Creating a love of learning within a safe, caring, respectful, sustainable environment where individual excellence and diversity is valued.
28.11.15 4:15pm Christmas at Highlands has been cancelled.
Kia ora Parents, Whānau, Caregivers and Friends of the School.
As you will have noticed, the building of our new classroom block, which will have two classrooms, a shared learning space and a resource area, is well underway, with the site cleared and the foundations being prepared. We expect to be using these classrooms by the beginning of term 2, 2016. The block is similar in design to the Y5/6 class block with a verandah extending between this block and Rooms 2 and 3.
Once the temporary Portacom building/classroom near the administration building is removed, the entrance-way development for the school will be able to take shape. The Board would like to thank Michelle Snodgrass, Landscape Architect, for her work in developing a design which will modernise our entrance and make this an focus area for our school community. A copy of the plan is posted on the notice board by the lost property box. If you have any suggestions or feedback on this design please email the office with your ideas. Additional grounds developments will be carried out when the new classroom block is completed. The children will be involved in this process.
The Board has finalised staff appointments for 2016, with 2 new teachers being confirmed in the senior syndicate. Jacalyn Tapp will be the Team leader for this Syndicate, teaching a year 4 class in room 8. Linda Pavitt, who is currently a Year 4-6 team leader at Silverdale School, Auckland will be teaching collaboratively with Jude Lees (both with Y5/6 classes). Jo Price, who is currently a team leader at Willow Park School (Auckland) will be teaching a year 4/5 class in room 9. The Board was impressed with the high calibre of applicants for our positions, and believe that Linda and Jo, who are very highly regarded in their current schools, will bring a wealth of experience to our school.
Jac is facilitating a BYOD parent evening tonight, 7:30pm in the hall. She will focus on how we use devices. She will talk about Chromebooks, which are the preferred device for Cromwell College Y7/8 students. We currently have 30 Chromebooks in our senior school, and as we will be purchasing additional devices for our school for 2016, we have competitive pricing for parents who may wish to consider the purchase of Chromebooks through our supplier.
Kia pai to wiki. Have a great week. Sharon