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School Notices

These notices are also sent out via email to all parents. If you do not receive notices via email, please contact Jackie Fletcher at secretary@kaurilands.school.nz to update your contact details. 

Posted 04 Jul

Cultural Performance

Talofa lava, Namaste, Salut, Kia ora, Nǐhǎo, Groet, Malo e lelei, Anyoung haseyo,  Hello, Fakaalofa lahi atu, kia orana, Bula vinaka, Konnichiwa, G’Day, Bonjour, Ciao

 

KAURILANDS SCHOOL

FAMOUS CULTURAL PERFORMANCE EVENING

 

Dear Whānau

 

On Thursday the 21st of September 2017, Kaurilands School will be holding its annual cultural performance evening.  The Performing Arts, Māori and Pasifika teams are working in partnership to develop a fun, dynamic and inclusive performance evening that captures the diverse cultures represented here at Kaurilands School. This was a huge success last year and we are hoping this year will be even bigger and better.

 

If your child is interested in performing they would have received an expression of interest form. Please fill this in and return to Kylie in room 4 before the end of term two. Even if your child is not quite sure what they would like to do yet, that’s ok. We just need to get an idea of how many performance items there will be.

 

CAN YOU HELP WITH ANY OF THE FOLLOWING?

 

  • Supporting a performance group to practice their item during a lunch time one day a week?  

  • Do you have an area of skill or expertise and would love to share this with some children? I’m sure we can find a group for you to work with!

  • Can you support a group of teachers with creating their performance item? We need all the help we can get!

  • Are you the person to lead the creation of a parent item? We have some pretty talented parents out there! Don’t miss your chance to shine!

  • Do you have skills and/or resources to help out with the music, costumes, lighting etc?

 

Last year we had many family members perform alongside their tamariki on the night. It made the event all that more special.  We would love to have all of you and more back on stage this year!

 

We look forward to hearing from you,

 

Kylie and the Performing Arts team

Posted 03 Jul

Friday Dress Up Day

After 23 years as Librarian at Kaurilands School, the fabulous Judith Menzies is retiring this Friday the 7th July.  One of Judith's legacies is Book Week Dress Up Day, so to celebrate this occasion we ask all children and staff to dress up as a book character.  We know Mrs Menzies will.

Thank you.
Jackie Taylor
Associate Principal

Posted 22 Jun

Matariki Assembly

Kia Ora Whānau,

We will be having a whole school assembly on Thursday the 29th June, after our hikoi up the maunga and breakfast. 
Breakfast is being hosted in the hall until 8.30 a.m.

The assembly will begin at 9.15 a.m. Students will be required to be in class for roll call as usual. 
Can we please ask whānau who are coming to the assembly, to wait out of the hall while the students are arriving from classes. We have our Senior kapa haka officially welcoming whānau into the hall. 

On a side note:

Hikoi- A reminder to download the amazing free app for smart phones and tablets for this event. When we are up the maunga, we will have a time to then use this app. 

StarWalk 2 - for android
                   - for apple

Ngā Mihi,

Te Kahui Team.

Posted 14 Jun

Night Sky App for Matariki

Tēnā koutou whānau,

As our Matariki celebration approaches, I thought it would be nice to share an amazing app that I am using for the night sky. It is called Star Walk 2 and can be found on the app store and is for smart phones. 

This year, we'd like as many people to have the app as possible so that when we are up at the top of our maunga, we can all use our devices to locate the precise location of Matariki, the cluster of stars also known as the Pleiades. 

Looking forward to welcoming in the new year with you all.

Ngā mihi nui,

Siân.

Posted 13 Jun

​Disco Tickets On Sale THIS WEEK! - Disco Friday 23 June

On Sale Tuesday 13th, Wed 14th, Thurs 5th  - in the foyer before and after school.  8.45 - 9.15am
& 2.50 - 3.15pm
Juniors (Yr 0 -3) Seniors (Yr 4-6)
$5.00 per Ticket Includes Glow Bracelet on Entry
Prizes for Best Dance Moves!
Awesome Glow Gear For Sale
Sausage Sizzle Outside from 5.15pm

Posted 13 Jun

Matariki: Hikoi and Breakfast

Tēnā tātou kātoa,

This notice is to advise that you and your whānau are invited to our annual hikoi and breakfast. This year, each team and tamariki in the class will be involved in making something to share up at the top of the maunga.

