Karapiro School

Notices

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2 December 2019 - 2 December 2020

Newsletter Week 8 Term 4 2019

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Week 8 Term 4 2019

Kia ora ki nga whānau me nga hoa o te kura tuatahi o Karapiro. Greetings to all families and friends of Karapiro School. 


Office Manager - Vacancy

Applications have now closed for our Office Manager vacancy. We have had a very high level of interest in the position, receiving 62 applications. We are now working our way through the application process and we will advise you as soon as our process is complete. In the meantime we would like to thank Destiny Thom who has been helping me in the school office, and also Sarah-Jane as she continues to work with me to finalise the end of year school accounts.

Sports @ Karapiro School

Our final Touch Rugby game was played last Friday at St Peters and the final Miniball game for the season is Monday 9 December at Cambridge High School. Thank you to our parents and teachers who work together to provide these sporting opportunities for our students. It has been awesome to see the personal growth and development of our students through their participation in team sports. We look forward to acknowledging students who have improved their game or made valuable contributions to their team at our school Prizegiving on December 12th. 

CAMP 2019 Thank You

Our 2019 CAMP was a huge success and it was a great opportunity to grow for everyone involved.

To our students:    Thank you for having the courage to try new things and to get to know other students at your school. It was wonderful to see our students embrace the concept of tuakana teina and our older students supporting and guiding the younger ones. There were challenges for everyone, each as unique and as individual as you are, and the school staff and I are very proud of what you have achieved.

To our parents:    Thank you for supporting this camp by sending your students along and many of you choosing to come along as well. We literally couldn’t do this type of learning experience without you and we appreciate that many of you gave up valuable time from your busy work and family life to be there. Thank you for your support of the teaching and learning opportunities inherent in this type of experience and for allowing students to find their own way and to choose their challenges. Thank you also to the Karapiro School PTA for easing the financial costs for our families. 

To our teachers:    Thank you for your ongoing support for EOTC (Education Outside the Classroom) events and for your organising and planning that lead up to the camp itself. Once again, Anne, you have organised a learning-focussed school camp with opportunities for all to grow. As with all events of this nature, there was a long lead in to the planning behind the scenes (2 years in this case!) and there is a large amount of liaison and planning that happens along the way. Thank you also to our teachers for giving up time away from your personal lives and families to attend overnight, so that our students can have these opportunities. It is much appreciated.

All families have been emailed a ‘Camp Review’ and we invite your feedback as we review the camp with staff and students. It is important to us to understand what worked well and what we can improve on and we use this information when planning future EOTC events. 





Karapiro School Governance

Robert and Tina-Maree are in regular contact regarding the governance of the school and Robert will give a governance update in the next newsletter.

Education Review Office

Our education review is now complete and we are celebrating a very positive review that acknowledges the great work our school staff have done in lifting student progress and achievement across the school. The review is now being finalised and will be available online once complete. Thank you to everyone involved.

Property - Classroom Upgrade Project

Our Classroom Upgrade project is well underway and Rooms 1 & 2 will be upgraded and our new science lab built. Our project managers, Greenstone Group, are in the process of tendering our project and construction is scheduled to begin in January and is expected to be completed by the end of Term 1. We are hopeful we will be moving into our new space in Term 2. The designers have drafted some colour samples which have just arrived at school and you are welcome to pop into the office and have a look (see below). A reminder that all property project information is available for parents on the school website. 

Book Character Day

On Friday 13 December we are holding our ‘Book Character Day’. This is a fun event where we celebrate literacy and reading and students are invited to come along dressed as their favourite book character. We have a mystery storyteller coming along to entertain us with their passion for children's books and stories. We also have an exciting student-led initiative this year which is a book stall, where there will be pre-loved books available to purchase for 50 cents or $1. All proceeds with go to the local SPCA. If you have any books that you would like to donate to the stall please drop them off at the school office. Thank you.  

