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TERM1 10th February 2010 Nelson Central School W e e k l y N e

TERM1

10th February

2010

Nelson Central School

W e e k l y

N e w s l e t t e r

Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa te whanau whanui o te Kura Tuatahi o Whakatu – greetings to friends and family of Nelson Central School.

From the Board of Trustees

Library

Val Nilsen

Sports Coordinator

Sheryll McKeage

ICT Officer

Roger Cotton

ICT Teaching Support Tim Jackson

A

warm welcome to all parents and caregivers of children

at

Nelson Central School, particularly to those of you who

are new to the school in 2010.

BOT Community Consultation One of the important roles the Board of Trustees has is to set the educational goals and strategic direction of the school so that every child achieves their potential. The Board has commenced a review of its strategic direction and will shortly be seeking feedback from you on this.

BOT Elections

A reminder also that Board of Trustee elections will occur

on 7 May 2010 with nominations being sought from 15 March. These dates are rolling around quickly. Please take the time to consider being a trustee and using your skills and experience to help shape a positive future for our children.

If you have any queries on the above, please feel free to

give me a call - 545 8010.

Geoff Clark CHAIRPERSON

Management Staff The following people have leadership responsibilities in the school and can be expected to be away from their classrooms during the year as they work to meet the ir responsibilities. We will do all that we can to keep such instances to a minimum.

Principal Deputy Principal Deputy Principal Deputy Principal Syndicate Leaders

Dr Paul Potaka Christine Harrison Dianne Thomson Freya Sonneland Dianne Thomson (Kowhai); Helen Zachariassen (Pohutukawa); Sue McLean (Kahikatea); Freya Sonneland (Totara); and Trina Bennett (Te Pouahi). Choi Fu (Science & Technology)

Curriculum Leaders

Other staff include:

Administration

Secretary

Judy Williams

Finance

Juliette Plank

Our weekly newsletter is kindly sponsored by –

T HE DOCUMENT COMPANY –
T HE DOCUMENT COMPANY

Ph on e 03 548 4972

70 Nile Street, Nelson

Tania O’Meagher Support Staff Brenda Black Donna McKinnon Jenny Quaid Ann Devlin Before School Supervision Jody Nilsen

Caretakers Peter Marshall, John Russell

Reading Recovery

Reading Recovery Release Vacant Choir/Orchestra/Music Tanya Nock

Jean Allan

Music

Bridget Thomson

Drama

Jo Say

Helen Talbot

Children with Special Abilities Jean Allan

Resource Teachers of Learning and Behaviour

Team Leader

Diane Rose Maggie Bielski Tracy Dayman (on leave 2010) Resource Teacher of Literacy Liz Oldridge

Resource Teacher Hearing Impaired Jane K Anderson

Dental Therapists

Esther Ludemann Rosemary Waterson

Classroom Release Time (CRT) As part of their employment agreement, all full time classroom teachers are entitled to CRT of 1 hour per week. There is a school policy on how the CRT system works – you can find it on the school website along with all other policies governing the running of our school.

Zebras on the crossing Last week our Road Patrol team was supported at the school crossing by Nelson City Council Road Safety Staff. The idea behind the action is to alert drivers to the fact that school has opened for the year and they need to take extra care around schools and especially near school crossings. We have new monitors on duty this year and they are putting into practice the skills and procedures they learned during training last year. If you use the crossing please wait and follow their instructions. Already we have had one driver drive through the crossing while the barriers were out!

Name clothing Please ensure that all clothing and footwear your child

E ma il staff@n elson cent ra l.sch ool.nz

Fax 03 548 4 483

Principal: tumuaki @ts.co.nz

Sec retary: secretary@nel soncentral.school.nz

BOT Chairman: Geoff Cl ark 545 8010

W ebsite: www.nel soncentral.school.nz

brings to school has their name on it. At the end of the year we finish up with an enormous quantity of left property. Naming clothing can help to reunite children with their ‘lost’ belongings. If children arrive home without certain items of clothing please visit the lost property bins in Renwick House. As we run out of storage capacity lost/left property will be disposed of.

