Auroa​ ​School

R.E.S.P.E.C.T  Newsletter Term​ ​3  Week​ ​8  2017  734​ A ​ uroa​ R ​ oad​ ​RD​ ​28​ ​Manaia​ ​4678​ ​ ​Ph/Fax​ ​06​ ​2745629/0272745630  email:​ ​[email protected]​​ ​School​ ​Blog​ ​www.auroa.school.nz

Principal’s​ ​News


New​ ​Entrant​ ​-​ ​Cohort​ ​Entry​ ​for​ ​2018  Thank​ ​you​ ​for​ ​your​ ​feedback​ ​on​ ​the​ ​new​ ​cohort​ ​entry​ ​for​ ​new​ ​entrants​ ​next​ ​year.  The​ ​feedback​ ​was​ ​positive​ ​and​ ​in​ ​favour​ ​of​ ​the​ ​new​ ​system​ ​(89%),​ ​which​ ​we​ ​will​ ​adopt  next​ ​year.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​have​ ​a​ ​child​ ​starting​ ​next​ ​year​ ​and​ ​are​ ​unsure​ ​of​ ​start​ ​dates​ ​give  the​ ​office​ ​a​ ​call​ ​or​ ​pop​ ​in​ ​for​ ​a​ ​chat.    There​ ​have​ ​been​ ​a​ ​couple​ ​of​ ​points​ ​of​ ​discussion​ ​that​ ​have​ ​popped​ ​up​ ​in​ ​the​ ​survey,  and​ ​I​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​clarify​ ​a​ ​few​ ​things​ ​around​ ​this​ ​change:  ● It​ ​is​ ​completely​ ​the​ ​parent’s​ ​choice​ ​whether​ ​you​ ​wish​ ​to​ ​start​ ​them​ ​prior​ ​to  their​ ​5th​ ​birthday​ ​or​ ​up​ ​until​ ​their​ ​6th​ ​birthday.​ ​ ​You​ ​do​ ​not​ ​have​ ​to​ ​start​ ​your  child’s​ ​schooling​ ​before​ ​they​ ​are​ ​5​ ​years​ ​old​ ​if​ ​you​ ​do​ ​not​ ​believe​ ​your​ ​child​ ​is  ready​ ​for​ ​school.  ● Even​ ​for​ ​students​ ​starting​ ​school​ ​at​ ​5​ ​years​ ​old,​ ​it​ ​can​ ​be​ ​an​ ​exhausting​ ​and  tiring​ ​time​ ​for​ ​students.​ ​ ​Feel​ ​free​ ​to​ ​talk​ ​to​ ​us​ ​to​ ​help​ ​manage​ ​this.  ● When​ ​a​ ​new​ ​child​ ​starts​ ​school,​ ​it​ ​is​ ​a​ ​big​ ​step​ ​for​ ​them.​ ​ ​We​ ​want​ ​to​ ​provide  the​ ​best​ ​transition​ ​we​ ​can.​ ​ ​Having​ ​one​ ​transition​ ​to​ ​school​ ​a​ ​term​ ​allows​ ​this  time​ ​to​ ​be​ ​explicitly​ ​taught​ ​and​ ​reviewed​ ​with​ ​the​ ​whole​ ​class,​ ​so​ ​the​ ​message  is​ ​consistent​ ​and​ ​clear.​ ​ ​This​ ​is​ ​more​ ​difficult​ ​when​ ​there​ ​are​ ​up​ ​to​ ​8-10​ ​new  students​ ​starting​ ​at​ ​different​ ​times​ ​of​ ​the​ ​term​ ​when​ ​routines​ ​are​ ​already  established,​ ​and​ ​new​ ​students​ ​were​ ​there​ ​at​ ​the​ ​time​ ​when​ ​they​ ​were  discussed.  ● This​ ​will​ ​give​ ​the​ ​opportunity​ ​to​ ​combine​ ​transitions​ ​for​ ​new​ ​students​ ​and  reminders​ ​to​ ​existing​ ​students​ ​of​ ​school​ ​routines​ ​and​ ​expectations,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as  introducing​ ​any​ ​new​ ​initiatives​ ​that​ ​might​ ​be​ ​taking​ ​place​ ​for​ ​the​ ​term.  ● When​ ​five​ ​year​ ​olds​ ​start​ ​school,​ ​we​ ​do​ ​make​ ​an​ ​effort​ ​to​ ​maintain​ ​constant  communication​ ​with​ ​parents/caregivers,​ ​and​ ​we​ ​will​ ​be​ ​informally​ ​asking​ ​for  your​ ​feedback​ ​after​ ​the​ ​implementation​ ​of​ ​this​ ​initiative.    School​ ​Uniform  Reminder​ ​to​ ​everyone​ ​that​ ​our​ ​school​ ​shoes​ ​should​ ​be​ ​plain​ ​black.​ ​ ​This​ ​excludes  sneakers​ ​with​ ​brand​ ​names​ ​and​ ​colouring​ ​on​ ​the​ ​sides​ ​and​ ​tops.​ ​ ​Also,​ ​socks​ ​for​ ​boys  are​ ​black​ ​or​ ​navy​ ​blue,​ ​and​ ​for​ ​girls​ ​they​ ​are​ ​black,​ ​navy​ ​blue,​ ​or​ ​white.    If​ ​your​ ​child​ ​is​ ​coming​ ​to​ ​school​ ​with​ ​non-regulation​ ​uniform,​ ​can​ ​you​ ​please​ ​send  them​ ​with​ ​a​ ​note​ ​so​ ​we​ ​know​ ​that​ ​something​ ​is​ ​being​ ​organised.    Cross​ ​Country  Thankfully​ ​the​ ​weather​ ​came​ ​right​ ​on​ ​Monday​ ​and​ ​we​ ​were​ ​able​ ​to​ ​run​ ​the​ ​cross  country.​ ​The​ ​team​ ​is​ ​up​ ​on​ ​the​ ​school​ ​website​ ​for​ ​the​ ​MT​ ​SPA​ ​Cross​ ​Country​ ​in  Manaia​ ​tomorrow.     We​ ​need​ ​transport​ ​to​ ​get​ ​to​ ​Manaia.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​are​ ​available​ ​to​ ​help​ ​please​ ​be​ ​at​ ​school  at​ ​10.30am.​ ​We​ ​need​ ​to​ ​be​ ​registered​ ​and​ ​assembled​ ​by​ ​11.00am​ ​at​ ​the​ ​domain.​ ​ ​As  we​ ​are​ ​taking​ ​a​ ​large​ ​group,​ ​we​ ​would​ ​like​ ​to​ ​be​ ​earlier​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​we​ ​get​ ​seating.​ ​ ​The  first​ ​race​ ​starts​ ​at​ ​11.15am,​ ​going​ ​in​ ​order​ ​of​ ​age,​ ​with​ ​the​ ​girls​ ​running​ ​first. 

