Nga mihi nui ki a koutou katoa te whanau whanui o te Kura Tuatahi o Whakatu – greetings to friends and family of Nelson Central School.
Last week was another wonderful week at Nelson Central. Along with our normal lessons we celebrated Matariki with a variety of activities culminating in a hangi for Friday lunch.
Nearly 200 hundred children enjoyed the superb kai. To make this possible took an enormous amount of work.
A huge thank you to all of those whose efforts produced such a successful hangi.
Particular thanks to Mike Elkington who oversaw the wonderful team of men laying and raising the hangi and to the amazing women for the food preparation.
Everybody’s efforts no matter how small were so valuable. Ahakoa iti he pounamu.
Although small, precious.
Thanks also to the following businesses; Zumos for donating the sacks,
Gibsons for the timber, Eat Me Fruit & Veg and Westmeat for the discounted food. Nau te rourou, naku te rourou ka ora te manuhiri. With your food basket and my food basket the guests will have enough.
Milk for Schools
Thank you to everybody who took the time to respond to the survey. Several people were concerned about the waste produced by the packaging. Fonterra are recycling the packaging. If you would like to know more about the recycling programme or if you have any other queries please email Freya. Part of the agreement with Fonterra is that the milk will only be drunk at school and cannot be taken home.
As a result of the survey we will be going ahead with milk in classes, however the milk monitors will be collating lists of children who are not to be given milk. This will enable them to inform relieving teachers also. Please let your child's teacher know as soon as possible if you do not want your child to be offered milk. We will begin offering milk in classes next week.
Teacher Only Day
Please remember school will be closed on Friday 5 July to allow teachers to take part in professional development on Coaching Partnerships with Professor Jan Robertson. We are very lucky to have Professor Roberston working with us as she is an internationally renounded presenter who is very selective about who she works with.