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
Congratulations to Natalia Geneblaza and Olivia Piebenga who competed at the Otago Athletics Sports, held in Dunedin on Tuesday, in sprints and long jump respectively. Natalia got 4th in the Sprints.
We have received notification from the Ministry of Education that due to roll growth we are getting two new classes in 2015, which is excellent news. We are starting 2015 with 11 classes, and hope that our new classrooms are built by the start of term 3, when we need to commence a twelfth class. Teachers will be considering class compositions over the new three weeks, so that parents can be informed of the 2015 classes before school finishes. At this stage we have two year 5/6 classes, one year 4/5 class, one year 4 class, two year 3 classes, one year 2 class, one year 1/2 class and three new entrant year 1 classes. We are aiming to ensure that children have the same teacher for at least 6 months when they start school. At the beginning of term 3, when Nicola Templeton returns from maternity leave we will commence a year 1 class, with the older year 1 children, to allow room in the new entrant classes for the children starting in the last two terms of the year.
We have a new teacher joining us next year, Nathan Hill, who is currently teaching Year 4/5 in Masterton. Sadly, Chloe Barton and Kelly Hudson are not returning to Goldfields next year, as they have other plans. The rest of our teachers will be back with us, which is super news.
We have been advised that our school decile is to rise from decile 7 to 8, which will result in $6100 reduced funding. The full impact of this will not take effect until 2016.
Kai pai tou 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.