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BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTION VOTING PAPERS

Mon Aug 15 03:37pm

Kia ora Parents/Whaanau,


The Voting Papers and Nominee Booklets have been sent out. 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.


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



 


 

“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,
 
๐๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐ญ๐จ๐๐š๐ฒ ๐š๐ญ ๐ง๐จ๐จ๐ง.



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.



๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ’๐ฉ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ง ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐Ÿ•๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

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.


๐๐Ž๐Œ๐ˆ๐๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐’ ๐–๐ˆ๐‹๐‹ ๐๐„ ๐€๐‚๐‚๐„๐๐“๐„๐ƒ ๐๐„๐…๐Ž๐‘๐„ ๐๐Ž๐Ž๐, ๐…๐‘๐ˆ๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐Ÿ“๐“๐‡ ๐Ž๐… ๐€๐”๐†๐”๐’๐“ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ


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.



๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ’๐ฉ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ง ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐Ÿ•๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

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:
 
๐๐Ž๐Œ๐ˆ๐๐€๐“๐ˆ๐Ž๐๐’ ๐–๐ˆ๐‹๐‹ ๐๐„ ๐€๐‚๐‚๐„๐๐“๐„๐ƒ ๐๐„๐…๐Ž๐‘๐„ ๐๐Ž๐Ž๐, ๐…๐‘๐ˆ๐ƒ๐€๐˜ ๐“๐‡๐„ ๐Ÿ“๐“๐‡ ๐Ž๐… ๐€๐”๐†๐”๐’๐“ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ


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.



๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ’๐ฉ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ง ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐Ÿ•๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ

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.


๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ’๐ฉ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ง ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐Ÿ•๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ


 

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.


๐๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐จ๐ฉ๐ž๐ง ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ž๐ฅ๐ž๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ž๐ง๐ญ ๐ซ๐ž๐ฉ๐ซ๐ž๐ฌ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐š๐ญ๐ข๐ฏ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ญ๐จ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐ฌ๐œ๐ก๐จ๐จ๐ฅ ๐›๐จ๐š๐ซ๐.



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.
 
๐๐จ๐ฆ๐ข๐ง๐š๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง๐ฌ ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž ๐š๐ญ ๐ง๐จ๐จ๐ง ๐จ๐ง ๐…๐ซ๐ข๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐Ÿ“๐ญ๐ก ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐€๐ฎ๐ ๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ. 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.



๐•๐จ๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐œ๐ฅ๐จ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฌ ๐š๐ญ ๐Ÿ’๐ฉ๐ฆ ๐จ๐ง ๐–๐ž๐๐ง๐ž๐ฌ๐๐š๐ฒ, ๐Ÿ•๐ญ๐ก ๐’๐ž๐ฉ๐ญ๐ž๐ฆ๐›๐ž๐ซ ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ




 

Term 3 Basketball

Thu Jul 07 02:12pm

Kia ora whฤnau,


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.


Ngฤ mihi,
Whaea Linda



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LAST DAY OF TERM 2 (NORMAL FINISH TIME)

Tue Jul 05 11:30am

Kia ora Parents / Whฤnau,



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.

Parents Interviews and Early Closure Reminder

Fri Jul 01 09:11am

Kia ora Parents / Whฤnau,


Just a reminder about Parent Interviews next week.   Monday, 4th of July is when all online hui are taking place from 2.00pm.   School will still finish at the regular time of 2.45 on Monday.  However, Tuesday, 5th July which is set aside for the face to face hui, the kura (school) will finish at 1.00pm to allow kaiako to prepare for face to face hui from 1.30pm.  It is expected that all students must be picked up at 1.00pm on Tuesday.  Out of School Care will be operating from 1.00pm for those that need to use it.  Please click on the link if you need to register for this programme  


After School Care Link

School Photos

Thu Jun 30 11:19am

Kia ora Whaanau, 


The first lot of school photos have been handed out today for the students to bring home.  Please be aware that not all photos have arrived yet, so please don’t panic if your child doesn’t come home tonight with one, they are still to be processed and will be delivered to school in the coming days. 

Panui 29th June 2022

Wed Jun 29 03:46pm

Kia ora Whaanau, 


The latest school newsletter is now available for viewing.  Click the link below to access it.  Happy Reading!!


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School Board Elections Notice (Te Pฤnui Pลtitanga Poari Kaitiaki o te Kura) 2022

Wed Jun 29 03:36pm

Kia ora Parents and Whaanau,


We are now calling for nominations to stand for the School Board.


