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 has been an action packed week since our last newsletter.  Pink Shirt day was heaps of fun, our Sticks ‘n Stones ambassadors and Whānau leaders and deputies did an exceptional job of planning and running activities for our school.  We raised $184.80 for Sticks ‘n Stones. Bully Free NZ week and the Pink Shirt event remind us to keep communication open so that we can address any issues that arise.

We have also had a visit from the Vantage Black Sticks.  Four players came to school on Monday and ran a session with a group of Y3-6 hockey players from our school.  It is really great to see the team out and about and engaging with our community. It is fantastic to have an event like this in Cromwell.

Last but not least we had the first of our ice skating sessions with 4 classes in Alexandra today.  They got away from school a wee bit late with bus delays this morning – but I’m sure they had a great day.  Fingers crossed that the weather plays its part for the sessions scheduled for Thursday and Friday this week.

Thank you to all parents who send wrapper free lunches for their children it is the best way for us to reduce litter around our school.  School lunches are really important to set children up for learning through the day and we love seeing the variety of things children bring, particularly with heat ups happening this term.  There are some great looking lunches around the school. We encourage parents to provide foods that will give sustained energy for learning throughout the day and to limit treat foods marketed as lunch options like chips or strings.  We also encourage each child to have a water bottle at school – we do have problems in winter with drinking fountains freezing up. Please note water only for drinks at school.

Tomorrow is Rebecca’s last day as our office administrator.  The staff have a farewell planned this evening and the Board of Trustees will join us for morning tea tomorrow.  We will also hold a special assembly on Thursday afternoon to allow the students to say farewell to Rebecca. We will be in the hall from 2:30pm, parents are welcome to join us.

Kia pai to wiki, Naku noa atu, Anna Harrison

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2017 Trophy Winners: Individual Excellence – Samantha; Contributions to the Life of the School – Ariana; Anderson Family Trophy for stepping up as a year 6 – Adam; Maori Leadership Award: Tim; Dalzell Family Trophy for positivity, courage and kindness – Agnes; Whanau Trophy, Pukeko – Leaders, Hunter and Grace.