This is our last newsletter for 2016. I would like to thank you for all you do for the children, our teachers, and the school as a whole. Best wishes for Christmas, and for 2017. Best wishes to our Year Sixes. Thank you to parents who attended the End of Year Awards ceremony. It was a lovely evening, and the children made us very proud. The list of award winners is on the following page.
Donations for Auckland City Mission – Thanks, parents, for your support. We sent four large boxes of food items and two large boxes of presents to the Mission. I know that the Mission staff will be very appreciative.
New teachers for 2017:
We have been extremely lucky in being able to appoint a number of experienced teachers, who have a lot to offer the school.
Sarah McMenamin - an experienced teacher, is moving up from a smaller country school in the Rotorua area, and will be working in Panuku team.
Kirsten Wildemoth - has taught for a number of years in Waimauku, has recently moved to Northcote She will be working in Panuku team, teaching a year 5 class in Room 16.
Anna Robison - is from the UK, in her third year teaching. She has just moved to New Zealand with her partner, who went to this school. She will be working in Panuku team.
Shannon Payne - is a Beginning Teacher, and will be working in Whanake team. Shannon has been teaching swimming at the Birkenhead Leisure Centre, and already knows a number of the children.
Annoula Couldry - lives in Devonport, an experienced teacher, returning to full time teaching after SPELD tutoring, and will be working in Pikiake team.
Raffle news: Thank you to all who sold, purchased and returned tickets. Most tickets sold by Ethan King, Well done Ethan, 4 complimentary ticket to Event Cinemas coming your way.
Congratulations to the following people, enjoy your Big Prize! 6th prize Webjet$200 voucher - Tracy Lau
5th prize Active Soul voucher with Fitbit - Kylie Baudet
4th prize iPad Air 2 - Tammy Ashley
3rd prize Suna Pilates for 3 months - Thiha Aung
2nd prize Steve Edwards jewellery - Kath Hill
1st prize BMW for a weekend, night at Spencer on Byron and Moxie Restaurant $200 voucher – Katrina King
Final Assembly tomorrow will start at 9.00am.
School finishes at 1.00pm.
School resumes for 2017 on February 1st.
Please return all sports uniforms in a named plastic bag.
Any outstanding payments for 2016 can still be made to: ASB- 12-3035-0499511-00
Class Awards 2016
Rm 1 Amber l’Ami Elia De Martin
Rm 2 Olivia Morreau Samuel King
Rm 3 Lucy Britten Archie Frankham
Rm 4 Molly Osborne Ethan Liu
Rm 5 Tom Fletcher Anna Zapisetskaya Freddie Cawkwell Angie Liu
Rm 7 Johnny Fell Anna Bakewell-White
Rm 8 Joshua Munn Charlotte Hancock
Rm 11 Ryan Lapuste Aisling Dooley
Rm 6 Jack Thompson Zara Gillard
Rm 9 Chiara de Martin Maddie Birley
Rm 10 Bekele Wilford Sequoia Thomson
Rm 12 Ivan Plehanof Natasha Zhezhova
Rm 13 William Ashley Ryan Corner
Rm 14 Cole Beasley Darija Bocevska
Rm 15 Felix Wen Victoria Wijaya
Rm 16 Samuel Hui Magnolia Barker
Rm 17 Tamati Matthews Owen Coleman
Awards 2016 (final)
The Cox cup (Pikiake) Holly Walters
Whanake Cup Aria Davies
Top Sportsgirl Myara Flint
Top Sportsboy Jaden l’Ami
The Rising Star Award Chanel Catchpole
Hancock Cup (Oral language) Sean Starr
DP award Ben Reynolds and Nathan Reynolds
Principal’s Award 2016 Sean Starr
Principal’s Award 2016 Sophie Farrell
Ko ta matou rerenga kupu o te wiki:
Meri kihirimete - Merry Christmas
Ka kite ano - See you again.
Wishing all our families a safe and happy holiday