Monday 1st April, 2019

Kia ora whānau

Monty enjoying the 12km bike race!

Monty enjoying the 12km bike race!

A huge thank you to everyone who came along to our Omihi School Farm Race. As well as raising just over $12,000 for our school, it was so special to see all of those people in our kura. We had 290 entries and have had so much positive feedback about our race and our school. We can’t wait for next year!

This week we are part of another event that is very special to me. Some of our students are modelling in the M Factor Fashion Show to raise money for Ronald McDonald House. They also help with the set up the day before. It is wonderful to see them giving back to a charity. I appreciate all of the support we have from the community for this event.

Next week is the last week of term. Eleven weeks is a long term, so I know that everyone will be ready for a break. We hope you enjoy your family time and look forward to seeing you all back in term 2.

Maree Lucas

School Notices

Principal’s Award
Last week’s Principal’s award went to……Jeremy Pennell.

Celebration of Learning Assembly
This Wednesday at 2.30pm is our whole school Celebration of Learning assembly. All children will be sharing their learning from this term. We will also be giving out certificates, as well as our new badges for our senior leaders, librarians and bus wardens. Everyone is welcome.

Year 5-8 Camp
Thanks to Miss Hanna for organising this. This year’s camp is from Wednesday 31st July - Friday 2nd August in Arthurs Pass. We will be catching the train to Arthurs Pass and travelling back by car. I will share the timetable and cost with parents this week. Ingrid is going to send out info about the pie fundraiser in term 2. Anyone who wishes to sell pies will get their fundraising money deducted from the cost of the camp.

Gumboot Up 2019
This Friday is Gumboot Up Mufti Day. Children can wear mufti and their gumboots. Please send along a gold coin donation.

Community Notices

Cottage for Rent
Tidy 4 bedroom cottage in Omihi available for rent. Log burner with wetback. $300 pw, ph Emma, 314 5879.

One of our Mum’s - Emma Powell, is taking part in the Drop For Youth fundraiser for the Graham Dingle Foundation. She is super nervous because she hates heights, however she is doing it for a really good cause. The Graeme Dingle Foundation run school-based programmes working alongside young people in our most vulnerable communities. The proven programmes are sequenced to create a positive vehicle for change for young people aged 5 to 18 years old. Here is her givealittle page if you would like to donate -

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Maree Lucas