Pasifika Fono, today, 1st November 2018 seated by 3.20 in the Netherby School hall. Be great to see you all.

Pasifika Fono, today, 1st November 2018 seated by 3.20 in the Netherby School hall. Be great to see you all.

Pasifika Fono 1st November 2018

Talofa lava, Kia orana, Fakaalofa lahi atu, Talofa ni, Maloe e lelei, Ni sa bula

This Thursday we are holding a Fono specifically for our Pasifika Community in 
which you are invited to attend.

The Fono agenda is;

3.20 – Pasifika Cultural Group Performance led by Uini and Samantha

3.30 – welcome by Principal Mr Wheeler

3.40 – children to show you in their classes, show their learning to you

3.55 – return to hall for ‘tips card’ debrief

4.00 – go to stations and fill in surveys for us (children to play in playground)

4.15 – pizza provided for a snack, mix and mingle time

4.30 – free to leave school with tips card and after survey filled in

It would be great to see you all here for this bi-annual face to face Fono.

If your child is part of the Pasifika Cultural group we are seeking your permission to keep them 
here straight after school so they can get into their cultural dress ready for the performance.  
Please fill in the form handed out yesterday for the Pasifika Performance Group.

Kind regards

Phil Wheeler


Whānau Hui Agenda Monday 29 October 2018 3.15 in staff room

Kia ora. Below is our draft 9th Whanau Hui Agenda for Monday 29 October at 3.15pm 2018 in staff room. All are welcome to attend as well as contact me to add agenda items.


• Annual consult – paper consult result. View and comment – any actions in your view to employ?
• Minute that the Whanau Hui group will no longer require an ANZ account and we wish to close it down, withdraw the funds.
• Set next meeting time, draft agenda, date and time.

Finish with karakia

Regards Phil Wheeler, Principal

Welcome back to Term 4.

A warm welcome back to school for Term 4. It is great to see all of the children here plus a few new children at school. We have started with the Life Education Bus today, which is always highlight for the children. Please keep an eye out for events such as the Athletics on Tuesday next week and various other activities described in the newsletter. Wishing you a great term.

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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