Redwood School Redwood Avenue, Tawa, Wellington 5028 Ph: 232 7704 Fax: 232 7705 General email: offi[email protected] Finance email: [email protected]

4 May 2017 Pānui One - Term Two

Current roll: 379 students

Tenā koutou Parents and Caregivers Welcome back for the second term. A very big thanks to staff for the long hours spent over the holidays in professional development and the time spent setting up classrooms for the new term, I’m sure you all agree that the rooms look great. School photos will be held next week for all rooms except R9 and 10, which will be done later in the year once the rooms are full. We are celebrating Shave for a Cure tomorrow with Hamish and friends shaving their hair and the rest of the school is invited to wear Crazy Hats or Crazy Hair - the gold coin donation will go to the Shave for a Cure charity. Shirts and other Redwood clothing (hockey/ netball/ sports tops and jackets) seem to be missing from our stores. If you have any clothing at home that should be at school, can they please be returned to the office - no questions asked. At present we do not have enough gear to outfit our winter sports teams or the upcoming inter school cross country team. Many thanks in advance. Do you have a child at Redwood School? Is their sibling going to turn five this year? If you live ‘out of zone’ please be make sure you submit an Application for Enrolment into our next ballot which closes 9am Friday 16 June 2017.  If you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to call us. Term Two often brings winter ills, please ensure children have appropriate clothing for school and that when sick children stay home until well to ensure that the spread of germs is kept to a minimum. Sue Goodin Principal [email protected]

Upcoming events: 5 May - Crazy Hat/ Hair Day (Shave for a Cure fundraiser - gold coin donation) 8 - 11 May - School Photos taken 16 May - whole school Cross Country 17 May - Young Leaders Day 22 - 26 May - Book Week (more details soon) 25 May - Tough Girl/ Guy Challenge 30 May - Tawa Zone Cross Country 2 June - Teacher Only Day - school closed 5 June - Queen’s Birthday 6 June - Strike performance 7 July - 100 Days of School celebrations - Term Two finishes. 24 July - Term Three begins

Thanks Redwood School would like to thank Pelorus Trust for their very generous grant of $1000. This is being used to purchase a marquee for schoolwide use. Keep an eye out for it at our next event, it will be with us very soon.

Check out the PFG site via the link here or on the school website. Entertainment Books are available for purchase. Roti notices went home this week.

Join in the fun! Get your mates together and lace up your sneakers for Wellington Marathon Fundraise for the Heart Foundation while you exercise!

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Heart disease is New Zealand’s biggest killer and we need your help to stop it

Come and join us in the hall for our Before School Care (7.00am-8.30am), After School Care (3.00pm-6.00pm) & School Holiday Programmes. We offer exciting sessions focused around sports, cooking, art and craft activities, as well as structured ‘free-time’. Our programmes are Ministry of Social Development approved, with Work & Income subsidies available. For more information or to book, please visit our website or contact Victoria on 021 572 919 or [email protected]

The Activity Fee can be paid either in full or on a term by term basis. Our bank account for internet payment is ASB bank 12-3140-0316668-01. Please add a reference to what the payment Sign up as a Heart Racer at www.) is for and a child’s name and room number. A reminder that the school policy around cellphones brought to school by students is very simple. The phone should remain in the student’s bag during school hours and not be used. If phones are used then a staff member will hold them for the day and may ask parents to collect them. A reminder that it is not our practise here at school for families to bring food for students on the occasion of a birthday. It is generous, but we have many students who have allergies or are sugar free. We also encourage students to only be drinking water here at school. All Heart Racers get a free dry fit sport top and the chance to win cool prizes

Marsden School Year 7 Information Evening, Scholarships and Open Day Marsden School in Karori is holding a Year 7 Information Evening, for Year 6 girls and their parents, on Monday 8 May at 7pm, Marsden School, Marsden Ave, Karori. Marsden Year 7 scholarships, for entry in 2018, are open. Application close on 18 May. If you'd like to tour Marsden School their next Open Day is on Sunday 7 May, between 2pm and 4pm. Kids Cross Country Series starts mid May The Brendan Foot Supersite Kids Cross Country Series is back this winter. Each event has 500+ kids, aged 3 to 13. There are five events through the Wellington region from May to August with the first one in Upper Hutt on Sunday 14 May. Your choice if do you one, two, or all five. Come along, join the fun. Complete them all and receive a commemorative medal and Drink Bottle. Only $8 to enter. More info or to enter go to Is your child shy? Do they feel intimidated by the idea of public speaking and performance? Do they sometimes find it difficult to make eye contact? Do they just need dedicated time per week to just be CRAZY?! Come and join the revolutionary selfconfidence programme - Marrzipan! We run awesome drama classes at school, which focus on key life skills and public speaking ability. We play fun engaging games and perform at the end of term once to parents and once to the school. All scripts are original, engaging, educational and HILARIOUS. You can sign your child up for a Trial Lesson via our website (we have contact numbers on there too, should you prefer to talk to a human!)

2017 Term 2 Newsletter 1.pdf

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