Lessons with Mrs Wright and Mr Hall begin this Thursday 20 June.
Senior classes 1.45 – 2pm
Junior classes 2.10-2.30pm
The chairperson of the Board of Trustees was elected at the BOT meeting last week. Nikki Pateman is the new Omokoroa Point BOT Chairperson.
The books are being delivered on Tuesday and are available for pick up any afternoon this week. The books must be delivered by 23rd June. Lists were sent out last week with children for families to help with delivery. If you have any problems or queries please contact Julie Weatherley 5480568. Thank you.
MAORI LANGUAGE WEEK
Maori language week is 1-7 July. The focus is “Nga Ingoa Maori” (Maori place names around Aotearoa.)
During Maori Language week we will be having a hangi for lunch on Friday 5 July. Due to numbers the hangi is only available for students, helpers and staff, however parents are most welcome to visit the school early on Friday morning to observe the hangi preparations.
We will ask for a koha (donation) of at least $2 to help cover costs.
RELIEF TEACHER AIDE
We are looking for a special person to join our team to work with Alysha as our relief teacher aide. If you have time available and would be able to fill in when needed please contact the school office for a job description and come in to see Vicki for more information.
CROSS COUNTRY WEEK
The weather was amazing, our children ran their hearts out and we had awesome parent support for our two cross country events last week. A big thank you to Steve Roach for helping us set up our gazebos up at Whakamarama and to the parents who helped out with marshalling. Congratulations to the following junior students:
Year 1 Girls Year 1 Boys
1st Mackenzie Vickers 1st Mason Weatherley
2nd Sierra Dresner 2nd Ollie Giles-Miller
3rd Millie Roest 3rd Reuben Roberts
4th Sammy Berwick 4th Corey van Heerden
Year 2 Girls Year 2 Boys
1st Imogen Coultas 1st Joel West
2nd Briana McNaughten 2nd Michael van Lieshout
3rd Mercedez Corbett-Pitman 3rd Jackson Clark
4th Lucy Penellum 4th Austin Cresswell
Year 3 Girls Year 3 Boys
1st Serena Laurie 1st Thomas Presland
2nd Jazmin Hayes 2nd Elias Cresswell
3rd Freyja Pepper 3rd Ryan Jenkins
4th Zoya Stott 4th Koby Proctor
The Year 4-6 students raced up at Whakamarama against our other local schools – Pahoia, Whaka, Matahui Road, Omokoroa No 1.
Congratulations to Ella Ryan 1st place and Tamsin Coultas 7th place in the Year 4 girls, Lucy Turner 3rd place in the Year 5 girls and Elaraine Oakes and Zara Weatherley who were 6th equal in the Year 6 girls race.
The Year 7&8 students raced against our Tall Poppies cluster – Oropi, Omokoroa No 1, Te Puna, Kaimai, Tauriko, Pyes Pa and Matahui Road.
Congratulations to Lily Alton 1st place, Hannah Audas 2nd place and Holly Topp 7th place in Year 7 girls.
Good luck to our Year 4-6 runners who will be competing at the North cluster cross country this Tuesday.
Matariki Celebrations have begun with Pam Sycamore visiting classes last week and this week to teach us about Matariki – the Maori New Year.
READING BOOK AMNESTY
HELP! We are missing a number of our junior reading books. Could you check at home for any readers or library books and return these to school (no questions askedJ) Just pop them in to your teacher as soon as possible.
Welcome to OPS IT tidbit. Each week we will share an IT idea with you. This could be an interesting app/website to enrich your child's learning or a piece of advice on how to use IT safely in the home. Enjoy!
Tidbit 1: KidRex Search engine (www.kidrex.org)
Did you know there is a search engine especially designed for kids to use instead of google? It is a fun and safe search engine. It has a filter installed to avoid any inappropriate websites and targets kid friendly sites. You can use it on a tablet or IPad as well, just download the app!
