VOLUME 1 2019 - NEWS & INFORMATION - Faith City School
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Phone: +64 6 345 7737 Cell: 027 36 11986 Fax: +64 6 345 7483 Email: email@example.com 127 Springvale Road, Wanganui Wednesday 13th February 2019 VOLUME 1 2019 - NEWS & INFORMATION FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK PRINCIPALS DESK CONTINUED……. I hope your children are settling into school for the 2019 school year and that you had an enjoyable TE REO LESSONS & KAPA HAKA Waitangi Day last week with your families. All classes will be having Te Reo lessons with Whaea Christine on Friday Mornings. YEAR 7 & 8 TECHNOLOGY LESSONS Kapa Haka for Senior Students in Room 4 & It has been a very busy start to the year, 5 who have chosen this option is also held with Year 7 & 8 students starting on Friday Mornings. Technology Lessons this week. A letter went home to Parents of Year 7 SENIOR STUDENTS LEADERSHIP TEAM & 8 Students on Monday this week The Staff and BoT are in the process of confirming the Schedule for Technology appointing school leaders for 2019. Lessons as we had a last minute change Senior students (Year 8’s) are in the process . of submitting their CV’s, and will be • Year 7 Students will be attending lessons presenting a speech to Staff. Once the EVERY Monday afternoon at 1.00-2.45pm speech presentations have been completed • Year 8 Students will be attending lessons students will be short-listed and interviews EVERY Wednesday afternoon at 1.00-2.45pm will be held. Students are reminded that they must be in HOUSE LEADERS FOR 2019 correct school uniform and have the correct closed In 2017 we introduced School school shoes (black lace ups) or covered in sports Houses at Faith City School as shoes or they will not be able to attend part of our PB4L Programme Technology Lessons. (Positive Behaviour For Learning) We have four houses, SWIMMING LESSONS FOR ALL STUDENTS these are: Whero, Kowhai, Ka- Swimming will be starting on Fridays this term with kariki and Kikorangi. All students are in a the first lesson starting on 8th house and can earn house points for March. Lessons have to start a little appropriate playground behaviour. The later to accommodate the Masters winning house is rewarded each week with Games. This means an early morning tea. that we will be swimming at the Last week our students voted in their houses beginning of Term 3 for the first two for a House Captain and Deputy House weeks (Friday 3rd May and Friday 10th May). Captain for 2019. House Captain and Please ensure that your child brings their named Deputy Captains must be in Year 7 or 8. swimming gear with them on Fridays. Congratulations to our students who were Please see over the page for scheduling for appointed to these roles. individual classes for swimming lessons. Names of these students have been FOOTBALL LESSONS FOR ALL STUDENTS published on the School Notice Board. All students will be having Football lessons with Central Soccer on Wednesdays this term. Lessons will start for all students on UPCOMING EVENTS FOR THE YEAR Wednesday 27th February and will be each Wednesday until 3rd April (6 Weeks There is a calendar included of lessons) ALL students will need to in this newsletter with some ensure they have their sports gear with of the upcoming events for them on Wednesdays. the year.
FAITH CITY SCHOOL COMMUNITY PICNIC DINNER EXTRACURRICULAR SCHOOL MONDAY 11th MARCH There will be a Faith City School SPORT (after school sports) Community Picnic Dinner on Mr Andrew Marsh (Room 5 Monday 11th March at school from Teacher) oversees School Sport. 5.30-7.00pm. He has been collecting all of the Parents /Caregivers and students sports forms that have been (including siblings not at Faith City School) are invited returned and is currently working on to bring along their own picnic meal (including their own cutlery, blankets etc). Families will set up their creating teams. He picnics in the school lunch area (weather permitting) will be sending out a school notice but if the weather is poor on the day we may end up with the various teams that eating in a classroom. will be happening for this Teachers will be in attendance at the Picnic and term. Thank you to all of Classrooms will be open so that Parents / Caregivers have a chance to meet and speak with Teachers those who returned their informally and view their children’s classrooms. (Please sports forms promptly. note Formal Parent/Teacher/Child Interviews will be held later on in the year. SCOOTERS SKATEBOARDS, AND RIP-STICKS AT BADMINTON LESSONS FOR YR 6, 7 & 8 SCHOOL STUDENTS A reminder that students are only permitted to ride these On Fridays our Senior items at school on MONDAYS, WEDNESDAYS and Students will be having FRIDAYS, (not on Tuesdays Badminton Lessons at the and Thursdays). Students may Springvale Stadium. still ride scooters to and from school on Tuesdays and These lessons start on Thursdays but may not use Friday 8th March (the them during the school day. same week swimming We would appreciate your support in this matter. PLEASE NOTE: All scooters etc. must go home starts) and will continue at the end of the school day. Any scooters etc. left for 4 Fridays as follows; Friday 8th at school will be at the owner’s risk. Teachers will March, Friday 15th March, Friday 22nd not be held responsible for lost or stolen scooters, skateboards and ripsticks that have been left March and Friday 29th March outside overnight. HELMETS Please ensure that all Year 6, 7 & 8 We are recommending that students who have helmets and are using scooter, skateboards and Students in Room 4 & 5 students bring ripsticks wear helmets at school while they are their PE Gear on Fridays as well as their riding these items during breaktimes. We are not swimming gear. Students will be making this a compulsory rule but are recommending it for your child’s safety. It is transported back from the stadium by pleasing to note that many students are already Bus returning to school at 2.50pm on using helmets. Fridays. SWIMMING All students are expected to participate in swimming on Fridays (from 8th March) unless they have a note excusing them in their record book. With only one term of swimming students cannot afford to miss swimming lessons. Please don’t allow your child to miss swimming unless they are really sick. GOGGLES A lot of children find the chlorinated water very hard on their eyes. If they have goggles can you please ensure that they bring them. These need to be clearly named. Not having goggles can hinder their swimming progress as children can be reluctant to put their head under water. The swimming timetable for Term 1 2019 is as follows: Room 1: 1.45pm until 2.45pm Room 4: 12.45pm until 1.45pm Room 2: 12.45pm until 1.45pm Room 5: 1.45pm until 2.45pm Room 3: 1.15pm until 2.15pm Room 6: 1.15pm until 2.15pm
