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Cotswold School Cotswold News - March 2020 Dates To Diary 04 Mar - Senior Duathlon 05 Mar - p/p Senior Duathlon 06 Mar - CPSSA Weekly Summer Sport 06 Mar - Full School Assembly 06 Mar - Christchurch Junior Cricket 13 Mar - CPSSA Weekly Summer Sport 13 Mar - Christchurch Junior Cricket 13 Mar - Junior Athletics 13 Mar - Senior Assembly 16 Mar - School Camp 17 Mar - Zone Swimming Sports 20 Mar - Junior Assembly 20 Mar - CPSSA Weekly Summer Sport 20 Mar - Christchurch Junior Cricket 20 Mar - p/p Junior Athletics 23 Mar - CPPA Duathlon 25 Mar - Board Meeting 27 Mar - CPSSA Weekly Summer Sport 27 Mar - Christchurch Junior Cricket 31 Mar - Zone Rippa Tournament 01 Apr - p/p Zone Rippa Tournament 02 Apr - CPSSA Swimming Sports 03 Apr - CPSSA Weekly Summer Sport 03 Apr - Christchurch Junior Cricket 03 Apr - Full School Assembly 07 Apr - CPPA Rugby League Tournament Day 08 Apr - Parent Interviews 09 Apr - Teacher Only Day 10 Apr - School Holidays 10 Apr - Good Friday Principal's Pen - March 2020 Newsletter Kia ora koutou Welcome to the following students and their families who have joined the Cotswold Learning Community in recent weeks: Emma Criglington Floyd Geddes Bella Newton Cruz October Inari October TJ Poulsen-Filipo Bella-Rose Reddock Luke Seda Rydah Wilson Welcome to Samantha Cade who joins our teaching staff this week. Samantha is establishing a New Entrant class in our school library until Rooms 1 - 4 are completed towards the end of May.
Inclusive education is about the full participation and achievement of all learners. It is underpinned by the belief that every learner has the potential to make a valuable contribution. In fully inclusive schools, children with special education needs are engaged and achieving through being present, participating and learning. On Friday 27 March, we farewell a key member of our staff who has worked with our school to develop inclusive education practice. Megan Poultney is leaving us to take on a new role at Allenvale School. Megan has held the role of Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO) at our school for more than twelve years. Megan has worked tirelessly to co-ordinate all special learning needs and gifted & talented programmes, resources, activities and personnel across our school. She has worked with staff and parents to identify students special learning needs and plan and monitor a programme of support that caters for these needs ensuring our children are engaged and achieving. Megan's role has grown greatly during her time at Cotswold moving from a part-time position with two support staff to a full time role with nine support staff and a programme that totalled 281 placements catering for 170 children during 2019. Megan has been an amazing ambassador for our school with a number of families electing to enroll at Cotswold due in part to the programme and support they know their will receive. Megan's knowledge and understanding of wider support networks for our children just amazes me with numerous children benefitting because Megan has explored and found an avenue that provides extra support for them. We have all learned a lot working with Megan and have appreciated her professionalism, guidance, support and kindness. Megan has been a friend, colleague, and mentor to many and it has been an honour and a privilege to work with such an amazing and talented person. You will leave a huge hole in the Cotswold Team and support network but we wish you well for your new position. Caring & Relating To Others This term we are focusing on our key value of Caring & Relating To Others. The expectations we have for everyone in the Cotswold Learning Community is that they will treat others and our environment with respect and understanding. At our school treating others and our environment with respect and understanding means we will see staff, parents and students: Using their manners. Displaying respect for everyone they interact with. Being responsible for their belongings and their immediate environment. Taking responsibility for their behaviour and the school environment. Listening to others ideas and points of view Sharing their ideas politely Cooperating with others Having positive relationships and using strategies to cooperate and understand when to compete and when to cooperate effectively. Last week I talked with our children about caring and respect for self and others. We talked about expectations. I also shared the following video with our children and discussed conflict versus bullying. Please encourage your child to talk to you about the video. I also shared the following video particularly for our younger children. It's a catchy beat that might eventually wear thin, but I guarantee every child who listens to it will know how to spell respect!
