Kia ora!

Steph and I have been doing sun dances daily in the hope that the weather is going to improve for Foxton Beach on Tuesday! We will get together and make the call on Sunday and notify you on here as to if we decide to go. We are just conscious of the amount of sickness that has been going around…a day in the cold and drizzle won’t help their little immune systems!

We are wanting to have some scooters and helmets to take with us for Tuesday. There is an awesome looking new scooter park there so we want to take advantage of it. If your whānau has a scooter and helmet that you don’t mind being shared with others for the day, can you please email me at samantha@russellst.school.nz They will be staying in the bus when we aren’t on the scooter park. We need about 10 altogether (for both parts of The Hive).

On Friday next week (21st September), we have the opportunity to go to Ross Intermediate to watch one of their performances from their DanceNZmade entries. The performance is based around a turtle and the impact of plastic on their lives. We will be walking to Ross (from about 11am) and need a couple of parent helpers to help us walk. We will be back by 1pm at the latest. If you are free could you also email me!

Hopefully you saw my post about needing old, but clean t-shirts for our festival of cultures (4pm-7pm Tuesday 25th September) workshop. If not, I will link it here. I was hoping to be able to do a bit more of a practice with the children on Wednesday next week so if you had any that you wanted to donate, I would really appreciate it. :)

Library time for next week could be a bit spontaneous due to our trip on Tuesday so if you could help remind your child to bring them in from Monday next week that would be fab. There are already some overdues which also need to come back ASAP. The children know if they have an overdue book.

Our learners have had such a fantastic, productive term this term. I hope you have enjoyed seeing and hearing about all of the things that they have been getting up to. Our block, purapura whetu, are on assembly on Wednesday 19th September from 2.20-3pm. We would love it if you had time to come and watch.

I know I say this often, but I just wanted to thank you again for your continued support so far this year. From taking the time to read these posts, connecting regularly with the children’s learning on SeeSaw, to volunteering your time to come and help us learn. I feel so privileged to be learning alongside your beautiful tamariki. The Hive bring me, and others, so much happiness and laughter daily.

Kia pai tō pō! (Have a good evening)

Ngā mihi

Samantha :)