This year we hope to have the best Matariki turnout yet! We will be singing waiata, re-telling stories and whakatauki to commemorate the beginning of the new year.

This year we ask for a gold coin koha to assist with the funding for the kai. There will be 2 kete at the entrance of the hall on the day. There will be performances by the Junior and Senior Kapa Haka groups alongside other art projects from teams.

Please join us in making this the best Matariki celebration we’ve had! It’s a lovely way to be involved with our kura and matauranga Māori.

Matariki Hikoi

6am Mt Atkinson (Maunga Titirangi)

Thursday the 29th of June

Breakfast to be held in the hall


Please return the slip below to Siân in Rm 5/6 by Friday the 23rd of June if you are attending.

Naku noa, na

Siân Branks.

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We are attending the Matariki Hikoi and Celebration

Name:____________________________ email:__________________________________

Number of whānau attending:______________________

PLEASE CIRCLE:

I am able to assist with preparing the kai Y/N

I am able to assist with the clean up afterwards Y/N

Posted 06 Jun

Matariki

Matariki is a time to gather with family and friends to reflect on the past, celebrate the present and plan for the future. At our kura, we celebrate this special time in a variety of ways both in and outside of our learning spaces. This year will be no different. Join us on Thursday the 29th of June at 6.00am for the annual hikoi up to our maunga - Titirangi (Mt Atkinson). The welcoming of the new year and the Matariki stars will commence at the base of our maunga at 6.00am where we will meet briefly before starting our hikoi. At the top of the maunga we join together for karakia, waiata and some stories about our stars and then make a wish for the new year. After this special ceremony, at about 7.00am you are invited back to our kura to share kai with us and see some amazing performances by the Junior and Senior Kapa Haka and see various Matariki themed art projects that have taken place across the school.


WAIATA
Here is a link to the waiata that we will be singing at the top of the maunga. Please learn this with your
tamariki. All of the tamariki, kaiako and whānau at our kura will sing this together and we just cant wait to
hear how special this will sound.

MATARIKI ASSEMBLY
This year, we will also be holding a special school wide assembly at 9.15am where each Year level will showcase the things they have been working on for the Matariki week. We'd love to see as many whānau as possible at both of these events. Last year we had whānau who shared special waiata and stories at the top of our maunga and we would love to see this contribution again this year.


WE NEED YOU!
If you are able to help with the organisation of the kai or assist with celebrations please contact
sians@kaurilands.school.nz. Alternatively if you can help with activities like weaving, poi making, kite making etc, please get in touch with your classroom teacher.


Let's make this the best Matariki ever!
Ngā mihi nui,
Siân

Posted 18 May

Poi Making Workshop

We are having a poi making workshop on Friday 16th June starting at 9.00am in Rūmā Kowhai.  If you have some time to spare we would love to see you.

We are building up our supply of poi so that classes are able to use them as part of their curriculum activities.  If you are able to help please email Jocelyn Heremaia:  jocelynh@kaurilands.school.nz

Thank you.

Joccie

Posted 11 May

Guitar Lessons

Guitar Group beginning at Kaurilands school Term 2!

Contact Sasha Witten-Hannah on 0212545046 or

email: heartstrings@paradise.net.nz.

Friday’s at Lunchtime in Rūmā Kowhai.

Bring your own: Guitar –preferably a classical guitar with nylon

strings - half size for 5 to 8 year olds 3/4 size for 9 year olds and

above, Foot stool (looks like a miniature ironing board), Electronic

guitar tuner, Capo (a little clamp that clips onto the guitar neck to

make it sound higher), Small fold-up plastic stool the height for a child

to sit on comfortably with their knees at a right angle. (The school

may have chairs the right height but it’s important to have one to

practise with at home.) I will lend out bits and pieces in the beginning

where necessary but you’ll need to have your own. Cost: $60 per

term ($30 per term for those who also attend weekly guitar lessons

with a private tutor as they can buddy up with beginners and be

helpers).

