XXCommunity Newsletter No 2
Acting Principal: Ian Hastie Website: www.wadestown.school.nz Thursday 20th February 2020
Well done to all students on a very positive start to the school year. I have been very impressed with student willingness to work alongside teachers in their classrooms; Playground interaction is positive and very active. There are many sports games being played in all areas of school and I have been impressed with how students interact with each other and in groups. Well done Wadestown students!!
Looking forward to seeing you all at the School Picnic tomorrow night between 5.30 – 7.30 pm. I have been told that this is a great occasion for staff and community to mix and of course, it is a special school picnic this year with it being Sally’s last. Thank you to the PTA for all the work you are doing for the picnic.
Parent Teacher One to One Conferences The booking website that Wadestown School uses for Parent Teacher One to One Conferences will open at 10.00 am on Monday 24th February. Please go to https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/ and use the code below to select the time for your child’s conference. Code:4cs97
10 minute Booking Times available are on the following dates:
Tuesday 3rd March Parent Teacher Conferences Rose St – All Rooms 3.30 – 6.30 pm
Wednesday 4th March Parent Teacher Conferences Weld St 3.30 – 6.30 pm Wednesday 4th March Parent Teacher Conferences Rose St Rms 13, 14 & 17 only 3.30 – 4.30 pm
Thursday 5th March Parent Teacher Conferences Rose St excl Rms 13, 14 & 17 3.30 – 6.30 pm Thursday 5th March Parent Teacher Conferences Rose St Rms 13, 14 & 17 only 3.30 – 4.50 pm
Student Information Forms will be distributed to families today prior to Parent Teacher Conferences taking place. Could we please ask that families complete these forms and return them to your child's teacher no later than Tuesday 25th February.
As these completed questionnaire forms provide the teacher with valuable information to discuss with parents at each Parent Teacher One to One Conference, it is very important that these forms are completed in as much detail as possible.
The staff are looking forward to meeting with you at our scheduled Parent Teacher One to One Conferences.
Sallybration Afternoon Tea for Ex-Students and Friends On Friday last week we kicked off our Sallybration events with an open afternoon where ex-students and friends of Wadestown School could visit the playground and classes. Some Wadestown School students were ambassadors for the school and hosted our guests. This was followed by a lovely afternoon tea and speeches by Sally Barrett and Nick Julian. There were approximately 200 visitors that afternoon. Thank you to the Sallybration organising team for the lovely food and excellent organisation of this event.
Sallybration Student Ambassadors
Ex-students and friends of Wadestown School with Sally
Coronavirus Update Wadestown School has received a further update from the Ministry of Education regarding the Coronavirus.
As at 13th February 2020 there were no confirmed cases of Coronavirus in New Zealand, although the Ministry of Health do anticipate that at some stage this will occur.
The Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Health are well prepared for such an eventuality and Wadestown School will be following the advice of the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Education should the situation arise.
Please do continue to refer to the Ministry of Health’s information page on their website. It will be updated as new information comes to hand. https://www.health.govt.nz/our-work/diseases-and- conditions/covid-19-novel-coronavirus
School Orchestra The Wadestown School orchestra, run by Rupa Maitra and Pip Honore, has been in existence at the school for 7 years. The orchestra rehearses every Wednesday at lunchtime in Room 8 at the Rose St site. Over the years, the orchestra has performed at the House and Garden Walk fundraiser, for the Wadestown Wilton Horticultural Society Flower Shows and before the WCC Young People's Arts Festival in the foyer of the Michael Foyer Centre each year. We also perform to the school students at regular intervals during the year.
If your child can play an instrument and is interested in joining the Wadestown School Orchestra they would be most welcome. Please email Rupa at [email protected] or speak to Lydia Harris (Classroom teacher, Room 12) who will be taking over Pip’s role in the school orchestra this year.
News from the Library Our librarian Derek Piper is back from his year in Cambodia. He would love to hear from anybody who might be available during the year to cover new books and help with other library-related tasks. Please contact him at [email protected]
Enrolment open for Wadestown School Winter Netball Terms 2-3, 2020 Enrolment for Wadestown School’s winter netball teams and junior netball programme is now open. Detailed information about the Wellington West Netball competition and junior programme is on our Wadestown Netball website https://www.sporty.co.nz/wadestown.
