2014.07.21 Term 3

Welcome to week 1 of term 3.  We hope everyone had a great holiday break and its good to see everyone back here safe and well and ready for another busy term of learning experiences ahead.

Dates for Your Calendar
21st - 25th July  - Mobile Dental Unit at Apiti School.
15th August       - Apiti School Speech Competition.
21st August       - Oroua Group of Schools Speech Competition.
26th September - Term 3 ends
13th October     - Term 4 begins.

We are delighted to welcome Josie and her family to our school.  Josie joins us as a brand new 5 year old. We know Josie will enjoy learning at our school.
We would also like to welcome Henry and George to the senior room, and William in the junior room who have joined us for the next two weeks visiting their cousins David and Sarah. They are New Zealanders presently at school in Brunei.  Enjoy your time at Apiti School guys!

Annual School Production
Well done to all our students who put on a great production in the last week of term 2. This was a great opportunity to showcase our oral language learning.
Thank you to all the parents, grandparents, friends and members of the community who attended our concert, we know you would have enjoyed the variety show.
Thank you to all those involved in any way with this concert, which includes :
Our talented students, Russell Knight for the stage, all parents who helped out with their time and support with costumes, helping students learn their lines etc.
June for helping the students make supper and Pat and her helpers with serving supper that night.
The Apiti Playcentre, Cheltenham School and the Kiwitea senior students for attending the dress rehearsal.
Dear Apiti School,
We would like to thank you for inviting us to watch your production/concert.
It was fantastic and very entertaining with lots of variety. The plays were great and very humerous with a couple of funny slip-ups. We enjoyed it so much and would love to come and see more of your raw talent.
Yours Sincerely, Room 3, Kiwitea.

Apiti Speech Competition - 'Inspirations'
Over the next few weeks the students are working on their informative speeches which will be presented at assembly on the 15th of August starting at 1.30pm.
The winner and runner-up of this competition will go on to represent Apiti at the Oroua Schools Competition being held on Thursday the 21st of August at the Oroua Clubrooms in Kimbolton.

Ukulele / Guitar Lessons
Jo will be holding group lessons for those students learning Ukulele or Guitar every Monday morning.  These lessons are held during school time, but the time will vary so they do not always miss the same subject. The cost will be $30.00 each for 9 lessons.  We thank Jo for offering these lessons for our students once again. If you have any queries about these lessons, please ring Jo on 0274756777 or email at shaneandjo@gmail.com.

Totally Vets Calendar Photo Competition
This competition is open to children between the age of 5 and 14 years old.  Entries must be the original work of the individual entering the competition.  Entrants must live in the catchment area serviced by Totally Vets Ltd.
All photos must show domestic pets and/or farm animals (with or without people), or people at work on the farm.  All photos must be accompanied by a completed entry form (which is available from school).  All photos must be landscape oriented.  Images must be submitted as jpegs.  Each jpg should be a minimum of 3MB in file size to be suitable for high quality print production.  Each jpg must have your name and caption in the file name.  All entries must be received by 30th September 2014.  13 finalists will be chosen to be included in the 2015 calendar.  One winner will be chosen from these 13 and will receive a camera to the value of $300 for themselves plus a $200 donation to their school.
These photos will be part of the Apiti School Lamb and Calf Day criteria and may be used for the Digi Awards.  So get your kids snapping those farm photos for the Totally Vets competition and for upcoming school activities.
Board of Trustee Meeting
The next B.O.T meeting will be held on Monday the 4th of August starting at 7.00pm in the school staff room.  All welcome.

Potatoes for Sale
A reminder that the Corbett family are currently supplying us with potatoes to sell for the school.  Please contact the school / Travis if you would like to purchase a bag/s at $6.00 per bag.  A huge thank you to the Corbett family for this very generous donation.

Congratulations to Huntah who has been selected to play in the Manawatu Under 12s rugby representative team.  We look forward to hearing reports from you on your teams upcoming games.
Congratulations also to Hannah for playing a starring role in the Feilding Little Theatres production of 'Little Tommy Tucker.'  If you would like to attend this show, please ring 06 3235051 to book or http://www.eventfinder.co.nz/2014/little-tommy-tucker/feilding. 

Phone Tree
Please find attached, an updated phone tree for your convenience.  Please use this phone tree in case of postponements etc.    

Our Condolences
On behalf of the staff, students and Board of Trustees, we would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Pauline, Daryl and families on the incredibly sad loss of Jess, a much loved daughter and friend to all who knew her.

Happy Birthday to the following student who celebrated his birthday recently.  We hope you had a great day!!  -  20th July - Derek!