But you all greetings.
Three weeks into the year and our children are certainly working towards our values 'To be G.R.E.A.T'. All classes are having a focus on this over the term and really teasing out what 'To be GREAT' means. Over the weeks we will be focusing on a new value. Please take the time to ask your children about their understanding of the value that has be looked closely at so far - G - Good Friends. Ask them what a good friend does, what does a good friend say? What would a good friend do for you? You might just be interested in the answers!
Cricket: Our boys cricket team certainly are 'GREAT' after winning their first round game against St Joseph's yesterday. Aiming High and Teamwork certainly contributed to this win! St Joseph's got 135 in their 20 overs and our team made 136 with 3 overs and 7 wickets in hand. A comfortable win!
Standout performances came from Tama Chapman (45 runs), Hunta Gledhill (19 not out) and Ben Kay (17 not out), with Will Read and Ben Kay each bowling their 2 overs for only 7 runs. Their next game is in Oamaru against Oamaru Intermediate on Monday February 27th. A note will come home early next week in regards to the organisation of this.
I'm looking forward to joining our Girls' Cricket team in Oamaru tomorrow as they play Weston in the NZ Post Trophy game. Watch our FB page for updates!
Touch: Well done to our touch teams who had a GREAT start to their season last night. All teams performed admirably on the field and even our new little Year 4 team - who have never played before, gave a much more experienced team a good run for their money. Our teams were well turned out and represented us well.
New Sign In/Out System: Please note that we have a new sign in/sign out system at school. This is a digital system and requires you to make note of any time you visit, or if your child is late, or being picked up early. We ask that ALL parents who enter our school sign in and out please. This is in line with updated Health and Safety laws and practices.
Updated Digital Tools and Publication Agreement: This agreement has been updated to include the publication of children's work and photos in ALL media (previously just Facebook), and is coming home today. Please return these to school promptly.
The calendar seems very full at the moment. Next week we are welcoming back a school from Timaru who visited us last year to view our school in action. They are a large school and are bringing different teachers than those who visited previously. It is wonderful for us to know that our little school is setting the standard for others.
And good luck to our girls cricket team who are playing against Weston tomorrow.
Have a great week