Newsletter 2019/10 – March 29


2019/10 – March 29


The people of Christchurch are in our prayers

Sharing The Learning

At the end of Terms 1 & 2, parents are invited to come and listen to their children sharing the learning they have achieved through the term. This is an important part of the school’s reporting process. It is a time when each child is able to discuss what learning they have done through the term with their parents. Parents are then able to encourage and celebrate their child’s achievements with them. Below are listed the dates and times for each teams ‘Sharing the Learning’. We look forward to seeing all our parents at this special occasion for our students.


Home Groups 10, 11, 12, 13, 14

WEDNESDAY April 3, 8 am – 9 am


Home Groups 7, 8, 9

MONDAY April 8, 1 pm – 2.30 pm


Home Groups 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

WEDNESDAY April 10, 8 am – 9 am

PTFA Chocolate Fundraiser

The PTFA would like to extend its thanks to everyone for their support of the chocolate fundraiser.

We know that a many families put a lot of effort into selling their box – or boxes – and your efforts were much appreciated. Prize winners will be announced next week.

The PTFA is still waiting on a few last payments to come through and would ask that anyone with a payment still outstanding, please direct debits the funds ($60) into the PTA bank account as soon as possible: 12-3026-0316672-00 including: Particulars: [Your child’s name]; Code: [Your child’s home group]; Reference: [CHOC].

Please note that the PTFA will no longer be accepting any chocolate bar returns, as the fundraiser is now over and additional bars will be unable to be re-distributed to be sold.

Thank you again to all the families for their efforts and support of this fundraiser.

Home Group 18’s Castle

Mrs Knottenbelt kindly donated her son’s toy castle to HG18.  The castle needed to be built (put together).  We worked together to build the castle (great collaboration) until we realised we had no idea what it was supposed to look like. After some great problem solving discussions, someone asked if there was a picture that they could look at.  We went to ask Mrs Knottenbelt. Unfortunately she did not have one, but she did draw a plan of what the castle would look like.  It was a great help.  Her plan made us realise that the turrets were on the inside of the castle and not the outside.  We decided we could Google some pictures of toy castles to see if we could find one that looked like our castle.  We started to build.  Anita our Teacher Aide came to help as ‘our expert’.  She had a toy castle at her house.  A group of children built the castle with Anita, others put together the flags, another group installed the ramparts.  It has been a wonderful problem solving activity.  We now have a castle built with our own hands.  Unfortunately ‘tidy up time’ resulted in the deconstruction of the castle, so we will start the rebuild on Monday.
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