• Together we are strong

  • Nurtured by community

  • Inspired by creativity

  • Empowered by strengths

  • To be responsible global citizens

Message from the Principal
March 12, 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

Dear Parents

Parent Teacher Interviews
Thank you to all parents who attended the interviews this week. We have had a positive and excellent response from our community. We would like to see all our parents so that together we can ensure we are providing the best learning outcomes for each of our ENPS students. If you were unable to attend an interview for your child, please do not hesitate to make arrangements with your child’s teacher to do this at a later time.

Staff Update
As a staff we would like to warmly welcome Sharon Overall and Shannon Starr. Sharon will be teaching Y2 and Shannon will be teaching our new entrant students.

Our Learning Programmes
Development of Talent (DOT)
Throughout the school students have opportunities to explore their strengths in weekly DOT sessions and in-class programmes such as reading, writing, maths, music, physical education and topic. We support students to identify their own personal strengths by using Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences’ model. These are: Bodily-Kinesthetic, Interpersonal, Intrapersonal, Naturalistic, Musical, Linguistic, Logical-Mathematical, Spatial-Visual intelligences. For more information about Howard Gardner’s model go to: http://multipleintelligencesoasis.org/about/the-components-of-mi/

Term 1 Learning Focus
In Term One’s topic ‘I am a City Councillor’ students have been exploring their own strengths and the strengths required to be a City Councillor. They have participated in an election process and undertaken a statistical investigation where data was collected about our school. It was then analysed to determine how we could impact on our community in positive ways.

Students have also been investigating our local Albert-Eden ward using census data and surveys. The Junior School has explored the services available at local parks and playgrounds, the Middle School has been investigating the various services available to the public in Auckland and the Senior School has studied a variety of city amenities and events such as public libraries, pools and festivals.

ENPS has welcomed the opportunity to forge relationships with the Auckland City Council. On Friday 20 March the Deputy Mayor of Auckland, Penny Hulse, will be speaking with Senior School students about their learning for this term.

We are also very excited that the Albert-Eden Local City Council will be holding its monthly meeting at ENPS on Wednesday 1 April. At 2:00pm our students will be presenting to the councillors their vision of what they think our local community should be like in the future. Everyone is welcome to attend the official council meeting from 3:00pm onwards.

Albert-Eden Local City Council meeting
Wednesday 1 April at 3.00pm
ENPS Staffroom

Warmest regards

Jane Cavanagh-Eyre

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