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16th June 2021
Newsletter 014
We would like to thank our amazing community for their support today when we were suddenly asked to close down the school by the Ministry of Education due to a terminated water supply. We really appreciated the way so many of our families were able to rally around and collect their children earlier than usual. Thank you all so much and school is back to normal tomorrow!
Please note that over the next few weeks there may be times when a class is split due to teachers attending paid union meetings. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience.
Wednesday 16th June
Fundraising at Freyberg meeting: 3.15pm in the staffroom - POSTPONED until the 23rd of June

Wednesday 23rd June
Chronicle sent home today
Happy Birthday to the following students who have recently celebrated or are celebrating their birthdays this week!

Matias T (6)
James O (6)
Manna E (11)
Liba S (9)
Karina C (7)
Kaya M (6)
Evie N (9)
Jerome B (11)
Sophia M (8)


We hope you had/have a wonderful day celebrating with family and friends!
Look at these amazingly OPTIMISTIC students! They have demonstrated positive attitudes and growth mindsets. Congratulations Huia, Eva, Declan, Grace, Evie, Jasmine, Siyu, Molly, Alexis and Noewel - and congratulations to Rooms 22 and 18 for having the best assembly behaviour and their representatives Christopher and Luca who collected a certificate on their behalf!
2021 School Term Dates

Term 3 - Monday 26th July - Friday 1st October
Teacher Only Day -  Monday 23rd August - school closed
Teacher Only Day -  Friday 1st October - school closed


Term 4 - Monday 18th October - Tuesday 14th December 
Teacher Only Day - Monday 15th November - school closed
A friendly reminder...if your children are involved in an incident at school, please do not approach the parents of other children involved to discuss it. It would be appreciated if you could instead talk directly to the classroom teacher as they will have all of the correct information and will be able to help you, or direct you to a staff member who can. Thank you!
This term classes have been given the opportunity to take part in the HELL Pizza Reading Challenge, which is being run in conjunction with the 2021 New Zealand Book Awards for Children and Young Adults.

The Hell Pizza Reading Challenge is a highly successful programme that gets kids reading and enjoying the pleasures of books with free pizza rewards.

Classes participating have now received their "pizza wheels"  and every time a student finishes a book, the wheel gets clicked off. Once complete the wheel requires a school authorisation stamp (available from the office) on the reverse of the wheel enabling them to redeem their free pizza.

A great reading challenge with tasty rewards!
An important message from the teachers

We are seeing many students arriving at school each morning before 8.30am. Although we love to see such enthusiasm for learning, we would like to remind parents that students should not be onsite at this time unless they are enrolled at Kids Club.
Freyberg Netball Players of the Day

Freyberg Purple - Zafira
Freyberg
Blue - Tony

A big thank you again to our coaches, managers and of course our lovely sideline supporters who cheer on our teams!
We are very appreciative of your support!
We are excited to share the news that Freyberg Community School will be welcoming the NZ ice skate tour to our school hall! This will be taking place on the night of Monday the 6th of September. We sold out of tickets last month so the ice skate tour have very kindly added on earlier time slots which are selling out fast - so get in quick. The school receives 20% of takings after the event so it is a great fundraiser for us! All students will receive an ice skating lesson during school time so it's a great opportunity for them to show off their new skills.
Click here to purchase tickets for the ice skating tour

We are making these available to all children in Year 4 to 6 classes, on an optional basis this year.  All of the Australian School Competitions provide an opportunity for all students to gain a measure of their own achievement in an external assessment situation.  

Competitions are available in the following areas:
Digital Technologies, Science, Writing, English, Mathematics and Spelling.  
  

Each child who sits the examination will receive a certificate and a detailed results letter. Cost for all online exams are $18.50 per subject.  Please note that exams will only go ahead if we have 3 or more students wishing to attend a particular subject. 

Should you require further information and would like an exam registration slip please ring the office. 

If your child's exam does not go ahead any money paid will be refunded.  Payment can be made direct to the schools bank account  as follows: 12-3071-0231432-00. Please note your child's name and ICAS as a reference.   

Last day for all registrations is Friday 9th July.

Size 8 Polar Brand New Fleece Jacket clearly named Cee-Ivy W
Size 12 Brand New Polar Fleece Jacket clearly named Trilogy K
Size 6 Showerproof Jacket clearly named Nathan G

If your child has brought any of the above jackets home in error kindly return it to the school office where it will returned to the rightful owner.
Introducing our latest enrolment - Sienna! 

Complete with Freyberg school uniform and backpack (including stationery!) she has been kindly donated to us to use as a fundraiser for our school. 
Sienna comes complete with the most amazing knitted outfits which can be viewed in the school office.

Tickets are available from the school office

for just @ $2 each

The raffle will be drawn on the last day of term - Friday the 9th of July.

Thank you Nana Jenny ..........if only my knitting skills were as good!!!! 
Sienna is beautiful!
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