Bella and Ritesiya shared their carvings Thank you to Bella and Ritesiya for sharing their family carvings with Room 19. Bella - " My Mum's Uncle carved this manaia. His name is Te Warihi Kokowai Hetaraka. He is a Tohunga Whakairo / Master Carver". Ritesiya - "My Uncle is from Samoa. He carves wood for a living. I helped paint this carving." Congratulations to our "Weetbix" Kids Congratulations to all the Cotswold Kids who participated in the Sanitarium Weetbix TRYathlon at Jellie Park on Sunday 23rd February This year Cotswold had a huge group of kids participating. It was fantastic to see you all out there "giving it a go" and displaying some great Cotswold values. The Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is designed for Kiwi kids aged 7-15 years to help them stay active and healthy through a programme of participation. The series has been running since 1992 and is a rite of passage for Kiwi kids, to date over 300,000 Kiwi kids have given it a TRY. Open to Kiwi kids of all sporting abilities the Sanitarium Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon is a fun day out for kids, parents and families. Participants get to swim, cycle, and run their way around age appropriate courses, either as an individual or as part of a team of two. Every participant who enters receives: a Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon medal a downloadable certificate of achievement an official Weet-Bix Kids TRYathlon t-shirt, drawstring kit bag & swim cap complimentary breakfast from the Weet-Bix Breakfast Tent PLUS the chance to WIN awesome spot prizes and meet their sporting heroes. Coronavirus Update - 28 February 2020 The Prime Minister has announced the first case of COVID-19 has been confirmed in New Zealand. The Ministry of Health has noted that although we have our first case of COVID-19, the chances of community outbreak remain low. This case was identified because the person affected and their family did the right thing and got in touch with health authorities. This is a good wake up call. New Zealand has been free of the virus to date, but we knew that would not last. For now this doesn’t affect what we are already doing and the plans schools and health authorities have in place. We do however want you to reinforce messages about hygiene practices with your family. Practising good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene is the best defence: Wash your hands often with soap and water before and after eating as well as after attending the toilet Cover coughs and sneezes with clean tissues or your elbow
Put used tissues in the bin. PLEASE: Keep your child at home if they are unwell. It’s important we all continue to be alert but not alarmed. Updated Information from Ministry of Health As announced this week by the Ministry of Health, there are now two categories for travellers arriving in New Zealand: Category 1 – People who have travelled from or transited through countries in category one in the last 14 days are required to self-isolate for 14 days and contact Healthline after they have left the countries. Mainland China and Iran are the two countries included in this category (with Iran added to this category on Friday 28 February). Category 2 – People who have travelled from or via countries lists in category two who develop symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath should seek medical advice by first phoning Healthline’s dedicated COVID-19 number 0800 358 5453 or contacting their GP including phoning ahead of their visit. As at Friday 28 February countries in this category are Hong Kong, Italy, Japan, Republic of Korea, Singapore and Thailand. Anyone who has travelled from or transited through any of the countries listed in both categories with clinically compatible symptoms should be considered a suspect of COVID-19 case and testing performed. Actions Required Any children, parents or staff who have recently returned from Iran or China, will need to go into a stay away period of 14 days (from when they left Iran or China). Reinforce and practise good hand and sneeze/cough hygiene If your child is unwell, do not send them to school. Seek medical advice. If you are concerned that someone is showing symptoms of fever, cough or shortness of breath, encourage them to first ring Healthline (0800 358 5453) or contact their GP by phoning ahead of their visit to explain symptoms and travel history. Junior School Athletics Day 2020 Friday 13 March (Postponement Friday 20 March) This year we will be running two different rotations. One rotation for the Year 0-1 students and one rotation for the Year 2-3 students. After 15 minutes at each station the students will rotate to the next event. The rotations will start at 9.30am and will run through until 11.15am (7 rotations in total). Timetable for athletics day 15 minutes per station:- 9.30am-9.45am - Round 1 9.45am-10.00am - Round 2 10.00am-10.15am - Round 3 10.15am-10.30am - Round 4 10.30am-10.45am - Round 5 10.45am-11.00am - Round 6 11.00am-11.15am - Round 7 11.15am end of the athletics day Requirements for the day:
