• Together we are strong

  • Nurtured by community

  • Inspired by creativity

  • Empowered by strengths

  • To be responsible global citizens

Message from the Principal
August 23, 2016

ENPS Newsletter

2016 Learning Theme: Together We Are Strong

Kia ngātahi ai te tu
E pakari ai te tuarā
Stand united, stand strong!


Kia Ora Tatou, Greetings to all


Parent Consultation & Viewing Our Topic Programmes
Parent consultation 2016, will begin next week in Weeks 6 and 7. Parent consultation provides an opportunity for you to meet other parents and discuss aspirations for your child’s education. Each class will be open from 9.00 to 9.45am for you to observe the school’s topic programme. Following the class viewing, you will be invited for a discussion led by the Senior Leadership Team and Team Leaders. The focus this year will be on our topic programmes and school wide communication.
Parent Consultation Meetings
Year 3 – 4        Tuesday                30.08.16
Year 1              Wednesday          31.08.16
Year 2              Tuesday                06.09.16
Year 5 – 6        Wednesday          07.09.16
Programme for Parent Consultation
9.00 – 9.45am Viewing of the classroom topic programmes.
9.45 – 10.30am Parent consultation in the staffroom with the Principal, Senior Leadership Team and Team Leaders.
If you are able to attend, would you please check the timetable for the relevant group session. If you have more than one child at school, you are welcome to attend each session or just one.

NZEI & PPTA Paid Teachers’ Union Meeting
The NZEI Te Riu Roa and the Post Primary Teachers’ Association meeting will be held on Monday 5th September.  Teachers who are members will attend the meeting at 1.30pm. Staff members who are non-members will be supervising combined classes for the rest of the afternoon and school will finish at the normal time of 2.55pm.

The union meeting for teachers throughout New Zealand is to discuss the recent proposal for a ‘global budget’. The bulk funding ‘Global Budget’ proposal is the single biggest risk to quality teaching in many years. It could drive schools to hire fewer teachers, increase class sizes, narrow the curriculum and casualise the teaching working force.

Our Learning Programmes
Term 3 Learning Focus –  I am a Teacher’
The students have enjoyed being teachers this term and have relished the opportunity to share their strengths with their classmates. The ENPS Mini Olympics were held in Week 3 with great success and students made connections with the Olympics through discussions about how coaches motivate and inspire athletes.

DOT Days (Development of Talent)
The eagerly anticipated DOT Days are not far off now. The children are looking forward to these days which will be held in Week 9 on Wednesday 21 and Thursday 22 September.


Ngā mihi nui

Jane Cavanagh-Eyre


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