Cultural Day 27th September

Morena,

Cultural Day – Parent Helpers Needed

We have had no offer of help, for Room 14, for our upcoming Cultural Day so I am out my request again.  If you have any interest or are available that day please give this some consideration and contact me.

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.  We need to have one or more parents come in to share and teach the children something about their 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.

Nga mihi

Stephanie Eddy

stephaniee@gladstone.school.nz

 

Week 5 Term 3

Kia ora everyone,

Long Bay Trip

Thank you to everyone who has returned permission slips for our class trip to Long Bay on Tuesday 29th of August. The deadline for this was last week so please get your trip forms in asap if you haven’t done so.  Thank you to all parents who have offered to help out on this trip I will be in contact.  Its not too late to contact me if you would like to come. We will be going by bus.  The trip is an action-packed day investigating how people affect coastal environments and streams. Through hands-on learning we explore the waterways of Long Bay. Meet the animals living in Long Bay streams and learn how they are affected by changes to their environment. Students then observe examples of human impacts on waterways and identify potential pollution sources. They will learn how their own actions can help preserve the health of our streams.

Speeches

We started our speeches last Friday and will continue this week.  The children and I really enjoyed listening to the speeches and I was so proud of all of the children who presented their speech last Friday.  They all did a fantastic job!!

New Exercise Books

A reminder that some of the children need new exercise books because they have filled up their old ones, particularly in Maths and Writing.  Please be proactive and ask your child if they need any new exercise books.  This weekend would be a good time to get new ones.  Some of the children have been working on photocopied pages for some time and they are not keeping a good record of learning.

Photos

Later this week I want to send out some photos of our trips and learning on the blog.  Please let me know if you don’t want me to include any photos of your child.

Thanks have a great week!

Stephanie Eddy

stephaniee@gladstone.school.nz

 

Long Bay Trip

Hi everyone,

what a fantastic afternoon we had today planting trees for Friends of Oakley Creek.  The children all planted one native tree each and they did a great job.  It is so rewarding to see the children involved in a local community activity and doing something positive for our environment.  Thank you to all the parents who came along too and lent a helping hand, we couldn’t do it without you.

This brings me to my next request, I need parent helpers for another trip, this time a day trip, to Long Bay on Tuesday 29th of August.  We will be going by bus.  The trip is an action-packed day investigating how people affect coastal environments and streams. Through hands-on learning we explore the waterways of Long Bay. Meet the animals living in Long Bay streams and learn how they are affected by changes to their environment. Students then observe examples of human impacts on waterways and identify potential pollution sources. They will learn how their own actions can help preserve the health of our streams.

I need to know asap if you would like to join us on this trip.  Please email me at stephaniee@gladstone.school.nz.

Thanks.

Term 3 Week 3

Kia ora everyone,

Oakley Creek Trip

On Monday afternoon we have our trip to Oakley Creek, leaving school at lunchtime and returning for the 3.00 pm end of the school day.  Thank you to all the parents who have contacted me and said they can help.  If you would like to join us, you still can, just send me an email before Monday.  Some of the children have told me verbally their parents are coming, so if this is you please email me stephaniee@gladstone.school.nz to confirm. We will meet in Room 14 at 1.05 for a 1.15 departure.  All the children and parent helpers need covered- in sturdy shoes (gumboots are ideal) and gardening gloves to protect their hands.  It should be a great outing where the children feel they have helped out in our community in a positive way.

New Exercise Books

Some of the children need new exercise books because they have filled up there old ones, particularly in Maths and Writing.  Please be proactive and ask your child if they need any new exercise books.  This weekend would be a good time to get new ones.  Some of the children have been working on photocopied pages for some time and they are not keeping a good record of learning.

School Photos

School photos are next week and our class photo will be either on Tuesday or Wednesday.

Gymnastics

Gymnastics continues this week,  so on Thursday the children need to dress in comfortable clothing they can jump and roll in.

Have a great week

Stephanie Eddy

stephaniee@gladstone.school.nz