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Tena koutou katoa, 

Welcome to week 9! Term three is sure flying by us at a rate of knots! Our busy sporting calendar continues with the McLeod Shield Final on Friday, the Inglewood Kahui Ako 7’s Soccer tournament on Tuesday and Taranaki Cross Country on Wednesday. Phew, we’ll need a rest after all that!

We hope you enjoy sharing our news this week. 

Nga mihi nui

Andrew Georgeson, Principal

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Year 7/8 McLeod Shield Rugby Final – This Friday at 11:30am

Our Year 7/8 Rugby team continued their successful season with two good wins at the second tournament day in Rahotu on Monday. This qualified the team to host the final this Friday against St Joseph’s Opunake. The game will kick off at 11:30am and we welcome supporters to come and join the fun!

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Norfolk Legends: Well done to the following students who have been demonstrating our community values.

Sunshine Room: Archer Flitcroft & Parker Fabish

Mamaku Room: Nikau Eynon & Ruakere Mathieson-Julian

Tui Tree: Neo Edgcombe Waters & Mason Fabish

Moa Hut: Corbin Radford & Keara Halliday

Summit Room: Ashleigh Cooper

Mana Tangata Award for Playground Leadership: 

Ashaylia Schimanski, Ryan Honeyfield & Caleb Dravitzki

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Gorge Environment Project: At Norfolk School we often talk about our students taking ownership of our school and making our school a better place.

We have truly seen this in action over the past year or so in our gorge project. This week we had an architect visit our school and he commented that a group of children showed him around. They told him that they were really proud that we had a gorge at our school. Sometimes I think we adults don’t understand the spaces that our children value or why they value them.

For so long this space has been out of bounds to our children (even though they played there anyway!).

Today we laid grass seed on the pathway to the bottom of the gorge and we are super excited to share the space with our community at Show Day next term.

It has been an absolute privilege to work with these children in our gorge project. No-one has asked them to help, they just came and joined in. They have helped to create a legacy that they can share with their children and future generations. Their energy and enthusiasm is outstanding!

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Taranaki Gymsports Competition – 

Today and tomorrow we have 30 students competing in the Taranaki Gymsports Competition in Waitara. These people have worked hard for the past 6 weeks and are super excited to compete today. We thank all of our wonderful parents for supporting with transport every week. 

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Out of Zone Enrolment Spaces for 2020

In the Moa Mail this week the Board of Trustees has advertised a number of spaces that are available for out of zone children for 2020. 

If you or anyone that you know is interested in applying for spaces for 2020, I am more than happy to show people around and help explain the process. ______________________________________________________________________________

The Norfolk School Board of Trustees invites applications from parents who live outside the Norfolk School zone and who wish to enrol their children at our school in 2020.

 If you wish to enrol your child, please complete the enrolment form and application, both of which are available by contacting the school office (office@norfolk.school.nz , ph 7568306).

 The deadline for Out of Zone Applications is Tuesday 15 October, 2019

 The Board has determined that there will be up to: 15 (fifteen) places available across all year groups.

 Applications from out of zone students will be processed in accordance with the Education Act.

 If a ballot is required, parents will be informed of the outcome of the ballot within three school days of the ballot being held.

Andrew Georgeson

Principal

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Dates For Your Calendar:

September 18/19th – Taranaki Gymsports Competition – Waitara

Thursday September 19th – Y7/8 2020 Camp Meeting – 6:30pm

Friday September 20th – Home and School Disco 

Tuesday September 24th – Inglewood Cluster 7’s Soccer

Wednesday September 25th – Taranaki Cross Country – Hawera  

Friday September 27th – Term 3 Ends

Monday October 14th – Term 4 Begins

Thursday October 24th – Show Day