Newsletter #10 

1st July, 2016

Kia ora whānau,

As the second last week of the term draws to a close, so does the format for the school newsletter. Thanks to all of our families, 51.3% of you completed the recent ‘Newsletter’ survey.  Of the responses, 82.8% acknowledge that they like receiving the newsletter via email.  If you would still like to receive the newsletter in a printed format, please fill out the slip at the bottom of the last page of this newsletter, and return it to the school office.

From next term the newsletter will be sent to you from our new format with ‘Mailchimp’.  This should be much easier for you to access, as it is not in a pdf format.  This format also allows for an upload to our school Facebook page and to have unlimited content which is not restricted to two A4 pages.

In conjunction with our PTA, we would like to know from you and your child what you would like to see added to the playground or classroom to add value to your child/rens learning experience here at school.  Your suggestions could include many different aspects of everyday life here at school.  I have posted large posters in the hallway of both the senior and junior blocks for you to post your suggestions.  There is coloured card to write your ideas on, then attach them to the poster.  The PTA and the school will use this information to guide us in the spending of funds raised by the PTA and also funds within the school budget.  
We look forward to your suggestions.  Here is a picture of what to look for!

Have a great two week term break from next Friday, stay safe and warm.

Nga mihi,

Kim Blackwood


Arthur Street School Stars

         Assembly Award Winners                 Lucan, Millie, Layla & Georgie - Rm 4
                   Peyton - Rm 4                                           Victor - Rm 4

Arthur Street School Happenings!

Science In Room 8
In Science we have been looking at Isaac Newton’s First Law.
(Not how Calvin explains it though!)
Newton’s First Law states that an object at rest stays at rest and an object in motion stays in motion with the same speed and in the same direction unless acted upon by an outside force.
We conducted an experiment that showed Newton’s First Law in action.
‘The Egg Drop Experiment’:
Place an egg on top of a cardboard tube, which is sitting on top of a circle of cardboard (or a plate) placed above a glass or container of water.  Hit the cardboard circle and guess where the egg ended up?! Yes, in the container of water.  We tried using a longer cardboard tube, the result was the same. 
Next week it’s Newton’s Second Law of Motion!!
Sometimes it is the simplest things that make us happy.  In room 8 we have been writing about ‘Our Little Joys of Life’.
  1. Travelling around the world to visit my relatives.
  2. Petting my dog and cat.
  3. Hanging out with my big brother.
  4. Watching a movie or reading a book with a fascinating plot.
  5. Going downtown visiting ‘Lush’ and ‘Trade Aid’.
  6. Having a snow day – yes!!
  7. Walking at the beach or hiking over rough terrain.
  8. Seeing my cat rummaging through the animal’s food cupboard.
  9. Going to the car and being greeted by Seb (my HUGE dog!), scratching his ears and seeing him r…e…l…a…x!
  10. Having Ivan (my cat) come up and head butting me and watching him galumph across the hall.
It was lovely to meet and catch up with parents/caregivers recently during our parent teacher interviews.  Thank you for your ongoing support.
We are continuing to grow dwarf beans in our classroom and also grow beans and silver beet in the school bio dome.  Many of the children are bringing seeds from plants found at home and they have generated a lot of classroom discussion.  We are getting organised for the School Fair as many of the seedlings will have grown and be ready to purchase in November.  The children will be decorating pots for the plants next term.
In maths we have been studying fractions and the children have shown lots of interest in the topic both at school and home.
This term we have been learning how to write a report.  The giant panda was the focus a couple of weeks ago which produced some great writing and art work which we showed in assembly.
  • Friday 8th July: School Assembly 2.15pm
                                           Last Day of Term
  • Monday 25 July: Term 3 Starts 9am
High School’s Open Day’s/Night’s
Tuesday 27th July:  Bayfield High School Open Night 8.30pm
Friday 29th July:    Logan Park High School Open Morning 9am
Sunday 31st July:   Logan Park High School Open Day 9am
Monday 1st August: Bayfield High School Open Day 12.30pm
                                   King’s/Queen’s Open Day 9am
                                   Kaikorai Valley College Open Night 6.30pm
Tuesday 2nd August: Otago Girls’ High School Open Night 7pm
Wednesday 3rd August: Otago Boys’ High School Open Night 7pm
                                          Queen’s High School Open Night 6.30pm
Thursday 4th August:  OBHS/OGHS Open Day 9am
                                       King’s High School Open Night 7pm
Sunday 7th August:  Kavanagh College Open Day 2pm
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