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Final Reminder: Bookings for Hauora Hui Learning Conferences close tomorrow (Monday) at 9am. Link to book conferences below:

Sun Jan 29 05:02pm

Link to book your Hauora Hui 

REMINDER: Hauora Hui Learning Conference Bookings and Big Book Buy Up

Fri Jan 27 02:41pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


A reminder that bookings for Hauora Hui Learning Conferences close on Monday at 9am.


Conferences can be carried out face-to-face on site at school or virtually for those families who may still be away. To book a conference please use the link below. These hui will form an essential part of how we ensure we are developing programmes, opportunities and learning environments that meet our children’s needs and so we would like to see bookings from all families.


Our Annual Big Book Buy Up will also take place during the hui. Please see the information poster below to find out more! 


Hauora Hui Learning Conference Link


Big Book Buy Up Information

Happy New Year! Please click to read an update as we head into the new school year.

Mon Jan 23 02:57pm

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Term 4 Board Brief:

Fri Dec 16 11:27am

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Covid – 19 Update

Thu Dec 15 03:32pm

We have been notified today that a student in Room 11 has tested positive for Covid-19.  They were last at school yesterday.


 

Newsletter No. 21 December 15, 2022

Thu Dec 15 02:26pm

 



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Quick report update! There was a technical glitch stopping Reading progress graphs displaying. Apologies – this has now been fixed.

Tue Dec 13 04:02pm

End of Year Reports:

Tue Dec 13 03:33pm

End of year reports are now live on Hero. Please find a link below to our Assessment and Reporting Guide for parents and whānau to support your understanding of report information. 


Assessment and Reporting Guide

Covid-19 Update

Tue Dec 13 02:50pm

We have been notified today that a student in Room 18 has tested positive for Covid-19 today.  They were last at school yesterday.


A reminder to please keep sick children at home and notify the school of any positive cases.


Many thanks.

2023 Placements:

Mon Dec 12 03:05pm

All children had the opportunity to spend part of the morning today with their Home Room teacher and team for next year. Great fun was had by all! 2023 Home Room placements are now available via Hero. Please navigate to your child’s face and then 2023 class. 

Covid-19 Update

Mon Dec 12 02:28pm

We have been notified today that 2 students in Room 19, 2 in Room 17, 1 in Room 13 and 1 in Room 3 have tested positive for Covid-19.  A Support Staff member from Rapanui also tested positive on Friday. They were all in class on Friday accept for one of the students in Room 17 who was last at school on Thursday. 


A reminder to please keep sick children at home and notify the school of any positive cases.


Many thanks.


 

Reminders: Years 3-8 Tough Kids, Christmas Concert and Helpers ‘Thank You’ Morning Tea

Wed Dec 07 12:58pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Just a few reminders for this week… 


Thursday – Years 3-8 Tough Kids Event at South Brighton Domain: A reminder that all children in Years 3-8 will be heading off site from 11.45am – 2.45pm tomorrow to take part in Tough Kids. Children can wear House colours or fancy dress, but will need a change of clothes and a towel as they are likely to get wet and muddy. A copy of the letter that was sent earlier about this event is attached below. 


Friday – Christmas Concert: On Friday we have our special Christmas Concert at 9.30am where all children will take to the stage to share some festive favourites. Everyone welcome! A reminder that children can dress ‘festively’ or in red and green on Friday. Information about this event and our collection for the City Mission can be found below. 


Friday – Helpers Morning Tea: Following the Christmas Concert we will be sharing a special morning tea with everyone who has given their time to support the school this year. A copy of the invite can be found below. All volunteers welcome! 



Tough Kids Letter



Christmas Concert Information



Thank You Morning Tea Invitation

Covid – 19 Update

Tue Dec 06 02:14pm

We have been notified today that 2 students from Room 19, 2 from Room 18, 1 from Room 13 and 1 from Room 3 have tested positive for Covid-19.  They were all in class yesterday.


A reminder to please keep sick children at home and notify the school of any positive cases.


Many thanks.

Covid – 19 Update

Mon Dec 05 03:06pm

We have been notified today that a student from Room 19 has tested positive for Covid-19 over the weekend.  They were last in class on Friday 2 December.


A reminder to please keep all sick children at home and notify the school of any positive cases.


Many thanks.


