Week 5, Term 1, 2018
WELCOME TO ROOM 12: Hanna Stryder and Florence Templer
Phone: 5423666 email: [email protected]
We would like to get Richie McCaw to Brightwater School in a helicopter and we need YOUR help!! Follow this link to nominate Brightwater School: https://www.fonterra.com/nz/en/what-we-stand-for/fonterra-milk-for-schools/richies-milkrun.html?gclid=CjwKCAiA8bnUBRA-EiwAc0hZkzGNhtXxAhh1UqG5wEnLKkkRc6FocEUVlQWCinOnx6qcjR1UbNQihoCyp8QAvD_BwE Brightwater School has been on the milk for schools’ programme since day one. The official opening for the Nelson region was held at our school. The students have the opportunity to drink milk 3 times a week at no cost to the school. Brightwater School has a strong relationship with the Brightwater Fonterra factory, they donated money to the building of the new playground. Having Richie fly in with the milk would definitely be something the kids would remember for a long time. Bike Track Over the last couple of weeks a jump has appeared on the cycle track. This has been lots of fun for the students however the following pictures shows us why we have now removed it from the school setting. After a couple of near misses with established trees today the health and safety of all involved was too great to continue with this activity at school. It was great while it lasted, however all good things must come to an end. We do have a very good BMX track in Brightwater where students can develop their jumping skills. Mr Brodie will be working with students to develop a skills sections through the bush area of the track and possibly a pump track on the hilly part of the school grounds.
Biking and scootering to and from school Yesterday a community member rang the school about an incident that occurred outside the 4 Square shop. An adult was nearly hit when he was leaving the shop by two Brightwater School students on their bikes. Please ask your children to slow down around the shops and give way to pedestrians on both bikes and scooters. Meet the Teacher Due to the recent weather event ‘meet the teacher’ evening was cancelled. All teachers have been asked to get in touch with the parents in their classes to explain class routines and expectations. BRIGHTWATER SCHOOL PARENT LIASON GROUP PLG We are an enthusiastic group of parents/caregivers, Grandparents who are part of organizing and fundraising of events and our major fundraiser – the Gala This is your chance to come along and get involved at our first meeting of 2018 When: Thursday, 8th March Time: 7pm Where: School Staff Room Bring along your fundraising and event ideas for 2018 We are looking for a core committee for our Gala and also friends of the committee to call on when you are available. Everyone is welcome – so come along – bring a friend for a cuppa and supper at our relaxed information night
REMINDER – BE SUNSMART Children are required to wear broad-brimmed legionnaire or bucket hats when they are outside (e.g. interval, lunch, sport, excursions and activities) during terms 1 and 4. For your diary 4th March 7th March 15th March 16th March 21st March Friday 30th March – Tuesday, 3rd April inclusive Friday, 13th April
Weetbix Tryathlon Senior School Swimming Sports at Wakefield School Pool Interschool swimming at Wakefield School Pool American Hotdog lunch - Nelson Hospice Junior Kiwi Sports Easter Holidays – including Tuesday
Last day of Term 1
START DATE Wednesday, 31 January
BRIGHTWATER SCHOOL 2018 SCHOOL TERMS PUBLIC HOLIDAYS END DATE Friday, 13 April Good Friday, 30th March Easter Monday, 2nd April
Monday, 30 April
Friday, 6 July
Monday, 23 July
Friday, 28 September
Monday, 15 October
Monday, 17 December
Queen's Birthday, Monday 4th June
WEEKS 11 weeks 10 weeks 10 weeks
Labour Day Monday, 22nd October
QUICK PROMPTS: Absentees – Please phone or email the office by 9.15am if your child is going to be absent due to sickness or appointments Running late in the mornings? – Please check in at the school office on your arrival at school Stationery Warehouse please nominate Brightwater School. 5% of your purchase amount will be donated to the School. ASB School Banking –Tuesdays – for account applications, deposit envelopes – see the Office The Community Newsletter is on the School Website: www.brightwater.school.nz and on the Noticeboard by the Staff Room Have you changed your contact details ????? – please inform the office PREFERRED PAYMENT OPTIONS TO THE SCHOOL: Online to our bank account number: 12 3158 0030748 00 and Eftpos LIBRARY BOOKS – please return to the correct Library – there is a stream of book being returned to the TDC Library instead of school. SAFE PARKING AROUND THE SCHOOL - Ellis Street Autos Repairs have implemented a REVERSE PARKING ONLY Policy on our driveway and NO parking on the left hand side of the driveway please as it makes the driveway too narrow. Please be mindful that this is a private driveway. Parking available in the back yard past the workshop. SUNHATS FOR ORDER - There is a lovely array of sunhats for order and purchase in the school office. Cost is $12 for one and two for $20. All sizes available. Orders can be made to the Office or text 0278196106 or go to the face book page “Paterpillar pants” SUBWAY MONDAY – ORDER CAN NOW BE ON LINE – order anytime during the week – before 9am Monday. Go to: subway.co.nz/schools Subway express School lunch programme Register – takes a few minutes – but only has to be done once – next time ordering will be very simple Make your order by clicking through the selections and pages Mayonnaise and sauces are ordered in the other comment column
_________________________________________________________________________________________________ Remember that Tracy offers $500 donation to the school when you list you property with her – Don’t forget to mention our name!
A 238 Queen Street, Richmond, Nelson P 03 5444 634 M 027 674 8102 E [email protected]
ASB Supporting success in your school If you are a parent, staff member or member of the school community and you draw down a new ASB home loan of $250,000 or more, ASB will donate $500 to your chosen participating school. Provide the name of the school below when you talk to us about a new ASB home loan. This donation offer is only available when you apply for new home lending through an ASB branch, contact centre or mobile lending manager. WOW – Thank you ASB and the person in the community who has taken out a property Loan and nominated Brightwater School.