Monday 17th September, 2018

Tena Koutou Katoa

This is the last newsletter of the term. It has been such a wonderful term with so many amazing opportunities for our students and so much learning going on. We are looking forward to our last two weeks of school and our Celebration of Learning on our last day of school. We welcome all of the community to come along to it. It is on Friday, 28th September at 2pm.

 So much fun at Top Team Challenge!

So much fun at Top Team Challenge!

As you probably know, staff and student wellbeing is very important to us at Omihi. I want to share an incredible resource with you - www.sparklers.org.nz. This has a number of resources, activities and ideas for parents and teachers around our tamariki’s wellbeing. We would love you to have a look.

I am heading up to Auckland for a conference for Beginning Principals for the first 4 days of the holidays and then George and I are heading away to get some sunshine and find some adventures. I look forward to hearing about everyone’s holidays and hope there is some time for you to just relax and enjoy time with your children without the busyness of school activities.

Ngā mihi
Maree Lucas
Principal
principal@omihi.school.nz

School Notices

Principal’s Award
The last Principal’s award went to….Tom Hazeldine!

The Omihi Mega Job
We are looking for a bus driver, cleaner and gardener! Hours are:
Bus driver - 10 hours per week (part time in term 4, then full time in 2019)
Cleaner - 7 hours per week (start 2019)
Gardener - 2 hours per week (start immediately)
This could be one person or three people. If you are interested, please let me know.

 Wonderful learning during Te wiki o te reo Maori.

Wonderful learning during Te wiki o te reo Maori.

Working bee
We are holding a working bee on Saturday 29th September from 9-11am. I will send out a google doc this week so you can put your name down if you are available. If you aren’t available on that day, we are happy for you to come in anytime. We need a good spruce up of the gardens before our new gardener starts.

Kiwisport Day - Tuesday 18th September
Here is the transport info for Tuesday. All parents are very welcome to come along and watch. We are leaving school at 9.45am to Scargill Domain and will be finishing about 1pm. Children need to have their school hat and please apply sunscreen in the morning. We will have some with us as well. The school bus will run as normal.

Greta Valley School Production
Greta Valley School have kindly asked us along to their production dress rehearsal on Wednesday 19th September. Our Year 5-8 children will be going along to this during the day.

Amberley Library and Preschool
On Thursday 20th September the year 0-2 children will be visiting Amberley library and also Little Oaks Preschool. On Friday 21st September year 3-5 children will be visiting the library and visiting Amberley Preschool to share their picture books they have written.

Mindfulness Workshop
The second workshop for staff, parents and community is on Tuesday 25th September from 3.30-5.30pm.

Kapahaka Festival - Year 3-8
We are very excited to be participating in our first Kapahaka Festival with Greta Valley School on Thursday 27th September at 10.20am. We would love support for this in the audience, so if you haven’t got a ticket yet, please send along $5 to school. If you can’t go, maybe a grandparent or friend might like to go. I will send out transport info for this later in the week.

School Photos
School photos will be taken in the morning of the last day of term. There will be a photo of each class and a whole school photo. We will also be getting photos taken in the classes that day of children working to update our website photos. The class and school photos will be for sale at the beginning of term 4.

Dates for 2019
School starts - Tuesday 29th January
School finishes - Friday 13th December

Raffle Prizes
Thank you for the support with this so far! Please send along any raffle prizes to school by the end of term.

Community Notices

Waiau Pig Hunt - 19th, 20th, 21st October. For more information, click here.

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Maree Lucas