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A lovely frosty and clear morning to start our winters day, I hope it stays sunny all day.

Art Celebration Day - Thursday 4 July
Hamilton West will be having an art day to celebrate the artists we have been learning about this term. Art will be displayed in classrooms and we’d love for parents to come and join in on our art day and view the art from 1.30pm. During this day, different art activities will be happening in classes. These could come from any area of the Arts curriculum. This is also a dress up day where students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite artist - this could be a singer, artist, actor, musician.
You are welcome to come in before 1.30 pm and have lunch with your child/ren. Individual teachers will also let you know if there is a shared lunch that day. We look forward to seeing you on the Art Celebration Day.

Hazel and Ivy Tumai from Rooms 19 & 3 showed really good school spirit and behavior while wearing their uniforms at the opening ceremony of the week long Matariki celebrations at the Hamilton Gardens last week. See photos below

Speech Finalists
Year 5: Shanvi Kumar, Madeleine Kennedy, Jimmy Clunie, Xavier Fairley-King
Year 6: Jean Ayson, Graysen Elliot, Emily Dudley and Paige Stringer.
Year 7: Natalie Keesing-Kerrison, Noah Harrison-Old, Samantha Clunie, Cori Solofa.
Year 8: Jack Graham, Gracie Kerr, Nikhil Naicker, Meg Martin

Policy Review
As indicated last week I will share another extract from our Bullying Prevention Policy this week. Again I say that the best bullying prevention strategy we have is to live our school values.

Our Values:
Ako: we learn together
Manaakitanga: we care for each other
Rangatiratanga: our best always
Kaitiakitanga: guardianship of the environment
Whanaungatanga: we respect each other

Some things we can do to help prevent bullying .....

2. Bullying Prevention

We recognise that real change happens when students, staff, parents, whānau and other members of the community share responsibility for making our school a respectful and inclusive environment. We will:

  • Carry out surveys from time to time to gauge how the students feel about bullying.

  • Using a restorative approach to building and sustaining relationships is a means to prevent bullying.

  • To use an appreciative inquiry method to identify good performance and next steps for improvement

  • Regularly promote our school values and successes in living these values (eg, in assemblies, newsletters and Facebook, reports to the Board of Trustees)

  • hold regular professional learning and development on our understanding restorative practices, including bullying prevention and response (staff meetings, parent meetings - BoT, student council)

  • Our Bullying Prevention Team will be  our Senior Leadership Team and the school Student Support Worker to take responsibility for bullying prevention who will report regularly to the Board of Trustees.

  • Use a range of activities including curriculum based programmes to develop the ability for students to relate to each other (Keeping Ourselves Safe, Mentoring Programmes, Friends For Life, Restorative Practices)

  • Promote digital citizenship throughout ICT and promoting safe use of technology (through our ICT Use Agreements)

  • Support the student voice initiatives.

  • Provide a Student Support Worker to promote positive behaviours between all school stakeholders.

Health/medical forms for those travelling to Samoa in October will be coming home this week.  Please complete these as soon as possible, and return to Ms Hartley before the end of week 9 (28 June).

PrettySmart Presentation
At the beginning of next term, 26 July, we have Angela Barnett coming in to deliver a presentation to our Year 7 & 8 girls, called PrettySmart.  This presentation teaches girls how to be confident in their own skin and see through the 1.3 trillion dollar beauty industry that will tell them they are not enough. It teaches them to be pretty smart about media, pretty cautious on social media and pretty kind to themselves and others about appearance.  Angela's presentation has received hugely positive feedback from other schools.  This particular comment was one of my favourites.

“Angela’s Pretty Smart presentation was an engaging way to equip our students with the knowledge and confidence to be critical consumers of the beauty industry.  Her body positive message resonated with our students.  Her fast-paced, informative and humorous approach to an issue so important to young people is helping to “raise body warriors, not body worriers.”

With the cold and wet weather upon us I would ask that children are sent to school in black shoes. I note a number of kids wearing footwear which is not really appropriate at this time of year. Thanks with your support with this.

Sport News/Notices at Hamilton West School
Rugby Competition
Good luck to the Year 5/6 rugby team who have their first game after school today at Aberdeen School. The draw for the first 3 games are as follows:

ROUND 1.                           ROUND 2.                              ROUND 3.

Aberdeen v Ham West        Glenview v Aberdeen             Glenview v Ham West

Melville v Glenview              Ham West v Melville              Melville v Aberdeen

Mouthguards are a must. I look forward to the home game against Melville Primary on June 26.

