name or image to be used please let us know.

Print your holiday photos
HappyMoose is a free mobile photo printing app from Dunedin. If you have an iPhone and you have taken some pictures on your summer holidays you can install the app from App Store and order prints from there. You can find more information about the app and the products at http://happymoose.nz.

Use promo code NEVN to get 10% off your purchase.

School Fair Saturday 7 March 11-2pm

nevnschoolfair@gmail.com

Things are coming along now five weeks out from the fair, but there are still lots of spaces that need people to fill in and help with, both leading up to the fair and on the day. We need donations for good, clean items i.e. clothes, books, CDs, DVDs, larger items for the White Elephant. Pickups can be arranged, email the fair address, or drop off at the school to be stored. Good excuse for a big clear out at home.

Can you grow plants from cuttings for our plant stall? Pots available it needed. Handcrafted items for the craft stall are required – can you put clever skills to use? Homemade jams and preserves are welcome if you have excess summer fruit you can turn into something delicious.

Any queries or comments please email or talk with Jesseme Johnston-Jones (or other committee members). Committee members will be visible around the school recruiting help, so make yourself known and come and see which area you can help with. We still need lots of volunteers to make it a great success.

Next meeting Tuesday February 10th at 7pm in staffroom. All welcome. Every little bit helps to lighten the load.

School Lunches

Easy Lunches will be available on Mondays & Thursdays starting next week.

 The lunches consist of sandwich or pizza bun, fruit, a muffin, popcorn, and a dessert. The cost is $3.50 or $4.50 for a larger lunch. Orders with money need to be into the office by 9am.

Subway Lunches are available on Wednesdays. The order envelope is included with this newsletter. Orders with money need to be into the office by 3pm on Tuesday.

PTA News
Winners of PTA Sponsored end of prizes for 2014

Creative Arts Award: Tim Hulbe Pulver

Xavier Award: Annashae Drummond.

Ben Wright Trophy: Dominic Windle.

First PTA Meeting for 2015
The first PTA meeting for 2015 will be held on Tuesday 10th February at 3.15pm in the Staffroom. We look forward to seeing you there. The agenda will be:

  • – 2015 fundraising ideas for the Terms
  • – Cut trees and wood
  • – Grant applications
  • – Meeting Times and Days
  • – Hot Lunches – Year Plan
  • – Hall Kitchen Needs (Pie Warmer, Fridge)
  • – Any old or continuing items from last year)

Please think of any information, ideas or notes on these and if you cannot attend the meeting please email through to Zoe at nevn.pta@gmail.com for your ideas etc to be voiced on your behalf.

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Newsletter 15 December 2014

Newsletter

15 December 2014 Term 4 Week 10 14/40

Dear Parents and Caregivers

Final Assembly
Our final assembly for the year is tomorrow at 11am in the school hall when we will farewell our Y6 children.

BBQ Lunch
After the final assembly there will be a free barbecue lunch for the children provided by NZCU South. There will be vegetarian sausages available for children who do not eat meat.

Classes for 2015
Children will be informed of their class and teacher for next year tomorrow afternoon and will spend a short time in that room.

School Reports
Reports will be handed out after the final assembly. Those reports not collected by a parent or caregiver will be posted home. The reports will have a note about what class the children are in next year. Parents who wish to discuss anything in the report should see the teachers Tuesday after 3pm or Wednesday after 12.30pm.

Talent Quest
This will be held on Wednesday from 9.30-11.00am in the school hall. Parents/ caregivers are welcome to attend. Children are allowed to go home from 12.30pm on the last day. Children who walk or ride home must have a note to leave early on Wednesday. Kidz Inc after school programme in the hall will be open from 12.30-5.30pm. Please contact Andrew Bowen on 021 021 982216 if you wish to book your child in. Children who stay on at school will be supervised.

Office Hours
The school office will close Wednesday 17th at 1pm. The office will reopen on Monday 19 January 2015 at 9am and be open until 3pm each day. Messages can be left on the school answer phone.

Security Over the Holidays
Please contact First Security 0800 347 787 if there is a security issue at school over the holidays. Save this number on your mobile phone. The number is also on the 2014 fridge magnet.

End of Term
School closes on Wednesday at 12.30pm for the school holidays and will reopen at 8.30am on Monday 2 February 2015. Best wishes to school families for a Merry Christmas and restful and safe holiday period.

John McKenzie
Principal

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Newsletter 9 December 2014

9 December 2014                                    Term 4 Week 9                                                               14/38

Dear Parents & Caregivers
Kia ora koutou katoa

Final Prize Giving Assembly
The final assembly for the year will be held in the hall on Tuesday 16 December from 11am to 12.30pm when we will farewell our Year 6 leavers.

