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Newsletter – Wednesday 11 May.

SILVERDALE SCHOOL
School Newsletter
Learn to Journey – Journey to Learn
Ako ki te Haere – Haere ki te Ako

Wednesday 11 May

Kia ora, Talofa, Malo e leleli, Kia orana, Fakalofa lahi Atu, Taloha Ni, Ni sa bula, 你好, Namaste, 안녕하세요, Hola, Xin chao. 

Welcome

Welcome to Tristan Zammit, Yuchan Kim, Armand Gericke, Suji Kim and Adrian Gericke who started with us this week. Our current roll is 804.

 

Happy Birthday

Happy birthday to Ethan Longstaff, Lily Oeschger, Randil Ekanayake, Lazar Zikic, Danica Haywood, Claire Zhang, Anders Parker, Nixon Holtom, Seth Minnaa, Anaru Meadows, Ishaan Singh, Tatum Harris, Jessica Gu, Johanna Sayo, Salma Aboutaleb.

 

Assembly Roster Term 2/Kaupeka Rua 2022

This week saw the return of team assemblies at school. In the even weeks of school teams will be having the principal award assemblies in the hall.

Week/Wiki

Date/Te rā

1

Virtual KERI Assembly – Team Tūī

2

Principal Award Team Assembly – Hall

Team Te Ōhanga Wednesday 2.30pm – 2.55pm

Team Kiwi – Friday 2.10pm – 2.45pm

Team Pūkeko – Tuesday 2.10pm – 3.00pm

Team Tūī – Monday 2.30pm – 2.55pm

3

Virtual KERI Assembly – Team Pūkeko

4

Principal Award Team Assembly – Hall

Team Te Ōhanga – Wednesday 2.30pm – 2.55pm

Team Kiwi – Friday 2.10pm – 2.45pm

Team Pūkeko – Tuesday 2.10pm – 3.00pm

Team Tūī – Monday 2.30pm – 2.55pm

5

Virtual KERI Assembly – Team Kiwi

6

Principal Award Team Assembly – Hall

Team Te Ōhanga – Wednesday 2.30pm – 2.55pm

Team Kiwi – Friday 2.10pm – 2.45pm

 Team Pūkeko – Tuesday 2.10pm – 3.00pm

Team Tūī – Monday 2.30pm – 2.55pm – TBC

7

Virtual KERI Assembly – Team Te Ōhanga

8

Principal Award Team Assembly – Hall

Team Te Ōhanga – Wednesday 2.30pm – 2.55pm

Team Kiwi – Friday 2.10pm – 2.45pm

Team Pūkeko – Tuesday 2.10pm – 3.00pm

Team Tūī – Monday 2.30pm – 2.55pm

9

Virtual KERI Assembly – Team Tūī

10

Principal Award Team Assembly – Hall

Team Te Ōhanga – Wednesday 2.30pm – 2.55pm

Team Kiwi – Friday 2.10pm – 2.45pm

Team Pūkeko – Tuesday 2.10pm – 3.00pm

Team Tūī – Monday 2.30pm – 2.55pm

 

Team Tūī and Team Pūkeko Principal Awards

Well done to the following Team Tūī and Team Pūkeko children who received principal awards at their team assemblies on Monday and Tuesday.

Team Te Ōhanga and Team Kiwi principal award recipients will be in next week’s newsletter. 

Kids Corner

Free verse poetry from Room 7.

