Newsletter: Term 3, Week 9, 21 September 2017 Term Dates 2017 Term 3 24 July - Friday 29 Sep Term 4 16 Oct – Friday 15 Dec
New Students Jonathan Ou Kenzy Zaki
REMINDER: Any monies due this term can be paid through KINDO. https://milford.school.nz/payments
OUT OF ZONE SIBLINGS If you have a child starting school in 2018, who is a sibling of a child currently attending Milford School, and you live out of the Milford School zone, please come into the school office to fill in a ballot form. The ballot for all out of zone children who will start school in 2018 (including siblings) will be held on 25 October (applications close on 18 October). Thank you, Sara Baker
Ice block Fundraiser
Friday 22nd September 2017 $2 per Ice block It’s that time of year again. Please help us fundraise for the Year 6 graduation. Ice blocks are from Much Moore (No artificial flavours and Made in NZ). All ice block orders and money will be collected at start of class on the 22nd September and delivered to the classroom at morning tea.
Principal’s Message As I write this newsletter I have heard of the tragic events involving students from Westlake Girls and Westlake Boys. I have contacted both schools and offered our support and love as they deal with this situation. It is timely to remember to support and reach out to each other, as many students witnessed the events, some being siblings of our students. We wish all involved a speedy recovery. As I mentioned in last week’s newsletter, the school is short of classroom space, hence the New Entrant class that started this term is in the music room with music being taken mainly in the staffroom. Next term, another New Entrant room opens, which means the Library will be boxed up in anticipation of its move to the new library when it is completed. To this end, as of next Monday the Library will be closed to allow us to box everything and move it to a temporary place in a container. While this is not ideal, the classrooms still have plenty of books and we also encourage you to use the fantastic public libraries in the interim. We are unsure how long the books will be boxed but will have the new Library in action as soon as possible. Those students in Years 1-3 that are due a progress or achievement report will have this come home tomorrow – please check their school bags. Milford School Hall is a polling venue on Saturday, although students in Years 4-6 had their turn at voting earlier this week – see their story later in this newsletter. A reminder that the student-led conferences are on next Thursday. I hope you have booked your conference time so your child can share their learning with you. Please do not bring siblings into the classroom as this is a time for undivided attention with each child. To book, please log on to the following website: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and type in the school code: h5b4n. Please also ensure you have let the teacher know what your child is doing at 12.30pm that day. We do encourage you to make arrangements for your children to be picked up, although limited supervision in the school hall until 3pm will be available for those who need it. A google form is being sent out for you to complete regarding this. Term 3 seems to have flown by, and it finishes next week on Friday at 3pm. Term 4 starts on Monday 16 October when we look forward to welcoming all the students back from their holidays. Have a great last week of term! Sue Cattell Principal
Dates to Notice Date 22 September 27 September
Event Ice block fundraiser Keeping Ourselves Safe
28 September 29 September 16 October 18 October 24 October 24-27 October 26 October 27 October 27 October 30 October 30 October 30/31 October 31 October 1/2 November 7 November 8 November 9 November 10 November 13 November 15 November 15 November 15 November 17 November 20 November 20 November 22/23 November 24 November 27 November 27 Novemer
Student led conferences School assembly Waterwise Closing date for ballot for out of zone pupils Book parade - costumes Literacy week Ambury Park Halloween Disco School Assembly Waterwise ASO Kids Concert Year 5 EOTC at MERC New Entrant and Y6 photos North Harbour Gymnastics championships PTA Meeting APPA Concert Auckland Town Hall Kids for Kids Concert School Assembly Waterwise Schools Festival of Football Touch tournament New Entrant information evening Onepoto Festival Waterwise Pupuke Cluster Athletics Cycle Safety School Assembly Waterwise Music School Concert
Led by Y1 Rooms 1 & 2
4 December 8 December 8 December 11 December 12 December 14 December 14 December 15 December 2018 30 January Y6 Camp
Waterwise End of Year reports home School assembly Waterwise Visit new classes for 2018 Graduation assembly Year 6 social End of Term 4
Rooms 3 & 5
12-3pm 8.30am12.30pm 12-3pm
Led by Y6 Rooms 6 & 7
Term 1 2018 commences 9 - 13 April
Who Whole school Police Education Officer, Murray Fenton Led by Year 4 Rooms 6 & 7
Year 2 Hall Led by Year 3 Rooms 1 & 2 Whole school Year 5
Led by Y2 Rooms 3 & 5
6pm Rooms 6 & 7
11.00am Year 6
Milford School Ballot for Enrolment 2018 Enrolment at Milford School is governed by an enrolment scheme, details of which are available from the school office. The Board has determined that there are likely to be a very limited number of spaces available for out of zone students starting in 2018, in Year 0 and Year 1. This ballot includes out of zone siblings who must be balloted for entry. Please enquire at [email protected]
or on 4897216, extn 796. Applications for this ballot close on 18/10/17. Ballot drawn 25/10/17. Check school website for forms and information.
