Term 3 Upper Bridge Newsletter Term 2 Newsletter 1
The role of the Friends of Roseneath is to ….
Roseneath School is Decile 10. This means, in general terms, that the Ministry of Education funds the core infrastructure and operations of the school, but that funding is limited: there is an expectation that there will be a higher level of community support through voluntary fees and through fundraising than there would be at lower decile schools.
We are also a small school of about 120 children. This necessarily means that providing top quality facilities for our children is more challenging on a per-head basis. However, the population size of our school is something that most of us would see as a positive – an intimate, caring environment in which our children can shine as individuals.
The school fees we pay each year together with the monies raised through Friends go towards items that are not directly funded by the Ministry. In recent years, most of our fundraising efforts were focused towards building our beautiful new library which opened in 2009. In 2010, our fundraising target was replacing and extending our reading resources. From 2011, there has been an extensive review of our ICT resources which were in need of an overhaul, and Friends will be fundraising to enable the Board to implement the results of that review.
Friends is currently a small committee – many of our parents from the older classes stepped down at the start of the year after putting in a great deal of effort over a number of years. We have a core group of hard-working committee members mainly from the junior classes, and there is always room for more hands on deck. Even if you do not wish to be a full committee member, please feel free to register as a Friend of Friends – that way we can copy you in on all our committee meeting minutes so that you can know what is planned and what has been discussed.
Please chat to one of our approachable Committee Members if you have any questions or comments, and particularly if you would like to be involved in any way –we are always in need of new members!
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For 2016 we are all sharing the role of Chairperson and Secretary
Our current treasurer is: Mark Melvin
Each class has a liaison person:
Aft Class – Mandy Zukerman
Lower Deck – Emma Hay
Lower Bridge – Kristin de Souza
Upper Deck – Nic Thomson
The Long Boat – Justine Gilligan
Upper Bridge – Jenn Turner
In class, we have been learning to build weather stations to measure data about the weather. Our focus this term has been about USING data once we have gathered it. This PDF has instructions in it that you can use to build your own weather stations at home. Have fun! PDF: Weather Station Instructions
The class watched a video about how to get better at dribbling a basketball. They were very inspired and thought it would be great to watch them at home to help them with their home practise. Click the links to find some helpful videos for some of the skills we have been focusing on. DRIBBLING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c3SPZZInhFw HOW TO SHOOT https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fh9dBTzqYYA This video goes into more depth of the correct technique – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8NvqOH9KP8 GETTING INTO SPACE Some ideas around how to move to get yourself ready for a pass. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qNhe0MoXiro
Just a personal note from me with thanks for your warm welcome to the school over the past term. I feel very privileged to be part of a wonderful school community that cares about our learners and each other, and that is always ready to chip in to make the school experience even better. As I head off on parental leave for the next three terms, I leave the school in the very capable hands of Luana Carroll, our talented staff, and the very committed Board of Trustees. I won’t be entirely disappearing for the year, and I do look forward to returning properly at the beginning of 2018. Adelle