Tuesday, 22 September 2015

September Holiday Newsletter

Dear Parents & Caregivers,

The school holidays are just around the corner and it will be important that your child continues to practise his/her English daily. A great way to do this is to have your child participate in activities that allows your child to speak English with other children. A ‘play date’ with an English speaking friend is always a good idea. Also, Parnell Trust runs a holiday programme right here at school. More information can be found on this website: www.parnell.org.nz/Parnell-Trust-Children-School-Holiday-Programmes-Intro.htm

There are a range of other holiday activities on offer throughout Auckland. Listed below are a few:

The Parnell Library is also offering a whole load of interesting activities. See below for details:

Saturday 26 September and Saturday 3 October, 11 am – 11.30 am
Join us for these fun and interactive storytelling sessions, suitable for ages 5 and up.
Create a robot pet! 
Wednesday 7 October, 11 am – 12 noon
Turn a toothbrush into a wacky, buzzing robot in just a few steps, using basic electronics. Personalise your bot and then see how fast it goes! Suitable for children aged 8 years and over. Places are limited so bookings are required. To reserve your place, phone the library on 374 1321 or email Parnell library.
QR code scavenger hunt
Throughout the school holidays
Scan the 3D barcodes dotted around the library to discover the answers to 5 questions. Hand in your entry form and go in the draw to win a prize!

Please encourage your child to write regularly to build up their interest and enjoyment. It doesn’t matter if they are writing on the computer, in a book, or on a whiteboard. Below are 2 websites that may help to motivate your child to write, both are interactive and easy to use.

Don’t forget to also have your child keep up with their reading by accessing the Sunshine Online website - www.sunshineonline.com.au  Username: parnellesol        Password: room31

Please feel free to keep in touch with us regarding your child’s progress in English. Miss H’s email address is: annah@parnell.school.nz or Miss Hastings email is: sarahh@parnell.school.nz.

Anna Hedstrom & Sarah Hastings

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