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Friday 13 November 2020 presented her musical this week to all our akonga. It was a free show (thank you Angela from WasteNet Southland).

One of the key messages was to make a “simple swap” e.g. when you have the opportunity to use a plastic cup - swap it for a mug instead and refuse to use single-use plastics.
Our Learning Support Maths remedial programmes have finished for the year and what an outcome! We are thrilled to say that the groups from Year 4 and Year 6 whom Mrs McKenzie and Mrs Watt have worked with, have all achieved the programme's goal of 'accelerated' progress! (That is educational language for 'more than one years expected growth' as assessed using a standardised assessment).

It is a credit to all who have worked with these students and testament to the positive impact our Learning Support programmes are having. 

Harlen Penwarden: Te Papa Atawhai “Reduce, reuse, recycle and restore, replenish.” Harlen engaged well in the Waste Free Wanda and wrote a fantastic story to follow up on Te Papa Atawhai.

Daniel Masters: Ngakau Tapatahi “Doing the right thing even when no one else is looking.” Daniel is a very hard worker in Rawe and can always be relied upon to make good choices and be a role model for others.

Isabelle Speight: Whakapai Ake "Be the best you can be." She works quietly but diligently, completing work to a high standard and persevering even when she is pushed out of her comfort zone. Tino Pai!

Oliver Patterson: Ngakau Tapatahi “Doing the right thing even when no one else is looking.” He is a great role model for the younger students and always shows integrity by doing the right thing at all times.

Madisyn Kennedy: Whakapai Ake "Be the best you can be." She is engaged in the workshops and is always wanting to improve in all areas of her learning. 

The winner of the trophy for this week is...
Skyla Haywood: Kotahitanga “Getting along together.” She is always going above and beyond helping people. She is always happy to volunteer for responsibilities around the school and completes them to a high standard. 
The Fun Run fundraising and planning is definitely picking up momentum. It has been great to hear from parents how easy it has been to raise funds. 

Miss Moratti and the Student Leaders have come up with some great ideas for the obstacles. If you can help with any of the following please let us know as we are looking for:
  • hay bales 
  • a large water slide or tarpaulin
  • tunnel or cargo net (for the kids to go through/under)
At the time of writing this newsletter, funds for the school have hit $3,171.53!

Important: The amount above is the 'net value' after the agreed fees have been removed. However it was brought to our attention this week that upon making a donation online, there is a message that indicates all funds will be given to Myross Bush School. This is incorrect. Of the money raised, 30% covers the cost of the prizes and 15% for administration. I have raised this error with Fun Run and they have apologised. The error relates to a thrid party but they have replied by reducing the admin fee to 5% and are donating a variety of sports equipment to the school. Furthermore, Fun Run has offered families the following:
'School Fun Run confirms that any donors wanting a refund of their donation, will be refunded in full within one week of their refund request being received. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and are making immediate steps towards clearer communication and messaging to future donors'.  
Our school uniform has been updated with our new logo! We are stoked with the new look of the bucket hat and t-shirt! The new t-shirt is made from an advanced fabric with a sublimated design that will not crinkle, fade or peel.
Please note: tee's are still to arrive but sun hats are in stock at the office.

You can order yours today via the link below or ringing the school office between 9-1pm. 
Sport Results
Myross Bush Dolphins lost to Middle Sharks 7 -5
POD: Charlotte
Whakatauki (Proverb)
"Hurihia tō aroaro ki te rā, tukuna tō ātārangi kia taka ki muri i a koe."
Turn your face to the sun and the shadows fall behind you.
School Calendar
Week 6
  • Monday 16 November
    • 7pm 2021 Year 5 + 6 '1-1 Device' Parent meeting (Library)
    • 7.30pm Friends of School meeting (Staffroom)
  • Friday 20
    • 2.15pm School Assembly (Akotoa leading)
    • 5.30-7.30pm Friends of School Disco (Myross Bush Hall)
    • Final accounts for 2020 due for payment
Week 7
  • Thursday 26 November
    • 7.30pm New Parent Evening (Matai)
  • Friday 27
    • 1.30-2.45pm School Fun Run! 
Week 8
  • Wednesday 2 December
    • Mitre 10 Tough Kids
  • Thursday 3 
    • Mitre 10 Tough Kids postponement
    • 6-7.30pm Enrich@ILT Year 6 Leavers Evening
  • Friday 4 
    • 2.15pm School Assembly (Kawaka leading)
Week 9
  • Monday 7 December
    • End of Year Reports Published in Hero
    • 7.30pm Board of Trustees Meeting (Staffroom)
Week 10
  • Tuesday 14 December 
    • 4-5.15pm Year 6 Graduation night (Activity Centre)
  • Wednesday 15 
    • 1-2pm Final School assembly - School Closes for the year at 2pm

2021 Term Dates:

Term 1: Wed 3 Feb to Fri 16 April (11 Wks)

Term 2: Mon 3 May to Thur 8 July (TOD Fri 4 June, Fri 9 July) (10 Wks)

Term 3: Mon 26 July to Fri 1 Oct (3 Ways Thur-Fri 5/6 Aug, Production Sept 28) (10 Wks)

Term 4: Mon 18 Oct to Wed Dec 15 (9 Wks)

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288 Mill Road North
RD 2 Myross Bush
Invercargill 9872

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