Our thoughts and aroha are with two families and friends this week.
First is the passing away of a fellow colleague at Orewa Primary School, Nicky Clark after a short illness over the weekend. She was a much loved teacher at Orewa Primary School and the community will sorely miss her.
Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Constable Matthew Hunt after his tragic death on Friday. Matthew was an ex student of Orewa North School and Orewa College and was born and bred on the coast. To our police Whānau we stand with you and our hearts go out to you at this time of mourning.
Welcome to Keira Saddam, Jaco Munnik, Harper Oldfield, Nathan Kotze and Addison Nicholls. Our current roll is 784.
Happy birthday to Alexander Patton, Oliver Simonson, Kingsley Cai, Anna Thongtawee, Alex Huettner, Cohen Fuller, Ido Khusid, Myan Nithi, Leo Pienaar, Morgan Lusher, Isabella Pretorius, Alice Bauld, Catherine Cai and Jordan Johansen.
Preferred Option for Drop Offs and Pick Ups
—> Entry to school grounds remains at 8.30am for students only. Children will continue to go in straight to class to be ready and build relationships with their peers and teacher.
—> Staff will continue to be at the gates to supervise children coming to school.
—> Students will continue to not play before school.
—> Assembly Days: Entry to school grounds at 8.30am for students and parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers are invited to go into the classroom to celebrate their child’s learning and are welcome to stay on for the assembly, the assemblies will start at 9.00am in the hall.
—> Monday – Friday: Continued collection from one of the gates or stop, drop and go zones or Metro Park.
—> Staff will continue to be at the gates to supervise children leaving the school.
—> Staff will stop supervising Team Tui children and younger siblings walking to Metro Park car park.
—> Children will be allowed to walk to Metro Park car park to be collected by parents/caregivers.
—> Older siblings will continue to collect younger siblings and walk with them to the gate or stop, drop and go zone or Metro Park.
Children Who Need Extra Support
These arrangements are our preferred way of dropping off and picking up. These arrangements are working for the majority of our children. We have found that children have adapted very well to being dropped at the gate in the mornings and getting to class on their own. They have shown great independence in getting ready for learning once they arrive at class. They are able to unpack their bags, put away their lunch box and drink bottle. Once in the class they then find their friends and play or work with the teacher until the 8.55am bell goes.
At the end of the day the teacher will walk them to the pre-arranged spot for pick up.
This organisation has worked very well for our children and we will monitor any child who is not coping well with this arrangement and work with the parents/caregivers to overcome any concerns.
KERI and Whole School Assemblies Dates.
All assemblies will be in the hall and start at 9.00am.
Week 11 – Friday 26 June – Principal Awards Assembly – 9am in the hall.
Entry to school grounds at 8.30am for students and parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers are invited to go into the classroom to celebrate their child’s learning and are welcome to stay on for the whole school or KERI assembly.
Week 12 – Monday 29 June – Matariki Assembly – 9am in the hall.
Entry to school grounds at 8.30am for students and parents/caregivers. Parents/caregivers are invited to go into the classroom to celebrate their child’s learning and are welcome to stay on for our Matariki assembly.
This is an opportunity for parents/caregivers to come into their child’s/children’s classroom to see what they do at school. Children will be able to show their parents/caregivers their learning and show them around the classroom. Parents/caregivers don’t need to book just turn up and enjoy.
Monday 3 August, Week 3 – 8.55am – 10.55am
Thursday 27 August, Week 6 – 1.50pm – 2.55pm
Wednesday 16 September, Week 9 – 8.55am – 10.55am
PTA Mufti Day Friday 3 July
We will be holding a mufti day for the whole school on Friday 3 July. It’s a gold coin donation and the money will go towards fundraising for the PTA.
Orewa College Enrolment
Applications are submitted online for our 2021 enrolments.
Please visit our website under Information/Enrol
Out of zone applications will be entered in a ballot which will be completed in September 2020.
Students enrolling at other year levels are invited to book a school tour, the link to book is on our website.
Information Evening – Thursday 27 August, 7.00-8.30 pm in the Orewa College Arts and Event Centre.
Kelly Club Silverdale is running an awesome July Holiday Programme. We have trip days to MOTAT and to see Sonic the Hedgehog at the Matakana Cinema! Also, we have planned a Night at the Museum Day, craft and cooking activities, awesome games plus much more!