Term 1

WEEK 3

18th February 2019

Notes from the Principal

18 February

Kia ora koutou,

Sport at Evans Bay

Week 2 of the term has now come and gone and our sports coordinators are in the early stages of setting up sports for Term 1. These sports give our students many opportunities to participate in activities out of school hours.

We are very fortunate at Evans Bay to have a supportive community who allow us to run a large variety of activities for the students. Some of these are sports our staff about coaching and managing sports they are passionate and want to be involved in. However we don't have enough staff for all the sports and teams we have, and we need parent help to make them happen.

If you are willing and able to help, please make this known to Karl Emson or Shane Lavery, our sports coordinators, as assistance is greatly appreciated and much needed. We would really like to thank each and everyone of you who have already stepped forward to assist. When people give up their time, it can be sometimes overlooked, and we need to remember this when we see people out supporting our students.

From time to time coordinators need to make difficult decisions about their teams or make mistakes. If you find something isn't right, please contact the school - Karl or Shane, and we can work to sort it out with you. Contact can be made with by phone or email. We want the very best for the students in our care.

This term we would like to thank Mary Sagato (Teacher) - Floorball Coordinator, Elize Maritz (Teacher) - Waterpolo Coordinator, Karl Emson (Teacher) - Badminton & Touch Rugby Coordinator and Deidre Leith (Teacher) - Netball Coordinator. As well as Barbara Cotton (Parent) and Karl Strode-Penny (Parent) our Underwater Hockey Coordinators as well as the other parents who have already volunteered to coach teams. Without these people we would not have sports up and running at EBIS.

We will shortly be seeking support for our Term 2 sports, if you can help please get involved.

Nga mihi nui, Tofa soifua, Kind regards,

Louise Bray-Burns

Principal


SCHOOL NEWS

Gardening @ EBIS - Working Bee

We need your help! At EBIS we’re working hard at making our grounds beautiful and green, though can’t do it without the help and support of our community.

Last year helpers put over 300 native plants from Wellington City Council in the ground and EBIS looks all the better for it. This year in May we’re due to receive another 355 plants to place around our new bike track, eastern and north eastern boundaries of our field. The grounds require a lot of preparation beforehand so we could do with all the help we can get!

Garden working bees will be held each Saturday in Week 4 and 8 of each term from 10 till 12pm. Working bees for this term will be:

  • Saturday 2nd of March, 10 to 12pm
  • Saturday 30th of March, 10 to 12pm.


So if fancy yourself a green thumb, not afraid to roll up your sleeves or get dirty then come along! Kids are welcome, tools will be provided as well as a light morning tea. Please let me know if you’d like to attend our first one by emailing me at alitherland@ebis.school.nz.


Ngā mihi,

Alex Litherland | Specialist Science Teacher


Wanted for the Foods Room

Glass Jars

Glass jars with lids for pickling vegetables.

If you have clean jars with undamaged lids can you

please send to school for the foods room.

Pasta machines

If anyone has pasta machines that they no longer need and would like to get rid of. I would love them for the foods room if they are in working condition and have all the parts.

SPORT AT EBIS

Athletics Day - This Wednesday

School Athletics Day at Newtown Park on Wednesday the 20th of Feb. This Wednesday we will be out competing for the EBIS Athletics Cup. Come along and support your child and their team by dressing in the appropriate colour.


The team colours are:

Tokerau – Blue

Rawhiti – Yellow

Uru – Black

Tonga – Red

Nga Hau e Wha – Green


Please see the time table of events, we look forward to seeing you there. The friends of EBIS will also be hosting a BBQ as a fundraiser so make sure to bring some cash along (no Eftpos)

Please note School buses will not operate on this day and students will need to make their own way to and from Newtown Park.


Term 1

WEEK 2

11th February 2019

Notes from the Principal

10 February 2019


Kia ora koutou,

As we enter our second week back, I would like to firstly thank you for assisting the staff to make the start of the year so successful for your children. Meeting the new students before school started was an excellent initiative which made the start of year much easier for both the teachers and the students.

Staffing at EBIS I would also like to update you on our staffing for 2019. We are fully staffed in our classrooms and we welcome Melissa Watt team leader of Uru and teaching in room 14, Nick Difelice teaching in room 6, Johan Balzer teaching in room 1. We are very fortunate to have been able to find such great staff with the current teacher shortage!

We also have Reuben Lauridsen and Amandine Moreau – two youth workers we have been fortunate to have in our school. Currently we are looking for a school counsellor, but our youth workers will assist with student welfare until such time as we find the right person for the counsellor role.

We also have Tom Cathro and Natalie Hodge, masters students, who will be working in rooms 5 and 7 with Jayne Taylor and Jason Barkle for the year.

We lost our caretaker at the end of January. Wayne Dudley, has retired after being at Evans Bay for many years. We were so sad to see him go and are now looking hard for someone to fill this role.