My hope is that we will be able to accompany the school as they sing

for at least one song at every assembly.

Sasha Witten-Hannah

Posted 11 May

Drum Lessons

Scott Wotherspoon is offering Drum Lessons after school on Monday afternoons in Ruma Kowhai.

For information or to enrol your child, please phone Scott on: 021 068-6394 or email: scott.wotherspoon@musiqhub.co.nz

Scott Wotherspoon

Independent MusiqHub Teacher

Posted 05 May

Te Whānau Āwhina

It is time to set up our fabulous parent support group for 2017, Te Whānau Āwhina. In the past this group has run school fundraising events such as the fair, quiz nights, bake sales and fun events for the children like discos and movie nights. Joining this group is a wonderful way to both meet new people and support our school community. 

We are meeting next week on Wednesday 10th May, 7pm in Ruma Kowhai. 

We look forward to seeing many old and new faces. Come with a friend and enjoy sharing ideas both old and new and a cuppa or glass of wine. 

Many hands make light work!

Kind Regards, 

Jo Augustine (Principal), and Jackie Taylor (Associate Principal)

Posted 13 Apr

Kaurilands School Safety Message

To Keep Our Children Safe

As part of our PE & Health programme, we teach our children not to walk behind parked cars and the safe use of footpaths.

The school car park is not a safe walking area.

From the beginning of Term 2, the gate behind the sand pit will be locked from 8.30 - 9.15am and from 2.45 - 3.15pm. Please use the footpath behind the hall.

Thank you.

Posted 30 Mar

Netball Registration

Welcome to the 2017 Winter Netball season. It is now time to register your child if they are interested in playing netball for our school this year.

Netball is offered to children in Years 2-6. All children who are interested in playing for the school are encouraged to register.

However, the number of teams we have will depend on the number of parents/ friends of the school who are able to coach.

This year the Future Ferns (Year 2, 3 and 4 teams) will be playing on Thursday afternoons, starting on Thursday 18th May and finishing on the 24th August. Games will be played at Te Pai indoor and outdoor courts. The game of netball has been modified for these year levels.

All Year 5 and 6 teams will continue to play at Te Pai on a Saturday, starting on Saturday 6th May and finishing on the 26th August.

All teams will have a practice day. The time and day for this will be determined by your child’s coach once the teams have been organised.

If your child has opted into playing for our school they must be committed to playing every game for the whole season. Please fill out this form and return to me by Wednesday 5th April. Please bring the form to Room 18.

(NO LATE FORMS WILL BE ACCEPTED).

Every year we get an amazing group of parents that dedicate their time to school netball by taking on the role of coach. Without these wonderful people, netball would not be as big or as successful as it is at Kaurilands. If you are interested in coaching a team for the 2017 season please can you indicate on the form below. If you have any questions about this role I am happy to answer these.

If there are any parents that are willing to support me with coordinating and organising this sport at our school this year I would love to hear from you. If you have some time and a love for the game please send me an email or come and see me in Room 18.

We are looking forward to an exciting and competitive season in which the children will develop both their netball skills and a love for the game.

Yours sincerely
Erin Namajuska
Netball Coordinator

Posted 20 Mar

'Biscuit Day' – Friday 24th March

The ‘Save Our Pool’ fundraising committee will be selling delicious homemade ‘bikkies’ to the kids for morning tea on Friday 24th March. All bikkies $1 

*Any bakers who would like to contribute biscuits to sell we thank you and will gladly receive these from you on Friday morning in the hall :)

If you have any questions please message us on the Kaurilands School ‘Save Our Pool’ facebook page or email:  kaurilandssaveourpool@gmail.com

Posted 06 Mar

BLUE DAY is coming to Kaurilands School!

Dress the kids in blue this Friday 10th March and donate to the cause. Blue hair, blue nails, blue clothes – come head to toe in blue to raise money to Save Our Pool! Please bring along a donation, gold coin or the folding kind. Gold coins can go with your children to their class, larger donations to be paid at the office by eftpos or cash please.

We will be taking a whole school photo from above with a “Save Our Pool” sign that will be used for media and promotion. Please advise your child’s teacher if you do not wish them to be in this photo.