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19/27 Te Kura Tuatahi o Piopio

19/27 Te Kura Tuatahi o Piopio 6 September 2019 Sleep!!! Some children have arrived at school this term very tired. Studies show that too little sleep can contribute to a poor ability to learn and may
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19/27 Te Kura Tuatahi o Piopio 6 September 2019 Sleep!!! Some children have arrived at school this term very tired. Studies show that too little sleep can contribute to a poor ability to learn and may impact on a child's health and wellbeing. However, for many parents, ensuring their children get the right amount of sleep can be stressful. Poor sleep will have all sorts of adverse physiological, emotional and cognitive effects on children, including: Room 7 Camp Week 9 Sept Hearing & Vision checks Mon 9 Sept Maori Language Week 9-15 Sept Te Kuiti and Combined Schools Music Festival Thurs 19 Sept Student Led Conference Mon 23 Sept Sports Photos Tues 24 Sept Last day of term 3 Fri 27 Sept Learning is impaired. Susceptibility to serious illness Rise in blood pressure Eating too much, or eating the wrong foods Mood swings Aggressive, impatient behaviour Low self-esteem Without adequate sleep our focus and attention drifts, making it harder to receive information. When we are sleep-deprived our overworked neurons can no longer function to coordinate information properly and we lose our ability to access previously learned information. How much sleep do your primary-aged children need? hours per day. A healthy sleep routine with adequate time to wind-down at the end of the day is important to ensure your child gets the sleep their brain needs to develop and consolidate everything they ve learnt that day. 14 Aria Road, Piopio ph: mob: Our newsletter is available online: So, how can parents help? If you think your child needs more sleep, try making gradual changes to their sleeping habits. Small increments have been shown to be effective in changing sleep patterns. Be aware of the signs of fatigue in your children and speak to them if you re worried they are sleep deprived. Be clear about how much time your kids can spend on their computers and phones - a limit of no more than one to two hours a day is ideal. The light from LED screens delays the release of melatonin and makes it difficult for the brain to wind down. Enforce a no screen policy one hour before bedtime if your children are fighting sleep. Tip: play cards or board games instead of a screen or TV; or read a book!!! Take their phones out of their rooms when it comes to bedtime. No TV or computer screens in the bedroom. Limit soft drinks, fried food, sweets and caffeine (even tea) before bed. Regular exercise will help tire their bodies and get them ready for sleep. Reference Ngā mihi Pat Poland - Acting Principal A reminder to all parents to talk to their children about not getting into a car with someone they do not know, under any circumstances. Please ensure your child has a change of clothes in their school bags for those unexpected emergencies. This will mean we don t have to disrupt YOUR day. CELEBRATING DAFFODIL DAY We raised $ last Friday at our Daffodil Day for the Cancer Society. Thank you all for your donations. Wanted: Minute Secretary for Board Meetings Piopio Primary BOT is looking for a new Minutes Secretary. This is a paid role. You would be responsible for attending our 8 board meetings per year (meetings are currently on a Thursday at 6pm). If you are interested in finding out more about this role, please contact Steph Brough , Pat Poland or Karen Gillespie at the school SPORT PHOTOS Tuesday 24th September Return envelopes by 20 Sept Piopio Community Pools Trust AGM 7pm - Monday 9th September Piopio College Staffroom. All welcome. See there! Orders Close: Fri 13 Sept Parents use the Book Club LOOP system. Simple to use; No need to send money. ENVELOPES WANTED! We use a lot of envelopes for school lunch orders etc, so if you can send your old envelopes to school it would be appreciated. Ideally ones that are not sliced open but have a stickable flap. ABSENT? Please ring / text / to advise if absent and a reason WHY Ché Benefield, Layla Holley, Riley Whitehead and Xavier Williams who celebrated their birthdays LAST WEEK. Also to Ruby-Rae McCarthy, Lynden Brough and Maia Rogers who celebrated their birthdays during this week. Yummy Apple Sticker Promotion 2 weeks to go! Keep collecting Yummy Apple stickers CONGRATULATIONS,Elili Walters, Charley Carter, Anaru Winikerei, Daniel Thomas and Kiaana Young who were all Caught Being Great last week. For more information about joining your school s PTA, contact the office. Help us make a difference! Hearing & Vision Checks Piopio Primary MONDAY 9 SEPT - 9am Hello, I m Eva Walton. On Saturday the 31st I went to Taumarunui to play in a soccer tournament. We played five games and we won the junior division in a penalty shoot out against Taumarunui and the result was 3 4 to us. Player of the Day was the whole team and Fair Player was the whole team. The team consisted of me, Reon Hancock, Daniel Thomas, Alfie Walton, Harry Allen and Will Bacon from Ngakonui, Blake Hamilton and Logan Gardener from Maihiihi. I d like to thank our coach Nikki Thomas for supporting us. Music Performance Day 23 September weeks to go. If you are interested in performing on the day please register this coming week your piece of music with Mrs Turner at the college I will need to know the instrument you are playing, the title of the piece, an idea of level and length of the piece, and the name of the composer (all required for the programme) For more info contact Noelle Turner at the college
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