Thank You Morning Tea

We extend a warm invitation to all parents and community members who have helped out at Karapiro School over the course of 2019 to our Thank You Morning Tea. We very much appreciate your contributions - no matter how big or small, whether private or public. There are so many of you who help us in so many ways. Please come along and let us say thank you at our Thank You Morning Tea, 10.30am on Friday 13 December, in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Learning Celebration Assembly

You are warmly invited to our next assembly on Friday 6 December which will be co-presented by Room 3 and Room 4. Assembly starts at 2.30pm in the MP Room. 

We are also going to run a special additional assembly on Friday 13 December as we have a number of awards to give out, including ICAS certificates and athletics certificates.  We will also say thank you and farewell to Miss Embling. You are welcome to join us at the slightly earlier start time of 2.15pm. 

Wet and Wild Wednesday!

Starting at 11.00am on Wednesday 18th December, students (in tuakana teina groups led by our senior students), will all be rotating around water based activities such as a water slide, water fights, swimming and a range of team water challenges.  There will be a sausage sizzle on the day (more information to come), and we will have a shared school morning tea with the biscuits and muesli bars left over from camp.  Families are welcome to join us, as long as any extra children are accompanied by an adult.  

Swimming Pool

Thank you Mr Byron Trump who is keeping our school pool sparkling! Our pool is solar heated however students can get cold very quickly when they get out of the pool so teachers will judge on the day as to whether their class will swim. Please send togs and towel every day so that teachers can take that option if possible. Thank you. 

School pool keys are now available to the community for the 2019 season. School families can hire a key for $50 (includes $10 refundable cash bond for key). We invite our local community to hire a key for $70 (includes $10 refundable cash bond for key).

Health & PE Curriculum - Athletics

Congratulations to our students who qualified and attended the Cambridge Interschool Athletics event on Friday at the Vogel Street Athletics Grounds and thank you to our parents for taking them along. We are awaiting the official results from the organisers.

Well done to our junior team for organising a great Junior Athletics Day last week which was well attended by a large group of parents. Thank you so much for coming along! Parents have told us they were impressed with the range of foundation skills the junior students are learning and can see the progression up through the Health & Physical Education curriculum.



Karapiro Christmas Choir

Our school choir is well underway with Ms Turkilsen & Miss Embling, and students are rehearsing with the teachers Thursday lunchtimes. Students will perform at the Cambridge Town Hall at 11am on Tuesday 17 December. There is a permission and transport form coming home with students today. Please send this back to the school office as soon as possible. Thank you. 

The purpose of the Karapiro Christmas Choir is to:

 ·     Foster a love of music and singing

·      An opportunity to learn and know some traditional Christmas carols

·      An opportunity to learn how to perform musical items in front of their family and friends

·      An opportunity to provide a service to their community

·      An opportunity to interact with the older generation in the Cambridge community

2019 Prizegiving

For the first time this year we are combining our sports prizegiving with our end of year prizegiving. For the first time we will acknowledge all sports played by our students (traditionally it has only ever been winter sports that were recognised). We hope you are able to join us at 6.30pm on Thursday 12 December at the Raleigh Street Christan Centre. As usual we will also take the time to farewell our Year 6 leavers and present class awards. We will ask for a gold cold donation on the night to cover the hireage of the venue. Thank you. 

Road Safety 

Since our stakeholder meeting with Tim van de Molen, Karapiro School students and myself have met with local MP’s and journalists for newspaper articles and we have written letters to the Prime Minister. You can read these here We will continue to keep this issue ‘live’ and we will provide links to published articles for our community on our Facebook page. Let’s get some action on road safety!

Update: We are working closely with Philip Coles to have some temporary road signs erected to warn that our location is a high crash zone (Philip is also working on a permanent solution for road signage too). We have a copy of Louise Upston’s road petition for you to sign in the school office or you can visit online by going to Save the Cambridge to Tirau Expressway

Wheels Day Wednesday

This term we are holding our ‘Wheels Day Wednesdays’ in our new car park. Students are invited to bring their wheels for lunch time play in the car park. We section off the driveway and Miss Thatcher supervises their play from 12.30-1pm. Check out the videos on Facebook! Lots of fun but safety first so don’t forget your helmet. 

Music @ Karapiro School

At Karapiro School we understand how beneficial learning to read and play music is for our students. Mrs June McKenzie visits our school for music lessons on Thursdays and Fridays. Please make contact with us if you are interested in your child learning piano, guitar or ukulele with June. We also have access to a drum teacher. Please contact Music House at www.musichouse.co.nz and enrol with our school online. 

