THE GARDENS SCHOOL
ISSUE NO. 33!
DATE: 31 October 2013
HELLO FROM THE PRINCIPAL!
Diwali Festival Day
Dress up in your
Book Fair Opens
Friday 8th November
GST Meeting 7.30pm
Book Fair Finishes
BOT Meeting 7pm
This week you should have received your Golden Ticket and I thank
the parents who have returned this to school, ﬁlled out correctly. (If
you have not returned your Golden Ticket, please get it back to us as
soon as possible). We are full steam ahead to the event on the 22nd
November and there are some very exciting sculptures starting to
come together. There will be food stalls open on the night as well as
some other items on sale by each team. We also have a small space
available for community stalls, so if you would like to put up a stall,
please contact the school ofﬁce. We ask for a $15 donation to
secure your place.
Birdhouses and Scarecrows should arrive at school by 12pm on
Wednesday 20th November, so that we can prepare their display area.
As the sculptures go up around our school, we ask that our
neighbours and people using the school grounds keep an eye out for
their protection and please contact the police if you see anyone
damaging the art works.
Calendar Art: It’s not too late to put your order in!
We are extending the time for ordering until Friday 8th November.
See your child’s class teacher if you want to have a look at the art
that will be used on their calendar. These make great Christmas gifts
for grandparents, or order yourself a diary or pack of cards with your
child’s beautiful artwork on the front.
If you are submitting a photo you must do this online yourself (see
the information page for more details.)
SUSANNAH FOWLER, PRINCIPAL
PEOPLE OF THE WEEK:
At our Monday morning assemblies, we acknowledge six students who have stood out for
showing great Gardens School behaviour, making Cool Choices, helping their peers or teachers
or for some other achievement that deserves recognition. This week we acknowledge:
Andrew Raman - Weka 3! !
Rachel Sipeni! - Kiwi 4!
Muskaan Jagayat - Kereru 4!
Tala Petaia - Kotuku 4
Dallas Petricevich - Kotuku 3
Holly-Anne Simonds - Takahe 2! !
E-LEARNING AT THE GARDENS SCHOOL FOR 2014
Do you want your child to be part of The Gardens School’s E-Learning classes?
This year we have had four three E- learning classes for Years 5-8 students with five highly motivated
teachers, who want students to be learning in a 21st Century way, using technology to engage them and
enhance their learning.
To offer these classrooms, with the technology at hand when needed, comes at a cost and we are asking
parents to purchase an i-Pad and pay a fee for their child to be part of this. For $150.00 a term, your child
will have access to the latest technology including laptops, digital cameras, interactive whiteboards, video
cameras and to wireless information to enhance their learning. A commitment to the full year is necessary,
as students cannot opt in and out.
E-Learning is firmly established in our school and the programme and successes are well known, so a
parent meeting may not be necessary. However, if there is sufficient interest, we will have an information
evening where you can find out more and ask any questions you may have.
If you are interested in your child taking part in this class next year, fill out the form below.
SUSANNAH FOWLER, PRINCIPAL
CHRISTINE HANSEN, I.C.T
EXPRESSION OF INTEREST FOR E-LEARNING, 2014
I would like my child to be placed in the ballot for an E-learning class for 2014
I understand and commit to the purchase of an i-Pad for my child’s use and
full payment of the E-learning costs for 2014 ($600.00 for the year).
I understand that the school accepts no financial liability for the loss of, or
damage to, this purchased i-Pad being used at school.
I would like some more information and wish to attend a parent meeting.
Zachariah in Kiwi 2, making friends with
one of the baby chicks in his buddy
class, Kea 1.
Here are our newest children,
our 5 years old in Ruru 2 with
Look at their lovely happy
Welcome to The Gardens
DIWALI FESTIVAL DAY
On Wednesday 6th November we will be celebrating Diwali here at school. Dress up in your traditional costumes
to celebrate this day at school.
BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! Donations for Garden Show stall!
We are looking for any unwanted books you may have, to sell at the 2nd Hand Book Sale stall at the school's
Garden Show, so clean out your book cases & bring them into the school reception and leave in the donation boxes !
Thank you, PTA .
Scholastic Book Fair
Book Fair starts Wednesday 6 November in the School Library.
The Book Fair is on before school at 8.30am until 3.30pm every day.
Parents are welcome to drop in anytime during the school day, come and do some Christmas shopping.
Look out for the Book Fair brochure coming home this week with all the details.
AFTER SCHOOL CARE:
Great Times Out Of School Care is run before and after school and also runs holiday programmes.
Brochures are available at the school ofﬁce or contact Trish Le Prou directly on 09-2350357 or mobile
0275180077 email firstname.lastname@example.org