Week 1, Term 1, 2021 - Normanby School
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Week 1, Term 1, 2021 Normanby School Newsletter Principal's Message Tēnā koutou katoa Ngā mihi nui, ki a koutou katoa - Warm greetings to you all. Welcome to the 2021 school year. A very special welcome to all of our new families and staff who have just joined us at Normanby School. We really look forward to getting to know you over the next few weeks. We believe that working in partnership with our families is imperative to ensure we give the children the best education possible. If ever you have any questions or concerns please come and talk about it. If the class teacher cannot help you then come and see me. We prefer to have open communication - we aim to always be solution focussed. Thank you to everyone who attended the Head Start Hui last Friday where you were able to set personal goals with your child/ren. Many families were also helped to download the Hero App and learn how to use this student learning platform. Hero is where you will nd learning posts, goal setting and reporting for your child. If you would like help and a quick lesson on how to use this app - we can show you either at our Setting the Scene / Family Picnic on Tuesday 16 February or just pop into school before school or after school and someone will be able to help you. If you didn't attend the Hui, the class teacher will be in touch with you over the next couple of weeks.
I am pleased to share with our Normanby families that Cameron and Kat Jones welcomed the early arrival of Edison Kingsley Charles Jones to their family on Tuesday 29 December, Edison and Kat are both doing well. For our new families, who may not know, Kat is a teacher at our school who is currently on maternity leave. It has been a busy time on the property front over the holiday break: A new air conditioning unit / heat pump in Room 7 Painting of the whole exterior of the school has begun New security cameras (14 in total) have been installed General repairs and maintenance jobs completed. New shade system over the deck outside the staffroom. This term the following will be happening: The painting of the exterior of the school will be completed During the April school holidays the interior of the school will be painted New sun shade over the Matariki sand pit (next couple of weeks) Two large sun shades over the Puanga Hub lunch eating area (next couple of weeks) New fencing around the school property (this will look similar to the new fencing at Eltham school). This will make our school completely safe and secure. Thank you to Cameron Jones who has been juggling his teaching role as well as caretaking over the past 18 months. He has done a sterling job of keeping our school well maintained throughout this time. He will now be concentrating fully on his role as the Room 4 classroom teacher. We are currently going through the appointment process of hiring a new caretaker for our school. We are currently working with the Ministry of Education to implement our Healthy School Lunch scheme. We are anticipating that ALL children will be receiving free school lunches from the start of Term Two this year. We look forward to seeing everyone on Tuesday 16 February for a relaxed get together and picnic 5 to 7pm. Please see the information further on in this newsletter. Finally, you will nd that all of the gates at the front of the school by Waihi Road are now locked. This is to ensure our children are all safe. Everyone will need to arrive at school and leave school via the Hunter Street entrance please. We look forward to working with you in partnership during 2021 to ensure your child/ren have an enjoyable and rich learning experience whilst at Normanby School. Our aim is to ensure all children can be the ‘best version of themselves”. 2021 is going to be GREAT!! Ngā mihi nui Janelle Jones
Contents of this week’s newsletter Welcome to Normanby School Family Picnic - Tuesday 16 February Positive Behaviour For Learning (PB4L) School Wide Inquiry for Term One - Te Tiriti o Waitangi Hero App School Fun Water Sports Day Scholastic Book Club Sunblock School Hats Tennis and Basketball Coaching New Sports Tops For Sale PTA Swimming Lessons School Assembly School Uniforms Van Payments January & February Birthdays Weetbix Kids Tryathlon Term Dates 2021 Coming up in Weeks 1 & 2 Dates to put in your Diary Contacts Secondhand Uniform Community Notices Welcome to Normanby School This week we welcomed the following new students to Normanby School: Year 1 Holly - Room 6 Olive - Room 6 Amalia - Room 6 Tala - Room 6 Mya - Room 6 Rosemary - Room 6 Tai - Room 7 Year 2 Dontay - Room 8 Year 3
Te Rerenga - Room 1 Year 4 Elias - Room 1 Taya - Room 1 Also a very warm welcome to two new teachers: Geraldine Sumner - Room 8 teacher Samantha Dalley - Room 5 teacher Throughout Term One you will be introduced to all Normanby School staff and volunteers. Mrs Sumner - Miss Dalley - Room Room 8 teacher 5 teacher
Family picnic - Tuesday 16 February Come and join us on Tuesday 16th February at 5:00pm-7:00pm for a fun family picnic at school. We will provide some organised games for the children and an ice block at the end of the evening. Bring your own food, drink, something to sit on and meet other school families and the teachers in a more informal setting. During the evening each Hub will hold a short 20 minute session to give you some information about the coming year. Ngahere (Room 5 & 6) - 5:30pm (Supervision of children on playground) Matariki (Room 7 & 8) - 6:00pm (Supervision of children on playground) Puanga (Rooms 1 to 4) - 6:30pm (Supervision of children on playground) Teachers from other Hubs will help supervise children whose parents are in meetings.
