FROM THE PRINCIPAL’S DESK
Dear Parents and Caregivers
Welcome to Book Fair week. Our school library will be open from 8:30am-4pm each day for Scholastic book purchases. Our library is beautifully decorated with our Enchanted Forest theme. On Thursday 14 June, we encourage everyone to come dressed up as their favourite magical creature/animal.
This Friday night we celebrate Matariki in our school hall from 5:30pm until 7:30pm. Performing will be Kapa Haka Groups from the Whanake Junior, Waipuna Middle and Matauranga Senior Teams. The Pasifika Drumming group will also be performing. Please come along and bring your dinner. Sausages will be provided for $2 and a Coffee cart will also be available. The children will play Maori games and activities throughout the evening. This is the first time many of these children will have performed in front of an audience so please come along and support them and help us celebrate Matariki.
We wish Jo Wong all the best as this is her last week at school before going on maternity leave. Gemma Gray is the teacher in Room 1 for the remainder of this year. Gemma is spending this week in Room 1 to ensure a strong handover.
We thank Ross Hopewell and Grant Shattock sincerely for helping out with our school grounds during the long interim between caretakers. Ben Hopewell started in our caretaker’s position last week. Welcome to Maungawhau Ben.
Cross Country – My thanks to Martin and his team for the early morning set-up and great organisation for our School Cross Country last Wednesday. My thanks also to the many parents and grandparents, who attended to support our students, despite the squally weather. We wish Martin and the 50 students representing Maungawhau School all the best for the Eden/Albert Zone Cross Country next Tuesday 19 June.
Maori/Pasifika Hui – A reminder that this Wednesday starting at 5pm in Room 29, the old Oscar room adjacent to Wairiki Ave we are holding our Maori/Pasifika hui. Nau mai, haere mai.
Literacy/Numeracy Parent Evening – Included in this newsletter are details about our Literacy/Numeracy workshops scheduled for next Thursday 21 June. We held our Literacy Evening for parents last year in term 3, and it was agreed that this was a very informative event. We also agreed that scheduling this earlier in the year would be of more benefit. We have added some maths sessions, in response to a request from FOMS.
Anita Hewett will be running a Student Agency session from 7:30-8:30am in Room 17 on the morning of Thursday 21 June. Anita’s year 3 class meet every Thursday before school to plan their personalised learning for the week. Anita is offering to meet with any interested parents at 7:30am prior to the children arriving at 7:45am to explain her innovative planning. Please use the online booking for this.
At 6:30pm we will meet in our school hall on Thursday 21 June together to hear about effective literacy practices occurring at Maungawhau School. Prior to the evening parents will be able to use the online booking system to book into two 25 minute sessions of interest from 7pm. The evening will conclude at 8pm. Below you can find out more details about the sessions offered.
Have a great week,
UPCOMING EVENT/ACTIVITY REMINDERS
Ladies Fashion Night Tickets – Only 20 left!
see below for updated information
Scholastic Book Fair this week Monday 11 to Friday 15 June
Maori and Pasifika Hui/BBQ this Wednesday 13 June, 5pm in room 29
ICAS Spelling Test Day this Wednesday 13 June
ICAS Writing Test Day this Thursday 14 June
Matariki Celebration this Friday 15 June
Waipuna Middle School Assembly this Friday 15 June led by room 17
DIY Project Day for School Fair Day this Sunday 17 June, 4 – 6pm in the school hall
Waipuna Middle School Stardome Trip next Monday 18 June: rooms 13 and 14, Tuesday 19 June: rooms 15 and 16, Wednesday 20 June: room 17, Thursday 21 June: rooms 22 and 23
Literacy/Numeracy Information Evening next Thursday 21 June, 6:30 – 8pm
CROSS COUNTRY RESULTS
|Placing||Year Group||Room||Placing||Year Group||Room|
|Rm 1,2,4,11 Girls||Rm 1,2,4,11 Boys|
|1st||Summer Ou||2||1st||Sebastian Gatie||4|
|2nd||Imogen Waller||4||2nd||Jessie Mclean||1|
|3rd||Jamilah Allan||4||3rd||Leo Smith||11|
|Rm 6,7,10 Girls||Rm 6,7,10 Boys|
|1st||Milly Smith||7||1st||Lewis Lou||10|
|2nd||Millie Kazemi||10||2nd||Cooper Kennedy||7|
|3rd||Millie Chandler||6||3rd||Max Hsu||6|
|Year 2 Girls||Year 2 Boys|
|1st||Cara May||9||1st||Harry Pearce||8|
|2nd||Natalie Stuart||9||2nd||Matthew Smith||9|
|3rd||Olivia Casper||8||3rd||Ryan Laskey||8|
|Year 3 Girls||Year 3 Boys|
|1st||Neave Unger||15||1st||Jasper Metcalfe||22|
|2nd||Chloe Petrie||22||2nd||Rory O’Grady||17|
|3rd||Molly Seagar-Jaggard||17||3rd||Keegan Rodwell||22|
|Year 4 Girls||Year 4 Boys|
|1st||Mia Vinall||13||1st||Ben Hoult||13|
|2nd||Millie Gatie||14||2nd||Tristan Thein||14|
|3rd||Josie Thompson||13||3rd||Joel Bentham||13|
|Year 5 Girls||Year 5 Boys|
|1st||Peggy Taylor||SH||1st||Otis Haysmith||27|
|2nd||Hollie Imre||27||2nd||Eliot Larner||27|
|3rd||Kelsey Hyde||27||3rd||Kyle Smith||SH|
|Year 6 Girls||Year 6 Boys|
|1st||Grace Rodwell||SH||1st||William Britton||24|
|2nd||Ava Gatie||24||2nd||Luka Thompson||25|
|3rd||Madeline Vinall||SH||3rd||Nikolai Consedine||25|
BOOK FAIR WEEK NEWS
Our annual Scholastic Book Fair is on in the library all this week.