Contact details During the holidays many of you may have changed addresses or other contact details. Please let us know if that is the case. During the year there are many times when we will need to contact you and it will help the proce ss if we have up to date contact details. Remember too if you would like to receive this newsletter by email - give us your email address!

Our School Can Win at Opera in the Park If your family and friends are going to Nelson Opera in the Park on Saturday February 13 make sure the y drop their free tickets, with our school's name on the back, into the Schools Competition boxes at each entry gate. It gives us a chance to win one of three BioPaints provided $500 sports or art equipment vouchers. One prize is are awarded for the most tickets for a secondary or intermediate school, one for a primary school and a final prize for the school that collects the greatest percentage of tickets based on their roll.

Learn to play brass Nick Sharpe is again offering children an opportunity to learn to play a brass instrument. If your child is interested in learning he/she can pick up an application form at the front office.

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS) – formerly Australian Schools Competitions This year we are again making it possible for children to take part in the ICAS Competitions organized by the Educational Testing Centre at the University of New South Wales. The ICAS competitions are a suite of assessments developed for primary and secondary students to provide diagnostic information about student abilities in core skills areas of the curriculum. Critical thinking, reasoning and problem solving are higher order skills essential for success in school as well as in the wider community. The material presented in the ICAS Competitions reflects this importance, providing the opportunity for students to perform a range of tasks using these and other skills. The Competitions cater for a wide range of student abilities using contexts that stimulate students' interest and engage their attention. The Competitions assess skills relevant to curriculum outcomes at appropriate levels. Reports provide valuable diagnostic information that can be used to assess student strengths and weaknesses and to supplement school reports. Please note: The school will pay for Year 6 students to sit the Science, Mathematics and Computer Skills tests. Please note the timetable below and ensure entries are handed into the office by the due dates. Please use a form available from the school office to ensure we don’t lose your entry of money!

Subject

EAA Closing

Test Date

Results in

Term dates for 2010

Term 1 starts Term 1 finishes Term 2 starts Term 2 finishes Term 3 starts Term 3 finishes Term 4 starts Term 4 finishes

Wednesday 3 February Thursday 1 April

Date

Schools

 
     

Monday 19 April Friday 2 July Monday 19 July Friday 24 September Monday 11 October – Thursday 16 December

Science

Wednesday 12 May 2010

Wednesday 9

N/A

June 2010

Writing

Tuesday 25

Tuesday 22

N/A

May 2010

June 2010

Spelling

Tuesday 25

Tuesday 22

N/A

Public Holidays During Term Time

May 2010

June 2010

Mathematics

Tuesday 20

July 2010

Tuesday 17

August 2010

N/A

Queen's Birthday - 7 June (Monday) Labour Day - 25 October (Monday)

Terms and dates for 2011

English

Friday 1 July

Tuesday 3

N/A

Term 1 starts Term 2 finishes Term 2 starts Term 2 finishes

Monday 7 February Friday 15 April Monday 2 May Friday 15 July

2010

August 2010

Computer

Tuesday 27

Wednesday 25

N/A

Term 3 starts Monday 1 August

Skills

April 2010

May 2010

Term 3 finishes

Friday 7 October

 

Term 4 starts Tuesday 25 October

 

Nelson Athletics

 

Term 4 finishes

Tuesday 20 December

Saxton Field all-weather track Every Thursday 5.30 start 6-14 year olds welcome Costs: $40.00 for Term 1 Contact: Sally ph 5488107

Public Holidays During Term Time Queen’s Birthday 6 June (Monday)

Kids Yoga Yoga is great for kids; it improves co-ordination a nd concentration, develops creativity and imagination, calms, relaxes, and boosts self confidence.