Positive Behaviour For Learning (PB4L) We will be launching our new STAR values with the children this week. In 2021 we will be a Tier Two PB4L school where we will continue the development and embedding processes of positive behaviour for learning. Our PB4L approach promotes an inclusive, positive, culturally responsive climate that is conducive to learning for all. Normanby STARS are Self-managing, Team players, Achievers and Respectful. Self Manage means I ...make good choices and know when and how to act independently I will… Have a ‘can-do’ attitude P
Set goals Have high standards Be resilient Solve problems Be ready for learning Be prepared and organised by having home learning, stationery and correct gear e.g. swimming togs. Team means I... belong and include others I will… Be a positive team member by encouraging, including and supporting others Show empathy and good sportsmanship Co-operate and work as a team Negotiate and compromise Communicate respectfully Consider others and accept diversity and difference Participate and contribute Relate well to others Achieve means I... always strive to succeed I will… work hard to achieve goals do the best I can take responsibility for ourselves challenge ourselves - set goals, make plans, re ect, evaluate and apply my skills and knowledge talk about my learning with others have a positive attitude keep trying to overcome challenges Respect means I... respect myself, others and the environment by what I do, what I say and how I think Respect for self I will... Have self belief/giving all things a go (Growth Mindset) Care for our bodies through food, exercise & hygiene Be prepared and organised by having home learning, stationery and correct gear e.g. swimming togs. Keeping ourselves safe Respect for others I will... Be polite & respectful when speaking to others Not be a bystander during social issues Ask to borrow or use other people's things Respect other people’s thoughts, opinions & differences
React positively to others in social situations Communicate: When we do not understand something and when we need things explained Keep others safe Respect for the Environment I will... Always have a tidy work area (Desks, art area etc) Pick rubbish up and use the bins Manage belongings and resources Look after school equipment and property Our Aims are: 1. To create a school environment which is positive and supportive 2. Have expectations that are consistently clear 3. For students to be continuously taught expected behaviours 4. To have expected behaviours that are consistently acknowledged 5. To ensure that inappropriate behaviours are consistently responded to in a fair and equitable way 6. To ensure there are positive role models throughout the school We will achieve our PB4L aims by: Teaching the Normanby S.T.A.R values continuously through classroom programmes, Circle Times and Assemblies Implementing a school wide system which acknowledges and celebrates students who demonstrate our STAR values Data tracking Term-by-term celebrations School Wide Inquiry for Term One Our school wide theme for Term One is Te Tiriti o Waitangi and also learning about and presenting our pepeha. Children will learn about (relevant to their age and stage): The History of the Treaty of Waitangi. The creation of the Māori text Te Tiriti o Waitangi and the signings in 1840. Differences in the te reo Māori and English translations and the issues that these differences create. The agreements, rights and responsibilities made in each Article by the two sovereign groups. What are agreements, their functions and reasons for honouring agreements? The later introduction of a non-literal English version with some different meanings. What were Māori and Pākehā pros and cons around a treaty with each other? The Injustices faced by Māori people and the con ict this created
What happened as a result? How the treaty is a relevant and living document today. HERO APP On our school HERO app you can: 1. View our community feed - this is where all notices and newsletters will be posted 2. Click on your child's face to view their report, learning goals and progress 3. View learning and progress posts written by teachers. Click the three lines top left and view the learning and progress page. 4. Message us if your child is going to be absent 5. Link to our school website and facebook page 6. View our school policies. Note username and password for these are: username: normanby password: norm1876 Skool Loop and Seesaw will no longer be used so it is important that everyone has downloaded HERO. If you are having problems with this please come and see Kay in the o ce and she will arrange for someone to help you. Spragg Banner Trials Spragg Banner Swimming Squad We are currently organising a squad of students who will train to compete in our annual Spragg Banner swimming competition. These training sessions will take place at the Hawera Aquatic Centre. Trials for the squad happen this Friday 12 February.
