2018 Learning Theme: Together We Are Strong
Kia ngātahi ai te tu
E pakari ai te tuarā
Stand united, stand strong!
Kia Ora Tatou and greetings to all
It has been an outstanding Term One where your children have thoroughly enjoyed their learning programmes.
I feel very privileged to have been appointed as the new principal of Epsom Normal Primary School. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the Board of Trustees, staff, students and parent community for your positive feedback and a smooth transition into this new role. At ENPS we have joyful students, outstanding staff, a wonderful community and a future focused Board of Trustees.
For many years I have been part of the inspiring learning journey here at ENPS and I am committed to enhancing and growing our inspirational learning programmes.
I value the students, families and staff of the ENPS community and am looking forward to getting to know you better over the next term and the rest of the year.
Jessie Jordan will be taking maternity leave. We wish her all the best as she embarks on her new journey into motherhood. Fiona Lovatt will be taking over as the teacher in Room 20 from April 30.
Term 1 – I am a Volunteer
The students throughout the school have explored ‘walking in the shoes of’ and ‘thinking in the mind of’ a volunteer. Students have also learnt about a variety of charity/volunteer organisations and have gained a greater self-awareness of their own strengths, including what they have to offer their community. The school was also involved in an initiative driven by our school Student Voice groups. The Student Voice representatives came up with an idea to raise some money to assist the relief efforts for the residents in Tonga who were affected by Cyclone Gita. The students named the initiative, The $2 Challenge. The contributions we received from our community have been greatly appreciated. This initiative demonstrates the essence of volunteering and we are proud that our students have been a part of this process.
We hope that you will embrace our future topics for the year and encourage and enhance your children’s learning. Our topic for next term will be I am a Biologist.
I am looking forward to Term 2 and hope you enjoy the holiday break with your children!
Ngā mihi nui