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,

Here we are at the end of Term 1.  It has been a long term but seems to have flown by.  It has certainly been a very busy term with EOTC activities, camps, swimming and triathlons happening alongside teachers establishing relationships with students, setting up routines and getting going on learning for 2018.

Thank you to the senior school for their WOW celebration of learning last week.  It was great to hear from our singing club and band alongside our senior classes, they all performed so well.  It is the middle school’s turn to WOW us on Friday of this week. Assembly will start at 2:15pm all welcome.

Our kapahaka group have been active all term, practising with Mel, Dana and Mrs Best on Thursday afternoons.  The performance group, who will work toward Polyfest and other performance opportunities, has been selected over this time.  Students who have been selected to be part of the performance group will have a notice to bring home after kapahaka practise tomorrow.  All children will still be welcome to kapahaka to keep on learning and practicing, to work toward selection in the future – or just because they love it.  The performance group will work together in their own time-slot and may also have some lunchtime sessions as they get close to performance dates. All inquiries about kapahaka to Helen Best.

The Horizons programme will run for selected Year 6 students over Term 2 and 3 of this year.  Charlotte Rawcliffe facilitates this gifted and talented education programme in our school. Charlotte also works facilitating similar programmes at Cromwell College and Cromwell Primary.  Year 6 teachers have participated in a selection process for this programme. Selected students will be invited to participate through a letter to their parents that will go home with them this afternoon.  The letter will contain further information about the programme.

Parent, teacher, student conferences are being held in week 2 of next term.  These are an important opportunity for families to connect with teachers and to set goals for learning.  We encourage all parents to come along to these goal setting conferences. Further details and booking information can be found later in this newsletter.  Our classes with Y4-6 students will start conferences at 2pm – students can be collected at this time, supervision will be available at school for families who are unable to collect children early.

Kia pai to wiki, Naku noa atu, Anna Harrison

Key Links:


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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.