7.30pm, Friday, May 17th
Put a team together and come along to the Okato Rugby Club for a night of music, fun and trivia.
- Snacks will be provided and drinks available from the bar
- $60 per team for up to 6 people
- Spot prizes on the night including a prize for the best themed team
- Last day for registration Tuesday 14th May
Download entry form
2012 has seen a few changes within the Friends of Coastal Taranaki School committee. At the start of the year we said farewell to our Chairperson Su Hammond. We would like to say thank you to Su for all her hard work and dedication. To fill Su’s big shoes Liz Komene and Marlene Goodreds were appointed to the role of Co-Chairperson. We would like to thank Debbie Fisher our Treasurer, and Kerryn Moffitt our Secretary, for all the hours of work they have put into their roles. Also thank you to our Teacher Representative Nichola Lash for keeping the lines of communication open between Friends of Coastal Taranaki School and the staff and Allan Miles for communicating with BOT when the need has arisen.
Although these positions are important in keeping Friends of Coastal Taranaki School successful, it is nothing without the support of the parents and caregivers who put in the many hours of hard work and energy for the various fundraising activities undertaken throughout the course of the school year. So, thank you to you all.
Our fundraising ventures this year have included selling of honey, and olive oil. Yummy apple stickers, Olex Cable Fun Run, icepack orders, phone book distribution, Car Boot Sale, Olympics mufti day, numerous sausage sizzles, National Bank supper and bobby calves. We would like to thank all the farmers that donated bobby calves. Thanks also to the Warea Hall Society who donated a large amount to the school which was spent on the new matt for the school hall. We also received a considerable donation from NZCT to go towards the re-barking of the school playground.
This past year has seen Friends of Coastal Taranaki School fund numerous requests from the various departments of the school. They are as follows:
- Ropes for the climbing frame
- Bark for the playground
- Purchased BBQs for the school
- Sandpit cover maintenance
- Toys for the sandpit
- Science Road Show entry fee subsidy
- Mathletics subsidy
- Board games for wet days
- Sports equipment
- Breakfasts and lunches for children in need
- Two bikes for the cycling team
- Library books
- School Hall mat
- Whanau Gala Day activities
For the next year Friends of Coastal Taranaki School have some great initiatives in mind that will enable us to keep supporting all our children at Coastal Taranaki School. If you have any ideas for activities or would like to be a part of any projects we would love to see you at our monthly meetings which are advertised in the school newsletters.
We greatly appreciate the efforts made by so many individuals and groups within the Coastal Taranaki School community.
From Marlene Goodreds, Liz Komene and the Friends of Coastal Taranaki School team we wish you a happy and safe year and look forward to seeing you in 2013.
Our gardens were retired over the school holiday period, but we’re back into it with two working bees. A big thanks to Mel Abbot, Brigitte Luke, Paddy, Rosalind McFetridge and children also Karla Jorgensen, Seda and Alwin for assistng.
We managed to weed all the gardens topped of with a good dousing of water. It is that time of the year when we will be planning all of our winter vegetable seeds and continue with flowers and summer vegetable seeds. The school gardens desperately require wood chips, animal manure of any kind, and seaweed.
If you can assist please contact us or phone Sandi on 06 752 8070. Happy gardening!
Welcome back to all our junior students for an exci;ng year of learning, especially to all of our new students. Thank you all for your efforts to have the children’s books and equipment here for the the first few days so we can get right down to work! Some of us are still in holiday mode so remember if your child can’t wear the school uniform to send along a note to the teacher.
The weather is very hot at the moment and we are trying to keep the children sun safe by insisting they wear hats and sun screen the rule is “no hat no play”. Your children need to be well watered during this hot weather, a named drink bottle with water in for them to sip on through out the day helps as well.
Please remember to name your children’s equipment and uniform with swimming sessions it is easy to mix up clothes or misplace them.
If your child is not able to swim please ensure they have a note as swimming is compulsory they do have lessons and it is important he children bring their togs regularly.