Graduating Year 6 Students
Izzah Aminudin                                    Tui Kaitai-Martin
Emma Andrew                                       Ben Marsh
Ben Devereux                                         Shayden Mercer
Annashae Drummond                        Byron Scott
Tom Earnshaw                                     Charlotte Thompson
Jessica Evans                                        Xavier Toeke
Tayla Green                                           John Paul Uy
Macauley Hannah                              Hamish Watts
Sam Hulbe Pulver                               Trinity Williams-Green
Tim Hulbe Pulver

There are some school families for whom the end of this school year will mark the end of their formal relationship with the Valley School. The school would like to thank these families for their input and support over the years.

BBQ Lunch
After the final assembly on Tuesday there will be a free barbecue lunch for the children provided by NZCU South. There will be vegetation sausages available for children who do not eat meat.

Classes for 2015

Children will be informed of their class and teacher for next year on Tuesday afternoon and will spend a short time in that room.

Here is how the classes will look for 2015.

S4 Mrs Kewene-Edwards: Y6

S3 Ms Bowen: Y5 (children from Mr Andrew’s class)

S1 Mr Andrew: Y4&5 (children from R3)

S2 Mrs Evans-Weir & Mrs Hesson: Y3&4 (from R8)

H6 Ms Silby: Y2&3 (children from R10)

H1 Miss Ballantine: Y2 (children from R13)

H3 Mrs Sintmaartensdijk: Y1&2 (children from R11)

H4 Mrs Will: Y0 (those who started at NEV Normal from November 2014 and new comers in 2015).

As part of the rearrangement of the classes, we are renaming the rooms as per the diagram below.

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Other Members of Staff for 2015 are:-

Mr John McKenzie Principal

Mrs Cheryl Staynes Deputy Principal

Mrs Fiona Will Assistant Principal

Part Time Teachers

Mrs Cleland Teacher (from Term 2)

Ms Brenda Morrison Teacher ESOL/International

Mrs Janice Tofia Teacher Special Needs

Mrs Di Robertson Teacher Social Skills/Writing

Mr S Klenner Teacher Pakiki Kids

Ancillary/Support Staff

Mrs Sara Lindsay Office Administration

Mrs Sandra Austen Teacher Aide

Mrs Shelley Kennedy Teacher Aide

Mrs Lorraine Young Teacher Aide

Mrs Jill Ferry Library Assistant

Mr Ken Harvey Caretaker

Mrs Beverley Geeson Cleaner

Ms Jaime Ravenwood Cleaner

Ms Sarah Ravenwodd Cleaner

School Reports
Reports will be handed out after the final assembly. Those reports not collected by a parent or caregiver will be posted home. The reports will have a note about what class the children are in next year.

Talent Quest
Will be held on Wednesday 17th from 9.30-11.00am in the school hall. Parents/caregivers are welcome to attend. Children are allowed to go home from 12.30pm on the last day. Children who walk or ride home must have a note to leave early on Wednesday.

Office Hours
The school office will close Wednesday 17th at 1pm. The office will reopen on Monday 19 January 2015 at 9am and be open until 3pm each day. Messages can be left on the school answer phone.

Security Over The Holidays
Please contact First Security 0800 347 787 if there is a security issue at school over the holidays. I suggest parents save this phone number on their mobile phones. This number is also on the 2015 fridge magnet.

2015 Term Dates
A fridge magnet with 2015 term dates has been included with your child’s report.

Contact Over the Holidays
If, over the holidays in the case of an emergency, you need to contact a school staff member, please email office@nevn.school.nz or leave a message on the school answer phone.

On behalf of the staff best wishes to all school families for a family, fun-filled Christmas, safe travels for those on the move and a prosperous and healthy 2015.

Kia kaha tatou katoa ki te tautoko o tatou tamariki, mokopuna hoki.

John McKenzie
Principal

Rainbow Class
The final transition to school class for 2014 will be held this Thursday from 1.15-2.45pm in R11.

Assembly
Assembly will be held in the school hall this Friday commencing at 2.20pm. Assembly will be led by R11 with items by R3. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend.

Advertising in Newsletter
If you are interested in advertising on the back of our newsletter in 2015, please contact Barry’s Newsletter Services 0508733733 or email admin@bns.co.nz

Return of School Books and Sports Uniforms
Please ensure all school books – library, journals and readers, plus any sports uniforms are returned to school.

Dates to Note
December

9 Fair Meeting 7pm Staffroom

10 R5 visit to Ross Home 1.30pm

11 Rainbow Class 1.15pm

12 Road Patrollers Orange Day Parade

12 No PTA Lunch today

12 Assembly 2.20pm Led by R11 Items by R3

15 Helpers Morning Tea 10.30am

16 Final Assembly 11am

16 Free BBQ Lunch 12.30pm

17 Talent Quest/Last Day of School

Kidz Inc Christmas Holiday Programme
Held in the school hall: –
Wednesday 17 December from 12.30-5.30pm. $20.
Thursday 18 – Tuesday 23 December 8.30am-5.30pm. $35.
Contact Andrew Bowen 021 982216.