School Accounts

Thank you for ensuring your school accounts are now paid to the school office. This supports our office practices as we wind up the school year and our audit processes that are underway. Thank you. 

Karapiro Kids Are Sun Smart Kids

Term 4 ushers in the need for sun hats.  In line with our Sun Smart procedures we require all students to wear sun smart hats (full brim) in Terms 1 and 4 to help protect from UV rays.  This also applies on ’cloudy’ days as UV still affects us through the clouds.  For more information go to sunsmart info.

Calendar

Keep up to date with school events by visiting the Calendar on our school website. A reminder for our families that school finishes for the year at 3pm on Thursday 19th December.

Sharing Student Work...

Room 4 students have been working on alliterative writing. Check out these fun sentences they created together!

Room 4’s Amazing Alliterative writing:

Aylah always eats apples.

Ronja really runs rapidly over the roof.

Long Lucy likes to lick lambs.

Levi’s lovely lamb likes to lick legs! 

Happy Hugo plays with Harley and Hunter. 

Magical Matthew makes marshmallow mice. 

Zachary the zebra zips and zooms on the zipline. 

Darcy the dog likes to dance with dolphins. 

Ellah enjoys eating elephants. 

Nice Nicola needs nests.

Every evening Emmy eats egg toast. 

Interesting Isla likes ice and ice cream. 

Amazing Arizona always eats apples. 


Mason the magical mouse made a movie! 

Georgia goes to get her goat. 

Harley hugs hamburgers and horses. 

Ben bit a burger while biking

Hunter hunts for honey and hamburgers. 

Cordelia cooks cute crimson cupcakes. 

Eli eats eggs and Easter eggs. 

Whaea Faye is fast like fire. 

Mrs Naylor is nice and neat in her nest. 

Staff News

We have received the resignation of Anne Mackey who is moving on from Karapiro School. Anne has made a considerable contribution over her 4 years at the school, as our Deputy Principal and teacher in our senior class. During her time with us her responsibilities have included sports and EOTC and we have increased the number of opportunities available to our students through Anne’s passion for learning outside of the classroom. We are proud of being part of Anne’s journey in education and we know that we have learned and grown together. We wish Anne all the very best going forward and sincerely thank Anne for all that she has done for Karapiro School. 

To all our students, their whaanau and the extended Karapiro School community.  The time has come for me to move on from Karapiro School; I will be finishing up at the end of this term.  I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has worked, learned, and laughed alongside me these past 4 years. Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi he toa takitini - I didn't get here by myself, I got here with the help of others.  Not being someone who enjoys the limelight, at my request, there will be no farewell held for me.  I have asked that I be permitted to say farewell to the students and staff in my own way, in my own time, I thank you for your understanding.   Ngaa mihi nui.  Anne 

Classes for 2020

In 2020 we welcome back Mrs Marilynn Jones who will be teaching our Year 5/6 senior class in Term 1. We also welcome Miss Zara McGuinn to our staff and she will teach our Year 3 & 4 class. We will be relocating classes due to our Classroom Upgrade project. Our plan is to recruit a new deputy principal early in 2020. Mrs Cheryl Naylor will be our acting deputy principal. We will keep the community informed of the process in due course. 

Our staffing plan for Term 1 of 2020 is as follows: 

Principal

Ms Tina-Maree Thatcher



Teacher

Mrs Marilynn Jones

Years 5 & 6

MP Room

Teacher

Miss Zara McGuinn

Years 3 & 4

Room 4

Teacher, SENCO

Ms Tina Turkilsen

Years 1 & 2

Room 3

Teacher, Acting DP

Mrs Cheryl Naylor

New Entrants & Year 1

Room 5

Speech Language Therapist

Mrs Margaret Ng



Learning Support

Whaea Faye Collier



Office Manager

To be advised



After School Care

Miss Destiny Thom



At Karapiro School our staff make decisions around class placement together and we consider a range of factors including social, emotional needs, age and learning needs. We are happy to speak with you if you wish to discuss this with us. Our staffing plan is subject to change and we will make our final decision in mid January before school begins. Construction on our Classroom Upgrade Project is scheduled to begin in January and we expect this to be completed by the end of Term 1. Please see your child’s teacher if you have any queries regarding your child’s class for 2020.

