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   42a Bradford Street  453 6254 office@bradford.school.nz

 

Monday 13th June 2022

Kia ora Bradford Whānau,

The school is definitely alive with acting, singing, and dancing galore in all the rooms as they prepare for our special production in less than a month.  


As previously advised, we have had to relocate to the Teachers College Auditorium.  This auditorium is actually one of the larger venues available, but the staff and performing students also count in the maximum building occupancy (necessary for H & S emergency regulations).   

TICKET SALES ARE NOW OPEN - to be fair to all families purchase details are:
 
  • YOU DO NOT NEED TO PURCHASE A TICKET FOR YOUR BRADFORD CHILDREN
  • NO DOOR SALES 
  • ADULTS $6  &  CHILDREN $4  (toddlers on knees still have to be counted for in the H & S building maximum occupancy hirer conditions sorry)
  • CASH SALES ONLY In a named envelope/bag to the Office specifying how many and whether adult or child seats 
  • NO ONLINE PAYMENTS PLEASE - this was problematic with the raffles so cash only please for the production tickets.
  • THIS WEEK (13 - 17 JUNE)  ALL FAMILIES ARE ABLE TO PURCHASE UP TO 3 TICKETS ONLY - numbered tickets will be sent home on Friday with your child in a named envelope please look out for these. 
  • NEXT WEEK (20 - 24 JUNE) Families can register their interest to purchase surplus tickets via email to: principal@bradford.school.nz.
  • Extra tickets will be allocated on Monday 27th June in the event we end up with demand exceeding supply and need to conduct a draw scenario. 
We really do understand that some families are bound to be disappointed with a limited number of attendees, but we simply cannot afford the costs of running the production over two nights.  Please rest assured we do not make any profit from the production, the ticket sales are to offset a portion of the costs.  This way we can continue to offer a number of other subsidised activities/experiences during the year for our tamariki. 
Kā mihi nui for your understanding.  



Kia mau menemene (Keep smiling),
Emma and the Bradford Team

 
THANK YOU to our fabulous PTA! 
We are incredibly grateful to our fabulous PTA who have donated a brand new freezer to the school!  This really does help us to store frozen goods for special events and also makes life much, much easier for camp. 

Up until recently, we have had to rely on Caroline and Mandy's local freezers being empty enough for us to whip down during the day to collect frozen goods from their houses as we need them.

Whilst we have kindly had donated a number of second-hand freezers over the years they invariably fail fairly quickly so to have a brand new one of our own with a warranty is pretty special.   

Thank you so much PTA team - you're support is much appreciated! 
A huge THANK YOU also to Daniel Campbell (Isaiah, Levi and Noah's Dad), who has volunteered his time to teach the Junior children how to safely use their child-sized woodworking tools at their new and very popular woodwork table.   Ezra exclaimed how much fun it was and that it reminded him of his pre-school experience as I took the photo - love opportunities to 'build' on happy memories Ez.

Daniel has also been listening to children practicing their reading in Room 5 which is support always gratefully received if you have time on your hands please whānau. 
ROOM 4 WRITING ...

Once upon a time there was a little girl called Rosie. Her dad was called Justin. One day she turned five. It was her first day at school. Then she was going to school. Then a robber came along. The robber said to Rosie "Do you need help?"
 Rosie said "Yes please."
"Where are you going?" said the robber.
"I'm going to school" said Rosie. Then he took her to his base and then tied her up.
 She shouted "Help." No one came. then she cried. She ate through the rope and ran home.
Justin said to the little girl "Where were you?" 
"I got kidnapped" said Rosie and they lived happily every after.

By Rylee

Did you ever hear the story of me stuck in an abandoned zoo? Well this is how it happened. I bought a ticket to a fancy zoo. I went to Italy to go to the amazing zoo. I finally was there. But little did I know I was gonna be scared. It had big cracks everywhere. I walk in the creepy zoo. When I went in the door it shut behind me. I got very scared. I tried to open the door but it wouldn't budge. It was a nightmare. I walked around until I heard a footstep behind me. I turned around and I saw a lion. "Ahhh a monster" behind me was a lion, a very hungry lion. The lion tried to eat me. Luckily I managed to escape from the horrifying lion. I took the next flight home and this is how my story ends.
By Jie Yan
Faway and just as long ago there were 2 people going camping. They walked to the campsite. They take the car to get there. But the person was a robber. He was planning to rob the other person's stuff. He stole the camping stuff but the detective got to the campsite. He searched for the robber but the policeman looked for the robber. He found the robber and got him to jail.
By Cody
Snow Day Procedures for all primary and intermediate schools, and DKA Dunedin Kindergartens between Mosgiel to Port Chalmers to Waikouaiti

There is a group of principals who liaise with local Police, Dunedin Taxi companies, and also look at the DCC webcams to check on the weather around the city if there is snow forecast or settling.  This group then decides if a widespread closure or late start will be needed to get tamarki and staff safely to school. 

