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Parkside Newsletter T2

by Parkside School


Term 2 2023
Students Share a Sneak Peak of Wellington Street
Our Wellington Street Hub has been a hive of construction activity in recent months as it underwent refurbishment. The students of WSH1 have been on site, getting the scoop of these new spaces for us, here's what they thought.

The school has also undergone a change in colour scheme to fit with the new green and yellow logo. Tyson reports it looks really good.

Staff and students will benefit greatly from access to the new spaces. Both Brodies are looking forward to playing basketball in the enormous multi-purpose space.
New multi-purpose space is a slam dunk.
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The big job of moving everything into the new spaces has begun, and James is keen to get involved.

Look out for the official opening next term.
I like the new school
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I want a ride
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A note from Carol
To our school community,

Welcome to our new look newsletter that will be sent to you each term.

You will find this filled with some of the fun and learning that has taken place at Parkside throughout Term 2. As this grows we will add more content and our student voice will become more and more prominent.

We hope you enjoy this format and we look forward to growing this and sharing with our school community.

Thank you to all our students and staff who have been part of this first issue. A special thanks to Becky Banks for her hard work in co-ordinating this.

Have a great term break,
Kia kaha,

Fern Koru
Coming Up in Term 3 ...
14 July Matariki (in the school holidays)
17 July Term 3 starts
27 July Whanau open evening
18 August Teacher Only Day - School Closed

Our theme for next term is My World of Colour

We will also celebrate Conservation Week, Te wiki o te reo maori (Maori language week), as well as Cook Island and Tongan language weeks.
Recipe: Apple Crumble
Ngakoroa 2 contributed the perfect winter pud for our recipe corner this term. Looks scrumptious!


1/2 cup all purpose flour 
1/4 cup rolled oats
1/4 cup soft brown sugar 
1/2 tsp mixed spice or ground cinnamon
75g butter
5-6 Granny Smith apples
2 Tbsp golden syrup
2 Tbsp raw or demerara sugar

Preheat oven to 190°C bake / 170ºC fan bake.

In a bowl, mix the flour, oats, coconut, soft brown sugar and cinnamon together.

Rub in the butter until the mixture is well combined and crumbly.

Peel and cut apples into wedges.

Place in an oven-proof dish (approximately 25cm diameter for a round dish). Drizzle with golden syrup.

Spread the crumble mixture over the top of the apples.

Sprinkle the raw sugar or demerara sugar over the top for an extra crunchy topping.

Bake for 40-45 minutes, or until topping is golden and apples are tender.
Be careful here!
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Quality Learning in term 2
Students have become zoologists this term, studying animals and their habitats. Many classes have made trips to the zoo this term.
TWT at Auckland Zoo above and WSH2 at Hamilton Zoo to the right.
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Promoting an anti-bullying message by celebrating Pink Shirt Day across the school. Some of the fun happening in WSH3 and PHS
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Students enjoyed interacting with the very friendly mobile farm animals who visited WSH last week.
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WSH became a winter wonderland for a day so students could experience an arctic habitat, BRRR!
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Writers corner
There has been a focus on reports this term.
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Here is some fantastic writing from Grace at PHS3. Her teacher is very proud of the huge jumps she is making in writing.
Facinating Facts for you from Intermediate 1

The Takahe are in the South Island. 
Takahes are endangered.  Takahes could go extinct as there’s not many left. 
Takahes are green and black and blue.  They have the same look as Pukeko. 
Takahes like to eat grass.

Sharks have been around 3 times longer than Dinosaurs.
The Megalodon was even bigger than the whale shark.
The Blue Mako is a very fast shark.
The Bull shark lives in fresh water instead of salt water.
The Cookie Cutter shark is the smallest shark ever, being 20 centimeters.
The Goblin shark lives in very deep ocean.
When baby sharks hatch, the strong either eat the eggs that haven't hatched yet or eliminate the weak.

Sierra talks with Stesei.
Sierra is 9.
Sierra favourite foods is a banana.
Sierra likes eating
Sierra likes playing with toys
I love my Sister Sierra.
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Pele from Ngakoroa 1 wrote about the mobile farm
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Tayne from Intermediate 2 is planning his report on penguins