We’d be grateful if the caregivers for all children year 5-8 who would like to participate to enrol at the website https://www.sporty.co.nz/wadestown. The information you provide will help us confirm our equipment, coaching and parent help requirements. Can all Junior Netballers year 1-4 get in touch with Katy Pearce via email at [email protected]
We will come back to everyone who has enrolled to confirm player numbers/teams (hopefully we will be able to make up teams for Netball and the Junior Netball programme). Location/dates will be advised by the end of March.
If you have any questions about Wadestown School Winter Netball in the meantime, please feel free to contact Katy Pearce (Parent Coordinator) at: [email protected]
Parent Portal Thank you to those parent who have called the office for assistance to access the Parent Portal. The Portal is a very useful mobile phone app ‘@school Mobile’ by eTAP Limited and website www.atschool.co.nz for parents to access contact details of your child’s Year Group. Parents may find this very helpful when planning out of school activities and we encourage all families to familiarise themselves with this app. Also the Student Statement information can be viewed. If you are having any difficulty logging on to the Parent Portal, please don’t hesitate to phone the school office for assistance on how to logon. (04 472 4779)
2020 Term 1 Dates Date Event Friday 21st February School Picnic: 5.30 – 7.30 pm. See Sallybration poster attached Monday 24th February Year 5 & 6 Parent Information Evening, 5.30 – 6.30 pm Tuesday 25th February Yr. 7 & 8 Technology at Karori West - Morning Tuesday 25th February Road Patrol Training Tuesday 25th February Western Zone Cricket Year 5 - 8 Tuesday 25th February Yr.7 & 8 Parent Information Evening, 5.30 – 6.30 pm Wednesday 26th February Board of Trustees Meeting at Rose St staffroom, 7.00 pm Thursday 27th February Postponement date: Western Zone Cricket Year 5 - 8 Thursday 27th February Yr. 1 & 2 Parent Information Evening, 5.30 – 6.30 pm Tuesday 3rd March Yr. 7 & 8 Technology at Karori West - Morning Tuesday 3rd March Rose Street – Parent Teacher 1 to 1 Interviews, 3.30 – 6.30 pm All Rooms (day 1 of 2) Wednesday 4th March Weld Street – Parent Teacher 1 to 1 Interviews, 3.30 – 6.30 pm Wednesday 4th March Rose Street – Parent Teacher 1 to 1 Interviews, 3.30 – 4.30 pm Rooms 13, 14 & 17 only Wednesday 4th March Yr 7 & 8 Camp: Parents Attending Meeting, Rm 13, 6.15 pm Thursday 5th March Rose Street – Parent Teacher 1 to 1 Interviews, 3.30 – 6.30 pm All Rooms excluding Rooms 13, 14 & 17 (day 2 of 2) Thursday 5th March Rose Street – Parent Teacher 1 to 1 Interviews, 3.30 – 4.50 pm Rooms 13, 14 & 17 only (day 2 of 2) Thursday 5th March School Community Newsletter goes home Friday 6th March Yr. 1 & 2 Sports Day at Wilton Park Monday 9th – Friday 13th March Yr. 7 & 8 Camp at Curious Cove, Marlborough Sounds Tuesday 17th March Yr. 7 & 8 Technology at Karori West - Morning Tuesday 17th March Yr. 1 & 2 trip to Wellington Museum of City and Sea Thursday 19th March School Community Newsletter goes home Monday 23rd March Vision Testing for New Entrants and Year 7s Tuesday 24th March Western Zone Football Yr. 7 - 8 Tuesday 24th March Yr. 7 & 8 Technology at Karori West - Morning Tuesday 24th – Friday 27th March Yr. 5 & 6 Camp at El Rancho, Waikanae Thursday 26th March Postponement date: Western Zone Football Tuesday 31st March Yr. 7 & 8 Technology at Karori West - Morning Thursday 2nd April School Community Newsletter goes home Saturday 4th April Sallybration: Cocktail Party. Tuesday 7th April Yr. 3 & 4 Trip to ASB - Futsal Wednesday 8th April Yr. 5 & 6 Trip to ASB - Futsal Thursday 9th April Last Day of Term One, 3.00 pm.