This announcement is made on the radio stations of Classic Hits and Breeze (Media Works).

However, Principals can also make an individual decision for their school, particularly if they can’t safely get staff to school from their homes on the hill suburbs. You will receive an email via the Office email and Seesaw as soon as a decision is made if this is the case for us.   If in doubt please check emails and Seesaw before sending your child to school. 
AN EARLY PLEA TO PLEASE SAVE THE WEEKEND OF SATURDAY 27TH AND SUNDAY 28TH AUGUST TO HELP US WITH CHEESE ROLLING FOR OUR ANNUAL LEOTC FUNDRAISER THAT HAD TO BE POSTPONED IN TERM 1. 

IT IS A REALLY GREAT WAY TO GET TO KNOW OTHER FAMILIES WHILST LISTENING (AND THE ODD BIT OF SINGING), TO MY PLAYLIST OF NUMBER ONE SONGS THROUGH THE DECADES - YOU DON'T WANT TO MISS OUT!  

THE FUNDS RAISED BENEFIT ALL AGE TAMARIKI IN THE SCHOOL AND IF EVERY FAMILY CAN PLEASE AIM FOR SUPPLYING ONE ADULT FOR ONE CHEESE-ROLLING SHIFT THEN IT SUDDENLY BECOMES VERY DO-ABLE.    THANK YOU :)
COVID 19 CLOSE CONTACT REFERENCE SHEET
Healthy Kai Fortnightly Menu
The Term 2 Kaan's menu alternates between the odd week shown above and the even week below.  This week is Week 7.
Become a host family for the University of Otago ...

Now that international travel is opening up we are currently enlisting new host families. If you are a family who has some spare time for hosting an independent international tertiary-aged student in your home, please contact us (details below). 

Host families will receive a weekly payment, along with support and training to assist with hosting.  Some requirements are that hosts should have a well maintained home, a spare room for a student and enough space to cater for another resident in your home.

We look for hosts who are interested in sharing their home, embracing a different culture and offering occasional support. This can be a very rewarding experience.  Hosts should live within 8-10 kilometres of Dunedin city and be on a good bus route to the city.

If this is you, please email us at homestay@otago.ac.nz or phone us on 03 4794184 or 03 4795710 to find out more!
SEPTEMBER SCHOOL BOARD ELECTIONS 
Bradford's Board of Trustees is looking for whānau of our tamariki who are interested in being a part of our School Board.

This is a great way to be involved in the running of the school and have a greater understanding of the work that goes on behind the white board.

So if you feel you would like to be involved or would like to find out more information please contact the Board Chair; 

Craig Earl
email: craig.boardoftrustees@bradford.school.nz
 

Bradford School's Enrolment Zone officially ceased at the end of last year.  What this means is that we can return to accepting student's from beyond the Bradford boundary that may like to join our special place. In the past, it has been really heartbreaking having to turn away prospective families who were not in Zone. 

If you know of families who are interested in attending Bradford School we encourage you to please let them know we are now accepting students across all year levels for 2022.  Equally if you have a younger child who you are intending to enrol, we ask that you please let Sonja know so we can put them on our list.  This forward planning assists greatly in our staffing and classroom configurations to ensure we deliver the best adult to student ratios we can for our tamariki.  
What's coming up...
Term 2, 2022
 
 

*Events are all subject to change with the evolving Covid landscape

June 24th                  Matariki observed - Public Holiday
June 27th - July 1     Learning Conferences
June 30th                  Elgregoe Values Magic Show

July 4th - 6th             Production Rehearsals 
July 7th                      Pirates of the Currybean Production 6pm @ T-College -
                                   Entry strictly by pre-purchased ticket with NO DOOR                                             SALES available. 
July 8th                      Last day of term 2
 
School reopens for Term 3 on Monday 25th July 

CHEESE ROLL MAKING WEEKEND Saturday 27th & Sunday 28th August

STAFF ONLY DAYS FOR 2022:  SCHOOL CLOSED ON 12 AUGUST 
& 18TH NOVEMBER

 
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