Our doors are always open for you. Please do come in and see us if there is anything you wish to discuss about teaching and learning.


Ngā mihi nui

Tina-Maree & Staff

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6 November 2019 - 6 November 2020

Newsletter Week 4 Term 4 2019

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Week 4 Term 4 2019

Kia ora ki nga whānau me nga hoa o te kura tuatahi o Karapiro. Greetings to all families and friends of Karapiro School. 


Karapiro School Governance

There has been a change of Commissioner for the school. Robert Naumann has replaced Chris Calver who resigned recently. Robert will be at the school as much as he can be for the rest of the term and is happy to meet with the school community as is practicable. He is based in Tauranga.

2019 Prizegiving

For the first time this year we are combining our sports prizegiving with our end of year prizegiving. For the first time we will acknowledge all sports played by our students (traditionally it has only ever been winter sports that were recognised). We hope you are able to join us at 6.30pm on Thursday 12 December at the Raleigh Street Christian Centre. As usual we will also take the time to farewell our Year 6 leavers and present class awards. We will ask for a gold cold donation on the night to cover the hireage of the venue. Thank you. 

If your child has a prizegiving trophy at home could you please return it urgently to school so we can get our 2019 names engraved. Thank you.

Thank You’s & Morning Tea

We extend a warm invitation to all parents and community members who have helped out at Karapiro School over the course of 2019 to our Thank You Morning Tea. We very much appreciate your contributions - no matter how big or small, whether private or public. There are so many of you who help us in so many ways. Please come along and let us say thank you at our Thank You Morning Tea, 10.30am on Friday 13 December, in the Multi-Purpose Room.


Swimming Pool

Mr Byron Trump has our pool sparkling and ready to go. Our pool is now officially open to the community and classes will begin swimming as soon as the weather is warm. Our pool is solar heated however students can get cold very quickly when they get out of the pool so teachers will judge on the day as to whether to swim. Please send togs and towel every day so that teachers can take that option if possible. Thank you. 

School pool keys are now available to the community for the 2019 season. School families can hire a key for $50 (includes $10 refundable cash bond for key). We invite our local community to hire a key for $70 (includes $10 refundable cash bond for key).

Health & PE Curriculum - Athletics

Junior Athletics will be held on 28 November 9.30-10.30am and parents are warmly invited to come along and watch a display of the athletics learning the junior students have undertaken this term. You are welcome to stay on and have morning tea with your child. Students aged 8 years old and over will attend the Rural Athletics Day at the Cambridge Athletics Grounds on Friday. We need your support with helping students on the vortex throw, rest station and moving from activity to activity with groups of students. 

Karapiro Christmas Choir

Our school choir is now underway thanks to Mrs Turkilsen & Miss Embling. Students will rehearse with the teachers Thursday lunchtimes and students will perform at the Cambridge Town Hall at 11am on Tuesday 17 December. 

The purpose of the Karapiro Christmas Choir is to:

·      Foster a love of music and singing

·      An opportunity to learn and know some traditional Christmas carols

·      An opportunity to learn how to perform musical items in front of their family and friends

·      An opportunity to provide a service to their community

·      An opportunity to interact with the older generation in the Cambridge community

Cambridge Lifeskills - Fundraising

A reminder that our Student Council are running a wacky hair/dress up day this Friday to raise money for the fabulous Cambridge Lifeskills Counselling service for Cambridge kids. Your gold coin donation is very welcome.

Also, Cambridge Lifeskills have their final fundraiser for the year coming up. Please email me at principal@karapiro.school.nz for tickets


Learning Celebration Assembly

We have a very busy term ahead with lots of events happening on Fridays (including camp and rural and town athletics!) so this term we will hold assembly in Week 4 Friday 8 November presented by Rm1 & Rm2 (which will include a farewell to Mrs Morkel) and also in Week 8 Friday 6 December presented by Rm 3 & Rm 4. Assembly starts at 2.30pm in the MP Room.  