Calendars, Cards, Diaries, Notepads and Mouse Mats PTA Fundraiser The children have produced some wonderful artwork which can be turned into 2018 calendars, greeting cards, diaries and more. They make perfect Christmas gifts and are great for sending overseas! The artwork can be viewed in the classrooms during the student-led conferences. Order forms with further details will be issued next week.
FLIPPA BALL Flippa Ball players with strong swimming ability, are required for the following teams for Term 4; the games are on Sunday afternoons: 1-2 players for the Year 6 team 1 player for the Year 5/6 team Please email [email protected]
to express your interest. Kind regards, Louise Lavulo, Milford School PE Specialist & Sports Coordinator ` 2017 Term 4 Inter-School Cricket Blitz League For more details please see this letter. If your child (boy or girl) is in Year 5 or 6 and might be interested in playing in this league in Term 4 please fill in this form. Helen Lloyd [email protected]
Term 4 2017 Waterwise Instructor’s Course To operate successfully, Milford School Waterwise requires volunteer instructors to assist the children on the water. No previous experience required. The next course is running 13th to 23rd November. See attached flyer for further details. Click here. Nichola De Lange [email protected]
Keeping Ourselves Safe Programme Parent meeting 27th September at 2.15 in the staff room. In Week 2 and 3 of Term 4 we are implementing the Keeping Ourselves Safe programme across the whole school as part of the Health curriculum. Murray Fenton the Police Education officer will be there to explain what the programme includes and answer any questions that you may have. The link below has information for parents, caregivers and whanau. https://www.police.govt.nz/sites/default/files/publications/kos-generic.pdf Cheryl Klein
Mathletics Report for Week 8 Term 3 Overall winning team : Year 5 Top Students in Concept Mastery in the school: First - Ben Xiang. Second - Justin Trasmonte. Third - Lindsay Wu Top Students by Year Group: Year 1: First - Lee Bai. Second – Brianna White. Third – Seth Bird Year 2: First – Lindsay Wu. Second – Zakariya Brown. Third – Kaylin Brierley Year 3: First – Ben Xiong. Second – Justin Trasmonte. Third - Meg Burn Year 4: First – Ryan Jayasuri. Second - Sasha Tindall. Third – Julian Watson Year 5: First – Tarini Namala. Second – Damindi Weerapana Hewage. Third – Clara Youn Year 6: First – Betty Lu. Second – Joe Burn. Third – Hayley Robinson
Worm Wee The Gardening Club has worm wee for sale at the office for $2 a bottle. Also available from The Hive. Great for getting your spring planting off to a head start. Jillian Sommers
Milford School eager to vote! By Olivia Moot and Isla Thomson: Room 7 Year 4, 5 and 6 students at Milford school are taking part in the election. When you vote, it’s very simple. All you need to do is say your name to an issuing officer, and tick 2 boxes - one party vote and one electoral vote.
Mandy is a keen issuing officer. We interviewed her and she said “I feel very important”. She might even be an issuing officer for a job she feels so important!
We interviewed Mrs Smith a Year 4 teacher and we asked her how she feels about her class voting. She said “I feel excited that the children are voting”. We asked her what she thinks would happen if you had a vote for children. She thinks that it would probably change the world. We also interviewed Jeremy, a Year 6 student in Room 1. “ I feel that ALL ages should be able to vote” he says. Thank you everyone who participated in kids’ voting. You should feel very proud, because you have had your say. Parents, we encourage you to vote. Everyone should have their say. HAPPY VOTING EVERYONE!
Second Hand Uniform Sale Get ready for the Sports Days, buy a sports top now! Find us outside the Junior Block near the Netball Courts Friday, 22nd September 2017 @ 2.40 – 3.15 pm Please drop off to the office any good second-hand uniform (no major wear or tears) that you would like to donate to the PTA. All proceeds are used to help with our schools’ sports team, musical instruments or outdoor equipment through PTA Grants. We currently have a range of second hand items from sizes 4-16. Good Stock Low Stock No Stock Fleece in size: 6, 14 8, 10, 12 4 Vest in size: 8, 10, 12, 14 4, 6 Hat in size: 54 cm Short Sleeve Shirt in size: 4, 6, 14 8, 10, 12 Long Sleeve Shirt in size: 4 6, 8, 10, 12, 14 Skort in size: 14 4, 10, 12, 16 6, 8 Shorts in size: 4, 6, 8 10, 12, 14 Long Pant in size: 8 4, 6, 10, 12, 14 Sport Tops in size: 8, 12 6, 10, 14 4
Size 6, 12 and 14 Uniform - $10.00 or Less Our next sale will be on: Friday, 27th October Judith Cheyne, 2nd Hand Uniform Coordinator - PTA [email protected]
Cannot get to a 2nd Hand Uniform Sale? Then please contact Judith on email [email protected]
so we can help you with your uniform needs. Payment can be made with online banking and uniform delivered to your child’s class. Or Pay with Eftpos and collect uniform at the School Office. Judith Cheyne ju[email protected]
WALKING SCHOOL BUS NEWS If you would like to join any Milford WSB route then please either email Reem Hassan on [email protected]
or call on 022 625 0757.
