Term 3 Options

During term three options will continue for all children in years 3-6 on a Wednesday afternoon. Each term children choose a new option. Term 3’s option starts in week 2 (2 August) and runs until week 9 (20 September). There are many exciting options on offer for the children to choose independently in class early next term. Some past options on offer were Kick boxing, library club, football academy and Masterchef. We also offer a few paid options for parents to discuss with their children prior to registering an interest in the below forms. If you would like to register your child please read the blurb and click on the link, you can register on both forms if your child likes both but they will only attend one of the paid options.

Snowplanet

Do you want to learn to ski or board? Progress from a beginner  to shredding up the snow and landing jumps. Then this is the option for you. Click this link to register. https://goo.gl/forms/hE2ixMFxbCVqTAzI2 Cost: $208 for term, this will cover instruction with Snow Planet staff for the full 8 weeks, ski or board hire, boots and helmet hire. We have limited spaces and sign up closes Sunday 2 July at 9.00pm.

 Rocketry – Sir Isaac Newton’s – Powered Machines

Want to build your own powered rocket car? You can now with RoboClub’s super Air Powered system. It’s safe and can be used to push rocket cars up to 100km/hr. This is the finale of a learning programme that will see you build and explore Isaac Newton’s laws of motion in a very hands-on learning environment.
NZ rocketry safety procedures will be taught. https://goo.gl/forms/R2MQjou8wo8UmSs22
Cost $80.00 Sign up closes Sunday 2 July at 9.00pm.

School email

Dear Parents/ Caregivers,

Last night one of our student’s email accounts was hacked by another student and numerous emails were sent to children in year 3-6. If your child was one of the students that received these emails, of which some were inappropriate, we sincerely apologise. All emails in question have been deleted.The student responsible was able to be identified through our monitoring system. We have dealt with it at school. This is a timely reminder for us all to reinforce the importance of cyber safety. We would appreciate you talking about this with your child. If you have any questions feel free to contact Dave Shadbolt or Bevan Verryt.

Options for term 2

During terms two & three we run options for all children in years 3-6 on a Wednesday afternoon. Each term they choose a new option. Term 2’s option starts in week 3 (17 May) and runs until week 10 (5 July). There are many exciting options on offer for the children to choose independently in class early next term. Some past options on offer were Kick boxing, library club, football academy and Masterchef. We also offer a few paid options for parents to discuss with their children prior to registering an interest in the below forms. If you would like to register your child please read the blurb and click on the link, you can register on both forms if your child likes both but they will only attend one of the paid options.

Snowplanet

Do you want to learn to ski or board? Progress from a beginner  to shredding up the snow and landing jumps. Then this is the option for you. Click this link to register.  https://goo.gl/forms/D8bMJkemeJl6A1L12 Cost $208 for term, this will cover instruction with Snow Planet staff for the full 8 weeks, ski or board hire, boots and helmet hire.

Robotics and more!

Come along and discover Robotics, Lego, Knex and Robo arena. Take part in challenges and learn some new skills. Cost $80 for term.

https://goo.gl/forms/LM00VsLpa4BIh1wz2

Middle School Netball

Hi Parents and Caregivers,

If your child would like to play in our school netball teams that play on a Thursday evening and have not received a notice yet, they can pick a notice up from the school office on the notice table. This is for boys and girls. You may now pay your child’s fees of $80 on line on Wrap it Up.  Register by going to:  www.wrapitup.co.nz

Middle School Swimming Carnival

Just a reminder the swimming carnival is tomorrow, children will need togs, towel (2 if possible), goggles (if required), sunscreen lotion. Below is the programme for the day, year 4 starts at 9.15am and finishes at 12.00pm. Year 3 starts at 12.00-2.50pm,  each round should take roughly an hour to complete their races. Your child will know which group they are in.

TIME (approx)

9.15 am

EVENT
Round 1 Group C

– flutter board – Half length  (kicking)

Group C

– Freestyle arm action with board-1 half length

Group C

flutter board – (backward kicking)1 half length

Round 2 Group B

Half-length Backstroke

Group B

Dolphin Dive – half length

Group B

1 length Freestyle

Freestyle Final
Round 3 Group A

–  1 length freestyle from changing room end

Group A

–  1 length backstroke from changing room end

Group A

– 1 length Horizontal rotation

Final

 

TIME (approx)

12.00

EVENT

WHAT & WHO

Welcome to all parents and caregivers.  Brief explanation of what will be happening.

Clair B

Round 1 Group A

–  1 length freestyle from changing room end

Group A

–  1 length backstroke from changing room end

Group A

-half-length Dolphin Dive from changing room end

none

FINALS
Round 2 Group B

Half-length Backstroke

Group B

Half Length Dolphin Dive

Group B

1 length Freestyle

Round 3 Group C

– flutter board – 1 width (kicking)

Group C

Freestyle arm action with board -1 width

Group C

flutter board – 1 width (backward kicking) 1 width

Picnic on Wednesday

On Wednesday (December 14th) is the Middle School Picnic Day.  We are off to One Tree Hill for a fun-filled day.  If you are a parent helper please be at school by 9.15 am.  The buses leave at 9.30 am.  If you are a parent helper taking your own car please meet us at 10 am in the park area by Stardome Observatory.  We will be returning before 3 pm.  

Can all children please bring along a big lunch, drink, hat and a jacket.  Please can they be wearing sunscreen and wearing good walking shoes.  If children wish to they are welcome to bring along to a kite to fly!  

We have our fingers crossed for a perfect day of weather.  In the event of a rainy day we will be having the “Big Day In” at Gladstone.  We will blog you in the morning if that is the case.  

The Middle School Teachers

Reminder to RSVP

Hello Parents/Caregivers,

If you have received a letter inviting your family to prize giving please RSVP to Raewyn by Wednesday 30th November. Seating is limited so it is essential to RSVP to ensure you are seated in the hall.