CAMP 2019

A reminder that all CAMP 2019 information is available for you on our school website. Our Parent Helper Meeting was held at 6pm on Monday 4 November. Please contact Anne Mackey urgently if you were unable to attend anne@karapiro.school.nz to make a time to meet to go over the information. 

Road Safety 

Since our stakeholder meeting with Tim van de Molen, Karapiro School students and myself have met with local MP’s and journalists for newspaper articles and we have written letters to the Prime Minister. You can read these here We will continue to keep this issue ‘live’ and we will provide links to published articles for our community on our Facebook page. Let’s get some action on road safety!

You can find our latest article that appeared on Stuff here

Wheels Day Wednesday

This term we are holding our ‘Wheels Day Wednesdays’ in our new car park. Students are invited to bring their wheels for lunch time play in the car park. We section off the driveway and Miss Thatcher supervises their play from 12.30-1pm. Check out the videos on Facebook! Lots of fun but safety first so don’t forget your helmet. 

Music @ Karapiro School

At Karapiro School we understand how beneficial learning to read and play music is for our students. Mrs June McKenzie visits our school for music lessons on Thursdays and Fridays. Please make contact with us if you are interested in your child learning piano, guitar or ukulele with June. We also have access to a drum teacher. Please contact Music House at www.musichouse.co.nz and enrol with our school online. We are also working on finding a violin teacher so please contact Tina-Maree if you are interested. 

School Accounts

Thank you for ensuring your school accounts are now paid to the school office. This supports our office practices as we wind up the school year and our audit processes that are underway. Thank you. 

Karapiro Kids Are Sun Smart Kids

Term 4 ushers in the need for sun hats.  In line with our Sun Smart procedures we require all students to wear sun smart hats (full brim) in Terms 1 and 4 to help protect from UV rays.  This also applies on ’cloudy’ days as UV still affects us through the clouds.  For more information go to sunsmart info.

Calendar

Keep up to date with school events by visiting the Calendar on our school website. 


Our doors are always open for you. Please do come in and see us if there is anything you wish to discuss about teaching and learning.


Ngā mihi nui

Tina-Maree & Staff

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4 November 2019 - 4 November 2020

Cambridge Lifeskills Fundraiser


1 November 2019 - 1 November 2020

Newsletter Week 3 Term 4 2019

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Week 3, Term 4, 2019

Kia ora ki nga whānau me nga hoa o te kura tuatahi o Karapiro. Greetings to all families and friends of Karapiro School. 

We extend a very warm welcome to Cordelia Zawaideh who has turned 5 and joined the students and Mrs Naylor in Room 4. We welcome you and your family to our school Cordelia. 

Thank You’s & Morning Tea

Thank you to Fix-It Phil our fix-it man for putting up on brand new basketball backboard and goal hoops - these look great! Special thank you also to Mrs Helen Duckworth for arranging for these to be donated to us from the Cambridge Basketball Association - what lucky students we have!

Thank you also to Mr Byron Trump for all the work you have done in preparing our school pool for the new swimming season. Your attendance at the swimming pool compliance course and your time in cleaning the pool and getting the chemical balance perfected is very much appreciated.

Thank you also to our fabulous PTA led by Helen Duckworth for providing a super fun Halloween disco for the students last night. What fun!

We extend a warm invitation to all parents and community members who have helped out at Karapiro School over the course of 2019 to our Thank You Morning Tea. We very much appreciate your contributions - no matter how big or small, whether private or public. There are so many of you who help us in so many ways. Please come along and let us say thank you at our Thank You Morning Tea, 10.30am on Friday 13 December, in the Multi-Purpose Room.

Swimming Pool

Mr Byron Trump has our pool sparkling and ready to go. Our pool is now officially open to the community and classes will begin swimming as soon as the weather is warm. Our pool is solar heated however students can get cold very quickly when they get out of the pool so teachers will judge on the day as to whether to swim. Please send togs and towel every day so that teachers can take that option if possible. Thank you. 