Hats and sunscreen Sports clothing (preferably the children’s house colours) A named drink bottle A can do attitude Postponement of the event:In the event of postponement we will notify the parent community via Flexibuzz. Full School Assembly Our first full school assembly for 2020 will be held in the school hall this Friday 6 March, 2020 starting at 9.10am. All parents and members of our school community are welcome to attend. Year 4 Beach Education Our Year 4 children enjoyed the Beach Education Programme at Waimairi Beach. Thanks to all parents who assisted with this programme and also supplied us with photos and video. Click here to access video Click here to access photos Year 6 Camp 2020 Waipara Adventure Centre Monday 16 March – Thursday 19 March - Camp Waipara Year 6 camp is a fun, challenging and exciting experience for both the children and adults who attend. Camp provides opportunities to try new things and to form a rewarding bond with your child and their school friends. As you may be aware, all Year 6 students are expected to attend our Year 6 Camp during Term 1 2020. Camp provides an excellent opportunity to develop leadership skills, form new friendships, take on new challenges and gain outdoor experience in a safe environment and have fun! Due to our camp booking being Monday – Thursday we will be transporting children to and from camp by bus. During Term 1 2020 you will receive a few more camp notices: Health and Medical Forms Dietary requirements Your children will be placed into activity groups by the teachers. However, we do ask the children to nominate close friends for their cabin groups to ensure they feel safe and comfortable in their sleeping arrangement. We will have Year 6 Camp meetings with the children at school during Term 1 to arrange cabin groups and answer any questions the children may have. The camp cost for 2020 is $250 per child. This cost covers transport, catering, accommodation, camp activities and resources. The parent contribution for camp (deposit and balance) was included in your child’s invoice in Term 4, 2019. The $100 deposit was requested by Friday 6 December 2019 and balance by Monday 17 February 2020. Thank you to all parents who have already paid the Parent Contribution towards the cost of these activities. As Cotswold School is a Decile 8 school we do not qualify for the governments new donations scheme. We will not receive the $150.00 per child payment that Decile 1 - 7 schools can
opt for. We value your payment so we can continue to offer our children these amazing activities. If you have any questions regarding camp, please contact Saskia Sandford. Sports Round Up - March 2020 A summary of all things sport happening at Cotswold COTSWOLD YR 5-6 SWIMMING SPORTS A big WELL DONE to all the Cotswold Year 5-6 students who participated in the Swimming Sports at Jellie Park Swimming Pool. It was great to see you all giving your best and can all be proud of your efforts. Well done to the students who gained top 3 placings. Special congratulations to the students who have been selected to represent our school at the North-West Zone Swimming Sports. Thanks to the Cotswold parents and supporters who assisted with the event on the day. Thank you also to the family and friends of the Cotswold community who supported our swimmers. Senior Results: 25m Freestyle 1st 2nd 3rd Yr 5 Girls - Kendall McGregor, Sophia Prince, Maddison Woolhouse Yr 6 Girls - Lily Burrows, Zoe Upjohn, Julia Brown Yr 5 Boys – Jack Quilatan, Fletcher McPherson, Xavier Hazelwood Yr 6 Boys – Aaron Lai, Dallas Fox, Tommy McPherson 25m Backstroke 1st 2nd 3rd Yr 5 Girls - Kendall McGregor, Caylee de Lange, Mirabai Gillman & Xanthe Thomas = Yr 6 Girls - Ella Jackson, Zoe Upjohn, Lily Burrows Yr 5 Boys - Lucas Duggan, Jack Quilatan, Alex White Yr 6 Boys – Dallas Fox, Aaron Lai, Manaia Hurunui 50m Freestyle 1st 2nd 3rd Yr 5 Girls – Emmy Sandford, Jamie Keogh, Abigail Terry Yr 6 Girls – Kelly Keogh, Sophia Langton, Mica Temple Yr 5 Boys – Kian Bayliss, Charlie Au, Tom Gainsford Yr 6 Boys – Charlie Norgate, Jordan Yang, Heath Blackbourn 50m Backstroke 1st 2nd 3rd Yr 5 Girls – Jamie Keogh, Emmy Sandford, Koko Payne Yr 6 Girls – Mica Temple, Kelly Keogh & Sophia Langton = Yr 5 Boys – Kian Bayliss, Will Goodall, Charlie Au Yr 6 Boys – Charlie Norgate, Jordan Yang, Lochlan Mcpherson 50m Breaststroke 1st 2nd 3rd Yr 5 Girls - Emmy Sandford, Jamie Keogh, Amelia Sim Yr 6 Girls - Sophia Langton, Mica Temple, Lily Bobadilla Yr 5 Boys - Kian Bayliss, Tom Gainsford, Will Goodall