Netball Draw 20th June 2019
Ham West Thunder vs Knighton All Stars Year 5 4:00 PM Minogue Park: Court 8
Te Rapa Primary Tigers vs Ham West Flames 5:30 PM Minogue Park: Court 13
Ham West Ferns vs Rototuna Angels 5:30 PM Minogue Park: Court 8

Netball Draw 22nd June 2019
RHS 7 Steel vs Ham West Titans 8:30 AM Minogue Park: Court 10
Ham West Assassins vs Southwell School Amethyst 9:30 AM Minogue Park: Court 18

Netball Report
Hamilton West Thunder have been playing some outstanding netball this season!  Girls played extremely hard and came away with a high scoring win against Rototuna Diamonds. 16 - 1!!!   The smiles on the girls faces say it all with how excited they were for their win (see photo below).  Awesome effort from the entire team.  Player of the Day went to Kylie Martin.  Well Done!

Hockey Draws 21st & 22nd June 2019
1 21-Jun 5:30pm Ham West Pukeko's v. Ngahinapouri 1st XI Fraser
6 22-Jun 8:00am Rototuna Silver v. Ham West Jnr Pukekos GHC 1 RB10
1 22-Jun 11:15am Ham West Kiwis v. Homeschool Tigers Dev GHC 1 HA
1 22-Jun 11:15am Pirongia Blacksticks v. Ham West Tuis GHC 2 HA
2 22-Jun 9:30am Ham West Kererus v. Silverdale Keas GHC 2 QC

Football results for Saturday 15 June 2019  
Ham West Phoenix 6  POD:  Zoe Neha and Levi Kaaka 
Ham West Rangers 6  POD:   Peter Richards and Karthik 
Ham West Rovers  POD: Cruz Kilpatrick 
Game 1 lost Northern Utd Falcons 1-2 
Game 2 lost Northern Utd Tigers 0-2 

Ham West Dynamites won Te Kowhai Boys 2-0 POD: Faris Alard 
Ham West Strikers won against Cambridge Phoenix 7-0 POD: Xavier Fairley-King 
Ham West Rockets lost to Woodstock Wolves 3-6 POD: Zach Neeley 
Ham West Kingz lost to Paeroa Rangers 0-2 POD: Sidney Mabbett 

Football draws for Saturday 22 June 2019  
Ham West Phoenix 6 – Glenview Park  11.30am Start   
Ham West Rangers 6 – Glenview Park  11.30am Start  

Ham West Rovers 
Game 1 vs Gordonton Torpedoes @ 10am Hamilton West School 
Game 2 vs Gordonton Torpedoes @ 10:25am Hamilton West School 

Ham West Dynamites  Bye 
Ham West Strikers vs Ngaruawahia Utd Noise @ 1015am Hamilton West School 
Ham West Rockets vs Morrinsville Lions @ 9:30am Hamilton West School 
Ham West Kingz vs Cambridge Rebels @ 11:30am John Kerkhof Park

Sports Fees
Sports fees for all winter sports codes need to be paid as soon as possible, so we can pay the invoices from the various governing bodies. If you are unsure of the amount please email the office. If you can't pay in full please make an arrangement at the office to pay it off.  Bank account details as follows: Hamilton West School BOT 03-1556-0042665-00.  If paying by internet banking please make sure you include your child's name and details of what sport you are paying for.

Gold for the Bromley Boys
They have been at it again - Tyler (Under 36 kgs) and Caleb (Under 37kgs) both won gold medals at the Auckland Jiu Jitsu Regionals last weekend. Well done boys, thanks for dropping by my office today with your news and best wishes for my day. See photo below

Son't forget you are all welcome to share your kids successes with me so I can recognise them in the newsletter.

Books went home with students last term. All books that have not been paid for need to be returned to the office ASAP so we can check the students name off our list. If you would like to purchase the book please follow the instructions on the envelope it came in.

If you would like to purchase a digital copy instead please return the book and follow the link to buy your digital version:

The book costs $65 and gets you over $20,000 worth of offers! It’s amazing how quickly the savings add up, and you can even keep track of your savings on the digital app version.

Important Dates for Term 2 2019
Date  Event
19/06/2019  Year 5/6 Rugby game at Aberdeen School
20/06/2019  Ham West Speech Finals - Year 5-8
01-05/07/2019  Year 7 & 8 Sports Camp
 Year 6 trip to Rotorua
 School Art Day
 Last day of Term 2 - Reports come home with students
 Term 3 Starts
Community Notices/Advertising
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Hamilton West School
36 Hammond St
Hamilton, Wko 3240
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