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    Kia ora Parents, Whanau, and Caregivers,Lovely to see a little bit of rain and I am sure it is greatly appreciated from those in our community who are farming. We are ocially moving into Autumn now, although it does not feel like it, and this also means nearing the end of school swimming lessons. Over the next few weeks we have school swimming sports, which is a great opportunity for our tamariki to highlight all that they have learnt this term , and also to compete against each other for a place at South Cluster Swimming Sports...very exciting!

    Remember that the PTA is going to have sausage sizzles available at each of the swimming sport events. Pre-orders will be taken in the morning and there will be extra for parents & kids to buy on the day.Cost will be $2 for a sausage & bread and $1 for Moosies and Juicies. We look forward to seeing our community there to support the kids as they y in their swimming in the pool!

    Naku noa ra,

    Nik House - Principal

    Newsletter # 5Wednesday 6th March, 2013

    School Roll

    281

    This week we send out a very warm welcome and Haere mai to our new team members at Welcome Bay School.

    Sydney Parkinson, Angela Hogg, Haohui XieWe know you will y in your life and learning at Welcome Bay School!

    Teachers Paid Union MeetingWhen: Friday 15th March @ 1pm

    All teachers across the country will be attending paid Union meetings to discuss upcoming Collective Agreement negotiations. It is critical that these meetings are well represented by all teachers.

    On Friday 15th March we will be closing school for instruction at lunchtime (12:30pm). We would appreciate it if parents , whanau and caregivers could make arrangements for your children for the a#ernoon.

    We also recognise that this can prove dicult and will have some supervision available at school for those children who need to remain on site until 3pm.

    Please ll in and return the attached form to let us know that you have made arrangements for your child/ren from 12:30pm Friday 15th March.

    Any child/ren that do not return the form will not be released from school until 3pm for safety.

    Many thanks for your support in this very important event.

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    HIGH FLYERS FOR THE WEEKHIGH FLYERS FOR THE WEEKHIGH FLYERS FOR THE WEEKJunior SchoolJunior SchoolJunior School

    H a r a k e k e Mihi Patea Fantastic improvement in confidence and skills in the swimming pool. You can put your head right under the water and you can kick with a board on your tummy with you head in. Ka Pai!!

    T o e t o e Georgia Mudgway For awesome story writing using sounds you know and adding onto your story.

    K a p o n g a Manni Bernie For the fantastic way you worked thoughtfully on your koru whanau.

    K o p u k a p u k a Julius Moana For working hard in class to write by himself. Kia Maia You can recognise many letter sounds.

    K a r a k a Aidan Moana For being are an awesome student. You are a kind, helpful and focused learner. I like the way you have treat your friends.

    K o w h a i Nadia Moana Being a fantastic helper in Room Kowhai. You help to keep our class safe and happy. We will miss you! Good luck at your new school.

    Middle SchoolMiddle SchoolMiddle School

    M ir o Acadia Eruera For making good choices for your learning and getting on board the Miro Waka!

    M a n u k a Mia Kingsbeer For working independently on tasks in class! Well done and keep it up.

    M a t a i Aku Hunia For improvement in swimming. You have worked really hard on your breathing technique in both freestyle and backstroke.

    K a h ik a t e a Te Putorino Moeke For being a great role model in Kahikatea, showing persistence and striving for excellence in all your work.

    Senior SchoolSenior SchoolSenior School

    T o t a r a Lawanna Umuroa For always having a big smile and being helpful in class. Kia Manawanui!

    K a u r i Keegan Swetman For asking in-depth questions in our reading and making clear links to things he knows.

    R im u Abigail Troughton

    Nicola Halliday

    For excellent thinking in maths. You look for clues when solving problems. You justify your

    answers. Kia maia Abby!

    For excellent listening and much improved technique in your swimming. Kia maia!!

    New Security Cameras

    With the amount of vandalism we have experienced overtime the Board has decided to invest in high quality security cameras. These are full colour, high denition and in place around the entire school site to enable good coverage of all areas. The great thing about the cameras is that all of the footage is saved and can be accessed from a variety of places osite. This system will also allow us to provide high quality images and footage to the Police if there is any future damage to school property. We are wanting a school that is cared for by all members of the community and we want to be able to utilize our funds on resources for the kids, not on property repairs.

