CD Newsletter 23rd November 2020

Newsletter 23rd November 2020

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

We are enjoying a wonderful term four at Chapel Downs with our students enjoying a range of wonderful experiences to help make up for a disrupted year. In the last month I have enjoyed seeing a large number of excited students, staff and parents engage in a variety of Education Outside the Classroom activities . Our house captains enjoyed an excellent learning experience at the National Young Leaders Day, while students throughout the school enjoyed the month long visit from the Life Education truck as part of our school wide health education programme.

Our Year Y0-Y4 student have loved participating in a series of cricket sessions. A huge thanks to Auckland Cricket for providing our students with this amazing opportunity.

A massive thanks to everyone who supported our senior athletic event at the end of last month.

Action from the 2020 Athletics Day
Super Writing from Lurinior Faiao -from B23

Thank you to the staff and parents who helped organise and supervise these end of year activities.

Last Day Of Term 4 2020

Please note that the last day of Term Four is Thursday 10th December - school finishes at the normal time of 3pm. On the afternoon of the 10th of December, children will get to visit their 2021 class and meet their 2021 teacher.

Special things happening on the last day:

11.15am Junior Prize Giving

1.30pm Visit 2021 classes

6.30pm Senior Prize Giving

Non Returning Students 2021

To assist us with planning, we would greatly appreciate knowing of any students who will not be returning to Chapel Downs School in 2021. Maybe you are moving out of the area. We ask as the number of students on our roll and at each level, directly affects staffing and class composition. If your child/ren is/are not returning, and you have not already advised us, please email office@chapeldowns.school.nz as soon as possible.

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 this week on – Thursday 26th November from 2pm

If you have not yet booked a time please phone the office on (09) 274 8002 or completed an interview form click on the link below to download the booking form.

National Young Leaders Day

Chapel Downs School's House Captains attended the annual National Young Leaders Day event at the Manukau Events Centre on Thursday 12 November. They enjoyed listening to inspirational speakers William Pike, Suzy Cato, Okirano Tilaia, Riley Hathaway, and a performance by Stan Walker. NYLD is the largest and longest running leadership event for primary and intermediate school students in New Zealand.

2020 School Leaders NYLD

Year 3 Swimming

This term our Year 3 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.

Year 6 Rafting Trip

On Monday the 16th November our Year 6 children set off on an adventure to WERO Whitewater Park . The children experienced river crossing in a fast flowing river and had a ball whitewater rafting on the Grade 2 Tamariki River. They had the opportunity to swim down the rapids at the end of the session. A huge thanks to John Walker Field of Dreams, Community Swim and Vector Whitewater Park for providing this wonderful opportunity for our students.

2020 Rafting Adventure

Y6 2020 Graduation and Senior School Service Awards

On Friday the 4th December from 1.45pm 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 (followed by visiting 2021 classes in the afternoon)
  • Senior School Prize Giving: 6.30 pm on Thursday 10th December

Important Dates

  • DECEMBER 10 - VISIT 2021 CLASSES 1.30pm
  • 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
November 2020 TopKids
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