Dusty

Crawling through the sand

Chewing, playing

Attention

He is as soft as a blanket

His fur is like feathers

Put him back

Wondering, working

Eating

Washing his hands before and after dinner

Fat, silly, cute, red fierce eyes

Crawling through the sand

Up the wood plank

Into home

Hiding, sleeping

By Aimee Young

 

School 

Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Stop it 

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Reading running recess

Sport spelling sanitising 

Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeek

The class is as noisy as a zoo

Chromebooks are as smart as Albert Einstein

Recess bell screaming

Pencils are racing 

Students clean up faster than a vacuum cleaner

We run out of the door faster than a blink

By Alexander Patton

 

☃Winter☃

❅Chilly, stiff nights❅

☃Hot chocolate overfilling the area☃

❅Wrapped up in a mellow blanket❅

❅ Cold, Thick Snow❅

❅Frost, Hard Hail, Movie night❅

Glaring as the snow falls on the soft ground

☃Putting on thick snow coat☃

🔥Putting your numb hands over the fireplace🔥

❅Goosebumps run on your body❅

By Emma Paterson

 

WaterPolo 

Splash, Zoom, Sploosh.

Throwing, Treading, Tiring.

Ball, Pool, Net.

The ball goes as high as Mount Everest. 

Splashy, Slippery, Shiny. 

The ball is faster than a jet when thrown.

Deep, Dark, Dip.

By Miguel Agustin.

 

Biking

Pedalling

Thinking 

Steering

Bumpy

Jumps

Berms 

As bumpy as gravel

Focussed 

Popping tires

Falling

Walking 5 miles

Home

By Stanley Boustred

 

Shifu the Rabbit

The fluffy little devil

Can get away with murder

Silky, sneaky, sweet

Crunch crunch

His paws become his hands when he’s cleaning himself

Like a furry life long companion

Ears as big and floppy as an elephant’s

All he does is 

Sleep

Eat

Drink 

Rinse and Repeat

Shifu.

The fluffy little devil.

By Yusra Rashid

 

New Play Space

We are installing a new play space outside Rooms 23 and 25. Thank you to everyone who supports all our fundraising events without your support projects like these wouldn’t go ahead. This project will start once the canopy is fully installed. To view an explanation of this project click here.

KERI

KERI is our school mascot who is the guardian of our school. KERI is a karearea and the karearea was chosen because it was our Year 7/8 intermediate team name. Also it is a strong and resilient bird whose prowess is clearly recognised.

Like the karearea, we want our learners to take their learning to new heights. We want them to take risks in their learning and constantly push their boundaries exploring their learning world. We want them to try new challenges and share their growing learning power.

Our Team Names Meaning

The choice of Te Ohanga (The Nest), Kiwi, Pukeko, Tui as our team name fits with our school motto – Learn to Journey – Journey to Learn, Ako ki te Haere – Haere ki te Ako, from our fledgling learners through to our learners who push the boundaries of their learning.

Team Te Ohanga

A nest provides those that live in it all that they require to survive; food, warmth and shelter. It is a place to be nurtured and loved.

Our nest for the Year 0 and 1’s is the starting place for all our learners to begin their learning journey. Everyone starts in the nest needing similar requirements to help them grow and become independent. The Nest nurtures our students and makes them have a love for coming to school, a love for learning, and realise that school is a place to have fun. ​

Team Kiwi

The kiwi is well grounded searching through the undergrowth for their food, ideally adapted to suit their environment. While they do not use their wings they are still there ready to use should the need arise. 

Our young learners are like this, fossicking amongst all that is to be learned, absorbed and adapted to suit the environment and each individual.

Team Pukeko

The pukeko is a bird that takes ownership of its world, engaging in short bursts of flight. The pukeko is eternally inquisitive, wanting to know everything that goes on about it.

Our Year 3 and 4 learners are like this – taking those bursts into learning, retracing their steps, seeking clarity and beginning to really push those boundaries of  learning.

Team Tui

The tui is a striking bird who is no longer a ground dweller but seeks to explore the tree tops. The tui is one of the early birds to announce its presence and sing with great skill and delight.

Our young people in Team Tui are like these birds. They are flexing their learning muscles, enjoying life and take their learning into the wider world. They embrace life and learning.

The Resilience Project

We are pleased to have The Resilience Project’s wellbeing curriculum in our classrooms this year. The Resilience Project delivers emotionally engaging programs and provides evidence-based, practical strategies to build resilience. As part of the programme students will take part in weekly lessons and will receive their own journal/workbook.

