Reminder - Year 6, Polar Plunge Meeting - tonight 7pm in Room 2
Reminder - Year 6, Polar Plunge Meeting - tonight 7pm in Room 2
Here are our Year 5 students at Fiordland Cinema following a complementary viewing of Ata Whenua on Friday. This was part of the film making focus of our digital technology unit we are currently working on. Thanks Fiordland Cinema!
Its back! Get ready to jump in!
Our wax sandwich wraps are back!! These are available from the office once school starts again. All proceeds go back into our Enviroschool. $10
Is your child interested in hockey? IHD Coaching is coming up and doing lessons with our Yr 2 to 6 over a couple of weeks this term and are offering extra paid lessons afterschool for Yr 5/6 up. See the information below: Te Anau Hockey Clinics Specialised skill stations allowing players to progress at their pace. Allowing for multiple age groups and skill levels. The program is developed with the assistance of top-level coaches both locally and abroad. This is a program designed to build your basics and introduce new advanced skills into your game. We are offering sessions for year 5/6 and 7/8 from 4pm-5pm, then year 9/13 from 5pm-6pm. The lessons are: 29th/30th July and 5th/6th August. Held at the Primary School courts. Cost is: $25 for one session or $40 for two. Contact: email@example.com to register.
Tug of War photos. What a fabulous way to end the term!
Reminder.... It's House Mufti Day tomorrow! Come dressed in your house colours. Note, this is not a fundraiser, just a fun day... no donation is needed.
Thank you to everyone who has filled out our parent survey that was sent to your inboxes last night. If you prefer paper and pen, there are paper copies and devices here at school to complete the survey on while you are here for parent teacher interviews. We really appreciate all of your input. We look forward to seeing you all over the next couple of days during interviews. Thanks, Te Anau School Teachers
What a fantastic day our Young Leaders had today. After missing out on their Young Leaders' Conference in Dunedin due to Lockdown they made their own 'At School Conference'. We were lucky enough to have four fantastic ex Te Anau School pupils come and speak to us. A huge thank you goes out to Ayesha Verrall, Josh Pearson, Jo Marsh and Mark Holland for speaking to us. You are a wide ranging group of awesome role models for our leaders. We also had teacher Grant Chapman and Ken Cockburn who came and told some great stories and finished off our day with some fun music. Also a massive thank you to Paper Plus Te Anau for our amazing 'Conference Goodie Bags' and La Toscana who let us make pizzas and then in them at the restaurant. You all rock!
This term the Senior classes have been competing in a lunchtime Soccer competition. Today Rooms 1 & 2 played off in the final. It was a close game with Room 1 taking the win! Thank you to Ms Bell and Tim Carter for running this competition. The children have enjoyed playing in their class teams and have shown many of our Fiordland Values.
Thank you for all of your support during Alert Level 2. We no longer have the requirement to contact trace at pick up and drop off times. Sign in sheets on classrooms have been removed. We welcome Parents, Caregivers and Whanau back onsite at anytime. We still do have our sign in sheet in the office. This is for anyone who comes in for more than 30 minutes. There are still QR codes on our entrances. These are for you to scan to help keep a digital diary. We don't receive this information, it is only stored on your device. Yay for 0 cases! Thanks, Te Anau School Team
A reminder that Denise from Poppet Clothing will be at school for all your uniform needs this Thursday 28 May from 1pm - 3.15pm. Mobile eftpos is available!
It was so good to have the children back at school today. What a great bunch of kids we have. Smiling faces everywhere! Thank you to everyone who was in and around our school today practising social distancing and standing outside the gates waiting for children. Please remember that if you do come on site you MUST sign in on one of the registers outside the classrooms or at the office. This is for anyone who comes on site even if you don't enter the classroom. We all look forward to another fantastic day tomorrow.😀
Just three more sleeps to go! We can't wait to have children back at school. We need their smiling faces to make school feel right again. Just a couple of reminders before the weekend: - As our drinking fountains will be turned off, please send a named drink bottle with your child on Monday - Children shouldn't touch each other. Air high fives, thumbs up and waves are all great ways of saying hello! - Parents, please only come onto school property if absolutely necessary. If you do come onto the school grounds, you must sign in on one of the sheets in front of the classrooms or at the office. We do understand that many parents will need to bring their children in on the first day back. This is ok. - Parents, please don't congregate to catch up on school grounds. Teachers don't want to shoo you along but we will have to if people are stopping to chat. - Above all else, please keep all sick children home! Have a great weekend! Nga mihi, Grant
Hi All, It feels fantastic to be in Level 2. We are so looking forward to having all the children back on Monday. The teachers have all been in at school preparing. All our Level 2 systems are ready to go to keep everyone safe and happy. All we need now is kids! I know you will have been bombarded by information regarding how to get you and your children ready for coming back to school but I wanted to share one that I think has particularly good messages. It is from the SDHB and has a good summary of ideas to think about for your children. Bring on Monday! Warm regards, Grant Excell
Te Anau School Teaching Staff had their Teacher Only Day meeting via Zoom. It is crazy what the teachers have been wearing at home during lockdown! During Level 3 if you need to contact the school the best way to make contact is to email myself at firstname.lastname@example.org or the office at email@example.com Stay safe and stay vigilant, we hope to see you all in person soon! Warm regards, Grant
Thank you to all of those parents who have filled in our online survey regarding the attendance of your children during Level 3. It is vital that we have accurate information regarding this attendance. If you haven't received this survey or you are having difficulty filling the survey out please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org . I am only to happy to help. On another note, our Te Anau School Board of Trustees meeting is this evening. This is a regular meeting but is being run online rather than in person. If you would like information regarding this meeting please contact me at email@example.com Kind regards, Grant Excell
Hi All, I hope everyone is well in their bubbles. Parents have all been sent a link to an email and survey regarding COVID-19 Level 3. Please read this email and fill out this survey by Wednesday at 8pm to help us with our Level 3 planning. If you haven't received this email or are having trouble with the survey please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org Take care, Grant
A message from the Fiordland Community Board. For any family experiencing financial difficulties as a result of Covid 19, food bank parcels are available to those in need. Please contact Vicki at Fiordland Community House by email – email@example.com or phone 03 249 7754 for further information This is a strictly confidential service.
Harold has some great ideas for children on his website like 'How to be a Food Detective'. https://healthyharold.org.nz/kids
Another great online resource if you are looking for something extra. Today it is the Young Ocean Explorers. More info
Here is a great website for children. Great way to investigate space! More info
Orbell represents the five core learning dispositions we believe are important for a Te Anau School Learner
Orbell is wearing a greenstone necklace (pounamu) representing Fiordland/Milford Sound, the Te Anau School uniform to show our uniqueness and pride and a friendly and welcoming smile just like a Te Anau learner.