Have a super holiday and we will see you back to enjoy a wonderful year!
Introducing our fantastic new classes for 2018.
Have a super holiday and we will see you back to enjoy a wonderful year!
Due to the rain we have postponed the Kauri Family Fun Day to tomorrow as the forecast is for more rain today.
The forecast for tomorrow is looking good. See you at 11:30 tomorrow.
Digital Classrooms in Action – BYOD Showcase in Year 5 and 6 Classrooms
On Friday 8th December, after assembly, we will be giving the parents of all Year 3-5 students the opportunity to see our Year 5-6 digital classrooms in action. This is a fantastic opportunity for parents to learn more about our BYOD journey so far, and to ask any questions you may have about BYOD, as we continue the digital direction we have already embarked upon.
Join us in the staffroom after assembly for a brief introduction, (approx. 9:45am), followed by Year 5-6 Digital Classrooms in Action Showcase in Rms 1, 3 and 4 from 10-10:30am.
Our Year 3-4 students will also be given the opportunity to visit the Year 5-6 classes at this time, to answer any further questions they may have.
In the meantime please visit our ICT page on the website for the most relevant and up to date information including BYOD Information and FAQs.
The names and the new leaders of the teams are:
Kahu Team (Yr 4-6*) Learning Leader: Sarah Burnett
Tui Team (Yr 3-4) Learning Leader: Caleb Rosamond
Kiwi Team (Yr 1-2) Learning Leader: Sharleen Telford
* Note: Kahu team will include a Yr 4/5 class due to the student numbers we have across Year 4 and 5 for the 2018 year.
Latest funds granted by TTCF!
We are very pleased to announce that The Trusts Community Foundation have kindly granted us
This goes towards re-painting and re-filling our Coatesville School & Community Swimming Pool. Thank you so much to TTCF for your support! It costs the school a huge amount to restore, however it benefits all of the students, their families and those families of the wider community. Therefore, we are extremely grateful for the support of TTCF!
FYI the associated gaming outlet in our area is the Tavern in the Park, 235 Dairy Flat Highway, Albany.
Funds Raised at our 2017 Ag Day!
We are super excited to announce that $32,000 was raised at our annual fundraiser this year! We of course rely on our supporters who sponsor and donate to Coatesville School which really enables us to put on a great day while raising funds to support our school. Thank you so much to all of you - we really appreciate it!
Huge thanks goes out to all of you who really helped out Jace and the FOTS team in the lead up and also with set up, running the day and pack down again - look at what can be achieved when everyone pitches in together! THANK YOU!!!
Due to Ag Day & having a Friday off in lieu, we were a bit behind on our Gotcha Draw but we managed to have one on Friday at our wonderful Assembly.
Well done to our three wonderful winners who showed Respect, Responsibility or Reflection & got themselves into the draw. A huge thank you to our generous sponsor Nicky White of Precision Real Estate for providing the $20 Westfield vouchers every fortnight - we appreciate your support.
As the school years draws closer to an end, I am sure there will be many students striving to earn their Competency Bands - make sure you do all you can to get yours by the end of the year by showing Respect, Responsibility and Reflection.
Ag Day Donations
Thank you so much to all those businesses (school families & local) who donated us product to help us fundraise at our annual Ag Day held a couple of weeks ago. Most of these donations went towards our silent auction which was pretty successful this year!
We really appreciate every bit of help we can get, be it donation of products, services or experiences, or through sponsorship funds or helping hands! It all helps and brings us closer to our goals!
You can see the details of the above businesses by clicking on their logos on the SPONSORSHIP SCOOP webpage under '2017 Ag Day Donations'.
A big thank you from the Student Leaders for bringing in cans to help the Cans for Good initiative. As a school we raised 537 cans, which was just a little less than our 600 can target. The winning class will be announced at assembly on Friday. Here's a video the Student Leaders created to showcase the cans collected.
At Coatesville School, we are investigating the possibility of introducing a Cohort Entry Policy for our children starting school.
Cohort Entry is about helping children to settle better at school. There is evidence that starting school alongside other children, helps children build relationships and supports a smoother transition to school life. Some schools are already doing Cohort Entry, as they believe it offers their children the best start to their school life. This can also mean less disruption for the other children in the class and the teachers, who can prepare for groups of children arriving on a specific date rather than on an individual basis throughout the year.
Children will be able to start at a school with Cohort Entry at the beginning of the term closest to their fifth birthday, or the beginning of a later term. This means that some children, depending on when in the term their birthday falls, will be able to start school up to two months before they turn five, while other children will have to wait up to two months after their fifth birthday before they can start school.
We value our community’s thoughts and opinions on this option. If you are able to complete this survey by Friday the 17th of November, this will help contribute to our decisions moving forward.
More information about Cohort Entry can be found here
Thank you Sharleen Telford
Fonterra Grass Roots Fund Contributes to Coatesville School
The Fonterra Grass Roots Fund kindly granted Coatesville School $386.40 towards purchasing ribbon for us to make up our Ag Day ribbons which we then screen print ourselves thanks to a dedicated crew. Thank you so much Fonterra for your support - every contribution really helps!
The student leaders are supporting the Salvation Army by organising Cans for Good. They're asking every student to bring in a can (or more) of food, that will be added to the Salvation Army food parcels. They have a target of 600 cans! There will be a prize for the class that collects the most cans. All cans will be collected in classes. The last day to bring in your cans is Thursday 2nd November. For more information about this initiative, click here.
Our Ag Day Support Sponsors!
Where would we be without you? These 'Support Sponsors' support us with sponsorship funds and donations to the value of $300 +.
Thank you so much to all these 'Support Sponsors' - a couple of you are new but most of you are continued supporters of Coatesville School and we really do appreciate this!
Please click on the logos for more details and support our supporters!
After School Cafe
$336 was raised from our After School Cafe!
Thank you so much to everyone for supporting the stall last Friday and to Totara families for providing the baking and goodies. Big thanks to Pam Ferreira and Janine Stanley for assisting with the set up and selling. Also thanking Polly Joseph, Belinda Finlayson and Nicki Gibson for their contributions too.
Remember, every little bit helps support Coatesville School which ultimately benefits our children!