Growing Excellence Together Piki ake te tihi ngДЃtahi Newsletter 31 October 2014 Important Notes Things to noteвЂ¦ в–єOct 31 CSMFA night for Avonhead School choir в–єNov 6 Team 1/2 Athletics 9.30am в–єNov 5/6 вЂ� The Girl in Da HoodieвЂ™ в–єNov 7 Team 3/4 Athletics в–єNov 12 Zone Athletics в–єNov 14 Show Day-School Closed в–єNov 21 Nasda performs for school Nau mai haere mai, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Bula Vinaka! What an exciting term it has been already and we have so much planned for the remainder of the year including the Year 5&6 production of вЂ�Girl in Da HoodieвЂ™ which will be performed next week. On Monday I am going to send home an information sheet on the exciting changes we have planned for next year. Please check your childвЂ™s bag as it will be sent home in paper-copy as well as being placed on the website. Congratulations to the following staff who were successful in winning positions for next year (and beyond) at our school. Bruce Rodger Darelle Busfield Lydia Vickers Cindy McKenzie & Nikki Todd Sara Aitken Tessa Shamy Amber Perriam в–єNov 24вЂ“ Dec 5 Team 3 & 4 at Canterbury Swim School Nov 28 Finakl Whanau meeting for the year at 6pm. в–єDec 17 Senior PrizeGiving at 6pm. Team Leader Team member Team member Team members Year 2 Year 1 Year 1 Team member Team member Team member Also, sadly for us but great for Medbury, Alex Devereux has been appointed to Medbury School and we wish Alex well in his new position. Enjoy the weekend. All the best to the senior choir tonight as they perform in the Christchurch SchoolsвЂ™ Music Festival in the вЂ�HorncastleвЂ™ Stadium. Charles Levings Principal Board of Trustees Election в–єNov 21 School Disco в–єNov 24вЂ“ Dec 5 Team 1 at Kings Swim School Year 7/8 Year 7/8 Year 3/4 Year 3/4 Nominations have closed. Expect voting papers in the next week. The School Trustee Election Day is 14 November 2014. Make sure your vote counts. All parents of full-time students who are on the school voting roll can and should vote in the elections. Look for your voting papers in your letterbox and make sure your vote is received by the school no later than noon 14 November 2014. Kind regards Mark Weaver Board Chairperson в–єDec 18 School finishes at 12.30pm Address: 55 Avonhead Road, Christchurch 8042 Phone: 03 348-7361 Contact Us E-Mail: [email protected] Website: http://avonhead.school.nz Awards Students в–ІAwesome students recently awarded certificates for showing Respect and having the Avonhead Attitude in everything they say and do! Well done! в—„Paris Chin of Room 17 National Champion for Stage3 Rhythmic Gymnastics after competing in the National Gymsport Champs in Auckland in October and winning all her events! Look at her in the first photo...what a star! I think you may have a wonderful career ahead of you. Congratulations! Korowai Blessing On the 23rd of October Avonhead School held a special assembly to bless the Korowai, our special taonga, that have been given to us by our wonderful Whanau Group. These two cloaks were made in the North Island by a very talented lady - Mrs Kapene. The cloaks tell our story and will be awarded to two outstanding leaders in our senior Kapa Haka Group each year, who will wear these at the final prize giving. Afterwards the Korowai will take pride of place in our foyer area of the office and entrance area. This is the start of a wonderful journey and a first for Avonhead School. For those who were at the blessing ceremony you know what a special and moving time it was for us all. We would like to say a special thank you to our Whanau Group for their organisation and vision, to ensure these beautiful Korowai are now a part of Avonhead School. Celebrations etc! в–І в—„Team 5/6 would like to thank everyone for their support with our spelling quiz and raffles. We are thrilled with our new chrome books we managed to buy two for each class which is fantastic! Our top Mathmeticians receive their awards!в–ј The Guo children receiving their awards for attaining 100% in the Australasian Maths ProblemSolving Comps.в–ј Celebrating our cultural diversity at the Team 3/4 Diwali Celebration Party!