2015 Term Dates
Term 1 Monday 2 February – Thursday 2 April
Term 2 Monday 20 April – Friday 3 July
Term 3 Monday 20 July – Friday 25 September
Term 4 Monday 12 October – Wednesday 16 Dec

Total of 384 half days

Statutory Holidays during term time
Waitangi Day Friday 6 February
Otago Anniversary Day Monday 23 March
Anzac Day Monday 27 April
Queen’s Birthday Monday 1 June
Labour Day Monday 26 October

School Lunches
Easy Lunches are available on Mondays & Thursdays.

Subway Eat Fresh School Lunches
This Wednesday is the final Subway lunch for the year.

PTA Hot Lunch Friday
There is no PTA lunch this Friday

Flippaball
Well done to the Qwakers Y6 team who won their section of the flippaball competition on Sunday. Thanks to Mrs Hesson who coaches and organises the teams.

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School Fair 2015
Fair LogoThis week we are looking for people how can help with/have skills in:-

  • Ÿ Volunteers to help on the day of the fair.
  • Ÿ Setup and takedown helpers on the day, e.g. to help set up tents, games etc.
  • Ÿ Craft item contributors.
  • Ÿ Face painters.

Next meeting is tonight at 7pm in the staffroom.
Email: nevnschoolfair@gmail.com
Like us on Facebook: NEVN School Fair

PTA News
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
The PTA would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy and safe Christmas and New Year.

Have You Considered Joining the PTA?
It would be lovely to see some new faces on the PTA next year. The PTA is a great place to meet people, find out how the school works and get involved in fundraising. All the money we raise goes back into the school to benefit the kids

Next PTA Meeting
To be advised next year.

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Swimming T4 2014

Newsletter 1 December 2014

1 December 2014                                             Term 4 Week 8                                                      14/37

Dear Parents & Caregivers
Kia ora koutou katoa

Teacher Appointment
2015 will be an exciting year for our school as we open two new classrooms – one in the senior school and one in the junior school. Consequently we have recently appointed two new teachers – Ms Theresa Bowen to the senior school and Mrs Leia Silby to the junior syndicate.

Theresa is currently working at Portobello School but has taught mainly in Wellington. Theresa will teach most of the Y5 children in what is currently R4. Leia is currently employed by us and is teaching in the Pakiki class. Leia has worked in the Gifted and Talented class for two years and before that taught at an international school in Peru and before that taught in Auckland. Leia will teach in R13 with mostly Y2 children. Both new teachers have worked in normal schools.

The pattern of the last few years of starting the year with the entrant class then expanding to two will continue in 2015. Mrs Cleland will return at the start of T2 to cover Mrs Will who heads overseas for a term. Then Mrs Cleland will open the second new entrant class at the start of T3.

Kia kaha tatou katoa ki te tautoko o tatou tamariki, mokopuna hoki.

John McKenzie
Principal

Welcome
Welcome to Xavier who has started in R5 and Henry and Ellie who have started in R11. We welcome their families to our school community.

Assembly
Assembly will be held in the school hall this Friday commencing at 2.20pm. Assembly will be led by R13 with items by R2. Parents and caregivers are welcome to attend.

Representative on the NEV Project Executive
The Board of Trustees is looking for expressions of interest from the school community to represent the Board on the Valley Project executive. If you are interested and would like to know more please contact John at the school office.

PTA Hot Lunches
There will be no PTA lunches available Friday 12 December.

T4 Swimming Block Report from JC Swim School
Thank you for allowing your pupils to participate in the JC Swim School Programme. Our goal is to educate swimmers on the importance of water safety and swimming skills. JC Swim schools certificates have been designed to give the swimmer a visual goal of what they need to achieve in order to give them a greater chance of survival in a water emergency situation. We would like them to be encouraged to use the certificate like a reward chart filling in the areas when they achieve the skill/distance. The bowl holds the fundamental skills which are required to gain distance.

JC Swim School Pathway for 0-7yr old children is: –

  • 0-4 year olds should be exposed to the aquatic environment with a family member or swimming instructor.
  • 4-5 year olds should be taught fundamental swimming skills.
  • 5-6 year olds should aim to practise and retain fundamental skills through play and structured swimming classes.
  • 6-7 year olds should aim to build on the fundamental skills to obtain distance.
  • 7-9 year olds should obtain distance.
  • 9-11 year olds should achieve 200 metres.

