BIBLE IN SCHOOL SURVEY RESULTS: GLEN TAYLOR SCHOOL NEWSLETTER Thanks to those of you who responded to this survey. The results were as follows: Is Bible in Schools important to you – 18 people said ‘yes’ and 3 said ‘no.’ Do you want Bible in Schools to continue as it is – 19 people said ‘yes’ and 2 16 October 2014 No. 16 said ‘no’ These results were presented at the Board meeting in September. Bible in Dear Parents and Caregivers Reminders: Text the school Schools discussions will be continued at the October Board meeting. Have a safe and happy fortnight Lin Avery Read Alive Fundraiser Glen Taylor house captains have planned a fundraiser for Thursday 30th October 2014. It will be called Read Alive – please come to school dressed as a character from a book - make your character come to life. The cost is a gold coin. All money raised will be used to buy sports equipment for each class. Come along and have a blast. There will be a prize for the best dressed student from each syndicate. Term 4 GREETINGS TO ALL: Kia ora, Faka-lofa Atu, Talofa Lava, Malo e lelei, Namaste, Sawatdi, Li ho, Mingala ba, Kia Orana, Allo, Üdv, Salaam, Hello! 021- 02646873 Term 4 - October 13 2014 to December 11 2014 A special welcome to the following students who have joined our learning community: Zechariah Teono, Hein Htet Kyaw, Makisha Tearii, Joshua Drake, Henry Schaaf, Noah Hiku, Penehe Tupua, Rosina Tupua, Antonio Tupua and Ahena Petelo. IMPORTANT DATES FOR TERM 4: 28th October – whole school testing for Rheumatic fever prevention programme Stop chaos at the school gate Never stop on yellow lines or double-park around the school, no matter how briefly. In doing this you may be blocking the view of children and motorists. Don’t be responsible for injuring a child. 18th – 19th November Y7 & 8 Technology intensive programme at Selwyn College 19th November APPA choir performance in Auckland Town Hall 27th November School Culture Festival 29th November Ukulele Festival at Trust Arena, Henderson 8th December Y8 graduation dinner Choose safety over convenience. Park safe, and protect our children. 10th December – prizegiving assembly 11th December – last day of school year. The fourth term has started! In many ways this is the busiest term of the year as we wind up 2014 and plan for 2015. We are all working hard to gather assessment information in order to review the progress our students have made in their learning and to reflect on the effectiveness of our teaching programmes. Similarly students are busy completing their end of year assessments and Our data system has been up-graded and we are almost in a position to begin reviewing their success in achieving their learning goals. Teachers are busy using Network for Learning (N4L) which will mean free internet access for making overall teacher judgements about their students achievement in our school. relation to the National Standards. These judgements are made using a range of information: assessment results, student work and teacher observation of how students learn in class. They are very thoughtful judgements and are made in consultation with others as part of our in-school moderation processes. Please ensure your children sleep well and eat well so they are learning well at school during this hectic term. At our last Board of Trustees meeting in September the Board began work on reviewing our school charter. We will be seeking your input into this later in the term. SCHOOL LIBRARY BOOKS: Our annual stock take of library books is planned for the next couple of weeks. It would be enormously helpful for us if you could look around at home for books from the school library. Each year we lose several hundred books and they cost a lot of money to replace. Thank you. RUGBY CURTAIN RAISER: We are very proud that our under 55kg rugby team played the curtain raiser at Eden Park on Saturday before the Auckland vs Northland game. Glen Taylor played Koru School who have many members of their team in the SCHOOL BREAKFAST PROGRAMME: Auckland Roller Mills team, so competition was fierce. It was a great will run five days a week for this term. This would not have eventuated experience for them to play to a full stadium. Thanks to Chris Lokeni and without our committed parents who prepare breakfast daily, our health team Chris Owen, Community Rugby Development Manager. students who turn up to help out and the generosity of Steve Farrelly who supplies us with milo and bread. FOOD DISTRIBUTION: Steve Farrelly from time to time donates food such as bread and rice to the school. Our social worker Anna Bern plays a key role in distributing this. So if your child comes home bringing food they were given at school, you will know where it has come from. We hope it goes a small way to easing your family budget. PROPERTY: Slow progress is being made on our senior block toilet refurbishments. This is due to on-going discussions regarding the water tightness of the windows and the need for installation of improved flashings.
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