School pool keys are now available to the community for the 2019 season. School families can hire a key for $50 (includes $10 refundable cash bond for key). We invite our local community to hire a key for $70 (includes $10 refundable cash bond for key).

Group Day

Congratulations to Mckayla Trumper for her efforts at Group Day at Te Miro School. It was impressive to see Mckayla’s commitment to her lamb Minty and their great work in the ring despite the cold weather. Mckayla placed 4th in rearing, 4th in leading and 6th in call and follow in her division. Great work Mckayla! 


 

Health & PE Curriculum - Athletics

Junior Athletics will be held on 28 November 9.30-10.30am and parents are warmly invited to come along and watch a display of the athletics learning the junior students have undertaken this term. You are welcome to stay on and have morning tea with your child. Students aged 8 years old and over will attend the Rural Athletics Day at the Cambridge Athletics Grounds on Friday 15th November. We need your support with helping students on the vortex throw, rest station and moving from activity to activity with groups of students. Please respond to the google form that has ben sent home. Thank you. 

Karapiro Christmas Choir

Our school choir is now underway thanks to Mrs Turkilsen & Miss Embling. Students will rehearse with the teachers Thursday lunchtimes and students will perform at the Cambridge Town Hall at 11am on Tuesday 17 December. The purpose of the Karapiro Christmas Choir is to:

·      Foster a love of music and singing

·      An opportunity to learn and know some traditional Christmas carols

·      An opportunity to learn how to perform musical items in front of their family and friends

·      An opportunity to provide a service to their community

·      An opportunity to interact with the older generation in the Cambridge community

Cambridge Lifeskills - Fundraising

On Friday 8 November our Student Council are running the annual ‘WACKY HAIR / DRESS UP DAY’ fundraiser to raise money for this fabulous counselling service. Come to school with wacky hair or in your dress ups and share a gold coin to support this worthy cause. Do you want to know more about Cambridge Lifeskills? Check out their website 

Learning Celebration Assembly

We have a very busy term ahead with lots of events happening on Fridays (including camp and rural and town athletics!) so this term we will hold assembly in Week 4 Friday 8 November presented by Rm1 & Rm2 (which will include a farewell to Mrs Morkel) and also in Week 8 Friday 6 December presented by Rm 3 & Rm 4. Assembly starts at 2.30pm in the MP Room. 

2019 Prizegiving

For the first time this year we are combining our sports prizegiving with our end of year prizegiving. For the first time we will acknowledge all sports played by our students (traditionally it has only ever been winter sports that were recognised). We hope you are able to join us at 6.30pm on Thursday 12 December at the Raleigh Street Christan Centre. As usual we will also take the time to farewell our Year 6 leavers and present class awards. We will ask for a gold cold donation on the night to cover the hireage of the venue. Thank you. 

CAMP 2019

A reminder that all CAMP 2019 information is available for you on our school website. We invite our parent helpers to our Parent Helper Meeting at 6pm on Monday 4 November in Room 1. If you are volunteering as a parent helper at camp it is very important that you attend this meeting as there is essential camp information that we need you to have. If this time and date is not going to work for you due to other commitments, please contact Anne Mackey at anne@karapiro.school.nz to make a time to meet to go over the information. 

Road Safety 

Tim Van de Molen MP recently called a meeting for the purpose of engaging with stakeholders around needs in relation to road safety and traffic management options for this high-volume area (Karapiro Road to Piarere). This meeting was hosted by Karapiro School and was well attended by Karapiro School families. Since the meeting Karapiro School students and myself have met with local MP’s and journalists for newspaper articles and we have written letters to the Prime Minister. You can read these here We will continue to keep this issue ‘live’ and we will provide links to published articles for our community on our Facebook page. Let’s get some action on road safety!


Wheels Day Wednesday

This term we are holding our ‘Wheels Day Wednesdays’ in our new car park. Students are invited to bring their wheels for lunch time play in the car park. We section off the driveway and Miss Thatcher supervises their play from 12.30-1pm. Check out the videos on Facebook! Lots of fun but safety first so don’t forget your helmet. 

