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Windy Ridge School Newsletter

19 September 2018

Term 3  Week 9

www.windyridge.school.nz

School Bank Account:  ASB 12 3072 033 4812 00

PTA Bank Account:   ASB 12 3072 038 4799 00

KINDO: online school shop (click on KINDO to register)

Respect, Resilience, Kindness, Integrity

Hello, Kamusta, Hola a todos, Kumusta, Annyeonghaseyo, Ni Hao, Konichiwa, Namaste, Zdravstvuyte, Ciao, Cześć, Hallo, Bonjour, Salut, Fakalofa Lahi Atu, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana,  Kia Ora Koutou

News from the Principal 

                  Nga mihi nui, Tena koutou, tena koutou, tena koutou katoa
Playground Blessing 
We invite you to join us on MONDAY next week at 5.30am for a traditional Maori blessing of the new playground, to acknowledge all the very hard work and planning that has gone on over the last 4 years to get us to this point.  This will be followed by a breakfast 6.30am.  We will be holding a formal opening ceremony for the whole school at 9am, everyone is welcome.
Team Tui Camp – Reports from camp was that they had a fabulous time , that the weather was very cooperative and that the children had plenty of opportunities to practice resilience and feel proud of their successes.  Further sharing next week.
Upcoming Events and Trips
**** School Notices are available on the school website. ****
  • Team Fantail Trip – On Wednesday 26th September the Fantail’s will be visiting The Pumphouse to watch a performance of Badjelly the Witch. PumpHouse Theatre Trip
  • Assemblies for this term:  Week 10 – 28th September, Inquiry presentations.  Assembly starts at 9.45am, prior to this we have a coffee and chat for parents in the staffroom from 9am with our Principal Brenda McPherson and Board Chairperson Caroline Hudson.
  • Team Falcon Swimming – The Falcon students will now be participating in swimming lessons in term 4 due to the closure of the Glenfield Pools next term.  Please see the updated notice with the changes. Updated Falcon Swimming Notice
  • Team Pukeko Term 3 Newsletter – 2018 Term III Newsletter
  • Softball Competition – We are looking for students who are interested in participating in an upcoming softball tournament in October for Yr 5/6 & November for Yr 3/4.  Softball Tournament Yr 3-6  Could you please get your permission slips in ASAP especially for the year 5/6 team. He will hold another session the week of Sept 24th for any children interested.
  • PhotoLife – On the 1st November in week 3 of next term we will be having class and individual photos taken, each student will receive a notice with their individual shoot key which can be used to access the photos online with a option to purchase them.
Reminders
  • Sports Uniforms – Please return all uniforms to the office this week.
  • Lost Property – Please check the lost property box it is now over flowing with items, we will be clearing it out in the holidays and sending any left over clothing to the Hospice Shop.
  • FunRun –  Thanks to everyone for supporting this fundraiser, we expect the prizes to be delivered in week 1 of term 4.
  • Ezlunch – We have an online lunch order system available for students, to register and order follow this link www.ezlunch.co.nz/schools, for the Term 3 menu Ezlunch T3 Menu
  • Pasifika & Kapa Haka Groups –  Junior Kapa Haka is held every Wednesday lunchtime from 1pm with Ms Bendall, this is for all year 0 to 2 students, year 3 to 6 students is on Friday afternoons from 1.00pm to 2.00pm.  The Pasifika group for all years is on every Wednesday afternoon from 2pm to 3pm.
  • Chess Club – every Monday lunchtime in Room 4 with Miss Ford, all welcome
  • School Donation – Thank you to all our families who have made their donation, these are not compulsory but help support the school and are tax deductible. School Donation 2018
  • Donation Receipts – Kindo is now sending out the receipts you need to claim the tax back on your school donation. If you pay your donation now through Kindo, you will receive a PDF attachment to your normal Kindo emailed receipt – please print this and hold on to it for your tax return.  Kindo will also be sending out receipts for those of you who have paid a School Donation via myKindo prior to now – please look out for this. Shortly you will also be able to access copies of these from your myKindo online account (on the ‘my orders’ page). To pay your donation now, you can use our Kindo link below…Login https://shop.tgcl.co.nz/shop/user_home.shtml?session=false&shop=Windy%20Ridge%20School or create a new account https://shop.tgcl.co.nz/shop/handshake.shtml?&shop=Windy%20Ridge%20School
  • Regular Happenings & Groups Term 3 – We have updated this form with some recent day and time changes –                                                               Regular Happenings and Groups – Term 3
  • Ideas for Home Learning – At our recent Meet the Teacher evening we shared some homework suggestions, copies are also available from the office.  Ideas for Home Learning
  • Parking – We have begun the year with a higher than normal number of parents dropping off and/or picking their children up from school.  This has led to heavy demand for parking spaces and some crazier than usual maneuvers. Please respect the rules of the road (including the 40km speed limit) and restrictions on parking (including the 10 min parking zone out the front, no parking between the signs out the back and NO parking in the school car parks).
    Of course, in line with our Travelwise policy, we promote our students (especially from Year 3 up) walking to school.  We have four Walking School Buses and children who live further from school can be dropped off a distance from the school so that they can complete their journey to school by foot.  Our Travelwise Students will be promoting active, safe travel to school over the term.
  • Head Lice – Unfortunately these are very common in the community, please check your child’s hair regularly.  We have attached the link to the Ministry of Education parent information website with more information. https://parents.education.govt.nz/primary-school/wellbeing/head-lice/
  • Attendance – Please ensure that your children arrive at school on time and that we are aware of their absence by 9.00am each day.  You can either telephone the office and leave an absence message or go online to the school website and use the Report an absence tab.  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.  If you are planning a holiday in term time please advise your child’s teacher and the office.
  • Lost Property – please see the Lost Property box on the hall deck for any lost items, please remember to name all clothing and hats.
  • WINDY RIDGE PARENTS Facebook – We have a closed Facebook page for Windy Ridge parents – you need to request to be part of this page.  It is a valuable page for reminders, information, and general WRS ‘stuff.  https://www.facebook.com/groups/windyridgeparents/
  • School Library – The library will be open from 8.30am to 8.55am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings and during lunchtime.  The students will also get to visit once a week with their classes.
  • Music Lessons – John Casson from MusiqHub is now offering music lessons in Guitar & Ukulele at our school starting from next Monday 26th March from 9.30am, see the attached notice for more information. John Casson Flyer

