Kawe ake te Mānuka - Rise to the Challenge

Welcome to

FOREST LAKE SCHOOL

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou.

Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou.
Being the proud leader of Forest Lake school for many years I have seen us evolve as kaiako and strive for excellence in all that we do.

We work together to empower our tamariki to be the best that they can and to Rise to the Challenge (Kawe Ake te Mānuka).

It is very much a Whānau school as we now have second-generation tamariki, returning to be educated here.

The wairua is warm and welcoming to all at our kura. Tamariki can be educated through Total Immersion Māori (Rumaki) or English Medium (Auraki). Tikanga ā Iwi is practiced throughout our kura and interwoven through all we do.

We welcome inquiries.
Ngā mihi, Chris

Whats happening at Forest Lake School?

Latest Notifications

The Rauhī Project (TERM 4)

Wed Sep 28 11:31am

“𝐃𝐨 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐞𝐧𝐣𝐨𝐲 𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠𝐢𝐧𝐠? 𝐌𝐚𝐤𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐦𝐮𝐬𝐢𝐜? 𝐖𝐚𝐧𝐭 𝐭𝐨 𝐡𝐚𝐯𝐞 𝐚 𝐡𝐮𝐠𝐞 𝐚𝐦𝐨𝐮𝐧𝐭 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐮𝐧 𝐚𝐟𝐭𝐞𝐫 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥?



𝗚𝗼𝗼𝗱 𝗻𝗲𝘄𝘀 – 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗰𝗮𝗻 𝗱𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗥𝗮𝘂𝗵𝗶 𝗣𝗿𝗼𝗷𝗲𝗰𝘁! In Term 4 we will be starting our Community Choir programme, including communal music making and singing led by our highly skilled and super fun music tutors.



Where: Nawton Primary School
When: Mondays (yrs 1-4) or Wednesdays (yrs 4-8), 3.30 – 5.00pm
Cost: FREE!



To find out more information or to sign up, please contact us at info@therauhiproject.co.nz or phone 027 217 0693. See you there!”

Term 4 Extra Curricular Sports Reminder

Tue Sep 20 02:09pm

Kia ora whānau, 


A friendly reminder that if your child/ren would like to play Basketball next term that notices and payments must be received by 23rd September (This Friday) Please note this date differs from that on the notice due to the 26th September now being noticed as a one off public holiday.


Term 4 Touch has now closed and I am in the process of registering teams. If I am unable to secure a coach, manager and umpire for a team we will not be able to register the team. If you have not yet paid the team fee for this sport please do so as soon as possible or email lindas@forestlake.school.nz to arrange a payment plan. 


If you have any questions or are unsure if you have made payment for your child’s chosen sport please email Whaea Linda lindas@forestlake.school.nz If payment has not been received by the school then unfortunately we cannot register your child as part of a team. 


Ngā mihi, 


Whaea Linda.

Support Your Sport Mufti Day

Fri Sep 16 09:46am

Kia ora Whaanau, 


We are holding a ‘Mufti Day’ next Thursday.  Check out the link below for details. 



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End of Term Assemblies

Thu Sep 15 11:27am

Kia ora Whānau,


Our end of term assemblies have been finalised and parents / caregivers are welcome to join us on the following dates:


Teina School End of Term Assembly (Kauri 3 and Matai classes) – Friday, 23rd September at 9.40am in the school hall 


Tuakana School End of Term Assembly (Kauri 1 & 2, Kahikatea classes) – Tuesday, 27th September at 11.20am in the school hall


We hope to see you there.

Panui 14 September 2022

Wed Sep 14 01:14pm

Kia ora Whānau, 


The latest school newsletter is now live to view.  Happy reading!


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BOT Elections Parent & Staff Declaration of Results

Wed Sep 14 11:01am

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


Thank you to all nominees and all our whaanau that handed in their voting papers.


After the closing of voting and the counting of valid votes, I hereby declare the following duly elected:


Gregory Hobson


Natalie Palmer


Shanara Tuaupiki


Megan Kettle


Tiki Mossop


_____________________________________



Staff representative votes (No Voting Election Required):


At the close of nominations, as there was only one valid nomination received, I hereby declare the following duly staff representative elected.