 

Newsletter No 20, 2 December 2022

Fri Dec 02 02:27pm

 



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Blow Test Cancellation

Thu Dec 01 02:49pm

Unfortunately the planned Blow Test with the Christchurch School of Music at 3pm today has be cancelled.


Apologies for the inconvenience.  Please find further information regarding the band programme in tomorrow’s newsletter.

Covid-19 update

Thu Dec 01 02:09pm

Kia ora


We have been notified today that a student from Room 16 has tested positive for Covid-19 on 30 November.  They were last in class yesterday.


A reminder to please keep all sick children at home and notify the school of any positive cases.


Many thanks.

Reminder: Music Showcase Assembly tomorrow at 1.30pm where our School Choir and (Concert, Jazz and Rock) Bands will perform. All welcome.

Wed Nov 30 04:17pm

Canterbury Athletics

Wed Nov 30 02:45pm

Kia ora e te whānau


The Canterbury Athletics bus is running late and will now be at school at 4.00pm today.


 


 

Aupaki Touch Overdue Fees- Urgent

Tue Nov 29 09:21am

Thank you so much to those who have paid their child/rens Aupaki Touch Fees. Unfortunately we still have unpaid overdue fees totalling $1,200. The $30 cost has not been added to your child’s account as we rely on parents being proactive with payment for this event. A reminder that you can check on Hero if you have paid by clicking ‘View Donation Payments’ and clicking 2022. We would appreciate immediate payment if your child has participated but not yet paid. Full payment of fees is essential to ensure our future involvement in extra- curricular activities such as touch. 


Ngā mihi nui


Sue Stevens | Business Manager

Board Survey Reminder:

Fri Nov 25 11:01am

Kia ora e te whānau,


In line with Ministry of Education guidelines and our strategic review cycle, Sumner School Board is currently reflecting on the progress of our 2022 Annual Plan, and is beginning to think ahead to the development of our 2023 Annual Plan.


We would love your feedback on how Sumner School is catering for your children and whānau so this can feed into next year’s planning.


We hope that as many people as possible can fill out the survey (link below) so we have a range of views across the full school community.


Ngā mihi, Sumner School Board 


Survey Link

Kia ora! Wear black or dress like a cat mufti day today. Gold coin donations for Trixie’s wellbeing. Thank you all!

Fri Nov 25 07:26am

Mufti Day tomorrow

Thu Nov 24 08:52am

Kia ora e te whānau-  Our ‘Wear black or dress like a cat’ mufti day is tomorrow. This is to support Trixie, the cat who has adopted us as her school, to make sure she has enough to eat.


Please bring a cold coin for our coin trail. Huge thanks to our School Council for organising this.

School closed Thursday afternoon

Wed Nov 23 10:34am

A reminder that school will be closing at 12.30pm tomorrow as the teachers are attending a Union Meeting.  


We appreciate you picking up your children at this time or making other arrangements for their care.  MASH is open if you require childcare.


Thanks


Nga mihi nui


The Office Team


 

Covid Cases

Mon Nov 21 04:43pm

We have been notified today that we have three new case of Covid-19 at school. The children are in Rooms 12,13 and 17 and all last attended school Friday 18th November.
A reminder to please keep all sick children at home and notify the school of any positive Covid cases.

PTA Meeting

Mon Nov 21 12:22pm

Tomorrow (Tuesday) at 3pm in the Waiora Space. All welcome.

Newsletter No.19, November 18, 2022

Fri Nov 18 03:01pm

 



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Covid – 19 Update for Friday

Fri Nov 18 02:10pm

We have been notified today that one of our staff has Covid-19 linked to Te Onepoto and returning from camp on Wednesday.


A reminder to please keep all sick children at home next week and notify the school of any positive cases.


Many thanks.

Covid-19 Update for Thursday

Thu Nov 17 02:23pm

We have been notified today that we have one new case of Covid-19 linked to Room 4.  They attended class yesterday.


A reminder to please keep all sick children at home and notify the school of any positive Covid cases.


Many thanks.

Covid-19 Update for Tuesday

Tue Nov 15 02:08pm

Kia ora 


We have been notified today that we have two additional Covid- 19 cases linked to our school, with one positive case in Room 6 and also a staff member based in Awaroa.  Both these cases were at school yesterday.


Please keep an eye on symptoms arising in your family and notify the school if your child tests positive. A reminder to please keep all sick children at home.


Thanks for your support.

