The scooter track today had it's the first flood of users as we welcomed students to bring their scooters to school. It was exciting to see them cruising around the track and all ages enjoying it (check out our Facebook page to see a video).
We will have a formal opening in time, but right now want to acknowledge the 'Being Me' journal group who raised the money as part of the Friends of School. You are amazing - thank you! A further $9,000 came from the Community Trust South.
Some guidelines to remember as we work out the best way for students and families to enjoy this track: 1) During school time, scooters ONLY can be used. With parents from 3.15pm and during the weekends, you can also use bikes and remote control cars.
2) NO scootering before school or between 2.45-3.15pm. There will be no staff supervision at these times.
3) The track goes clockwise, starting at the mini ball court.
4) Please stay off the edges of the track where it is muddy and new grass has been sown. Best viewing is from the netball court and fort playground area.
5) Users must have a helmet and shoes.
We are blessed to have this amazing feature at Myross Bush School and we intend to use it safely while enjoying the opportunities it brings!
What a wonderful, windy, wacky, Wig Wednesday we had this week! Thanks to the student leaders for organising this event. We raised a total of $275 for the Child Cancer Foundation!
We await the Government's announcement early next week about any changes to the current Alert Level. At this point, we are expecting a large crowd for our Arts Extravaganza but this is not appropriate at Alert Level 2. We will have some sort of performance to honour our students but are considering options for how this could occur and will be communicating to our community mid next week.
Large table for sale. In good condition. 2.4m by 1.2m (at widest point). Make an offer by ringing the school office on 03 230 4817.
Are you unsure about what happens at school for each of the Covid Alert Levels?
To make things easier, a new page has been created on our school website so everyone has a clear understanding of the school's operational response to Covid-19. This page will be updated as things develop.
Aunty Dee is a free online tool for anyone who needs some help working through a problem. www.auntydee.co.nz
Melon Health has a kete of resources to support teenagers’ emotional wellbeing. There are videos, downloadable worksheets and a ‘First steps to managing anxiety’ mini-course. www.melonhealth.com/manual
SPARX is an online self-help tool that teaches young people the key skills needed to help combat depression and anxiety in an interactive game-world. www.sparx.org.nz/home
The Lowdown has some great resources about recognising and understanding depression and anxiety. thelowdown.co.nz
For Pacific families:
The Mental Health Foundation also recently sent the following message out to their Pacific families:
“Wellness is community. As children of the moana, our wellness is collective, it is caring for ourselves and caring for each other. Now more than ever, we as a people need to come together in heart and mind, keeping our village strong.” Words by Grace Iwashita-Taylor.
If you or someone you know is feeling stressed or anxious, Vaka Tautua can offer you support through their helpline 0800 OLA LELEI (0800 652 535)
LeVa Pasifika also provides information and support for Pasifika families on mental health, addiction and suicide prevention.
Congratulations to the following Hockey teams for their efforts this season:
Year 1 + 2 Myross Bush team placed 1st
Year 3 + 4 Myross Bush Thunder placed 1st in Pool A
Year 3 + 4 Myross Bush Blacksticks placed 4th in Pool B
Year 5 + 6 Myross Bush team placed 2nd in Pool A
Year 5 + 6 Myross Bush Stampede placed 6th in Pool B
Thank you again to our Coaches and Managers for making these games happen for our kids. You are so valuable in a healthy school and community!
Sport options for Term 4 are listed in 'Enrolmy'. Please login to your School Enrolmy account to enrol your child for the appropriate activity by Sunday 13 September at 8pm.
If it is your first time using Enrolmy, click on the link below and click ‘register’ at the top of the page to set up an account. Any queries please email email@example.com (Sports Connector)