The library will be open every day from 8:30am-4pm for families to browse and buy the latest Scholastic fiction and non-fiction titles. Commission from books sold during the week help us to buy new books for our library for children and teachers to use.
As well as a daily quiz for students to win prizes, there will be a Dress Up Day for children on Thursday 14 June.
Our theme this year is ‘Enchanted Forest’ so we look forward to seeing your children dressed up as their favourite magical book creature or animal. There will be prizes for the most creative costumes in each team.
Library Book Returns Next Week
Please remind your children to hang on to their library books this week as they will not be able to be scanned in during the Book Fair. They can be returned next week.
Before School Reading Club
During book fair week the before school reading club has moved to room 18.
CAN YOU HELP?
The Fair DIY Squad are in need of paint to help with their fabulous creations for this year’s fair (similar to what you see below). Please drop any contributions to the school office or if you have a contact for paint please email Louise May on firstname.lastname@example.org
LITERACY/NUMERACY EVENING INFORMATION
Thursday 21 June
6:30 – 7pm Introduction talk in the Hall
7 – 7:25pm Workshop 1
7:30 – 8pm Workshop 2
Online bookings open on Tuesday 12 June at 12pm. They close at 9am on Thursday 21 June.
Booking site: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz
Unique school code: cjecf
Guided reading in the Junior School
Held in room 1 and 2
In this workshop, you will be given the opportunity to experience first hand what happens in a typical guided reading session in the junior school. You will see how we introduce students to an unseen text by prompting students to make predictions and inferences whilst exploring the illustrations and new vocabulary in the book. You will learn some of the strategies which we teach to students during guided reading that support them when they decode unknown words whilst reading the text independently. We will also share some ideas of how you can work with your child at home.
Guided writing years 1 – 3
Held in room 4
Within this workshop, we will unpack the key features of daily writing instruction for Years 1 – 3. Because of the complexity for young children to develop literacy knowledge and skills, emphasis will target developing an understanding of how each component of literacy supports the development of writing alongside the developmental continuum of writing. Some simple strategies that parents can employ at home will be presented. You will be taken through a typical writing session that children experience so you can see how the teaching of different components of literacy is integrated into daily teaching and learning programmes.
Writing years 4 – 6
Held in room 19
In this workshop, you will experience what it is like to take part in a writing lesson in Years 4 – 6 at Maungawhau. The focus of this lesson will be to describe a moment in time using showing not telling.
Guided reading years 4 – 6
Held in room 20
Have you ever wondered what this common report comment means – “Johnny is developing a deeper understanding of what he reads by using the comprehension strategy, inference”.
In my guided reading lesson, I will discuss what comprehension is and show you how it is introduced to students through a guided reading lesson.
“When we read, we stretch the limits of the literal text by folding our experience and belief into the literal meanings in the text, creating a new interpretation, an inference”
Personalised learning in writing
Held in room 17
This workshop will show you how personalised writing works in the classroom. We’ll look at the writing process, planning for learning and how we cater for different needs with workshops and conferencing.
(Please note that this workshop is being offered at an earlier time of 7:30am in Rm 17 before school)
Writing Support programme (with parents of students who go to Georgina)
Held in room 18
This workshop is for the parents of students who work with Georgina. In this workshop, you will find out how the programme is designed based on students’ needs, what happens in a Writing Support lesson and some ways that you can help your child improve their writing at home.
Group for new parents of 5 year olds
Held in room 11
This workshop is for parents of 5 year olds who are new to Maungawhau School. The focus of this workshop is to unpack the ways in which parents can support their children while transitioning to school, with emphasis on early literacy and oral language foundation skills.
