Published on Friday, 16 March 2018, 8:03 p.m. Print Article

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Welcome to Eliza (R3) who joined the Cotswold Learning Community this week.

Thank you everyone who supported St Johns Mufti Day and the Walk or Wheel Safely to School Day!

It was also great to see a number of parents supporting the Junior School Assembly today.

The Fortnight Ahead

Week 8

  • Tuesday – Pizza Lunch
  • Tuesday – Board Meeting
  • Wednesday – Bike Track/Start Up Party, Party, Party!!!
  • Friday – Mufti Day
  • Friday - Senior School Assembly
  • Friday - CPSSA Weekly Sport

Week 9

  • Tuesday – Parents Association Meeting
  • Friday - School Closed For Easter
  • Friday - Good Friday

The Weeks Notes

Start Up Party/Bike Track Celebration

A reminder that we are holding our Bike Track Opening Ceremony and Start Up Party on Wednesday 21 March, 2018. The Bike Track Opening Ceremony will be held between 1.00pm - 1.30pm. The Opening will be followed by Start Up Party activities from 1.30pm until 3.00pm.

House colours are to be worn and an ice block will be provided to the children – NO sausage sizzle on this day.

Mufti-Day and Easter Chocolate Raffle
The Parents Association are having an Easter Chocolate Raffle and require donations of chocolate. We are having a mufti-day on Friday the 23rd of March. No set theme but chocolate donations are very much appreciated outside the school hall.

One A4 sheet of paper with ten spaces on it as entries into the raffle was sent home with your eldest child on Monday the 12th of March. The tickets are to be sold at $2 each. All money and tickets need to be returned to the red lock box in the office foyer by Friday the 23rd of March (same day as the mufti-day). Raffles will be drawn on Monday the 26th of March and all winners will be notified before the Easter Break.

We are looking for baskets or fancy bags suitable for giving to the winners with chocolates in them, please leave at office if you have something suitable to donate.

Pizza Lunch
These will be held on the following date for Term 1 – Tuesday the 20th of March.

We will be operating pizza lunches like we operate our sausage sizzles. Instead of pre-ordering your pizzas we will now sell tokens at the hall kitchen window (8.30am-9am) and your child can redeem their token for pizza outside the school hall at the start of lunch.

All slices (Hawaiian, Beef and Onion, Ham and Cheese, Vegetarian, and Gluten-free Cheese or Hawaiian) are $2 each. We cannot omit ingredients from these pizzas; they are standard pizza choices from Dominoes.

Review of Education
Many of you may be aware that the Minister of Edcuation has signaled a Review of Education in New Zealand. The link below takes you to a new item that aired on TV3's Newshub earlier this week and is well worth watching -

Road Safety At The Gate
From Monday 12 March to Friday 23 March, 2018 the Council will be conducting an educational and enforcement program at Cotswold School. The program is supported by the Police. Enforcement officers will be at the school gates each day. Please read the school newsletter for further details or to brush up on your know\ledge in relation to parking restrictions, three minute parking, drop offs, and parking in relation to private driveways.


Policy Review - Term 1, 2018
The following school policy are to be reviewed by Board and Staff this term.

  • Home Learning
 We’d love you to be involved. (Username: cotswold; Password: elephant)

Instructions for reviewers

  • Follow the link to each policy using the links above.
  • Read the policy.
  • Click the red Policy Review icon at the right-hand top corner of the page. A new screen will appear.
  • Select your role (board member, staff member, or parent/caregiver) from the drop-down list.
  • Enter your name (optional).
  • Submit your ratings and comments.

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