MILFORD SCHOOL WSB's ROUTES
Dallinghoe route: Meets at the Stanley Ave end of Dallinghoe Cres, travels down Dallinghoe Cres and Wolsley Ave, then turns right into Shakespeare Road and along to the pedestrian crossing outside Milford School. Rangitoto route: Meets near the corner of Seaview Road and Rangitoto Tce, travels along Rangitoto Tce then turns left into East Coast Road. Crosses both Shakespeare and Kitchener Roads at the traffic lights. Continues up Shakespeare Road (on the school side) to school. Seaview Dairy/Marina Route: Meets opposite the Seaview Dairy, crosses Byrnes Reserve, then walks along Inga Road. Crosses both Shakespeare and Kitchener Roads at the traffic lights. Continues up Fenwick Ave and along Otakau Road into school.
Frater Rd route: Meets at the corner of Saltburn Road and Frater Avenue, continues along Frater Ave to Milford Road, up Milford Road and right into Kitchener Road, through the shops, then left into Fenwick Ave and along Otakau Road into school. Kitchener Road route: Meets on the lake side of Kitchener Road (currently the meeting spot is the bus stop opposite Saltburn Road). Continues along Kitchener Road through the shops then left into Fenwick Ave and along Otakau Road into school. Nile Road route: Meets at the corner of Stanley Road and Nile Road. Travels along Nile Road into Alma Road, turns left into Shakespeare Road and crosses at the pedestrian crossing outside the school. Shakespeare route: Travels along Shakespeare Road from Brooke Street/Thornton Road shops, crossing at the lights outside Carmel College, and then walking along Shakespeare Road (school side) into school.
Community Notices Please note that the following advertisements are from external sources / businesses and are intended to be informative for the reader. This does not imply that they are endorsed by Milford School.
Sushi: $4 for 8 pieces. Order forms are available from the school office. Order Tuesday morning for sushi on Wednesday. ezlunch (easy-lunch) To order, go to www.ezlunch.co.nz. If you have any queries, call the Helpdesk 8am-4pm school days, on 0800 EZLUNCH (or 09-475 5287 if calling from mobile) or email [email protected]
Milford Baptist Kindergarten is accepting enrolments for term 4, please contact the office on 094899746 for further information.
Your local Animates store will be hosting free seminars at 11am on Thursday 5th and 12th of October. Trained staff will use interactive real life scenarios, using a toy dog, to teach children how to behave around their own dog, and those that they encounter on the street. Key points will include: o How to approach a dog (when tied up, when eating, when in a car etc.) o How and where to pat a dog o How to make eye contact with a dog including best body language to use o Learning the importance of always asking permission before approaching a dog These sessions will also be beneficial you’re thinking about introducing a fluffy friend to the family. There will also be the opportunity to ask the in-store experts for advice, and children who complete the workshop will take home a free activity book and certificate to proudly display on their wall or fridge. Although bookings aren’t necessary, the events are usually well attended so it’s advisable to arrive early. Forrest Hill Milford United Football Club is now taking registrations for its Skill Centre summer programme. Skill Centre Open is our core community programme offering a tightly scripted, all abilities programme for players aged 9-12 including players who played in Grade 8 in 2017. This is a skills based programme, catering for both boys and girls, that has an emphasis on fun. Girls and boys are grouped together at ages 9 and 10. At ages 11 and 12 there are specific gender based groups for boys and girls.
We offer 2 session options per week either on a Monday or a Wednesday starting at 4pm for 9-10s and 5.15pm for 11-12s. The 9 and 10 year olds are in groups of 10 players per session and the 11 and 12 year olds are in groups of 12 players for their sessions. A coach is allocated to each Group and the sessions will be delivered at Becroft Park. The cost for the programme is $160 per player for both Mondays and Wednesdays or $100 for a Monday only or a Wednesday only. The programme commences Wednesday 25th October 2017 and runs through to Monday 11th December 2017. There will also be 2 sessions held in February to assist players to prepare for winter trials. REGISTER NOW AT www.forresthillafc.co.nz
ESOL REGISTRATION FORM
CREATIVE SCHOOL HOLIDAY PROGRAMME ART, DANCE & MUSIC Dates:Tuesday 10, Wednesday 11, Thursday 12 October 2017 Venue: Milford School Time: 9am until 3pm daily Cost: $60 per day or come for all 3 days for $160. Programme Coordinated by Eugenie Middleton & Paula Snowball
Learn to play fun songs on the xylophones, ukulele and percussion instruments.
Participate in cooking and eating your creations! Create an impressive dance with your friends. Paint and create gorgeous masterpieces! To enrol click on the link below: creative school holiday programme - October Or email: [email protected]