    Thanks to the Board for demonstrating that they want us to have a safe school, we really appreciate the investment :)

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    Reporting to ParentsAs a school we are currently reviewing our reporting to parents processes including portfolios and written reports. This is a rather mammoth task and one that we want to ensure meets the needs of our tamariki, whanau, and community, and provides a clear picture regarding progress and achievement. We would also like to get your input into this process. Attached to the newsletter is a survey for you to complete. Please take 5-10mins to ll this in with your thoughts so we can use the information to help us in our decision making.

    As a rst step toward changing some of our processes we will be having a...

    ...meet the team and teacher evening on

    Tuesday 12th March from 5:30pm.

    This will provide an opportunity for you to:- briey meet and learn about the team of teachers your child

    learns with every day- gain an overview of the school vision and learning for the

    year ahead- hear a little bit about learning expectations as they relate to

    your childs achievement- check out the learning environments- meet other families

    We have spaced out the team meetings so that parents can attend more than one if they have children in classes across the school.

    At each team meeting the leadership will quickly say hi and share the vision for our school. A#er this each team member will introduce themselves and the team will share a brief slideshow about what is planned for the year regarding focus areas for learning and so on. At the end there will be an opportunity to look through your childs room, see where they sit and what life looks like from Monday to Friday for them.

    We would also encourage you to bring along a picnic to have for dinner at school a!er you have nished meeting in the classroom. This will be a great time to share together as a community and maybe make a few new friends ;)

    The timetable for the night:Junior Team @ 5:30pm

    Middle Team @ 6pmSenior Team @ 6:30pm

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    Sports NewsIf you have any queries or can oer your time, skills, knowledge, or support in any way please do not hesitate to contact me via email:

    [email protected] are some up and coming activities that are available for our children. Have a look and see if any may interest your child. Also check the notice board for sports info outside Tawa.

    TriathlonsWeetbix Try-athlonWhen? 24th MarchWhere? Memorial ParkWho? Kids aged 7-15For more information visit: tryathlon.weetbix.co.nz

    Tauranga Primary Schools Surf Competition 2013When: Friday 22nd march (Swell permitting)Where: Tay St, Mt MaunganuiWho: Under 9s and under 11sHow much: $5 per division entry

    CricketWe have been asked if any of our students would like to join the Steiner cricket team. They are looking for several students for the Y5/6 team, and a couple for their Y4 team. If your child is interested please get in touch with the manager Jen Burton, 544 48843, Mob 021 0278 7477

    Tauranga Sports Junior Rugby Club Registration

    Monday 18th March from 6-7pm

    Sunday 24th March from 3:30 - 5pmUnder 6's (5yrs old) to Under 13's (12 years old)

    Ages are as at 1st of January 2013, 12 year olds must present for ClubClub contact details at: www.sportsground.co.nz/tgasportsjuniorrugby

    SOCCER CLINICASB ARENA AT BAYPARK23,24,30 April & 1 MayCoach Shem Otieno & Jules Lauge9.30am 3pmSkills & games6-13yrsGroups split into age & abilityCost $30 per day

    TOUCH CLINICASB ARENA AT BAYPARK24 AprilWhatarangi Dixon9.30am 12.30pmSkills & games6-13yrsGroups split into age & abilityCost $15

    BASKETBALL CLINICASB ARENA AT BAYPARK2 & 3 MayByron Vaetoe9.30am 3pm6 -13yrs$30 per childGroups split into age & abilitySkills & games

    KIDS HOLIDAY SPORTS DAYS

    ASB ARENA AT BAYPARK26 April & 3 May10am 12.30pm each daySports include, Uni hockey, Miniball, Soccer, Relay Races & TouchAges 5 13yrsCost $6

    U/5s SPORTY FUN DAY OUT

    ASB ARENA AT BAYPARK2 May10am 12pmCost $6A big day out for Pre-Schoolers,Includes running races, gymnastic equipmentBall and music gamesFree play and facilitated activities

    NetballMr Page will be handing out Harbourside Netball Registration forms to all interested students. If your child does not bring one home and you would like them to be involved please contact Mr Page. Thanks.

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    Attendance at SchoolAt the end of last year we reported some information regarding our attendance and the fact that we need to improve our overall attendance percentage as a school. We are aiming for 95% attendance this year.

    In New Zealand, parents must legally make sure that their child goes to school each day. Under the Education Act 1989, parents and carers of children between six and 16 years old can be prosecuted if their child is away from school without a justified reason.