Assembly Awards for Week 6
Room 1: Ben Toohey- For a remarkable effort in cross country
Holly Topp- For superb effort into all your learning
Room 2: Kyrin Palmer- Enthusiastic learning
Jack Towers-Woodhead- For quiet determination
Levon Barton- VIP –Consideration
Room 3: Piata Ahipene- Terrific effort in handwriting
Sammy Berwick- Well done. Knowing your 28 word card words
Lyla Britton- Terrific thinking in writing and stretching words
Tai Rimmer- Great effort learning words
Dhansheel Kaur- Terrific thinking when adding & subtracting
Room 4: Emily Keith- Star of the Week for the most house points
Ollie Giles-Miller- Super reading of high frequency words
Janae O’Prey- Super work habits and manners
Room 6: Layla Hoskin- Max award for being creative in writing
Jessica McGowan- For showing great progress in writing
Ryan Vickers- Our hero- responsibility & great thinking
Room 7: Thea Roest- Terrific attitude- Welcome back!
Eva Karena- Star of the week
Jason Cartwright- Great progress on reading
Emma Audas- Wonderful progress in reading
Room 8: Lucy Turner- Gizmo For maths results, improved focus & emerging leadership qualities
Royce Trask- For using his initiative to help others
Waimarino Kuka-Gordon- For sharing her knowledge & expertise with the class
Room 9: Zara Weatherley- For being generous, humble and caring
Georgia Dresner- For her effort to spell well
Emma Gordon-Glassford- For improved relationships
Principal’s: Sam Cartwright – for enthusiasm at rehearsals
Dylan Rossiter-Popp – great persistence at cross country
STUDENT OF THE WEEK
Lucy Turner – for your emerging leadership qualities
POPS FM 107.3 THIS WEEK’S DJ’S
Breakfast and morning shows 8am – 9am and 10.10am – 10.30am. Nicole and Elaraine.
The lunchtime show is 12pm – 1.30pm. Hannah and Caitlin.
House Teams Points Week 2 Term 2
Year 7 & 8 Fundraising Raffle
Raffle tickets are available at the office. $2 a ticket or 3 for $5. Prizes: 1st - $200 Countdown voucher, 2nd - $150 Fuel voucher, 3rd - $180 original artwork.
This year each class, as well as the Student Council, Enviro team and POPS FM have started blogs. You can find the links to the blogs on the students’ page of our website www.omokoroapoint.school.nz
PLAYER OF THE DAY
OPS Dreamers v Mount Intermediate
OPS Mistics v Golden Sands
Aaliyah Tana & Zara Weatherley
OPS Korus v Katikati Dodgers
Player of the Day
OPS Red Sticks vs Mount
Omokoroa Playcentre MOVIE NIGHT - "THE GREAT GATSBY"
June 24th Rialto Cinema
Nibbles at 5:30pm Movie starts at 6pm.
We are fundraising for a new playground which will be a fantastic asset to the community.
Tickets are $20 and available at playcentre or I will be selling tickets after school on Wed 19th and Fri 21st at the front gate. This will be a fun night and is open to everyone, we will also be having a raffle on the night with some fantastic prizes.
Please contact me Anmea Hoskin with any questions at email@example.com or 0211152893
Auditions have been held, scripts issued and practices have begun for the main characters. Classes have been allocated parts as follows:
Rooms 1 & 2 Goblins, Room 9 Spiders, Room 8 Eagles, Room 7 Fire Dancers and Wargs (Wolves), Room 6 Elves, Rooms 3 & 4 Hobbits.
If you are able to help out with costumes or props please let us know.
If you would like to buy some of our worm tea we have a limited number of jars for sale for $5 each. There is still some left!J
Check out the school website on a regular basis. The ‘Galleries’ has
slide shows of the The Nukes and Room 7’s Estuary Trips. Go to: www.omokoroapoint.school.nz
On behalf of our new PTA I’d like to invite you all to our next meeting on June 26th.
We will be discussing our fundraising plans for the next 12 months and are keen to hear your suggestions as to how we can improve on your previous wonderful efforts. We would love to listen to new ideas and are looking for ways to revitalise regular events such as the Gala and Quiz Night.
You don’t have to be a committee member to come along; the meetings are open to all parents/carers. It is friendly and informal, and a great way to get to know people. We appreciate it is not always easy to attend a meeting but that doesn’t mean your views can’t be heard. You can put your opinion to one of us directly or via our new email address; firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you for the support you give to the PTA and we look forward to seeing you at a meeting in the future.
Chairperson OPS PTA
MOBILE DENTAL UNIT
The mobile dental unit will be based at Katikati Primary School for the next few weeks. Please contact the therapists on 0212426668 should your child require any dental treatment.