Monday 12th March, 2018

Kia ora everyone

It's now only 2 weeks away from our Omihi School Farm Race.  We are very grateful to all the people that have donated prizes for this event.  Also a big thank you to Downer who are providing the Traffic Management for free and a huge thank you to the Croft family for letting us use their amazing farm for the race.  The views really are spectacular.

The last thing we need help with is to get some more entries.  These are coming in a bit faster now, but I know people leave them to the last minute.  If you know of anyone that is talking about entering, please get them to do so sooner rather than later.  This makes our planning a little easier.  We would love to see our community down there on the day to support these participants, even if you aren't doing the race.  The Lions will have a BBQ going, so make sure you have some cash with you.

 The Crofts getting their farm ready for the race.

The Crofts getting their farm ready for the race.

Nga mihi

Maree Lucas
Principal
principal@omihi.school.nz

School Notices

Preschooler morning
We are introducing preschooler mornings once a term.  We invite you to bring in your preschoolers on Tuesday 20th March at 9am.  They will be part of the junior class programme with you and then there will be a morning tea for the parents.  Please share this around.  All children are welcome.  If you would like to come, please email Maree on principal@omihi.school.nz.  We are also looking for a couple of parents to provide morning tea.  If you are able to send in some baking, please let me know.

Sporting Achievements
Congratulations to the following children for their achievements in the past couple of weeks:

Kowai Triathlon:
Jeremy Pennell - 3rd
Alice Barnes - 1st
Maggie Hamilton - 3rd
George Steel - 3rd

Small School Swimming Sports: (Children who came 1st or 2nd will go onto Kowai Swimming Sports)
Freestyle:
Alice Barnes - 1st
Alice Pennell - 1st
Billy Esler - 1st
Tom Hazeldine - 3rd
Jeremy Pennell - 3rd

Backstroke:
Jeremy Pennell - 2nd
Tom Hazeldine - 2nd
Alice Barnes - 1st
Alice Pennell - 1st

Breaststroke:
Alice Barnes - 2nd
Alice Pennell - 1st
Jeremy Pennell - 2nd
Tom Hazeldine - 3rd

Butterfly:
Alice Pennell - 2nd

 Indi, Max, George and Angus - Our Year 8 leaders

Indi, Max, George and Angus - Our Year 8 leaders

Medley:
Jeremy Pennell - 3rd
Alice Barnes - 3rd
Alice Pennell - 1st

Relay:
Year 5/6 team - Jeremy Pennell, Alice Barnes, Billy Esler, Georgie Macefield - 1st

A message from our Year 8 leaders:

A message from our Year 8 leaders:
Hi my name is Indi and I’m a one of the year 8 leaders here at Omihi.  I have moved here this year from Pegasus Bay and I am glad that I did it. I love all sports.  Hi my name is George and I am year 8. I have gone to Omihi my whole schooling life.  I love sports and outdoors.   Hi my name is Max, I have been here at Omihi for 8 years. I love the outdoors, sports and farming.   Hi my name is Angus.  I have been at Omihi for my whole schooling life and I love swimming and cycling.

Part of our leadership roll this year is to organise one fundraiser a term to raise money for charity.

In Term 1 Mrs Lucas is putting on a fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House.  It is a fashion show and the some of the kids here at Omihi are modelling in it.  The year 7 and 8 children are going in on the day to help set up.  There are still tickets available. (Thursday 12th April)

In Term 2 we are having a mufti day for turtlerescue.co.nz.  This will also be a gold coin donation. (Friday 11th May)

In Term 3 we are having a Crazy Day.  Each child has to dress crazy, have their hair crazy and be crazy.  This will be a gold coin donation and we are fundraising for Kidscan. The whole school is participating in this fundraising. (Friday 10th August)

In Term 4 we are fundraising for the SPCA.  Your child has to dress up as their favourite animal and bring a can of animal food - it will be a great day. (Friday 9th November)

As a fundraiser for the school we are also organising a movie night on Friday 25th May.  It is $5 for children to come along and watch a movie in the junior class.  There will also be popcorn they can buy.  Parents will be able to come along and socialise with each other in the senior room.

Thank you from the Year 8s - Indi, Angus, Max and George

ICAS tests
Here is a link to the ICAS tests and the prices.  These are Australian based tests that are optional.  If you would like your child to enter any of them, please email me by Friday 23rd March.  Ruth will then invoice you for the entry fee.

Easter Weekend
School will be closed on Good Friday, Easter Monday and Easter Tuesday.

NZEI Teachers Union Meeting
There is a paid union meeting for teachers on Thursday 22nd March.  There shouldn't be too much disruption to our day.  The teachers are going to go to different meetings throughout the day and I will cover their class when they are gone.

Community Notices

 

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