This term the PSG have the following fundraisers planned. In week 4 beginning August 19th families will receive
sponsorship forms and learning sheets for a mathathon. The maths to be learned will be based at your child’s
learning level. Children will have 2 weeks to gather sponsors and learn their maths facts before being tested at
school. They will then have 3 weeks to collect their sponsors’ money and return it to school.
On Monday August 19th we are having a lunchtime sausage sizzle for the students. An order form will be sent
home for families to pre-order their sausages.
At the end of the term children will be doing their art work for calendar sales. These calendars are wonderful
Christmas presents for extended family members and family living overseas.
Further information will be sent out to families before each of these events.
Junior School – Inquiry We are all excited and looking forward to our ‘Trash to Fash’ Wearable Arts Show in Term 4! We have decided to base our inquiry on a NZ theme: Rooms 3 and 4 will be basing their creations around ‘Land’, Rooms 1 and 2 on ‘Sky’ and Rooms 15, 16 and 17 on ‘Sea’. We will be busy practising lots of art skills in the lead up to making our wearable artworks. Look out for communication from your child’s teacher as we will be asking for reusable items to be brought in from home. Senior School - Inquiry Terms 3 & 4 sees us developing our Technology knowledge and skills in the production of a Wearable Arts
Our theme is ‘Colours of New Zealand’ which provides a wide range of contexts for the students to base their
art work on. We will be following the technological process which includes planning the costume, making
informed decisions about materials, construction using new and old skills and reflection on the result leading to
changes and improvements where possible. Communication skills will be needed to deliver the message and
meaning behind their art work. Aspects of our Inquiry will be seen in our Reading programmes where students
will gain knowledge and background about construction in general and Wearable Arts in particular. As well,
students will be learning a range of relevant construction skills through art and craft activities and measurement
skills through maths activities. As you can see, this Inquiry involves putting together skills and knowledge in
many curriculum areas. We look forward to seeing you at our show early in Term 4 to support your children and see the results of their hard work.
In the last week of this term we are celebrating the rich and colourful cultures of our Pasifika children. On Tuesday September 24th our children will be placed in fanau groups for an activity morning of Pasifika arts and
music. We will be asking parents to join us to help with these activities. We will have a special school assembly
towards the end of the week to celebrate the week’s activities. We hope a Tongan dance group being trained
by one of our parents will be performing at the assembly. More information will be sent to families closer to
The next Board meeting is on Monday August 12th at 7pm in the admin block. Parents are welcome to attend
The last day for book club orders will be Friday 23 August. Please place your order and money in a sealed
envelope with your child’s name and class number on it.
Celebration of Manuka Children’s Writing
This week we showcase the writing of the Room 8 students. They have been learning how to use descriptive
words to make their writing more interesting for the reader.
WALT: use descriptive language to create an image in the readers mind.
My Dog and I Last night the sunset shimmered and shone in my eyes. Puffing and huffing, right in front of me, was a cute little hairy dog. My dog! I go in to a new world. My dog and I play a great game of Dog Touch. The grass feels squishy between my toes. I race and race, then I fade. My dog goes off into the starlit night. Tyla Zachan, Room 8 Thunderstorm As I speed along the footpath on my grassy green scooter it starts hammering down with spitting rain. I see bright crashing lightening screech down with intense power as I race for home. As I clamber on the warm, snuggly, toasty couch I feel as snug as a bug in a rug. Suddenly, I hear thunder. BOOM! BOOM! BOOM! It sounds like a meteorite exploding as it hits earth. Quentin Fanene, Room 8
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Children in Action Our Children in Action programme will commence in Week 5 of this term. Enrolment forms and activities on
offer will go out to all the schools by the end of next week. If your child would like to participate please ensure their enrolment is completed in full and returned to the school office by Wednesday 21 August.
Planting Group We are looking for people to help with planting around the school. If you are able to help we would love to
hear from you. Please contact Marilyn or Joanne in the school office on 444 8775. Important Dates to Remember
Linda Munkowits Principal Community Notices 2014 Enrolments at Wairau Intermediate School Wairau Intermediate School will be holding open days during school hours on Wednesday 14 August and Thursday 15 August and open evening on Thursday 15 August from 7 – 8.30 pm. Current Year 6 children and parents/caregivers are invited to visit the school during these times. Information packs including enrolment forms will be available at the open days and evening but can also be obtained by phoning Wairau Intermediate School Office on 410-7805. Enrolments will be accepted any time during school hours from Monday 26 August and until 7pm on the evening of Thursday 29 August. Kumon Boost your child’s reading and comprehension skills or strengthen their ability to solve maths problems with ease. Free trial 15 – 30 August 2013. For more information see the school office for a brochure. 'Have fun learning Guitar or Piano at Manuka Primary Enrol now – contact the Music Education Centre on 444-5654. Allan’s School of Swimming & Lifesaving Teach your kids to swim. We cater for private 1-1 lessons, family groups, adult classes and special needs students. Fully qualified life saving instructors. For more information contact Wayne on 09 483 5416.
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