If you think your child should have been considered for the trials then please let Janelle Jones know ASAP email@example.com. The Spragg Banner interschool sports day takes place on Wednesday 10 March. School Fun Water Sports Day - This year the school Fun Water Sports Day will be held on Friday 19 February at Hawera Aquatic Centre. The day will be split into two sections. Punaga Hub - 9.30am to 12.30pm Matariki Hub - 12.30 to 2.30pm The children will be travelling by bus. There will be a BBQ lunch provided by the PTA at the pools. A separate newsletter will be going home with further information. All families are welcome. We will also be asking for some parent helpers on the day. Scholastic Book Club Issue 1 of the Scholastic Book Club is out now. If you didn't receive one, we have spare catalogues available at the o ce. Orders for Scholastic Book Club Issue 1 close at 3pm on Thursday 25 February. Sunblock We provide sunblock in every classroom. Teachers remind children to put sunblock on before all outdoor activities. We are always encouraging children to be self managing and responsible for themselves. If you child has a special sensitivity to sunblock, then we recommend that you send their own named sunblock to school. We only use the recommended sunblock from the Ministry of Health.
School Hats All students are required to wear a bottle green bucket hat during Term One and Term Four. We are doing another order of the embroidered hats with your child's name, for a total cost of $15. Please order and make payment no later than Friday 19 February. If you would like to order one, please make payment into the school bank account quoting 'hat' and the name you would like embroidered. Normanby School Board of Trustees 15 3950 0406446 03 There are three sizes available which can be viewed at the o ce. Orders close on Friday 19 February. We also have a limited supply of brand new school hats that we can sell at the school o ce if you can't get to The Warehouse to make your purchase. These are $15 each. Tennis and Basketball Coaching In Term 4 last year we were unable to complete the tennis coaching sessions with Ghislaine, due to wet weather. Ghislaine is returning to complete the series of tennis lessons for all students over the next couple of weeks. Swoosh basketball coaching will be taking place every Thursday for Puanga Hub for a series of 8 weeks. We are super lucky that the children have these opportunities to be trained by talented coaches. New Sports Tops We have our new Sports Tops available from the o ce if you would like to purchase one for your child. These can be worn on any sports related days at school such as Athletics. They are $40. Please make payments to the following account. Please use your child's name and quote "Sports Top" as a reference so we can easily identify your payment. Thank you.
Normanby School Board of Trustees 15 3950 0406446 03 PTA We have a very supportive and active Normanby School PTA. We are a fun group of people who come together to support the school in a variety of ways. Our rst meeting for the year will be our AGM on Wednesday 17 February at 7pm in the School Library. Please come along to meet some of our parents and learn more about our school. Swimming Lessons Last year the COVID pandemic played havoc with our swimming lessons. Fingers crossed that all children will get their PTA sponsored six swimming lessons this year at the Hawera Aquatic Centre. We are just nalising dates, but we can tell you that Matariki Hub (Rooms 5, 6, 7 and 8) will all have their lessons this term and Puanga Hub (Rooms 1 to 4) will have their lessons in Term 2. Again, we are very grateful to the PTA who fund the cost of these lessons. School Assembly Our rst school assembly will take place this Friday 12 February at 9.15am. You are welcome to come into school from 8.30am to spend time with your child prior to assembly. School Uniforms Please ensure that all items of uniforms are named clearly. Our uniform is available from The Warehouse in Hawera and consists of: Bottle green polo shirt, Plain black shorts / trousers/ culottes (no branding / writing) Bottle green sweatshirt Bottle green school sunhat. We also have some second hand uniforms for sale. Please see Kay in the school o ce for further details.
