Friday, April 27, 2012

Term 2 Update

We have had some technical difficulties accessing our blog over the last few weeks, but have been using the traditional pen and paper to keep track of our ideas and planning of events. 

We had a successful stall at the recent Bradford Bazaar where Xanthe helped us organise a 'Shave the Balloon' stall.  She had great organisational skills and showed she can really be relied on to follow her ideas through.  Xanthe tested her plan out and thought of all the 'pitfalls' and safety issues before 'real people' tried it at the Bazaar.
The council all pulled together and made a great team coming into school to help organise there stall the day before.

Reyana and Abbie organised a great Bradford Showcase at the end of last term for everyone the school.

Katelyn and Mya have written and sent a letter to try to access some school high vis walking vests.

Milkshake Mondays and Frothy Fridays have also been a success - thanks to those council members who have been helping out with these.

Council Meeting Thurs April 26  12:50pm

Present:  Katelyn, Lynley, Sarah, Declan, Reyana, Abbie, Xanthe & Mya

One of the ideas mentioned last term was to have a Book Character Dress Up Day.
We talked about the parent info night next week on reading and how this could be a good time to do the dress up day and have a week promoting reading.
A plan was drawn up together - we decided to run the reading week in week 3 so we can tell parents about it at the info night.
Some ideas were:  Book Cover competition, relatives book day, bring your favourite book day, invite and author, council want to read a book each day at lunch-time to others.

Lynley brought up the idea of Subway and asked why this had stopped - Mrs MB explained that subway had decided we didn't have enough orders each week for them to deliver to us.  Lynley had a great idea to do a survey to see if interest was high again - now that people hadn't had it for a while.
She will get back to us with her results.

We talked about the council idea of  a council pie eating competition.  Mya and Declan are going to organise a jar to put in the foyer with an explanation.  Once it's filled the council will have a race of who can eat a pie the fastest .... maybe a healthy pie they have made themselves?

Colgate cartons - we have registered and are encouraging people to bring them in to win sports equipment for our school.  Council is going to draw up a plan for a creative display to also enter into the competition.

 Council members will take over the minute taking /summaries of meetings for Term 2.

Meeting closed:  1:15pm
Council 2012!

Ideas for Bazaar
Council would like to run a  pie eating competition
Teacher Stall - sponsor a teacher to do something silly
e.g. eat raw brussel sprouts,
or - sit on a plank and fall in when you

Resene School Mural Competition - Run a school mural competition  - Xanthe Sarah to share this at Assembly.

Canteen - Lynley and Katelyn for Term 1

Showcase - Abbie / Reyana /

 High Viz vests for walkers  - Katelyn / Mya

Milkshakes:   Mya /Declan

Reporter:   Abbie 

Newsletter -Reyana

Welcome Council fo 2012!!!

Meeting: 29/2/2012
Present:   Reyana, Xanthe, Lynley, Declan, Sarah, Katelyn, Abbie & Mya & Mrs MB

This is our very first meeting - our new council is made up of Reyana, Xanthe, Lynley, Declan, Sarah, Katelyn, Abbie & Mya

For our first meeting we are discussing ideas on how we would like to run our meetings and special things for them.

Talking one at a time
Active listening
Letting others talk and not interrupting - it's not all just about you
Negotiate rather than argue
If you try to share an idea - don't barge in and say yours is the best (me too listening)
If your idea doesn't get voted for be positive - not all ideas can be used all the time
Remember our values - show respect, help each other (awhina), Aim high, (Kia Runga Rawa), Integrity

Following through on ideas

First idea:
Milkshake every meeting
Next week - Reyana and Abbie on milkshake

Charities that we would like to support
Children's hospital
Unicef (sponsor a child)

Ideas for this year we can
Pet Day - SPCA
Wheelbarrow  - everyone brings things they don't want  - 3 wheel barrow - Children buy the raffle and if you win you get one of the wheelbarrow.
Money goes to starting the council fund for the Term 2 disco
Flying Fox
Disco T2/3
Swings for the school (developing the playground)
Art Exhibition
Book Fair - Book Dress Up Day
Relatives Day
Council - photographers
Soup in the winter - from our garden
Fluffy Friday  -Abbie / Reyana
Pie eating contest - people sponsor you

Katelyn reporter on children's
Lynley -  Council notice

Meeting Closed: 1:12pm