Bruce Gordon


I hereby declare Bruce Gordon duly elected as the Staff Representative.


 


Ngaa mihi nui,


Faith Pompey


Returning Officer

New long-term strategy for COVID-19

Tue Sep 13 09:58am

Kia ora Koutou.


You’ll be aware that New Zealand has moved to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand.


This new approach will only result in minor changes to the way we operate.


The very positive news is that household contacts of a person with COVID-19 do not need to isolate, but instead are asked to complete a RAT test each day, for five days. Therefore, ākonga who are household contacts but test negative and do not have COVID-19 symptoms, should continue to attend. It is the best place for them to be so they can be engaged in their learning, and connected with their teachers, classmates and friends.


Mask wearing is no longer required.


All the other recommended public health measures will stay in place as we know they reduce the spread of infectious illnesses including COVID-19. These include ensuring our indoor spaces are well-ventilated, maintaining good hand hygiene, encouraging everyone to cough or sneeze into elbows and, most importantly, staying home and getting tested if they have COVID-19 symptoms.


Thank you for your ongoing support in protecting our community.


Noho ora mai


Whaea Chris

Term 4 Extra Curricular Sports

Wed Sep 07 07:48pm

Kia ora whānau, 


A notice of interest for Term 4 Basketball will be distributed this week by classroom teachers to all students who indicate their interest. Notices and Payments must be returned to the school office by September 26th 2022. The notice is attached for your reference. Please note teams can only be registered if they have a coach. 


Also a friendly reminder that Term 4 Touch Rugby notices and payments are due to the school office by 19th September 2022.  If you have any questions regarding extra curricular sports please contact Whaea Linda via email Lindas@forestlake.school.nz


Ngā mihi, Whaea Linda. 



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BOT ELECTIONS NOW CLOSED VIA HAND DELIVERY

Wed Sep 07 05:05pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


Thank you to all who hand delivered their voting papers before 4pm today. The voting papers will no longer be accepted at the office.


You will need to send them via postal services now and must be time stamped on the front of the envelope as (Delivered by no later than the 12th of September 2022).


Please make sure you are delivering to:



To Forest Lake School


Returning Officer


59 Storey Avenue


Forest Lake


Hamilton 3200


 



The votes will be counted and announced on the 13th of September 2022. Please keep an eye out for the results as soon as they are known.


 


Ngaa mihi

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION VOTING PAPERS CLOSES TODAY

Wed Sep 07 09:06am

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,



The Voting Papers and Nominee Booklets have been sent out. Today is the closing date to have the votes returned by.



If sending the voting form back to school this must arrive by Monday 12th of September 2022 or hand deliver your vote to the office ballot box on the 7th of September 2022, 4pm in order for your vote to be counted.



If posting voting papers, they need to be addressed to:



𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬:



To Returning Officer



59 Storey Avenue



Forest Lake



Hamilton 3200



You can choose 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝟓 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲. If you select more than 5 on your voting paper, your vote will be null and void.



𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐩 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐧-𝐅𝐫𝐢 (𝟖:𝟑𝟎𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟑:𝟎𝟎𝐩𝐦).



If you have any questions or have not received the letter before the Voting Closing today (𝟕 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐, 𝟒𝐩𝐦), please contact the Returning Officer at office@forestlake.school.nz



Ngaa mihi,

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION VOTING PAPERS CLOSES TOMORROW

Tue Sep 06 04:07pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


Just a reminder, Voting Closes tomorrow at 4:00pm


You can choose up to 5 Candidates Only. If you select more than 5 on your voting paper, your vote will be null and void.


School hours to drop off voting paper are Mon-Fri (8:30am to 3:00pm).


If you have any questions or have not received the letter before the Voting Closing Day (7 September 2022, 4pm), please contact the Returning Officer at office@forestlake.school.nz


Ngaa mihi.


 


Postal Address:


To Returning Officer


59 Storey Avenue


Forest Lake


Hamilton 3200 

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION VOTING PAPERS

Mon Sep 05 04:08pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,



The Voting Papers and Nominee Booklets have been sent out. Wednesday (7 September 2022) 4pm is the closing date to have the votes returned by.



