THE GARDENS SCHOOL
BULLETIN

ISSUE NO. 35!
DATE: 14 November 2013

HELLO FROM THE PRINCIPAL!
Dear Parents,

FORTHCOMING
EV...
E-LEARNING AT THE GARDENS SCHOOL FOR 2014
Do you want your child to be part of The Gardens School’s E-Learning classes?
Th...
GENERAL NOTICES:
BOOKS! BOOKS! BOOKS! Donations for Garden Show stall!
LAST DAY Tuesday 19th November!
We are looking for ...
SPORTS NOTICES:

We are now approaching the final few events for the year.  It has been a very successful 2013, particularl...
TGS Bulletin 14.11.13
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TGS Bulletin 14.11.13

  1. 1. THE GARDENS SCHOOL BULLETIN ISSUE NO. 35! DATE: 14 November 2013 HELLO FROM THE PRINCIPAL! Dear Parents, FORTHCOMING EVENTS Wednesday 20th November BOT Meeting 7pm FRIDAY 22nd NOVEMBER SCHOOL GARDEN SHOW!! 6pm-7.30pm Monday 25th November 9am staffroom Junior Parent Meeting for parents of children starting this term or T1/T2 2014 Friday 29th November Senior Team Zoo Trip Wednesday 4th December Weetbix Tryathlon Thursday 5th December 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 windows!! 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: h"p://www.stuff.co.nz/na1onal/crime/9395601/ SUSANNAH FOWLER, PRINCIPAL ! ! 101 Charles Prevost Drive, Manurewa, Auckland Phone: 09-2690041 ! Email: reception@thegardens.school.nz ! Website: www.thegardens.school.nz 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
  2. 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. 3. GENERAL NOTICES: 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.
  4. 4. SPORTS NOTICES: 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 on offer! JUNIOR ATHLETICS 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. CC ATHLETICS 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 Interschool Athletics 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 WEETBIX TRYATHLON 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 alecas@xtra.co.nz

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