Sessions combine yoga games with stories, postures and relaxation. Fun and laughter with movements and breath. At Maitai School, 93 Tasman Street Call Nikki on 0211 638 549, nikkimcguinness@yahoo.com New 6 week course running from 18 th February. Thursdays 3.45 – 4.30 p.m. $36 for 6 weeks or $7 drop in Suitable for kids aged 2&1/2 – 7rs.

Dr Paul Potaka PRINCIPAL

This will be an awesome event if you like getting dirty. There will be lots of laughing and slipping round in the mud. See the poster on the Sports noticeboard. All welcome - register on the day from 9.30am Ph 03 546 3305 Janice Oliver.

on the day from 9.30am Ph 03 546 3305 Janice Oliver. Girls and Womans Football Week
on the day from 9.30am Ph 03 546 3305 Janice Oliver. Girls and Womans Football Week

Girls and Womans Football Week 15 – 21 st February To celebrate Girls and Womans Football Week various activities will be taking place across the country. Fun Festival - Nelson School 6 years and over Thursday 18 th February

4pm-8pm

Saxton Field, Stoke Closing date for registrations: 16 th February Or contact Nelson Bays Football ph: 547 5600

h February Or contact Nelson Bays Football ph: 547 5600 Registrations due for school sports teams

Registrations due for school sports teams Forms available on sports notice board located between rooms 2 and 3

on sports notice board located between rooms 2 and 3 March 6 - Kids 9-14yr olds

March 6 - Kids 9-14yr olds Training Camp, 9am-noon, Brightwater Centre March 7 - Juniors Skills Clinic, 10am-noon, Tahuna Call or Txt Jace for more info. 021-051-1666 or go to www.tasmanvolleyball.co.nz

Nelson Central School Hardball Cricket Thank you to all players who attended the hardball cricket trials on Friday. The coaches have selected the following 9 players for the Nelson Central Team:

Quinn C (R7), Kyle C (R7), Nic C (R1), Josh D (R8), Lachie M (R7), Albie M (R2), Darcy T (R2), David Z (R7), Thomas Z (R1).

Port Nelson Kauri Kids Aquathon Sunday 21 st February 2010 Run the Kauri Trail of the Centre of New Zealand Climb over the NBS Inflatable Obstacle Course Swim 2 lengths of Riverside Pool Year 4,5 & 6 Year 7 & 8 Entry Fee: $20 individual, $30 Team Registration and briefing: 3pm-3.45pm Botanical Reserve Milton Street Race Start: 4pm Website:www.nelsonevents.co.nz

MINIBALL JUNIOR DEVELOPMENT Miniball Junior Development is an after school basketball program designed for Years 5 & 6 as an

introduction to miniball. The program is based on the

the game: passing, dribblin g,

skills required

shooting, offense and defense along with some game

experience. The sessions are

time. Players need no

taken by experienced staff on Wednesdays and will run

for 7 weeks of Term 1, 2010 at Jack Robins Stadium, 104 Neale Ave, Stoke.

to

play

DAY: Wednesday

GROUP:

Years 5 & 6

TIME:

4pm – 5pm

DATES:

17 February – 31

COST: $40.00

March

For more information please contact:

Dallas Ward Work: 547 6419 Mobile: 0272976017 Email: nnbasketball@xtra.co.nz

Weetbix Tryathlon 2010 Tahunanui Recreation Grounds Sunday 28th february 2010 Race starts 9am Transition area open 7am Race briefing 8.30am Enter online @ www.weetbix.co.nz Entries close Friday 26 th February Or see Sheryll in the school office from 9 -12.30pm

SMALL FERNS & LITTLE GIANTS BASKETBALL Small Ferns & Little Giants Basketball is an after school, skill based basketball program designed for Years 1 & 2 and Years 3 & 4 as an introduction to basketball an d a pathway to miniball. The program is based on FUN bu t incorporates basic ball and co-ordination skills. Players need no experience. The lessons are taken by experienced staff on Mondays and will run for 7 weeks of Term 1, 2010 at Jack Robins Stadium, 104 Neale Ave, Stoke. DAY: Monday GROUP: Years 1 & 2, 3 & 4

