Monday 27th February, Week 4,
Term 1, 2023
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Principal's Message

Kia ora Brooklyn Families,

The weather is certainly turning it on for the beginning of week 4! Swimming is a very popular past time at Brooklyn School right now as everyone is feeling the heat.

We are looking forward to seeing you all at this afternoon’s ‘Be at Brooklyn’ initiative where you will get an opportunity to meet with your child’s teacher, check out classrooms and hear what lies ahead in terms of learning for our students. We would also like to encourage you to bring a few dollars down and utilize our Sausage Sizzle which will be taking place under the Ash tree. A perfect way to pass some time and keep your energy levels up as you enjoy the fantastic environment here at Brooklyn.

Last week saw our senior classes visit Kaiteriteri beach for some safety sessions and a massive thank you to the wonderful parents who joined with these groups to support our students on these days.

Also, thank you to those parents who have put their names forward to manage sports teams. We really appreciate this as the teams cannot be entered without you, so get on board if you are still considering it.

Brooklyn hats and tee-shirts are on sale at our school office, just contact Luisa and she will help you get your child into these stylish items.

What a brilliant start we have all had to this year here at our fantastic school. Have an awesome week everyone!


Paid Union Meeting for Teachers - Thursday 2nd March

On Thursday 2nd March the Brooklyn Teaching Staff will be attending Paid Union Meetings during the afternoon. The school will remain OPEN with myself and Teacher Aides supervising the children. Buses will run as normal after school on this day. If you wish, you are welcome to collect your child at the end of our lunch break – 1.45pm.
We thank you as always for your support and understanding.

Be at Brooklyn Night:

You are invited to attend the “Be at Brooklyn” Information Evening on Monday 27th February.

The class teachers will share their routines and expectations for the year and answer any questions you may have.

Timetable for the afternoon:
Room Kiwi (3) Maria / Jennifer - 4.00 to 4.30 pm
Room Hoiho (2) Lara - 4.30 to 5.00 pm
Room Whio (1) Kerryn - 5.00 to 5.30 pm
Room Kea (4) Emily - 5.30 to 6.00 pm
Room Ruru (6) Amanda- 6.00 to 6.30 pm

A Sausage Sizzle will be in action. Bring along $2.50 for a deliciously cooked dinner treat!
If the weather is fine and you would like to bring a picnic tea to share with your family in our grounds, you are most welcome.

So, come on down, learn more about our wonderful school, our teachers and how we work hard for your children.

Monday Saveloys $2.00

Monday lunchtime you can order a Saveloy in Bread. Please have your order to the office by the end on Morning Tea break.

Friday Pies & Savouries

Friday is Pieday! $4.00 for a Mince Pie or $1.50 for a Mince Savoury. Please have your orders in by the end of the day Thursday so we know how many to order.

Brooklyn Website and App News

Amanda and Luisa have been busy in the background sorting out the school website, which is still a work in progress but hopefully looking better than it was!

The School board members and teachers have decided to phase out Class Dojo in favour of School Apps which works in better with our school systems, school calendar and school newsletters. The calendar is live, this is kept updated with latest information. Any important events will also be sent by alerts, which will come up on your phone, if you have a school app.

School Apps is used within lots of schools in NZ and has great reviews from their parents. We hope this will work for you just as well.

Please check out the link to install, let Luisa know if you have any problems with the download.

We are hoping in the near future, this will save forms being sent home and lost in school bags, not so many emails being sent out and better communication with you all.