• Together we are strong

  • Nurtured by community

  • Inspired by creativity

  • Empowered by strengths

  • To be responsible global citizens

Message from the Principal
October 31, 2014

Newsletter 1, 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

A very warm welcome to our new students and our new parents. We are now in our final term for 2014 and it has been an amazing learning journey for us all.

ENPS Staff Only Day
Teachers presented their IMPACT Research Projects at our conference on the Staff Only Day on Tuesday 28 October.  Research projects were discussed in relation to the direct impact these initiatives have had on our students’ learning. Richard Smith and Janita Craw, visiting academics, critiqued the presentations and were highly impressed with the level of research. Next year we will be exploring the opportunities for some of these projects to be presented at educational conferences and hope to share our research with you too.

Staffing
Lorraine De Marigny our musical specialist will be leaving ENPS this term due to ill health. Lorraine is a gifted music teacher and we will miss her dearly. Lorraine will be attending the school wide assembly on Friday November 14 at 2.15pm. Each sector will present Lorraine with some writing gems from the students and Lorraine will be playing her favourite songs. You are all welcome to attend this assembly.

Our Community
Peter Haynes, chair of the Eden-Albert Board and his deputy chair, visited the school to discuss how we could have a greater level of involvement with our local government. This was a very successful meeting and we will be working closely with the councilllors next year, as our first learning topic for 2015 will be ‘I am a City Councillor’.

Developing Our Student Strengths -
The school-wide learning theme for Term 4 is ‘I am a Creative Designer’
All students throughout the school are fully involved with studying ‘I am a Creative Designer’.

What students are saying about ‘I am a Creative Designer’
Senior School
We get to put our learning into practical use by doing lots of different projects. We are creating dances, invitations, costumes and artworks that will all be displayed or performed for our friends and families at the Garden Party in Week 8. We get to learn about cultural celebrations and traditions that are relevant and special to us. This topic is awesome! (Senior School Student Voice)

Middle School
We have some exciting projects that we are involved in including: painting flowers on CDs, designing feather cloaks and planning the ideal birthday party, sketching, making flowers, gardening and making puppets.
(Middle School Student Voice)

Junior School
We have been busy planning for all the different elements of a Garden Party. We have been thinking about the different food we will have at the party, decorations, and entertainment and how we will display our fabulous creative artwork.  We look forward to seeing you at the Garden Party.
(Junior School Student Voice)

Garden Party
The school will be hosting the Garden Party on Thursday 4 December, 12.30pm. The Garden Party is organised by the students and is an afternoon of performances, class displays and sharing food together. School team notices will be released on the 13 November with further information.

 Warm regards

Jane Cavanagh-Eyre

Principal

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