Sibling Photographs this week

Mon Nov 14 03:08pm

PhotoLife are visiting on Thursday this week and if you would like to request a sibling photo you need to complete the form sent home with your children last week.  If you have lost the form please email the Office with your children’s names and room numbers.  admin@sumner.school.nz

Hapori Group – Shoe Box Christmas Collection Notice

Wed Nov 09 03:32pm

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REMINDER – School is closed tomorrow for our Teacher Only Day. Enjoy the long weekend with your whānau and we will see you on Monday!

Wed Nov 09 02:46pm

Covid-19 Case Update – Wednesday

Wed Nov 09 01:54pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


We have been notified today that we have 4 additional Covid-19 cases linked to our school, with positive cases appearing in Rooms 5, 11, 12 and 16. All of these cases have been at school in the last 2 days.


A reminder to please keep an eye on symptoms arising in your family and to keep any sick children away from school.


Many thanks for your support. 

Covid19 Cases Update

Tue Nov 08 09:33am

Kia ora e te whānau,


Just to update you all, we have some Covid-19 cases appearing in our school community again, with 2 positive cases, one in Room 15 and one in Room 10, who were last at school yesterday. A reminder of the current isolation requirements can be found below together with information related to household contacts. Please be mindful of symptoms arising in your family and seek advice about getting a test if needed. Please also continue to notify the school directly of any positive cases. Many thanks for your continued support. Take care.
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Ngā mihi nui



Anna Granger 
Principal



Isolation Requirements

Household Contacts

Cards and Calendars

Mon Nov 07 01:23pm

Did you forget to order your child’s amazing art work from cards and calendars? Fear not! 


Orders have been extended until Thursday 10 November!! 


Head to www.kidsartworks.com now to ensure you don’t miss the deadline. 


Note that orders placed now may be shipped separately to the main order. 

Sumner Community Pool Working Bee and Key Cards:

Fri Nov 04 03:34pm

Sumner community pool needs our help! They are holding a working bee on Sunday from 9am – 12pm to get ready for the 2022/2023 pool season before it is able to open. Please head along to lend a hand (with gardening tools, gloves and and a brush and shovel) if you’re able. All help gratefully received! This is an amazing resource for our school that we would love your help to support. 


Key cards for the pool season are also available now via the email below: $140 for existing members and $160 for new members. 


Please contact Fleur on 0272569691 or admin@sumnerpool.co.nz for more information. 

Newsletter No. 18, 4 November 2022

Fri Nov 04 01:47pm

 



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Student Halloween Disco times and tickets

Thu Nov 03 07:46am

Kia ora e te whānau


The student disco will be tomorrow Friday 4 November. The Year 0 to 4 disco time is 3.30pm to 5.00pm and the Year 5 to 8’s will be 5.15pm to 6.45pm. Tickets are $5.00 and are available now from the school office.There will be face painting and a tuck shop at the disco, so please bring along some cash for those. There will also be a tuck shop voucher for the person with the best costume and another for the person with the best dancing. Lastly, we will have an amazing raffle to win at each disco and a ‘guess the lollies in the jar’ competition!


No preschoolers allowed at the discos sorry 🙁


Ngā mihi

IMPORTANT: Teacher Paid Union Meeting Notification – School Closed from 12.30pm on 24th November.

Wed Nov 02 03:58pm

Kia ora e te whānau, 


Sumner School Board has been notified that the teachers in our school will be attending a Paid Union Meeting on the afternoon of 24 November to discuss the progress of negotiations for their collective employment agreements. This is an entitlement as part of their Collective Agreement. 


The proposed unified public service pay offer and their Wāwāhi Tahā | Time 4 Tamariki campaign aims to win smaller class sizes, more support for high needs students, better recognition of cultural skills, greater job security for our essential relievers and to fairly value and recognise the work of teachers.   


In order for teachers to attend this meeting school will be closed from 12.30pm on Thursday 24th November. We understand the inconvenience that this may cause some families, but as all our teachers will be attending the union meeting for health and safety reasons we are unable to keep the school open. Please organise for your child to be collected at this time. We are working with Mash to confirm supervision from 12.30pm. More information to follow. 


Ngā mihi nui, Sumner School Board. 

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Seesaw

Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in class work.

Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.

Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.

Download the app or open Seesaw here.

Download the School App

Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit an absence and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Te Aroha Primary School in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.