If sending the voting form back to school this must arrive by Monday 12th of September 2022 or hand deliver your vote to the office ballot box in order for your vote to be counted.



If posting voting papers, they need to be addressed to:



𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬:



To Returning Officer



59 Storey Avenue



Forest Lake



Hamilton 3200



You can choose 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝟓 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲. If you select more than 5 on your voting paper, your vote will be null and void.



𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐩 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐧-𝐅𝐫𝐢 (𝟖:𝟑𝟎𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟑:𝟎𝟎𝐩𝐦).



If you have any questions or have not received the letter before the 𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐚𝐲 (𝟕 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐, 𝟒𝐩𝐦), please contact the Returning Officer at office@forestlake.school.nz



Ngaa mihi,

School Cross Country News

Mon Sep 05 12:08pm

Kia ora whānau,


Usually Term 3 would see the kura take part in a cross country event.  However, this year after a great deal of consideration, taking into account the covid situation and other sickness amongst the staff and students, we have decided against running one for the Middle School and Senior School students this year.  This will also mean, that our senior students will not be participating in the Inter-School Cross Country should that event go ahead. 


While we understand both our students and wider community may be disappointed, we are currently working with Sport Waikato around new initiatives/activities that we can implement with Athletics next term.

“MEET THE CANDIDATES EVENING”- TONIGHT (WEDNESDAY, 31 AUG 2022)

Wed Aug 31 01:06pm

“𝗠𝗘𝗘𝗧 𝗧𝗛𝗘 𝗖𝗔𝗡𝗗𝗜𝗗𝗔𝗧𝗘𝗦 𝗘𝗩𝗘𝗡𝗜𝗡𝗚”- 𝗪𝗘𝗗𝗡𝗘𝗦𝗗𝗔𝗬, 𝟯𝟭 𝗔𝗨𝗚 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟮 (𝗧𝗢𝗡𝗜𝗚𝗛𝗧)



Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,



Just a reminder to you all that the “Meet The Candidates Evening” is on tonight.


Come and meet the 9 nominees give a brief introduction and have the opportunity to ask them questions.



Please see photo attached for further information..



Ngaa mihi,



 

Hinton Ave Back Gate Entrance Traffic Update

Mon Aug 29 01:49pm

Attention Parents/Caregivers,


Today Hamilton City Council started work on the new changes in Hinton Avenue. This means for approximately the next fortnight, you will be unable to drop off or pick up your child from the back gate. We ask that you drop off and collect them from the park/playground area on Hinton Avenue instead.  A teacher will continue to cross those students who live on Hinton Avenue where they can. Students who use the crossing on Mitcham Ave are to walk to school via Storey Avenue instead of turning into Hinton Ave.

“MEET THE CANDIDATES EVENING”- WEDNESDAY, 31 AUG 2022

Thu Aug 25 01:06pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


This is an invitation for a “Meet The Candidates Evening” at Forest Lake School on Wednesday, the 31st of August 2022 at 6:30pm.


Come and meet the 10 nominees give a brief introduction and have the opportunity to ask them questions.


Please see poster attached for further information..


Ngaa mihi,


Meet the Candidates Poster

Term 4 Extra Curricular Sports – Touch Rugby

Thu Aug 25 10:04am

Kia ora whānau, 


Yesterday notices for all students who indicated they were interested in playing Touch in Term 4 were handed out in class. 


Touch games are played on Thursday afternoons at Swarbrick Park, Frankton, starting Term 4 Week 1, Thursday 20 October until 1st December. Teams can be entered into the following age groups; Year 1/2 mixed, 3/4 mixed, Year 5/6 Boys, Girls and Mixed. Teams can only be registered if a parent or family member is willing to coach. 


Notices need to be returned and payments must be made by 19th September. The notice is attached for you to view. If you have any questions please email Whaea Linda (lindas@forestlake.school.nz) 


Ngā mihi, 


Whaea Linda  



Term 4 Touch

Te Whatu Ora Toilet Education Session

Wed Aug 24 03:43pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


We will have a Toilet Education Session run by Te Whatu Ora (formally DHB), if you are interested please see more information on the poster below…





 

PARENT ELECTIONS- Notification of Candidate Withdrawal

Sat Aug 20 11:06am

Kia ora Parents/Whanau,



This is a notification of withdrawal for one of our ten candidates MICHAEL MAYNE who has withdrawn his candidancy from the Parent Elections effective today.



