Creating a love of learning within a safe, caring, respectful, sustainable environment where individual excellence and diversity is valued.
Kia ora Parents, Whānau, Caregivers and Friends of the School
We have successfully navigated the first week of school with children settled back into school routines and programmes. Ice skating and skiing have added excitement to the first week. It is great to see children and teachers making a positive start to the new term.
Our first assembly yesterday celebrated our focus on caring for others and our place. It was lovely hearing the ways that our children care for each other, their classrooms and our school and to have this theme run through the assembly right down to the song at the end. Our Focus on CARE will go throughout the term with teachers celebrating and highlighting the children demonstrating the values of Caring for others and our place, Attitude, Respect and Excellence in classrooms and in the playground. We are making sure that the Golden Tickets given out in the playground and during large group activities are also for this focus. Children are rewarded with a lemonade mini popsicle at morning tea time if they have collected five Golden Tickets and those children who have had three Golden Ticket rewards are invited on an outing. Last term we had a fun lunchtime outing to the pool. The children who receive these awards are also celebrated at assembly each week.
Our Kapahaka group, Te Mokopuna o Kopuwai, are in full rehearsal mode as they prepare to perform at the Polyfest in Invercargill on Wednesday 26 August. Permission slips for the performance group were handed out at the end of assembly yesterday. Slips are due in by Friday this week so that we can be sure that the children in the rehearsals will be available on the day. If your child was absent yesterday please get them to collect a notice from Mel at practice or contact the office. All three Cromwell schools will be performing on the same afternoon at Polyfest this year. There will be some shared rehearsals and it is great that our schools will be able to support each other at the event this year.
Have a safe and happy week