28 November 2012

Bird's Eye View - 
November 28, 2012

Naumai e te whanau o te kura Muritai 
Tena koutou katoa

Welcome to our new students - Jake and Zoe Inskeep, Callista Ross and Annie Isaacs and Mathew Russell and Izzy Cooper-Kane. Our current roll is 462 pupils which is the highest it has been for many years. 

As we head into the last month of school the weather is noticeably warmer and the days are longer. Please try and make sure the children are well rested. Despite EOTC weeks and swimming starting we still have learning activities to complete before the end of the year.  

Congratulations to teacher Murray McMillan and his partner Kate. Their little boy Marco arrived 6 weeks early and is now home safe and well. We welcome Peter Hull back to the staff and he is teaching in year 7-8 while Lisa Allen takes some leave.

Thank you all for your contribution to our bi-annual Eastbourne Village Carnival. It was an outstanding success and a fantastic day yet again.

Our Carnival Committee, coordinated by Penny Stock and Julie Parker, should be very proud of themselves and deserve a well earned rest after the weekend.  It was wonderful to see so many families pitching in and helping out on the different stalls - there were even families who no longer have children at the school helping with cooking and having a great time.  It all helps to create a wonderful atmosphere.

It was also wonderful to see so many children involved in helping create such a successful day. We are aiming to purchase some ICT equipment with the fundraising to replenish our aging fleet of equipment.

A special thank you to the Plant Stall team for donating plants for the school butterfly gardens in the junior courtyard.  Mrs Ryan and the students will be planting these over the next few days. 

Many of our children have received awards for success in the ICAS maths competition. 

Congratulations to the following award winners -

High Distinction - Evie Richardson
Distinction - Sam Woolley, Pablo Montes de Oca, Andrew Sutcliffe, Monty Daley, Max Woodnorth
Credit - Ruby Wells, Rachel Vass, Mia Lowe, Charlotte Humphries, Katie Beevers, Kai Ferrier, Tom Griffiths, Ethan Hester, Scott Langridge,  Bruno Penney, Rufus Rusholme-Cobb, Oscar Zuijderwijk, Alexander Cox-Turk, Lucy Crawford, Samantha Morphew, Lauren Redpath, Harrison Summers, Ella Tait, Charlotte Wilson, Maya Hahn, Oscar Sykes, Jack Wellwood, Kieran Cotter


In the last Bird's Eye View we congratulated a group of our year 5-6 students on winning the Genesis Mean Green House competition.  The children involved received generous Jaycar gift vouchers to be used in-store or online.  The school also received an exciting prize pack of fun educational activities including:

- hand-crank generator
- solar car kits
- Solar eclipse glasses
- Light diffraction glasses
- uv beads
- solar electricity circuit kits

These will be used by students to support them in their learning of solar energy and sustainability.  We are looking forward to using these wonderful resources in our classrooms and being able to show you the results.


The last order for the year is due back to the school on Wednesday 5 December.  Please note that all orders are sent by mail to Scholastic and we cannot, therefore, take any cash.  Please either make out a cheque to Scholastic Books or complete your credit card details on the bottom of the form.


This Summer our Holiday Programme will run from Tuesday 22nd January - Friday 1st February 2013.

We now have a new online booking form (go to the 'BOOKONLINE' tab on our

blog) to make it easier to enrol over the break when the school office is closed.

You can still enrol as usual through the school office and can either grab a printed brochure / form from there or download the one attached (please note that the second page is rotated for two-sided printing).

General enrolments (to the school office) close on Wednesday 18th December 2012.
Online enrolments close on Friday 11th January 2013.

Some of the fun things we will be doing are:  Movies, Culture Day, Pool and Water Fun activities, Wellington Zoo visit, Funky Food Day (make your own worms!), day out and BBQ lunch at Kaitoke Regional Park, Bubble Bonanza (make a giant bubble wand) and more!

Our last day of school is Thursday 20 December and school will be closing at 1pm.  Please ensure you organise to collect your children at this time as there will be no After School Care or any other care for your children after this time as the school is officially closed.


Muritai School had great success at the Central Zone Athletics competition on Thursday last week, winning the overall 1st Place school and the cup for the second year running.  

