Term 4 – Week 1 – 17 October 2019

17 October 2019     Term 4  –  Week 1

Tēnā koutou e aku Rangatira,

Nau mai, haere mai ki te wāhanga tuawhā o te tau rua mano tekau mā iwa!

Unbelievable as it is, we are into the last 10 weeks of school for 2019. Spring is a time for growth, and strawberries and flowers aren’t the only things growing around the kura. At our pōwhiri on Monday, we welcomed a number of new students to Allandale School!

This year, Allandale School has been focused on MANA – the specialness and uniqueness possessed by every person, every place, and everything. In the first Term, we concentrated on Mana Tangata – recognising the mana in ourselves and everyone around us (Kind to Myself and Kind to Others).  The second Term focused on Mana Whenua – celebrating our amazing school (Kind to the Environment).  Last Term we looked at Mana Whānau – all of the ways we can welcome our community into the school and share everything that makes us special (The Community Kind).  As we come to the end of the year, it is a great time to focus on Mana Mātauranga and look back at the progress we have all made throughout the year (The Learning Kind and The Achieving Kind)!

This has been an amazing year at Allandale School, and we are looking forward to celebrating the progress and achievements of our wonderful tamariki.  So welcome to our new students, new whānau, and to welcome back koutou katoa!


On the day after Labour Day (Tuesday, 29 Oct), Allandale School’s staff will be participating in professional development throughout the day.  For this reason, Allandale School will be closed for instruction all day on October 29th

Thank you all for your co-operation, and enjoy the extra-long Labour Day weekend with your tamariki!


With spring upon us, this is just a reminder that all students are required to have a navy-blue bucket hat or baseball cap at school at all times. 

These hats may have an Allandale School logo on them, but no other colours or logos will be permitted.  Students are now expected to have acceptable hats with them throughout Terms 1 and 4 and will not be permitted to wear hats that do not match the uniform.  If students do not have acceptable hats, they will be directed to the shaded areas, where they will remain until the end of play time. 


Just a reminder that the Ministry of Education requires all school activities to be smoke-free.  This includes events that take place outside of the school (sports, camps, class trips, etc), and includes transport to and from these activities.  Allandale whānau are reminded to please refrain from smoking around students at school events, and in cars when transporting our tamariki.  Thank you!


It is vital that the school is able to contact the parents, caregivers and whānau of each of our students in the event of an emergency.  We ask that all Allandale families please get in touch with the school office on (07) 308-7645 or at learnalot@allandale.school.nz to update contact information for your child(ren).  Thank you!


A reminder to families that at Allandale School, our classes begin at 8:45am.  Parents, caregivers and whānau are strongly encouraged to please ensure that your children are at school on time and ready to learn.  Students arriving after 8:45 create a disruption for teachers and the other students in the class.  Students arriving late are also missing out on socialization time with their friends before classes begin and, more importantly, are missing out on what has been proven to be some of the most valuable learning time of the day.  Thank you for your co-operation.

A further reminder to families of our Junior classes: attendance every day is an expectation at Allandale School.  It is a common misconception that school is not compulsory until a child turns 6 years of age.  This is not the case.  While a child does not have to be enrolled at school until they are 6, as soon as a child is enrolled (even 5 year olds) their attendance is compulsory.  Regular attendance, particularly in the first few years of school, is closely tied to a student’s long-term success at school.  Once again, thank you for your co-operation.


Allandale School has been doing an amazing job getting behind Mrs. Ferguson in supporting this cause.  Please continue to save your bread tags and put them in the container at the school office. Bread Tags for Wheelchairs has been recycling bread tags in South Africa since 2006. They currently collect about 500kg each month which funds 2 to 3 wheelchairs. For more information go to: nzbreadtags@xtra.co.nz or Facebook – Bread tags for wheelchairs NZ.


Touch Rugby

Touch Rugby continues this term on Wednesday afternoons for Year 3-6 students at Rex Morpeth Park.


There is a Cricket muster on tomorrow Friday 18 October at Rex Morpeth Park from 5pm – 6pm for anyone interested in playing Cricket.


Room 6 would love to have any unwanted Countdown Disney Tiles with the alphabet on them for our literacy programme.  

If you have any to donate just drop them in the Countdown Tile Collection box in the office.  Thank you.


October          29        Teacher Only Day

November      1          Triple-Treat (more information to follow next week)

November      6          Allandale Athletics Sports 9 – 11 year olds

November      8          Athletics Sports postponement date

November      19        Interschool Athletics

November      20        Super 6 Cricket 9am – 2pm

November      21        Super 6 Cricket postponement date

November      26        EBOP Athletics

December       3          BOP Athletics

December       18        Last day Term 4 School Closes at 12noon

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