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1 17 September 2012 Principal: Jennifer Horgan Web: Phone: NEWSLETTER Est 1853 Dear Parents/Caregivers I am in Melbourne this week for the Trans - Tasman Principals Conference. Please contact your child s class teacher or Syndicate Dean if you have any concerns during my absence. Enjoy the week. Regards Jennifer TERM THREE DATES SEPTEMBER Thursday 20 Taieri College Wearable Arts (including East Taieri finalists) Friday 28 END OF TERM TERM DATES FOR 2012 Term 4 15 October 19 December EAST TAIERI ANNUAL SPEECH COMPETITION What a fantastic showcase of East Taieri School s talented students at last Thursday evening s speech competition. The audience was entertained by poetry recitals and a range of informative and persuasive speeches. Congratulations to all participants and thanks to our judges for the evening, Mrs Edna Cogger and Mrs Patricia Sutherland. Special thanks to Sarah O Neill for again, organising such a successful evening. Results: Year Three Presentations 1 st -Tim Bradfield Owhiro Stream 2 nd -Maggie Hunt Deer 3 rd - Ollie Smythe Super Rugby HC - Dragon Winikoff Cows HC - Zac Duff Dragons Year Four Presentations 1 st - Emma Jackson Margaret Mahy 2 nd - Libby Blackwood We shouldn t have McDonalds in Mosgiel 3 rd - Alex Wilson The History of Rugby HC - Mikey Kelly Being a Scientist is the best job in the world HC - Katerina van Rooyen Queenstown is the best holiday spot

2 Year Five Presentations 1 st - Connor Seyb Mosgiel Pool 2 nd - Claire Taylor Save the Pandas 3 rd - Harvey Stephens The Best Job HC - Olivia Fowler Why Milford Dart Tunnel should be stopped HC - Mitchell Joint Why East Taieri Should have its own Pool Year 6 Presentations 1 st - Daniel Thom Bath vs Shower 2 nd - Cade McRae Otago is the Best Place to live 3 rd - Thomas Geary McDonalds shouldn t be in Mosgiel HC - Luke St John A Marine Biologist is the Best Job in the World HC - Tim Chirnside Texting is better than calling HC - Tommy Wilson Sorry Mr Thorn ALTRUSA GREAT READ To celebrate International Literacy Day the whole school took part in the Altrusa Great Read last Thursday. Thanks to Claire Paterson from the Mosgiel Altrusa Club for arranging for every student to be given a bookmark BREAKERS VISIT East Taieri School had Mika Vukona, Tom Abercrombie and Morgan Natanahira of the NZ breakers Basketball team visit the school last Thursday. The children who were lucky enough to meet them were given the opportunity to ask the players questions and some were even able to play a short game against them.

3 ENVIROGROUP TRIP TO OROKONUI ECOSANCTUARY On Thursday the Environmental Action Group went to the Orokonui Ecosanctuary to see native trees and birds. We travelled by cars. When we arrived we had to wait awhile so we looked around the centre at the Ecosantuary building. Then we walked down the valley where we saw heaps of interesting birds and trees, but the highlight was the farting tree it smelt really bad - and the tallest tree. We really enjoyed our trip. By: Cory Campbell SCHOOL CHOIR Choir rehearsals are starting again from next week. Choir is on Monday lunchtimes and Tuesdays before school starting at 8.15am. WOW AWARDS If you would like a DVD of our Wearable Arts Awards please send $5.00 along to the office. TAIERI COLLEGE WEARABLE ARTS This is on this Thursday at the Taieri College. We have some children from our WOW Awards showing their creations at this event. A note will go home with those children concerned. MEADOW FRESH COMPETITION Collect stickers from Meadow Fresh milk and yoghurt products and send them along to school. We could be in for a share of $500, worth of art and sports gear. Promotion runs until 14 October. MARKET DAY On Friday 19 th October the Year 6 children are having their traditional market day. There will be a BBQ and various other activities for all the children to enjoy such as sponge bob, white elephant stall, face painting, cake stall, and possibly some others. This is a good chance to have a good spring clean at home and bring along any pre-loved toys, games, book, videos etc for the market stall. This will need to be at school before Tuesday 16 th October. YEAR 6 CAMP FUNDRAISING This Wednesday we are holding a Tool Box Cooking demonstration. If you would like a ticket to this please contact Sandra McLeod Please support this, especially Year 6 children s parents! VALUES FOCUS ~ Co-Operation