PLEASE INFORM US OF ANY STUDENT STAFF CELLPHONES ABSENCES If your child is sick or going to be absent for All Teaching Staff have been issued any reason please text, phone or leave a with school cellphones so that they message on either your teachers school can keep in contact with Parents and cellphone or on the Office phone or Cell Caregivers. If you would like to phone before school starts. contact your child’s class teacher you are able to send text messages As we use electronic registers in the classrooms, if to their school phones directly. your child is late to school (after the bell has rung), they must report to the school office as the roll will You may text the teachers have already been completed and will not be able cellphones anytime during the to be altered by the class teacher. school day. If your child does not report to the school office then Teachers will be able to send group the school secretary will not be aware that your child texts with important class information has arrived at school. This may result in a phone call and updates to parents from their asking the whereabouts of your child - when in fact class cell-phones. If you would like to they could have already arrived at school. This is be included in these group texts worrying for both you and us and causes unnecessary please text your number to your work. child’s class teacher and they can ALL STUDENTS PLEASE REPORT TO THE OFFICE add you to their group. IF YOU ARE LATE! The sign-out book MUST be used if you are removing your child/ren from school at anytime during the school day. The sign-out book is a bright red book and is kept at the reception desk in the school office. In June this year the Faith City School community have the opportunity to elect their Board of Trustees to govern the affairs of our school for the next three years. Have you considered standing as a Board of Trustees candidate for the upcoming election? Being a school board trustee is an important and rewarding role that needs people with a range of skills and experiences, who believe in making a positive difference to our children’s learning and development. Primarily the board is accountable Out of School Music Classes are a National Funded Scheme for student achievement, setting the funded by the Ministry of Education. It exists to provide an vision for the school and ensuring introduction to a chosen musical instrument of choice for the school complies with its legal and policy requirements. Primary and Intermediate aged children. More information will be available Faith City School Uniform is available closer to the Elections but give it some thought before the Election exclusively through Andersons Uniforms Process Begins. If you are interested situated at 184 Victoria Avenue. Phone: in becoming a school trustee talk to (06) 348 9232 Andersons Uniforms are no one of the current trustees or log onto http://www.trustee- longer stocking our Girls Cullottes. These are election.co.nz/becoming-a-trustee available from The Warehouse Wanganui.
IMPORTANT Dates, 2019 NEW FAMILIES MEETING MONDAY 25th February If your child has started attending Faith City School in the past 12 months or if your child is enrolled to begin school at any time this year, there is an introductory meeting at the school on Monday 25th February. This meeting is on at 1.30pm in the Faith City Gymnasium Lounge. A light afternoon tea will Monday 11th March be provided. The meeting will be finished by 3pm. Pre-schoolers will be given supervision in a separate area if you need to bring them with you. UNIFORM SWAP - DONATION DAY Due to the success of the Uniform swaps last year and the amount of uniform we still have available we will be running another Uniform Swap during this Term. We will notify Parents when this will take place Our Uniform Swap—Donation Days are a great opportunity to bring in your child’s outgrown uniform and trade it with another more suitable sized item. Please do not bring in damaged clothing or clothing that is in poor condition. Any good quality, clean and tidy uniform is welcome. You can choose to either donate an item or items or swap an item with another one. BEYBLADES AT SCHOOL TRAFFIC SAFETY Toys are not allowed Faith Academy (in co-ordination with at school (unless the NZ Police) trained some of our students are bringing Senior Students, last year, as Traffic them for News Days) Wardens for the 2019 school year. however we have Students: Please listen to the traffic been allowing wardens’ directions so that you can students to bring cross outside the church safely. They are there in their BeyBlades to school own time and are doing a great job to keep you safe! over recent weeks. These are particularly popular with some of our Parents/Caregivers; Please ensure that you are not students in Rooms 5 & 6. At this walking across the car park to get to the other side. stage we will allow BeyBlades to be Please walk around the edge of the car park instead. bought to school and played with Children may see you walking across the car park and during breaks providing they are copy your behaviour. Crossing the centre of the car played with responsibly. Students park may put students in the direct path of moving and who are bringing these to school are reversing vehicles who may not see them. Please reminded that they are not to don’t ride your bikes on the school grounds or allow TRADE or SWAP these with other your children to do so. This is a safety issue. students. Thank you for your co- operation in this matter. A reminder that children who are cycling need to cross Ruth McLeay, Principal at the student traffic crossing (while walking their bikes) and then walk across the road with their bikes before cycling home. They are not to ride on the OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOKS footpath or to cross the road in front of traffic while A quick note from our School riding their bikes. Librarian. Any overdue library books from 2018 that are not returned by PLEASE REMEMBER THE SPEED LIMIT IN THE CAR PARK Monday next week (18th Feb) will be AREA IS 10KM PER HOUR. THIS IS WALKING PACE!!! charged to parents accounts.
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