Welcome to Term 4
Dear Parents and Caregivers,
It is hard to believe it is Term 4 already, and it is going to be a busy one. This Term our topic focus is Change. To begin the term, as it is topical at the moment, we will be reflecting on the New Zealand elections and how people can have an influence on what happens, or to make a change, if they act collectively rather than alone. They will use their knowledge for our own Mayfield Elections, in which they will be taking part in their own party campaigns to initiate a change at Mayfield School.
We have swim week and camp coming up which is very exciting. Please fill in the attached form if you are available and willing to come and help out at our camp at Hanmer Springs. More details will be sent home soon.
We will be making some more wreaths and bird houses to sell at the Mayfield Christmas Market again this year. Ms Hortin’s parents have kindly offered to come and help with these again.
Please ensure your child maintains good reading habits at home this Term. I have sent home the Hells Pizza Reading Challenge Wheels. Since I was late ordering these wheels, I have told Room 1 they need to read at least one novel within the next month to earn all of their stamps. This should be easily done as they do not receive much other homework.
Hats need to be worn every lunch time this Term and the Pie Warmer will only be operating on Fridays.
“Reading is important, because if you can read, you can learn anything about everything and everything about anything.” —Tomie dePaola
Reading: at least 10 minutes each night is encouraged. This is your child’s choice of book – either novels, library books, school journals or books you have at home.
Spelling: Spelling words should be learnt each week. Spelling tests are every fortnight on Friday.
13th – 15th November – Swim Week
Thursday 16th November – Teacher Only Day
Friday 17th November – Canterbury Anniversary (no school)
Sunday 10th December – Mayfield Christmas Market
Thursday 14th December – Prize giving
Friday 15th December – Last day of school for 2017 L
Y7&8 Technology dates: 24/10, 7/11, 21/11, 5/11