Assembly Awards 11.05.18

Assembly Awards 11.05.18

ASSEMBLY AWARDS 11.05.18

Waimeha:    

  • Eleanor- Fabulous observation and drawing skills. .         
  • Ollie- Awesome determination and resilience during cross-country training.

Moutere:    

  • Jackson- Amazing retelling of Huria Matenga story.         
  • Leah- Excellent time telling learning.

Kahurangi:    

  • Oliver - Being a great leader during literacy time.         
  • Brooke -Excellent independent research about Dr Seuss.

Whakatu:    

  • Archie B - Enthusiasm & sharing your knowledge about the famous people.         
  • Kieran - Having a positive attitude towards all learning and life!

Moturoa:    

  • Paul: For making an amazing effort to become a more organized learner.         
  • Brodie - for an amazing effort and drive to improve his reading skills.

Maungatapu:    

  • Eise - Leading topic learning through modelling creative and critical thinking skills         
  • Hayley - Helping lead collaborative topic talk and tasks.

Bullying Free NZ Week

Bullying Free NZ Week

Bullying Free Week (14-18 May) has been a great chance for us to revisit school protocols around bullying. As teachers, we know we are very fortunate to work with such positive, friendly and co-operative children.  Instances of bullying are rare at Appleby School!

This is not to say that our young people do not make mistakes. At times they make poor choices, act impulsively or try to resolve disputes in inappropriate ways. We try to be clear about our school position on these matters and be consistent as we help our students deal with problems. We tell the children that they have the right to feel safe and happy at school.  It is not okay for someone else to use hurtful words or actions, which deny this right.

We define bullying as deliberate, hurtful behavior. In some instances, repeated over a period of time. Examples of bullying include: teasing, hitting, spreading rumours, damaging property, stealing, excluding others and name-calling. We have agreed that bullying, including the behaviours outlined above are not tolerated in our school.

People who are the victims of, or bystanders to these types of behaviours will take action to put things right!

Victims will stand strong and use I statements to make it clear to the bully that they are not accepting the behaviour. They will seek help from a friend or adult immediately so that the incident can be investigated.

Bystanders- Will support the victim by telling the bully they are out of line and by assisting the victim to get help. They do not try solve the situation in a physical way.

Teachers- Will encourage all students to be confident and to enjoy school. They will listen to reports of bullying, investigate, and if confirmed, act on all reports. Teachers will also look for trends or patterns and monitor the behaviour of victims and bullies.

Parents/Caregivers- Parents/caregivers listen carefully to any reports of bullying. They ask questions to establish the facts as best they can. If they suspect something serious has occurred they inform a teacher or the principal as soon as possible so the matter can be investigated fully. At times parents may decide that the matter is not so serious and try to give their child strategies to solve the issue themselves. Parents let teachers know their plans at these times.

Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day

The week beginning 14th May is Bullying Free NZ Week.

Taane Awards- Term 1

Taane Awards- Term 1

Kurtis, (Whakatu Class) was our overall Taane Leadership Award winner for Term 1.

Cross Country

Cross Country

Term 2 is also cross country time.  Students have started training towards our school and zone cross country events to be held in weeks 7 and 8 respectively. We would appreciate your support ensuring the children have suitable shoes and clothing for distance running every day. We will start out gently and look to build up stamina and fitness so that the children can complete the distance for their age.

School Production

School Production

Prepare for a night of glitz and glamour on June 27 and 28 as the theme for this year’s production will be the Appleby Academy Awards, where we will recognise twelve inspirational people/groups.

This will provide us with a great deal of opportunity to develop performance related skills and to work in a variety

of collaborations. Scenes will be developed and performed on a ‘House’ basis, so will include students from every class and there will also be some whole school performances.

The production provides us with opportunities to develop themes of leadership and to investigate attributes of inspirational people, and examine how these relate to our very own GROWTH goals.

RE-Mix Term 2

RE-Mix Term 2

Next term the the RE:mix programme will be on offer for the older students on Wednesday afternoons at 2:30-3:00pm from Week 2. Re:mix Values Education is a new way of delivering what has traditionally been known as Bible in  Schools or Christian Religious Education. Students in Maungatapu, Moturoa, Kahurangi and Whakatu classes have the option to attend the RE:mix sessions. If you would like your child(ren) to attend Remix please let me know by reply email or by contacting Pam in the school office before Friday 4th May. You will need to opt your child in for them to participate! Students who do not attend RE:mix will remain in their regular classroom with their regular teacher.

Nelson/Tasman Swim Sports

Nelson/Tasman Swim Sports

Nelson Swim Sports

On Sunday 8 April, 5 students from Appleby attended the Nelson Tasman Primary School Swimming Champs.  Representing our school were Kaylen Park, Charlie Bright, Paige Clarke, Mia Cliffe and Sophie Pahl.

