Thank you to everyone who came to Lamb and Calf Day, it was a great turnout given the restrictions of Alert Level 2. I really feel that we captured the essence of what these days are all about, they mean a lot to the community and so much learning goes on whether it’s how to care for animals or the thought and design that went into the classroom crafts. It was great to have a calf section return this year, well done to everyone who took part and to all those who were successful in their respective categories, great memories! Hopefully next year we can return to normality and have everyone come along. Our sincerest thanks to our judges for your time and expertise and for everyone who helped set up and dismantle the pens.
The pool upgrade is well underway, we will be ready when summer comes, key sales will be available from the office for $50, a bond of $10 will be returned at the end of the season. This is something we feel is so important to our community, it is run with a high trust model, we do ask if you have a key to please return it, the cost goes towards the cost of running the pool and upgrading the facilities. A huge thanks to the Hall fund Committee for their generous donation of $10000, we also received $6000 from Trust House, $2000 from South Wairarapa Rotarians and $5000 from the Lake Ferry Fire Brigade. Thank you to these amazing sponsors, we are incredibly grateful for your generosity. The pool has been well overdue for an upgrade and this will ensure we can continue to deliver programmes around water safety to our students and offer a much-needed place to cool down during the hot summer months.
An update on our other projects, the covered learning area between Room 2 and the main building has been scheduled to start in January. Plans are being finalised for alterations within the main building where the library will be reverted back to a classroom to accommodate what is currently Room 2 and an upgrade of the learning space of what is currently Room 3. Our administration area (the office) is being relocated to the staffroom to allow the extra room for the classroom and Room 2 will be our library/resource area.
Students need to bring named water bottles to school as the fountain is still unable to be used during Alert Level 2 and hats are compulsory.
I hope to have more information on our uniform for 2022, the fully navy blue option was a clear favourite and NZ Uniforms have started production, they will send us sizes shortly and we will advise when they will be available for you to try, I will keep you posted on this.
On Friday we will have sales of Jucies, they are $2 and can be ordered in the morning.
Strategic Goals and Values
We are currently reviewing our Strategic Goals and Values for the next 2 years, we are interested in your feedback, please take a few minutes to look through the following questions as a staff member will contact you for some feedback within the next two weeks.
What things make Pirinoa School special?
What skills do you feel are important to have when they leave Pirinoa School?
What do you like about Pirinoa School at the moment (Trips, opportunities to learn, things we do together (tuakana/teina, classroom setup)
What stops your child learning at school?
What do you feel is important for your child to learn at school?
What supports success?
What is important for them to do at school day-to-day?
What are potential barriers to their success?
Do you feel your child values their learning?
If you had one wish for this school, what would it be? One thing that you think would change the school?
What values do you feel are important?
can students please bring their lunch order forms in a named envelope and hand straight to the office, we will have a container set up for them to go into.
Pirinoa School Raffle
Pirinoa School are holding a raffle fundraiser for our various Enviroschools projects and improving our outdoor learning areas. We have over $1000 worth of prizes to be won, tickets will be on sale for the next four weeks. We would like to acknowledge the incredible generosity of the following organisations for donating towards the prizes:
Palliser Ridge, Brackenridge Country Spa and Retreat, Martinborough Bookshop, Palliser Estate, The Lake Ferry Hotel, P&K Martinborough, Luna Estate, LINARTE, Seatrader, The Big Apple, Poppies Martinborough, The Lolly Jar, McDonald’s Masterton, Pinehaven Orchards, The Land Girl, The White Swan, Sanctuary Masterton, Peonies, Parnell Trading, The Body Shop, Schoc Chocolates, Solace Crystals and Curios, Haythornwaite Wines, Martinborough Hotel and Stitch Greytown.
Pirinoa Hall hireage rates: Entire hall (incl supper room & kitchen) $300 Main hall only (no supper room/kitchen) $150 Main hall with use of kitchen $200 Supper room incl kitchen hire $150 Supper room no kitchen use $50 $100 bond required to be refunded at the end of hireage if hall is left in good condition.
Room 1 News
“Tomorrow is lamb and calf day and I am not going to bring a lamb because it is naughty and it bumps into wall and last time it almost crashed into the door.”
Room 2 News
Room 2 have had heaps of fun making mosaic art for pet day. We came up with a design, drew it to scale and chose our tile colors. Then we had heaps of fun smashing all the tiles up with hammers! We glued them down and finished with grouting. Jackson, Caleb and Blair were our prize winners.
Room 3 News
Last week we were busy learning how to make pompoms using only a ball of wool and our hands. We had a few goes at this before we mastered it! We used these pompoms as our pet day craft, making cute keyrings to hang off our bags. A few burnt fingers and a lot of fun!