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
This week we have a team of ERO review officers in our school, auditing our practices to give the Board and community feedback on the quality of our school review practices, the effectiveness of the processes we have in place for improving our children’s learning outcomes, the opportunities we offer our children through our school’s curriculum, and the practices we have in place which focus on our children’s well-being.
The ERO team members are in classrooms, looking at planning, observing teacher practice and child response; in the playground; talking with children, staff and Board; and reviewing school documentation to give them an overview of what is happening in our school to contribute to student achievement. The Board and teachers have meet with the ERO team several times during the week, and will be meeting tomorrow to receive verbal feedback on our areas of strength and the areas for development. This is an excellent opportunity to reflect on the school’s journey since the last ERO visit (in November 2011) and consider the changes in our school over this time.
I would like to remind parents that all our school review information, including our achievement towards meeting the National Standards can be viewed via our website. All key documents, including our Charter, and Information booklet can be downloaded from the website. Our Charter has been submitted to the MOE for approval. We will be sharing key aspects from our Charter, including our achievement target information over the next few newsletters.
Today, our Goldfields Swim team competed at the CO Swimming Sports, which are organised by Goldfields School, and involve 375 swimmers from CO Schools. I would like to thank the parents who helped with this meet. I know our children were great ambassadors of our school, and gave 100% to their races. Congratulations.
Kai pai to wiki. Have a good week. Sharon
Congratulations to our 2014 Prizewinners:
Individual Excellence: Anton
Contributions to the Life of the School: Greta
Anderson Family Trophy: Maia
Whānau Group: Pukeko