What a wonderful Whānau assembly we had this morning! Thank you to all community members that took the time to come and celebrate the progress and achievement of our amazing tamariki.
I really encourage you to be as involved in school life as you can. By coming along and helping out you see your child(ren) enjoying the wonderful opportunities Alfriston School provides, as well as getting to know our staff and other learners. What are some of the ways you can be involved?
Attending Whānau assemblies
Helping with Reading Mileage – contact Mrs Scott about this
Helping with transport to events
Attending trips and events
Attending Friends and Family meetings
Helping in classes
Offering to do before or after school gate duty
Helping with our Cultural Groups
Helping coach sports teams
If you would like information on any of the above please contact me 🙂
Carla Cook – Principal
Important dates for your diary…
Parent Assemblies: Friday 9th December, 9am in the PAC
Cultural Festival:Friday18th November
Weetbix TRYathon:Wednesday the 30th of November.www.tryathlon.co.nz/foundation Search for Alfriston School when prompted or use the direct link to register for our school group here
Christmas disco: Friday 2nd December
End of Year Prizegiving: Tuesday 13th December:
Tupu Tahi (Yr0-4) 9am – 10.30am Kotahitanga (Yr5-8) 11am-12.30pm
End of Year ‘Time to Shine’ Family Picnic: Tuesday13th December 4.30 pm – 7.30 pm
School reports sent home:Wednesday 14th December
Last school day: Thursday 15th DecemberNote: School closes at 12.00pm
In this issue
Message from the Principal
Important dates for your diary
Invitation to “My time to shine” Celebration
Family and Friends
Other News and Reminders
Welcome to Alfriston School & birthdays
Term dates, School Times
YOU ARE INVITED…SAVE THE DATE
Family and Friends
Thank you to all who have already got behind our amazing fundraising event of a Fantastic Fun Run.
We need some obstacles for the fun run. Are you able to help? We require obstacles eg large tunnels etc. We also would like to offer spot prizes to our learners for their fundraising efforts, should you have business where you would be willing to donate an item or a voucher for a service, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org , in return we can promote your business through our community communications.
AND… Would you be interested in joining this amazing group of parents? Come along to a meeting to meet other parents and be part of our amazing school community. Maybe you would be willing to help on a smaller scale and would be happy to part of a mailing list?
Room 4 have working hard on our throwing, jumping, running and land techniques in preparation for our athletics day!
We learnt about rangoli patterns and made our own scratch art version of these.
A huge congratulations to the App. development team who won the app. competition with their app. design called “Let’s Talk”. This app. was designed by young people to support young people with Mental Well-being by connecting them through emoji trackers, youth line support and Whānau to help with their wellbeing.
Well done… Fiona Naivaluvou, Eleanor Montgomerie, Suzannah Montgomerie, Cormack Douglas, Solina Meas and Wendy Shao
They won $2000 for our school and a Prezzy card each for their commitment and their design success.
School Dates 2023
2023 School Dates
TERM 1: Tuesday 7 February – Thursday 6 April
TERM 2: Monday 24 April – Friday 30 June
TERM 3: Monday 17 July – Friday 22 September
TERM 4: Monday 9 October – Wednesday 20 December
Teacher Only Days: 1st and 2nd of February, other dates may be added (TBC)
Other News & Reminders
SUNHAT TERM – HEALTH AND SAFETY REMINDER:
Sunhats are required for Term 4 and sandals are encouraged. If learners do not have a hat they will be required to sit or play in the shade.
As previously indicated it is vital learners are onsite and ready to start the day by 8.45 am. The first 15 minutes of the school day set learners up for success. We are currently tracking lateness and will be contacting the whānau we are concerned about.
EARLY TO SCHOOL
We have also noticed a growing number of children arriving at school very early, please do not send your child/children to school before 8 am. It is a long time for them to stand on cold/wet days. We ask that you make alternative arrangements for your child on those days you need to start early. This is a health & safety concern for us as we do not have a before-school care facility and teachers/staff are unable to supervise children as they are busy preparing for their school day.
If your child is sick with vomiting they are required to remain at home and away from school for at least 24 hours.
It is important that we hold the correct details for our learners on file, especially if we have to contact you in an emergency. Have you recently changed your address, email or phone number? Please can you let the office know so we have up-to-date accurate records.
Second-Hand Uniform Shop Re-opened in the Boiler Shed
The school’s 2nd Hand Uniform Shop/Bolier Shed is open on the first Wednesday of every month from 2:15 pm – 3 pm. Open on Wednesday 1 November from 2.30-3pm. All uniform items are sold for only $5 each and the money goes back to the school for our students. If you have any spare uniforms that you are not using and would like to donate to the Boiler Shed please drop them in the next time they are open or drop them off at the school office. Due to the school holidays, the next time the Boiler Shed will be open is the 2nd of November. For any further queries or urgent requests please reach out to Jess at email@example.com