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We are delighted to announce that we will be holding a Hangi event at our school this term. The Hangi will be held on Friday 7th December , but with a lot of the preparation being carried out the day prior.
As part of this event, the children will be participating in various activities centred around Māori culture, such as poi, legends, kite making, carving, haka, plus others. The children will have the opportunity to experience a Powhiri (formal Māori welcome) and enjoy a delicious Hangi together.
Please note that there will be no set cost for this event, however, if you would like to give a Koha (donation), to cover the expense of the student’s meal on this day, please send this to school with your child on the 7th.
If you would be able to help with some of the Hangi preparations, please contact either Stacey Gribben – email@example.com or Heather Bonney – firstname.lastname@example.org , or pop into Room 14 (Year 2 Hub).
The Wakari Team
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Children and teachers have been working hard to complete calendars. These calendars
may be purchased for $5.00 (Black & white with colour artwork) or $7.00 (Full colour).
There will be an opportunity for you to view children’s pictures and a
sample of the calendar in the HALL on Tuesday 6 November from
2.50pm to 3.15pm.
How to order
Orders can be made by filling in the order form. Please put the form and
the correct money into an envelope and pop it into the box in the school office.
With summer fast approaching, it is time to think about sunscreen. New Zealand can have high levels of ultraviolet (UV) radiation. UV radiation can cause skin and eye damage. Up to 80% of UV radiation can still get through on a cloudy day
As a fundraiser, the Home and School are selling 50g tubes of SPF50 quality sunscreen. Each tube is $5. These are excellent for school bags or to have in the car.
How to order
Orders can be made by filling in the order form. Please put the form
and the correct money into an envelope and pop it into the box in the
school office. This is an ongoing fundraiser until 7th December 2018. Orders will be
processed as they came in.
School donation ‘invoices’ have been sent home with your child(ren) this week. Please check your eldest child’s bag for your invoice.
Many people wonder what school donations are and what they are used for. Here are some FAQ about the donations:
Q: What does this donation cover?
A: The donation helps the school purchase resources that might not otherwise be possible.
Q: Have I not already paid this?
A: Most families have not. The payment at the start of the year included stationery and activity fee (for class trips). We delay the donation invoices to allow families to take a ‘breather’ after the large costs associated with the start of a school year.
Q: How can I pay the donation?
A: There are many ways to pay – cash, cheque, EFTPOS, direct credit, or by instalment. For payment by direct credit, our bank account number is 03-0905-0905218-00
Q: Can I claim back this donation in my tax?
A: Yes. You can claim up to 33% of the donation. For more information on tax credits go towww.ird.govt.nz/income-tax-individual/tax-credits/dch-taxcredits/#claim
Q: If I have an automatic payment, does the donation automatically came off my account?
A: No, we need your permission to take if off, as donations are voluntary payments.
Thank you all for your support!