Yr 6 Boys – Charlie Norgate, Braydon Gardiner, Jordan Yang Novelty Race Champions Kick Board - Girls - Emma Watts, Nalicia Te Ariki, Molly Townsend Kick Board - Boys – Kade Nikorima, Devon Stevens, Tom Ellis, Yassin Abdellatif = Rubber Duck – Ezekiel Celino, Yassin Abdellatif, Faith Lau Rubber Mat – Taylor Rangiwai, Nalicia Te Ariki, Ezekiel Celino House Points (taken from top 3 placings across all events) 1st Red House = 210 2nd Blue House = 195 3rd Green House = 191 4th Gold House = 184 Champion House Red, Red Streets Ahead! NUNWEEK PARK TOUCH It’s been another active touch season with over 170+ Cotswold children contributing in a positive way and giving their all in this competition. We are proud of you all. Special congratulations to the Cotswold teams who are all involved in play-offs. Final results to be advised. Special thanks to all the coaches and managers of our teams. Your commitment is much appreciated. Final Game Dates: Final Round · Yr 0-2 – Tuesday, 3 March Play-offs · Yr 3-6 – Tuesday, 3 March (Semi Finals) · Yr 3-6 – Tuesday, 10 March (Finals) ALL YR 3-6 TEAMS WILL HAVE A GAME ON, TUESDAY, 10 MARCH. Coaches will notify teams of who and where their teams will be playing. NUNWEEK PARK SUMMER HOCKEY It’s been great to see 5 Cotswold hockey teams fronting up on Monday afternoons in this competition. We are proud of you all. Special thanks to all the coaches and managers of our teams. Your commitment is much appreciated. Yr 3-4 CHECKERS MINIBALL Good luck to all our Yr 3-4 Miniballers who are representing the school in the Checkers Miniball competition at the YMCA on Thursday. · Cotswold Cubs · Cotswold Chimps · Cotswold Crabs · Cotswold Crows · Cotswold Coyotes
We look forward to seeing hustling and bustling on the court. Special thanks to the coaches of our teams. Yr 5-6 MINI WATER POLO Good luck to all our Mini Water Polo teams who will be flying the school colours in the Canterbury Mini Water Polo competition on Sundays at Wharanui Pool. · Cotswold Clams · Cotswold Crabs We know you all are going to make a big splash in and out of the pool. Special thanks to Mrs Sandford for organising and coordinating this experience for our students. CANTERBURY RUGBY FOOTBALL UNION AND MERIVALE- PAPANUI RUBGY FOOTBALL CLUB It was great have representatives from the CRFU and MPRFC visit our school promoting rugby. The school was able to see and have the photo taken with the Log of Wood – Ranfurly Shield and other trophies that the CRFU have on their shelves. Students from Room 12 were lucky to have a skill session with the rugby reps. Online registrations www.merivalepap.co.nz OUTDOOR EDUCATION YEAR 4 BEACH ED AND YEAR 5 SAILING and WATER ACTIVITIES Well done to all the Year 4 and 5 students who participated in these 2 Outdoor Education experiences. It was great to see up and coming "Gromets‟ at the beach and „Future Team New Zealand‟ sailors displaying their skills in and out of the water. A big SPECIAL THANKS’ to the parents who supported these activities. BRING BACK BULLRUSH Back by popular demand….Year 2–6 Boys and Girls Bullrush - Consent form for Bullrush can be completed on line on the Cotswold Website. See Mr Guthrie or Mr Harper for more information. CROSS COUNTRY We will start practising for the school cross country near the end of the term. Children wanting to compete for a place in the zone team may start earlier. The zone distance run is 2km YEAR 5-6 WINTER WEEKLY SPORT This year the school hopes to enter teams in Hockey, Football, Netball, Rugby and Table Tennis on Fridays at Hagley Park and the Canterbury Table Tennis Stadium. We are restricted by the number of teams we can enter and parents are relied on to coach and provide transport. For more information please contact Mr Harper email@example.com or ph 359 8035. Registration and consent forms will be issued to interested children in week 5-6 and need to be returned to Mr Harper by 20 March. Yr 3-4 and Yr 5-6 FUTURE FERNS NETBALL Year 3-4 and Yr 5-6 Future Ferns Netball – Christchurch Netball Centre Registration and Consent Forms were issued to interested children this week (Week 4/5).Consent forms need to be returned to Mr Harper by 13 March. Invoices will then be issued once teams have been finalised. For more information see Mr Harper. firstname.lastname@example.org Yr 5-6 YMCA BASKETBALL Year 5-6 Basketball – Bishopdale YMCA Registration and Consent Forms were issued to interested children this week (Week 4/5).
