• Together we are strong

  • Nurtured by community

  • Inspired by creativity

  • Empowered by strengths

  • To be responsible global citizens

Message from the Principal
February 3, 2015

2015 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

We would like to welcome everyone to the 2015 school year and extend an especially warm welcome to all our new families. I hope you have had a restful and happy time during the holiday break.

At this time of year it is timely to reflect on our school vision, values, learning themes and our Whakatauki:

ENPS Vision
Nurtured by community (inclusive)
Inspired by creativity (teaching)
Empowered by strengths (learning)
To be responsible global citizens (thinking critically to make a positive difference)

ENPS Values
Respect
Inclusiveness
Optimism
Commitment
Courage
Enjoyment

Our learning theme for 2015 continues to be: ‘Together We are Strong’

Our Whakatauki – Maori Proverb for 2015 continues to be:

Kia ngãtahi ai te tu
E pakari ai te tuarã
Stand united, stand strong!

Staff Update

FAREWELL
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Jo King, our music specialist, who has worked at the school for a number of years. She has dedicated herself in teaching our students to produce outstanding musical outcomes.   Thank-you Jo.

WELCOME
A warm welcome to our new staff members, Jasmine Gow who will be teaching Year 2 students, Ian Galvan who will be teaching Year 3 students and our new music teachers Chrissy Nutt and Charlotte Eyre.

NEW ROLES
John Jacka has taken up the new role of business manager in the school and Martha McFaul is working across the school this year in a school-wide development position.

FOCI 2015

For each term we will have a different focus as follows:

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

Artist of the Year 2015

Creativity takes Courage
Henri – Emilie – Benoit Matisse (31 December 1869 – 3 November 1954) was a French artist known for his use of colour and his fluid and original draughtsmanship, but he is primarily known as a painter. Matisse is commonly regarded, along with Pablo Picasso and Marcel Duchamp, as one of the three artists who helped define the revolutionary developments in the plastic arts in the opening decades of the twentieth century, responsible for significant developments in painting and sculpture.

Through exploring his artwork and philosophy, our students will be learning more about Fauvism, Impressionism and Neo-Impressionism. They will learn how to read a painting, experiment with different art techniques and create pieces for the Art Exhibition in Term 4.

Music Focus 2015
The school-wide composer for this year is Andrew Lloyd Webber, a contemporary English composer who has written some of the most famous musicals of all time. His musicals include: ‘Cats’, ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat’ and ‘The Phantom of the Opera’. Students will be learning about Webber and his musicals, as well as learning a selection of his songs.

Gorgeous Children
I visited all classrooms yesterday morning and the children were settled, enthusiastic and eager for the learning year ahead. How fortunate the staff and myself are to have such gorgeous children to teach.

Warmest regards

Jane Cavanagh-Eyre

Principal

 

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