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Lead ItOn the 1st March the Dynamo Lead It tutor visited our school to work with our Lead Students. The tutor taught the children a number of games that they could use with the junior members of the school. Throughout the session the children learnt what leadership skills they would need to ensure that the games were successful when they were running them. This is just one of the many ways in which we aim to foster leadership at the school and also to ensure that our senior children are developing citizenship by caring for the younger members of our school.

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Come along to our Family Picnic and Meet the Teacher Evening on the 24th February. From 5.00 until 5.30pm teachers will be in their classrooms so if you haven’t already said hello this will be a great time to put a face to a name. The children will also be able to share with you what they have been working on so far this term. From 5.30 until 6.30pm there will be a picnic on the back field. Bring along some food to enjoy with your family or take advantage of our sausage sizzle. We hope to see you there.

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I hope that you have had chance over the summer to enjoy time with your children. As we come towards the end of the school holidays, below are some key dates for your diary.

The new school year starts on the 4th February at 8.45am.

The school office is open for new enrolments on the 2nd and 3rd February.

Stationary packs will be on sale in the hall on the mornings of the 2nd and 3rd February.

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Some of our senior school students have been practising their creative writing by writing scary stories. Have a read about Alex’s Haunted House.

Silently the door creaked open! I got goose bumps so I nervously peeked through the crack. All I could see was pitch blackness. The moment I looked back I got a feeling that I had to go back in.

I stepped one foot inside with shivers. Then just while I was inside, the door shut. The bright shine of the moon gave me some light but just then I felt like I was being watched. Then the lamps stuck to the walls lit up with fire. It was smelly like cheese, and cracks and mould were everywhere.

It was weird that the house had hallways but not only that I could hear a little girl screaming. I could see a slightly opened room. I peeked through and there was nothing there. So I turned around and there it was a long, black haired and white sheeted ghost!!!

I had to do what I had to do – run!!! I gripped the handle and I figured out that I was trapped. So I jumped out the broken window and had nightmares ever since, how will I get rid of this nightmare?

Alex Room 19

Year 5

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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Well done to Anita who has just won the Travel Safe Cycle Helmet Competition for her age group. The competition, which was part of a National Bikewise Week, had more than 700 entries so Anita did very well to get her entry to stand out. The students had to design a helmet with the winning designs being painted on to actual helmets by local graffiti artists. Anita was inspired by spiders and used bright colours which would get cyclists noticed. Anita was presented at assembly today with a helmet painted with her winning design, she has also been invited to a formal presentation by Mayor Ross Paterson next week. Congratulations Anita we are very proud of you.

 

 

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