21 November 2019 – Term 4 – Week 6
Tēnā koutou e aku Rangatira,
With Week 6 of the fourth Term coming to a close, Allandale School continues to be a very busy place! Athletics and touch have been the focus of sports in and out of the school, plans are underway for our Prizegiving celebrations, and soon we will be sending home final reports. Please make sure that you take the time to talk with your tamariki about their learning and speak with their teacher if you have any questions or concerns.
Kia tau te rangimarie,
As you may be aware, the Ministry of Education has awarded our Principal, Drew Manning, a study leave scholarship for 32 weeks next year. Mr. Manning will be undertaking distance learning to complete his Master’s degree in Education. From March 2nd to November 22nd, 2020, he will be visiting schools and researching best practice implementation of Learning Through Play, MakerSpaces, and Inquiry and Project Based Learning.
In his absence, The Board of Trustees of Allandale School would like to announce the appointment of Adrianne McAllister as Acting Principal during Mr. Manning’s absence. The Board has discussed this appointment at length, and through a rigorous process of due diligence is confident that Mrs. McAllister is the right choice for this role. Under her leadership the mission and vision of Allandale will remain at the forefront, and our kura will continue to work to fulfill these aspirations.
As always, you are reminded of a standing invitation to contact the Board with your questions or feedback directly at any time through our dedicated email address – firstname.lastname@example.org.
TRANSITION TO WHAKATĀNE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Here are some important dates for our students and their families transitioning to Whakatāne Intermediate School in 2020:
Tuesday, 26 November: Year 6 Parents Evening at WIS (6:30-8:00pm)
Wednesday, 27 November: Year 6 students visit for Orientation Day (9:30am)
We are very excited to announce some major changes to the structure and organisation of our School Prizegiving and Year 6 Graduation. Over the past few years, we have struggled with the timing of Prizegiving and the need for our younger students to sit for such long periods of time. Furthermore, we really want to acknowledge and celebrate the hard work, time and effort our Year 6 students have put into their primary schooling.
So, this year, we will hold one formal evening event on Monday, Dec. 16th to celebrate and award our major prizes and trophies, our Year 6 graduation certificates and announce and award our 18 School Leaders for 2020. This particular event is focused on our Year 5 and 6 students. Over and above this event – in a more child-friendly manner – each team will hold their own assemblies during school time to award special certificates to their selected students acknowledging their individual strengths. These special ceremonies will be held over the next few weeks, so parents of tamariki in Years 1 to 4 are asked to please watch for notices from your child’s teacher and/or team leader for more details on these events.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES NOTICES
MEET THE BOARD
Earlier this year, a new Board of Trustees for Allandale School was elected. With a few meetings under their belts, the new Board would like to take the opportunity to introduce themselves over the next few weeks. They would also like to remind the Allandale community that they welcome questions, feedback, or ideas of any kind. Everyone is encouraged to contact the Board through the school office, or directly by email at email@example.com.
Tēnā tātou katoa. I tipu mai ahau i Piopio. Ināianei, ko Whakatāne taku wā kāinga noho i te taha o tōku hoa tane a Che. Ko Ngāti Tahu-Ngāti Whaoa te iwi o tōku hoa tane, aku tamariki hoki.
Kia ora e te whānau, my name is Erin Green and my partner Che and I have two children at Te Kura o Motueka / Allandale, Quinn (9 years) and Cole (7 years), as well as two pre-schoolers, Lu’isa and Arlo, who will join their big brothers here over the next year or so.
In my short time on the board so far I am really enjoying working with other board members and senior management and putting to use my skills in science, governance, policy and community development to support good governance.
I think we have a great school and together with other Board members and staff I welcome feedback from all whānau and stakeholders in the school to continue to improve opportunities and outcomes for all our tamariki and their whānau.
E aku kāhui kura o Te Kura o Motueka, tēnā tātou katoa.
Ko Mauao te maunga
Ko Tauranga te moana
Ko Ngai Te Rangi te iwi
Ko Mataatua te waka
Ko Waikari te marae
Ko Ngāti Tapu te hapū
My name is Kahukura Epiha, I have a daughter attending Allandale School, Ngahipora (8 years) old, who is currently in the bilingual unit and loves all her kaiako.
During my time as a Board member I have thoroughly
enjoyed working with other members, staff and whānau. I am part of the Whānau
Engagement and Strategic Planning and policy portfolios and have learned a lot
in terms of how we can contribute to the overall strategic direction of our
kura. I also look forward to engaging more with our whānau to allow
opportunities for a whānau voice to flourish and contribute to positive and
effective change for our tamariki.
December 3 BOP Athletics
December 18 Last day Term 4 – School closes at 12 noon
ICE BLOCKS FOR SALE
Ice Blocks for Sale tomorrow 22nd November 2019 – Fundraiser for Middle Team
When: 12.30 – 1.15
Where: Hall Kitchen
Tuesday, Nov. 19th was a fantastic day for all Allandale students and whānau involved in the annual Interschool Athletics event. It was a nail-biting end to the day with a three-school draw. The final result was determined by the mad dash team relay, where 2 girls and 2 boys of each age range ran 100m. The excitement was immense, and Allandale successfully took out 2nd place! Well done, everyone!
Good luck and kia kaha to all tamariki representing Allandale and Whakatāne at the Eastern Bay competition on Tuesday, Nov. 26th (unfortunately, the vortex is not part of the EBOP competition sorry). Congratulations to all competitors! We are very proud of you!
Sean Jones 1st 800m 11 yr old boys
3rd Long Jump
Kaia Hiki 4th Discus 11yr old girls
Reign Patangata 1st discus 9 yr old boys
Rony-Matina Rangiheuea- Akuhata 1st discus 10 yr old girls
Chase Wipaki-Kameta 2nd discus 10 yr old boys
Charles Dorrans 1st discus 11 yr od boys
Kiamarni Ngaheu 2nd discus 11 yr old boys
Rony-Matina Rangiheuea-Akuhata 1st Shotput 10 yr old girls
Taylah Biddle 2nd Shotput 11 yr old girls
Kase Ireton 3rd Vortex 9 yr old boys
4th Long Jump 9 yr old boys
Dekotta Henderson 1st Vortex 10 yr old girls
Manawa Mahaki 4th Vortex 10 yr old girls
Luca Goodman 2nd Vortex 10 yr old boys
Conrad House 3rd Long Jump 9 yr old boys
1st High Jump
1st 60 m
Jake Turner 1st High Jump 10 yr old boys
Caleb O’Neill 3rd 200m 9 yr old boys
Kyle Hanlen 2nd 200m 10 yr old boys
Ninni Hyotynen 3rd 200m 11 yr old girls
Asaiah Kinghazel-Connelly 1st 60 m 9 yr old girls
4th 200 m