 

Term dates 

School Terms 2018

Term 1     Thursday 1 February – Friday 13 April

                    WAITANGI DAY – Tuesday 6/02

                   EASTER: Friday 30/03 – Tuesday 3/04

Term 2     Monday 30/04 – Friday 6/07

                   Queens Birthday: Monday 4/06 (School Closed)

Term 3     Monday 23/07 – Friday 28/09

Term 4     Monday 15/10 –  Monday 17/12 at 12.30pm

                    LABOUR DAY – Monday 22/10 (School Closed)

School Terms 2019

Term 1    Monday 4/02 – Friday 12/04

               

PTA News 

  • Calendar Art – All of the students are busy creating their artwork for this fundraiser, samples of the calendar, cards, mouse pad, diary and sketch can be viewed in the office.  KidsArtWorks Order Form Please return your order by Wednesday 26th September.
  • Quiz Night – Friday 26th October
  • PTA Chocolate Fundraiser –  We still have a few families yet to bring in their money, we would like to close this project by the end of the term.
Community News
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Glenfield Intermediate are still taking enrolments for next year,
see the attached prospectus for an enrolment form.
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Welcome to the Home of Kids Party Entertainment. 

At Party At Yours we love to entertain your children with our super fun, innovative party ideas and

activities to suit birthday boys and girls of all ages.  www.partyatyours.co.nz   

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The Great thing with Softball starting means the Sun and warm weather is on the way…

 Northcote Softball Registrations are Open.

