Creating a love of learning within a safe, caring, respectful, sustainable environment where individual excellence and diversity is valued.
Principals Message: 27.7.16
Kia ora Parents, Whānau, Caregivers and Friends of the School.
This term our school wide inquiry focus is linked to the Olympic Games – What makes us successful? There will be an emphasis on developing resilience and striving for individual excellence, which are core school values, evident in all classrooms. Classes will be interviewing successful people in our community, to ask them about their goals and values, and the key factors that have made a difference to them.
Our school wide Positive Behaviour for Learning (PB4L) emphasis continues to be based on showing care and respect for others. All classes will be targeting how we communicate with others respectfully, both orally and with body language we use. Through role play and scenarios, children will be exploring how the impact of body language, the tone of voice, active listening and the way we ask questions affects the response they receive. We will be practising how we give and receive compliments, greet and thank visitors, acknowledge those that help us, and take turns to speak.
During term 3 there are a wide range of activities planned, including the optional Friday ski days, a Cardrona Ski day, for year 3-6 children, weekly swimming for rooms 12 and 13, the Horizons programme for a group of year six children, the Current Affairs quiz involving senior students, cross country, Maths extension, the Enviroschools Team planning for spring activities, children designing and painting murals, the Polyfest performance in Invercargill for our Kapahaka group, and guitar and drumming lessons continuing. With our recent purchase of two electric guitars and one bass guitar, Pete Stevenson, our guitar tutor and Campbell Morton our drumming tutor, will offer the children who have shown talent and enthusiasm during their lessons, the experience of playing in a rock band. These children will play in assembly later in the term .
Assemblies will be held on Wednesdays at 2:30pm this term commencing Wednesday 3 August. (Please refer to the roster in the newsletter)
Our Friends of the School (FOTS) are organising a Bingo night for Friday 9 September. Keep this date free. Get a team together to join us for a fun night. Tickets ($15) will be on sale in August.
Ka pai to wiki – have a good week. Nga mihi nui, Sharon