October 11, 2019

Term 4 2019

Kia ora! We hope you have all had restful holidays. Mr Young and Mrs Parkes are back planning for Term 4 and we are really excited about what this term will bring. We are hoping that we have a wonderful parent ( or other family member or friend) who may want to spend a day (or a few mornings) with us to do some sewing. We are after someone who can bring in their own machine and help to sew together (nothing fancy) material to create small bags... prior to the carnival (November 10). If this is something you can do please email either Lyndon or Wendy. Also this term please note the following: Your child will bring home reading books on a Friday to keep for the week and return the following Friday. This is NOT for all children so if you are unsure flick us an email and we can clarify. Library day is still WEDNESDAY. As your children head into term 4 we respectfully ask that you drop them off at the gate and pick them up from the gate to give them more independence. The end of the day is noisy and busy as we pack up it is better for our learners to have fewer distractions. If you need to speak to one of the teachers we are at school from 8.00 am. It gets really busy at 8.55 so please try to see us before then or email us to schedule a meeting for after school. Carnival is fast approaching and we will be advertising for families to help us on the day. One hour of your time is fabulous and we will have over 100-hour slots to fill. We have the Life Education Trust (Harold the Giraffe) visiting this term. This term is also a BUCKET HAT term. A cap is not sufficient and we ask that you all send a bucket hat with your child MONDAY. The contact email for Lyndon is lyndon@frankley.school.nz and for Wendy is wendyp@frankley.school.nz Please follow our Frankley School Community Facebook Page as this has SO much information on it daily. Also please remember to order your child's Calendar art as this closes Monday, October 21. Regards Lyndon and Wendy.

September 4, 2019

We are hosting the next whakangahau! Save the Date........

Te Pihinga is hosting the next Frankley School Whakangahau..... and we want to see you there!


When: Friday 13th September 2019
Where: Frankley School Hall

Starting at 2.15 so come nice and early to get a good seat.

PS: Next week your child will be practising a script.... please help them at home.


Be Kind!

Dear Te Pihinga Families. As we head into the end of Term 3 we are getting lots of 'squabbles', amongst our students. Our daily message to our class members is to be KIND. Respect each other and show manaakitanga, which means to show respect, generosity and care for others. At this age, our learners move from the egocentric bubble they are have been in, and they really start to analyse their peers. This analysis leads to new friendship groups being formed, based on who they want to play, interact and spend quality time with. It is a journey for our learners and these relationships can change daily. Please take the time to TALK with your kids, guide them in their decision making and remind them to always be KIND. Ngā mihi Wendy and Lyndon.



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.