Kelly Club is kindly subsidising the cost for our students. The $10 fee goes towards the cost of the journal for your child. If you are interested in finding out more about the programme visit https://theresilienceproject.org.nz/

The Resilience Project is a schoolwide programme from Year 0-6 that provides practical, evidence-based, positive mental health strategies to build resilience and happiness. The programme focuses on three key pillars that have been proven to cultivate positive emotion; Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness (GEM). The programme also has a strong focus on Connection, Purpose, Kindness, Emotional Literacy and Physical Health. As part of the programme children receive a journal that they will use in their weekly lessons.

Digital Presentations

Martin Heppell is the star of the digital presentations. 

Parent/carer presentations – 5 x videos and program information (no login for parents). Click this link to access the parent modules.  https://theresilienceproject.com.au/parent-and-carer-hub/

For a more detailed bio on Martin, please click the following link – https://theresilienceproject.com.au/about/

TRP @ Home helps to connect the GEM principles with our families. 

  • TRP@Home provides families with resources, ideas and activities to practice GEM whilst at home.
  • TRP@Home also includes a blog with articles relating to the GEM and its practice.
  • Take home activities on TRP@Home linked to the classroom lessons. 
  • To visit TRP @ Home https://theresilienceproject.com.au/at-home/

Pink Shirt Day Friday 20 May.

Join us on Friday 20 May 2022 as we Kōrero Mai, Kōrero Atu, Mauri Tū, Mauri Ora – Speak Up, Stand Together, Stop Bullying!

On Friday we will have a mufti day and encourage everyone to wear pink and bring in a gold coin donation to support 

Celebrated annually around the globe, Pink Shirt Day began in Canada in 2007 when two students took a stand against homophobic bullying, after a peer was bullied for wearing a pink shirt. In Aotearoa, Pink Shirt Day works to create schools, workplaces, communities and whānau where everyone feels safe, valued and respected.

Teacher Only Day

The school will be closed on Friday 3 June and Friday 19 August for teacher only days.

Matariki

The school will be closed to celebrate Matariki on Friday 24 June.

Reporting Positive Covid and Household Contacts

Positive Covid

Contact Cameron (cameronlockie@silverdaleprimary.school.nz) use this format:

Child’s Name:

Child’s Room Number:

Date of positive test or first symptoms:

Last Day at School:

No need to test on returning back to school on Day 8.

 

Household Contact

  1. Email classroom teacher
  2. Email Office (office@silverdaleprimary.school.nz)
  3. Test child at Day 3 and Day 7 if both tests are negative and they have no symptoms and they are healthy then they can return to school.

Coming into School

If you are planning on coming into school please wear a mask while you are on site. Thank you.

Information for Parents/Caregivers/Whānau Who Are Coming Into School

Please read these carefully so you are fully aware of our expectations of parents/caregivers/whānau who are coming on site, before school or at pick up time.

Before School

  • We are encouraging parents/caregivers/whānau to drop off their children/tamariki at the gate so they can walk into school on their own.
  • If parents/caregivers/whānau want to drop their children/tamariki off at their classroom they can.
  • All visitors must wear a mask while on school grounds.
  • At orange level parents/caregivers/whānau with their children/tamariki are able to come on-site after the 8.30am bell. 
  • No one will be allowed on site before 8.30am. Please do not send your child to school before 8.30am.
  • At the 8.30am bell parents/caregivers/whānau with their children/tamariki will be allowed on site and they must go straight to their classroom.
  • Parents/caregivers/whānau will only go to their child’s classroom.
  • This time between 8.30am and 8.55am is a great time for your child to show you around the classroom and show you their learning. Teachers use this time to connect and check in with  children/tamariki. This is not a time for an in-depth conversation with your child’s teacher. If you want to discuss your child’s learning more in-depth please book a time with the teacher after school. 
  • Once the 8.55am bell goes we ask that all parents/caregivers/whānau leave the school so that our children/tamariki can begin their learning without distractions.

