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  • 1. THE GARDENS SCHOOL BULLETIN ISSUE NO. 34! DATE: 8 November 2013 HELLO FROM THE PRINCIPAL! Dear Parents, FORTHCOMING EVENTS Friday 8th November Y0-4 Athletics, Jellicoe Park Monday 11th November GST Meeting 7.30pm Wednesday 13th November Book Fair Finishes Wednesday 20th November BOT Meeting 7pm FRIDAY 22nd NOVEMBER SCHOOL GARDEN SHOW!! 6pm-7.30pm 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 Fontaine 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 Phone: 09-2690041 ! Email: reception@thegardens.school.nz ! Website: www.thegardens.school.nz
  • 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 Child’s Name: Current Class/Year 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. NAME: CONTACT NO.: CONTACT EMAIL:
  • 3. GENERAL NOTICES: Thank&you&to&all&the&students&who&came&to&school&in&their&tradi4onal&clothes&on&our&Diwali&celebra4on&day.&& It&certainly&was&a&fes4val&of&colour.&& Thanks&to&Mrs&Whitehead&for&these&fantas4c&photos! 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 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 prize draw. 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 alecas@xtra.co.nz
  • 4. SPORTS NOTICES: WATERPOLO Congratulations to our Y6-8 Waterpolo team who, on Tuesday, won the Intermediate Schools Development Tournament in Manurewa, beating Holy Cross in a Golden Goal finish. 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. TOUCH 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! ATHLETICS 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 Interschool Athletics 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
  • 5. WEETBIX TRYATHLON 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 participating! 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.