Teenaa koutou e te whaanau,
Ma te atua koutou ara taatou katoa, e manaaki, e tiaki i ngaa hararei, e tuu mai nei.
We are excited to confirm professional development with Dr Welby Ings author of Disobedient Teaching and Professor of Art and Design Postgraduate at AUT. He will be challenging our thinking around what learning and success looks like. There will be an opportunity for a community event also. This is still under development. What this does mean though, is there will be a half day for Teachers only on Friday 26th Nov. School will close at 12pm.
Our student achievement data has been shared with the BoT and highlights the positive impact of targeted and responsive teaching and learning practices at Raglan Area School. Our Accelerated Learning in Literacy programme specifically targets improving writing for Years 0-8. Whaea Amy and Matua Liam have led a team of kaiako and the results indicate accelerated progress for the majority of learners involved in this programme.
With the support of Hine Kahukura, Ministry PLD provider, we have seen positive growth in te reo matatini (Literacy; reading, writing and speaking) in Te Roopuu Aroha ki te Reo. Of particular note, is the increase in confidence and accuracy within oral language for the majority of our moko.
We would also like to acknowledge the positive impact Campbell Till and team have made on raising achievement in Numeracy for NCEA.
To all our staff for their aroha and manaaki towards all our moko at Raglan Area School, thank-you. Take some time to be with your whanau over the holiday time.
Stay well whaanau. Stay safe. See you on the other side of the holidays.
Quenten and Aroha
PLEASE NOTE Road safety needs to be improved for the safety of our moko during pick up and drop off times.
Please, no double parking, parking in bus bays or disability park.
Speed is also an issue. SLOW DOWN to no more than 20kms an hour during these times.
Help us to help our kids stay safe.
School Events Calendar
|Week in the Term||Date||Syndicate||Event|
|1||15 October||All Students||First day of Term 1|
|2||19 October||Year 11-13||Waiheke Island Music trip|
|2||22 October||All Students||Labour Day|
|24 October||TRAKTR||Teacher Only Half Day for Professional Development|
|3||2 November||Year 9-13||Sports Awards, RAS School Hall, 6-8, light refreshments|
Squiggle Holiday Programme
Squiggle Holiday Programme – 1 – 12th October 2018
Squiggle Holiday Programme is an OSCAR approved programme that is great for girls and boys ages 5-13 years old. We are based at Waikato Diocesan School in Fairfield and offer a huge variety of activities.
Our theme for this coming holiday is “Harry Potter” and we’ll be learning about Snapes science potions, baking Prof McGonagall’s muffins and making Master Ron Weasley’s soup, cool Muggle arts and crafts, playing Quidditch team games, and of course Young Engineers will be a key feature in our programme. We’ll be heading to the movies to watch Small Foot on Friday 5th of October and we have a special visitor performing a magic show on Friday 12th October.
Enrollments are now open on www.squiggle.org.nz. If you have any queries, please contact Katrina on 0279093903 email@example.com.
Raglan Kids After School Care
Opening 3rd Sept 18. Quality after school care for children aged 5-13 yrs. Located at the Scout Hall in Cliff St. We have a beautiful safe area for your children to play in. Free play activities include art, sports, construction.,
Hours – after school – 5:30pm Mon-Fri
$20 per session / $95 per week
Ph: 027 777 3733
49 Cliff St, Raglan
games, music and dance. Time set aside for reading
and homework. Contact us for more information
and an enrolment pack.
Kids Cook and Craft
Baking, Art and Craft for school age kids during the holidays
Monday to Thursday 10-12pm
THE SUPPER ROOM at the town hall
$20 per class
Please book and pay in advance. For more information please go to Facebook page “gilahandmade” or phone Gila Cohen on 020 406 75439
Year 5&6 Bake Sale
On the 19th of September Renee Hetherington, and Sharon Paterson hosted a bake sale with hot lunch to fundraise for the Year 5 and 6 camp. They raised an overall $823.50. At the school hall there were nachos, curries, pies, crepes and many other foods donated by parents. “Everyone rushed in to grab the top food, the sushi and cake.”, exclaimed Rosa Jowsey, one of the students who helped hand out the food. “ It was packed.”, said Kish Grant-Swallow. “It took about fifteen minutes to get a piece food.” All this money will be to help pay for our camp. We thank Renee, Sharon and all the parents who donated food and baking
By Sol O’Loughlin and Isa Dobbins
Whaingaroa Raglan Naturally
Raglan Naturally includes: Makomako, Te Papatapu, Pakihi, Motakotako, Ruapuke, Whaanga, Te Hutewai, Te Mata, Kauroa, Raglan, Okete, Te Uku, Ohautira, Waitetuna and Aramiro.
