School Newsletter

17 November 2016

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New Children At Anderson's Bay School

We would like to welcome Evie.  It is wonderful to have you at Anderson's Bay School.

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Assembly Programme for Term Four

 

Week

Classes

Running Assembly

18/11

Discovery Friday

25/11

Choir/Ukulele

2/12

Activity Week

9 9/12

Thank You Assembly

 

Break Up Night Wednesday 14th December

 

 

Dangerous and Illegal Parking and Driving Around Our School

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Over the past two weeks I have been monitoring our Jeffery Street Parking and drop off procedures, and although I am very appreciative for the vast majority of people that are taking better care and making safe decisions around driving and drop off, I have still needed to say to a number of people that some spaces are not safe or OK to park or drop off children.

 

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  • THIS IS NOT A STOPPING, DROP OFF, OR TURNING POINT.  

 

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  • THIS IS NOT A STOPPING, DROP OFF, OR TURNING POINT. THAT IS WHY "NP" IS PAINTED HERE.

 

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  • THIS IS NOT A PLACE TO DROP OFF.  PLEASE DO NOT LET CHILDREN EXIT THE CAR WHEN STOPPED AT A CROSSING.

 

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  • YELLOW LINES DO NOT ONLY MEAN "DON'T PARK" THEY ALSO MEAN "DON'T STOP".  DO NOT USE YELLOW LINES AS A DROP OFF POINT.

 

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  • THIS IS A GATEWAY, IT IS NOT A DROP OFF, STOPPING OR TURNING POINT

 

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  • If the driving and parking practice around our school does not improve, not only will infringement notices be likely, we could also be viewing an ambulance as a result of injury or accident caused by these unsafe practices.

 

It simply is not safe, legal or Ok to:

  • Park on yellow lines
  • Park, drop off or stop in any driveway, or the gateways of the school
  • Overtake a car that is stopped at a pedestrian crossing
  • Stop in the middle of the road to let children out
  • Drive at speed around the school
  • Not stop at a pedestrian crossing
  • Speed up at a pedestrian crossing, to avoid having to stop
  • Park on a corner or over a driveway

As ridiculous as it may seem or sound, all of these above incidents have been reported as happening around our school.

My major concern is the safety of our children.  When people are parking illegally it is not only inconsiderate it is also highly UNSAFE.  I urge you to please SLOW DOWN around our school and PARK PROPERLY, otherwise we are going to end up with one of your children hurt.  It doesn't matter if you "are just going to be there for a minute" or were "running late" not parking properly is not OK.

 

Kidz Market

Thank you to everyone who helped and supported the Kidz Market last weekend.  Although it was a little chilly, it was a great experience for our children and an opportunity to clear some of those items that have been outgrown.

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Playscape Working Bee

Our Anderson's Bay School Playscape is progressing extremely well, in fact it is nearly finished.  We are now just waiting on the slide to arrive, which has been ordered and should be nearly finished construction, and the completion of a couple of finishing touches.  However, as part of keeping costs down and allowing us to achieve all of our Playscape goals we would like to hold a working bee on Saturday 19th November, from 9:00 am.  The nature of the working bee will be to move bark chips from behind the pool to the Playscape, and to complete some final tidy-ups.  If you have a couple of hours that you are able to donate to this project, we would greatly appreciate any time and support you can offer.  Please contact Geoff Markby, either through the school office or by emailing geoffm@andybay.ac.nz  Please bring a shovel and/or wheelbarrow, if you are coming.

 

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Anderson's Bay School Pool Open on Saturdays

The School pool will be open Saturdays 1-3pm for Anderson's Bay School children and their families.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Please bring a gold coin per swimmer for pool entry.

 

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Fairfield School Rock Band

On Wednesday 16 November, we were fortunate enough to have been entertained by the Fairfield School Rock Band, who scheduled us into their Road Trip.  This was a fantastic experience for us and we appreciated and enjoyed these talented young musicians.

 

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End of Year Details

End of Year Assembly

Our end of year assembly will again be held at the Edgar Centre, on Wednesday 14th December, at 6:00 pm.  Please add this date into your calendar, if you have not already done so.

 

Final Day of School for 2016

The final day of school for 2016 will be Thursday 15th December.  Classes and school will finish at 12:30 pm.  Please also add this into your diaries and arrange for the early finish time.

 

Please do not Send Food to School that Requires Heating

Recently we have had a number of children coming to the School Office during lunch time to get their food heated or to have boiling water added to instant noodles.  As a school we do not have the facility to heat food safely for children.  Please do not send food that requires heating or preparation in a kitchen as part of a school lunch.

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Backyard Biodiversity

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Library Books

Just a reminder that next week will be the last opportunity for children to get books out of the school library during 2016, as the library will shortly be closing for the year.  Overdue notices will be sent home on a weekly basis from next week, and all books should be returned to school by Wednesday 23rd November.  There are a large number of library books which we are trying to locate, and we would appreciate your help in having a good look at home for any books with an Anderson’s Bay School barcode sticker on the back, and getting these returned to school.  Thank you for your assistance.

 

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Community Notices

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92 Jeffery Street, Anderson's Bay, 9013 Dunedin
(03) 454 4413