2020 Term Dates First Day Last Day Term 1 Monday 3rd February Thursday 9th April School Closed for instruction: Waitangi Day Thursday 6th February
Easter Observed during Term Break Friday 10th April to 14th April Anzac Day observed - (last day of school Monday 27th April holidays)
Term 2 Tuesday 28th April Friday 3rd July School Closed for instruction: Teacher Only - Day Friday 29th May Queen’s Birthday Holiday Monday 1st June
Term 3 Monday 20th July Friday 25th September
Term 4 Monday 12th October Tuesday 15th December School Closed for instruction: Labour Weekend Holiday Monday 26th October
Ian Hastie Acting Principal
Community Notices Disclaimer: Please note that the inclusion of these notices does not necessarily imply endorsement by Wadestown School.
Wadestown Village Fair Just a reminder that our marvelous annual Village Fair hosted by the Wadestown Residents Association is coming up rapidly! This year, in the hope of getting fine weather, it has been moved forward to the last day of February Saturday 29th Feb 11am- 2pm!
As in the past it is held at Philip Myers Park right by Wadestown library from 11am-2pm. The library will be open throughout the day. There will be lots of great stalls and activities, food and drink outlets and fun for the whole family. If wet, the event will move to the local church halls.
As part of working with a nationwide Charity, The Wadestown Residents Association will have a purple locker on site at their stand in a central location at the Fair where locals can donate their good used second hand Sports gear. So do remember to bring along any unwanted sports gear you might have lying around the house or basement home as it will go to homes or organisations where it is much needed. Details in the link below. https://www.cadburydonateyourkit.co.nz/?gclid=Cj0KCQiAkKnyBRDwARIsALtxe7jlKj2xYQZNvfzp1Q 78JnU1TxskfnN7wipbkvPSco56J7yQrjtGQ7gaAr6HEALw_wcB&gclsrc=aw.ds
Thanks everyone. Hope to see you all at the Fair!
Northland Scout Group Want to find out more about scouting? Wondering about becoming a Kea (age 5-7), Cub (age 8-10) or Scout (age 11-14)? Northland Scout Group is having a sign-up and information night 6.30 pm Thursday 19 March, Northland Memorial Community Centre, 5 Woburn Road, Northland. Like to know more or get involved sooner? Check us out at www.facebook.com/NorthlandScouts or email [email protected] for more information.
Wadestown Music Guitar, Drumming, Bass and Ukulele lessons held in the Music Room at Wadestown School. Convenient lesson times available after school and evenings. All ages welcome. Visit our website or contact Les on 021 902 109 to reserve your slot now! www.wadestownmusic.com KEYBOARD LESSONS AT WADESTOWN SCHOOL Our individual lessons are held after school in the music room. The Wellington Music Academy has been providing music lessons in the Wellington region for over 25 years. Our experienced and enthusiastic teachers will ensure all lessons are fun and appropriate for your child's level of musical development. Please contact the Music Academy for more information and to book a place. [email protected]
Karori Arts and Crafts Classes - Term 1 Enrol at www.kacc.org.nz or email [email protected] for more details or to book a trial class. Mon Feb 17 - March 30 2020 Art 4-5.15pm Loads of fun and adventure with drawing, painting and crafting with our creative tutor Melissa. Suitable for children aged 5-10 yrs old. One trial class $20 cash payable to tutor on arrival. Email to advise you are coming. Cost for 7 weeks: $88 includes materials or trial class $20
Tue 18 Feb—March 31 2020 Beginner Drawing 3.30-4.30pm Develop drawing skills with our wonderful and imaginative tutor Lorraine. Suitable for children from 6-10yrs of age. The child's first visual diary is issued on enrolment. Other drawing materials are provided in class each week. Cost for 7 weeks: $83 or one trial class $20
Tue 18 Feb - 7 Apr 3.30-4.30pm Exploring Art Please note: there will be no class on Tuesday 25th February. This class will be replaced by one on Tuesday 7th April. Have fun making lots of wonderful art out of a wide range of materials, while developing core skills and techniques. Margaret will lead your child through a series of fun drawing, painting and making activities to extend their knowledge and foster their creativity. Suitable for children aged 5-8 yrs old. Materials included. Cost for 7 weeks: $83 or one trial class $20
Tue 18 Feb - 7 Apr 4.30-5.30pm Advancing with Art Please note: there will be no class on Tuesday 25th February. This class will be replaced by one on Tuesday 7th April. We will focus on improving each child's visual vocabulary through techniques that focus on the elements and principles of art; unity, balance, proportion, movement and scale and trusty faithful's like line, colour and shape. For 8yrs and over. Cost for remaining 7 weeks: $86 or one trial class $20.