So dust off your Glove and get ready to hit bombs this summer at the Northcote Softball Club. This summer will be one of the biggest with great domestic and international events planned. So all new people welcome, all ages, all levels of teams available.

Rego link 

o   http://www.sporty.co.nz/…/REGISTER…/Registration-Form-201819

o   Link https://www.facebook.com/events/741559662855857/

7thSunday Oct10amGirls Only Have a Go Day

o   Link https://www.facebook.com/events/2151167021823425/

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YOU CAN TAKE YOUR USED SOFT PLASTIC BAGS AND WRAPPERS TO

PARTICIPATING SUPERMARKETS AND SHOPS>>

Last year Kiwis dropped off over 365 Tonnes of soft plastic bags for recycling. That’s a massive 91 million bags. Recycling soft plastic is something you can do. Look out for the green and white soft plastic recycling bin like the one in the image.

The Love NZ Soft Plastic Recycling Scheme website tells you all about plastic bag recycling and plastic wrap recycling, and how to recycle grocery bags and recycle bubble wrap.

https://www.recycling.kiwi.nz/solutions/soft-plastics

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Maker Camp at Northcross Intermediate technology department in the term 3 holidays, 1 October to 4 October.

What is a Makerspace?

A Makerspace is a learning environment where students can explore their ideas and passions through construction.  They learn by doing, by tinkering, by experimenting, by wondering, by making. In short a Makerspace is an interdisciplinary wonderland of inquiry for students. Making is designed to be hard fun, interactive, collaborative, whimsical and whacky. Our project for the Maker Camp is to allow children to become experts in areas they never knew they were, through exploring and combining the worlds of physical and digital making. Maker Camp Brochure

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Birkenhead City Cricket Club  registration are open for the cricket season 2018-19. If interested you can either register online or can visit BCCC for
in person registration. For online registration please visit http://www.birkenheadcricket.co.nz/registration/ . In person registration
are on 22nd Sept(9:30-12pm), 26th Sept5-7pm) and 29th Sept(9:30-12pm) at BCCC clubrooms.

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October Holiday Camps – Early drop off and late pick up options are also available:

Camp 1:1 & 2 Oct from $105 (Yr 1-3) 9.00am – 2.30pm

Camp 2: 3-5 Oct from $140 (Yr 4-6) 9.00am – 2.30pm

Camp 3: 8 & 9 Oct from $105 (Yr 1-7) 12.30pm – 5.30pm

Camp 4: 10-12 Oct from $140 (Yr 4-8) 9.00am – 2.30pm

All bookings can be made through www.juniorbreakers.basketball

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SUSO - Auckland

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School Holiday Computer Classes:

Classes for ages 5 – 15 in Minecraft, Learn to Code in Scratch, Python or Java, Create 3D Games, Web Design, Video Editing, Build a PC and if young, the Discovery Computer Class.  For further information call 488-0787or visit www.grandtraining.co.nz.

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http://www.eliettesmusicacademy.com 

October Holiday Programmes

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HSP Orewa Spring 2018

We’re also taking bookings for our school Surfing Education programmes during term 1, 2 & 4.
  • Surfing Days for Primary and Intermediate Schools.  Increase ‘beach safety’ awareness for children through experiencing the enjoyment of learning how to surf giving them the confidence to be active and have fun in the ocean. To educate and encourage children that surfing is for everyone regardless of size, skill and ability.

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Edventure Survivor Camp Oct 1st-5th
Awesome outdoor activities, rock climbing, archery, bush walks and bush survival skills.
Based at Aongatete lodge with pick up/drop off points in Hamilton, AKL and BOP.
OSCAR available 8-14 yr olds   $495
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Explore the magic of theatre and develop teamwork, social skills, self-esteem and confidence at The PumpHouse After School Drama programme. Using a variety of drama games, movement, improvisation, mime and speech, young people develop the knowledge, confidence and thinking skills of those with an interest in drama and performance arts – and …  https://pumphouse.co.nz/whats-on/show/after-school-drama-programme/

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SPRING HOLIDAY FUN!!