TIME:

3.30 – 4.15

COST:

$35.00

DATES:

4.15 – 5pm 15 February – 29 March

For more information please contact:

Dallas Ward

Email: nnbasketball@xtra.co.nz

Work: 547 6419 Mobile: 0272976017

Nelson Central School Sports Teams – Term 1 2010

Nelson Central pupils have the opportunity to parti cipate in sports teams throughout the school year. Notification of start dates are published in the school newsletter and on the sports notice board located in the hallway between rooms 2 and 3. To participate in sc hool teams children are required to complete a registration form for each sport and pay the required registration fee. This must be done in terms 1 & 4 for summer sport and term 2 for winter sport. All children are issued with a school sports uniform to play in. These must be returned to school at the end of each term. Management/coaching of school teams is undertaken by parents/caregivers.

Term 1 Sports Kiwi Cricket – Year 1 and above. A follow on from The Milo Have a Go Cricket Coaching programme run by Nelson Cricket term 4. Children play a game where all bat, bowl, wicket keep and field. Games are played at Saxton Field, Stoke, Saturday commencing 9am 20 th February and finishing Saturday 27 th March. Parental assistance required to manage/coach teams. Registrations forms available from sports office notice board located between rooms 2 and 3. To be returned to th e school office by Tuesday 9 th February.

Incrediball – Year 3 and above. The next step after Kiwi Cricket. Children play with a harder ball and wooden cricket bat. Assists with the transition to hardba ll cricket. Games are played at Saxton Field, Stoke, Saturday commencing 9am, 20 th February and finishing Saturday 27 th March. Parental assistance required to manage/coach teams. Registrations forms available from sports office notice board located between rooms 2 and 3. To be returned to the school office by Friday16th October.

Hardball Cricket – The progression from Incrediball. Traditional cricket played on Saturdays. Games are 25 overs per innings. Games are played at various cricket venues. Central School home ground The Botanics. Commences Saturday 13 th February. Trials will be held for the team on Friday 5 th February at the Botanics at 5pm.

Volleyball – Year 5/6children. Games are 30 minutes and are played at Nelson Girls College (old) Gymnasium on Thursdays between 4 and 6 pm. Competition commences Thursday 11 th February. Cost $30 Parental assistance required. Forms available for sports notice board located in hallway between rooms 2 and 3. Please return forms and fees to school office by Monday 8 th February

Mini Soccer Year 1-6. 5 aside soccer played on a small field. No goalies no offside. Mixed teams Games are 30 minutes and are played at Saxton Field Stoke on Tuesday between 5 and 6pm required. Starts Tuesday 16 th February. No cost to play. Parental assistance required to manage/coach teams. Registrations available from sports notice boards located in hallway between rooms 2 and 3. To be returned with fee to school office by 9am Tuesday 9 th February.

Rippa Rugby – Year 4/5/6. 10 aside (3 girls if possible). Games are played at Tahunanui playing field on Fridays between 4pm and 6pm. Commences Friday 19 th February. Cost: $2 each player Parents required to manage/coach on the night. Registrations available from sports notice boards located in hallway between rooms 2 and 3. To be returned to the school office with fee by 9am Tuesday 9 th February.

Softball – Year 4 – 6 children. Games played at Saxton Field Stoke on Saturday mornings. Competition commences Saturday 20 th February. Cost $6 per player. Registrations available from sports notice board located in the hallway between rooms 2 and 3. To be returned to the school office with fee by 9am Tuesdsay 11 th February

Any sporting enquiries please see Sheryll McKeage at the school office between 9am and 12.20pm or contact by phone: 5484972 ext. 819, email:

sheryll@nelsoncentral.school.nz

valued. New ideas are welcome! JUNIOR ART CLASSES INDULGE AND EXTEND YOUR CHILDS ARTISTIC CREATIVITY!

valued. New ideas are welcome!