Thu 13 Feb - 2 Apr Art for Young Folk 3.30-4.30pm Loads of fun and adventure with drawing, painting and crafting with our creative tutor Melissa. Suitable for 5-8years. Materials provided. Cost for remaining 7 weeks: $85 or one trial class $20.
Waterside Karori AFC Registrations are now open for the 2020 junior football season with Waterside Karori AFC. Please register by Wednesday 4 March at the latest, or by Wednesday 26 February if you wish to trial for a selected team. The season then kicks off on 4 April and runs until 29 August.
You can find information about the format of football for your child for this season, instructions for completing the registration process and a link to the registration system on our website. Go to www.karorifootball.co.nz/play-for-a-team and select the age group that applies to you or your child. A calendar of key dates for the year can also be found on our website.
Need help with your registration? Come along to our welcome barbecue and registration event on Sunday 1 March between 2pm to 4pm at Terawhiti Turf (beside Karori Park), and we will help you to sign up online and answer any questions you may have. Alternatively, please email [email protected] with any questions, and we’ll respond as soon as possible.
Leaping Lizards School of Dance Fun classes in Jazz, Hip-Hop, Tap, Contemporary, Ballet and specialised pre-school classes. 2 years and upwards. Boys and girls. 20% discount on term fees with the discount code "Newsletter", (new students only). Churton Park and Johnsonville Check out www.leaping-lizards.co.nz or contact [email protected]
RAROA MUSIC CENTRE 2020 REGISTRATION Raroa Music Centre offers Saturday morning group music lessons for primary school children at low cost. We still have availability for Level 1 or beginner students in music basics, clarinet, flute, recorder, ukulele, and violin. To enrol for 2020 visit our website and enrol online. Please email the supervisor for Level 2+ availability. Enrolments close 8 February 2020. https://www.raroamusic.org.nz/ or [email protected]
Jennifer Evans Dance Academy proudly supporting Wellington Free Ambulance. Studios at Marsden and St Ninians. Classes in;
Classical Ballet Adults ,boys and girls.
Hip-Hop Have fun and nuture the love of dance. All enquiries welcome. Contact Jennifer M | 027 635 0191 W | www.jevansdance.com E | [email protected]
Drama Classes For over 40 years Our international curriculum will help Overcome shyness Build confidence Develop positive self esteem Grow their imagination Interact with adults Make new friends Performance skills Creativity Have lots of fun Join our after school drama classes. 5-17 years WHITBY, TAWA, KHANDALLAH ,LOWER HUTT, PARAPARAUMU,ISLAND BAY 0800 161 131 www.helenogradynz.co.nz Learn a new language the FUN way! French language classes Term 1 2020 Fun Languages Wellington runs pre-school, lunchtime and after-school French classes at various Wellington locations. Games, songs, drama and stories are taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere with the emphasis being on FUN! Language resources available to support parents at home. Free trial class is offered. OTHER LOCAL AFTER-SCHOOL FRENCH CLASSES AVAILABLE: St Ninians, Karori Monday 3.45pm – 4.45pm Khandallah School Tuesday 3.30pm – 4.30pm Hataitai Community Centre Thursday 3.30pm – 4.30pm Contact details: -021 462 042 E: [email protected] or visit www.lcfclubs.co.nz or https://www.facebook.com/funlanguageswellington/ for more information.
