Production Thank you:
Wow what a fabulous job our Titoki and Titoki Iti children did as our yellow characters in the school-wide Production this year. We are so proud of their performances. A huge thank you to everyone who helped out with production this year, from costume prep, learning lines and helping on the night. We couldn’t have done it without you all.
Class Trip – Week 1, Term 4
We are starting Term 4 off with a Class trip to TAPAC in Western Springs to watch the show Tom’s Marvellous Imagination. This will be on Thursday 19th October.
We will meeting in the Titoki space for the role before heading to the bus at 9.45 am. Children are to bring their brain break and a drink bottle in a named plastic bag.
We are also in need of Parent Help. If you would like to volunteer to help please email email@example.com. This will be done on ‘first in, first served’. Thank you in advance.
Tom’s Marvellous Imagination is an interactive theatre production taking children and adults into a storybook world full of well-known characters. This will tie in well with our ‘Book Bonanza’ fortnight that we have for the first 2 weeks of the term.
Grandparent, Friends and Family Day
We have our annual Grandparent, Friends and Family Day on Friday 20th October. An invitation will be sent home inviting Grandparents or Special Friends along for a morning of fun. We will be showing off our great learning in Titoki and have guided reading books for donation if you would like to contribute to the schools reading resources.
Book Bonanza – Week 1 and 2, Term 4
The first two weeks of term we will have a focus on ‘Book Bonanza’. This includes our trip to TAPAC, Grandparent, Friends and Family Day, a focus on different authors and children’s’ books as well as our infamous Book Day Parade that will take place on the Friday 27th October. There will be more details about the parade closer to the time.
School Holiday Reading Competition
It is that time again! Over the school holidays we encourage the children to continue reading as much as possible. You will find in your child’s book bag this week the Holiday Reading Challenge sheet, where they write down the stories they have read over the holidays. Please return these completed with their name by Friday week 1 (20th Oct) for the chance to win a dip in the Lucky Treasure Box.
Sunday, 24 September 2017
Monday, 11 September 2017
Last Minute Costumes
Please ensure you have brought in your child’s costume in a named plastic bag. We are having a dress rehearsal next week. If you are not sure what to bring, please come see any of us or drop us an email.
Production Helpers on the night
We are in need of helpers on the nights of production to help dress and direct the children. There is a sign-up sheet to write your name on any night(s) that you can help with. This is located on the middle doors of the Titoki space.
Production nights are on Tuesday 19, Wednesday 20 and Thursday 21 September. Children need to be in Titoki at 6pm ready to get dressed in their costumes.
Please sign in and out when dropping off and picking up your children in our space with one of the adults. This is important as it will be very busy and we need to know where the children are at all times. The show starts at 6.30, if you are watching the show, we request you do not leave half way through to pick up your children. We will provide a movie for the children to watch until after the production has finished.
Book Bonanza – Week 1, Term 4
This year we are focusing on building up our guided reading resources for yr1-4 and chapter books for yr5-6.
These are our main resource for teaching reading on a daily basis. We want Bayfield to have the most inspirational selection for our children. These will be available to view in the library throughout the Book Bonanza Week.
Our Special Visitors & Grandparents morning is on Friday 20 October.
Lots of children are coming to school in shoes with laces that they are unable to tie up themselves. If your child is unable to tie their laces, please send them to school in velcro/slip on shoes as then they are able to manage putting on their own shoes themselves.
As we are coming into spring, wearing sun hats during outside play times is becoming more important. It would be great if children could start to bring their named hats in their bags to wear during these times. In Term 4, wearing hats during breaks is compulsory.
School wide lost property has now been moved to outside the office. Please check in our Titoki black lost property box first, before looking upstairs.
Kate, Victoria, Lorraine and Ashleigh
Tuesday, 29 August 2017
Welcome to our new children
We wish a very big welcome to these children who have joined us this term in Titoki Iti.
Emily Du, Tilly Moore, Mila Pereira, Matthew Boddy, Veer Devnani, Jesse Heads and Jackson Pipe.
Production Helpers – WE NEED YOU!
Our school production is rapidly approaching. We would really appreciate any help with costumes and props! If you are crafty in any way and can sew, cut, glue etc we need you! Please come in to see any of us if you think you can help out in any way.
The Willo Fund has been set up by one of Bayfield’s grandfathers, Willo Stear who is embarking on an epic hike, The Eden To Addo Trail, in South Africa beginning on September 1st. This challenging walk is a twenty day guided trail traversing seven mountain ranges, six national parks and nature reserves and five biomes through the East Cape of South Africa’s wildest and most beautiful landscapes. It is likely Willo and the other hikers will encounter five (‘of the Big 7) animals including buffalo, rhino and elephants. See http://edentoaddo.co.za/maps
As part of this walk Willo is seeking sponsorship to establish a fund for special needs students at Bayfield School. Willo’s wish is that the educational fund we are establishing at Bayfield will be used specifically for special needs children who are not receiving government funding (or only partial funding), and whose parents are not in a financial position to provide the focussed and individualised support they require in order for such children to benefit from a main stream school environment. The Board of Trustees encourage the Bayfield community to support the fund and help it grow. Donations can be made via the school bank account with ‘Willo Fund’ as the reference.
Thursday, 10 August 2017
We are very lucky to have 6 dance students come in and teach our children elements of dance for the next two weeks. They are working with the theme ‘diversity’.
Mini Art Exhibition
Your children each have a fantastic piece of art displayed in mini art exhibition. Please come and have a look at all the amazing artworks in the hall either before or after school.
We are continuing to talk about our children becoming ‘self-managing sharks’.
Do you have these items?
Titoki Iti are on the hunt for paper towel tubes and brightly coloured wool. If you have any at home please bring them into Lorraine in Titoki Iti so they can use the for an exciting art project. Thank you!
Victoria, Kate, Lorraine and Ashleigh
Wednesday, 26 July 2017
Thursday, 6 July 2017
Wow! What an eventful term! We have really enjoyed sinking our teeth into our Space inquiry and have been astounded by the facts and knowledge that the children have displayed this term.
Please keep up reading over the holidays, as well as Reading Eggs and Mathletics.
We have a reading challenge going home today that is a great motivational tool to get your child to read over the holidays. Please bring the reading challenge back in the first week of term and 5 lucky children will win a prize!
If you are away on holiday, writing a daily journal or diary is a great way to document your trip as well as a meaningful way to practice writing.
If your child will be away at the start of next term, please email us to let us know (if we haven’t been notified already).
Have a safe, warm and fun break!
Victoria, Kate, Lorraine and Ashleigh
Tuesday, 20 June 2017
We have lots of exciting events coming up before the holidays!
Skip-a-thon – Wednesday 28th June
9:10 – 9:45am
There will be performances and demonstrations by the Year Groups to showcase their skipping skills. This will be held outside the Year 3 classrooms on the top court. Parents are welcome to sit/stand along the grass bank of the field, or stand behind the children who will sit outside Room 14.
Black out day – Friday 23rd June
To support the All Blacks vs Lions this Saturday, children can come to school this Friday (23rd June) dressed in all black clothes. Please bring a gold coin donation to support KidsCan.
Jammies in June – Friday 30th June
We have our Pyjama and House Day on the Friday of Week 9, 30th June. As the children will be outside, it would be best if Pyjamas are warm as well as shoes that are appropriate for sporty activities.
Sausage Sizzle – this Friday 23rd June
Please place orders via Wrap it Up by 9:15am on Friday
NB: Popcorn is no longer available
Victoria, Kate, Lorraine and Ashleigh