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.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
The final transition to school class for 2014 will be held this Thursday from 1.15-2.45pm in R11.
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 email@example.com
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
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
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
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.
School Fair 2015
This week we are looking for people how can help with/have skills in:-
- Volunteers to help on the day of the fair.
- Setup and takedown helpers on the day, e.g. to help set up tents, games etc.
- Craft item contributors.
- Face painters.
Next meeting is tonight at 7pm in the staffroom.
Like us on Facebook: NEVN School Fair
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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