Friends of Coastal Taranaki School would like to thank everyone who came along to our Car Boot Sale in May. We had brilliant weather and a great turnout; particularly Okato Playcentre, who offered pony rides and a bouncy castle. There were lots of excellent bargains – school uniforms, wetsuits, clothes, toys, books, food, furniture, and many other treasures amongst the boots. It would be great to see more shoppers, so we will be sure to remind everyone next time!
Last term, Friends of Coastal Taranaki School were pleased to put some time and funds into projects around the school. The playground got a good covering of bark, which seems to have kept the mud at bay. The sandpit has had some repairs done to its cover pulley system, and we replenished the sandpit bins with plenty of buckets, spades, and vehicles. The Year 7 and 8 classes received funds to purchase some board games for rainy lunchtimes, and some sports gear for the sunny days. Also, remember that we are providing free head lice combs. There is one good quality comb available for every Coastal family; just pop into Oakura pharmacy and request your Coastal Taranaki School head live comb. Lets see if we can stop the little critters this term.
We are looking for some Friends of the Friends to help us out with a few tasks. Firstly, we are doing phone book deliveries between the 17th and 26th of August, so please call Su Hammond (06 752 4497) if you are available help to deliver a few. We are also organising bobby calf donations through Riverlands and Silver Fern Farms, so if you can door knock along your road or donate a bobby calf for us, please call Marlene Goodreds (06 752 8047). We are also on the hunt for some sports gear to distribute as prizes for the upcoming Olympics mufti day, so if you know anyone who might donate a ball, bat, hoop, etc., please let Kerryn Moffitt know (06 752 8095). Also, Marlene still has some honey for sale – yum!
At our last meeting, the Friends of Coastal Taranaki School parent body was given the opportunity to review the 2012 Health Education programmes. Karla Ralph presented the programmes for Years 0-6, 7-8, and 9-10. We were impressed with the broad range of topics and found them relevant to each age group. These programmes provided with an excellent collection of resources, good provision of staff training, and excellent use of external providers for areas of specific expertise. Following this consultation, we were all happy to fully approve the programmes. Please contact Karla at the school if you would like to view or discuss any aspect of the programmes.
Friends of Coastal Taranaki School meets on the third Wednesday of each month during the school term at 7:00 PM in the school staffroom. We are keen to welcome new members, so please feel free come along and join us. Sadly, we are saying goodbye to Su Hammond, who has been a very dedicated member for many years, but now has no children left at school. Su is still going to be a Friend of the Friends to help us with a few things this year. Thanks Su for your support.