Update 5

8th April 2021

Kia ora

It is hard to believe we are almost at the end of Term 1 for 2021. We hope you had a wonderful Easter break and got to spend quality time with loved ones.

Have a wonderful rest of your week and a happy and safe weekend.

Ngā mihi nui,

Sarah and The Stonefields School Team

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Updating Personal Details

It is vitally important for the school office to have your most up to date details on record.

If any of your personal details (address, contact number etc) or learner medical details have changed, please complete this form

Save the Date - Learner Led Conferences

When: Thursday, 27th May 2021

Important - School will be finishing at 1pm on Thursday, 27th May. All learners are to be collected at 1.00pm or booked into Kelly Club for afterschool care.

What is a Learner Led Conference?

Learner Led Conferences (LLC) take place in Term 2, this is an opportunity for you to be led by your child to understand what they are learning, how they are going and what their next learning steps are. During the 40-60 minute conference, a Hub teacher will share a 10 minute progress update with you. New to LLCs? - click here to learn more.

A reminder that the LLCs are not for Year 0 children, that is learners who start at the beginning of Term 2. Instead, you will have a 5-7 week connect with one of your child's hub teachers.

Pōwhiri - Welcome to New Families

When: Monday, 3rd May | 9.15am.

Details: Our whole school will be formally welcoming our new learners joining Stonefields School in Term 2 (those starting at the beginning of the Term as well as mid Term) with a Pōwhiri. You are most welcome to join us, please gather on the courts at 9.10am. Our new families will meet at the front of the school (next to the school office) at 9.10am.

Following the Pōwhiri at approx 10.00am, we will have refreshments for our visitors in the staff hub upstairs, we would love you to join us.

Lost Property

Unfortunately, we have had confirmation that Ragtagd is no longer in operation. Therefore, no scanning of jumpers placed in the lost property cupboard is taking place and text messages to parents are not being sent.

With the help of a wonderful parent volunteer, the lost property cupboard is currently being sorted through and any named items are being returned to learners in their Hubs. There are however a lot of unnamed items currently in lost property.

There will be a lost property table set up outside the hall alongside Friday cafe tomorrow, Friday 9th April. If your child/ren are missing any items, please come along tomorrow after school.

Upcoming Events

  • Lost Property - Friday, 9th April (outside the hall @ 3.00pm)

  • Years 3-6 Quickhit Girls Cricket Tournament - Tuesday, 13th April

  • Tamaki Ki-o-Rahi - Wednesday, 14th April

  • School Holidays - School closes on Friday, 16th April and reopens on Monday, 3rd May.

  • Pōwhiri - Monday, 3rd May (first day of Term 2)

Sport

Eastern Zones TAG Tournament


Well done to all of our players who took part in the Eastern Zones TAG tournament last week. The wet conditions gave players an extra challenge but they still delivered with lots of exciting moments; last minute try-saving tags, fast footwork and breakaways and plenty of tries.


As always, we'd like to thank all of our whānau for their help and support on the day.

PE Kit

As our PE programme often takes place outside, we recommend that learners wear trainers on PE days for their comfort and safety. As the weather turns colder and wetter, we suggest that learners bring a change of socks with their school shoes for after PE and make sure they have their fleece / a rain jacket with them.

Nathan Wallis | Developing the Brain

In his presentation, Nathan provides an informative narrative on how our day-to-day interactions with children and young people, significantly the early years, plays a critical role in defining later outcomes for our children. In this talk, Nathan will guide you through the stages of brain development from the first 1000 days and into adulthood. He will reveal little tricks that will hopefully make parenting easier, and help you open up communication with your child. You will walk away with a much better understanding of how both your child’s brain and your own brain works.


Thursday 6th May, 2021

7.30pm – 9.00pm

St Thomas’ School Hall


Tickets are available now at www.eventfinda.co.nz | Search “Nathan Wallis Auckland”

Limited early bird prices are available.

Library

As the end of term approaches, we are following up on all overdue books that have been on issue for some time.


Please help ensure your child book/s to the red returns box inside the school library by the end of this term. This gives others the chance to enjoy them. Once overdue books are returned, it also enables your child to issue new books for the school holidays should they wish to.


If you/your child can't find the books they need to return, here are some places you might find them hiding...

  • In the Hub library;

  • In a tote tray at school;

  • In a book bag;

  • Under the bed;

  • In the car;

  • On a bookshelf at home;

  • In the school library (was it accidentally returned to the shelf without being scanned back in?)

  • One of the Auckland libraries (did you accidentally return it to the wrong library?)

If you have any questions, please email the Library

2021 Term Dates

Term 1 | Thursday, 4th February - Friday, 16th April

Term 2 | Monday, 3rd May - Friday, 9th July

Term 3 | Monday, 26th July - Friday, 1st October

Term 4 | Monday, 18th October - Wednesday, 15th December

2021 Teacher Only Days

Friday, 25th June

Monday, 13th September