There was a huge crowd and it was quite a daunting experience to be at such a big swim meet with so many competitors from across the region.  There were some fantastic swims and records were broken.  Our swimmers performed very well, with Kaylen Park achieving our best placing of 7th overall in the Y5 & under 25m Breastroke, and being awarded a ribbon. Well done Kaylen!

Pictured is our freestyle relay team of Mia, Paige and Sophie.  We borrowed a swimmer from Wakefield School to complete our team of four. We are very grateful to Ursula Oakes for her awesome team spirit in helping us make a team!

Assembly Awards 06.04.18

Assembly Awards 06.04.18

Waimeha:              

  • Georgie- A hard worker who thinks carefully and makes good great choices.
  • Liliana - A careful worker and an awesome reader!

Moutere:                 

  • Cyrus- Working hard and improving his reading
  • Oliver- Great maths thinking, especially when adding and subtracting

Kahurangi:             

  • Ollie - Great work on your ANZAC project.
  • James – Fantastic work researching information for your ANZAC poster.

Whakatu:                

  • Jessie- Working hard and showing resilience in your math learning.
  • Mason- Researching and writing an impressive monarch butterfly report.

Moturoa:                 

  • Lily - Outstanding application of maths solving strategies.
  • Olivia - Outstanding leadership by always giving 100%

Maungatapu:        

  • Cody - Showing empathy that enables others to contribute
  • Lana - Helping collaboratively lead the groups planning, thinking and action.

Health Hui

Health Hui

We had an excellent time at our Mental Health Hui yesterday and the senior students did a fantastic job leading the sessions and involving everyone in a positive way!

Mental Health Hui

Mental Health Hui

Preparations continue for our Mental Health Hui to be held on Thursday of next week.

GROWTH AWARDS 05.04.18

GROWTH AWARDS 05.04.18

GROWTH Awards 05.04.18

Waimeha:    

  • Ollie- Enthusiastically joins in and gives his best at everything.         
  • Daniel- Gets involved by sharing his ideas and interesting knowledge.

Moutere:    

  • Em-J- For being a hard-working, respectful Moutere student!         
  • Elliot- For being a hard-working, respectful Moutere student!

Kahurangi:     

  • Mahe - For showing growth values all the time. Helping others, being kind and thinking!        Charlie - Thinking of others and helping them both in the class and in the playground.

Whakatu:    

  • Kaylen-Having resilience when faced with challenging math problems.         
  • Chloe- Getting involved by sharing your thoughtful ideas during group reading.

Moturoa:    

  • Fern - Aiming for excellence in everything that she does!         
  • Ryder - Working hard to develop independent learning skills!

Maungatapu:    

  • Antonio - Successfully taking on a leadership role at the NZ citizen ceremony!         
  • Kate - Confidently and clearly contributing on the groups behalf at the citizen ceremony!

GROWTH Awards 19.03.18

GROWTH Awards 19.03.18

GROWTH Awards 19.03.18

Waimeha:    

  • Mia C -for getting involved and being a good friend         
  • Eleanor- for getting involved by listening politely and sharing her ideas

Moutere:    

  • Regan-  for confidently getting involved in all learning activites.         
  • Leah- for showing respect by having lovely manners and being a kind friend.

Kahurangi:     

  • Charlie - for stepping up and competing in the swimming sports.         
  • Lillian - for stepping up and competing in the swimming sports

Whakatu:    

  • Dana- showing empathy and kindness towards others.         
  • Ashton- thinking critically about your writing and editing it to make it even better.

Moturoa:    

  • Harry- for being self motivated in home learning and coaching Rippa Rugby.         
  • Eli- for being determined by working independently to complete maths levels. 

Maungatapu:    

  • Brayden - showing respect by valuing his own and others ideas class.        
  • Mackenzie - showing empathy and sharing your own ideas clearly!

Mental Health Hui

Mental Health Hui

As outlined last week, we are planning a mental health hui for the last week of term

ICAS Entries

ICAS Entries

International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS)

ICAS provides an opportunity for students in Years 3 to 13 to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external testing situation.  It provides teachers, parents and students with comprehensive reporting of results in the areas of Digital Technologies, English, Mathematics, Science, Spelling and Writing.  Taking part is optional. All students receive a certificate and an individual student report indicating which questions they answered correctly and their score compared with the rest of the students tested.  If you would like your child to take part in ICAS in 2018 please circle the relevant tests on the slip attached and return the slip and entry fees to the school office by Wednesday 28th March.

Go to: https://www.eaa.unsw.edu.au/icas/subjects/  for more ICAS info.