Sunshine Drama provides a creative and fun learning space for students aged 4 - 16 years of age. Sessions engage imaginative minds, grow confidence & build communication, performance and social skills. Classes are held Tuesday after school and on Saturday mornings. For further information or to arrange a free trial class, contact Jenae on 0274380533 or visit www.sunshinedrama.co.nz.
sKids Cardinal McKeefry specialises in delivering before school, after school and holiday programmes. We strive to create a fun and safe environment that our kids just love! We are now taking bookings for term 1. For more information please call Jools Da Silva on 021 0254 3249 or email [email protected]
MOGMUSIC Private tuition available in PIANO, RECORDER, GUITAR & UKULELE. Places available now. All lessons held at MOGMUSIC studio in Brooklyn. Please phone MOGGIE GRAYSON 3848-213 to book in. $20 will be donated to the school for each new enrolment.
Back to School Sports: Term 1 2020 Kelly Sports will be back in Term 1 with their fun and exciting classes. Kelly Sports encourages children to have fun, build confidence and to give sport a go. We believe that sport and physical activity has so much to offer young people; it improves fitness, develops communication skills, team work and gives them a place to channel their energy.
Back to School Sports – Side School (Yrs 1-2) – Thursday’s 3.05pm-4.05pm. Your child will learn the fundamentals of all sports – throwing, running, jumping, striking, balance and many more. We includes fun games & drills to build these skills.
Back to School Sports – Main School (Yrs 2-4) – Thursday’s 3.05pm-4.05pm - Come and try Cricket, Dodgeball, Touch Rugby and Kick Boxing (2 weeks of each sport!). It’s a great way to try new sports, learn new skills and improve ability. We use games & drills to teach game sense and team play. Netball Skills for (Years 1-4 and Years 5-8), Raroa Normal Intermediate School, Johnsonville Wednesdays 4.30pm-5.30pm Years 1-4 – Learn the basics fundamentals of netball in a fun and engaging environment. We will work on sharpening basic skills; passing, shooting and starting to develop a better understanding of the game. Years 5 -8 – For those already playing 7 aside netball and those wanting to get a head start and advance their technical and tactical knowledge of the game. This programme will be run by Ashleigh who one of our experienced Kelly Sports Coaches and who has years of netball experience. It is great practice for the Summer Series Competition and getting ready for the Winter competition. Cost is $88.00.
Football Skills - Term 1 (Years 1-8) - Green Room, Ian Galloway Park, Wilton Please note - this session is now on Wednesdays from 3.30pm-4.30pm An 8 week football skills programme. Head coach Adam has designed this programme to cover both individual and team skills including; Game Rules, Ball control, Dribbling, Passing, Tackling, Defence, Team Work, Goal Keeping, practice and warm up drills for players and teams. It is ideal to improve skills and gain more confidence. Cost is $88.00.
For full details and to enrol into our programmes visit www.kellysports.co.nz email [email protected] or call 04 972 7201.
Wellington Music Centre - Te Pokapu Puoru o te Whanga-nui-a-tara Saturday Morning Music Classes for Primary and Intermediate School Age Children. Wellington Music Centre offers students the opportunity to learn and play music in a group situation. All our tutors are experienced, professional music teachers committed to enhancing children's musical skill, enjoyment and appreciation. The school aims to meet the musical needs of al the children including those with special needs. Students can begin with a pre-instrumental class, or start right away on the instrument of their choice (subject to suitability for their age). In addition they may like to participate in the "all-comers" choir, and more advanced violin, cello and recorder players may elect to join an ensemble. Classes available: Pre-instrumental: Recorder, flute, clarinet, saxophone, trumpet, trombone, percussion, ukulele, harp, violin, cello, keyboard and choir. Groups: Recorder ensemble, string group, Roosters Wind Band Hours: 9am-1pm (Most Saturdays within school terms) At: Island Bay School, Thames Street, Island Bay Fees Tuition: - Most instruments can be hired from the centre at very reasonable rates. 1 child $120 p.a./ Additional children $80 p.a. per child/ Extra classes $60 p.a. per child/ Instrumental rental from $10-$150/ Percussion $40 p.a./ Keyboard $60 p.a./ Most classes have a $5 photocopying fee/Cash or Cheque only Enquiries: Wellington Music Centre, 027 489 7979