Windy Ridge School Newsletter
August 31st 2016
Term 3 Week 6
School Bank Account: ASB 12 3072 033 4812 00
PTA Bank Account: ASB 12 3072 038 4799 00
Hello, Hola a todos, Kumusta, Annyeonghaseyo, Ni Hao, Konichiwa, Namaste, Zdravstvuyte, Ciao, Hallo, Bonjour, Salut, Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Kia Ora Koutou
News from the Principal
Last week we had two teams of four students represent us at the EPro8 Technology Challenge at Glenfield Intermediate. The teams had to complete a series of challenges by designing and constructing using a range of simple machines and equipment: wheels, pulleys, weights, screws, switches etc. We were very impressed with our two teams who represented the school extremely well, finishing 3rd and 5th out of 12 teams. The 3rd placed team ‘ the Phoenix Brothers ‘ will now go to the regional finals. This is the first time we have competed in an event like this, and given how much fun everyone had, we will certainly do it again!
Well done to both teams: ‘The Eeveenators’: Ally, Harmony, Joshua, Chase B and ‘The Phoenix Brothers’: Chase S, Tyler, JP and Jake.
Teachers Union Meeting to discuss the Funding Review – FRIDAY 9 SEPTEMBER
An important notice is coming home tonight regarding the Union meeting next week. We need EVERY CHILD to return a slip indicating whether they will be leaving at 12.30pm or staying until 3pm. Please look in schoolbags for this bright green notice.
JUNIOR SWIMMING – The Glenfield Pools is unable to accommodate any change to the programme, so unfortunately the swimming session that week will be cancelled. Once they have confirmed their decision about fees, we will let you know.
School Notices are available on the school website.
- Attendance – Please ensure that your children arrive at school on time and that we are aware of their absence by 9.00am each day. We do follow up lateness and absence as we are required to report on both to the Ministry of Education and the Board of Trustees.
- Banking day is Thursday – please send ASB envelopes to the office.
- Ez Lunch available all days of the week now. Please go to ezlunch.co.nz to register and order. More information available at the office.
- PTA Facebook – Information about our fabulous PTA is available online on Facebook. Search ‘Windy Ridge School PTA’ for the page and join up for updates and information about events and news.
- WINDY RIDGE PARENTS Facebook – We have a closed Facebook page for Windy Ridge parents – you need to request to be part of this page. Search – Windy Ridge Parents. It is a valuable page for reminders, information, and general WRS ‘stuff’.
- Parking: Parents please remember that our car parks are not available for parent pick ups and drop offs as they are for staff and disability parking only. Also remember that when you are parking in Valley View Road there are signs limiting parking between 8.45-9.15am and 2.45-3.15pm. Please park outside the designated area or be aware that this is a ticketable traffic offence.
Term dates and Upcoming Events
School Terms 2016
Term 3 Monday 25th July – Friday 23rd September
Term 4 Monday 10th October – Wednesday 14th December
School holidays during the term: Labour Day – Mon 24 Oct
Early close – Sept 9th – school closing at 12.30 pm to accommodate teachers union meeting.
DISCO – Friday 2 September – 6-8pm – Olympic Theme
Come along dressed up as your favourite athlete, your favourite sport or your favourite country! Tickets available from the office.
WORKING BEE – Saturday 17 September
We are holding a working bee at the site where the junior playground will be placed. We want to clear plants, take out the chatter box and the wooden stage. It will be held from 10am-till finished. We would like you to bring along gardening gear, wheel barrows, hammers, spades etc! More hands make light work so if you can help out please let Amanda Soper know by adding your name to the list in the office or emailing PTA@windyridge.school.nz.
Tickets are on sale now. You would have received a flyer with information about the movie and also how you can purchase a ticket. It’s on Sunday 18th September at 1.45pm at Hoyts Wairau to see the movie, before it’s even out to the public, A SECRET LIFE OF PETS!! It’s going to be an awesome event to bring family and friends to. Get your tickets quick as there are limited spaces.
Northcote Softball Open Day – Northcote Softball
Glenfield Intermediate Enrolment Dates Advert
Edventure 3-Day Outdoors Holiday Camp
Fishing, sailing, kayaking, gold mining, horse riding, tramping, camping, and more, this action filled 3-Day camp is designed to give kids 8-14 the best possible experience these holidays. $345, OSCAR, multiple pick up/drop off points. visit www.edventure.co.nz to enrol or for more info.