Redwood School 18 May 2017 Pānui Two - Term Two

Redwood Avenue, Tawa, Wellington 5028 Ph: 232 7704 Fax: 232 7705 General email: offi[email protected] Finance email: [email protected] Current roll: 385 students

Tenā koutou Parents and Caregivers Congratulations to the whole school for a wonderful turn out and for the effort everyone put in at the cross country event on Tuesday. Great to see so many families there to support us. Thanks to Miss Evans and her band of helpers who worked hard to set everything up. Good luck to the team who are heading to Tawa Zone on 30th May. 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.  Information and forms can be found on the school website. 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. Next week we will have our long awaited Book Week. This a big celebration for books and reading here at school and is entered around the library but there are many activities all week across the school. We will finish next week with families being invited to school from 12 noon on Friday. Students will be in house groups, we will all read together and sausages ($2) are available to purchase for lunch. The confirmed ERO report has been received by the Board of Trustees. Below is the summary which appears as the first page of the report:

“Most students are achieving at or above the National Standards in reading, writing and mathematics. Māori students are achieving as well as their peers. In 2016, the majority of students achieving below the National Standards in reading and writing were boys. A similar achievement trend has been evident over the last four years. Robust moderation practices ensure greater dependability of National Standards’ information. A useful school-wide process is in place to help teachers identify and plan for students who are at risk of underachievement. Teachers are collaborative and prioritise learning through meaningful experiences. Aligning the school’s vision and plans with an unrelenting focus on accelerating the progress of children not achieving the National Standards, and making better use of internal evaluation should assist the school to further promote equity and excellence. Children are achieving well. The school demonstrates strong progress toward achieving equity in educational outcomes, supported by effective, sustainable processes and practices. ERO is likely to carry out the next review in three years.” The school and the Board of Trustees are pleased with this summary.

Upcoming events: 22 - 26 May - Book Week 25 May - Tough Girl/ Guy Challenge 26 May -House group dress up & $2 sausages. 30 May - Tawa Zone Cross Country 30 May - ICAS Science 2 June - Teacher Only Day - school closed 5 June - Queen’s Birthday 6 June - Strike performance 14 June - ICAS Spelling 7 July - 100 Days of School celebrations - Term Two finishes 24 July - Term Three begins

Sue Goodin Principal [email protected].school

Check out the PFG site via the link here or on the school website. Thanks to everyone who has ordered roti delivery is expected: 1 June. PFG will run the sausage sizzle next Friday for our Book Week celebration - $2 each on the day.

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

At Bigair Gymsports, kids love Gymnastics, Trampolining, Tumbling, Parkour and Cheerleading! Coaching kids at Bigair Gym is one of the most rewarding jobs as we get to support kids and see them develop new gym skills, like cartwheels and walkovers etc which kids love, and they learn a range of personal skills; including increased selfconfidence, self-reflection and pride in their achievements as they progress through our 10 level badge programme. It is highly recommended that children start gymnastics at 3yrs due to being excellent preparation for starting school, and once children are at school, gym replicates the fundamental learning processes which supports children’s learning at school so the benefits and rewards are substantial. To find out what class would benefit your child the most, please call our Tawa Bigair Gym on 2323508 or email [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

Springboard & Platform Diving at Kilbirnie Pool Wellington Diving Club has a range of diving classes for kids aged 5 years and up. Why not try something new this year? Visit our website and come along for a free trial lesson! We have several after-school sessions and cater for kids of any level from beginners to competitive. We also run fun casual sessions on Sundays. For more information, please visit our website or call/text Barbara on 027 485 8888.

Kids Cross Country Series starts in 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, and the second in Karori on Sunday 28 May.Your choice if do you one, two, or all five events. Come along, join the fun. Complete them all and receive a commemorative medal and Drink Bottle. Only $8 to enter. For more info or to enter go to or contact [email protected]

Welcome to Redwood School: Savanah Svenson,Virat Chillimuntha, Dexter Rees, Hikurangi-Waiapu Robson, Cooper Merrick and Eila-May Allen

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