THE GARDENS SCHOOL
ISSUE NO. 35!
DATE: 14 November 2013
HELLO FROM THE PRINCIPAL!
BOT Meeting 7pm
Junior Parent Meeting
for parents of children
starting this term or
Friday 29th November
Senior Team Zoo Trip
Y7/8 Speech Finals
Firstly, our thoughts go out to our families who hale from the
Phillipines. We hope that extended family members who remain
overseas are safe and well.
Thanks for the great response to our Garden Show! We have
nearly all the Golden Tickets and a wonderful response to our
rafﬂe collections. Much appreciated. We look forward to seeing
you all next Friday evening.
Also beginning Monday, a series of relocatable classrooms will be
arriving on the top ﬁeld. So, if you live on the route in, don’t be
surprised when an enormous classroom slides past your front
And in the hope that we can all remain safe around our area:
- Please be careful when driving through the crossing on Charles
Prevost Drive, before and after school.
- Please take a few minutes to read the following article and
discuss personal safety with your children:
SUSANNAH FOWLER, PRINCIPAL
101 Charles Prevost Drive, Manurewa, Auckland
OUR 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:
Kiranpreet Kaur - Weka!1 !
Zac Patterson - Kiwi 3! !
Aarish Goundar! - Kakapo 2!
Eva Duncan - Weka 3
Paris Mataroa - Kotuku 4
Zachariah Lauﬁso - Kiwi 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.
BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! Donations for Garden Show stall!
LAST DAY Tuesday 19th November!
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 from the PTA.
Scholastic Book Fair
Thank you to everyone for their support for the Scholastic Book Fair.
Total sales of $3065 which gave a commission of $919.
Look out for all the new books in the library which were purchased using the
commission. Also a big thank you to Abbie Cotton from Kea 2 who assisted Mrs Dobson
before and after school everyday with the Book Fair.
We are now approaching the ﬁnal few events for the year. It has been a very successful 2013, particularly for our Y7/8's who today
were crowned Central Counties Sports Association Champions for Girls, Boys and Overall School. A clean sweep of all trophies
Well done to all of the students for a very
successful Junior and Middle School athletics last Friday.
Certiﬁcates for individual events will be given out this week
during team assemblies.
Y0-4 Individual Champions
Y0 Girl Eva Kolose - Tawa!
Y1 Girl Samantha Tyrer - Tawa! !
Y2 Girl Samanthsa Rouse - Kowhai!
Y3 Girl Talia Perese - Rimu!
Y4 Girl Ella Dalziel - Tawa!
Supreme Junior Champion – Oscar Barton
Y0 Boys Oscar Barton - Kowhai
Y1 Boy Miller Rogers - Kauri
Y2 Boy Brayden Dissmeyer - Tawa
Y3 Boys Brandon Ah Young - Rimu & Ashton Kneebone - Kowhai
Y4 Boys Ethan Dissmeyer - Tawa
Pathway to Sporting Success with Valerie Adams
Friday 22nd November, 10.00am – 12.30pm at Eden Park, Kingsland.
25 lucky Y1-2 students will be receiving invitations to this event based on their efforts at our Jnr Athletics, thanks to Victoria Barton
and Sport Auckland for the invitation.
Each school team will be presented with a signed certiﬁcate from Valerie Adams to celebrate their achievements, a team photo
opportunity and Q&A session with Valerie herself. Each child will receive a free Get Set Go T-shirt to wear on the day and keep as
a memento. Parents are encouraged to attend and experience this special day with their children.
This Wednesday our Y7/8's took part in the CC Athletics, which involved the best from 10 schools in our area. There were some
fantastic individual results and many of our students have now qualiﬁed for Counties in 2 weeks. Permission slips will come home
early next week.
Special Mentions to:
Veronica Simmons – 2nd 800m & 400m, 3rd discus
Jaymie Kolose – 1st – 100, 200 & 400m
Laura Taylor – 1st 400m
Matthew Goldﬁnch – 1st 800m, 2nd 1500m
Max Mata – 1st 100m, High Jump, 2nd Long Jump
Y7 Girls & Y8 Boys 1st 4x100 Relay
MPSSA Y4-6 Tuesday 19th November at Jellicoe Park - permission slips will come home Friday, we will be most likely be catching
a bus to Jellicoe Park.
Counties Y7/8 Tuesday 26th November
Auckland Champs Y7/8 Thursday 5th December
Is back in Manukau on Wed 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!
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