Consent forms need to be returned to Mr Harper by 13 March. Invoices will then be issued once teams have been finalised. For more information see Mr Harper. email@example.com TERM 1 SCHOOL – LOCAL – ZONE- CPSSA – COMPETITIONS AND OUTDOOR EDUCATION Yr 0-6 Nunweek Touch Concludes – Yr 0-2 - 3 March, Yr 3-6 – 10 March Yr 3-6 Summer Hockey – 10 February – 23 March Yr 3-4 Checkers Miniball – 27 February – 2 April Yr 5-6 CPSSA Summer Weekly Sport – 14 February – 3 April YR 5-6 CJC Girls Cricket – 14 February – 13 March Yr 5-6 School Swimming Sports – 19 February Yr 5 Sailing and Water Confidence Activities – 12-13 February – 14p/p Yr 4 Beach Education – 20-21 February Yr 4-6 Senior School Duathlon – 4 March Yr 5-6 Canterbury Mini Polo – 8 March – 5 April Yr 0-3 Junior School Athletics – 13 March - 20 p/p Yr 6 Camp – 16 – 19 March Yr 5-6 Zone Swimming Sports – 17 March Yr 5-6 CPSSA Duathlon – 23 March Yr 5-6 Zone Rippa Tournament – 31 March – 1 April p/p Yr 5-6 CPSSA Swimming Sports – 2 April Yr 5-6 CPSSA League – 7 April (Cotswold participation tbc) Good Luck to our senior students who have been selected to represent our school in these competitions this term. Thanks to our coaching staff and parent helpers. WAY 2 GO ‘Way 2 Go’ to the following Cotswold Teams and individuals who have achieved well in the world of sport. · Yr 5-6 Swimming Sports Participants · Yr 1-6 Nunweek Touch Teams and Finalists · Yr 4-6 Senior Duathlon Participants · Yr 4 Beach Ed Participants · Yr 5 Sailing and Water Confidence Participants. · Cotswold Kids – 2020 Weetbix Tryathon · Cotswold Yr 6 Cricketers – CHCH Junior Cricket Development Teams – Heath Blackbourn and Jacob Wilson
Parents Association Update - March 2020 This year we are fund-raising for upgrades in the re-build of our school. Mufti-Day and Easter Chocolate Raffle We are having an Easter Chocolate Raffle and require donations of chocolate. We are having a mufti-day on Friday the 27th of March. No set theme but chocolate donations are very much appreciated and can be dropped off to the hall school foyer. Chocolate donations can be anything Easter themed, or a traditional chocolate bar, block or box. Please no expired or unwrapped items. One A4 sheet of paper with ten spaces on it as entries into the raffle will be sent home with your eldest child on Monday the 9th of March. The tickets are to be sold at $2 each. All money and tickets need to be returned to the lock box in the office foyer by Wednesday the 1st of April . Raffles will be drawn on Monday the 6th of April and all winners notified before the Easter Break. Pizza Lunch This will be held on Thursday the 12th of March. We'll sell tokens at the hall kitchen window (8.30am-9am) and your child can redeem their token for pizza outside the school hall at the start of lunch. All slices (Hawaiian, Beef and Onion, Ham and Cheese, Vegetarian, and Gluten-free Cheese or Hawaiian) are $2 each. We cannot omit ingredients from these pizzas; they are standard pizza choices from Dominoes. We have in recent months had issues with the way the pizzas have been cut in-store. Despite our best efforts to rectify this problem we are still quite often left with pizzas not cut into 8 even slices. Our solution to this problem is to order more pizzas than needed and when we hand them out to the children we try to make sure their slices are as close to an eighth of the pizza as possible. If your child orders two slices, they may end up with one big slice and one small slice but it would still be equivalent to one quarter of the pizza. If you can come along to help us serve the pizzas (roughly 12.30-1.15pm) please make contact with us via our Facebook page. Thank you! Entertainment Book is back for 2020 Entertainment Book has gone100% digital this year - no books to remember ! Check out the link below to pre-order yours from only $69.99 https://www.entertainmentbook.co.nz/orderbooks/134n148 Stuck on You Please check out https://www.stuckonyou.nz/affiliate/fundraiser/COTSWOLDSCHOOL We will be receiving a percentage of sales through this link. It's an opportune time with the new school uniform to order some clothing name labels so those uniforms, if lost, can make their way back to their owner!