Korero Whanau/Disco Our first get together with parents is in week 3 on 21 February. This is our korero whanau evening where we will be giving you the opportunity to find out how we do things at EBIS. I would like to take this opportunity to encourage you to diary the date and come along. It will start at 6.30pm and go until 8.30pm the same times as the first disco for the year. We also have babysitting available at school, if you need your child looked after. A notice is coming home today with your child about it.

Phones at School This year we are introducing a Digital Citizenship programme for the students. Until they have completed the programme, they will need to hand their phones into their classroom teacher at the start of each day to be locked up in the valuables cupboard and collect it at the end of the day to take home. If a child is found using their phone during the school day it will be held by the Senior Management Team and the child will need to collect it from them at the end of the day.

Again thank you so much for all your help and support with the start of the new school year, the staff have really appreciated it.

Ngā mihi nui, Tofa soifua, Kind regards,

Louise Bray-Burns

Principal

SCHOOL NEWS

DISCO/KORERO WHĀNAU EVENING TERM 1

On Thursday evening 21st February 2019 we are running the first school disco for the year. Our term 1 korero whānau evening will be on at the same time.

Disco

The disco will run from 6:30pm - 8:30pm with a $5.00 entry fee per student, which they pay as they enter on the night. There will be food and water for sale from the tuck shop during the evening and students will need cash to pay for both. The doors for the disco open at 6:30pm. Each student must bring their signed permission slip to attend, as no student will be allowed to enter the hall without a completed form.

Students are not permitted to leave the hall during the disco unless a parent or caregiver picks them up. Valuables and phones will be collected and stored safely while the disco is on and these will be returned at the end of the night. Parents and caregivers must collect their children by 8.30pm as all students must leave the disco accompanied by an adult. We are really looking forward to the evening and thank you for your support to make this fun for the students at EBIS.

Korero Whānau

This term the focus for our korero whānau evening is to introduce the Evans Bay Intermediate School curriculum and several of the staff members with responsibility for leading the key programmes within the school. Topics that will be covered include Literacy, Numeracy, PB4L/Restorative practices and other core subjects as well as this years special programmes like School Production, Intermediate Pasifika Festival and overnight camps.

All parents are invited to be part of the conversation on what is happening this year and how we can all support the students to achieve in 2019. A warm drink and slices will be supplied at the start of the evening. If you would like to attend please register at: School interviews. Go to www.schoolinterviews.co.nz , then go to make a booking. Once there you will be asked to enter a code - the code for this evening is mkr26.

Breakfast Club @ EBIS

EBIS is part of the KickStart Breakfast club where we get cereal and milk donated to our school

Last year we have realised that there is a need for fruit and we had a few parents donating fruit on a regular basis.

Please contact me at wswanepoel@ebis.school.nz if you can perhaps donate a small amount of fruit on a weekly, fortnightly or monthly basis.

Gardens @ EBIS


Are you a keen gardener?

Do you like to volunteer from time to time?

Do you think you have what it takes to move our gardens to the next level?


Then YOU ARE THE ONE WE WANT to join the “GARDENS @ EBIS” group. We already have a small very dedicated group of parents, but we can always do with more.

Tasks this year will mostly be:

  • Maintenance of gardens that we started last year (weeding)
  • Planting new plants we will receive in May

Please let me if you want to be part of this group. We promise we will not expect you to offer each weekend to work in the EBIS gardens

wswanepoel@ebis.school.nz


FRIENDS of EBIS

We are looking for a group of parents!

What kind of people do we want?

  • Passionate people
  • Energetic people
  • People who have creative ideas
  • People who who really want to help us making EBIS an even better school

Does it mean we will expect them to devote all your time? NOT AT ALL

What kind of actions will there be?

  • We need people who can help with ideas how we can raise money this year (easy ways to raise lots of money)
  • We need people who have contacts in the community
  • We need people who can help with application for grants
  • We need people who can sometimes do the hard yards and help with projects


Please help us!!! If you want to be part of the FRIENDS of EBIS group, please email me at wswanepoel@ebis.school.nz


Wanted for the Foods Room

Glass Jars

Glass jars with lids for pickling vegetables.

If you have clean jars with undamaged lids can you

please send to school for the foods room.

Pasta machines

If anyone has pasta machines that they no longer need and would like to get rid of. I would love them for the foods room if they are in working condition and have all the parts.

Thank you

SPORT AT EBIS

EBIS Athletics Day

The whole school has been out and about practicing the various skills for Athletics. We are looking forward to putting these to the test and competing for our teams at the School Athletics Day at Newtown Park on Wednesday the 20th of Feb.

This is a great day full of healthy competition and participation by all our students. Come along and support your child and their team by dressing in the appropriate colour.


The team colours are:

Tokerau – Blue,

Rawhiti – Yellow

Uru – Black

Tonga – Red

Nga Hau e Wha – Green.


The time table of events is below, we look forward to seeing you there. The friends of EBIS will also be hosting a BBQ as a fundraiser so make sure to bring some cash along (no Eftpos)

Please note School busses will not operate on this day and students will need to make their own way to and from Newtown Park.