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CD Newsletter 3rd Novemeber 2020

Newsletter 3rd November 2020

Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia Orana, Fakalafa lahi atu, Namaste, Ni sa bula vinaka, Konichiwa

The first few weeks of Term Four have been action packed. It's wonderful to see all our students back loving learning and enjoying everything school life has to offer.

A huge thanks to everyone who supported our Junior Tabloid Sports last week.

A very warm welcome to all the new families who have joined our school learning community. I know that you will really enjoy all aspects of school life. Our school continues to grow fast and we now have 630 students.

This term our students are loving the huge range of activities listed below

  • The Life Education truck is onsite from 27th October as part of our school wide health education programme
  • Y0-Y4 student will participate in a series of cricket sessions run by Auckland Cricket
  • Y6 rugby fun day run by the Auckland Rugby Union
  • Y3 will take part in a six week Community swim programme
  • Y6 Rafting trip to Wero White Water Park
  • Y0/Y1/Y2 Tabloid Sports Morning
  • Y3/Y4/Y5/Y6 Athletics day
  • Y0/Y1/Y2 Balance Bikes programme
Action from the Counties Manukau Sport balance bike programme

Students for 2021/New Parents Meeting

We are starting to consider the make-up of our classes for 2021. To help us with this job, it is useful to be informed of any new students who intend coming to Chapel Downs and of any families who are leaving. If you have neighbours, family or friends who are planning to come here please encourage them to pre-enrol. Our new parents morning will be held on Thursday 19th November. Please ring the office on (09) 274 8002 if you would like to attend.

Term 4 - Parent/Student/Teacher Interviews

It is well established that schools with a close home and school partnership are more successful in meeting goals and targets for learning and teaching. The team is looking forward to reporting to you on students’ progress against their learning goals. Parent / Student / Teacher interviews will be held in week seven – Thursday 26th November from 2pm

Parent Interview booking slips will be sent out on Monday 9th November.

Senior Athletics Day

Our Y3/Y4/Y5/Y6 student will compete at our athletics day on Wednesday 4th November (tomorrow)

Y5/Y6 Athletics 9.30am - 11.30am

Y3/Y4 Athletics 12.30pm - 3.00pm

All students will compete in six different events – sprints, 400m run, 800m run, high jump, long jump and softball throw. Parents and whanau are welcome to come along and watch the athletics.

Please ensure all students attend in their Chapel Downs sports uniforms and bring a huge drink of water and substantial healthy lunch.

Action from Junior Tabloid Sports 30/10/2020

Year 3 Swimming

This term our Year Three children are participating in a series of six swimming lessons through the Community Swim programme funded by the John Walker Find Your Field of Dreams Foundation. The lessons started on Tuesday 27 October and run every Tuesday until the 1st of December.

What Now -Dawson Primary

WHAT NOW - New Zealand's top rated and best loved youth TV series - is beaming live to the nation from Dawson School in Otara on Sunday, November 8th. Its our very last show in Auckland for 2020. And everyone - far and wide - is invited to join us!!

This is free, family-friendly entertainment at its best. Starring a heap of foam and gunge and...A very special VIP sports star guest, plus live performances by the award winning Tatau Dance Academy, Bollywood troupe Aaja Nachle... And so much more! After the year we've all had, you won't want to miss it!

We'd love it if you could register here at:

https//houseoffunge.tv/audience-signup

By registering, tamariki could be eligible for prizes and game selection on the day. Don't want to register? No worries! Just rock on up, enjoy the live action and celebrate the start of Summer with What Now!

Year 6 Rafting Trip

On Monday the 16th November our Year 6 children will have a session at the WERO Whitewater Park . This is to familiarise children with moving water and how to be river safe. The children will get to experience river crossing in a fast flowing river and go whitewater rafting on the Grade 2 Tamariki River, both activities are with a guide. A huge thanks to John Walker Field of Dreams, Community Swim and Vector Whitewater Park for providing this wonderful opportunity for our students.

Y6 2020 Graduation and Senior School Service Awards

On Friday the 4th December from 1.30pm we will hold our annual Senior School Service Awards and our Year 6 Graduation. All parents are welcome to attend and we especially want our Year 6 parents to come and see their child graduate.

2020 School Prize Givings

You are warmly invited to attend our prize giving ceremonies. These two events are wonderful celebrations of our student successes. The Junior School Prizegiving and the Senior School Prize giving will be held as follows:

  • Junior School Prize Giving 11.15 am on Thursday 10th December
  • Senior School Prize Giving: 6.30 pm on Thursday 10th December

Important Dates

  • NOVEMBER 4 - Y3/Y4/Y5/Y6 ATHLETICS DAY
  • NOVEMBER 10 - Y3 SWIMMING
  • NOVEMBER 16 - Y6 RAFTING TRIP
  • NOVEMBER 17 - Y3 SWIMMING
  • NOVEMBER 19 - NEW PARENTS MEETING 9.15AM
  • NOVEMBER 20 - FULL SCHOOL ASSEMBLY 1.45pm
  • NOVEMBER 24 - Y3 SWIMMING
  • NOVEMBER 26 - PARENT TEACHER INTERVIEWS 2pm-8pm
  • DECEMBER 1 - Y3 SWIMMING
  • DECEMBER 4 - SERVICE AWARDS AND YEAR 6 GRADUATION-1.45pm
  • DECEMBER 10 - JUNIOR PRIZEGIVING 11.15am
  • DECEMBER 10 - SENIOR PRIZEGIVING 6.30PM
  • DECEMBER 10 - END OF TERM FOUR
  • FEBRUARY 2 - TERM ONE 2021

2021 School Terms

  • Term One - 2 February- 14th April
  • Term Two - 3rd May - 9th July
  • Term Three - 26th July - 1st October
  • Term Four - 18th October - 9th December
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