Pick up Time at School

  • We are encouraging parents/caregivers/whānau to pick up their children/tamariki at the gate so they can walk out of school on their own.
  • If parents/caregivers/whānau want to pick up their children/tamariki in the school grounds they can.
  • All visitors must wear a mask while on school grounds.
  • Parents/caregivers/whānau can come on site from 2.45pm and wait for their children/tamariki on the court or the field. 
  • We ask parents/caregivers/whānau not to come to school before 2.45pm as this causes distractions to the children/tamariki’s learning.
  • Parents/caregivers/whānau please do not wait outside the classroom as this causes distractions to the children/tamariki’s learning.  

If you have any questions please contact Cameron cameronlockie@silverdaleprimary.school.nz

Pick Up and Drop of Students
Scheduled Appointments
If you have a scheduled appointment for your child during school hours please follow these instructions:
1. Email the teacher (all teachers emails are on the School Website) before 8.30am with the time you will be collecting your child.

2. You will pick your child up from the stop, drop, go area.
3. Please stay in the car and the teacher will release your child at the specified time that you have requested.
4. Please call or text this number 0273369199 telling us that you have your child.

Early Pick Up
If you need to pick your child up from school before 3.00pm please follow these instructions:
1. Email the office what time you need to pick up your child. office@silverdaleprimary.school.nz

2. You will pick up your child from the stop, drop, go area.
3. Please stay in your car and call or text this number 0273369199 telling us you are at school.

4. We will send your child to you, please stay in your car.
5. Please call or text this number 0273369199 telling us that you have your child.
Late Drop Off
If you are dropping your child to school late, please do not get out of your car just send your child to their classroom, they do not need to go to the office.

Cameron Lockie
Tumuāki/Principal

An exciting opportunity is coming our way, starting this week, right in our school. North Harbour softball is coming into schools right across north shore and the hibiscus coast offering a fantastic programme coaching the fundamentals of softball to primary school aged children. This course suits all age levels and offers a wide range of skills from basic motor skills, throwing, catching and striking, through to fundament softball skills, hitting off a tee, catching with a softball glove and the rules of the game. Softball is a really fun family orientated sport that can be played from ages U5 right through to senior adult level, as It is modified to tee ball for age groups from U5-U9. This year is an exciting year for softball in NZ, as the Mens World Softball Tournament is being held right here in Albany in November, where there will be some outstanding softball in display, an amazing event to attend and see our mighty Black Sox in action. There is a fantastic club right here on the coast, Hibiscus Coast Softball Club, where children can join a team and practise right here in our own backyard with all games being played at Rosedale Park in Albany, registrations for next season will open in Aug. This is a great opportunity to see if your child will find a new sport that they will love for a lifetime, before the season starts. Also a great opportunity to get kids outdoors and active!!! This course is very reasonably priced at only 60$ for 7 sessions and the children can go straight from class onto the field to join the fun, from 3.15-4pm on Thursdays, for the next 7 weeks. It’s not too late to register, just clink the link on the pdf below. No upfront payment is necessary, just a registration to get started. All the equipment needed will be provided, the children just need to wear comfortable clothing, sports shoes and bring a drink bottle. Have a go!!! I promise you it will be fun!!!

Silverdale School Netball

Our netball season kicked off with a pre-season tournament that 4 of our teams played in. It was an awesome way to start the season and our teams all did super well! We have 80 kids playing this season – 10 teams. Our games start this week. Good luck to all

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Community Notices

Participants can register through Eventbrite  and simply indicate if they’re part of a school, ECE etc. They can then collect rubbish and take it into the Recycling Centre without it needing to be a group clean up.

Facebook link – 

https://bit.ly/3LGtONR

Eventbrite link –

https://bit.ly/37bySuy

If you have any questions please contact 

Sarah coordinator@hibiscuscoastzerowaste.co.nz 

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