EZ Covers Check out www.ezcovers.com We have signed up to receive a % of sales, so if you're interested in making your children's exercise books look smart and are tired of the drama of Duraseal then check them out! Next Meeting This will be held on Tuesday the 24th of March. Located in the school staffroom in the office block. We start at 7.30pm, and generally finish around 9pm. Everyone is most welcome to come along - all major roles (ie President, Treasurer and Secretary) within the committee have been finalised so there is no pressure whatsoever to take on a huge responsibility, we don't assign jobs unless you volunteer and there is no need to join the committee, everyone is most welcome to sit in and see what we do! Senior School Duathlon This year with the support of Traffic Management NZ, Cotswold School will be staging its Senior Duathlon. The Duathlon will take place on 4 March, 2020 (pp 5 March) - 10:00am – 12:30pm. Details are as follows: 4 March – 10:00am (postponement 5 March) 2020 Year 4, 5, 6 Duathlon Run 200m, Cycle 2km Run 1km OR Run 200m, Scooter 1km, Run 200m Individuals must complete all three disciplines Events The children will have a chance to compete in: A – The Cycle Duathlon or B – The Scooter Duathlon The children are NOT allowed to compete in both events The children will compete in the year levels and gender. ie Year 4 Boys, Year 4 Girls, Year Boys, Year 5 Girls, Year 6 Boys and Year 6 Girls. The top 3 place getters in the Year 5 and Year 6 age group will be considered to represent the school at the CPSSA Triathlon and Duathlon. Requirements All children participating in the Duathlon need: A bike or scooter checked for safety at home A helmet compulsory for biking and scooter Suitable running clothing Named drink bottle Warm Clothing All children are required to wear a helmet during the biking and scooting section of the Duathlon. If the children don’t have a helmet on the day they will not be able to participate.
Cycle Duathlon Course 200m Run – School Grounds 2km Bike – Exit Transition beside Basketball Court Out School Gate by Staff Car Park Left into Cotswold Ave Left into Colesbury St Left into Cardome St Right into Martbern Cres Left into Cotswold Ave Left into School Driveway Proceed to Transition 1km Run Exit Transition Out Back Gate Left into Martbern Cres Left into Cotswold Ave Left into School Main Entrance Gate Past Staffroom to finish Scooter Duathlon Course 200m Run – School Grounds 1km Scooter – Exit Transition beside Basketball Court Out School Back Gate Left into Martbern Cres Left into Cotswold Ave Left into School Driveway Proceed to Transition 200m Run Exit Transition Run in front of senior playground Left past Rm18,17,16 Right around umbrella to Finish Parent Helpers/Marshalls We require 15 parent/caregivers on the day to act as Marshalls around the course. Without these important people the Duathlon will not be able to take place. If you can help please see Mr Harper. The Running of the Event On the morning of the Duathlon all participants will place their bikes and scooters in the bike/scooter transition area at the end of the basketball court (main field). Each year level with have a designated area to place their bike. Participating children will assemble in their class groups. The competitors will be sent away in waves starting with the Year 4 girls and finishing with the Year 6 boys. On the completion of the event the children will return to the assembly area. Race Times Approximate Times Only - Participant numbers will determine starting times Cycle Duathlon Start 10:10am Year 4 Girls Year 4 Boys Year 5 Girls Year 5 Boys Year 6 Girls Year 6 Boys
Scooter Duathlon Start 11.40am Year 4 Girls Year 4 Boys Year 5 Girls Year 5 Boys Year 6 Girls Year 6 Boys Events will stop at 11:00am - Cotswold Interval and recommence at 11:40am 2020 Term Dates 2020 Term Dates have been confirmed as follows: Term 1: Tuesday 4 February to Thursday 9 April Term 2: Monday 28 April to Friday 3 July Term 3: Monday 20 July to Friday 25 September Term 4: Monday 12 October to Thursday 17 December School will be closed in 2020 on Saturdays and Sundays and on the following holidays: Waitangi Day – 6 February Good Friday – 10 April (School Holidays) Easter Monday – 13 April (School Holidays) Easter Tuesday – 14 April (School Holidays) ANZAC Day – 25 April (Observed 27 April - School Holidays) Queen’s Birthday – 1 June Labour Day – 26 October Canterbury Anniversary Day – 13 November News Archive This article provides links to past newsletters. 2020 February 2019 February March April May June July August September October December 2018 February March April May June July August September October November
