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4th March

The competitive Senior School Swimming Sports will be going ahead at the Dave Hume Pool this morning. As the weather is so damp we will only be taking the competitive swimmers, our other senior students will stay at school.

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Welcome back to 2015, I hope that you enjoyed the holidays with your children. Special greetings to all of the new families who have joined us at the beginning of this term, we hope you feel very welcome at our school. If you have time and would like to get actively involved at the school, our friendly Parents of The School (POTs group) would be pleased to hear from you – contact details can be found on the back of this newsletter – or contact our junior school Deputy Principal Mrs. Anne Morriss if you would like to be part of our volunteer reading programme.

We like to keep in regular communication with our whanau and families. Our newsletter will come home once a fortnight with your child or can be viewed on our website. We also have a Facebook Page to keep you up to date with what’s on at the school and you can download our Calendar App by searching for the Parent Teacher Calendar. Feel free to pop in before or after school if you want to touch base with your child’s teacher. You will also find a list of staff email addresses on our school website. We look forward to working with you and your child

Ngā mihi

Andrea Nicholson, Principal

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Welcome back to 2015. I hope you enjoyed the Summer with your children.

Dates to remember for the start of Term 1

Office opens for new enrolments: Monday 2nd February and Tuesday 3rd February 8.00am until 4pm.

Stationery Sales: Monday 2nd February and Tuesday 3rd February 9.00am until 2pm in Room 6.

Term 1 begins:   Wednesday 4th February

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Junior athletics have been postponed until Friday.

Kendall and Kitty Cat book

Kendall and Kitty Cat book

Kendall made my day today! She read this book all about Kitty Cat to me. WOW what a clever reader she is. Kendall you can be very proud of your reading and thanks to Mrs Menhinick too for all the GREAT things she’s doing in Room 2 igniting that love of learning!

Pofitu, Maafu, Blessing, Melina, Aisake and Kesomi have been studying Myths and Legends. They read and talked about Roimata’s Cloak. The Kereru or wood pigeon had beautiful feathers and when she died the feathers were made into a cloak for Roimata.

With Sandra’s help they made a cloak like the one from the story. Can you see the beautiful colours of the Kereru?

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Pirate Reuben and Hunter

Princesses and Pirates In Room 2

Princesses and Pirates In Room 2

Princess Purple

Princess Purple

Peter Puppy

Peter Puppy

Walk the Plank with Pirates and Princesses
Walk the Plank with Pirates and Princesses

During  Discovery time Room 1, 2, and 6 had lots of activities based on their letter for the week “P”

Princesses, and pirates walked the plank, played with Peter Puppy, went to the Preschool next door and played on their pirate ship.

Pikelets were made, pineapple lumps from  a treasure box eaten and lots of pirate ships, treasure maps, patches, and princess art was done.

WOW even our teachers were pirates or princesses, Miss T’s princess eyelashes sparkled and were so pretty.

Can’t wait until the next Discovery Day..wonder what that letter will be!!!!!!!!!

We were delighted with our recent ERO report which confirms the quality of education that we are delivering for our children  Below is an article from Sunlive written by Coromandel MP, Scott Simpson.

“A good, solid education is crucial to the futures of New Zealand’s young people. In our region, we’re lucky to have dedicated teachers whose hard work shows their vocation is about far more than reading, writing and arithmetic. We often hear good feedback about our schools through conversations with parents and caregivers. But it’s also rewarding to hear it from official sources; and that’s what’s happened at Katikati Primary School.

It’s received top marks from the Education Review Office. ERO’s review found Katikati Primary School students are having great successes in their learning. And there’s a high level of pastoral care, and a strong commitment by trustees and staff to student wellbeing at KKPS.

The school won’t be reviewed again for four-five years, which indicates just how well it’s doing right now. This is a big pat on the back for principal Andrea Nicholson and her staff, and the school’s Board of Trustees led by David Freeman – they all deserve an A-plus.”

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We're a Fonterra Milk School

We’re a Fonterra Milk School

We’re back to school this term and all the Lead Students continue to do such a wonderful job as Milk Monitors ensuring all classes get their milk daily. As well as this they have the job of stacking and replacing the milk, collecting the cartons for recycling and making sure things run smoothly.

ALL the children who have milk look forward to that time of day. As we are practising for Cross Country at the moment everyone enjoys their milk as part of the cooling down process!

As you can see we have a new sign to say Fonterra Milk for Schools enjoyed here that is at the front of the school.

Watch out for the article about KKPS and Milk for Schools in the Advertiser.

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Erica Van Killjoy has been writing to The Right Honourable John Eatalot to have the Easter Bunny banned, as chocolate is unhealthy for children. Seth and Jade have written letters of support for the Easter Bunny. Do you think they have been effective in their writing trying save the Easter Bunny?

Dear Right Honourable John Eatalot,

Doctor Erica Van Killjoy is trying to ban the Easter Bunny. I want a chance to prove to the extremely enormous world that chocolate is healthy. Everyone, but people with chocolate allergies, like Easter and love the Easter Bunny. You should save the Easter Bunny, I’ll tell you why.

Firstly chocolate has vitamins and minerals because it’s made from healthy plants. Statistics reveal that chocolate makes your skin look better because it has flavonoids that absorb U.V. light. Furthermore it reduces risk of heart attack and stroke because it lowers your blood pressure. This is mind blowing that chocolate helps men live one year longer if they eat it in moderation.

However chocolate melts quickly so bacteria can’t get in your teeth. Chocolate has theobromine. It also has antibacterial elements that fight tooth decay.

It is obvious that chocolate makes you fat. But if you eat it in moderation you won’t get obese. White and milk chocolate have all the sugar and bad fat, but dark chocolate raw has good fat that reduces cholesterol. All the fillings like caramelo are the problem, but if you have nuts and fruits you’ll be fine.

In conclusion, I demand that the Easter Bunny keeps his job delivering eggs. Research proves that chocolate has health benefits, is good for your teeth and only causes obesity when you eat too much. The Easter Bunny should keep his job because he’ s doing a beautiful job.

From Seth

Dear Right Honourable John Eatalot,

I strongly believe that Doctor Erica Van Killjoy is wrong about banning the Easter Bunny from his job. Mostly all children love a little treat from him. I’m going to tell you that Doctor Erica Van Killjoy is wrong.

Unfortunately it’s challenging for parents and caregivers to believe that chocolate has health benefits. Clearly not many people believe that dark chocolate helps lower your blood pressure and reduces the risk of strokes, heart attacks and diabetes. Also it is good for your skin because it has flavonoids that absorb U.V. light.

It’s very challenging to understand that chocolate is good for your teeth. When you eat dark chocolate it melts quickly therefore there is less time for bacteria to surround and damage teeth. The cocoa butter helps coat your teeth, if you brush regularly you won’t have a problem.

Clearly you think that all chocolate has caused obesity but only if you eat too much. Dark chocolate is not fattening, only if you eat too much of it. Dark chocolate has good fats that help reduce your cholesterol.

In conclusion, I expect you to not ban the Easter Bunny. He helps us to have a good April, so I hope you don’t!

From Jade

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