Ako Activities: Thank you everyone for a fantastic day on Wednesday 9th December... after splitting into Teina/ Tuakana groups we had string games to learn, toi rakau to try, koru to design, past times to complete and harakeke to weave. What a great day with everyone together.
In preparation for the Book Fair some senior students brainstormed some ideas of craft items that will be on sale. With the expertise help from Karen Taylor the group delicately and patiently used needle and thread, brightly coloured felt and a little imagination to make some beautifully crafted hand made flowers. These flowers will be stitched onto a cushion which will be raffled at the Book Fair - some flower designs shall also be made into badges to then be sold at the Book Fair - the make a great adornment for your school hat - as shown.
Exciting news for Brooklyn School's community!! On behalf of the Brooklyn Board of Trustees, It is my pleasure to be able to announce the following recent appointments which will all take effect from the beginning of the 2016 school year. Congratulations to the following people: Maria Ansell-Burnett: Room 4 - Years 1 & 2 Kat Rayson: Room 5 - Years 3 & 4 Lucy McClintock: Room 1 - Years 5 & 6
We are very excited with these fantastic appointments and we look forward to working alongside these wonderful teachers in 2016.
Yes the baking available at our bookfair is legendary and people drive for miles to get it! Thank you to the families and parents who have pledged baking. There is always the question - what can I make? Your cakes and loaves are very easy to sell - cookies and muffins in packs of 6-8 sell well too, and a variety of slices are always good. What ever your speciality is from the kitchen - it is all welcome. If anyone is amazing at chocolate eclairs - let me know and we shall advertise these along with the bounty that will be available on the day.
The Pounamu students have worked really hard turning over the soil in our memorial garden for Bob. Thank you to Nelmac and David Phillips for the natives and edibles which will be planted. To Lyndsay Karetai for spraying the area and Bob and Kylie Spence for giving us linings to use a weed mat. Mr Sturgeon also did a wonderful job of following the plan to complete the surround. Thank you also to Primepine for allowing us to have the timber at wholesale prices.
In week 1 of term 4 the Pounamu students will be using the compost and extras to help plant these trees and shrubs as per our design.
Thank you to the three parents and 1 grandparent that were able to make the recent meeting in regards to Bookfair - our planning is well underway. You all would have received notices, information and messages from your children about our sponsorship- pledging and support drive. This is a follow up to the work being done with businesses in town. Lots of items are being dropped off at school - along with the wonderful message about how much people enjoy our Book Fair, and have the day booked. Please have a look at the dates when we will be advertising the Book Fair and selling our wonderful TAKE A TRIP RAFFLE tickets at New World and Countdown. Making yourself available for an hour and a half would be greatly appreciated. 15th October/20th October/22nd October/29th October
End of Term 3
What an amazing term we have had here at Brooklyn School. The students took every opportunity to challenge themselves as they worked hard to achieve the goals they had set at the beginning of the term and the amount of learning that took place was fantastic. From MASSIVE to Science Fairs and everything in between, our students and staff can look forward to a well earned break. We wish all of our families a safe and happy holiday and look forward to seeing you back at the start of Term 4, rested and ready to learn. The Brooklyn Team.