Term 1: Week 8,  19. 03. 2020 
Principal’s Message Kia Ora Whanau,
We have had a fabulous week sharing our lovely spaces with our community. Last week started with a visit from 10 Gisborne Principals who focused their visit on learning more about  our teaching programmes and outdoor environments. We had the Middle School Swimming Sports and the Community Grandparents day. All these events were fabulously supported and became a showcase of Allandale School students’ talents. 
Many of you will have noticed that a lot of our sports events have been either cancelled or postponed. In order to deliver Best Practice assemblies are cancelled until further notice. All our planned school trips will be placed on hold until given permission by the school to continue. 
Your school appreciates the consistent support we get from our whanau, community, and BOT.
Thank you, Adrianne McAllister
Early finish next week
Allandale School will be closing at 12.00 noon on Wednesday the 25th March. The rest of the day our teachers will be developing continuous learning programmes. These programmes will be available to all our students to maintain continuous learning. With this in mind, our focus will be to support whanau with embracing the love of learning, inquisitive minds, problem solving and learning through play. 
Our staff, teachers, team leaders, senior management team, and our BOT’s have been working tirelessly to ensure that our students and whanau are safe, healthy, and provided with best practice in these challenging times. Allandale School is committed to providing our community with honesty and transparent communication and we thank you for your on-going support.   

Our SchoolOur school requires a great support team and we are lucky to have these people currently working at Allandale School. On the left we have our amazing office staff , Kathy Munn, Josie Soppit, Kleesha Camburn and our specialist literacy  teacher Teresa Stewart.
On the right we have Teresa Hoefsloot, Sharon Smith, Karen Searle, Hine Savage, Amy Pikethley, Rachel Townsend, Vanessa Thomas, Vaine Wirangi-Williams, Tracey Watson and Renee Martin. 

Student JournalistsWe would like to introduce our new student journalists Conrad House, Xadys-Dean Himiona-Dodds and Quinn Charteris. These students are dedicated to provide a student perspective to our newsletters. They will research what is important to our students and report their findings in this section of our newsletter. 
Our Environment We have a new mural on our skatepark. Thank you to Maru Hoete, Abraham from Youth of Kopeopeo and the many children that popped in throughout the day to help.
Papatuanuku and Ranginui proud at our place, another wonderful narrative to share.
Whanau FocusPlease make sure that our school has all your up-to-date contact details. Thank you to all our whanau who have committed to support us from road patrol support adults to the lovely ladies who support our readers in our classroom. Allandale School values and appreciates all whanau feedback.  
Health and Well Being Focus We realise that there has been a lot of sports cancellations recently but keeping physically active is extremely important.This is an opportunity to spend time enjoying where we live and what is around us. Walks around Whakatanehttps://www.whakatane.com/activities/walks-and-tramps
Rides around Whakatanehttps://nzpocketguide.com/6-must-do-bike-trails-in-whakatane/
Wednesday 25th March:        Early school closure – 12 noon
Tuesday 31st March:             Board of Trustees Meeting
Thursday 9th April:                 End of Term 1
Tuesday 28th April:                Term 2 commences
Allandale KIND of kids
Kind to Myself:   Theos Tuari-HapeKind to Others:   Samara FraserKind to the Environment: Yanshi PatelThe Learning Kind:     Ja’lais Glynn-HanoThe Achieving Kind:    Jane DalgityThe Community Kind:  Kase Ireton