As the voting papers have already been sent out. You may continue to vote as normal; however, please be mindful that if Michael is elected. The withdrawal in effect will cause a casual vacancy on the board and may result in the sixth board member in the voting process elected on.



If you have any questions, please contact the Returning Officer.
office@forestlake.school.nz
(07)849-2256.



Ngaa mihi

“MEET THE CANDIDATES EVENING”- WEDNESDAY, 31 AUG 2022

Fri Aug 19 04:07pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


This is an invitation for a “Meet The Candidates Evening” at Forest Lake School on Wednesday, the 31st of August 2022 at 6:30pm.


Come and meet the 10 nominees give a brief introduction and have the opportunity to ask them questions.


Please see poster attached for further information..


Ngaa mihi,


Meet the Candidates Poster

Panui 17 August 2022

Wed Aug 17 01:02pm

Kia ora Whānau, 


The latest school newsletter is now live.  Happy reading!!


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BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION VOTING PAPERS

Fri Aug 12 02:46pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,



The Voting Papers and Nominee Booklets have been sent out. Next Wednesday (7 September 2022) 4pm is the closing date to have the votes returned by.



If sending the voting form back to school this must arrive by Monday 12th of September 2022 or hand deliver your vote to the office ballot box in order for your vote to be counted.



If posting voting papers, they need to be addressed to:



𝐏𝐨𝐬𝐭𝐚𝐥 𝐀𝐝𝐝𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐬:



To Returning Officer



59 Storey Avenue



Forest Lake



Hamilton 3200



You can choose 𝐮𝐩 𝐭𝐨 𝟓 𝐂𝐚𝐧𝐝𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐭𝐞𝐬 𝐎𝐧𝐥𝐲. If you select more than 5 on your voting paper, your vote will be null and void.



𝐒𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐡𝐨𝐮𝐫𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐝𝐫𝐨𝐩 𝐨𝐟𝐟 𝐯𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐩𝐚𝐩𝐞𝐫 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐌𝐨𝐧-𝐅𝐫𝐢 (𝟖:𝟑𝟎𝐚𝐦 𝐭𝐨 𝟑:𝟎𝟎𝐩𝐦).



If you have any questions or have not received the letter before the 𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐂𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐃𝐚𝐲 (𝟕 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐, 𝟒𝐩𝐦), please contact the Returning Officer at office@forestlake.school.nz



Ngaa mihi,



 


 

“MEET THE CANDIDATES EVENING”- WEDNESDAY, 31 AUG 2022

Thu Aug 11 11:06am

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


This is an invitation for a “Meet The Candidates Evening” at Forest Lake School on Wednesday, the 31st of August 2022 at 6:30pm.


Come and meet the 10 nominees give a brief introduction and have the opportunity to ask them questions.


Please see poster attached for further information..


Ngaa mihi,


Meet the Candidates Poster

BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION VOTING PAPERS SENT OUT TODAY

Tue Aug 09 11:06am

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


The Voting Papers and Nominee Booklets have been sent out today. Please be mindful that NZ Post has reduced postal delivery days in most areas, so you may not receive a letter on your expected delivery date.


The School Board of Trustees Elections are a postal vote. Therefore, you must send the voting form back to school or hand deliver your vote to the office ballot box in order for your vote to be counted.


You can choose up to 5 Candidates Only. If you select more than 5 on your voting paper, your vote will be null and void.


If you have any questions or have not received the letter before the Voting Closing Day (7 September 2022, 4pm), please contact the Returning Officer at office@forestlake.school.nz


Ngaa mihi.


 


Postal Address:


To Returning Officer


59 Storey Avenue


Forest Lake


Hamilton 3200


 



 


 

SCHOOL BOARD NOMINATIONS CLOSE TODAY AT NOON

Fri Aug 05 09:06am

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,
 
𝐍𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐭𝐨𝐝𝐚𝐲 𝐚𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐨𝐧.



