Meet the Teachers, Meet the Parents
Thank you very much to all of you who attended the ‘Meet each other’ evening. I do hope that the opportunity was of value for you - to ask a question, arrange a follow up, meet new school families. My thanks to Nicki, Rachel, and Ange, to all teachers, Mrs Fairhall, and Miss Ho, and to David, Andrew, and Mel.
David Barker and I had some really valuable conversations with some of you during the evening - thank you for your time.
Parents we spoke to:
Can you help? If you have any old video cassette tapes you don’t mind getting rid of, please send them to Ms Ho’s office. We need them for a technology project. Thanks.
Warning - Parents, please be aware that if you park in the 2minute parking outside the front of the school and leave your car, you may be fined. It's P2 between 830-930am and 230-330pm, for drops off only. The parking wardens can turn up at any time and issue tickets for all sorts of things. You park there at your own risk.
Health and Safety Parents - we sent an email out last week about a safety incident near Northcote Intermediate. It did transpire that this was an innocent incident - a valued member of the school’s community offered a student a lift to school because it was raining. The person concerned has apologised to the school for the upset caused.
Pikiake children enjoying learning soccer skills today.
KAWAKAWA BALM: BPS’s world famous balm is available from the office for $2. Made by CSI at school, from our own plants. (CSI is school’s enviro group.)
Room 7 children (Y2) shared their writing about their fun bus. Joanna wrote that “the fun is inside my fun bus”, and that her “bus is sparkly”. Anna responded by commenting that she liked the word “sparkly”’ and she thought Joanna’s writing was “funny to listen to”. Thank you Miss Aimee Shaffrey for setting up a lovely community of writers who share their work and give each other feedback.
Congratulations to last week’s Principal’s Award winners:
Rm 2: Meika Kneijber & Samuel Marshall, Rm 3: Freddie Cawkwell & Angie Liu, Rm 4: Carter Cheetham & Tavita Mosile, Rm 5: Ashton Currie & Finley Horsman, Rm 7: Tooba Kamran & Cyprian Shepherd, Rm 9: Archie McPherson & Luca Maxwell , Rm 10: Riley Tyrell & Aisling Dooley, Rm 11: Derrick Zhang & Nicole Godinet, Rm 12: Surie Ton & Nikita Walker, Rm 13: Chiara De Martin & Ryan Mosile, Rm 16: Aryan Thakkar & Jack Andrews.
Camp / Family night - 3rd of March from 5 pm. Information sheets have been sent home. Need more info or would like to help out? Contact us on email@example.com.
AGM and Meeting 7th of March - 7.30 at the Bowling
club. Come find out what we’re all about. For catering purposes
please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org. Maybe become a member…
HOCKEY: Play and Pay notices will be available in the foyer from Thursday afternoon. Boys and girls are able to play, from Year 3 to 6.
YEAR 5/6 CRICKET TEAMS: Adult support is necessary for walking to the grounds, and during the day. Please return your slips as soon as possible.
SPORTS UNIFORMS: If you still have some of these hiding in your drawers or cupboards, please return to the office in a named bag, as soon as possible. They are NOT to be kept for the next year, as they are school property and should have been returned at the end of 2016.
CRICKET: The Auckland Cricket Blitz competition is held every Thursday for four weeks, from 3:30 to 5:30 at the War Memorial field, Birkenhead. Designed for new players, it is free. Contact Sabina Croll on 022 3118695 or email email@example.com if you are interested in getting into a Birkenhead team.
NORTHCOTE GIRLS RIPPA RUGBY: Come along and register on one of the following dates: Wednesday 22nd Feb, 6pm-7.30pm or Saturday 25th Feb, 10am-2pm (Carnival Day/Have A Go Day or Friday 3rd March, 6pm-7.30pm. At the Northcote Birkenhead Clubrooms, Recreation Drive, Birkenhead. Please Contact Darrin Robertson for more information on firstname.lastname@example.org or 0274203719.