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Message from the Principal
December 11, 2014

Newsletter 2, Term 4 2014

2014 Learning Theme:  Together We Are Strong
Kia ngãtahi ai te tu
E pakari ai te tuarã
Stand united, stand strong!

Kia Ora Tatou, Greetings to all

Dear Parents

This is our final newsletter for the year.  We have had an exciting and rewarding year of teaching and learning.  It has been a pleasure to teach every one of your children.  They are all very special, unique and talented.

Garden Party
The Garden Party was a great festive occasion! The school was abuzz with colour, music and wonderful creations from our students. Thank you to the parents for attending and all our staff and students for their creative, inspiring work. Please view the Garden Party photos on the school website.

Students and Parents Leaving our Community
Farewell and thank you. To the students, you have lived the school values daily and achieved extremely well. Thank you to parents for the time and energy you have contributed to the school over many years. Remember you always belong to the ENPS community.

Farewell to our Teachers
Unfortunately, at this time of the year we have staff members who are leaving the school. We would like to thank Andy Faulder, Trisha Dennis, Kate Cope and Nina Elliot for providing inspirational learning programmes for their students and for providing highly skilled leadership in their various delegations. We wish them all the best with their future teaching careers. Thank you to Marco Liguori our release teacher, Sarah Dunn our music teacher and Anna Stenman our teacher aide, for tirelessly working with our students. We also wish them all the best for their future endeavours.

An Unexpected Surprise
Lorraine de Marigny called into the school today and played for the senior children. It was lovely to have her here with us. Unfortunately, she is still unwell. We wish Lorraine and her family a blessed Christmas.

Celebrating our Achievement Results
Recently the senior staff presented our 2014 achievement results in Maths, Reading and Writing to the BOT. Overall, we as a school have achieved outstanding results. The results are as follows:

School-wide in Mathematics
94.3% of our children met their expected National Standard level

School-wide in Reading
89.2% of our students met their expected National Standard level

School -wide in Writing
86.5% of our students met their expected National Standard level

I would very much like to express my thanks to all the teachers and support staff that have worked tirelessly with your children to achieve these results. I would also like to thank the BOT who provide the necessary resourcing to support our learning programmes, and to you the parent community, for taking such an active role in your children’s education.

The Term Foci for 2015
Term 1             I am a City Councillor
Term 2             I am a Chemist
Term 3             I am a Historian
Term 4             I am an Artist

Thank YouBoard of Trustees
Thank you to Andrew Minturn and all of the trustees for governing the school so effectively. Welcome to Brett Bishop and re-elected members Adam Taylor and Adrian Lee, who were the three successful candidates in our recent BOT election. Claudia Rozas has finished her term on the Board. On behalf of the school staff and students, I would like to thank Claudia for her outstanding contributions to the BOT.

PTA
Thank you to Sue Normanton and her team of parents for the commitment they have made to the school in fundraising for a number of valuable resources. The students greatly benefit from this support.

Parent Helpers
To all of the parents who have contributed in a variety of ways, whether it is attending school trips, helping in the library or being part of our parent tutor programme, thank you on behalf of the staff and students. Your commitment to the school is greatly appreciated.

Class Placements
Your child will be informed of his/her class for 2015 on Wednesday 17 December. The students will visit their new teacher during that day.

Again, thank you to all parents for your continuing support of the school.

HAVE A VERY HAPPY AND PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS

Warm regards
Jane Cavanagh-Eyre
Principal

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