THE GARDENS SCHOOL
ISSUE NO. 34!
DATE: 8 November 2013
HELLO FROM THE PRINCIPAL!
Friday 8th November
GST Meeting 7.30pm
Book Fair Finishes
BOT Meeting 7pm
Our Garden Show organisation is coming along very nicely and we are
getting down to the last bits of ﬁnishing off in preparation for our event.
We have been extremely generously supported by our community and
below are a list of items which have been donated for prizes and rafﬂes.
We would also like to thank our parents for the donations of cans, bottles,
books and next week, garden items, which will also go into rafﬂe packs.
‘2x VC (Virtus Consors) Personal Training Sessions’
2 x R16 One-Attraction Vouchers for Spookers
1 x Complimentary Shark Cage Snorkelling Experience ($95)
from Kelly Tarltons
2 x Complimentary All Day (Child) ‘Super Passes’
from Rainbow’s End
2 x ‘Birthday Lolly Shout’ Paint Tins
3 x Fuji Xerox Digital Cameras.
5 x “Treasure” a Book by Bronwen Billinghurst and illustrated by Danielle
6 x Bottles of Marc Jacobs Perfume from Dianne Reynolds (CS Cosmetics)
Basket of Goodies from New World
1 x $100 voucher from Urban Soul
1 x $100 voucher from Volare Restaurant
Butterﬂy Creek Entry
Mitre 10 Manukau Prize
We have also had a good response to our ‘GOLDEN TICKETS’ with a large
number already back at school. These tickets give you automatic entry to
the draw held at 7.00pm on the 22nd November. If you are not able to
attend our event, please simply write on the ticket and return it to school
as I am chasing one from each family. Next week we will publish the list of
items so that you will have a rough idea of when your child is to perform
on the stage, at our garden show.
SUSANNAH FOWLER, PRINCIPAL
101 Charles Prevost Drive, Manurewa, Auckland
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.
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
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
The Book Fair is now on in the School Library.
Open before school from 8.30am and after school until 3.30pm every day.
Parents are welcome to drop in anytime during the school day, come and do some Christmas shopping!
Come in and guess how many “readioactive” book worms there are.
Get your free book mark when you purchase a book and go into the daily lucky
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 email@example.com
Congratulations to our Y6-8 Waterpolo team who,
on Tuesday, won the Intermediate Schools Development
Tournament in Manurewa, beating Holy Cross in a Golden
Special mention to Connor Tyer and Olivia Bonnar for
receiving individual awards and Matthew Goldﬁnch for
scoring the winning goal!
All of this was made possible due to Liz Bonnar giving
her time to coach the team.
A big thanks also to the parents who went along to help manage the team and cheer them on.
A good effort by our Y7/8 mixed touch team who ﬁnished 2nd at Counties today, losing 2-1 to Weymouth
Intermediate, who went onto take the title. Can't help feel a little disappointed we didn't make it to Auckland as it
was our only bad game for the day.
This was the last tournament for a group of Y7/8 boys who have served our school impressively over the last 4
years at interschool sport.
It has been a pleasure to have been a part of your sporting success Ethan Matai, Max Mata, Hayden Dickson and
Jamarl Wills. Without you boys, TGS wouldn't have developed it's reputation for excellence....you will be missed!
Well done to all of the students on a very successful school athletics on Monday. Certiﬁcates for individual events
will be given out next week during team assemblies. As this goes to print we are waiting on the weather to see if
the Y0-4 Athletics goes ahead….ﬁngers crossed!
Y5-8 Individual Champions
Y5 Girl Jaimee Brown - Kowhai!
Y5 Boys Kyle Evans - Kauri
Y6 Girl Ashleigh Dennis - Tawa !
Y6 Boy Taine Kolose - Tawa
Y7 Girl Jaymie Kolose - Tawa! !
Y7 Boy Harrison Toﬁlau - Tawa
Y8 Girl Laura Taylor - Rimu! !
Y8 Boys Max Mata - Rimu
Supreme Senior Champion – Max Mata
CC Y7/8 Wednesday 13th November at Massey Park
MPSSA Y4-6 Tuesday 19th November at Jellicoe Park
Counties Y7/8 Tuesday 26th November
Auckland Champs Y7/8 Thursday 5th December
Is back in Manukau on Wednesday 4th December at Mountfort Park, Manurewa. Information and registration
can be obtained from the school reception. It would be great to beat the last years effort of 60 children
AUCKLAND KIDS MARATHON
Well done to the 45 students who participated in the Auckland Kids Marathon last Sunday. A special mention
to Matthew Goldﬁnch who ﬁnished 9th and Veronica Simmons who ﬁnished 10th, out of over 1500 children.