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
Our Learning Programmes
Term 2 Learning Focus –‘I am a Chemist’
The students are thoroughly engaged in the science topic, ‘I am a Chemist’. They are having great fun investigating chemistry concepts and are also sharing their own investigations carried out at home. We ran a photo competition capturing some significant science moments in the school, which are on the web for you to view. ‘Science in a Van’ visited the school in week five providing a road show demonstrating how science is relevant to everyday life and how essential science is to understanding the world around us.
Visit from Dr Susan Sandretto and professional development for ENPS staff
Dr. Susan Sandretto, from the University of Otago is New Zealand’s leading expert in the teaching of critical literacy. She recently spent two days at ENPS observing our critical literacy programmes and providing professional development for our teachers. Susan commented on how our teachers were highly skilled at getting our students to think deeply and critically about a variety of texts.
At ENPS all our staff are involved in school wide professional development pursuits, which directly impact on successful learning outcomes for all our children.
Please accept my heartfelt thanks for your support, generous donations, energy and commitment to our school. I would like to recognize the PTA for their outstanding work for organising the ChemistryAthon, Junior School bake sales, scholastic and entertainment book orders and all other parents who help in so many ways.