For full information please click on either the English or Te Reo Mฤori links below:


School Board Elections Notice


Te Pฤnui Pลtitanga Poari Kaitiaki o te Kura


Ngaa mihi mahana,


Returning Officer/ฤ€piha Kaiwhakahoki Pลti

Out of School July Holiday Netball Skill Camp

Mon Jun 20 04:26pm

Kia ora whฤnau,


Please find below information from Hamilton City Netball Centre regarding their July School Holiday Skill Camps that are currently OPEN for Registration! 


1 Day Camp
Year 3-4 – Tuesday 12th July OR Thursday 21st July
Year 5-6 – Tuesday 12th July OR Thursday 21st July
9am – 3pm
$50 per player


2 Day Camp
Year 7-8 – Wednesday 13th and Thursday 14th July
Year 9-10 – Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th July
Year 11-13 – Tuesday 19th and Wednesday 20th July
9am – 3pm
$100 per player



For further information and to register head to the website:
https://netballhamilton.org.nz/poipoia-te-manawa

School Operating as Normal

Mon Jun 20 08:16am

Kia ora Whฤnau,


Just a reminder that the kura is open as per normal once again. We look forward to having all the tamariki back at school from today.

Out of School Care not operating

Mon Jun 13 07:52am

Just a reminder, With the low numbers that have stated they need to be at school this week, the YMCA have chosen not to operate this week.  Please make alternative arrangements if your children attend these sessions.  School will operate from 8.30 to 2.45 if you have stated they need to be at school.


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Parent/Teacher Interviews and Early School Closure

Tue Jun 07 02:43pm

Parent / Caregiver Interviews – Monday, 4th and Tuesday, 5th July, 2022


Mid-year parent/caregiver interviews are an opportunity to celebrate student success and discuss how you can support your child’s education. These will be offered either online or as a face to face hui.  This is your choice but please be aware that Monday are online interviews only, and Tuesday strictly face to face.  


On Monday, July 4 online hui will start at 2pm. Classes will be covered by staff for the rest  of the day. The School BOT has agreed to close the school on Tuesday July 5 at 1pm which means students need to be collected to allow face to face interviews to start at 1:30pm. Out of School Care will be available from 1.00pm to 3.00pm for a cost for those that need it.  Click the Out of School Care link below if you wish to register for this session. 


To make interviews manageable all sessions will be limited to 15 minute duration. We are asking that manaakitanga (consideration) is shown and you do not exceed your allocated time and the number attending face to face interview is limited to Parent/ Caregiver and the child


To make an interview time to see your child’s class teacher, please click on the QR Code link below and scan it, or click the website link.     


Please follow the directions indicated on the booking site, and remember if you select Video Conference, please select Monday, 4th July as your interview day, or if you select Face to Face Conference, please make sure you select Tuesday, 5th July as your interview day.  


For those that are wanting a Video Conference on Monday 4th July, teachers will send you an email (on the email you provided while booking your interview time on the site) containing an invitation link closer to the interview dates.  


Out of School Care Booking for Early Finish



QR Code for Booking Interview



Website for Booking Interviews

School Photos

Mon May 30 12:45pm

School photos are now available for purchasing. Personalized postcards with the students name, user id and password have been given out to the classes today. Each user ID and password is unique allowing you to only view your child’s class photo and their individual and sibling photos (if you had pre-ordered sibling photos). It is important not to lose these postcards as you will need the ID and password to login to the site to allow you to purchase the photos.


Please note, that the photos are purchased directly through the Shot360 website and payment cannot be taken at school. This also means that AP’s are not available as a form of payment.
 

Term 2 Extra Curricular Sports – Volleyball

Mon May 30 09:56am

Kia ora Whฤnau, 


If your child has indicated that they would like to play volleyball this term a notice of interest will be sent home tomorrow. The competition starts 15th June 2022 for Five weeks, every Wednesday from 3:45pm at the Peak – Rototuna High. 


Copies of these notices have been attached for whฤnau to familiarize themselves with. All forms and payments must be made by 8th June 2022. This terms competition is open to Year 5&6 and Year 7&8 students only. 


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


Ngฤ mihi, 


Whaea Linda






Year 5



Year 7

Panui 25th May 2022

Wed May 25 01:47pm

Kia ora Whฤnau, 


The latest newsletter is now live and available for viewing. 


Happy Reading!!



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After School Pickup in current poor weather

Fri May 20 02:31pm

The bad weather is settling in for the next few days, Hamilton City Council would like to remind parents to be patient after school while collecting students…if possible try arrive 5-10mins after the bell when safe carparks will become available, even better equip your children with wet weather gear so they can walk and be collected at a safe parking area avoiding the busy school gate.



To help ease the traffic flow on wet days such as this, parents can arrive between 2.30pm and 2.45pm and go directly to class to collect their children. If arriving before 2.30pm, they must still be signed out via the office.

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To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search Forest Lake School in the search bar in the app.

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