    It is important to make clear that we do not mean children should be at school if they are sick. However, there are many instances when children are not at school where there has been no clear explanation. Attendance is a huge priority as children need to be at school to be building upon the daily and weekly learning programmes.

    If we as a school, whanau and as parents truly want to make a dierence for our kids, then we need to make sure we value their education and learning and ensure that they are at school, on time, fed with breakfast and have had a good sleep. These are all important factors to ensuring that they are ready to learn.

    As a school community lets make ATTENDANCE AT SCHOOL a priority ;)

    VolleyballYr 5/6 Welcome Bay Hotshots Friday results.We lost 52-62 against the Selwyn Ridge Diggers, but our kids are starting to play well together as a team :). Kyla Van Sil#out got player of the day for being an awesome team player and serving very well.Yr 3/4 All Stars played a very competent and well-managed game against Te Kura Matapihi and won 62 - 24 with player of the day Jazmyn Heke-O'Brien. Not sure if Jaileen and/or Felicia have given you theirs yet - let me know.

    Flippa BallWelcome Bay Bombers had two games this week, and with no substitutes available the team had to work really hard. The rst game was against a tough team from Bethlehem College who defeated us 7-0. Lennex was our player of the day for his overall commitment throughout the game. Despite having suered a loss in their rst game and being very tired the Welcome Bay Bombers dug deep for their second game and played with 100% eort to win 5-2 against Pillans Point Aqua Jets. Everyone deserved player of the day for their performance and great team work. However Cayla Warner was awarded the certicate her hard work and awesome eort both as goalie and attack. A special mention and thanks must also go to Mel Stone for standing in and helping out as coach this week.

    SCHOOL LUNCHESSchool lunches will be available every Friday.

    The menu will be getting an overhaul and there will be some changes on the horizon.

    Please note that this is a fundraising service provided by the Parent Teacher Association (PTA) formerly School Support Group (SSG).We have a very small group of Mums who give up their time to organise and provide Friday lunches. If you would like to help please let us know in the school oce.

    Sports Results

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    KICK Start: Transition to school programmeThis programme is for both new parents and children starting at Welcome Bay School and runs for approx seven weeks . The intention of Kick Start is to provide an opportunity for both parents and beginning children to learn about school prior to starting.

    NEXT SESSION: Monday 11th March @ 1:30pm (week 6)FOCUS: Early Literacy and Numeracy

    If you are interested in attending please call the school oce on 5441113 and let us know you will be along so we can plan for numbers. Also, if you know someone who intends on enrolling at Welcome Bay School but does not get the newsletter please let them know too. We look forward to seeing you!

    PTA NewsSausage Sizzles...

    Are going to be happening at all the school swimming sports and we would love some extra helpers for the BBQ if you could give us 30mins of your time please ;)Seniors Monday 11th March, Juniors Wednesday 13th March, Middle Friday 22nd MarchPlease contact Tina Neville if you can lend a hand on the day 544 5517

    You are invited to an a"ernoon tea (tomorrow)

    The PTA are hosting a relaxed a"ernoon tea in the sta room this Thursday 7th March at 2pm.Come along for a chat, a cuppa, cake and check out the new admin renovations.All are most welcome. Meet other parents and nd out more about our school.

    Our next PTA meeting is Monday 11th March 6pm in the staroom

    under 6s to under 13s

    2013 JUNIOR WEIGH IN:

    Tuesday 12th and Thursday14th of March 4:30 - 6pm at the Waipuna Park Club Rooms.

    Sub $30 rst child and $15 for each extra child$15 for club sox if in boots grade

    If you are new to the club please BRING a copy of childs birth certicate

    Children will get free mouthguardCash and cheques accepted (NO e"pos available)

    Any queries please contactPaul - 544 0490

    For all people interested in supporting the club there is a meeting on7th March at 7pm at Waipuna club rooms

    COACHES AND HELPERS NEEDED

    MARCHING GIRLS WANTED - 9 & 10 year olds for a non-competitive development squad. Our current Under 13 competitive squad is moving up an age group so we are now looking for future marching girls who would like to train up non competitively (entails less commitment to start with). The season starts in June 2013 and concludes in February 2014.Marching is a sport that offers participants a strong sense of team spirit and self-discipline. It provides physical fitness, deportment, pride in grooming, musical enjoyment including dance and aerobic movement, life-long friendships and opportunities of travel.Come and watch our current competitive squad preparing for the Nationals in Dunedin in two weeks time. Tuesday 5th March or Thursday 7th March at the Greerton Village Primary School 5pm 7pm. Phone Tracy for more information or to watch a promotion video 0274153600 or 075799123 Or visit www.marching.co.nz or www.sportsground.co.nz/marchingbop

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    School AssemblyRemember that school assembly is held every

    Friday from 9am in our school hall. This is a great way to celebrate student excellence and

    you are warmly invited to join us.

