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An air conditioning unit please letter! By: Maynard Sagaoinit
Dear Mr Siluuga, Mr Young and the BOT,
An air conditioning unit/heat pump is a device that turns cold air into hot air and vice versa. Some companies that sell air conditioning units/heat pumps are; DVS, HRV, SAYR and FUJITSU. I firmly believe that the classes in the Atawhai Syndicate needs an air conditioning unit/a heat pump.
Primarily, the only classrooms that don’t have these devices are the Atawhai Syndicate. It’s really not fair. All, the other classrooms have one except the A block. Even the board room has an air conditioning unit/a heat pump! and It’s such a tiny room!
Moreover, When It’s hot, you lose focus and when you lose focus, you get distracted and when you get distracted, you don’t do work. Were not slacking or anything, it’s just so, so, SO hot. It feels like the core of the sun.
Ultimately, If you think we can just use the fan, it won’t work. Only 2-4 people can sit under it. Plus, the cover for the court is reflecting heat at us. Also, we can’t open the windows very much so we don’t fall out of the building and we’re in a upstairs classroom.
In conclusion, if you bought us an air conditioning unit/a heat pump, it would be a win-win. We get to cool down and we do more work. We are more than prepared to help fundraise for the funds of the heat pump. We could do stalls like a sausage sizzle stall or even a cupcake stall! If we had a heat pump, it would really help us to learn and reach our goals.
Francis Maynard Asuncion Sagaoinit
Here is what the Atawhai Mercy Syndicate will be focussing on during the next two weeks.
RE- Mercy Charism and God.
Maths- Addition and Subtraction of Decimals.
Social Sciences- How Maori Remember the past.
Health- Holy Cross Unit and Body Systems.
Reading- Novel Study (Room 22 and 20), Journals (Room 21)
Writing- Information Reports and Narratives
Te Reo Maori- Greetings, Pepeha, Karakia
PE- Large Ball Skills
Congratulations to the following students for receiving Principal Awards at assembly today in the Atawhai Mercy Syndicate.
Ava Ah Ping- showing the willingness to help others around her.
Harry Kay- excellent attitude in his learning.
Cubyn Laulu- an excellent attitude in all learning areas and showing the school values.
Maynard Sagaoinit- writing an excellent argument with lots of detail.
Hugo Nickel- excellent effort in Maths.
Tupou Tupi- excellent result in her e-asTTle Maths Test.
At our start of year mass this morning, our school and house leaders were announced. They will serve the school for the first two terms of this school year.
Congratulations to following students!
School Leaders: Gracie Campbell and Azahria Jennings-Sio
Pompallier: Marietta Mata’afa and Sebastian Dunn
Liston: Peivi Collins and Maire Kingi
McAuley: Kiara Moors and Messam Mulipola
McKean: Rimu Frandi and Ohea Huni
Happy New Year and welcome back to another exciting school year. We hope you are all well rested and ready to tackle a very busy Term 1!
This year we welcome Miss Stephanie Coburn who joins the Atawhai Syndicate as the Room 20 classroom teacher.
This term’s special dates:
- Week 1
- Wednesday 6th February- Waitangi Day, school closed
- Week 2
- Friday 15th February- Whole School Mass
- Week 4
- Monday 25th February- Room 21 School Assembly
- Friday 1st March- Atawhai Syndicate Mass
- Week 5
- Tuesday 5th March- Papatoetoe Swimming Zones
- Wednesday 6th March- Ash Wednesday
- Week 6
- Monday 11th March- Room 22 School Assembly
- Week 7
- Monday 18th March- Atawhai Estuary Trip
- Tuesday 19th March- Cricket and Playball
- Thursday 21st March- Cricket and Playball save date
We will update these Key Dates as more become available. As part of our Science unit, ‘The Estuary’, we will be visiting the Tamaki River estuary at Seaside Park and Tahuna Torea. This trip will be on Monday 18th March. We will need parent helpers, so please keep this date in mind.
Term One topics:
- Religious Education
- Traditional Prayer
- Holy Week
- Seven Descriptors
- Numeracy: Addition and Subtraction
- Statistics and Probability
- The Living World: The Estuary
- Healthy Habits: Personal development
- Human Body Systems
- Physical Education
- Large Ball Skills
- You Can Spell Programme
- Letter Formation and developing the Cursive Style
- Sketching and Painting
Throughout the year there will be many opportunities to participate in sport, music and cultural groups for the school. We would like to see every child try as many groups and sports as possible. Sports in Term 1 include; cricket, playball, swimming, rippa, rugby, soccer and netball.
Children will be expected to complete reading, spelling, basic facts and specific activities each night as directed by their class teacher. Please ensure all tasks are attempted and all books and work are returned to school each day as they are needed for class lessons.
The summer uniform needs to be worn by all students. This includes a Holy Cross School hat which must be worn during Morning Tea and Lunch breaks. Footwear should be black roman sandals except for Year 6 boys who have the option of wearing school shoes and socks. Please ensure your child is wearing the correct uniform and has their P.E. uniform at school every day (it is recommended that children have at least 2 pairs of P.E. uniforms). Children need plain black shorts (no stripes or monograms). Remember we do not allow any nail polish or jewellery apart from a pair of stud earrings and a watch. Hair should be tied up in the school colours.
Could you also please check to see that all clothing and footwear is clearly named as this enables us to return any articles of clothing that may be misplaced. All children must bring a note if they are not wearing the correct uniform.
Please ensure that your child has a healthy balanced lunch. No other drink (sports water included) is allowed apart from plain water.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask one of the syndicate teachers.
Room 20- Miss Stephanie Coburn email@example.com
Room 21- Mr Shaun Ginders firstname.lastname@example.org
Room 22- Miss Janice Sharma email@example.com
Have a wonderful term!
Shaun Ginders (R21 Senior Teacher), Janice Sharma (R22) & Stephanie Coburn (R20).