The day began with our year 4, year 5 and year 6 girls and year 4 boys winning their relays and the year 6 boys just coming second. This amazing start carried on with a number of individual children placing in events -

Year 4 -
Tom Griffiths - 1st high jump, 1st sprints, 
Flynn Healy - 3rd high jump
Rufus Rusholme-Cobb - 1st shot put
Samantha Woolley - 1st long jump, 2nd high jump, 2nd vortex,
Year 5 -
Presley Billington-Williams - 2nd vortex
Andrew Sutcliffe - 3rd long jump
Phoebe Evans - 1st high jump, 
Macey Caughley - 1st long jump, 1st sprints
Year 6 -
Ben Grenfell - 2nd high jump, 2nd sprints
William Langley - 1st long jump
James Murdoch-Gibbs - 2nd long jump
Jack Healy - 3rd discus
Charlotte Wilson - 1st long jump, 1st sprints, 2nd high jump

29 of our students represented the Central Zone at the Inter-zone championships.  

Our touch teams have been playing extremely well this season and have finals this week.  Presentations will be made straight after the game.  This year each grade seems to be huge and so making the A final is extremely difficult with tries scored being vital in determining who plays the A finals. Congratulations to Muritai Sprint (Y5-6 mixed) and Muritai Hustle (Y5-6 boys) who have both made it to the B Finals. Come along and support our teams.  They are playing at Hutt Park, Seaview this Friday afternoon.


On November 15th Room 12 was involved in the WSSA's yearly attempt at breaking the Guinness World Record mark for "Most People Sport Stacking at Multiple Locations in One Day." The 'Stack Up' is  what Guinness World Records® terms the “World’s Largest Sport Stacking Event.”  During the course of the Guinness World Records Day, sport stackers from all reaches of the world will be up stacking and down stacking various pyramids in prescribed patterns at lightning speed for at least 30 minutes.  Room 12 were the first in the world to verify which was a great privilege.  You can check out the total number of stackers by going to the following website: http://www.thewssa.com/

Oscar Zuijderwijk in room 8 entered the tearaway to Tasmania What Now competition. He made a fantastic model but unfortunately didn’t win. His Tasmanian devil was shown on TV last Sunday.  Better luck next time Oscar.


The next Eastbourne Market is on Sunday 9 December, 11am - 2pm.  
The Xmas market is a real favourite for stallholders and shoppers as the weather gets warmer and Xmas is looming...think Xmas gifts, cards, yummy treats, garden produce, books, jewellery, clothing, quality bric-a-brac, fun games and handi-crafts.

Buskers welcome - let us know if you want to be involved
Eastbourne Market Xmas food bank - bring a food item for Women's Refuge
Community groups now $10 per stall
Students $10 per stall
Registration forms and more information held at the Eastbourne Library foyer

Keep informed: Like us at http://www.facebook.com/EastbourneMarket

After School Care / Holiday Care

Qualified Nanny, Teacher Aide and Mother available after school and holidays. Flexible rate and hours, in your home or mine.
Please contact Abby 0277396594 - home 5676596 or email abswilton@windowslive.com

English author and illustrator Nick Sharratt will be at The Chuildren's Bookshop, Kilbirnie Plaza on Saturday, December 1st, 2012 at 11am to meet readers of his books and sign copies (both new and pre-owned). All welcome, no charge.

Nick's illustrations will be familiar to readers of Jacqueline Wilson's books for tweenagers but he has also written and/or illustrated several others, such as The Foggy Foggy Forest, My Mum and Dad Make Me Laugh,  and What's in the Witch's Kitchen?; You Choose (with Pippa Goodhart), Socks (with Elizabeth Lindsay), Pants and More Pants (with Giles Andreae) One Mole Digging a Hole and Goat Goes to Playgroup (with Julia Donaldson).

November 14, 2012

Bird's Eye View - 
November 14, 2012

Naumai e te whanau o te kura Muritai 
Tena koutou katoa

Welcome to our new students - Leo Cotsilinis and Sadie Devenport.

We have just passed the middle of term four and are now 85% through the year. Children are very busy with their class programmes and teachers are extremely busy completing their preparation for the end of the year.

As Carnival approaches it is worth recognising those people who play such a significant part in putting this huge event together. Thank you so much to the carnival committee members who have been fundamental in setting up everything superbly. As the big day looms we ask everyone to put aside a little time to help in some way.   With 290 families at the school we need at least one person from each family to make a contribution on the day, so if you have not made a commitment so far then please sign up on the board in the school office.  