4 STUDENT ACHIEVEMENT VALUES STARS Blake Carter, Hunter Cockerill, Liam Anderson, Baxter Stephens, Rylee Outram, Olivia Ellis, Max St John & Zara Anderson ~ for fabulous reading to East Taieri pre-school children DISCOVERY TIME These children were identified by parent and student leaders as demonstrating key competency skills during last week s session: Kayla Godkin, Holly Nichols, Alicia de Bono, Tainui Miller, Ollie Ritchie, Oliver Sabiston, Cory Hammond, Ben Lymath, Trinity Maydon, Grace Brenssell, Rylee Outram, Hannah McKay, Emersyn Miller, Ted Brenssell, Jack Young, Alex Cochrane, Blake Scammell OTAGO CROSS COUNTRY CHAMPIONSHIP The Otago Cross Country was run on Friday 14 th September. East Taieri School had 27 children who qualified for the various races. All children gave their all during the races and should be very proud of what they have achieved. Tommy Wilson finished second in the Year 6 Boys race which is a fantastic achievement. The results for the other children are not available at this time. When we receive them we will put them in the newsletter.

5 CHILDRENS MARATHON On Sunday 9 September ten students from East Taieri competed in the inaugural Children s Marathon at Logan Park. There were 582 students from Years 3-7 involved in the event. Congratulations to the following competitors: Tommy Wilson, Erin Dickie, Alex Wilson, Kyran Miller-Bowler, Zac Nunn, Shinae Stanley, Cade McRae, Sarah Johnstone, Harvey Stephens and Mitchell Joint. MOSGIEL JUNIOR SOCCER CLUB PRIZEGIVING Most Promising Player Sam Bonney, Mitchell Thorn, Blake Scammell, Grace Cotter, Jackson, Thompson, Alannah Knott, Jordan Thorn, Sam Clydesdale and Jayden Standring Most Improved Player Holly Bonney, Kailen Knott, Erin Dickie, Sarah Johnstone, Gracie Va afusuaga, Thomas Geary, 11 th Grade Blue - Mosgiel Hammers came 1 st in their section - Tim Chirnside, Matt Hanrahan, and Ben Horrell 11 th Grade Gold Mosgiel Spurs came 3 rd in their section - Matt Maydon, Jordan Thorn, Reuben Hanna, Josh Walker, Thomas Geary Well done to all. CONGRAULATIONS TO: Well done to Pippa Fulton who came 1 st in her group at the Dunedin Gymnastic Kiwi Gym ribbon day! Michelle Summers (a nearly 40 year old) who ran in the Peninsula Challenge relay on Saturday and was beaten by a 72 year old. Well done Michelle!! OTAGO ART SOCIETY EXHIBITION Art are showing their art work at the Otago Art Society Exhibition held at the Dunedin Railway station until 23rd September - 10am pm.

6 SALMON FOR SALE - MUST BE ORDERED BY FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER Sides of sea run salmon, freshly caught and vacuum packed on day of purchase. Between $22 and $25 per side as they will vary in weight ($22 per kilo). ORDERS TO BE IN BY FRIDAY 21 SEPTEMBER To order ring: Merv Clearwater Cell Or text Jacinta Grey Salmon to be picked up and paid for on Wednesday 26 September5 from 3pm at 107 Gladstone Road South. This is a MOSGIEL ROTARY fundraising venture. Mike Sowman Design Ltd is proud to support East Taieri School Vision Antenna Systems is proud to support the Talent Quest at East Taieri School Scansouth is proud to support East Taieri School AEC Security is proud to support East Taieri School

7 SCHOOL SPONSORS Please support the following: James Wren & Co Ltd Fresh Choice Roslyn Fowler Homes Conroy Plumbing Glen Summers Building & Construction Guthrie Bowron