December 2017 February March April May June July August September October November December 2016 February March April May June July August September October November December 2015 February March 1 March 2 March 3 April May June July August September October November December Parent Reference Guide 2020 Welcome to our School Community. We trust that your families’ association with the school is happy, positive and productive. Our Parent Reference Guide has bee designed to give you some general information about the school as well as to explain some of the more specific points that we feel will interest you. Children can only learn well, both at school and at home, when there is co-operation and mutual understanding between teachers and parents. Remember the doors of Cotswold School are always open. If you have a query, contact your child’s Class Teacher, Associate Principal or the Principal. The 2020 Parent Reference Guide is attached to this article and can also be accessed by clicking here. STEPHEN HARRISON
Principal School Donation 2020 The Board has set the 2020 school donation at $150.00 per child to a maximum of 3 children – i.e. $150.00 for one child, $300.00 for two children and $450.00 for three or more children. During 2019 we used the money received from the school donation to provide additional learning support programmes for all our students. Last year we received $28,000 in donations and we have spent in excess of $258,000 providing additional learning support for our students. This has had a very positive impact on student achievement. We will continue to use the money received from donations during the 2020 school year to provide additional learning support for our students. This will include both book and people resources. While school donations are not compulsory, we do appreciate the commitment made to our school by a large number of our parents who make the requested donation. We also appreciate and acknowledge a number of donations made by parents over and above that requested and for special school activities like camps and swimming. A School Donation request will be sent to parents early in Term 1. A receipt will be emailed for your donation at the end of each financial year which qualifies for a Tax Rebate. Please keep this receipt in a safe place. Please take time to read the 2019 Learning Support Report Student Activities 2020 Outlined below are major activities our students will be involved in during 2020. While this list does not include all activities, it does include the major activities for 2020 and the parent contribution we are asking in order for the activity to proceed.
Term 1Sailing & Water Confidence Activities – Year 5 - $65 Our Year 5 students will learn to sail with the KORE Sailing School and be involved in water confidence activities at Lake Rua. Trained sailing and water instructors will be working with the children with these activities. Parent assistance will be required. These activities will happen from Wednesday 12 February to Friday 14 February, 2020 - different dates for each class. Beach Education - Year 4 - $18 Our Year 4 students will be having a Beach / Water Safety Experience at Waimairi Beach. Trained lifeguards will be working with the children. These activities will happen on Thursday 20 February & Friday 21 February, 2020 - different dates for each class. Camp – Year 6 - $250.00 Our Year 6 students will attend a four-day camp to be held at the Waipara Adventure Centre from Monday 16 March to Thursday 19 March, 2020. This amount covers camp fees, food and transport. Term 4Swimming – Year 2 to 6 - $50.00 (TBC) All Year 2 - 6 students will be involved in a concentrated swimming programme at Jellie Park during Term 4, 2019 – Monday 9 November to Friday 20 November, 2020. Request For Parent Contribution Parents will receive a request for contribution once each term. The parent contribution can be made in the following ways: At the school office between 8.30am and 3.00pm, Monday to Friday during the school term. EFTPOS is available (NB: Credit Cards are not accepted) Cash in a sealed envelope with your remittance advice and placed in the white payment drop-box located in the school office foyer. Credited to our account no: 12-3149-0316613-01. Please state child’s name and current room number, and return the remittance slip. Thank you to all parents who have already paid the Parent Contribution towards the cost of these activities. As Cotswold School is a Decile 8 school we do not qualify for the governments new donations scheme. We will not receive the $150.00 per child payment that Decile 1 - 7 schools can opt for. We value your payment so we can continue to offer our children these amazing activities. A reminder that a tax credit can be claimed for all donations and contributions to school activities. A receipt will be emailed to you at the end of the financial year detailing the parent contributions made by you. Introducing the Cotswold Team for 2020 The Cotswold Team are always happy to talk to you about your child's progress. Senior Leadership and Administrative Team Stephen Harrison, Principal firstname.lastname@example.org Paula Fleming-Connell, Associate Principal email@example.com Andrew Simpson, Associate Principal firstname.lastname@example.org Marie Bianco, Principal's PA/Office Administrator
