Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Welcome to 2010!

Kia ora koutou! Welcome to the start of 2010 in the Senior Syndicate at NPS. This blog will continue to link you to our fabulous Senior Syndicate classes in our school. This year we have five classes in the Senior Syndicate, four year 5/6 classes and one year 4/5 class. Keep an eye out for any Syndicate news on this blog and remember to pop in and visit each class via their blog!
Have a fabulous term everyone!
Bec Nixey
Senior DP

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Camp Letter - Syndicate Camping

During this week the children will be involved in activities such as:

Day tramps…Abseiling…Local history and exploration activities…Estuary and seashore activities…Artwork…Burma trail…Firelighting…Outdoor cooking…Bush survival…and much, much more…!!!

We will need parent involvement and would love to have people with skills to add value to these activities, so if you have a practical skill or knowledge we could utilise and are interested in being involved please indicate below. Please be aware that all school volunteers need police Vetting forms completed before the camp. We will provide these for you and they must be sent away as soon as possible as they take 6-8 weeks to return.

We are able to take only 4 parents as numbers are limited, but any parent unable to come for the full camp are welcome for a day or for evening as your own time constraints permit.

If we have too many keen parents it is possible to 2 days and 1 night each to share the joy!

 The cost for the week will be $120. This cost can be partially covered by fundraising by your child but if you want, or you can choose to pay the full amount.

If you do choose to pay in full please set up a system where your child is ‘working’ off the fee by doing extra jobs around the house for you! ( there’s nothing like a bit of child labour to develop an appreciation of the ‘cost’ of money!! )

We will fundraise using activities set up at school such as, sausage sizzles, and a McDonald’s evening as a class and any money raised by your child will come off their fee. Please be advised that Nayland Primary’s name or logo cannot be used for individual fundraising efforts without prior consent. Thank you for your support in this.

Please contact Bev in the office if you wish to pay the fee in installments. All fees must be paid in full before the camp starts unless prior arrangements have been made with Janice Gulbransen, or Helen or Bev in the office.


We do ask for a few extra items from home to add to the variety of food such as toast toppings etc. Of course any offers over and above, which we can add to the ‘pantry’ eg apples, bulk foods would be gratefully received!

 There will be further notices and meetings as the date approaches.

                                       Watch this space!!……………..

Syndicate News Term 3

Term three is now well underway and we are already flying into our learning for this term with our classroom programmes. We are focussing on several major topics and events which include – Speeches, Cross Country and also the exciting Science Fair Investigations! The syndicate camps begin this term with Room 3 being the lucky first to go in week 10 of this term. All of our syndicate camps this year are in Marahau and we will each be needing several parents to go on each camp. If you want to be a part of your childs classroom camp - please let your classroom teacher know that you are interested. All camp parents are selected closer to camp time -but it's great to let the teacher know you are keen! Camps bring with them an inevitable price tag - but the learning and memories that these fees enable are well worth the extra expense. All camp fees this year will cost approximately $100. We endeavour to keep these costs down by doing class and individual fundraising and also ask for any donations or fabulous contacts that people may have who can donate or provide discounts for the many mouths to feed on camp! Children need to be working for their camp fee at your house - doing small jobs around the house like keeping their rooms tidy, making their beds, doing the dishes, helping with the garden - there are many ways to encourage them to help out the bill payer by working! Some relatives or neighbours may also like to make a camp fee donation in exchange for some manual labour to ease the demand on the parents/caregivers to pay the whole fee. Keep an eye out for more information coming out later this term from your classroom teacher on camp information. Bible in Schools- Religious Instruction continues each Friday in senior syndicate classrooms from 9-9:30am. This programme continues for the remainder of Term 3. We have not yet received the Year 6 packs for Broadgreen Intermediate but we will pass these on as soon as they arrive in our school to all Year 6 students! A welcome addition to the senior syndicate staff is Bronwyn Thoms who is teaching in Rooms 1,3,4 & 5 for classroom release time now that Rebecca has taken over Jan Beleski's duties in Room 2. Welcome to the team Bronwyn! Have a fabulous term everyone! Kind Regards Rebecca, Kate, Jamie, Kellie, Nicky, Kaye & Bronwyn

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Syndicate Staff #2

Syndicate Teachers

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Haere mai and welcome to our new Syndicate Blog! We are a large urban Primary School in Stoke found in the lovely city of Nelson, New Zealand.  Our syndicate is made up of 5 fabulous classes taught by 6 fantastic educational specialists! Come and take an online tour through our bright and friendly classrooms...

Welcome to the Senior Syndicate Blog!

Welcome to the Senior Syndicate Blog! Here is the place where you can access all of the Syndicates blog pages and link in to see what we have been doing as a Syndicate.