2018 Learning Theme: Together We Are Strong

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

Kia ora tātou, Greetings to you all

Term Two has been a delightful learning journey. The parent community, students and teachers have been working hand in hand to make schooling a priority during the cold, rainy days. You all deserve a break!!

We are now preparing for the parent teacher meetings next term. The teachers are focusing on the achievements and the next learning steps of the students. Many of the students are dialoguing with their teachers about their learning and I am confident that these discussions are beneficial to our children.

Next term’s learning will embrace the cultures of our communities, highlighting the values and the diverse languages of our children. “I am a polyglot” will be taught in authentic contexts. The teachers will provide many interesting opportunities for our students to participate in culturally responsive learning experiences.

The development of talent (DOT) days will be a time for all the students to celebrate their talents – a unique experience that our parent community and children look forward to. Students can choose to be young engineers, aviation cadets, chefs, photographers, moviemakers and many more.

The Education Review Office (ERO) will be visiting the school next term. It will be an exciting time for all of us and we look forward to showcasing our school.

Our parent community has been very generous indeed. The school’s annual Athon has been an extremely successful fundraiser and the students and teachers have thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The “This is Me” theme attracted many children to the disco evening and a large group of parent helpers.

The PTA ought to be applauded for their brilliant leadership during the Athon and Disco events.

The winter sports have been most successful due to the invaluable support of parent helpers and dedication of our staff.

To view some of the highlights from Term 2, please follow this link to the photo gallery on the school’s website: PHOTOS

Milie Rowan from Room 10, Year 4 will be leaving us this term. On behalf of the school community, thank you for providing our students with inspirational and creative learning programmes and for your commitment and dedication to our school. Alice Hansen, a teacher aide in Year 1, is also leaving. We thank you for providing our students with the support necessary to grow their learning strengths. We wish you both all the best for your future endeavours.

Have a restful and enjoyable break with your children.

Ngā mihi nui

Ateel Sudhakar