в–є вЂ�Character MattersвЂ™ The link for the Junior Choir (Years 3/4) website is: https://jellybeans.musicteachershelper.com/avonhead-school-junior-choir Community Notices With ex-students from your school currently attending Christ's College, we are pleased to provide details of our upcoming information evening for year 7 boys and parents, on Wednesday 5 November. This is a great opportunity for year 7 families to start thinking about their high school options, with a relaxed and informative 'first look' at Christ's College. Ted Eason from Room 13 is holding a tomato seedling sale from 8.30am this Saturday at Wittys Road. Please come and support local industry!' Red Abyssinian cat found. Please see Kate Morgan in Room 12 for details. вЂ¦ Shane Tainui the resident coach at the Avonhead Tennis Club is offering a free fun tennis session Fri 3.30-4.30pm at the club, Apsley Dr, Crosbie Park. Go to Www.avonheadtennis.co.nz For full details. CHRIST THE KING SCHOOL FAIR- 9 NOVEMBER 12pm UNTIL 4pm Come on down to Christ the King Primary School, 92 Greers Rd, on Sunday 9 November from 12pm until 4pm for our biennial School Fair. We have stalls full of homemade goodies - cakes and baking, preserves, produce, sweets and fudge. We have a fantastic selection of plants and flowers. Check out our craft stall with wonderful gift ideas. Grab a bargain from our books, toys or clothes stalls. There are lots of options for lunch or afternoon tea, with live entertainment, raffles, auctions, and a kids entertainment area. We will see you there!! Clip 'n Climb would like to tell you about our Halloween Spooktacular this Friday October 31st. This will be a frightfully fun event, with sessions for all ages from 4pm. It's a great, safe alternative to trick or treating! Come dressed in costume п‚· Free face-painting п‚· Treats galore! Bookings essential COME CLIMB FOR A SCAREвЂ¦ IF YOU DARE! HereвЂ™s the latest selection of great books and websites from the team at Upper Riccarton Library: HereвЂ™s the latest selection of great books and websites from the team at Upper Riccarton Library: GKR KARATE runs classes in the local area. KARATE is great for everyone aged 5 years and up.Start training and enjoy the benefits of discipline, confidence, self defense and fitness.For more info please call Sharon on 021 030 8376. Upper Riccarton Library's Hot Picks For Kids - October 2014 Previous lists can be found by searching the Christchurch City Libraries catalogue: go to http://christchurchcitylibraries.com select Catalogue at the top of the screen then type in Upper Riccarton Library in the catalogue search box, and select List in the dropdown menu. If you would like any reading suggestions, or help with finding books and resources for your children, just ask the friendly staff Upper Riccarton library. Four school dresses for sale all $10 each and a school jersey. 1 dress size 6 2 dresses size 8 1 dress size 10 Also a school jersey never been worn size 14 $15 Ph Katrina on 021 113 1737 AIR FORCE MUSEUM Holiday Programmes, December 2014 & January 2015 The Air Force Museum is currently taking preliminary bookings for our Holiday Programmes. вЂ�The Christmas Flight MissionвЂ™ is running from the 15th -19th of December and some of the activities include baking, making your own presents & Christmas decorations, summer sports and SantaвЂ™s flight mission! вЂ�WigramвЂ™s InventorsвЂ™. Do you have what it takes to be an inventor? Running from the 19th вЂ“ 23rd and 26th-30th of January 2015. вЂ�WigramвЂ™s InventorsвЂ™ involves some of the following: exploring things that fly, glide and move, invent your own toys that zoom, overcoming obstacles, and explorations. You can book half days, full days or a full week. Our programme is OSCAR-endorsed and our times are from 8:30am-12:30pm ($25) or 8:30am-3:00pm ($35). A full week is $170.00. Bookings are essential, so please contact the Public Programmes team on (03) 343 9504 or visit our website; www.airforcemuseum.co.nz. 5 вЂ“ 8 year old art classes with tutor Kate Morrison. The class starts Monday 10 November. I have a maximum of 5 spaces available and this is a block of four classes running from 3:45 - 5:30pm. The price for this is $70 inclusive of all materials and tutoring. We have a Christmas theme this term - focusing on a Christmas/beach mobile made from natural materials and Christmas ornaments made from bakeable modelling compound. We also have time for painting and drawing! Please contact me as soon as you can if you would like a place for your child. Once you have contacted me on 3517049 or 0221007644 I will send you a confirmation email with the start date, venue and times.