We are hoping to raise enough money to inject some new ICT equipment into the school. Our current stock is very well used and ageing and due for replacement. The children have thoroughly enjoying learning with the new iPads donated by the Home and School. But we are a big school with two campuses and we need lots more  equipment as currently demand exceeds our ability to supply.

A big congratulations to Murray and Kate on the birth of their baby boy at the weekend and also to Pete and Anna Hull who also had a baby boy a few weeks ago.  


We welcome Jo Manks and the Life Education classroom to the school until next Thursday. Jo is an ex Muritai teacher and has been working for the trust for a number of years. We see great value in the Life Education Trust and enjoy their programme being part of our school programme. Have a look at what the Life Education Trust is all about here.


Also this week we welcome the ASB financial literacy team who will be working with classes from year 5-8 on financial literacy.


Congratulations to Ella Tait, Eva Oliver, Grace Allan and Lauren Redpath for winning the SchoolGen "Mean Green House" competition for 2012.

Ella, Eva, Grace and Lauren put in a tremendous amount of work on the project which included a five minute movie they produced themselves. This is inquiry learning at its finest. The children were required to design an energy efficient house that uses solar energy efficiently. 

Guest judge - Jerome Partington, Sustainable Manager at Jasmax Architects, described the entry as 'outstanding' and 'absolutely exceptional'. Along with the house design the children had to research, design and build a scale model of their version of a 'Mean Green House.' Entries consisted of a 5 minute video and a portfolio documenting the research and development.

Check out their entry by viewing their movie...

Winter Wonderland
The carnival this year includes a UV Winter Wonderland -  a magical UV-lit party room.  There is music, UV lights and snow.  Make sure you bring your glow gear - anything that glows in the dark - including white and fluro clothes.  You can paint your face in UV glow paint at the face painting table on the day.  An entry fee of $2 gives you unlimited access to the room.

Plastic Bags
The Carnival need lots of plastic bags for the big day.  Please drop off any extra bags that you have at the school office.

Clothes, Books, Toys
We have received quite a lot of clothes, books and toys in the last few days.  If you have anything you would like to donate to the Carnival, please drop them off at the office.  Clothes can be delivered to 20 Tuatoru Street and left on the deck at the front door.

What a wonderful day we had for athletic sports last Monday. The children were terrific and gave things a real go. Competition was tough but many children proved their athleticism in a variety of events, showing that there is something for everyone - either throwing, jumping or running. For the record Sanson won the house relay. The overall champion house will be announced in assembly.

Next Thursday the year 4-6 team heads off to the Zone sports at the Hutt Rec. We wish them well.

It is nice to see our children succeeding beyond Muritai. Congratulations to Daranee Bolger who is Head Girl at Hutt Valley High School next year and to Kaio Malama (BOT rep) and Mae Brennan as sports captain. Stella Beck continues to excel in basketball, winning the Wellington Schools player of the year as part of the Under 19 NZ team.

Lucas Archibald viewing the Eclipse
This morning saw lots of excited children (and staff) out on the school grounds looking at the partial eclipse of the sun.  Room 7 were given special glasses by Sarah Rusholme who works at the Carter Observatory.  These were passed around to enable children and staff to view the eclipse safely.  They were also able to see the eclipse by cutting a very small hole in a piece of paper and viewing the shadow on the ground.  The eclipse started about 9.30 and, at its peak, covered approximately 75% of the sun seen from Wellington.  

The Board of Trustees have set the term dates for 2013.

We are starting the school year on Monday 4 February and our last school day will be Friday 20 December 2013.

Term 1 - Monday 4 February - Friday 19 April – 51 days
Term 2 - Monday 6 May - Friday 12 July      - 48 days
Term 3 - Monday 29 July - Friday 27 September   - 45 days
Term 4 - Monday 14 October -  Friday 20 December – 48 days

There are 2 teacher only days in 2013 - these are the Friday of Queen's Birthday and the Friday of Labour Weekend.

