Week 2 Term 3

Hi everyone.  Hope that you have enjoyed the sunshine this weekend even though it was a little chilly.

Oakley Creek Trip – Parent Helpers Needed

Next Monday the 7th of August  we have a trip to Oakley Creek as part of our Science Topic, where we are investigating pollution in our waterways and how this impacts negatively on our marine environments. As part of this topic we wanted to take some positive action in our local environment and an opportunity has arisen for us to help The Friends of Oakley Creek plant some trees and do some mulching. We will be leaving school at 1.15 pm and estimated time of arrival back at school is 2.50 pm.  For this trip to go ahead I need parent helpers so please email me if you can help on Monday for a couple of hours.   I know its short notice but it would be great to be involved in a community project such as this.  We also need gardening gloves, the school has a supply of gloves but not enough for all of us, so if you have gloves at home can the children bring them in asap and any spares.  This trip is covered by the 5 km permission slip you signed at the beginning of the year.

Cultural Day – Parent Helpers Needed

Gladstone will be having a Cultural Day and Exhibition of Learning on Wednesday the 27th of  September.  The children will be displaying their New Zealand Water Systems and Marine Environment learning that we are now working on for Topic.  More information about this day will follow but I just wanted to get an early call-out to any parents or family members who might be interested in coming along for the cultural part of the day to help us to learn something about your particular home culture.  We could make food, learn a song/dance/game, undertake an art project, any ideas will be considered! Please drop me a line or pop in to see me if you would be interested in taking part – we would love to have your involvement and the chance to learn more about the wonderful cultures that make up Room 14.

Have a great week.

Stephanie Eddy

stephaniee@gladstone.school.nz

Week 1 Term 3

Welcome back to Term 3,

We have an exciting term ahead of us, including learning experiences linked to Science and how we can better protect our Marine Environments. This topic was chosen by the children last term.

Plays -The children this week have been reading plays and they are going to perform them in front of the class on Friday afternoon. They may ask you for some simple props or costumes from home.

Camp notices – these were sent home last term, thank you to those who have filled in the form and returned it. We don’t need any payment as yet – just the form. The children would like to win the prize for having all the forms returned first so please support them and return the forms even if the children are not attending camp next year.

High Abilities- There is a high abilities meeting for parents on Tuesday 8th August between 7pm-8pm. The discussion will be held by Brooke Trenwith who will speak about some of the joys and challenges of parenting a child with High Abilities! She will also talk about e-learning tools that are useful at home.

Reminders:
Thursday– PE is gymnastics, please remind the children to wear appropriate clothing.
Monday week 2 – library.

Have a great first week.

Stephanie Eddy
stephaniee@gladstone.school.nz

Week 10 Term2

Corban Estate Arts Centre

Just a reminder that it is our trip to Corban Estate Arts Centre tomorrow.  We will be leaving at 9.00 am so it would be greatly appreciated if your child could be at school in class by 8.30 tomorrow so we can get organised and leave on time.  They need to bring their brain snack, morning tea, lunch and a drink bottle in their school bag as normal.  We are aiming for a 1.20 pm return.  Thanks for all the parents who are providing transport and I trust you received your information letter last week from your son/daughter.  It is going to be a great trip where the children will be making their own kite.

Other Reminders

Sausage sizzle is this Tuesday so bring your $1.00 for a sausage wrapped in bread.

School finishes on Friday, for the two week term holidays, at the usual 3.00 pm time.

There is no homework this week.

Have a safe and enjoyable time with your children, and I will see you all next term.

Stephanie Eddy

stephaniee@gladstone.school.nz