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STRIKE ACTION DAY WEDNESDAY 29TH MAY

SCHOOL WILL BE IS CLOSED! Parents, Whānau and Caregivers   Last week the teachers voted to strike over the recent offer from the Ministry of Education. This offer was not significantly different from the offer the teachers rejected last year.   It is a shame that we have got to this situation. The last time we had …

Cross Country Run 2019

It was great to witness the resilience and tenacity of all our participants to persevere through the challenging Cross County course.  While we would like to acknowledge our place getters for their excellent achievements – we are proud of everyone who participated and gave their best efforts!  Of particular note is the outstanding sportsmanship demonstrated …

16 May 2019 Support Staff Day Celebrations

After a week of ‘Random Acts of Kindness’ bestowed on our Non-Teaching and Kaiāwhina Support Staff, we showered them with a hākiri and a special assembly with the sharing of kind words, waiata and musical performances from the students

CROSS COUNTRY

Next Tuesday 21st May Our Junior school Years 0 – 3, run from 9.00am – 11.00am. Save Dave 23 May Our Senior school  Years 4 – 6 run from 11.35am – 1.05pm Save Day 22 May Come and support your tamariki.  

PHOTO SHOOT DAY REMINDER – TUESDAY 14TH MAY

Photo Life Class & Individual Photo Shoot 2019 Every child will have their photo taken on Tuesday 14th May.  This year we are doing everything online with Photolife.  No monies will be taken at the School Office.  Look out for your Child’s Photo Shoot Keycode that they will bring home a couple of weeks after Photo …

NZEI Paid Union Meeting 10 May 2019

School will be open this Friday, 8.55am – 3pm! Staff will be released from class to attend the Pain Union Meetings on the day. There are 2 meeting times that staff can attend allowing us to make sure there is coverage across classes.  However, we will have a skeleton teaching staff covering at the 2 …

Spell-a-thon Fever!!!

School Fun-Fundraiser!   This week the children will bring home sponsorship forms and some spelling words to learn.   Children have two weeks to learn their words and collect as many pledges as they can.  Spelling tests and results home on Monday 20 May. Good luck to all our students!

Welcome to our new neighbours – HUG Foods

Healthy Unique Green To kick start the Hug Food partnership with providing lunches for our school community they have created a special sales menu (image above). We wish Hug Foods all the best and look forward to seeing this relationship flourish. Hug Food Brochure For more information: www.hugfoods.co.nz Call: 09 217 1155 Email: info@hfdfoods.co.nz    

School 2019 Board of Trustee Elections

Over the months of May and June we will be running our school’s Board of Trustees Elections. For more information:  Board of Trustees Election Newton Central Board of Trustees 2016 – 2018    

Photo Life Class & Individual Photo Shoot 2019

ONLINE PHOTOGRAPH SYSTEM  This year the school will be using the online system this year. Our photo shoot day is Tuesday 14 May 9 – 3pm. Friday 3 May students will bring home 2 flyers which provide information for you to purchase your child/chrens images: Online flyer advertising our photo shoot day (14 May 2019) …

NEWTON CENTRAL BASKETBALL

Basketball team players needed! We need 5 more players for the year 3&4 team. Come along and learn to play, have fun, and get fit, all while learning to be part of a team.  Girls and boys welcome, bring the whole family.   Practices start next Tuesday 7th May 3:30-4:15pm on Bottom court. 6 games …

Our Brand New Shade Cover

We’re pleased to have the shade cover replaced in front of Room 7 & 8 after it was torn apart in a storm in April 2018.  Unfortunately this was not covered by insurance and we will need to fundraise to cover the costs for the replacement.  Earlier in the year, many parents volunteered to donate …

Newton Central Visits Our Local Mosque

Yesterday, a group of Student Councillors, supported by some of our Muslim students,  attended Ponsonby mosque to present our cards of aroha, and to donate the money we collected as a school community.  This was the first time our councillors had visited a mosque and one student commented that the manaakitanga provided by our hosts, …

YUMMY APPLE STICKERS & LABELS

Newton Central School is participating in the ‘Healthy Living, Healthy Eating’ campaign inspired by the Yummy Fruit Company. Shop at your local New World, Pak’n Save and participating Four Square stores. Purchase Yummy apples, either bags with cut-out labels or individual apples with Yummy stickers. One cut-out label is worth 10 apple stickers. Place the …