Week 2, Term 2 Newsletter

5th May 2023


Kia ora Clive whānau,

Welcome back to Term 2, and the first of our new look online newsletters.

We hope you all managed some time off over the school holidays to spend with your tamariki, friends and family. It has been wonderful to see everyone back, looking refreshed and ready for the new term.

If you have been in at school lately you would have seen there have been a few new additions to our buildings and grounds. Our Senior School toilet block is well on its way to completion. The aim is to have this fully operational by Week 8 of this term. The builders were hard at work over the break turning the old cloak bay and Senior toilets into a Senior breakout space. To make this happen, rooms eight and nine had to vacate their rooms for the first two weeks of this term, but we are sure it will all be worth it. It is also wonderful to have our Junior Shade sail reinstated after our most recent theft.

As you will all be aware, we had a rather shaky start to the school term. Earthquakes are always on our minds due to our location. We have been working closely with Civil Defence and the Ministry of Education regarding Tsunami evacuation plans and preparedness. A special bulletin newsletter will be coming out shortly to update you on our plans so you know, in the event of any emergency what you as our community need to know and do.

Term two is a busy term, please ensure you keep an eye on our school calendar to ensure you are aware of what is going on.

As always, if you wish to discuss your child's learning or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our staff. Our doors are always open.

Noho ora mai
Chris Birch

Ms Linda Petherick : Mother, Daughter, Sister, Teacher and Friend.

It was with great sadness that we announced Linda's passing to the community last week. Linda was a phenomenal teacher, colleague and friend to many.

Linda's family held a private service for her on Thursday 27th April, however they will be holding a memorial for her at her residence on Saturday 20th May for anyone who wishes to attend. As they are expecting there will be quite a few visitors, they request that our Clive community and staff members come between 1:00 pm and 2:30 for light refreshments and finger food. There will be no speeches, rather an opportunity to come together with the family to remember Linda and the amazing person and teacher that she was.

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New this term: Buddy Classes

To encourage tuakana-teina (the relationship between older and younger students) we have started buddy classes. These will take place once a fortnight.

Our older students are buddied with children from the younger classes to read, draw, play games and to build the relationship between our students, so that if something is wrong in the playground, our older students can watch out for their buddies and be a familiar, safe person to assist them.

Our buddy class groupings are:
Explorers - Room 6
Room 2 - Room 8
Room 1 - Room 9
Room 5 - Room 10

We look forward to sharing some photos of our buddy classes in action with you in the coming newsletters.
Unison Switch Gala Day
At the end of Term One our students had the opportunity to join other Hawkes Bay schools at the Unison Gala Switch day. This is an opportunity for our students to experience different sports than those traditionally played. Here our girls give Rippa Rugby a go and our boys netball. A great day was had by all. A huge thanks to our parent coaches and managers. We could not do it without you!
Staff-only Day Update:

A huge thanks from our staff for your understanding with our staff only day on Monday 24th April. This is one of two days the Ministry of Education have set for school staff to get their heads around significant changes being made to education across New Zealand. You have probably seen a lot about this in the media of late. The changes are far and wide, with close to 30 significant changes being made that will have an impact both in the classroom and on the overall running of our and all schools.

Our day on Monday was spent reviewing the New Zealand Curriculum refresh, along with new rules and guidelines regarding child protection as well as refreshing our staff with what to do in case of anaphylaxis shock.

Central Football Girls tournament:
Well done to our girls who competed in the Central Football Girls tournament on Thursday 4th May. A huge thanks to our parent helpers who made it all possible!

Congratulations to Clive Crusaders who came first in their pool and to Maia, Jade and Pepe who received the MVP awards for their teams.

Lunchtime activities:

We have busy lunchtimes here at school with many opportunities for extra-curricula activities.

Our Senior Physical Activity Leaders (PALS) are running lunchtime games for all our students in the hall or the field.

Chess Club and Robotics Clubs - We had a huge amount of interest in these clubs this week and thus will need to hold these on different days for the different areas of the school. Both clubs have an eye on inter-school tournaments later in the year.

Art Leaders - Our art leaders meet once a week on Friday lunchtimes to create amazing art pieces as you see in our office foyer.

Kapa Haka Extension - Mr B is running Extension Kapa Haka for all those interested on Monday unchtime

Year 5 & 6 Bands - Year 5 on Wednesday Lunchtime and Yr 6 Thursday

You can assist by encouraging your child/ren to keep an eye on the daily notices to see what is on and for whom each day.

School Calendar:

8 May - BOT Meeting in the Library 5:30 - All welcome

10th May - Coastal Cluster Tech challenge

12th May - Assembly 2:30

19th May - Māori Kemu at HNI (selected students)

20th May - Linda Petherick memorial

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