Taranaki​ ​Trophy  We​ ​had​ ​our​ ​last​ ​matchup​ ​today​ ​against​ ​St​ ​Joseph's​ ​Stratford,​ ​and​ ​results​ ​were​ ​tight  across​ ​the​ ​board.​ ​ ​Our​ ​netball​ ​team​ ​lost​ ​by​ ​four​ ​goals​ ​in​ ​a​ ​tightly​ ​contested​ ​affair.  It​ ​was​ ​a​ ​great​ ​effort​ ​in​ ​some​ ​pretty​ ​testing​ ​conditions,​ ​with​ ​a​ ​strong​ ​cross​ ​wind  blowing​ ​across​ ​the​ ​court.​ ​ ​Despite​ ​spending​ ​the​ ​final​ ​20​ ​minutes​ ​camped​ ​in​ ​the​ ​St  Joseph’s​ ​goal​ ​box,​ ​our​ ​football​ ​team​ ​lost​ ​1-0,​ ​and​ ​the​ ​rugby​ ​team​ ​came​ ​out​ ​with​ ​a  strong​ ​win​ ​by​ ​30​ ​points.​ ​ ​The​ ​rugby​ ​boys​ ​scored​ ​three​ ​quick​ ​tries​ ​at​ ​the​ ​beginning​ ​and  then​ ​had​ ​to​ ​endure​ ​some​ ​pressure​ ​from​ ​St​ ​Joseph’s,​ ​but​ ​they​ ​remained​ ​resolute​ ​and  held​ ​their​ ​line​ ​to​ ​come​ ​away​ ​with​ ​a​ ​good​ ​win.    It​ ​has​ ​been​ ​great​ ​to​ ​watch​ ​all​ ​three​ ​teams​ ​compete​ ​this​ ​year.​ ​I​ ​am​ ​proud​ ​of​ ​how​ ​our  students​ ​represent​ ​the​ ​school​ ​and​ ​never​ ​gave​ ​up.​ ​ ​A​ ​big​ ​thanks​ ​to​ ​all​ ​the  parents/caregivers​ ​who​ ​helped​ ​with​ ​coaching,​ ​and​ ​organising​ ​things​ ​behind​ ​the​ ​scene.      Sports​ ​Uniforms  As​ ​there​ ​are​ ​no​ ​more​ ​Taranaki​ ​Trophy​ ​games,​ ​can​ ​all​ ​uniforms​ ​please​ ​be​ ​washed​ ​and  returned​ ​to​ ​school.    A​ ​reminder​ ​text​ ​messages​ ​will​ ​be​ ​sent​ ​home​ ​for​ ​all​ ​basketball,​ ​netball​ ​and​ ​the  Crowley​ ​Cup​ ​uniforms​ ​that​ ​are​ ​still​ ​outstanding.​ ​Can​ ​all​ ​parents​ ​please​ ​have​ ​a​ ​check​ ​at  home​ ​and​ ​send​ ​any​ ​uniforms​ ​back​ ​to​ ​school​ ​ASAP.    Touch  For​ ​all​ ​students​ ​who​ ​are​ ​keen​ ​to​ ​play​ ​touch​ ​next​ ​term,​ ​please​ ​jump​ ​online​​ ​and​ ​register  by​ ​TOMORROW.​ ​There​ ​are​ ​no​ ​subs​ ​for​ ​touch.     We​ ​need​ ​parent​ ​help​ ​for​ ​coaching​ ​these​ ​teams.​ ​Games​ ​are​ ​played​ ​on​ ​Tuesday’s​ ​on​ ​the  fields​ ​behind​ ​Sandfords​ ​Event​ ​Centre.​ ​If​ ​you​ ​can​ ​help​ ​please​ ​pop​ ​your​ ​details​ ​in​ ​when  registering​ ​your​ ​kid/s.      Nga​ ​mihi​ ​nui​ ​kia​ ​koutou,       Jarad​ ​Chittenden,  Principal 



