Ngā mihi nui ki a koutou katoa. Kia ora, Hello, Talofa, Mālō e lelei, Bula, Hola, Fakaalofa atu, As Salam Alaykom, こんにちは, Hallo, Hoy, હ લ ો, Hē leu, Mauri, न म त, Ola , Chum reap suor, Kumusta, Nihao, Xin chào.
Welcome back. I hope you all had a wonderful holiday with your family and friends and made the most of some lovely weather. We have had a great start to term 2 and the team are loving having all the children back. We can't wait to see you all at parent teacher interviews to celebrate student achievement together.
We are very pleased to report our roll is growing rapidly and this month we welcome Miss Kelly Simpson who will open a new entrant classroom in A3.
As part of the Y2-Y6 School Science inquiry, students will be visiting the Stardome to help them investigate and learn about Planet Earth and Beyond. While there, the students will be taking part in activities with their teachers and also with educators provided by the Stardome. These activities will allow the children to ask questions that will help them form their inquiries and it gives them the opportunity to experience concepts and ideas of astronomy and how amazing space is!
Students will need to bring a snack, a drink of water and a rain jacket, depending on the weather. The School Lunches Programme will provide trip food on this day, so the only food children need to bring is a big snack.
We will travel by bus, leaving school at 9am, so please ensure your child is at school on time.
Our school is covering the cost of this trip through the school donations scheme that our school is part of.
- Friday 21st May - (A7, A8, A9, A10, A11, A12, A14, A15)
- Monday 24th May - B16, B17, B18, B20, B21, B22
Parent Teacher Interviews
On Thursday 17th June Parent /Teacher Interviews will be held in our School Hall. It will be wonderful to have the community together to share student achievments. This is the time when you and your child meet with their class teacher and receive their mid year report.
Project Wy 2021
Last weekend 12 students and their whanau participated in the Rotorua 10km race as part of the Project Wy programme. Throughout the year students attend weekly fitness workshops, Rotorua marathon, Rotorua Tough Mudders and holiday workshops at Auckland University.
Lunch in Schools
This term all students are being supplied with lunch daily and free fruit for morning tea.
Lunches all cater for the dietary, health and cultural needs of our students, and we are working with our suppliers and the Ministry of Education to make sure they are healthy and nutritious.
You can find out more about the programme at:
If your child is turning 5 in the next 12 months please ensure you enrol them as soon as possible. With the roll steadily growing at Chapel Downs this will enable us to keep a track of how many New Entrants we can expect in the future. Enrollment packs are available at the office. Our term two New Parent Information Morning will be held at 9.15am on Thursday 10th June.
Mother's Day Competition
Thank you to all the students who participated in this months Mother’s Day competition. Our Hamper winners were:
- Art winner- Lurinior B27
- Writing - Khyrstelle B26
There were lots of fantastic entries, so we have decided to choose a year group winner for each year level.
- Year 1 - Harmoney A6
- Year 2 - Shane Kerr-Bell A7 & Kansas A8
- Year 3 Gardenia A12
- Year 4 Olivia B17
- Year 5 Chavez B28
- Year 6 Arianne B26
Every student who participated in the competition received a Duffy book from Mrs Nelson