Each team is planning their EOTC weeks for the end of the year. Some teams have already communicated with parents about events. So far the schedule looks like this -
Week 8 - Dec 3- Dec 7 - Y1-2 EOTC week
Week 9 - Dec 10 - Dec 14 - Y3-4 and Y5-6 EOTC week
Week 9 - Year 8 at Abel Tasman / Year 7 EOTC week

Wed 14 Nov -   Life Education here
Fri 16 Nov -      Assembly 1.40
Mon 19 Nov -   Swimming starts
Thurs 22 Nov - Y4-6 Zone athletic sports
Sun 25 Nov -    Eastbourne carnival
Tues 27 Nov -  Enviro team Green Gold reassessment
Wed 28 Nov -   Starting school at 5
Fri 30 Nov -      Assembly 1.40
Mon 3 Dec -     BOT mtg
Mon 15 Dec - Y1-2 Athletics 'Sports'
Thur 13 Dec -  Y1-2 Christmas Concert
Tue 18 Dec -   Y8 Leaver's Dinner
Wed 19 Dec -  Y3-6 Christmas concert
Thur 20 Dec -  Last day - Assembly 11.00

Staglands Summer Saver – upgrade and enjoy unlimited visits!
If you want to relax with friends and family, then meet at Staglands where this Summer, they are giving you the opportunity to visit as often as you like, with a very special offer!   For just $29 for adults and $12 for children the Staglands Summer Saver Pass entitles you to unlimited visits in December, January and February.  Tell your friends about this affordable way to occupy the whole family. Come as often as you like throughout the Summer and enjoy everything Staglands has to offer.   Buy online or at Staglands from 1st Dec 2012.   Valid until 28th Feb 2013.  Visit Staglands website for more details www.staglands.co.nz

The Salvation Army Petone Christmas is….. Competition! 
When Christmas rolls around – what’s the first thing you think of? Is it presents? Family? Santa? Holidays? Whatever makes Christmas – Christmas, we want to know! Draw a picture, write a poem or short story, make a piece of art, whatever you can think of to show us what Christmas is to you. Drop your entry into our Family Store at 288 Jackson Street and then come to our Christmas is…. Open day, December 16th at 10am, 72 Cuba street and see your and other work on display – There are even prizes for the most engaging piece. This competition is open to all school aged children. 

After School Care / Holiday Care
Qualified Nanny, Teacher Aide and Mother available after school and holidays. Flexible rate and hours, in your home or mine.
Please contact Abby 0277396594 - home 5676596 or email abswilton@windowslive.com


FUN French language club at Muritai School, lunch time
For 5 – 10 year olds
Lots of activities, drama, music & games, taught in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere
Language resources available to support parents at home.
Free trial available
For more information or to register your interest, contact Stefi Plimmer-Blattner on:
stefi@lcfclubs.co.nz    Phone 562 8211     www.lcfclubs.co.nz

2 November 2012

Bird's Eye View - November 2, 2012

Naumai e te whanau o te kura Muritai 
Tena koutou katoa

Welcome to our new students - Kai Ellis, Isabelle Buchanan, Conor Culley-Devine, Piper Russell and welcome back to Grace Manson.

The school is very settled at present. At the beginning of term four, as well as children being engaged in learning programmes, teachers have been assessing and testing to gather information about student progress and to inform the next steps for learning. These 'tests' are in reading, writing, spelling and maths and follow the testing completed in March. This information serves a number of purposes:
  1. It helps to contribute to the students' achievement against the National Standard.
  2. It helps us to prepare for 2013 by identifying strengths and weaknesses in students' achievement, both for individuals and cohort groups.
  3. It helps inform the children/parents about how well the children are attaining and contributes to the end of year portfolio and written report.
  4. It helps inform the BoT of school-wide student achievement trends.
  5. It helps us understand how successful our teaching has been in relation to achievement targets set at the beginning of the year and the learning needs of the children.
The testing programme is coming to an end and staff begin the big job of accumulating and moderating the information to make it all useful. As we go forward through this term it is important to note that our reporting to parents will be in written form at the end of the year (report and portfolio). Many parents prefer face to face contact with the teacher and this is available as well. If you would like to meet with the teacher to discuss your child's progress please feel comfortable to contact them to make a time to meet across this term.

Yesterday we were able to have a Tsunami evacuation. We were able to use the siren test from Hutt Council to run an 'unplanned' scenario. Everything went very smoothly and we managed to get the whole school, plus visiting pre-schoolers and parents, up McKenzie track and into the safety zone.