    Upcoming events

    Wednesday 6th March: School photosMonday 11th March: Senior Swimming SportsTuesday 12th March: Meet the TeachersWednesday 13th March: Junior Swimming Friday 22nd March: Middle Swimming SportsTuesday 26th March: South Cluster Swimming Sports

    Friday 29th March: Good Friday (no school)Happy Easter Break

    Wednesday 3rd April: School starts a"er Easter breakFriday 12th April: WBOP SwimmingFriday 19th April: Last day of term 1 Celebration Assembly

    TERM DATES 2013Term 1 Monday 14th February -19th April

    Term 2 Monday 6th May - Friday 12th July

    Term 3 Monday29th July - Friday 27th September

    Term 4 Monday 14th October - Wednesday 18th December

    2013 Music Lessons...Guitar ClassesBookings are open for guitar held at school. Please book early to ensure your child a place. For more information and bookings please contact Rahim Callaghan:

    0274751023 or [email protected]

    Newsletter by WEBThe newsletter always looks great in colour and one way you can receive it in full colour is via email. Not only does it look great but it also saves paper and is more sustainable ;)To check out our newsletter in full colour go to our school website

    www.welcomebay.school.nz We will also have a calendar tool so you can see what is on at school throughout the year. ;)Check out the website and have a good look at the progress, it is looking great!

    NEW BEGINNERS ZUMBA CLASS... at the Welcome Bay HallStarts Thursday 7th March 9.15am

    First class FREE! Then its just $6 per classFun, friendly, easy to follow ZUMBA classes with Tina Neville

    Call for more info 544 3385 Breakfast Club

    A big thanks to our volunteers - we could not feed our tamariki in the mornings without you. We gratefully accept any donations of milo and sugar. These are very useful for warming up our early morning swimmers too!

    Our next PTA Meeting ...is THIS Monday the 11th March at 6pm in the staroomPlease come and nd out who we are and what we do. Find out about whats happening around the school from the principal, teachers and parentsNo pressure to commit to anything :-)

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[1] Kia ora Parents, Whanau, and Caregivers, Lovely to see a little bit of rain and I am sure it is greatly appreciated from those in our community who are farming. We are officially moving into Autumn now, although it does not feel like it, and this also means nearing the end of school swimming lessons. Over the next few weeks we have school swimming sports, which is a great opportunity for our tamariki to highlight all that they have learnt this term , and also to compete against each other for a place at South Cluster Swimming Sports...very exciting! Remember that the PTA is going to have sausage sizzles available at each of the swimming sport events. Pre-orders will be taken in the morning and there will be extra for parents & kids to buy on the day. Cost will be $2 for a sausage & bread and $1 for Moosies and Juicies. We look forward to seeing our community there to support the kids as they “fly” in their swimming in the pool! Naku noa ra, Nik House - Principal Newsletter # 5 Wednesday 6th March, 2013 School Roll 281 This week we send out a very warm welcome and Haere mai to our new team members at Welcome Bay School. Sydney Parkinson, Angela Hogg, Haohui Xie We know you will fly in your life and learning at Welcome Bay School! Teachers Paid Union Meeting When: Friday 15th March @ 1pm All teachers across the country will be attending paid Union meetings to discuss upcoming Collective Agreement negotiations. It is critical that these meetings are well represented by all teachers. On Friday 15th March we will be closing school for instruction at lunchtime (12:30pm). We would appreciate it if parents , whanau and caregivers could make arrangements for your children for the aernoon. We also recognise that this can prove difficult and will have some supervision available at school for those children who need to remain on site until 3pm. Please fill in and return the attached form to let us know that you have made arrangements for your child/ren from 12:30pm Friday 15th March. Any child/ren that do not return the form will not be released from school until 3pm for safety. Many thanks for your support in this very important event.
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