I want to start with some very exciting news. Stage 1 of our playground development is underway!!
Apologies for the late newsletter, we had a little drama in Room 2 on Friday morning that turned the day on its head. We had 150-200 litres approx. of water flood across Room 2's floor. The carpet cleaners have been in and dehumidifiers have been working all weekend. The room is drying out nicely.
Exciting news!! – Stage 1 of our new school playground is on its way. Check out Park Supplies and Playgrounds for the ‘RUSH’ playground
. We haven’t got an install date yet but we’ll let you know soon. Tomorrow the children will choose the colour of the playground. We have a very long list of other playground equipment that the children would like to see added in the further such as trampolines, slides and Gaga Ball (hence calling this stage 1).
We are in the beginning stages of planning to redevelop the Possibilities Room. The architects were out last Tuesday, we’ll now wait for the report to see what our next steps are. The rough plan is to open up the space, so we can use it as another learning area for Music, Art, Drama, breakout groups or meetings – the ‘possibilities’ are endless.
A big thank you for being so flexible with your learning conferences. It was a first for all of us to have them split over 2 weeks. Your positive comments were greatly appreciated by all the staff. What I liked hearing, is how well our teachers know our children, the stronger the relationship the easier it is to support children with their learning. Please remember the staff are all available to sit down with you at an alternative time to discuss your child’s progress, just please book a time first.
Congratulations to ALL
the children who took part in the Malvern Cross Country. The energy and effort were the important ingredients in the success of the day. The balmy 18 degrees nearly made it feel like spring and hot going for the children, even on a flattish course. A special mention to Beau who placed 5th
in the girls Year 5 event.
Thank you, Beryl – Welcome, Kayla
After two and a half we say goodbye to Beryl who finished up last week as the school cleaner. Thank you so much for your hard work, dedication and professionalism in this role. We will miss your smiling face (and the heaters on) when we come in to work every morning. Good luck with whatever you decide to take on next.
Kayla has taken over this role and is performing cleaning duties from now on.
Thanks to everyone who came along to our PTA meeting last Monday, it was great to see new faces joining the committee. We had a lot of laughs and a bite to eat to finish off the meeting. I know some of you weren’t able to make the meeting, so call into the office or speak to a PTA member to catch up on the news from the meeting.
2020 Office Bearers:
Chairperson: Sarah Wright
Treasurer: Tash Jones
Secretary: Donna Hamilton
We always need new people on the committee so please come along next time, this is a great way to meet new people in our school community.
You are all doing an outstanding job signing in and out! Vistab is the little tablet sitting at the office. If your child is late to school please make sure they are signed-in and the same goes for when you pick your child up during the day for an appointment etc.
Optional Coffee and Chat
I would like to welcome you all for an informal coffee and chat every Friday from 9:00-10:00 in the staffroom. This will be ongoing until the end of this term. This is a great way to meet new families in our school community and ask me any questions you may have. There is no agenda and I won’t ask you to join any committees (yet!).
Options start this Tuesday (tomorrow)
Options start tomorrow, most activities are based at school apart from swimming with Karyn and skiing with Nigel. If you have any last-minute questions, please contact the school.
Skiers please meet at 11:50am at school for a quick debrief and we will be on the road by 12 noon.
All staff will be attending a Professional Learning Workshop around maths (measurement and place value). We look forward to seeing you on Tuesday.
School Fun Run
While the Malvern X-Country was on we decided that we should have our school fun run. The children climbed, crawled and sprinted to the finish line. Thanks to all the parents who helped make this day so successful.
Malvern Winter Tournament
A BIG shout out to the parent/supporters on the side-lines, they were well behaved and kept the focus on the kids and the game; thanks to the awesome team of coaches/managers (aka staff), many of whom even stepped up to take on the hardest job in the world… refereeing (I even refereed a game of rugby – the first in six years). The children showcased what Malvern has on offer… you should be very proud! My highlight would have been the sportsmanship of our children across all codes. They all deserve a massive congratulations!
Malvern Winter Tournament
On Tuesday the 4th we went to winter tournament in Darfield. The year 3-6 selected the sport they wanted to play out of Hockey, Rugby, Netball and Soccer. We all had lots of fun playing the sports we love and some people opted to play a new sport.
We look forward to this day because we get to interact with other people from different schools. We had a great day as the weather was nice for being outside.
Some of the kids got mixed with other students from other schools. We had year 3&4 teams and year 5&6 teams. All of the teams had a very successful day. the year 5&6 teams got numbers on them so that they could get selected into a Malvern team. On the day there were selectors for each sport so that they could select a team to represent Malvern in the primary schools winter tournament in Christchurch. Congratulations to the people who got selected! Thank you to those parents that supported the teams and that took transport.
By Abbie and Meg
The following children have been selected to come to Darfield Primary School for further squad training and then final selection of the Malvern Netball Team.
Congratulations to Abbie, Amelia
Congratulations to Bonnie who has been selected for the Malvern Hockey team.
The following players have been selected from the Tournament, based on their skills, attitude and performance. It is important to note that the Junior Tournament Team is named to acknowledge the stars that emerged from today and does not progress onto any future tournaments.
Congratulations to Archie Judd
and Max Bull
The senior selection however, has been named as a wider training squad and will be filtered down to our Malvern Team (15) to progress onto the Canterbury Winter Tournament in Christchurch on Wednesday 9 September 2020.
We will be holding a few practices after school in the next few weeks to slim down the squad to our 15 players. School/players will be notified of the date, time and venue for practice in the next few days.
Congratulations to Jack, Maggie