Our Vision…

Creating a love of learning within a safe, caring, respectful, sustainable environment where individual excellence and diversity is valued.

Principal’s Message:

Kia ora Parents, Caregivers, Whānau and Friends of our School

It is heartening to see some long term property projects nearing completion. The entrance way concrete was poured on Monday, signalling the final stages of this project.  The fencing around the fuel auger for the new boiler is being installed, along with the adjustment of the car park fence, which will complete our boiler replacement work. Pavers will soon be laid around the library to tidy up this area. Hopefully, all the safety fencing will be moved before the start of term 3,  and families will have easy access again to the administration block and all classrooms.

Thanks to the parents who booked conference times to meet with teachers to discuss children’s progress. It is heartening that the parents of 81% of our children have arranged to meet with teachers this week. Thanks also to the parents of room 12 children who have arranged to meet with Mrs Lees next term, due to her health concerns. Research shows that when parents, teachers and children work collaboratively to achieve learning goals, that there are positive gains in achievement.

Next term, our school wide Professional Learning is focused on effective teaching of reading and writing. We will be inviting parents to seminars to explain how we teach literacy at different levels in the school, and to share activities that will help boost literacy confidence at home.

Please look in the lost property box before the end of the week – there are many jerseys etc that must belong to someone. Over the holidays please check all school uniform items, lunchboxes etc are clearly named so that items found around the school can be returned.

Ka pai to wiki – Have a good week. Nga mihi nui, Sharon.

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trophy-winners-20162016 Trophy Winners: Individual Excellence – Kaia; Contributions to the Life of the School – Natalia; Anderson Family Trophy for stepping up as a year 6 – Sam and Mac (Joint winners); Dalzell Family Trophy for positivity, courage and kindness – Isabella; Whanau Trophy, Kiwi – Leaders, Casey and Natalia.