We are running SIX AWESOME FUN FILLED DAYS OF PERFORMANCE over the holiday break and you don’t want to miss out.
Grab all your friends, cousins, and the kids next door and come and spend the day with us. Our Holiday Days are packed with your favourite games and activities to keep your brain buzzing with performance opportunities. Your voices will be loud and your smile will be huge! We cater for all ages from 5 years to young adults. You’ll be grouped with kids the same age and you will have a blast!

  • The cost is $55 but you can get the  day for only $40 with our BRING A BUDDY PROMO…two of you can come for $80! 
  • All days run from 9am – 4pm. Wear comfortable clothes. Children will not be taken off site. Pack lunch, morning and afternoon snacks and a drink.

Click the Holiday Day closest to you for more info & to book – these days quickly fill up so make sure you book today!

Monday 1st October MILFORD SCHOOL NORTH SHORE

Tuesday 2nd October RED BEACH SCHOOL WHANGAPARAOA

Wednesday 3rd October KINGS SCHOOL REMUERA

Thursday 4th October PINEHURST SCHOOL ALBANY NORTH SHORE

Thursday 4th October KINGSWAY SCHOOL SILVERDALE

Friday 5th October KINGS SCHOOL REMUERA

You will LOVE these Holiday Days! We inspire Creativity we develop Confidence and we build Character with every session we offer. This is a great opportunity to find out all about our most popular class and get to know what we offer. We look forward to Pforming with you!

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K-pop Flyer

KPOP registration

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Eskdale Reserve and Kauri dieback – How you can help
Hello

We are very saddened at Kaipātiki Project to realise that we have had a local outbreak of Kauri dieback.  As the environment centre of the North Shore we want to make sure our staff, volunteers and all of you who share our goal of protecting kauri habitat know how to prevent this from spreading further. Currently Brunton and the central track is closed for work, and Kaipatiki Local Board will be considering all track closures at their next meeting, so watch this space.

Kauri Park and Muriel Fisher Reserve is closed (Kauri dieback discovered). To view a full list of reserves to avoid Click here. More Information from Auckland Council is here.

Here’s what you can do to help:

1. Respect the no-go areas – stay out of closed reserves or tracks and encourage your friends, whanau, neighbours and colleagues to do the same. We’re working on getting these reopened, but it will take some time.
2. Wherever you go – clean your shoes and paws to a kissable standard BEFORE YOU LEAVE HOME & BETWEEN VISITS TO DIFFERENT RESERVES – it’s far easier to scrub your boots properly at the laundry sink, than trying to balance on one foot at a park entrance.
3. Don’t forget paws – we have been advised that it’s safe to use SteriGENE on our canine friends, which will greatly reduce the risk of spreading disease.
4. We stock detergent here at Kaipātiki Project if you don’t wish to clean your shoes at home.  View Here.
5. Pest Free Kaipātiki are looking for volunteers.  We have set up a Kauri Dieback Task Force to wor with Kaipātiki Local Board and Council staff to prevent disease spreading – across public reserves and private property. Contact Pest Free Kaipatiki.
If you’d like have ideas or want to help in Eskdale Reserve Network, get in touch!
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Be part of the celebrations onFriday 28 September 2018.Register your interest at www.northcoteprimary100.co.nz  
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Mud Monster Mud Rush
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For more information about this program follow this link.
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Plunket’s New and Nearly New Sale

15th of September, 2018, 10am – 12pm – Takapuna Primary School Hall.

Looking for sellers! Do you have any 0 -10 year clothing or toys that you are ready to move on?

This is the perfect opportunity to have a spring clean in winter! Clear out the cupboards of things that are no longer being used. Make some extra $$ while supporting  Plunket. To book your table or donate any items to be sold at this event.