Education Review Office

We look forward to welcoming the review team to Karapiro School on 11 November. Our last ERO review was in 2016 and you can find a copy of the report here. Jennifer can be contacted at Jennifer.Costar@ero.govt.nz. If you would like more information about ERO you can visit the ERO Website

Music @ Karapiro School

At Karapiro School we understand how beneficial learning to read and play music is for our students. Mrs June McKenzie visits our school for music lessons on Thursdays and Fridays. Please make contact with us if you are interested in your child learning piano, guitar or ukulele with June. We also have access to a drum teacher. Please contact Music House at www.musichouse.co.nz and enrol with our school online. We are also working on finding a violin teacher so please contact Tina-Maree if you are interested. 

School Accounts

Thank you for ensuring your school accounts are now paid to the school office. This supports our office practices as we wind up the school year and our audit processes that are underway. Thank you. 

Karapiro Kids Are Sun Smart Kids

Term 4 ushers in the need for sun hats.  In line with our Sun Smart procedures we require all students to wear sun smart hats (full brim) in Terms 1 and 4 to help protect from UV rays.  This also applies on ’cloudy’ days as UV still affects us through the clouds.  For more information go to sunsmart info.

Calendar

Keep up to date with school events by visiting the Calendar on our school website. 


Our doors are always open for you. Please do come in and see us if there is anything you wish to discuss about teaching and learning.


Ngā mihi nui

Tina-Maree & Staff

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30 October 2019 - 30 October 2020

Karapiro School writes to the Prime Minister









1 November 2019 - 1 November 2020

A date for your 2020 planner...

1 November 2019 - 1 November 2020

Cambridge Junior Cricket



18 October 2019 - 18 October 2020

Newsletter Week 1 Term 4 2019


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Week 1, Term 4, 2019

Kia ora ki nga whānau me nga hoa o te kura tuatahi o Karapiro. Greetings to all families and friends of Karapiro School. 

We extend a very warm welcome to the following students who have joined our school: Maraea has joined Room 2, Harley has joined Room 4, Jacob has joined Room 3 and Ronja is our newest new entrant and she has joined Room 4.



Road Safety - Stakeholder Meeting - Monday 21 October 2019

Tim Van der Molen MP has called a meeting for the purpose of engaging with stakeholders around needs in relation to road safety and traffic management options for this high-volume area (Karapiro Road to Piarere).

There are serious and ongoing safety concerns held by Karapiro School staff and families and because of this we have offered to host the meeting.  It will be held at Karapiro School in the multi-purpose room (MP Room) starting at 2pm on Monday 21 October. We know that road safety around our school is an important issue for our staff and families and we strongly urge you to attend if you are able to. This is an issue that affects each of us on a daily basis and this is an important opportunity for our voices to be heard.   

A number of other stakeholders and community representatives will also be in attendance and the focus is intended to be on solutions for the best outcomes for our local needs. Due to the number of people attending all car parking is to be at the Karapiro Hall. Please park there and walk across to the MP Room.

If you wish to attend, it is important that you please RSVP at principal@karapiro.school.nz  before 9.30am Monday 21st October.

Wheels Day Wednesday

This term we are holding our ‘Wheels Day Wednesdays’ in our new car park. Students are invited to bring their wheels for lunch time play in the car park. We will section off the driveway and an adult will supervise their play from 12.30-1pm. We tested it out yesterday with a few senior students - check out the videos on Facebook! Lots of fun but safety first so don’t forget your helmet. 

Education Review Office

Our education review will be completed later this term by Jennifer Costar and Alison Harlow from the Education Review Office. Our last ERO review was in 2016 and you can find a copy of the report here.  Jennifer can be contacted at Jennifer.Costar@ero.govt.nz. If you would like more information about ERO you can visit the ERO Website

Board Meeting

Due to unforeseen circumstances our Board meeting, scheduled for next week, has been postponed until further notice.

2019 Ag Day

Our annual Ag Day was a huge success and we have enjoyed so much positive feedback. Thank you very much to the many hands that got the day off the ground and made is so successful for our students.  Group Day is run by Te Miro School this year and will be held next Thursday 24 October (and we have a sneaky feeling that it is Karapiro School’s turn to run it next year!) All the best to our students and their animals who are competing next week at Group Day.