JUNIOR ART CLASSES

INDULGE AND EXTEND YOUR CHILDS ARTISTIC CREATIVITY! WITH TUTOR – LARISSE HALL 2010 TERM 1 CLASSES COMMENCE THE WEEK OF FEB 8 TH Mondays or Thursdays 5–7yr olds, 3.30 – 4.30pm Tuesdays or Fridays 8–10yr olds, 3.30 – 4.30pm $10 PER SESSION OR 8 SESSIONS FOR $70

LIMITED SPACES AVAILABLE ‘ART @ 203’ (203 TRAFALGAR ST, NELSON) 03 548 3961

OR CONTACT LARISSE

027 358 2006

or

03 547 4929

larisse@larissehall.co.nz

027 358 2006 or 03 547 4929 larisse@larissehall.co.nz Choir Choir will be starting this week. We

Choir

Choir will be starting this week. We will be learning 3 songs to perform at the gala. One of them is our very own school song composed by the wonderful Kath Bee. Let your teacher know if you are keen to sing and rap from Tanya and Sarah.

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GALA

YES, the Gala is happening! This years Gala will be held on Sunday, 21 st March 2010

Theme – ‘Central’s Got Talent’

WE NEED YOUR HELP! (Yes YOU!!)

We need helpers (Lots of them), ideas etc. PLEASE HELP SAVE US LOOKING FOR YOU. Please let us know if you can help in any way.

It doesn’t matter if your help is large or small. Everything helps.

We need help convening the gala, stall organizers, stall helpers, gala set up helpers, bakers etc, etc. (see form below)

At this stage if you are interested in a particular area that may need to be tackled earlier eg preserves, crafts, plant growing contact us immediately.

GATHER UP your unwanted elegant junk, clothing, toys, books, magazines, Cds and tapes. We will advise of drop off points at a later date.

STALL FILES If you have any stall files from last years galas with stall notes please return these asap to the front office.

GAZEBOS If you have a gazebo that can be used on the day of the gala please call Eric Ripley Ph 5488022.

SCHOOL COMMUNITY GROUP MEETING

(ALL STALL HOLDERS AND ORGANISERS INVITED)

Will be held on Thursday, 25th February 2010 at 6.30 pm (in the staff room)

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO COME – even if you only wish to be involved in the smallest of ways PLEASE COME, your presence will be

HELPERS

The more helpers we can get on stalls the more fun to be had by all. This allows people to have a break

and most importantly spend some time with their child/ren so everyone can enjoy the gala . help (even if only for a short time).

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PLEASE FILL IN AND RETURN TO THE FRONT OFFICE OR RING JULIE WALKER 548 8371

Lets all try and

Your Name …………

………………………….……………….Phone

Number ……………………………………….

Child’s name ……………………………….……………………………………

I can help with the following – please circle

Room

No. ……………………………….

▪ Plants, cuttings, garden art

Cakes, muffins, slices …………

▪ Pavlovas

Sweets …

▪ Help on a stall

Food Stall

▪ Help to set up gala marquees, tents etc ▪

Clean up after the gala

(or in any other way)

SPONSORSHIP

IF YOU ARE UNAVAILABLE OR UNABLE TO HELP ON THE GALA DAY PLEASE CONSIDER MAKING A DONATION TO HELP COVER COSTS such as entertainers, equipment, food costs, etc (Donations may be given in at the office and receipts obtained for tax purposes)

$20

$50

$100

A prize

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expenses

Name………………………………………………………………………………………

Ph No.……………………………………………………………………………………… Please complete and return to the front office or:-

Telephone:

Julie Walker: 548 8371

Please complete and return to the front office or:- Telephone: Julie Walker: 548 8371
Please complete and return to the front office or:- Telephone: Julie Walker: 548 8371