Chronicle 003 / 16th March 2022     
Freyberg Community School
60 Roberts Road
Te Atatu South
Auckland 0610
P: (09) 838 9664
Principal: Maria Dopheide
Kia Ora Freyberg Whānau,

A warm welcome to our brand new five year olds who have joined us this week - Quinn, Kobe, Jordan, and Ryan! We hope you are settling in, enjoying your new classrooms and making lots of new friends.

We've made it to week 7 and there is *almost* a hint of autumn in the air. We are happy to be seeing an increase in attendance numbers again after a lull during the Omicron peak. If you are unsure about sending your children back to school - please remember that we are seeing no evidence to suggest any transmission is occurring at Freyberg between tamariki or staff. It is so important for your children to have routine and consistency - which means coming to school as usual and enjoying lots of social interaction with peers.

And since tomorrow is St Patrick's Day, an Irish proverb to finish: "May your troubles be less and your blessings be more, and nothing but happiness come through your door!"

Noho ora mai - stay safe,

Maria Dopheide

Tomorrow is St Patricks Day at Freyberg - if you can, help us celebrate by wearing something green with your uniform - green socks, a green headband, green gloves, a green scarf!
Click here to visit our Home Learning page
Teacher Only Day - Monday 21st March

We have a teacher only day this Monday.
The staff will be using this to develop our Freyberg learning progressions and to learn how to use Hero - our new online student management system which will also be our learning and reporting tool from Term 2.

We appreciate your support in making arrangements to keep your children home from school on this day! 

Rāpare - Thursday 17th March
Bike Wise - Year 5 & 6
St Patrick's Day - wear something green with your uniform!

Rāmere - Friday 18th March
Bike Wise - Year 5 & 6

Rāhina - Monday 21st March
Teacher Only Day
BOT meeting - 5pm online - all welcome!

Rāapa  - Wednesday 23rd March 
Newsletter home today the following students who are celebrating a birthday this week:

Braxton N (6)
Daniel R (8)
Kirikau H (7)
Charlie W (8)
Eva T (10)
Molly A (6)
Lily Y (8)
Olive G (10)

...we hope you had/have a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family!
This term's C.O.R.E value is:

Creativity/Auahutanga: we explore different ways of doing things and learn from our mistakes.
Bike Skills are BACK!
This week Bigfoot adventures are at school to work with our Year 5 & 6 students on their bike skills.
They will be supplying bikes and helmets, however if you wish to bring your own, you are welcome to!
Don't forget - closed toed shoes are required.
Jump online to see Ezra perform in the Siva Afi Festival this weekend!
2022 School Term Dates

Term 1   
Thursday 3rd February - Thursday 14th April 
Teacher Only Day -  Monday 21st March

Term 2
Monday 2nd May - Friday  8th July
Teacher Only Day -  Tuesday 7th June

Term 3
Monday 25th July - Friday 30th September 
Teacher Only Day -  Monday 29th August TBC

 Term 4   
Monday 17th October - Tuesday 13th December 
Room 8 Chronicle Contribution
Room 8 have been busy learning a brief mihi (introduction) in te reo Māori.
This mihi was developed by Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori as a way for us to acknowledge and share both where we have come from and where we stand today.

Thank you William, Kaya and Sophie for sharing your creative mihi posters with us!

School Hats Missing

Please can you check that your child's school hat is clearly named.
Office staff are more than happy
to assist with  re naming hats
that are no longer clear to read.

We have many students stating that hats have been misplaced during the day. 

If your child has taken someone else's hat home in error please get them to pop it into the school office where it will be returned to the rightful owner.
Freyberg School Uniform

The school expects students to take pride in their uniform and wear it correctly at all times.  If students are not in the correct uniform they are required to have a note from home explaining the reason and this must be handed to the school office prior to the start of school on the day concerned.  T-shirts, singlets and other underwear worn for extra warmth must not be visible.

Please ensure that all uniform items are clearly named. 
It certainly makes the return of misplaced items much easier and less stressful on children and staff alike.  Please note that it is compulsary for all students to be wearing the school uniform.
School shoes / sandals / jandals are to be black only.
Waitakere City Rugby Netball


Junior trials are for year 5 & 6 players, and we will also have a muster at the same time for our year 4 and younger players. Year 4 and younger will only need to attend the first trial.
Trials are held at Te Pai Courts.
Click the registration link before to complete a registration form.

Our registration table opens at 6pm for those wanting to register on the night.
Warm up starts at 6.20pm - Trials start at 6.30pm
Register Here

...Are offering individual or group, parenting sessions via Zoom.
Ten one hourly sessions, weekly at a time convenient to you, available evenings.
Topics covered include  - Communication, Empathy, Setting Limits, Quality Time, Consequences, Choices, Redirection, Pick Your Battles With Your Child, Problem Behaviour, Praise vs Acknowledgement, Time In vs Time Out, The Pause, Sibling Rivalry, Teenage Boundaries, Erickson’s Stages of Growth, Personality Types and how it affects your children. 
WINZ funding assistance where eligible.
Click here for more information
Click here to register
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