Apiti School and District Newsletter, 19/07/2010.

Welcome to week 1 of term 3, 2010. Nice to see everyone back here safe, healthy and refreshed after the holidays and well prepared to start learning again and looking forward to a busy term 3.
Dates for your calendar
22nd July - WAMPT Cluster meeting with Brian Coles at Massey University.
23rd July - Singing at the Tavern.
30th July - Assembly at 2.00p.m.
3rd August - Parent Information Evening with A.J.
9th-10th Aug - Parent Interviews.
12th August - Toka Tu Moana at Kimbolton School.
13th August - Assembly and Apiti School Speech competition starting at 1.15pm.
17th August - Board of Trustee meeting.
18th August - Oroua Schools Speech competition.
27th August - Assembly at 2.00pm.
3rd Sept. - Capital E - End Game for senior room students.
10th Sept. - Assembly.
TBC - Ski trip to Mt Ruapehu.
24th Sept. - Term 3 ends.
11th Oct. - Term 4 begins.
Happy Birthday!
Happy birthday to the following students who have just had or are about to have a birthday - we hope you had/have a great day!
14th July - Jacob.
20th July - Derek.
25th July - Tom.
School Roll
Our school roll is currently 22, 15 students in the senior room and 7 students in the junior room. The year 3 students have moved from the junior room up to the senior room. We are really looking forward to our 2 new entrants starting this term.

Our focus for term 3 is conservation. Please click on to our wikispace for all updated information regarding our conservation projects.
Closing Times
A reminder that school will close at 2.30 every day this term. If at any time you are unable to collect your children at this time, please let us know as we are always here for you and your children.
Annual Production
A huge thank you to everyone who was involved with this successful production, especially the great actors, Mrs Fielder the producer, Nipper, Taine & Russell for the Whare and the stage, Pat Prince for helping with the costumes and making the super supper with help from Mary Burton, Kate for painting the Whare, Dewe Electrical for organising the lighting, Jessica for helping with the music and set, Dean for helping with the set and a very big thank you to everyone who came along and supported the students and enjoyed the performance. Thanks also to Kiwitea school and the pre-schoolers for attending the matinee session. This production provided great learning opportunities for the students, especially in oral language, music, drama and dance.
Click here for a reminder of Senior Room Homework routines and expectations. Our new Conservation Homework Challenge will begin later this week.
Assembly - 30th July
The first assembly for term 3 will be held on Friday the 30th of July in the senior room starting at 2.00pm. All members of the community are most welcome to attend.
Parent Evening - 3rd August
On Tuesday the 3rd of August, we would like to invite parents, grandparents and community members to a school information evening. We would like every school and community family to be represented at this evening where wine, cheese and non-alcoholic drinks will be served. We will provide a baby sitter and videos at school to keep your pre-schoolers entertained.
Our special guest for the evening will be Andrew Jamieson talking about the Direction of Education in Todays Learning Environment. As educators, parents and community, we aim to provide opportunities that set our students up to succeed and thrive in the 21st century.
The evening will be held in the senior room starting at 6.00pm.
Parent Interviews - 9th & 10th August
Parent interviews will take place on Monday the 9th and Tuesday the 10th of August with interview times starting from 3.00pm onwards at 20 minute intervals. Please click on the link in the School Information section at the top of this blogspot to log your preferred time.
Toka Tu Moana Performance - 12th August
On Thursday the 12th of August, our students along with all other Oroua School students, will be attending the Toka Tu Moana show and workshops at Kimbolton.
Through dance, song, drama and haka, Toka Tu Moana tells us of an ancient story of how one of N.Z's greatest sons discovered fire and brought it back to mankind.
Toka Tu Moana is the longest running school theatre group in our country.
We will spend the whole day at Kimbolton School. We are planning to have a Hangi so if anyone out there could assist Maia with this, we would really appreciate your help. We will be asking for donations of food for the hangi in the near future. We will require transport to and from this event, so please fill out the attached transport form and return it to school as soon as possible. Parents are most welcome to stay for the day.
Apiti School Speech Competition - 13th August
The topic of speeches for 2010 is an aspect of conservation. All students will be presenting a speech. Could parents please discuss with your child possible ideas and suggestions on writing about this topic.
This topic makes an excellent focus as we work towards presenting and reflecting on our learning for the enviroschools green / gold award.
These speeches will be presented and judged on Friday the 13th of August in the senior room, starting at 1.15pm. The winner of our competition will go on to represent Apiti at the Oroua Speech competition on Wednesday the 18th of August.
Board of Trustee Meeting - 17th August
The next Board of Trustee meeting will be held on Tuesday the 17th of August, starting at 6.00pm. in the staff room. All members of the public are welcome to attend.
Capital E for Children - 3rd September
On Friday the 3rd of September, our senior room students will be travelling to the Massey University College of Education Auditorium for the Capital E 'End Game' performance. We will need to be at the Auditorium by 9.45. We will organise a visit to TeManawa or somewhere else after the show so a whole day will be spent in town. We will need transport to and from this event, so a transport slip will be sent home closer to the time, but please mark this date on your calendar.
Thank You
We would like to thank Sheree for helping Chrissy out with the cleaning of the school and doing a really lovely job, it was very much appreciated.
After School Care
Wendy is looking at starting a fully funded 'After School Care' programme every day from 2.30 through to 4.30pm. in the near future. If you are interested in helping Wendy set this programme up, and/or if you are interested in using this programme, please ring Wendy on 3284 525.
Well that's it for this week folks, will catch you again in a fortnights time.
Regards, Mary, Nicki, Pat, Mary B & Christine.
An ASSA meeting will be held in the very near future. Thank you to everyone for their wonderful support with our fundraising efforts to date. All funds have a direct inpact on your children's education. - Kate Wilson-Bryant (ASSA president).
Apiti Tavern - Hi from the Tavern. What an amazing last week of the holidays, hope all the kids enjoyed the fine weather. I enjoyed walking in the mornings with my granddaughters breaking all the ice puddles.
Due to unforeseen circumstances, the Kapiti to Apiti karaoke night planned for this Friday night, has had to be cancelled. $10.00 meals this Friday night from 6.00 onwards.
Cancer Fundraising - August - A few ideas of what we would like to achieve include:-
7th August: A ladies afternoon tea. 13th August: Quiz night. 14th August: A cocktail night with a few 'toys' thrown in!!! A Housie night. 27th August: Daffodil dinner & auction. If anyone can offer help with any of these, please let me know.
Ladies Night: This Wednesday night (21st) at the Tavern starting at 7.30, Wendy Cawood talking about their recent trip abroad. Everyone is most welcome.
Exercise Night: We are still having our Zumba / Pilates night every Thursday night from 7pm. All welcome. Tuesday Night Bowls: We are getting a good crowd down for bowls this year. You do not have to know how to play bowls, everyone will help you learn. It is just a very casual, relaxed night with lots of laughs. Starting time is 7.15 @ $3.00 a night. Cheers, June.
Toka Tu Moana Performance
I am able / unable to help with transport to Kimbolton School for this show. I can take my own children, plus ............................other students.