You may have noticed lunch wrappings coming home in your children’s lunch boxes. We have changed the lunch ea;ng arrangements to ensure all the younger children are eating their lunch before going to play, and to be sustainable we have decided to send all rubbish home in lunch boxes. Many children are now using package free lunch boxes which also helps.
Thanks to everyone who made our whanau afternoon such a special event. Special thanks to Friends of Coastal Taranaki School who generously sponsored the event, along with donations from Okato Hair and Beauty, Okato Four Square, and Seed Organics. Your support has been greatly appreciated.
Firstly, a big thank you to all our parents who came to our Whanau afternoon; the children had a ball.
Also for your kind offers of support and help next week for our planned activities. Monday is our big day out to the movies and lunch at the park (weather permitting), so if you haven’t got your notes and money back, please do so as soon as possible.
Children will need to continue to bring their togs and towels, sun hats and sunscreen over Activity Week as there are excursions to the local pool with the inflatable and outdoor activities planned for some senior classes.
During this week our Year 5/6 classes have had training in cycle safety. What a wonderful programme provided by Sport Taranaki and a group of volunteers who have supported our students over the week. They now know how to ride their bikes safely around our township.
Time is rushing by and the end of the year is almost on us. After the three activity days it will be time to pack up our classrooms so please send a couple of plastic bags to school with your child next week for them to bring their books and precious art work etc home.
Prizegiving will be on Friday 7th December at 10am. All students attending will be given their report and stationery list for 2013 after prize giving as well as the magazine if it is here. All student receiving prizes will be notified before Friday.
We wish you and your families a safe and happy holidays and look forward to seeing you in 2013.
Coastal students have had a busy early spring, planting a large variety of summer heirloom vegetable and flowers seeds. We are now planting the healthy seedlings. Three more citrus trees have been plant in the orchard. The students have been weeding, edging and mulching.
Mulch inhibits weed germination and growth, moderates soil temperature, and retains soil moisture; protecting your plants from dryness. With summer months approaching, our gardens need mulch such as:
- Recycled calf shed wood chips
- Silage and any animal manures
- Saw dust
If you are available over the summer holidays to help water the gardens, please contact us or call Sandi Hickey on (06) 752 8070.
This year has been another very successful sporting year for Coastal Taranaki School and its athletes. Congratulations to all those athletes who have taken part and contributed to our success.
A big thank you must go out to every person who has assisted this year by coaching or managing teams, and those who have just been great supporters. You help and assistance is invaluable and we are extremely grateful.
Good luck must go out to Hamish Kape for indoor bowls, who takes part in the NZ Secondary Schools Champs in Hamilton from Sunday 9th to Tuesday 11th December in Hamilton.
Finally, may I extend to everyone a very merry Christmas and a happy and enjoyable New Year and holiday season. I look forward to seeing you all again in 2013.
The Taranaki Daily News Fashion Art Awards were held on the 13th of October. Coastal Taranaki School was proud to be represented at this event by the work of Emma Kingi, Lucy Cruden Powell and India Ralph.
Emma and Lucy made a creation out of balloons, streamers and party favours and a birthday cake hat for the children’s “off the wall” section. India made a newspaper creaBon using multi-coloured hands-both looked wonderful on stage. Lucy Cruden Powell modeled her garment attending many hours of rehearsal to be a part of the show. Their outfit made the finals of this section, which is a great achievement as there were many entries to choose from of a very high standard.
Once again, we are amazed at the creativity and talent of our students and are extremely grateful to their dedicated parents—Anne Kingi and Fran Cruden—for generously helping where needed and coming along to support their children; the show was amazing.
A number of Coastal students had the honour of representing our Central Region at the North Island Inline Hockey Tournament held in Whanganui over Labour Weekend.
Congratulations to Liam Gibson, Rodney Cruden-Powell, and Cody Luckin for being part of the teams that each won their age division to bring home gold! Also, well done to their mums and dads – these achievements must make all that chauffeuring all the more worthwhile.
P.S. The word out there is that one of these lads may be knocking on the door of national honours. Get ready to dig deep, Coasters—the New Zealand team will be playing in Los Angeles next year!