The New Zealand Educational Institute (NZEI) has announced paid union meetings for teachers.  Teachers will be attending a meeting in the Hutt Valley at 1.30 on Tuesday 13 November.  Muritai School would ask that you please pick up your child/ren at 12.30pm on this day if possible or, alternatively we will be playing a DVD in the hall until 3pm for normal pick up.


Congratulations to our band who have had another success this year beating 24 other local school bands to win the Wellington School Battle of the Bands on Tuesday. Gus, Louis, Rupert, Harry and Jared performed superbly showing high quality musicianship and great stage presence. You can enjoy their performance by clicking here.


The Year 3 to 8 Athletics day is on this Monday 5 November.  Events start at 9.15 and run through to 12.45 with the relays after lunch between 1.30 and 2.00. Can you please ensure your children wear appropriate clothing and shoes, have lots of sunblock on and a big drink of water.  If you are free, please come along to cheer on your children. 

...to Andrew Sutcliffe from year 5. Andrew will be presented with a special medal in recognition of achieving the perfect score in the ICAS Science exam. Well done Andrew.

We are in the position of being less than a month away from the carnival and the organising team will be tapping shoulders for people to help on the day. With 280 families in the school we need at least one person from each family to pitch in to do something. Most of the carnival teams are pretty well organised but we still need many more volunteers to help make the day operate smoothly. A Notices was sent out by email today and more will be coming home shortly about how you can be involved.

Plant Stall
The carnival plant stall desperately need pots for plants along with offers of potting mix, plants, old tools, ornaments and anything garden related.  Please drop off at 185 Muritai Road or call David on 562-8558 or 027-556-5981 to arrange pick up.

Clothes Stall
If you have any clothes for the Clothes stall please drop them off either at the school office or at 20 Tuatoru Street.


Last Friday, 3 students, Monica, Kobe and Mia from Year 7 were selected to be part of the World Vision Leadership Rewards Day, due to their  potential and enthusiasm for leadership opportunities.

Muritai School is one of World Vision’s top fundraising intermediate schools in Wellington.  In recognition of this achievement we were awarded places on the World Vision Rewards Programme taking place on Friday 26th October.

The programme builds on student leadership potential. There were a variety of expert speakers, interactive activities and competitions that engaged and inspired students. An example was a simulation game that gave them the experience of the inequality between poor and rich countries in the world. We were lucky as we had enough resources while others were not and needed help.

The Board of Trustees have set the term dates for 2013.

We are starting the school year on Monday 4 February and our last school day will be Friday 20 December 2013.

Term 1 - Monday 4 February - Friday 19 April – 51 days
Term 2 - Monday 6 May - Friday 12 July      - 48 days
Term 3 - Monday 29 July - Friday 27 September   - 45 days
Term 4 - Monday 14 October -  Friday 20 December – 48 days 

There are 2 teacher only days in 2013 - these are the Friday of Queen's Birthday and the Friday of labour weekend.


With the warmer weather coming, it is important that you keep your children's skin healthy.  There are a couple of nasty skin infections to be aware of:

Slap Cheek (Parvovirus)
This viral illness gets its name from the characteristic `slap like’ rash that appears on children’s faces. It is a relatively mild disease that begins with a rash on the face which spreads to the body and then fades. The virus is spread by sneezing, coughing, kissing or close contact. Children are infectious for the 5 - 6 days before the rash appears.  Incubation time (the period from first being exposed to the illness until symptoms developing) is around 5 – 20 days.

Once the rash appears, the child is no longer infectious. Once your child has recovered from slap cheek they should have lifelong immunity to the illness.

Signs and symptoms of slap cheek are:

• The rash can be preceded by a fever, sore throat and cold symptoms

• A red rash on the face that may appear on one or both cheeks- it actually looks like the cheek has been slapped
• The rash on the body is firstly red and blotchy and then becomes faded and lace-like
• The child is normally well, apart from the rash, but may have stomach upsets, headache and fatigue.
Slap cheek can also affect adults where it may present as joint pains  especially hands, wrists, ankles, knees) and swelling that may last from days to weeks. There will often be no rash in adults.
What is the treatment for parvovirus?
Contact your doctor if your child’s temperature is very high, or you are in the first half of a pregnancy or you are not sure if the rash is slap cheek. There isn't any treatment as such - you just need to keep your child comfortable.


