Week 8 Term 2

Thursday 20 June 2019
School Contact Details: 444 8493 or 021 08408820
If your child is going to be absent:
Important Dates
Term 2 so far....
Week Event Community Information

17- 21 June

Book Parade 21 June
Book Fair 21- 26 June


Thursday 20 June
 2.30pm to3.30pm at TRS– Parents of Year 6 students – Parent meeting with Mark Whitford, Principal Glenfield Intermediate

Tomorrow students can come dressed as their favourite book character.

24-28 June
Friday 28 June
Kaipatiki Kahui Ako Matariki Festival
TRS Kapahaka & Culture groups performing at Windy Ridge School 9.30- 2.30pm
1-5 July
Reports home Tuesday 2 July
Last Day of Term 2 Friday 5 July
School finishes at 3.00pm
Disco 14 June
Thank you to Miss Cardno for her great organisation of the disco which was so much fun . Thanks also to staff, parents and caregivers for all your efforts in making the night a great success.

The prize winners were:

Pippa Graham for best dressed.

Zoey Bates-Wellington and Reef Van Der Weide were the best dancers of the evening. 
Magic the Gathering

 Magic the Gathering
Lyall, Ronak, JP and Rico are keen ‘Magic the Gathering’ game enthusiasts. They play at home and with friends. This is a card game played by many all around the world.
The gamers have asked if they can set up a club that students can play at morning and lunch breaks. This would be just a ‘card’ game- no gambling or winning or losing cards.
The following website has information to help you to understand the game.
After having a game with the boys this week I realised it is complex, challenging and exciting.
Each game of Magic represents a battle between wizards known as planeswalkers who cast spells, use artefacts, and summon creatures as depicted on individual cards in order to defeat their opponents, typically, but not always, by draining them of their 20 starting life points. Although the original concept of the game drew heavily from the motifs of traditional fantasy role-playing games such as Dungeons & Dragons, the gameplay bears little similarity to pencil-and-paper adventure games, while simultaneously having substantially more cards and more complex rules than many other card games.
Magic can be played by two or more players, either in person with printed cards or on a computer, smartphone or tablet with virtual cards through the Internet-based software Magic: The Gathering Online or other video games such as Magic: The Gathering Arena. It can be played in various rule formats, which fall into two categories: constructed and limited. Limited formats involve players building a deck spontaneously out of a pool of random cards with a minimum deck size of 40 cards; in constructed formats, players create decks from cards they own, usually with a minimum of 60 cards per deck.
The boys are keen to get your feedback about whether we can set up a game club. Please email with your views.
Kaipatiki Kahui Ako Talent Show Saturday 15 June 2019 Glenfield College
The Kaipatiki Kahui Ako hosted their very own Talent Show last Saturday at Glenfield College.

Casey Bolton from Year 5 played the piano beautifully.
Book Fair  in the School Library from tomorrow Friday 21 June to Wednesday 26 June
The school will be holding a Book Fair in the school library starting tomorrow Friday the 21st June and ending Wednesday the 26th June. The Book Fair will be open for the purchase of books from 8am to 4pm on Friday 21st, Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th, and from 8am to 12pm on Wednesday 26th. To encourage community support the Book Fair will also be open from 2pm to 4pm on Saturday the 22nd June. Wish Lists are available for your children to fill out if you need a hint to what they would like. Sales by cash or EFTPOS will be available.

Come along and see what books are on offer.
BOT Elections 2019

The following were voted on as Parent Representatives:

Name                                No.of Votes
Katie Taylor                       46
Sarah Burkitt                     34
Brent Loveridge                 29
Mariko Rogers                   27
Kristie Taurua                    19

The following was voted on as Staff Representative:

Name                                 No. of votes
Rebecca Osborne             15 

Mathilda C R Uhrle
Returning Officer
Showing great School values in the School Car Park

We are aware of the inadequacy of our School Car Park and are grateful for the cooperation of the School Community for keeping our students, staff and whanau safe. 

This is a gentle reminder to please show respect for others by not parking on dotted yellow lines at any time or parking behind vehicles so as to obstruct vehicles from exiting at any time.Chasing up owners of vehicles can waste Office Staff time and can result in the owner of the obstructed vehicle missing an urgent appointment.
谢谢     ありがとうございました     고맙습니다       Faafetai       Malo 'aupito   Meitaki   Mihi koe    Thank you
Learning from Room 9

In Room 9 we have been using the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears to scaffold our learning for Writing, Reading and Maths.  We have written diary entries for characters of the story, apology letters (from Goldilocks), and have even written ‘the missing chapter!’.  We have been doing porridge maths! (measuring and time).  Some of us had never tasted porridge before.  Ours had brown sugar and cinnamon!  It was delicious! ...and eating porridge!
Letters of apology to Baby Bear
We have also completed our Turangawaewae inquiry “peek-a-boo me!” boxes.  We have a self-portrait, information about ourselves, our hopes and dreams, places special to us, and our family.
Emily Wanden                                                                                                                              Khalani Naea
Netball update on the Taniwhas

Last Saturday the Taniwhas played off against Wanui. The broke away early in the first half but had to work really hard in the second half.  Final score was 10-5 to the Taniwhas. Player of the day went to Zoey Bates-Wellington.
Target Stars Netball

Lola, Layla, Kayla, Piper, Quinn, Dhun and Miguel have enjoyed a fabulous start to the season. The best thing is that
EVERY player has turned up at EVERY practise and game, such commitment! 
The team has played 6 games and are so far UNDEFEATED. On Saturday they won 7-0 against Greenhithe Shooting Stars!!! 
Go the Target Stars 
The Target Stars-Quinn O'Malley, Dhun Patel, Layla Mailata, Lola Golf, Miguel Pangan, Piper Ewen and Kayla Danforth.
Year 5/6 Camp Fundraiser

The raffle was drawn at the Disco last Friday. Thank you to all those who purchased tickets and congratulations to the winners Aria-Lee Nigro and one of our wonderful Teacher Aides Miss Nia.

Library Fundraiser

Tickets for the Librarby Fundraiser have been sent home with students.
The prizes will be drawn on the last day of the term on 5 July so you still have time to purchase tickets and continue to support the Library.

Kaipatiki Kahui Ako Matariki Kapahaka Festival Windy Ridge Primary School Friday 28 June


Measles in Auckland Schools

Please read the important information notice below from the Auckland Rgional Public Health Service regarding mesles. 
Vist the Auckland Regional Public Health Service webpage below for translations of this notice in Tongan, Samoan, Mandarin, Maori, Hindi, Cook islands Maori, Niuean and Sign Language.
Glenfield College 50th Reunion

Tickets are still available for Glenfield College 50th Reunion. Please follow this link to get yours. Due to catering purposes, the final day to get a ticket for this will be Saturday 1st June. Please make sure you have got yours by that date. Thank you.
NZ Chess Federation's 2019 Auckland Girls' Chess Championship.

The tournament is being held in week 9 of the second term on Friday, 28 June 2019, from 9.00am - 2.30pm at:
Mt Albert War Memorial Hall,
751-761 New North Rd
Mt Albert Rd.
If you have any queries regarding the 2019 Auckland Girls Chess Championship please contact:
Viv or Bob Smith - mobile 021 1623342 (Viv), 0274 786 282 (Bob), email:,  or
Bruce Pollard,  Waitakere Chess Club Captain, email:, mobile 0274 358 674
or go to the New Zealand Chess website for information and downloads.
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