In This Week’s Newsletter

  • MIS Orientation Day
  • Beach Education
  • Readers and Journals
  • Wheels Day
  • School Accounts
  • Athletics Results
  • PTA Christmas BBQ
  • Prizegiving
  • School Lunches

Upcoming Dates

  • 3rd December – Year 6 MIS Orientation Day
  • 6th December – Beach Education (Waihi Beach)
  • 7th December – End of Year BBQ
  • 12th December  – Prizegiving
  • 17th December – Last Day of Term 4
  • 4th February – First Day of Term 1, 2019


Welcome to Week 7, the term seems to be flying by, it is hard to believe that it is already December on Saturday! With a little under two weeks left of the term, we still have lots going on here at school.

Morrinsville Intermediate Orientation Day

On Monday the 3rd December all the Year 6 students, who will be attending Morrinsville Intermediate next year, will be attending an orientation ‘day’.  This day typically involves an address from both the Principal and Deputy Principal, before students are placed into their classes for next year. The students get to meet their new teacher, spend some time with them in their classroom, with their new classmates and have a tour of the school.  The day concludes with a performance from current MIS students, and definitely helps to reduce some of the jitters that come from attending a new school. Mrs Hickford will be attending with our Year 6 students for the duration of the visit which will run from 11am – 12:30pm. 

Beach Education – Surf Lifesaving NZ

Next week, Thursday 6th December, we will be attending our biannual Beach Education Session at Waihi Beach.

Beach Ed is a full day surf safety course delivered at the beach by surf lifeguards. Beach Ed is age-appropriate learning for school year levels 1-8 and is delivered at various surf lifesaving clubs for groups. Beach Ed also covers module 8 of Swimming NZ Kiwi Swim Safe Program. Activities on the day may vary depending on conditions.

  • Tour of club
  • Teaching of surf safety rules – number of rules depends on year group
  • Identification of and how to escape a rip current
  • Beach games – relating to a skill to stay safe on the beach including a sand sculpture of a rip current
  • How to set up a beach patrol – reinforces safety messages
  • Water activities – may include mock rescues, bodyboards, channel/hole identification, survival using flotation device.
  • Lifeguard in a rip
  • Sun smart

This is a whole school activity and we therefore will require both parent transport and help on the day.  For the water activities we will require additional adults to be in the water with the teachers, to keep within our ratios.  If you are able to do so please indicate on the permission slip being sent home early week. Please note; the day will still go ahead even if the weather is wet as they have a full wet weather programme.

Readers and Journals

From today there will be no more readers being sent home for homework, as we’ve had the wonderful Kath in this week who has taken on the huge task of re-organising them for us as we sort through all the current readers and have made space for new ones coming in. Please could everyone have a look around at home and return any school books, journals or readers you still may have as soon as possible, thank you.

Wheels Day

Fridays are our wheels day and children are welcome to bring along bikes, scooter and skates on this day provided they have a helmet.  Please ensure you collect your child’s bike at the end of the day. We still have a number of bikes in our shed that need picking up, so if your child is missing theirs, that is probably where it is.

School Accounts

There are a number of accounts that need to be settled before the end of the year. Please take a look at your account and address any outstanding amounts before the end of the term please. Thank you to those families who have kept their accounts up to date, we really appreciate it.

Results from the Rural Schools’ Athletics Day

This year our students enjoyed a huge amount of success at out Rural Athletics, the results are listed below. The events were separated into girls and boys events in age levels:

5 Year Olds – High Jump; 2nd Scarlet, 2nd = Jack. Long Jump; 1st Lola, 3rd Jack, 4th Charlie. Throw; 1st Jack, 2nd Lola, 3rd Charlie. Long distance Run; 1st Scarlet, 1st Jack. Sprint; 2nd Scarlet, 2nd Jack.

6 Year Olds – High Jump; 1st Charlotte, 3rd= Ihaia. Long Jump; 3rd Charlotte. Throw; 2nd Charlotte, 4th = Cole, 4th = Ihaia, 4th Andrea. Long distance Run; 1st Cole, 2nd Charlotte, 3rd Ihaia. Sprint; 1st Cole, 3rd Ihaia, 3rd Charlotte.

7 Year Olds – High Jump; 1st Olin. Long Jump; 1st Daisy, 1st Olin. Throw; 1st Savannah, 1st Olin. Long distance Run; 2nd Olin, 3rd Daisy, 4th Savannah. Sprint; 1st Olin.

8 Year Olds – Throw; 3rd Sally.

9 Year Olds – High Jump; 1st William, 2nd Jade, 4th= Zaiden. Long Jump; 1st= Chase, 4th Jade, 4th William. Throw; 4th Liam. Long distance Run; 1st Jade, 4th= Zaiden. Sprint; 3rd William.

10/11  Year Olds – High Jump; 1st Miller, 3rd Connor. Long Jump; 3rd= Ryley. Throw; 1st Miller. Long distance Run; 2nd Miller. Sprint; 3rd Miller.

PTA Christmas BBQ

Next Friday the 7th December from 5.30pm, will be our end of year PTA Christmas BBQ.  This is a chance to celebrate the year that has been. As part of the evening the children will be running their PrEP market, so this is a great chance to grab some Christmas presents. Could we please have the families of students in Room 2 bring a sweet plate or dessert to share, and the families of Room 1 students please bring a salad. Only 1 plate per family and if you have a child in each Room, you choose what you would like to bring, thank you. The PTA will be supplying sausages, buns and hot chips. There will also be a special visitor. We look forward to seeing you there!


We will be holding our school prize giving at the Morrinsville Theatre on Wednesday 12th December at 7pm. This evening is an opportunity to acknowledge and celebrate our students and the achievements they have reached throughout the year. It usually takes about an hour and we encourage all our families to attend.

School Lunches

This week we will be having sausage and bread $1.50 and Hokey Pokey Squiggle ice-cream cones also $1.50.


Kind regards

Cheryl and staff.

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