Do check the Community Committee notices below, with Christmas Tree sales, tuck shop treats, mufti days and a fantastic fundraiser for summer 1st aid supplies and sun protection.
BYOD for 2023
We have had such a huge number of Year 3/4 students students bringing in their own decvices to enhance their learning even through we do have some school ones. Are perferance is for Chromebooks so we have worked with Noel Leeming to set up a Red Beach Webpage with some devices yu can get from them that would be perfect in the class room.
Over the next week we will also update our School Website adding a page all about BYOD so watch this space
Scholastic Book Club Orders
Scholastic Book Club orders close at 12 noon on Thursday 24th November. Please ensure you have placed any orders, online, by this time. If you are purchasing books as gifts, in the lead up to Christmas, please make sure you select the gift option otherwise they will be sent to your child/ren’s class.
School Library Books
All school library books are due back by Friday 25th November. Please remind your child/ren to return their books by this time. Thank you for your help in returning books before we start our annual stocktake.
Year 5 and 6 Camp
The Year 5 and 6s had an awesome time attending camp at Peter Snell Youth Village. The weather didn’t always play ball but we didn’t let it stop us from doing heaps of fun activities. One of the days was a beach day where Aotearoa Surf taught the students stand up paddleboarding and kayaking. The waterslide at camp was another highlight. All the Year 5 and 6 teachers would like to say a huge thank you to the parents who came along as helpers. We couldn’t run camps without your support.
We have a new group of Travelwise Student Leaders appointed from year 4 and 5 as they will be our Team for leading all of our sustainable travel initiatives next year as year 5s and 6s.
Their first campaign was a very successful WOW week, Walk or Wheels, that kicked off with some spooky wheels on Halloween.
At the end of the week one child from every class was a lucky prize winner for walking, park n’ walk, cycling or scootering to or from school.
The success of this first campaign and the initiatives already planned for next year ensured that when representatives from this dedicated group of students attended the Travelwise Award Celebration they were able to pick up a silver award for the school. The award ceremony was held at the Cloud in Auckland and attended by Mrs O’Reilly with 5 year 4 students and 1 year 5 student as the rest of our year 5 students were away at camp.
This excited group of students actually suffered a similar fate weather wise as our campers, getting soaked on the scavenger hunt around the Viaduct and Wynyard Quarter. They also missed out on taking the Ferry from Gulf Harbour and home again because of the rain and ended up in a taxi - not quite as exciting but certainly a ‘travelwise’ experience being able to use the bus lane into town.
HERO REPORTS - Google Meet
Our mid year catch up online with parents that wanted to know a little more on what they will see in the Hero report and understanding it beeter went really well. We dont ussually do a end of the year one but one will be running online for those that may be interested.
This will happen on - WED 30th Nov at 7pm.
LINK (you will need a google account to join) - meet.google.com/gaq-qwxr-kxv
Link below for our uniform, to order visit: www.argyleonline.co.nz - find Red Bach School in the Upper North Island region schools.
COMING UP THIS TERM
RBS Whole School Athletics Carnival Day postponed to Thursday 1st December
Good luck to our 18 athletes who will be representing Red Beach School in the HBC Primary Schools Athletics Competition at AUT Millennium this Thursday.
All students will be participating in our Athletics Carnival on Thursday 1st December. Children are to come to school dressed in their community colours. You are welcome to come along and watch them participate in some amazing fun filled activities. The day will run from 9.30am through to 3pm.
NETBALL SPRING LEAGUE
RBS Pulse Y4 v Gulf Harbour Magic Y5 team last Wednesday. Lost 8-9.
Such a good game!
Skills Award: Namila
Well done everyone. Our Yummy stickers have now been sent off and we will soon hear how much we have to spend on new sports equipment for our school. Keep on collecting those stickers as we can use them for next year’s promotion. Sticker sheets are available from the resource room.
The Red Beach School unisex sports uniform is available for purchase through the school. Our RBS sports shirts are $35 and the sports shorts are $20. The sports shirt is compulsory for students involved in a Red Beach School sports team however, the sports shorts are optional. Both items are available through KINDO.
NOTE: Unfortunately we have sold out of size 6 & 8 shirts and shorts. These will be available again in Term 1 next year. We have also sold out of second hand shirts.
For all sports enquiries, please email Julie Bluck - email@example.com
LOTS ON...see some of our upcoming events.
Christmas Sunscreen and First Aid Fundraiser
Its not to late to sign up, see link below. A Huge thanks for all those students who have signed up and have made some great sales.