Students​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Week 



Principals​ ​Pick 

Kassie​ ​G 



Fantastic​ ​artwork 


Student​ ​of​ ​the​ ​Week 

1  Natalie​ ​B 

Improved​ ​reading 

2  Jonte​ ​VE 

Fantastic​ ​effort​ ​with​ ​writing​ ​his​ ​speech 

3  Zoe​ ​R 

Leadership​ ​in​ ​science 

4  Ava​ ​G 

Great​ ​attitude​ ​and​ ​work​ ​habits 

5  Jack​ ​M 

Always​ ​contributing​ ​to​ ​class​ ​discussions​ ​and​ ​sharing  knowledge 

6  Jahlesha​ ​K  Great​ ​spring​ ​poem  7  Tom​ ​R 

Fantastic​ ​progress​ ​with​ ​reading 

8  Kian​ ​L 

Amazing​ ​progress​ ​with​ ​confidence 

Kenzie​ ​G 


Student​ ​Council​ ​Pick 

Perseverance​ ​in​ ​cross​ ​country​ ​running 

Slink​ ​Calf​ ​Run

The​ ​roster​ ​and​ ​more​ ​information​ ​is​ ​available​ ​on​ ​the​ ​school​ ​website Date






16th​ ​Sept

B​ ​Harvie

28th​ ​Sept

M​ ​Lawn

8th​ ​Oct

W​ ​Gargan

18th​ ​Sept

W​ ​Turnbull

30th​ ​Sept

L​ ​Mullin

10th​ ​Oct

K​ ​Cresswell

20th​ ​Sept

C​ ​Sturgeon

2nd​ ​Oct

R​ ​Mullin

12th​ ​Oct

A​ ​Danz

22nd​ ​Sept

G​ ​White

4th​ ​Oct

M​ ​Freer

14th​ ​Oct

M​ ​Grayling

24th​ ​Sept

S​ ​Gopperth

6th​ ​Oct

R​ ​Brewer

16h​ ​Oct

C​ ​Cook

26th​ ​Sept

L​ ​Scown

The​ ​red​ ​folder​ ​will​ ​contain​ ​the​ ​roster,​ ​the​ ​map,​ ​your​ ​instructions,​ ​as​ ​well​ ​as​ ​a​ ​tally​ ​sheet and​ ​receipt​ ​book.​ ​We​ ​have​ ​done​ ​our​ ​best​ ​to​ ​ensure​ ​the​ ​next​ ​drop​ ​off​ ​is​ ​an​ ​address​ ​close​ ​to yours.​ ​If​ ​dropping​ ​off​ ​the​ ​folder​ ​to​ ​the​ ​next​ ​person​ ​is​ ​an​ ​issue​ ​please​ ​send​ ​it​ ​to​ ​school​ ​with​ ​your child/ren​ ​and​ ​it​ ​will​ ​be​ ​given​ ​to​ ​the​ ​next​ ​family. Contact​ ​Graeme​ ​Norris​ ​if​ ​there​ ​are​ ​any​ ​issues​ ​027-284-8943

Bobby​ ​Calf​ ​Tags The​ ​school​ ​receives​ ​a​ ​donation for​ ​each​ ​bobby​ ​calf​ ​that​ ​goes​ ​to either​ ​ANZCO​ ​or​ ​Silver​ ​Fern Farms​ ​with​ ​a​ ​school​ ​tag This​ ​is​ ​a​ ​great​ ​way​ ​to​ ​support the​ ​school​ ​as​ ​every​ ​calf​ ​helps!

Tags​ ​are​ ​available now​ ​from​ ​the​ ​office

Local​ ​News 









Upcoming​ ​Events




Friday​ ​15th​ ​September 

MT​ ​SPA​ ​Cross​ ​Country​ ​@​ ​Manaia​ ​Domain 

Friday​ ​29th​ ​September 

End​ ​of​ ​Term​ ​3 

Thursday​ ​19th​ ​October 

Calf​ ​and​ ​Lamb​ ​Day​ ​(Reserve​ ​Day​ ​-​ ​Friday​ ​20th) 

Wednesday​ ​27th​ ​September Taranaki​ ​Primary​ ​Schools​ ​Cross​ ​Country​ ​@​ ​Hawera  Monday​ ​16th​ ​October   

Monday​ ​23rd​ ​October  Year​ ​6​ ​Camp  Year​ ​7​ ​Camp 

Friday​ ​8th​ ​December  Year​ ​8​ ​Camp   

Monday​ ​18th​ ​December 

Start​ ​of​ ​Term​ ​4 

Year​ ​7/8​ ​Speechmaker​ ​Contest​ ​-​ ​Kaponga  Labour​ ​Day​ ​-​ ​NO​ ​SCHOOL 

Wednesday​ ​8th​ ​-​ ​Thursday​ ​9th​ ​November  Wednesday​ ​8th​ ​-​ ​Friday​ ​10th​ ​November  Prizegiving 

Monday​ ​11th​ ​-​ ​Thursday​ ​14th​ ​December  End​ ​of​ ​School​ ​for​ ​2017 

Board​ ​of​ ​Trustees​ ​-​ ​Next​ ​Meeting   

Tuesday​ ​26th​ ​September  Parent​ ​Teacher​ ​Association​ ​(PTA)​ ​-​ ​Next​ ​Meeting 


Monday​ ​16th​ ​October 




Newsletter - 2017 Term 3 Week 8.pdf

Sep 14, 2017 - ... ​[email protected]​ ​School​ ​Blog​ ​www.auroa.school.nz ... we are taking a large group, we would like to be earlier to ensure ...

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