July 24, 2019

Grocery Raffle Items

Our Grocery raffle is the best one around - and raises close to $6000 for our school.  It is only a huge success with your amazing support.  Each week for the next 7 weeks please bring an item to school that is on the picture.
Items must be in good condition and not expired
Ngā Mihi
Wendy and Lyndon 

July 18, 2019

Welcome to Term Three!

Kia ora koutou

I trust you have all had wonderful holidays and time to relax and recharge ready for Term 3.

We have been working at school this week to prepare for the term ahead and are really excited about the learning opportunities that are scheduled for your tamariki.

We will be preparing for our school Cross Country this term.  This often brings with it a flurry of notes excusing children from participating.  We do not make children run.  We do however expect all children to be able to at least walk around the field to prepare for this event.  The teachers will also be doing this every day.  Your kids will need good shoes to do this in (heelies and gumboots are not good for this training).

We are really enjoying using Seesaw to communicate with you all and will continue to do so.  If you have not signed up to Seesaw yet or are having problems please let one of us know.

Thank you to those parents who are in regular communication with us about both highs and lows in your children's lives.  We love sharing pics of exciting events and appreciate when you let us know if your child has other events happening in their lives that can impact on their day.

Please keep that correspondence coming.

A few reminders:

Library day is Wednesday.
Headphones are essential to have at school - we do not have class sets.
Home readers come home on Fridays and you keep these for the week - then get new ones the following Friday.  Please see the teachers if these are not making the trip home.
We have an open-door policy and are always happy to chat.

See you Monday
Lyndon and Wendy 

May 26, 2019

Week 5

Kia ora,

Frankley School is closed on Monday 27 May due to a Teacher Only Day.  Due to the nationwide strike actions, it is also closed on Wednesday 29 May.

Ngā mihi
Wendy and Lyndon.

May 15, 2019

Student Led Conferences NEXT WEEK

Hi all

Student Led Conferences are NEXT WEEK on Monday and Wednesday.  They are informal meetings between you and your child - with the teachers available to support the sharing of their learning.  If you cannot make either of these dates we are very happy for you to pop in when it suits you at any time next week - but just be aware if during class hours we will not be able to join in with the conversation.

We have up to 8 groups of families in our hub at any one time and there really is no particular time limit - that depends on how much your child wants to share.

This information has been shared in newsletters and on our Facebook Community Page over the last two weeks.

If you want a formal Parent Teacher Interview you will need to email us to arrange a time.

Nga Mihi
Wendy and Lyndon.

Click on the link below for all the information you need.


May 10, 2019

What an exciting day!

What an exciting day we had today after getting an amazing invite from Custom Construction to watch a helicopter transport a 1 Tonne pool to its new home!

We got to FEEL the wind and HEAR the helicopter right above us!  It was an amazing sight to see.

Thanks so much to Jesse's mum and dad (Karen and Nathan) for this amazing opportunity!

Ngā Mihi

Te Pihinga

April 26, 2019

Term Two -------- All you need to know--------

Kia Ora Te Pihinga families.

We trust your holidays went well.
Lyndon and I are excited about what Term Two will bring for our learners.

Nuts and Bolts:

  • Our library day is still on Wednesday.
  • Every Child requires headphones for school.
  • Most notices go out via this blog or seesaw ... but please check your children's bags for notices every now and then.
  • Toys are not a good idea to bring to school.  Last term we had a lot of stealing take place.  We have plenty of wet day activities for your children to do if stuck inside.
  • Reading books that go home.  Last term we noticed a lot of books either did not make it home or were not read at home.  Because of this, we have decided to change the way we send readers home.  For this week your child will not bring home a home reader until FRIDAY.  Then they will bring home 4 books - that they have read during the week and they can keep them at home until the following FRIDAY.  Then we will exchange books for the next week.  This allows your child to read at their leisure - also allowing reading to take place during the weekends if your weeknights are jam-packed with activities - or your child is too tired to enjoy this experience with a family member.  Please ensure your child has a reading bag especially heading into wetter weather.  Home readers will ONLY come home with learners who are reading on the colour wheel (red to purple levels).  Our more independent readers are encouraged to choose a book of their choice and read independently each night for at least 20 minutes.  Please pop in to see Wendy or Lyndon if you are unsure where your child is at with their reading.
  • School Reports.  Some learners will bring home school reports at the end of Week 3 this term.  Some learners will bring home school reports at the end of Week 10 this term.  We send home reports at different times of the year depending on your child's birthdate and/or time spent at school.
  • We are LOVING seesaw and it is so great to see so many parents interacting with their children.  If you are having any problems with Seesaw please pop in to see one of us.
And lastly please remember we are available to chat with you if you need us.  Please either email to make a time or come between 8.20 and 8.50 as after that we do need to be available for our learners and their needs.

Ngā Mihi
Wendy and Lyndon.