School Pet Day

Mrs McCully has been kindly organising a Pet Day for our school.  You should have a notice at home already that explains the day in its entirety. If not, ask your child, it is likely deep down in the bottom of their bag. It should be a great day, and thanks to Mrs McCully for going that extra mile to organise something like this so your children can experience it.  It all adds to the rich broad learning experiences we aim to give your children. Remember, you do not need a living pet to participate.  All of this is explained in the notice.  We look forward to the Pet Day afternoon on Thursday 29 October.  

Physical Education Assessment

In Term 3 we looked at physical education as an area of in-depth assessment to see how we are achieving. It does not come as a surprise to me that our children are generally achieving very well in the area of physical education.  We have a great programme in place at our school, and this is certainly paying dividends in our children’s locomotor, co-ordination and sports skills development.  In summary 90%+ of the school achieved at or above the specific learning outcomes derived from the New Zealand Curriculum.  The assessment criteria in concise terms were;
1.     Movement and the language of movement
2.     Safety in sports
3.     Demonstrating movement on bars and different types of movement
4.     Varying body position and transferring skills into other sports and physical activity

The full assessment is available from me if you would like to look at it.  You’re most welcome.

Athletics with Fairton and Chertsey

As most of you know we had our school athletics day with Chertsey and Fairton on Wednesday. The children for Counties Athletics will be selected from this meeting, with Miss Sloan and Mrs Oakley looking at the qualification standards and making decisions based on those standards.  A big thank you to both Miss Sloan and Mrs Oakley who organised such a fantastic Athletics Day.  It literally ran like clock work.  Also, well done to the Netherby children who behaved with such wonderful manners.  I know as a teaching staff we were all very proud of your perfect manners and behaviour.  You did yourselves proud, and us proud too.  The Home & School was super organised feeding the masses of people.  Again, behind the scenes the Home & School was a well-oiled machine cooking, sorting and organising food and drinks.  Also a great big thank you to Fairton and Chertsey for coming to our school to support what truly is a fun day for all three participating schools. Also cheers to the parents who came and supported the day. We really like your presence and appreciate the support you give our school.  You’re welcome here all of the time remember.

Tip For Parents

Give your child every opportunity to read to you daily. Ten minutes of reading five times a week = 50 minutes of reading time a week.

If you did this for a minimum of 35 weeks a year we have your child engaging in text for 29 hours extra every year! That 29 hours helps your child read better because they do more miles, are exposed to many words, and importantly are exposed to many ideas through the text.

It is a win - win for all concerned!

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