Weber Visit - Check out our cool learning with Weber School 14.9.2010

Ski news flash !!

Veronica at Turoa rang Sunday morning and postponed our ski trip until Monday 20th Sept. if the weather is still against us, we are thinking of trying for 24th Sept , the last day of school, or even next term ! We are sorry about the need for these date changes but we need good weather or it is not worth going. We will keep you informed but click on this link to check latest weather report .

Thank you to all those who have offered transport. I have allocated children to the following vehicles :-
BEARD :- Tom, Ben, Alex & Keanu.
CLARKE :- Travis & Derek.
COOK :- Cole & David.
DIGBY :- Huntah, Tyler, Caleb J & Ava (Makoura Explorer).
FIELDER :- Mrs. Cuming, Zahn & Amber.
GILLESPIE :- Ethan, Charlotte & Chevelle.
KNIGHT :- Caleb, Ashleigh & Jacob.
PRATT :- Brooke.
WILLS :- Emma, Hannah & Anastaisia.
WILSON/BRYANT :- Logan & Hayley.
If these arrangements are unsuitable, please make your own arrangements.

The theme of work for Lamb and Calf Day is Sustainability overtime in Apiti.
Monday 13th Sept.
So... Please bring a plain (light coloured) T-shirt, skivy or sweat shirt, to screen print. Also lots of ideas for a logo/ picture which celebrates sustainability over time at Apiti. A picture should say a thousand words. We've got lots of other things to screen print too, so don't wear your best clothes.

Also get those cameras snapping and take one photo of something old and one of something new eg machinery, fences, phones etc . Don't forget to use the macro setting if its small. These photos should be student taken, but parents are welcome to discuss options and ideas please.

Poems should be completed this week , and your topic for your 'inquiry into an aspect of our past" research started.

School times
Please let Mary or Christine know about your preference for school times
A. Same as term 2 & 3 (9.00-2.30, with half an hour lunch break)
B. Same as Term 1 ( 9-3 with an hour lunch break)
C . A variation , please feel free to suggest another option.
We will be asking the students and staff too, and then presenting this information to the BOT for discussion and a decision will be made before Term 4 starts. Please be aware, we aim to cater for everyone's needs. Nicki is here by 7.30am and Mary until late. Pat or Christine Lowe are available when we need to leave early for school meetings.

We aim to keep you up dated and informed through the blog spot, this is more current than the fortnightly newsletter and it also has photos and other media. We will,
at times,
also email you, as these forms of communication are a far more efficient way of keeping you up to date. The wiki is also well worth keeping a check on as it shows current learning and your child's goals and progress and is one of the ways we celebrate success.
Please tell us if you do not now need a printed copy of our newsletter , we are trying to reduce the number we print in order to be more sustainable and also to provide you with a more interesting up to date reflection.
Please note the BOT section , the community news page, the calendar and the Jubilee pages on the blog.
Feel free to forward these links to anyone interested.
Thanks for your comments and support!

Board of Trustee meeting
The next Board meeting, will be held on Thursday the 23rd of September (or Monday the 20th if the ski trip is postponed). Please find the agenda attached.

See the wiki, blog spot update or newsletter for more info.

Situation Vacant
We currently have a position as School Caretaker available for 5 hours per week.
If you would like to apply for this position, please apply in writing to:
Mrs. Mary Cuming,
Apiti School principal.

We would like to take this opportunity to thank Sonya for the amazing way in which she approached the school caretaking job. Sonya was always extremely fastidious with the gardens and lawns and took great pride in keeping the grounds looking immaculate. There has been several comments over the past few years from visitors to our school regarding the picturesque surroundings and this is in no small way due to Sonya's dedication to keeping our school grounds looking great. Once again, thank you Sonya for your dedication.

Regards, Mary & Nicki.

Sixtus Lodge

The outdoor education centre on Table Flat, is a wonderful asset, bringing in many new people to enjoy what the local area has to offer. It is run entirely by volunteers who could do with more help. Volunteering is a very satisfying activity. Would you like to join a friendly Sixtus group and share your skills and enthusiasm? You could choose whether to help with painting, carpentry, fencing, bush work, step construction, cleaning or gardening.

A working bee will be held on Saturday 30th October. Please contact George Paton (357 3628) or Midge Janssen (357 4877) for more information.