Creating a love of learning within a safe, caring, respectful, sustainable environment where individual excellence and diversity is valued.
Kia ora Parents, Caregivers, Whanau and Friends of the School
Exciting news for the start of the term! Jude has moved her class into the new classroom (room 11); our library has been relocated into a building which is sited near the dental clinic bus pad; the old library is being set up as our third new entrant class (room 7); the modern learning environment which is being created for rooms 8 and 9 to use is well underway, and we will be connected to ultra-fast broadband within the next week and our After School Club will be operating out of the breakout space between rooms 10 and 11 from next Monday. We will be painting the library building, and involving the children in landscaping outside the new classroom - this is still work in progress.
We welcome three new teachers onto our team: Lisa McDonald, who is relieving for Nic Templeton during her maternity leave; Kelly Hudson, who is relieving for Rebecca Barrow during her Science Fellowship; and Luchia Hermens who is teaching our third new entrant class. Lisa, was teaching at Argowan School prior to moving to Cromwell; Kelly, was at Waiouru School and Luchia, was teaching in London, after commencing her career at Milton School. Parents are urged to call into class and introduce themselves, if you haven’t already done this.
Are you coming to the FOTS Art Auction next Friday night. This will be a great night, with a very high standard of Art works up for Auction. Tickets $15 from the office. The FOTS subcommittee have done an amazing with the organisation of this.
All classes continue to work on their Inquiry unit, “What is Sustainability?” On the last day of term 3, we will have a learning expo in the school hall, with class displays set up to share some of the children’s learning and the items they have created out of recycled materials. A jump off for Jump Rope for Heart will also be included. The school council have other ideas, but these are still in the planning phase. Further details soon.
Kia pai to wiki. Have a good week, Sharon.
Congratulations to our Senior Students for winning the 2013 trophies: Individual Excellence, Brodie Devon; Contributions to the Life of the School, Marica Senabu-Salu; Anderson Family Trophy, Zane Garr; Whanau Trophy: Kiwi.