| Bombay School Newsletter 14 November 2019 ( #35) |
~ Our Best Always ~ Ake Runga ~
2019 SponsorsMatthew Bagley (IT Support)
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Latest Pool News Term Dates for 2020
Hunua Camp Info
Introducing new full-time fixed term teachers for 2020
Charlotte Dorotich is a very experienced teacher.
She comes to us from Opaheke School where she a current team leader. Charlotte will be working in a maternity leave position for 2020.
Kate is a strong classroom practitioner who has high expectations that children will succeed. She is currently working in Kotuitui. Kate will take on a fixed term role in 2020.
Class Placements - What's the process?
As we work towards finalising class lists for 2020, I thought it would be a good idea to share some insights into how the process works.
Classroom placement at Bombay is a process that takes our staff many hours of careful thought and consideration. Staff know the children well in terms of their personalities, classroom friends, and learning habits. Near the end of each school year, senior leaders begin to gather data from a range of sources. They then draft class lists and take this to each teaching team.
Staff then try to create a balance — to integrate fast and slow learners, shy and assertive personalities, and children from different backgrounds. Current teachers look at the lists and bring their knowledge to the table. While your child's current teacher is perhaps most qualified to match your child with his/her next teacher, you can certainly be involved. This is why we asked for your input as well and it is given serious consideration. The deadline for your input is 25 November @10pm. ( A period of 11 days was set aside for this.) . Please complete this form, Mrs Stafford-Bush, Mrs Batters and Mr Petersen have access to this form.
In no particular order, we consider:
We understand that occasionally children are upset with their class placement. It is not uncommon for individuals to hear that a certain teacher is the best to have or to feel that one teacher has a reputation for being too strict – often these “reputations” are what leads to the child’s feelings. It is critically important for you to know that students’ attitudes towards their teachers and school are highly influenced by the attitudes and strategies of their parents.
You can provide your child with a successful beginning of the year experience by responding to their classroom assignment with positive enthusiasm. Through confidence in our children’s ability to deal with change and parent’s cooperation and trust, we can all work together to enhance personal development and provide a positive school climate for all.
Teachers for Term 1 2020
Kotare Year 0 - 2
Tuhono Year 3 - 4
Kotuitui Year 5 - 6
Kakahu Year 7-8
|Room 4 - empty T1 & T2|
Room 4 - T3 & T4 - Miss Lemon
|Room 9 Year 2/3|
Miss Raman & Mrs Batters
|Room 1 Year 5 /6|
T1 & T2 Miss Lemon
T3 & T4 Mrs Wang
Year 7 / 8
|Room 5 - New Entrant/ Year 1|
Mrs Cameron Mrs Muir
|Room 10 Year 3/4|
|Room 2 Year 5 / 6|
Year 7 / 8
|Room 6 - Year 1 / 2|
|Room 11 Year 3/4|
|Room 3 Year 5 / 6|
Year 7 / 8
|Room 7 - Year 1 / 2|
|Room 12 Year 3/ 4|
Mrs Steer & Mrs Batters
Mrs Burford will be on leave for Term 1. She will be using the time to help her son settle into school.
Mrs Wang will be on leave for Term 1-2. She has won a prestigious science fellowship. She will be engaged in science professional development and she will be bringing that learning to Bombay when she returns in term 3.
We will cover teacher release time from our pool of preferred relievers.
I now welcome any special requests with regard to your child's classroom placement for 2020. This will include which teacher you would prefer for your child and which children you would want your child to be with or separated from in 2020. Please use this form
Composite Classes Explained
Composite classes can be confusing because one could focus on the age of the children rather than on their learning stage. If you would like to know more about composite classes, click here.
Please come and see me
If you have any questions or concerns about how the school will function, please come and see me or send me an email. I would rather that you heard from the school directly.
|Hunua Camp : Year 3-4 . Rooms 8,9,10.11|
Hunua Camp Info
ASB Banking day is Wednesday. Bring your banking into the office. If you would like to open a bank account please collect forms from the office.
Uniform - Please label all uniform items clearly. We have a large collection of lost property. Labelled items will be returned to their owner. Thank you
For information on the Yr 3/4 Hunua Camp follow this link: https://bit.ly/2HvZGWf
Lost - has anyone accidentally picked up Quinn’s jumpers. He is room 7, he has lost 2 jumpers size 6 and both are named with Quinn Packer and my cell number. Please return to Rm 7 if found. Thank you.
Free to good home
A family have donated some martial arts uniforms and gear. If you would like them please come to the office to collect. First in first serve. See below:
Wednesday 20 November Franklin Zone Athletics
Thursday 28 November Champion of Champions Athletics
Thursday 5 December Kotare and Tuhono Athletics Day. Starting at 9am until lunch time
Wednesday 13 November North Group Athletics
Well done to all the children who represented Bombay school at this event held yesterday. We had a great day with some impressive results.
Yr 6 Girls Samantha L 1st 60m, 3rd 100m, 1st Long Jump, 2nd High Jump Phoebe L 2nd 60m, 1st 100m, 3rd 800m Olivia B 3rd Discus, Danika W 1st High Jump
Yr 5 Girls Piper L 2nd 200m, 2nd 800m, 2nd 1500m 1st Long Jump, 1st High Jump Milla T 2nd Long Jump
Yr 5 Boys Oliver A 1st 60m, 1st 200m, 2nd 100m, 1st Shotput, 1st Long Jump, 1st High Jump Dylan L 3rd 100m Carter J 3rd Discus Jake H 3rd 800m
Yr 6 Boys Meng L 2nd 60m Corey C 2nd Discus Jussi M 1st 800m, 1st 1500m, 3rd Discus, 3rd Long Jump Cameron J 1st High Jump Kyle M 2nd 800m, 2nd 1500m, 2nd High Jump
Yr 7 Girls Angela M 2nd Long Jump, 2nd High Jump, 3rd Discus Tess R 1st 1500m Sophie S 2nd 1500m Amber S 3rd 800m
yr 7 Boys Cohen R 2nd 1500m, 2nd High Jump
Yr 8 Girls Abbey W 3rd 100m Scout L 1st High Jump Sasha N 3rd 800m, 3rd High Jump Drew M 1st 800m, 1st 1500m
Yr 8 Boys Kalvin L 2nd Long Jump Samuel C 3rd 800m
Kiaido Ryu Martial Arts (www.martialarts.co.nz)
Bombay School Hall Mondays and Wednesdays from 5:35pm
Ph: Richard 09 2925851 or mb/txt: 021 811199
Young at Art are running pre-Christmas workshops from 19th - 23rd December this year with Kiwi Christmas Acrylic paintings, Table decorations, Elf on the Shelf Papier mache and our Supersonic ‘BIG Christmas Variety Workshop’ on Friday 20th Dec. This includes watercolour cards, decorations and present making for family members. For more information or to book please check out: http://www.youngatart.co.nz/
|Seasons For Growth is a grief, loss and change program for children and teens, and helps them deal with challenges in their lives e.g separation, divorce, death or family changes. The next after-school program starts on Thursday 24th of October, 4pm-5pm at St Andrews Church hall in Pukekohe. A Parent Programme is also available. The Programs run for 8 weeks during term time. For enquiries or enrolments please phone/text Marisa Skilton on 021 142 5812, office on 238 7228, or contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more info go to www.pukekohecommunityaction.|
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