25 October 2018  –  Term 4  –  Week 2

Tēnā koutou e aku Rangatira,

With Labour Day behind us, the students and staff of Allandale School are all working hard to ensure that these last few weeks of 2018 are engaging and productive.  At the moment, the school is abuzz with activity – preparing for upcoming athletics competitions and various trips out and around our community.  Parents and caregivers are advised to keep an eye out for permission forms as these activities ramp up over the next few weeks!

Kia tau te rangimarie,

Drew Manning

Principal

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR NEXT YEAR

We are in the process of organising our classes for 2019.  We need your co-operation to ensure things run smoothly.

Bilingual (English – Te Reo Māori) Classes

An ‘Expression of Interest’ notice is enclosed with this newsletter.  Placements in our Bilingual Classes are expected to be very competitive for 2019, and spots will be allocated on a “first come – first served” basis.  While these are to be returned no later than 9th November, all interested families are encouraged to get their forms in as soon as possible!

2019 Class Placement Information

If you would like us to consider anything about the placement of your child for next year please complete the form below.  We will be doing our best to ensure your child is in a class where they are happy and learning.  The goal is for all of our classes is to have a sensible balance of gender, ethnicity, and with manageable ability groups. It’s a tricky job!  Please note that this is not an opportunity to request a particular teacher. All of our teachers are experts in what they do.

Time Frames

As mentioned above, organising our classes is tricky. Please return the ‘Expression of Interest’ for the bilingual classes and ‘Class Placement’ forms by 9th November. Once the classes are organised it becomes very difficult to make adjustments.  Please help us by following the process now.

TRANSITION TO WHAKATĀNE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL

Here are some important dates for our students and their families transitioning to Whakatāne Intermediate School in 2019:

Wednesday, 31 October:  Bilingual staff and students from WIS will be visiting Allandale School to speak with interested students and whānau.

Tuesday, 27 November:  Year 6 Parents Evening at WIS (7:00pm)

Wednesday, 28 November:  Year 6 students visit for Orientation Day (9:30am)

POSITIVE BEHAVIOUR FOR LEARNING

In 2016, Allandale School joined hundreds of primary, intermediate and secondary schools across New Zealand in the Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) programme. Positive Behaviour for Learning initiatives help parents, whānau, teachers and schools address problem behaviour, improve children’s well-being, and increase educational achievement.

PB4L is a tiered approach to creating a positive and healthy school culture. Once a consistent set of behavioural expectations has been established across the school, the first tier involves developing a rewards system that positively reinforces these expectations for those students who just require the occasional reminder.

The expectation we have put in place across the school is to be an “Allandale Kind of Kid”.  Students who display the values of an Allandale Kind of Kid earn Kind Kid points throughout each week. Every Monday, we have a whole school assembly to celebrate Allandale Kind Kids and share rewards. One student is selected for each of the six values and receives a special lunch. In addition, the school holds a special Rewards Day event each term that celebrates the efforts of all of our students to be an Allandale Kind of Kid.

New Zealand and International data demonstrates that this programme of consistent expectations, and rewarding positive action with positive reinforcement addresses about 80% of the behavioural concerns that teachers face.

SPORTS REPORT –

EBOP Touch Teams

Congratulations to the following students who have made it through to the Eastern Bay of Plenty Touch Teams –

Under 10

Asaiah Kinghazel-Connelly, Kase Ireton, Kyle Hanlen, Ella Marie Karikari, Tasmin Clay, Tukairangi Apanui, Ika Bush, Ezra Ohlson, Kharlay Wipaki, Jesse Rawiri, Grace and Jake Turner

Under 12

Tekaumarua Christie, Matiaha Raynes-Turnbull, Kaedyn Thrupp, Tuihi Apanui, Jaya Wipaki, Mania Wallace, Alizae Tahu,Traize Jobe, Kirk and Riki Dalton.

These Students are going to Tokoroa this Sunday for BOP trials.

 

SPORTS DATES

October            31         No Touch – Light Party Whakatane Memorial Hall 5.30 – 7.45pm

November        9          Senior Sports Athletics

November        12         Postponement Date for Senior School Athletics

November        20         Interschool Athletics Sports

November        23         Postponement Date for Interschool Athletics Sports

November        27         EBOP Athletics Sports

December        4          CBOP Athletics Sports

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

October            26         Triple Treat $3

October            29-30    School Leaders Trips

December        3          End of Year Prizegiving

December        14         Last Day Term 4

 

Change to Triple Treat

Due to the Taiao Project and all the work that is underway on our school grounds, we have decided that The Triple Treat day tomorrow (Friday 26th October) will now be Mufti, Sausage and an Ice Block.

Not Wheels as previously mentioned.   The price is still $3.00.

 


 

RETURN SLIP:  Please return by 9th November at the very latest

Child’s name …………………………………………………………………………………………………………………

2019 Preferred Classroom ………………………

Please consider these things when placing my child in 2019:

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