Term 2: Week 7 – 29.05.2020

Kia ora, The second week back at school under Level 2 has seen the return of the majority of our students.
They have all settled back into the school routine, enjoying the time with their teacher and socialising once again with their friends and fellow students. The fine weather has also meant they have been able to make good use of all the wonderful equipment and play areas the school has to offer during their break times. The sound of happy voices and laughter brings the school to life. It’s a dull place without children.
Messages from the Board of Trustees: Our next meeting will be held on Monday the 15th of June at 5.30 pm in the staff room. As always, the board welcomes whānau input and feedback and invites any interested whānau to attend the meeting. The focus of this meeting will be Hauora and Human Resources so please let the board know via the office if you have anything you would like the board to discuss in relation to these issues. The board will also be considering the whether to opt-in to the free schools fee scheme for 2021. This year was the first year this scheme was available and our board elected to join the programme. This meant that the Government pays our school $150 per student per year and we do not ask whānau for any donations (gifts/ koha), except for overnight camps. This policy was developed to help ensure that education and enrollment in New Zealand is free and give schools the full costs to meet this obligation. For our school it meant we received much more than we would have from previous voluntary donations. Our board needs to consider whether to opt-in to this scheme again. Please let us know if you have any issues you want the board to consider when making this decision. Finally, the Board of Trustees is very pleased to welcome Leny Woolsey to the team who fills the seat recently vacated by Andy Galbraith. Leny brings brings lots of valuable expertise and experience to the board and has written a brief into below: Tēnā koutou
My name is Leny and I am mum to Corinne in room Titiwai 16 (year 1) and Petra (3yo).
Originally from the UK, I have lived in Aotearoa for 10 years and I currently work for the
University of Auckland delivering leadership development programmes. My husband
Nick grew up in Opotiki and now manages kiwifruit orchards between Awakeri and
Edgecumbe where we live. We chose Allandale over the local rural schools because we
wanted our daughters to attend a progressive and diverse school with strong cultural
I have been extremely impressed by the leadership of Allandale School through the
COVID19 crisis and am honoured to be joining the Board of Trustees where my specific portfolios will be strategic planning and finance. I look forward to engaging with whanau and members of the wider community as we help our tamariki fulfil their potential. He manaaki Leny Woolsey
Student Journalist report: Kristian
Kristian is a year 6 student in Rm 4 What he has enjoyed about coming back to school: He enjoyed being able to socialise again with his classmates, teachers and friends.
What he has enjoyed about COVID-19: He has not been worried about COVID-19, as he took advantage of covid and spent lots of bonding time with his family. And is really happy about seeing his great teacher.
What he has learnt during lockdown: To appreciate his privileges and to use it wisely.
To conclude Kristian has taken advantage of COVID and has spent his time wisely throughout lockdown. Chase
Chase is a year 6 student in room 1
What he enjoyed about coming back to school : He enjoyed seeing everyone and being able to play and socialize with his friends. What he has enjoyed about COVID-19: He has enjoyed being able to see the Earth recover from our pollution on the planet. What he has learnt in COVID-19: Chase has learnt how to cook and loves it.
In conclusion: Chase has enjoyed getting back to school and seeing his friends.
Covid 19 Response with school ●  No Credit Union school banking until term 3. Feel free to take it in to Credit Union on the Strand. ●  We have the mobile dental clinic on site. Please contact them on 0212448925. Scheduled appointments only. ●  Please remember if you child is feeling unwell keep them home. ●  Drink Bottles​: With water fountains closed due to Covid 19, all students need to bring their own named drink bottles daily. ●  No shop lunch orders or sausage sizzles at presentAllandale 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 – Charlie Rawsthorne
★ Kind to Others – Corinne Woolsey
★ Kind to the Environment – Te-Wera Tawhai ★ The Learning Kind – Hikiki Ou
★ The Achieving Kind – Hohepa Paki
★ The Community Kind – Maia Tongariro The buckets are filling up with entries as we eagerly await the Allandale Kind of Kid prize draw on Monday morning!
Sports Rep Soccer ​starts next week Saturday 6 June for 8th and 9th Grade teams. Yr 1 and Yr 2 children will begin the following week Saturday 3 June at Warren Park. Please watch Facebook and look out for newsletters for more details. Hockey ​will begin Week 1 of Term 3. Registration forms will be out next week if you are interested.
Netball​ is yet to decide on start dates so we will keep you posted as we know more.
Cross Country. ​Our children are training for Cross Country at present. We are hoping to run a fun event for this, later this term.
June 1 June 15 July 3 July 20 Queen’s Birthday
Board of Trustees meeting Last Day Term 2
Term 3 starts