Nau mai, haere mai, all welcome!
Your contribution will help shape the development of the Raglan area.
RAGLAN NATURALLY MAIN EVENT
October Fri 5th 6–9pm, Sat 6th 10am–4pm
Join us at the Raglan Town Hall for music, food and storytelling as we learn about this place. Find out about Raglan Naturally and the impact we can have. On the day – Supper Room for refreshments and local speakers, Main Hall for presentation of the RN story and process, the Focus Group Snapshots, survey and opportunities for you to contribute your thoughts and ideas.
Raglan Naturally is about sharing stories, building relationships, understanding what we value, aligning aspirations, and setting a foundation for the way we work together. Our combined effort will form a community plan with concrete goals and strategies. The plan will continue to evolve and be a signpost for all who are connected to and supported by this place, including council, developers, businesses, and community organisations.
WANTED Donations of Paint for Outside Mural
Dear people, I am painting a mural at school as part of my passion project. It is designed to lift people’s spirits if they are feeling blue. It would be greatly appreciated if anyone could donate paint to help. Please bring them to I2 or the school office.
Thank You, Jivan Rao.
Local Filmmakers in the Spotlight
On Saturday, September 23, the RAFFA Red Carpet Night was held at the Town Hall.
The red carpet night was a celebration, dedicated to the RAFFA (Raglan Arts Film Festival Awards) nominees. The Town Hall had transformed into a formal and sophisticated space, filled with lights and excitement.
The hall was abuzz with chatter, as appetizers were offered to the guests. Everyone who entered got their photo taken at the door, where a small red carpet had been placed. All around the room, everyone was meeting new people and making new friends. Punch was served, lights flickered, and everyone was in a good mood.
Soon after, everyone was invited to sit down at long fancy tables as a selection of the nominees films were played. Everyone watched with wonder as film after film shone across the projector. After
this had concluded, the part everyone had been waiting for started. The awards. One after the other, glowing filmmakers took to the stage and smiled for the camera, holding their awards in their arms.
Category after category was announced, and eventually, all the winners had been called to stand where the light was brightest… including Raglan Area School’s very own Student Health Team entry, Stand Up, a music video with a positive message on how to deal with bullying, created in collaboration with students across the Year 7-10 syndicate.
The Red Carpet Night was certainly an unforgettable night, and next year is bound to be just as amazing. – Ayla Standley, Y8, C1
Western Cluster Kapa Haka
I te Rāmere i haere te R.A.S Junior Kapa Haka ki Te Kowhai mō te hui ahurei kapa haka. Ko ngā kura ki reira ko Te Uku, ko Waitetuna, ko Te Mata, ko Whatawhata, ko Horotiu, ko Rotokauri, ko Te Kowhai hoki. I te wā i tae atu mātou i whakarite i ngā kākahu pērā ki ngā piupiu me ngā pakē. Mutu kau ana ngā whakaritenga i eke mātou i runga i te atamira, i te ihiihi rawa ahau nā te mea me mahi au i tētahi karanga. I te mutunga iho kua tau ngā pūrerehua i te miharo te mahi kapa haka! – Nā Moana
I te hīkaka te manawa nā te mea kua tae mai te rangi kia whakangahau i ngā ope me ngā kura nō te rohe o Waikato Tainui ki te hauauru. I rongo ahau te awangawanga nā te mea he maha ngā kura ki reira. Roa kau ake i tae mai te wā kia tū ki runga i te atamira. Hei kupu āwhina i kii ahau ki tō mātau kapa “Mā whero, mā pango, ka oti ai te mahi!” Taro kau iho i wepua te whakamā, kāore i roa i mutu te tū maia.
“Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi engari he toa takitini.” – Nā Taimānia
I te hīkaka te ngakau nā te mea i te mohio pai au ka eke panuku i roto i ōku mahi. I mua i te ekenga ki te atamira i te tatari i raro iho i te atamira, i te rū te whenua! Nāwai rā i eke te atamira, i te pakipaki te minenga. I hikoi mātou ko Tai, ko Moana ki mua mō to mātou mahi karanga, whaimuri i tērā i whaikōrero a Tua. Ka ngangaro – Nā Lily
I te wā i eke matau i te atamira i te menemene matau, ā, i te umere me te pakipaki katoa te minenga, ā, i te harikoa me te whakahīhī haere ahau ki runga i te atamira. I te mutunga o tō matau tū i haka mai ngā tāngata ki a matau, te miharo hoki! – Nā Johnny Wilson
On Monday E-block participated in a walk-a-thon to raise money for our camp in Term 4. Each lap was 1km and some of us did over 7 laps. Dylan managed 10 laps on the day. It was fun to walk with our buddies.
Extreme Waste Visit
E3, E4, and E5 took at Trip to Xtreme Waste.
The Xtreme Zero Waste people told us about worms, wood, glass and metal. It was on Thursday the 20th of September. We went there to learn about our environment and what happens to our recycling and rubbish. Did you know that we sent 100 tons less landfill that was sent last year because we now compost our kai? Did you know that 55 bags of recycling = one cube of recycling?
Rylee Vink and Matilda Hodgson, Y4, E3
Beach Clean Up
E3, E4 and E5 went down to Te Kopua (Papahua) domain and we found a lot of rubbish. Me and my team thought the beach clean up was going to be the most boring part of the whole trip, but it turned out to be the most fun part of all. We only found one big bag of rubbish over the whole area, which shows that our community have been making a great effort to keep our beach and playground clean. We sorted the rubbish back at school and we found that the top five types of rubbish that we found were lolly wrappers and sticks, cigarette butts, paper and soft plastic.
– Luca Thompson and Dylan Quilter, Y3/4, E3
I Am Hope
On the 16th of September, Mike King and some other colleagues from Healthy Minds visited Raglan Area School to talk about mental health.
He shared his own experiences with this very subject. “When I was a kid, I was ugly. I had a huge head.” Mike explained that he used to get bullied, and would sit outside the staff room with his friend, Nigel, so none of the bullies got a chance to hurt him.
Soon, he discovered he was good at telling jokes. He had found a passion. He kept at it, and this convinced the popular group to let him join. But later on, they started forcing Mike to bully people, and made him turn on his best friend, Nigel.
To escape from all the stress and sadness in his life, he decided to turn to alcohol at thirteen. “At first it was fun. But after a while, it began to make my depression worse.” But Mike didn’t know what else to do, so he stayed on alcohol, and consequently, became a alcoholic. Later, he turned to drugs. Again, it was fun at first for him, but got worse as he carried on taking them. At 45, he realised that he needed help. He had angry outbursts that scared his children, and he decided that it was finally time to go to a counsellor.
The counsellor told him that his head was like a boiling pot with a lid on it, keeping the contents inside. The lid was drugs and alcohol. The counsellor told him that they needed to get rid of the drugs and alcohol, because the lid can only stay on the pot so long, and if nothing is done
about it, it can explode. And that explains Mike’s outbursts of anger.
Mike in now eleven years sober, and does not regret seeing a counsellor. At the end of his speech, Mike explained that there were free wristbands at the door, with the message “I Am Hope” and he told everyone that whoever wears those wristbands are safe to talk to, and will give help to whoever asks for it.
Ayla Standley, Y8, C1
Mega Music Night
On Thursday the 13th of September, N.C.E.A. music students, family and friends gathered for their performance assessment at The Raglan Club.
It was a night of virtuoso guitar performances, bold banjo picking and harmonious voices. With a range of performances from complete Year 9 & 10 novices to professional drummers and surprising singers, the crowd was enraptured – and loudly called for encores; graciously delivered. The night finished with a spontaneous performance by all students, staff and a merry crowd singing ‘Three Little Birds’ and ‘Lean on Me’. Thanks to staff Peter Skandera, Celeste Cleason, Nicky Keys, Dave and the Club. We all look forward to seeing you next year. .