email@example.com Sue MacKenzie, Office Manager/Student Accounts firstname.lastname@example.org Glenda Harrison, Student Attendance/Learning Assistant email@example.com Karen Bartosh, Office Support firstname.lastname@example.org Wayne Major, Property Manager email@example.com Geoff Mytton, Caretaker firstname.lastname@example.org Lynda Collins, Librarian email@example.com Junior School Team Paula Fleming-Connell, Associate Principal, Junior School Leader firstname.lastname@example.org Year 1 Team Cameron Anderson, Team Leader, Digi Tech Leader, In School Leader - Wellbeing Including Whanau & Community Engagement, Class Teacher Room 13 email@example.com Kate Maloney, Class Teacher Room 14 firstname.lastname@example.org Dani Clarke-Dempsey, Class Teacher Room 15 email@example.com Year 2 Team Jean-Marie Cain, Team Leader, Literacy Leader, Class Teacher Room A firstname.lastname@example.org Tracey Jourdain, Mathematics Leader, Class Teacher Room B email@example.com Linda Wroth, Class Teacher Room C firstname.lastname@example.org Year 3 Team David Guthrie, Team Leader, In School Leader - Digi Tech, PE & Sport Leader, Class Teacher Room H email@example.com Jackie Moriarty, Class Teacher Room E firstname.lastname@example.org Jo Holdem, Visual Arts Leader, Class Teacher Room F email@example.com Nina Vailu'u, Maori & Pasifika Leader, Class Teacher Room G firstname.lastname@example.org Senior School Team Andrew Simpson, Associate Principal, Senior School Leader email@example.com Year 4 Team Nicola Campbell-Fox, Team Leader, Mathematics Leader, Class Teacher Room 17 firstname.lastname@example.org Liz Lapthorne, In School Leader - Cultural Responsiveness through Engagement and Inclusion , Class Teacher Room 16 email@example.com Ashleigh Macdonald, Performing Arts Leader, Class Teacher Room 18 firstname.lastname@example.org Year 5 Team Nathan Fortune, Team Leader, Class Teacher Room 10
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Cotswold Community News - March 2020 NB: Community News is added unedited. This is a community service and in no way means Cotswold School endorses groups advertising in the Community News section Crafty Kids in Back When: Wednesday 15 - Thursday 16 April 2020 1st WEEK of the holidays! 9am – 12pm (morning tea provided) Hi Crafty Kids - We are busy planning a special 2-day Easter Crafty Kids Club programme with fun craft activities, singing, and Bible stories for primary school aged children (Year 0-6). We have changed the registration process to be online only. Registrations open on Monday 16th March and close Monday 30th March. How to register –to register type bishopdale.org.nz/craftykidsclub into your web browser and scroll to the bottom of the page for the ‘Register Here’ link. You will receive an automatic reply back that will confirm the details you have entered. If you are having problems accessing the link please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we can send you the link. Where is it? Reformed Church of Bishopdale, 90 Highsted Road How much does it cost? A $2 donation each day Free computing courses, flexible start dates We offer a range of computing courses at our Ara Connect community centres across Christchurch, Rangiora and South Canterbury. At Ara Connect you can learn the basics of using computers, digital devices and common programmes, or gain a formal computing qualification for employment and further study in IT. Courses and class times are flexible, allowing you to fit your study around work, family and other commitments. You can start any time and study at your own pace and best of all most Ara Connect courses are free. Our free computing courses at Ara Connect give you skills and knowledge to broaden your employment opportunities, or advance with confidence to a formal qualification such as the New Zealand Certificate in Computing Level 3 or Level 4 (see below for details). Explore our range of free community computing courses here (https://www.ara.ac.nz/study- options/short-courses) How to apply To apply for one of our short courses, fill in a paper copy of our application form, availablehere, (http://www.ara.ac.nz/study-options/application-and-enrolment) then either drop it in to your nearest campus. Pop in to your local Bishopdale Ara Connect Centre today and have a friendly chat with Bhaswati or feel free to ring her at 359 3278. Inspire Your Child’s Life With Dance Ballet Jazz Contemporary Hip Hop Classes for 3 years to Advanced Safe and supportive Environment
Increase confidence Coordination Concentration and Creativity Contact Phone: 3546228 email@example.com www.annalessschoolofdance.co.nz DrumDragon Music Studio Opening April 1st 464 Papanu Road (across from Subway) Specialising in drum and percussion lessons all ages & styles from beginners to advanced Bass lessons (beginners), Student band lessons. Learn to play the music you love! Phone 027-469-1964 Drumdragonmusic@gmail.com Facebook: DrumDragon Music Studio © All rights reserved, Cotswold School 2020
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