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Update 9 - 30th May 2019

Board of Trustees | 2019 Elections | Voting
Nominations for the 2019 elections have closed and we are fortunate enough to have 10 approved candidates to go to an election.
Our returning officer (CES) will be sending out voting papers in the post for our parent community to complete in order to vote for the five parents you wish to elect as your Board of Trustee representatives.

Next Steps:
- You will receive your voting papers in the post from Wednesday 29th May. If not received by Saturday 1st June please let the school office know asap.
- Votes must be cast and returned to CES in the mail or handed into the school office by 12 noon on 7th June.
Only postal votes received with postal dates before noon on 7th June will be counted as valid.
Any votes mailed or handed into the office MUST be in the envelope provided to be valid.
Only one voting paper per envelope.
- CES will open and examine all voting papers, validate them and count the votes.
- As soon as the election results are known CES will liaise with the school so that information can be displayed.
- The newly elected board will take office on Friday 14th June.

We would like to thank our candidates for putting themselves forward in support of Stonefields School.

Please click here to view your candidates.

Please Note: As stated above, you are welcome to drop your voting paper in at the school office, please use the post box provided. All votes must be posted in the election post box by 12 noon on 7th June. Votes posted with no official envelope will be void.

Learner-Led Conference
A reminder that Learner-Led Conferences take place on Wednesday 5th June
School will be closing at 1.30 pm ready for the Learner Led Conferences to start at 2.00pm. 
If you are able to collect your children at 1:30 pm from School you are welcome to do so. Kelly Club will open early due to early school finish.

Bookings are made by clicking here and using the unique code 5htrv
(Please note the time slot from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm is not available for Year 1)
Bookings close at 9:30am on Tuesday 4th June
Hub Koru: 
Due to the set up being slightly different for Hub Koru learners, you will have received an email on Friday 17th May with more information and the unique codes for booking your preferred time.

The Learner Led Conferences (LLCs) provide an authentic opportunity for children to take ownership and responsibility to showcase what they are learning, share how they are going and what their next learning steps are.
A conference can last around 45 minutes to an hour. Your child will lead the conference and share their learning, evidence of their achievements and the types of learning experiences they are involved in at School. 

Child Safety
We take child safety very seriously and with the cooler months upon us and the roads becoming wetter, we thought it was time to send a reminder about how you can play your part in keeping our learners safe. 
Please take the time to review these here

When: Friday 28th June 2019
  • Junior Disco |Yr 0- 3| 5:30pm - 6:45pm
  • Senior Disco |Yr 4-8| 7:15pm - 8:45pm
Dressing up is optional, just put on your dancing shoes and join us for a night of fun. 

This year, we will be running a cashless event. We have various disco packages available for purchase through our online shop, ranging between $8 - $15.
There will be no cash sales prior. Sales close at midnight on Friday 21st June 2019. 
An event band will be handed out in the Hubs on Friday 28th June to all disco-goers. Make sure you bring your ticket to the disco to claim your items purchased.

As always, for these events to be successful, we require parent help on the night. If you are able to assist, click here using the unique code: zafmv

We ask that children are dropped off at the hall door from where they will be supervised by teachers and volunteers. 
There will be a parent mix and mingle in Hub 2 for all parents (and siblings) that would like to stay for the duration of the disco. We have set up an option to purchase pizza to enjoy at the mix and mingle through the online shop and refreshments will be available. 

Please note the disco is only open to learners who attend Stonefields School.

Staff News
Hub 5
We welcome Hope Griffin who will be joining the Hub 5 team from the start of Term 3. Hope joins us from the United Kingdom. She brings with her experience within the Google platform, Digital literacies, and strong science background. She is highly adaptable and motivated and is passionate not only in teaching learners but also mentoring and supporting teachers new to the profession.
We would like to take this opportunity in wishing Mel all the very best as she begins her journey of motherhood.

Hub 1
During Term 2, Ashleigh will be taking a step back from her mornings only teaching into a volunteer position while she continues to recover from a concussion injury.
We welcome Libby Patterson who will be working alongside Lisa Gower in a job share position. Lisa works a full day on a Monday - Wednesday with Libby working full day on a Thursday and Friday.
Libby joins us from Meadowbank Primary where she taught in a collaborative setting, prior to that she taught overseas in the UK for 2 years. Libby has a passion for the arts and PE.

Upcoming Lunchtime Market Days
Hub 10 and 12 Market Day 
When: Thursday 20th June @ Lunchtime
Where: Outside Hub 10 and 12
Hub 5 Market Day
When: Thursday 27th June @ Lunchtime
Where: Outside Hub 5

This term, the learners in Hub 10,12 and Hub 5 have been working hard during ‘ET’ (Exploring Through) producing items and activities to sell at their Market Days.
They hope to raise money for hub activities while increasing awareness of financial literacy by extending their knowledge of income, expenses, and budgeting.
This will be a chance for all learners to buy products and enjoy what is on offer.
We would greatly appreciate your support in allowing your child to bring in a small amount of money to spend on the above dates.

Eastern Zones Year 8 Boys Football Tournament
Well done to our boys who took part in the Eastern Zones Football Tournament today. They certainly revelled in the challenge of playing against quality opposition.
We are extremely proud of their high level of respect both on and off the field. After some tight and tough games, we finished our day with an emphatic win!

The netball season is in full swing and it's great to see all the teams out practising and playing up at the netball centre! Well done to Year 4 Team Purple who have won both their grading games, 6-3 win against Pt England and 2-0 against Glendowie. The grading games have been a success and we are looking forward to hearing more great results
If you would like to share your team's highlights please email us.
Stonefields School World Cup Day
A reminder of the Stonefields School World Cup Day on Friday 7th June.
Need to know:
Learners will be placed in a team for the day. We are encouraging all learners to dress in the colours of their team. Learners will be advised by their Hub teachers what team (country) they are "representing" 
Lots of activities will be physical so learners need to wear trainers.
You are more than welcome to come and watch this exciting event take place.
  • Kick Off: 11:30am
  • Half Time (lunch) 12:50pm - 1:40pm
  • Final Whistle: 2:50pm
 Should the event be postponed due to the weather on Friday 7th June, this will be communicated via the School app. The "save date" for the event is Friday 14th June 2019. 

Parent Event Calendar

School Supervision 
Hub doors open at 8.30am. Teachers are not able to actively supervise learners prior to 8.30am. Should learners need to arrive at school before 8.30am they will need to be booked into Kelly Club. Kelly Club provides both before and after school care. Email to make a booking.

Payments through Kindo
Did you know, for your convenience, you can obtain your receipt directly from Kindo?
Simply log into Kindo, go to "My Orders" and e-mail the receipt to yourself.
If it is a donation receipt, the "Formal Donation Receipt" that is accepted by IRD will be an attachment.
For assistance, please contact the Kindo Help Desk

Auckland University are looking for volunteers
School of Optometry and Vision Science.
Click here for more information

Parenting Place Workshops 
Term 2 at Parenting Place is full of exciting events. Click here for more information 
2019 Entertainment Books | Bonus Early Bird Offers
Click here to pre-order the NEW 2019 | 2020 Entertainment Membership and receive bonus offers you can use right away!

Lunn Avenue Store Promotions

Mention Stonefields School at the till when paying for your items and we earn points towards materials.

Mention Stonefields School at the till to receive a 5% discount.

Term Dates 2019
T1: 4 Feb - 12 April
T2: 29 April - 5 July
T3: 22 July - 27 Sept
T4: 14 Oct - 18 Dec