• Together we are strong

  • Nurtured by community

  • Inspired by creativity

  • Empowered by strengths

  • To be responsible global citizens

Message from the Principal
July 7, 2017

ENPS Newsletter

2017 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

Our Learning Programmes

Term Two Topic Programme – ‘I am a Geoscientist’
Students throughout the school have explored how geoscientists use their knowledge and skills to increase people’s awareness of our planet and how we can care for our planet. They also learnt that a geoscientist investigates the earth and works to understand its natural processes, such as natural disasters and phenomena.

Students at our school were excited about their learning experiences outside of the school, which included trips to Kelly Tarlton’s and the Auckland War Memorial Museum. We were also fortunate to have some experts in geoscience in our community who volunteered their time to share their involvement with our planet Earth. The community experts included a geotechnical engineer, a fossil collector and a geo-environmental scientist.

In the last few weeks of this term, students throughout the school had the opportunity to showcase their learning in creative ways. They completed experiments and research to demonstrate their learning in geoscience and utilised scientific vocabulary to describe their understanding of the topics that we had covered. The Junior School students created Impact Projects, while the Middle and Senior School students presented their learning to their peers at the Geoscience Fair.

Tahatai Coast Primary School Visit
Thirty staff from Tahatai Coast School visited our school last Monday. We have had a number of international and local educators visiting our school to listen to our teaching philosophies and to view our learning programmes in action. This interest has been generated from the high quality teaching programmes delivered at our school and credit goes to all ENPS students, staff and Board of Trustees.

Staffing Update
Megan Ebborn will be leaving us at the end of this term. On behalf of the school community, thank you for providing our students with inspirational and creative learning programmes, and for your commitment and dedication to our school. We wish you all the very best with your future endeavours.

A warm welcome to our new staff member, Fiona Lovatt, who is teaching the NE students in Awhina.

Parent Support
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your support, generous donations, energy and commitment to our school.

Ngā mihi nui
Jane Cavanagh-Eyre
Principal

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