1 March 2018 – Term 1 – Week 5

Tēnā koutou e aku rangatira,
Thanks to all who came out to last week’s Meet the Staff BBQ.  We were all very happy with the turn-out and really appreciated the opportunity to get to know our students’ families in such a fun and relaxed atmosphere!
Activities are really beginning to ramp up around Allandale with school, inter-school, and regional swim competitions taking place over the next few weeks, and plans underway for our Year 1 and 2 students’ camp

School Photo Day
Tomorrow (Friday, March 2 nd ), the team from Lazer Photo on the Strand will be in school to take class and individual photos for 2018. Photo order packs were sent home at the beginning of the Term, but if you missed that opportunity you can order photo packs online at http://lazerphoto.co.nz/school-photography.html or go to Lazer Photo to place orders in person.

Allandale Website
Allandale School is pleased to announce the launch of our new website! A long-overdue upgrade has been completed, and the new and improved www.allandale.school.nz is now live.
In response to feedback from our community last year, new features include an interactive calendar, the ability to sign up for emailed newsletters, and access to up-to- date school policies and procedures. Our Facebook page will continue to function as the school’s newsfeed, with up-to- date information and photos of recent activities, and will be mirrored through the new website for easy access.
As always, your feedback and ideas are most welcome!

Last year hats were made a compulsory part of Allandale School’s uniform. Throughout Term 1 and Term 4, the school requires that all children and staff wear a plain navy hat (wide brim, bucket, or cap) for all outdoor
activities, at morning tea, and at lunchtime.  These hats are available for between $3 and $5 from the Warehouse, Kmart, NZ Uniforms, and many other local shops.
We started off the year with strong participation by students and whānau, but have had to start providing more frequent reminders and hold students without appropriate uniform indoors throughout morning tea and lunch breaks. Please help your tamariki make the most of this outdoor time and ensure that they come to school with their hat!

Upcoming Events
March 2 School Photo Day

March 5  Allandale Swimming Sports – postponement date 7 March
March 16 Interschools Swimming Sports – postponement date 19 March
March 21 EBOP Swimming Sports – postponement date 22 March
March 27 EBOP Festival of cricket – postponement date 28 March
March 29 Teacher Only Day
March 30 Easter – Good Friday

April 2-3 Easter Monday and Tuesday – school closed

April 10 Ki O Rahi Competition
April 13 Last day Term 1

Thank you –
EBOP Ukulele Group and Shelley Akuhata (Hulanesian Fitness) for entertaining our staff and whanau at the ‘Meet the Staff BBQ’ last Thursday.

Remember –
Sausage Sizzle tomorrow $1.50

Sports Reports –
Registration evening was last night. We have 2 senior teams and 2 middle school teams. One middle school
team still doesn’t have a coach so will have to be withdrawn if we can’t find help. Notices will be coming home
today. Play begins Saturday 10 March.
Swimming Sports – Seniors
Where: Whakatane Aquatic Centre
When: Monday 5 March – postponement date 7 March
Time: 9.00am leaving school
Need to Bring: School Uniform – NO MUFTI

Togs, towel, packed lunch, drink bottle, hat and sunscreen

Parent Help: Please let your teachers know if you can walk down with us or help on the day. Thanks, we could not run these events with you.

Eastern Bay Touch Tournament
Yesterday a group of children participated in the Eastern Bay of Plenty Touch Tournament.
The Year 5/6 Allandale Motueka team finished third in their pool. They were coached by Matua Anaru who was very proud of the team’s efforts.
Matua Jason coached the Year 5/6 Allandale Arrows team who placed second in their pool and fourth overall.  Our senior teams showed a lot of grit and determination and achieved some amazing results.
The Year 3/4 Team finished third in their pool and were very unlucky to miss Year 3/4 Team out on the second spot.  This team went from strength to strength throughout the day and Miss Black was extremely proud of all of them.

Whakatane Judo Club
We are holding a fundraiser Movie night at the Whakatane Judo club on Bridge Street tomorrow, Friday 2
Gold coin entry with sausage sizzle and treats available to purchase. Movie suitable for all ages.
Starts at 6pm with some games and the night will be finished by 9pm.  We are raising money to help send
Hayley Mackey to New Caledonia to represent NZ in judo at the Oceania Games.

Whakatane United JAB Junior Rugby
When: Sunday 11 March Time: 1-2pm Rugby Park
Rugby Muster & Registration. Spot Prizes and Giveaways
Free Mouth guard with registrations

Only $20 per child to register or $35 per whanau (2 or more children)
Come along and join in the fun! Phone 027 4928220 or

Paroa JAB Rugby
Paroa JAB Rugby Muster 2018
Ages: 5 – 13 Years
When: Tuesday 6 & Tuesday 13 March
Time: 4.30pm – 5.30pm
Where: Rugby Park, Whakatane
Contact: Sylvia 021 1165141

Whakatane Children’s Music School 2018

Enrolment Day
Saturday 3 March
9am – 11am

Whakatane Intermediate Auditorium
Please use main front entrance off James Street