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Parent Meeting - 1 May

posted 1 May 2018, 15:34 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 1 May 2018, 16:11 ]

Thank-you to those who were able to make the meeting last night.  Our next Parent meeting is Tuesday 19th June, again at 7pm in Room 1.

Points covered last night:
  1. Flights are booked- Depart Friday 28th September 9am, Arrive Sunday 7th October 12:40pm
  2. Please hand a copy of your passport to the office, either bring this in and the office staff will copy it for you or copy the details page yourself.  
  3. Travel insurance application forms handed out.  Please complete and hand back to the office.  If there is any pre-exisiting medical condition remember to complete the back page of the form.  The insurance company will assess and decide if they need to contact you for extra information.
  4. There is an opportunity for fundraising is enough people are interested.  You will pay the office $60 and receive a box of chocolates to sell.  Once the box is sold you get your $60 back so you are not out of pocket.  Of the money you paid to the office, $24 goes straight to your trip money and the rest is paid for the chocolates.  Please return the permission slip that will come home if you are interested in participating.  We need a minimum of 10 boxes for this to go ahead.
  5. Kirsty Williams (Brooke's Mum) has also said she has some fundraising ideas if others are interested in working together on this.  Please contact her if you would like to organise this, you can email me and I will forward you her contact details.
  6. A reminder to please keep up with payments.  All dates are on the timeline sheet handed out with the acceptance letter.

Payment Reminder

posted 3 Apr 2018, 21:24 by Lizzie Greenstreet

Dear Parents/Caregivers

We have now started our lunchtime meetings with all the students involved in the trip and the group is beginning to get to know each other.  Our next parent meeting is scheduled for Tuesday 1st May at 7pm in Room 1.

This is a reminder that the first regular payment of $825 is due next Friday 13th April by 4pm.  You may pay online or through the school office.  

If paying online, please use the following details:

ASB - 12 3056 0621723 03

  • Child’s full name
  • Room number
  • Japan Trip

Please also check that you have handed in the following documents:

·       A copy of your child’s passport

·       Completed contact details form

·       Completed and signed medical form

Parent Meeting 1 - 20th March

posted 19 Mar 2018, 16:23 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 19 Mar 2018, 16:25 ]

We are now gathering the initial information needed for our trip and planning out our timeline ready for the end of Term 3.  Parent meetings will be held in Room 1 at 7pm according to the timeline.  If there are any changes to this we will notify you.

Please remember to complete the health and medical form and the caregiver contact details and return these to the office as soon as possible.

Student meetings are now underway on Tuesday lunchtime in Room 3.  These are compulsory and all students must attend unless they have made arrangements with Mrs Greenstreet, Mr Johnston, or Mrs Naidoo.

Please consider hosting one or two of the Japanese students who will be visiting us in August this year.  It is an excellent opportunity to get to know some of the students before we go there and a great cultural exchange.    Further information will come out from Mrs Naidoo when this is available.

Lastly, this is a good time to check that your passport is current and is valid for at least 6 months after the trip.  If you hold a passport from a country other than New Zealand, please let us know so we can check the required visas.

Term 1, Week 7

posted 15 Mar 2018, 15:11 by Lizzie Greenstreet   [ updated 19 Mar 2018, 16:18 ]

Thank-you to all students who have handed in an application form and paid a deposit for the Japan Trip.

Acceptance letters will be sent out today and our first parent meeting is next Tuesday 20th March in Room 1.

If you cannot attend for any reason, please  contact either Mr Johnston (johnston@pakurangaint.school.nz) or Mrs Greenstreet (greenstreet@pakurangaint.school.nz).  

We look forward to meeting you all there.

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