Jill Clarke
JC Swim School

Swimming T4 2014

2014 Term Dates
Term 4 Monday 13 October – Wednesday 17 Dec

Dates to Note
December
3         R5 visit to Ross Home 1.30pm
5         Assembly 2.20pm Led by R13, Items by R2
8         Y5 Road Patrol Training 1.30pm
8         BOT Meeting 6pm Staffroom
9          Fair Meeting 7pm Staffroom
10        R5 visit to Ross Home 1.30pm
11        Rainbow Class 1.15pm
12        Road Patrollers Orange Day Parade
12        No PTA Lunch today
12        Assembly 2.20pm Led by R11 Items by R3
15        Helpers Morning Tea 10.30am
16        Final Assembly 11am
16        Free BBQ Lunch 12.30pm
17        Talent Quest/Last Day of School

School Lunches
Easy Lunches are available on Mondays & Thursdays.The lunches consist of a sandwich or pizza bun, fruit, a muffin, popcorn, and a dessert. The cost is $3.50 or $4.50 for a larger lunch. Orders with money need to be into the office by 9am.

Subway Eat Fresh School Lunches
Subway lunches are available on Wednesdays. Envelopes with order forms are available at the school office. They need to be completed with your child’s name, order and money enclosed and left at the office on Tuesday.

PTA Hot Lunch Friday
This term the PTA will hold a sausage sizzle each Friday. There will be a sausage in bread with onions and sauce for $2.00. Vegetarian sausages are also available. Orders with money need to be into the office by 9am.

School Fair 2015
This week we are looking for people who can help with/have skills in:

  • People with vehicles to pick up donated items and drop them off to our storage in NEV.
  • Someone with sign writing skills.
  • A “technical wizard” for help on the day of the fair to help with setting up and all things electrical/cords etc.

Next meeting is Tuesday 9 December at 7pm in the staffroom.
Email: nevnschoolfair@gmail.com

Like us on Facebook: NEVN School Fair

Fair Logo

PTA News
2015 Calendars and Smencils
Thanks to everyone who purchased these fundraisers; we have made $658.20 from calendar sales and $88.50 from the Smencil sales.

Donations approved at the last meeting
$2,000 for the annual Library donation; $97.30 for ice blocks for the end of the year.

Next PTA Meeting
To be advised next year.

Community News
Free Te Reo Māori classes in the Valley: Our first intake of Te Ara Reo Māori in NEV have nearly finished their first year. We would like to continue this in 2015 so if you are interested in learning the Māori language in a friendly, safe and fun environment, please email Paia Taani for an expression of interest form: paiamw74@yahoo.com.au

Valley Project Christmas Exchange: bring clean and intact items to the community rooms 24-28 November then come along 2-4 December to look through the free donated items to use for Christmas presents. The Salvation Army will have a display of ideas for keeping costs down. Contact 473 8614.

Jonathan Rhodes Kindergarten: Enrolling now for 2015! Spaces available in both sessions. Please enquire on 4739107 or jonathanrhodes@dk.org.nz

Christmas Carols @ The Gardens: Brought to you by North Dunedin churches, Sounds Nor’ Easterly choir and the Scottish Fiddle Orchestra. There will also be a can collection for a local foodbank. WHEN: 4pm, Sunday, 14 December. WHERE: Band stand, Dunedin Botanical Gardens (at Nga Maara hall, 63 North Rd if wet).

Bike fix-it-day for kids: Get some help to tune up and fix children’s bikes for summer. The community bike fix-it-day has been organised by Transition Valley 473 to celebrate cycling and promote safe cycle use. There will be an opportunity to swap, trade and give away bikes and parts. No charge but donations accepted. WHEN: 10am-2pm, Saturday, 6 December. WHERE: Pine Hill Community Centre.

Valley Project Christmas Exchange: Next week everybody is welcome to come and browse through donations and take anything that appeals. WHEN: Browse donations: 9am-5pm, Tuesday to Thursday, 2-4 December. WHERE: Valley Project community rooms, 262 North Rd.

Valley Project Christmas Pool Party: Swimming, games and fun will be in order for the Valley Project Christmas party this year. This is a family event which will feature outdoor games (weather permitting) and biscuit decorating for the kids. Be sure to put this date in your diary. WHEN: 1pm-4pm, Saturday, 13 December. WHERE: Dunedin North Intermediate School pool and grounds.

Valley Project Support Services Expo: Tuesday 9 December 11am-1pm at the community rooms. Come and learn about support services in our community; sign up as a volunteer; meet like minded professionals. Services attending: Supergrans, Plunket, Neighbourhood Support, The Buddy Programme, Chatbus, Operation New Direction, The Family Network, Disability Information Services, Parent to Parent.

NEV Normal School Banking
is Proudly Sponsored by Credit Union South

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26 Filleul Street
Dunedin 9059
Ph 03 4771473
www.nzcusouth.co.nz
email
enquiries@nzcusouth.co.nz
Remember School Banking Day is Tuesday
Application forms are available at the office