Please contact. [email protected]

Beachaven Busy Bees Playgroup is reopening on the 23rd of July.

Residents Association Hall, 336 Rangatira Rd, Beach Haven9.30am – 11.30am

0-5years everyone is welcome.  $3 per family

Please contact. [email protected]

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“North Shore Sport Stacking Club
The North Shore Sport Stacking Club (cup stacking) – has set its meet up dates for the year. The meet ups are held at Bayswater School Hall, 181 Bayswater Avenue, Bayswater and are FREE for anyone, any age (3-60+), wanting to go along and learn to sport stack. Cups, mats and timers are provided for those that don’t have their own sets and free coaching is also given by current members of the NZ Black Stacks team. The dates are as follows:
Sunday 9 September, 2.00pm-4.00pm
Sunday 14 October, 2.00pm-4.00pm
We look forward to seeing you there. This is a fun-filled family afternoon.”
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Yoga workshop for Mums and children
see the website link or attached brochure for more information
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Takapuna & Red Beach Dual Flyer
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Parenting with Pio
Well-loved entertainer Pio Terei shares practical parenting ideas on how to do family life in a way that really ‘clicks’, with a whole lot of heart-felt (and hilarious) stories along the way.Entry is by donation but to book your seat, please email RSVP here.
Thursday, 4 October7.30-9pm
Doors open at 7pm for hot drinks
300 Great South Road, Greenlane
Attention workshop
Join Adrienne Wood, a certified course facilitator with the Neufeld Institute to understand and become more equipped to help children with attention difficulties.
Monday, 29 October8.30am-4.30pm
Parenting Place 300 Great South Road, Greenlane 
For more events coming up, please see our term four calendar.
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Did you know you can now recycle your expired or damaged child car seat?  Around 90% of seat materials are recyclable which is great news for the environment, and keeping expired car seats out of circulation is good for child safety. SeatSmart accepts any brand of capsule, booster or reversible car seat (no polystyrene boosters) for a small fee of $10 (RRP). For collection site details visit www.SeatSmart.co.nz. You can also like us on Facebook (SeatSmartNZ).
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Auckland Live Kids 2018
Friday 9th March to Sunday 23rd December aucklandlive.co.nz
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Parenting Helpline
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Is your child shy? Do they feel intimidated by the idea of public speaking and performance? Do they sometimes find it difficult to make eye contact? Do they just need 45 minutes a week to take part in organised craziness?! It’s not too late to join Marrzipan! We are looking for some awesome students to fill some parts in our play, which we will be performing for parents and their peers at the end of term. Come along to a Trial Lesson and see whether you like it! You can sign up for one directly via our website www.marrzipandrama.co.nz (we have contact numbers on there too, should you prefer to talk to a human!)
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Kaipatiki Community Facilities Trust Sustainable Neighbourhood Project.

Boomerang Bags ` `made in Kaipatiki “ is a community driven initiative tackling plastic pollution at the grassroots level through our KCFT Sustainable Neighbourhood Projects which is supported by the Birkenhead Licensing Trust.   The many dedicated volunteers get together to make re-usable bags using recycled materials as a means to provide a sustainable alternative to plastic bags in Kaipatiki.

To set the scene, of Plastic Free Kaipatiki, we absolutely need your help!   Keen Volunteers needed to help with cutting  and sorting the materials, pinning, ironing, stamping and sewing at the planned sewing bees.
All ages welcome! No experience required – sewers non sewers…….churches, community sites………every one volunteer is exceptional……..if you’re keen please let us know,   or if you  can donate material for this programme…….or other ideas, we welcome contact [email protected]   Let’s see how many sewing bees we can add to the existing  at Bayview Community Centre,   Chartwell Hub and Beach Haven Community House.  Our  two lovely project leads Tracey and Alana……would be keen to hear from you.

The Facebook Page  Boomerang Bags North Shore Auckland https://www.facebook.com/groups/184754688701669/    Thank you.

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