20 June 2019  –  Term 2  –  Week 8

Tēnā koutou e aku rangatira,

As we move into the last two weeks of the second Term, the weather has grown colder and wetter.  At this time of year winter illnesses start to present themselves, so staying warm and getting a good night’s sleep becomes very important.

The past week has seen Allandale School well-represented at the Inter-School Cross-Country meet at Ōhope Beach School, and at the Eastern Bay Cross-Country meet in Ōpōtiki.  Congratulations to all of our runners and thanks to our supporters for two very successful days!

TE PUNA TAIAO – THE COMMUNITY OASIS PROJECT

It was exactly one year ago that Allandale School announced the confirmation of funding to support Te Puna Taiao – our Community Oasis project.  The changes this initiative have made to our school – both physically and spiritually – are amazing!  A pānui outlining the progress we have made and the effects we can see around our wonderful school is attached with this week’s newsletter.

A huge thank you to Erin Green and Te Puna Taiao Trust, the Lotteries Community Facilities Fund, the Grassroots Trust, the Ministry of Education, the Disabilities Resource Centre, the Eastern Bay Energy Trust, Claire House Photography, Bullseye Productions, and all of the local contributors who have helped to make this project a reality!

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION

Congratulations to the successful candidates following the recent election.

   Andy Galbraith                 Erin Green           Greg Harvey             Rebecca Mackay           Emily Rampling

Returning Officer

Kleesha Camburn

PARENT WORKSHOP – “LESS SCREEN – MORE GREEN”

…when recalling our childhood memories every adult recalls times in nature … playing with very little … pottering and tinkering with friends and often some sticks… stones … flax and most often water. 

Not one adult has recalled memories of work sheets or computer games.  Sadly, children are not getting the same opportunities as we did …to be outside playing until it’s dark …instead they are getting wooed by screens.

This workshop focuses on connection with nature and each other and it looks at the powerful method of learning through PLAY. Risk … Resourcefulness and Resilience are all critical dispositions needed for life.

These ALL develop in and through PLAY. 

Children’s play and imagination is under siege. We live in a world where children are literally becoming addicted to E, the childhood drug ENTERTAINMENT. “Imagination deprivation” has grave consequences for the lives of our children and for the life of our planet.

DATE:    MONDAY 24TH JUNE

TIME:    7:00 – 9:00 PM

VENUE: APANUI SCHOOL HALL

For more info email: sheryl@eastbayreap.org.nz

ALLANDALE CULTURAL DAY

Tomorrow (Friday, June 21st) Allandale School embraces our diverse culture as we share and experience food, clothing, art, music, and language from all around the world!  Tamariki are encouraged to wear appropriate dress from other countries and ethnicities as we take part in activities that celebrate multiculturalism.  These activities will run from 11:00am to 12:30pm, followed by a special assembly at 1:45pm in Te Kaitiaki o Motueka (our school Hall).

SPORTS REPORT

EBOP CROSS COUNTRY

This Tuesday, Allandale’s Interschool qualifiers travelled the EBOP Cross Country Champs at Woodlands School in Opotiki. We were treated to perfect weather conditions and a great endurance track.

Record numbers of over 370 runners took part from all over the Eastern Bay of Plenty including competitors from as far as Lake Waikaremoana (deep in the Urewera’s) to Te Kaha (East Coast) and everywhere in between.

Thank you to Woodlands School for their wonderful venue and Fi Cleghorn and Dale Jones for providing transport for us. Congratulations to all competitors who gave it their very best.  These students, Sean Jones, Caleb O’Neill, Phoebe Jones, Neela Hyotynen, Lucy Cleghorn and Rowan Lambley qualified for BOP Competition to be held at Kaharoa School in Rotorua next Tuesday 25th June. Well done 🙂

EBOP GYMNASTICS

To be held on Friday 28th June at the Lovelock street gymnastics hall. If your children are practising hard for this fun day, this is a link if you want to see the routines the children will be performing.

Girls Routines : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wogOeWYDCzQ

Boys Routines : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WLd7gsNEMHQ

UPOMING EVENTS 

June     21         Multi-Cultural Day

June     25         BOT Meeting – 5.30pm

June     28         EBOP Gymnastics

July      5          Term 2 ends

July      22         Term 3 starts

ALLANDALE SCHOOL BREAKFAST CLUB

Allandale Breakfast Club fundraiser. We are also selling home baking on the 30th June BBQ at Bunnings Warehouse. Any kind donations of Home Baking will be much appreciated. Please leave at the office on Friday 28th June or come out on Sunday 30June drop them off. Thanks Greg Harvey.

DANCE CREATE PERFORM HOLIDAY PROGRAM

We again have a Dance Create Perform Holiday Program at Allandale School Hall this July Holidays from 8th to 12th July. The program consists of Dance and theatre and at the end of the week we have a fabulous show for the parents. Daily there will be activities, crafts, cooking, dancing and lots of fun. It is for children from 5 to 11 yrs.

Contact Susan Nel – email dancecreateperform@gmail.com>