Scabies is caused by tiny insects which burrow along in the skin, laying eggs as they go.  Above the eggs, small blisters form, surrounded by red patches which are very itchy.  Scabies spreads easily by close body contact, eg holding hands, hugging, etc and sharing clothing and bedding.  Scabies causes a very itchy rash which is worse at bedtime or when you are warm which you may first notice between the fingers, on the wrist, inside elbows.  If your child/ren develop an itchy rash as described above, please take them to your doctor for treatment.  Scabies will not go away without treatment.  Children are asked to stay away from school for 24 hours after they have been treated.

Impetigo - School Sores

Impetigo or school sores is a common skin infection.  It causes scabby sores on exposed parts of the body, such as the face and is especially common in children.  It often starts at the site of a minor skin injury such as a  graze, an insect bite or scratched ezcema.  Impetigo must be treated and children must stay away from school until they have been treated and the sores are covered.  It is quite contagious and spreads easily by children touching the sores and then touching other objects or people.

Hutt Valley Sport Stacking Club

The Hutt Valley Sport Stacking Club is now up and running and meets at Randwick School Hall (Lower Hutt) on Thursday afternoons. This Thursday the club will meet at 5.00pm. This is a great opportunity for everyone in the Wellington region who is interested in sport stacking to go along and join fellow sport stackers for a fun afternoon. Please let your students know about this fantastic sport stacking club. For more information, visit their facebook page: Hutt Valley Sport Stacking

The Home and School Committee would like to say a big thank you to GROENZ for donating sauce this year for our hot dogs and also to Claire Allen who organised the roster.  


Mon 5 Nov- Athletic sports
Tue 6 Nov - BOT mtg
Thur 8 Nov - HVHS testing for Y8
Tues 13 Nov - Life ed visiting (until 21 Nov); Paid Union Mtg (pick up children at 12.30)
Fri 16 Nov - Assembly 1.40
Mon 19 Nov - Swimming starts
Tue 20 Nov - Y4-6 Zone athletic sports
Sun 25 Nov - Eastbourne carnival



On Tuesday a handful of students from the year 5 and 6 syndicate competed in the Central Zone Primary Schools cricket tournament.  Muritai School entered a team in the competitive grade (Muritai 1) and a team in the non-competitive grade (Muritai 2).  Muritai 1 played exceptionally well and completed the day with a win, a draw and a loss.  Muritai 2 also played extremely well and successfully won all their games.

Thank you to those parents that supported the students on the day.

Each of our 9 touch teams had their first game last Friday at a very windy Hutt Park and the results show a strong start to the season overall.

Year 3/4's
Muritai Blaze lost 1-3 to Korokoro Storm
Muritai Flash won 10-1 to Normandale Dodgers

Year 5/6's
Muritai Sprint won 8-6 to OLR Storm
Muritai Hustle won 8-3 to Hutt Old Boys Marist
Muritai Speed won 3-1 to Korokoro Bulldogs
Muritai Rush lost 2-3 to OLR Manly
Muritai Dash won 4-3 to Eastern Hutt Kiwis

Year 7/8's
Muritai Swift lost 1-2 to St Oran's 3
Muritai Pace lost 0-3 to SH Spartans


A Days Bay Children's Choir for 5 - 9 year olds
Days Bay Playcentre is providing the opportunity for 5 - 9 year olds to be part of a choir for the last five weeks of this term, as a lead up to the festive season.  There will be six sessions held on Mondays after school at Playcentre from 3:30 - 4:15pm (starting on the 12th of November).  The choir will be led by Priya Gain and Gina Hopkirk with the support of music educator Helen Willberg.  For more information on enroling your child/ren contact Priya: priyagain@gmail.com

Limelights Littlies
Does yoúr pre-schooler love dance and  dramatic play? Come to Limelights! Combined Dance, Drama and Singing classes for 3-5 year olds held at St Ronan's Church Hall, 2.00-2.30 Wednesday afternoons.  For more information, contact Bea on 3806105.  Individual singing tuition is also available for ages seven and up.

Intro to Zumba Course

Would you like to learn how to do those Zumba moves?  I will be running a 6 week course to show you how.  Commencing Tuesday 6 November, 9.30am to 10.30am at St Albans Church Hall.  Course costs $60.  Pre-register by contacting Melissa Rogers on 021 253 4499 or missy.lee62@yahoo.com  I am also considering running an evening course.  If you are interested, please contact me.