Nau mai, haere mai, tēnā koutou katoa,
Wow, can you believe that this is the last week of the Term! A term with no lockdowns and disruptions, we got through unscathed!
Last week, we held our annual Matariki Disco which was a huge success. It was fantastic to see all the children enjoying themselves and having fun! I can say we had no children giving us grief about not having enough lollies or glow sticks! I would like to thank all the staff for helping out on the night and a big thank you must go out to Francis Naera and the Cultural Toa group for organization of the event.
This week we will continue with Matariki celebrations and learning for our Tamariki. We will end the week with a Matariki assembly which will be run by our Year 6 Cultural Toa group. A big thank you to the Kakariki team for hosting another action packed assembly. Congratulations to Jack Kelly who received the Max Seddon. Well done Jack, you truly are deserving of this prestigious cup.
With our speech finals taking place this week, the standard of the speeches have been outstanding. A big congratulations to the following students in the Yr 5 & 6 who will now represent our school at the Inner City Speech competition.
Prepared Speech: 1st Place Edward Scholes
Spoken Word: 1st Place Ben Young
Rap: 1st Place Hugo Wells
10 X Flash: 1st Place Daniel Johnston
A big thank you to Matthew Allen for organising another well run speech competition. The Puriri and Kakariki results will be posted on our school website later this week.
Last night, I was fortunate enough to see two of our amazing Year 5 & 6 basketball teams compete in the finals for their respective grades. Both teams were outstanding and were eventual winners which meant they had won their grades. Well done team and a big thank you to all our parents who help with managing and coaching our sports teams during the week. We do appreciate all the time and effort you have all put in. Also a big thank you to Hannah Folster for here organization of basketball and Sarah Radcliffefor netball. They put a lot of effort into ensuring teams are registered, finding coaches and organising time for practices.
As some of you may have heard, our lovely Lauren Mooore is pregnant and will be starting her maternity leave at the end of the year. I know we are all going to miss Lauren as she has been such a valuable asset to Ponsonby Primary and is such an amazing teacher. We are lucky she will be able to see out the year.
A big thank you to the Ponsonby Primary teachers and support staff who have worked extremely hard this term. We are so lucky to have such amazing staff at Ponsonby Primary. They all deserve a well earned break these holidays.
I would like to wish you all a safe and enjoyable holiday with your children and thanks again for all your support during this term. We look forward to seeing the children back on Monday the 26th of July.