Held in the Staffroom
This workshop introduces you to how we teach Maths in years 1-3. We will focus on the importance of developing knowledge and its relationship to strategy development as a child moves through the stages of the Numeracy Project. You will see how we use a range of equipment to support learning. You will also get some ideas on how to help at home.
Maths Years 4 – 6
Held in the Library
In this workshop, you will gain an understanding of how Maths is taught in years 4-6 at Maungawhau School. How you learned Maths may be very different to how your child is currently. You will gain an insight into how strategies are being taught, and how this helps to develop your child’s understanding of numbers. You will also see how teachers achieve a balanced programme which incorporates the learning of basic facts, the development of number knowledge and strand areas such as Algebra and Statistics.
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A great photo of some our football zones squad with one of New Zealand’s Football legends!
- LADIES FASHION NIGHT
TICKET SALES – only 20 tickets left!
If you don’t have your ticket yet, we only have 20 tickets left to our Fashion Event. So either buy online today via http://kindo.co.nz or pop into the office. We are opening the last tickets up to the wider community also today, so they will all get snapped up!
A WISHLIST CALL OUT FROM OUR FASHION TEAM – CAN YOU HELP WITH ANY OF THESE?
DO YOU HAVE ANY OF THESE LIGHTS WE CAN BORROW?
Strings of fairy lights (white bulbs only please), icicle lights, festoon lights, Christmas lights etc. All lengths useful. Either plug-in and battery pack ones.
We will take very good care of them!
Please label lights (and box) clearly with name and phone number and drop into the office asap or we can pick up no problem. Please get in touch with email@example.com if you are happy to loan us anything for one night (June 30th).
WE STILL NEED MORE PRE-LOVED CLOTHES.
Last day to drop these off is next Monday 18 June.
DO YOU KNOW A LIGHTING TECHNICIAN?
We have just found out that our stage spotlights are broken and we need them fixed asap as our event is only 3 weeks away…..do you know anyone who can help us please? Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
DO YOU HAVE ANY LONG LENGTH MIRRORS?
We need about 14 long length mirrors for our event, so if you are happy to loan us one for the night, could you please let us know by contacting email@example.com
DO YOU HAVE A LIME TREE?
We need lots and lots of limes for our cocktail bar, so do you or anyone you know have a lime tree? Either drop limes into the office or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
YOU’VE GOT TO BE IN IT TO WIN IT AND YOU DON’T EVEN NEED TO BE COMING TO WIN!
Nearly $5k worth of prizes to be won from our raffle prize draw! Plus, you don’t need to be attending the event on the night to be in to win!
You can buy tickets from the office or online through kindo (Go to Fashion Night at the bottom of the ‘Store’ page to buy online) Buy Now (via kindo). The team will also be selling after school in junior courtyard/library from the 18th!
MATHLETICS RESULTS – Term 2, Week 6
Top Student: Aditi Ravikumar from room 24 with 30,400 points
Top Class: Room 24 with 41,880 points
FOR YOUR DIARIES (Please check regularly as dates and times can change. Any updates in red will be highlighted)
Term 2 (please check the school website calendar, notices coming home for more details on upcoming activities and events)
- Scholastic Book Fair – Monday 11 to Friday 15 June
- Maori and Pasifika Hui/BBQ – Wednesday 13 June, 5pm in room 29
- ICAS Spelling Test Day – Wednesday 13 June
- ICAS Writing Test Day – Thursday 14 June
- Matariki Celebration – Friday 15 June
- DIY Project Day for School Fair Day – Sunday 17 June, 4 – 6pm in the school hall
- Waipuna Middle School Stardome Trip – Monday 18 June: rooms 13 and 14, Tuesday 19 June: rooms 15 and 16, Wednesday 20 June: room 17, Thursday 21 June: rooms 22 and 23
- Literacy/Numeracy Information Evening – Thursday 21 June, 6:30 – 8pm
- Auckland Regional Chess Tournament – Monday 25 June
- Sausage Sizzle – Friday 29 June led by room 24
- Ladies Fashion Event – Saturday 30 June
- End of Term 2 – Friday 6 July, 3pm finish
Term 3: TOD (Teacher Only Day) School Closed – Friday 24 August
Term 2 Sports Zones Dates (please note this is for teams of selected students only)
- Cross Country – Tuesday 19 June, held at Fowlds Park, Mt Albert
Term 2 Assembly Timetable (Assemblies start at 2pm. Please note there will be limited room for parents and caregivers at whole school assemblies if they are held in the school hall)
- Friday 15 June – Waipuna Middle School – led by room 17
- Friday 22 June – Matauranga Senior School – led by room 28
- Friday 29 June – Maungawhau Whole School – led by rooms 19 and 20 (Senior Habitat)
TERM 2 BOT MEETING DATES
Meetings are held in the school staffroom and start at 5:30pm.
- Thursday 28 June
TERM 2 FOMS MEETING DATES
- next meeting date TBC
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