The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.



As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.



𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝟒𝐩𝐦 𝐨𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝟕𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐

School Board Nominations ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS BEFORE NOON FRIDAY 5TH OF AUGUST 2022

Thu Aug 04 01:07pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


Tomorrow is the last day for nominations to be in.


𝐍𝐎𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐖𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐁𝐄 𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐄𝐏𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐁𝐄𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐄 𝐍𝐎𝐎𝐍, 𝐅𝐑𝐈𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝟓𝐓𝐇 𝐎𝐅 𝐀𝐔𝐆𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐


All eligible voters, if you have not received your nomination forms via post. Please contact the office as soon as possible


The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.



As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.



𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝟒𝐩𝐦 𝐨𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝟕𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐

Maeroa Intermediate Open Evening (2023 Enrolments)

Wed Aug 03 04:08pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


 


Maeroa Internediate will be hosting an Opening Evening for our Auraki Tuakana/Senior Students (Years 5-6) on Wednesday the 10th of August 2022.


Ngaa mihi,


For more information please click on the link below:


Maeroa Intermediate Poster

School Board Nominations ACCEPTING NOMINATIONS BEFORE NOON FRIDAY 5TH OF AUGUST 2022

Wed Aug 03 12:06pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


Apologies to those who have been affected. A memo was sent out yesterday by the School Board Elections Team and dates were changed for nominations to be handed in by Wednesday, 3rd of August 2022. With that being said, in receiving this news at short notice:
 
𝐍𝐎𝐌𝐈𝐍𝐀𝐓𝐈𝐎𝐍𝐒 𝐖𝐈𝐋𝐋 𝐁𝐄 𝐀𝐂𝐂𝐄𝐏𝐓𝐄𝐃 𝐁𝐄𝐅𝐎𝐑𝐄 𝐍𝐎𝐎𝐍, 𝐅𝐑𝐈𝐃𝐀𝐘 𝐓𝐇𝐄 𝟓𝐓𝐇 𝐎𝐅 𝐀𝐔𝐆𝐔𝐒𝐓 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐


All eligible voters, if you have not received your nomination forms via post. Please contact the office as soon as possible


The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.



As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.



𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝟒𝐩𝐦 𝐨𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝟕𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐

School Board Nominations CLOSE TOMORROW 3RD OF AUGUST 2022

Tue Aug 02 07:07pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


Unfortunately, the date has been changed for nomination forms to be handed in by. All eligible voters, if you have not received your nomination forms via post. Please contact the office tomorrow morning.

Nominations will now close at noon tomorrow on WEDNESDAY, 3RD OF AUGUST 2022.
 
The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours.


As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.


𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝟒𝐩𝐦 𝐨𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝟕𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐


 

Term 3 Resumes Monday 25 July

Fri Jul 22 10:26am

Kia ora Whaanau,


I hope that you have all had a relaxing and safe holiday break.  School resumes on Monday (25 July) and I look forward to seeing you all back.  Just a couple of reminders continuing on from last term: It is expected that our Year 4 to 8 children are to wear masks while in class.   Parents coming onsite, during class time must be wearing a mask, and sign in first at the office.  Parents should also be wearing masks when dropping off or collecting students before and after school. 


See you all on Monday. 


Matua Geoff


Acting Principal


 

Positive Puberty Programme for Year 5 to 8 students

Thu Jul 21 04:37pm

As part of the NZ Health & Physical Education Curriculum, we have engaged Nest Consulting to provide their ‘Positive Puberty Plus©’ programme. This programme is only available to our year 5, 6, 7 & 8 students.


Yr 7/8 Students: Monday, 8 August (full day)
Yr 5/6 Students: Thursday, 11 August (full day )
All topics will be covered age appropriately in a way that relates to male and female puberty, the
changing body, sense of self, decision making, media influences, celebrating diversity and body confidence.


To assist Parents in being actively involved in communication with their child regarding the changes associated with puberty and preadolescence Nest offer a Parent/Whanau Information/Education Evening before the programme. It lasts about 60 mins and includes:


·         An overview of the NZ school sexuality education guidelines and a run-through of the student programme 


·         Anatomy and physiology 101 memory joggers and an outline of normal growth and development expected at puberty 


·         An update on all available menstrual products (incl. recyclable, washable, organic and supermarket items).