We have received some wonderful feedback on the creativity and imagination of our students' work in the range of competitions they entered: photography, sketches, rock pets, sand saucers, vegetable animals, aqua jars, novelty gardens and scarecrows. This year we had an impressive range of scarecrows! If you would like to enter your scarecrows in the Hamilton Gardens competition on 3 November 2019, check out their entry form here

Congratulations to our students who received awards. If you received a trophy could you please hand it into the office as soon as possible so we can arrange to have your names engraved.  We would also like to thank the big group of people who made our Ag Day possible and a great day for our students and their families. 

Thank you to the following sponsors & supporters of the Karapiro School 2019 Ag Day:

ASB Bank - Phillipa, Amy & Renee

Whitehall Fruitpackers

Cambridge Vets

The fabulous Karapiro School PTA

FMG

Karapiro families

Totalspan

Cambridge Kindergarten

Leamington Kindergarten

The Boatshed Cafe

Matt Seavill @ Cambridge Real Estate

Kelvin @ Cambridge Vets


Karapiro School past students

Animal Judges - Kevin & Jan Roigard and  

David Findlay

The awesome Karapiro School

staff

Photography - Ella Bailey

Photography - Jake Bailey, Savjah Sunnex and Gabriel Roberts

Guest Judge for children’s work - 

June McKenzie

Karapiro Student helpers

Lemonade Stand - Cole & Maraea



Every year we try to improve on the previous year and we appreciate all the people who stepped up and chipped in and made it a special day. As with every event we run, we always review it to understand what went well and what we can improve. We are happy to take your feedback and suggestions for Ag Day 2020, so please send it through.

CAMP 2019

A reminder that all CAMP 2019 information is available for you on our school website. We have a number of forms flying around as we plan for transport and accommodation. You can imagine the organisation that takes place at our end and we appreciate receiving the paperwork back from you in a timely fashion. Thanks for your help with this. 

Music @ Karapiro School

At Karapiro School we understand how beneficial learning to read and play music is for our students. Mrs June McKenzie visits our school for music lessons on Thursdays and Fridays. Please make contact with us if you are interested in your child learning piano, guitar or ukulele with June. We also have access to a drum teacher. Please contact Music House at www.musichouse.co.nz and enrol with our school online. We are also working on finding a violin teacher so please contact Tina-Maree if you are interested. 

PTA - Calendar Art 

Our PTA, along with our teachers, are once again providing you with an opportunity to purchase items with some of your child’s art work or a photo on. Artwork is available to view in your child's classroom. 

Karapiro Kids Are Sun Smart Kids

Term 4 ushers in the need for sun hats.  In line with our Sun Smart procedures we require all students to wear sun smart hats (full brim) in Terms 1 and 4 to help protect from UV rays.  This also applies on ’cloudy’ days as UV still affects us through the clouds.  For more information go to sunsmart info.

Calendar

Keep up to date with school events by visiting the Calendar on our school website. 

Principal Awards

Congratulations to Damian and Iden who were presented with special principal awards on the last day of term 3.  These two students have worked very hard to earn these certificates and we are all very, very proud of their progress & achievement. Well done!

Staff News

Mrs Morkel is moving on from her position at Karapiro School to take up an exciting and new opportunity that has come her way. While we are very sorry to see Sarah-Jane moving on (and we are missing her already!) we are very proud of ‘growing together’ and excited to see this new development come her way. Sarah-Jane has provided administrative support for over 2 1/2 years and in this time has covered off a massive range of tasks (some of them not even in her job description!) We are so appreciative of all her work and grateful that we have had this time together. There will be more information at a later date on how we will say thank you and farewell. 

Our doors are always open for you. Please do come in and see us if there is anything you wish to discuss about teaching and learning.


Ngā mihi nui

Tina-Maree & Staff

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21 October

Meeting with Tim vd Molen re Road Safety at 2.00 pm

24 October

Group Day – Te Miro School

28 October

Labour Day – no school

8 November

Cambridge Lifeskills Fundraiser

15 November

Rural Schools Athletics

29 November

Town Schools Athletics

18–22 November

School Camp – Taupo

13 December

Thank you morning tea




Notices from the last month: