Tena koutou katoa, greetings.
Board of Trustees: Congratulations to our new Board of Trustees - Janina Slee, Nicole Phillips, Emma Bell, Graham Hay and Michael Pavletich. I also want to thank everyone who took the time to vote for the elections.
I want to take this opportunity to thank out-going members - Shelley Small, Richard Sime and Michael Smith for the many years of commitment that they have given to the Board and the school. While these people are often seen around our school, it is the numerous unseen hours of commitment that is to be commended. On behalf of the school community - both previous and current, I thank the three of you.
Camp Registration of interest: There has been a lot of interest in parents wishing to accompany our Yr 5-8 children on their camps in October. Our BOT decided at the last meeting that in line with the Vulnerable Children's Act, all adults staying overnight would be Police vetted. This is common practice now in schools. If you have registered your interest you should have received the necessary forms home this week. A reminder that we now require you to bring these completed forms with two forms of identity into school in order to get the Police checks underway. We do need to sight the original copy of each identity. Please do this by June 24th.
Speech Finals: These will be held on Friday with Juniors starting at 11am, and Seniors starting at 1pm. Finalists won't be confirmed until Thursday, so on Thursday afternoon teachers will ring the parents of children involved in these finals on Friday. Some winners will participate in the Waitaki Rural Schools competition on Wednesday night at WBHS. Information will come home to those who require it, in due course.
Quiz Night: This Friday is our quiz night. Despite the fact that we don't have any school fees and the Friends of the School subsidise or pay for many activities, (such as our Marae Visit today), it has been disappointing to have only a few families supporting our quiz so far. If you haven't yet paid $10 OR donated a prize for the evening, then you can still do so by Friday morning please. Without the likes of our Friends of the School contributions, schools similar to ours would be asking for $10-$15 from each student for today's trip. Please support this small but active group of parents, and help to make the night a fun night out for everyone who joins us.
It isn't too late to enter your team. If you don't have a team to enter, but you are keen to join us, please ring the office and put your name down and we will add you to a team.
Vulnerable Children's Act: In line with the new law we need to adopt a new policy and procedures by July 1. A draft of this was tabled at the May Board meeting, and we will look to adopt this at the June Meeting. A copy of this is available at the office if you wish to look over it and give any feedback.
Winter Sports: A big thank you to the parents who supplied transport for the winter sports day at Duntroon on Friday. The children had a wonderful day with the variety of sports and sporting leaders. There are some photos below.
Student Led Learning Conferences: The dates for our Learning Conferences are below. Information about booking for these will come out next week. Please make sure you have these dates on your calendar.
See you at the quiz on Friday night!