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Waitaki Valley School 

27th July 2016
Tena koutou katoa, greetings
I hope that you all had a nice holiday with your children.  Holidays just seem to go so fast!  

Camp Parent update
Thank you to the many parents who brought in their information and ID for the Camp Parent Police Checks last term.  Just to give you an update - this information has been put through the Police Vetting process and we are still awaiting the results from them all.

Congratulations to our AgriKids team of Sam Slee, Ria Dennison and Cassidhe Harrop, who while not being placed in the National Agrikids Final at the end of last term, did win the coveted award of 'Team Spirit' - well done girls!

This term is only 9 weeks long, however we always still seem to try and get our 'normal' 10 week workload into the reduced weeks!  Year 7 & 8s start their ski programme this Friday, and the entire school will compete at the Upper Waitaki Zone Cross Country at Omarama next Thursday (August 4th). We are fortunate to have so many of you involved in both of these events in order to ensure that everyone gets the opportunity to participate.  Please return your Cross Country transport notes to the office by tomorrow.

Incredible Years for Parents
The Incredible Years parenting programme acknowledges that parenting is one of the most important jobs adults can do.  The programme aims to encourage positive family relationships. The programme is being run in Oamaru for the first time, starting on August 12th.  While it goes for 14 weeks - this is a small commitment to make. If you wish to gain more information or have any questions, please contact the facilitator Rayleen Hubac on 03 470 0848.  Support will be given to cover the cost of any childcare and travel.  We have forms available at the school office if you wish to register.  All Year 1-4 students will bring home a pamphlet about this programme today - remember to locate it in the bottom of bags!

Have a great week

Our 'Super Squad' Agrikids at the National AgriKids final in Timaru on July 1st.
Ria, Sam and Cassidhe look great!

Please ensure that all your child/ren's clothing items are clearly named.

We have a number missing clothing items and labelling them will help us to send them home to the rightful owners.

$2 per sausage
$2 per muffin
(GF Sausages available)
A reminder that there are no heated lunches on a Thursday

A Pre Order form was sent home on Monday. If you wish to order this way please return money and order form to the school office in a clearly named envelope by lunchtime Wednesday 27th July.  (Please note that there is NO sausage sizzle in Week 2 - this is an error on the form).

Weekly sausage orders will still be available on a Thursday if you wish to do so.
The postponement date is Tuesday 9th August
Friday 29 July                  Yr 7 & 8 Ski Programme Starts
Thursday 4 August           Upper Waitaki Zone X-Country - Omarama
Wednesday 10 August     Yr 6 - Safe Kids Schools' Programme - Oamaru
Monday 15 August           BOT Meeting - 7pm
Monday 22 August            North Otago X-Country - Oamaru
Thursday 1 September     Kids For Kids Concert - Oamaru
Friday 9 September          Yr 8 Rural Schools' Career Day
Monday 19 September     BOT Meeting
                                         Ski Race Day
Friday 23 September       End of Term
Due to North Otago Rugby regularly changing the rugby draw, we have decided not to publish the rugby draws, for fear of causing any confusion.
Please contact your coach for time and venue.
Netball Draw Saturday 30th July 2016

Kurow Blue vs Valley Steel 11am Pearsons
Kurow White vs Fenwick Ferns 11am Fitness 24
Waitaki Valley School
1 Settlement Road
Principal: Deidre Senior

Important numbers: 
School phone: 03 4360 660
Absences: School Mobile Text: 0277142774
School Bank Account: 02 0900 0000532 00

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