2: Week 10 – 18 June 2020
Tēnā koutou e aku rangatira,
If you’ve been following Allandale School’s Facebook page, since returning from lockdown you will know that our staff and students have been busy! Between middle team developing their Maker Space in the Te Kaitiaki o Motueka from the learning through play exploring in the junior school. Our bilingual and senior teams have documented how the Lock Down experience affected them. You can get a look at some of these pieces of work in our foyer.
Our grounds are looking fabulous and as tie moves on from our covid 19 responds we are getting more and more families coming to share our spaces during the weekends. It is great to see that soccer has started and that our other winter sports are also beginning.
Allandale School is in the process of getting a number of property projects up and running.
● We are renovating the unusable toilets between room 9 and 10 into an office space that joins these two classrooms together. This will also mean that room 9 and 10 get a face lift too.
● We are looking forward to the completion of our entrance and office areas.
● We will be retiring our boiler and installing heat pumps in our learning spaces.
● We are looking into rebuilding our toilets.
● We are looking into carpeting some of our classrooms.
● We are also looking into building a deck outside of our senior classrooms and having bifold doors.
As you can imagine we are all very excited about the property improvements we will be making.
Adrianne McAllister Principal
Board of Trustees: Greg Harvey has resigned from his role on the Board of Trustees. The Board of Trustees would like to thank Greg for his role on the Board, Breakfast Co-ordinator and Sausage Sizzle King.
Student Journalist Report: Calvin Ou – Calvin is a Year 3 student and a Room 10 attendant at Allandale school What’s a fun thing you enjoy doing in school: Calvin enjoys going on the school bike and scooter track. He also loves biking and scootering in his own time. What has been your biggest achievement so far at school: Unlike most kids Calvin was really proud of himself when he put all of his effort into tidying up. What is your favourite food and why: He finds chicken nuggets delicious and wishes that he could have them everyday. Who has been your favourite teacher at Allandale so far: His favourite teacher so far is Mrs Naik, because she always helps him when he’s down or faced with a hard problem.
Louisa Toko – Louisa is a Year 4 student and a Room 5 attendent at Allandale School What is a fun thing you enjoy doing at school: Louisa enjoys playing with her friends regularly at lunchtime and morning tea, usually playing tag or cheat. What your favourite sport: She loves swimming as she gets to relax under-water, she also enjoys playing basketball with her Dad. Who has been your favourite teacher so far: Mrs.Guffy, for she was really nice and would respect Louisa ideas. ( but sadly she left to go to China.) What is your favourite food and why: She loves pasta, because of the way her mum cooks it. She also thinks pizza is really yummy as well.
By Quinn & Conrad
Football Last Saturday the Allandale Strikers had a glorious win against Kawerau Red Devils. The player of the day was Felix Edwards who did an amazing job of staying in his position, shooting goals and was awesome at goal keeping. The Allandale Ninjas won 3-1 with Alaska Roper being awarded Player of the Day for her amazing job at defending and being a team player, helping Alexis get 2 goals. The Allandale Tornados had a really tough game playing a very experienced Whakatane Town team last Saturday. They played with positivity and persistence right to the end of the game. The player of the day was Cody Spanake who ran like a train speeding through the opposition. Allandale’s 7th grade kicked off the beginning of their season this week with great enthusiasm.
A huge thanks to all coaches and whānau for helping to make these fun Saturdays so successful for our tamariki.
Allandale Hurricanes first game of Football for the season.
Hockey registrations should be in by this Friday please. Training will start next week.
Netball will begin again next term for the year 5 and 6 team. Unfortunately the younger children will not play so please could you return your uniforms to the office so that you can receive your refund, when they are received back from Netball Whakatane.
Allandale Fun Run At present we are organising an Allandale Fun Run. This will be a house colour event so get your gear ready and look out for more information on this.
Teacher Wellbeing. Some of the teachers have decided to get active in the aftermath of Covid 19 and are busy training in our school gym. I joined the team this week and can safely say, I have a lot of work to do in order to keep up with this focused bunch.
Allandale KIND of kids As we settle back into school this week, teachers have been reinforcing an important message: What it means to be an Allandale Kid
★ Kind to Myself – Evarin Himiona ★ Kind to Others – Rhylee-Jayde Mason ★ Kind to the Environment – Lu`isa Charteris ★ The Learning Kind – Stra`dis Lewis-McLean ★ ★ The Achieving Kind – James Allerby ★ The Community Kind – Ella Armstrong
The buckets are filling up with entries as we eagerly await the Allandale Kind of Kid prize draw on Monday morning. Upcoming Events July 3 Last Day Term 2 July 20 Term 3 starts August 3 Board of Trustees Meeting 5.30pm