·         Included throughout are tween parenting tips & question time! 


 The feedback from this evening is always extremely positive: a fun, inspiring and educational night. 


 **This meeting will be via Zoom- the link is below


Topic: Forest Lake  – Positive Puberty Plus Whanau Information Evening


Time: Jul 28, 2022, 05:30 PM 


Webinar Link


Meeting ID: 840 4177 2068


Passcode: 430775


 If you have concerns about your child attending, we encourage you to attend the Whanau Information Evening for more information before deciding whether to include your child. If you decide to withdraw your child from the Programme, please let your child’s teacher know before Friday, 5 August 2022, they will find other work for your child on that day


This notice and a permission form will be sent home on Monday, 25th July with your children in Year’s 5, 6, 7 and 8.

School Board Nominations will be sent via Post

Mon Jul 11 04:24pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


Due to issues with the provider for our Online Elections this year, we have had to return to Postal Elections.


𝐍𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐨𝐩𝐞𝐧 𝐟𝐨𝐫 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐞𝐥𝐞𝐜𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐟 𝐟𝐢𝐯𝐞 𝐩𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐭 𝐫𝐞𝐩𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐞𝐧𝐭𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐯𝐞𝐬 𝐭𝐨 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐬𝐜𝐡𝐨𝐨𝐥 𝐛𝐨𝐚𝐫𝐝.



All eligible voters will receive a nomination form. Use this form to nominate yourself or someone in your community. You will also receive a nomination cover letter calling for nominations.


If you need more nomination forms, contact the school office.
 
𝐍𝐨𝐦𝐢𝐧𝐚𝐭𝐢𝐨𝐧𝐬 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞 𝐚𝐭 𝐧𝐨𝐨𝐧 𝐨𝐧 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝟓𝐭𝐡 𝐨𝐟 𝐀𝐮𝐠𝐮𝐬𝐭 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐. You may provide a signed candidate statement and photograph with your nomination.
 
The electoral roll is held at the school and can be viewed during normal school hours from (Mon 25th of July 2022)
As nominations are received, there will be a list of candidates’ names kept at the school up until election day, which you can view.



𝐕𝐨𝐭𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐜𝐥𝐨𝐬𝐞𝐬 𝐚𝐭 𝟒𝐩𝐦 𝐨𝐧 𝐖𝐞𝐝𝐧𝐞𝐬𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝟕𝐭𝐡 𝐒𝐞𝐩𝐭𝐞𝐦𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟎𝟐𝟐




 

Term 3 Basketball

Thu Jul 07 02:12pm

Kia ora whānau,


Term 3 basketball notices have been sent home with students who have indicated their interest to play. Unfortunately, due to the large increase of interest in this sport Waikato Basketball are only accepting re-registration of Term 2 teams.


What does this mean for your child?
We can only register one team per the following year groups: Year 1&2, Year 3&4, Year 5&6. Depending on interest from students we can apply for a year 7&8 team to join the competition.


Therefore, the prompt return of these notices and payment will be how teams are selected for next term.


Due to school holidays beginning next week, I kindly ask that you email your childs registration form (lindas@forestlake.school) if you are unable to return the form tomorrow (Friday 8th July) Payment for this sport will need to be made by 22nd July.


Your child will be informed Term 3 week 1 regarding teams. All teams must have a coach to compete.


School Bank account information:
Account no. ASB A/C 12-3454-0011074-00
Particulars = Please put child’s full name (e.g, Joe Bloggs) so the transaction can be easily identified.
Reference = Reason for payment (eg. Term 3 Basketball)


If you have any questions please email lindas@forestlake.school.nz.


Ngā mihi,
Whaea Linda



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LAST DAY OF TERM 2 (NORMAL FINISH TIME)

Tue Jul 05 11:30am

Kia ora Parents / Whānau,



Just a reminder, tomorrow is our last day of Term 2.
The kura (School) will finish at our normal school time of 2:45pm


Enjoy your school holidays and we will see you all back on Monday the 25th of July.
 
Ngaa mihi mahana.

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