Van Payments We currently have a waiting list for the Hawera Van so please ensure you let Kay in the o ce know asap if there are any changes to your circumstances. Full time users take precedence for the van. All van payments are made to: - Normanby School O ce TSB: 15 3950 0406446 03 January and February Birthdays Happy birthday to the following children and staff who have had their birthday in January or if it is coming up in February. Gabriella, 1 January - 10 years Isabella C, 5 January - 7 years Tala, 9 January - 5 years Vinzel , 12 January - 10 years Tilly, 14 January - 7 years Jayda, 18 January - 10 years Taya, 18 January - 8 years Cataleya, 24 January - 7 years Dontay, 29 January - 6 years Tai, 29 January - 6 years Leo, 1 February - 10 years Keoni, 2 February - 9 years Kayliss, 3 February - 10 years Alexa, 8 February - 10 years Teila, 11 February - 7 years Karley, 12 February - 10 years Braedyn, 12 February - 8 years Eli, 13 February - 6 years Judy, 17 February - 6 years Ahmarni, 17 February - 10 years Isabella P, 24 February - 8 years Jaylen, 26 February - 9 years
Weetbix Tryathlon The Weetbix Tryathlon is set to take place on Wednesday 31st March in New Plymouth. Click the link below to register. Please note parents need to organise travel and bikes for their own children for this event. https://www.registernow.com.au/secure/Register.aspx? E=40604&G=125731 TERM DATES 2021
Coming Up in Week 1 and 2 What's happening in Week 1? Wednesday 10 February Tennis Lessons - Whole School Thursday 11 February Swoosh Basketball Coaching - Puanga Hub Friday 12 February School Assembly at 9.15am Spragg Banner Trials 12.30pm
What's happening in Week 2? Monday 15 February Hearing and Vision Testing Tuesday 16 February Family Picnic 5 to 7pm Wednesday 17 February Tennis Lessons - Whole School Spragg Banner Squad Practice 12.30pm PTA AGM 7pm Thursday 18 February Swoosh Basketball Coaching - Puanga Hub Friday 19 February School Fun Water Sports Day (Punaga Hub 9.30am and Matariki Hub 12.30pm) Dates to Put in Your Diary Tuesday 16 February Family Picnic 5 to 7pm Friday 19 February School Fun Water Sports Day Thursday 25 February BOT Meeting at 6.30pm Friday 26 February AmeriCARna Day Monday 8 March Taranaki Anniversary Holiday Wednesday 10 March Spragg Banner Swimming Carnival Wednesday 17 March
PTA Meeting at 7pm Thursday 25 March Southern Shield Rugby Tournament BOT meeting at 6.30pm Wednesday 31 March Weetbix Tryathlon in New Plymouth Friday 2 April Good Friday Holiday Monday 5 April Easter Monday Holiday Tuesday 6 April Easter Tuesday Holiday Wednesday 14 April PTA Meeting at 7pm Thursday 15 April BOT Meeting at 6.30pm Friday 16 April Last day of Term One Contacts Contacts O ce Manager Kay le Pine firstname.lastname@example.org 06 272 8023 Principal
Janelle Jones email@example.com Deputy Principal / Matariki Hub Team Leader Jude Sklenars firstname.lastname@example.org Puanga Hub Team leader Tina Ryan email@example.com Secondhand Uniform Community Notices
Normanby Okaiawa Knights League Club are holding their nal muster on the Friday12th Feb 5.30pm at the Normanby Domain. This club is well supported by our students from Normanby School. U6-U14s all welcome to join. If you would like to register your child please contact Crystal by texting 0273492841 with your child’s name, date of birth and contact number.
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