Haere Mai - Welcome to Whangaparaoa School
'Together we inspire learning'
The school office will be open from Wednesday 23rd January.
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2019 WHANAU CONNECT DAYS 4th and 5th February 2019 – CONNECTING WITH OUR FAMILIES
On Monday 4 February and Tuesday 5 February 2019, the first 2 days of school, the Board of Trustees have agreed to the organisation of Parent / Teacher / Child meetings throughout the day.
Why? All the research on student achievement at school points to relationships being a critical factor. Teacher - Child, Parent - Child, and Teacher - Parent relationships hold the key to opening the door for positive learning experiences.
What does this mean for us? We would like every teacher to meet with each child and their whanau for 25 minutes before the school year even begins.
What will the meeting be about? It will be a chance right from day one to meet each other, build a relationship, talk about communication and share information that will help the learner and the support people around the learner, have an enjoyable and successful year.
What times will there be? Times can be booked on Monday 4 February and Tuesday 5 February for children, parents and the teacher to come together.
Will there be evening times? Yes, on Monday 4 February we will provide some evening time slots. The last time slot on this day will be 7.00pm.
Will there be another meet the teacher evening as in previous years? No, not a formal time in term 1. We are trying to make this more personal and helpful to all, right from the start. Parents of course can always see the teacher during the term and find a time if the need arises.
How do I book a meeting? Go to the website www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter our school code: sekxk You will need your child’s 2019 classroom and name of teacher, to complete your booking. If you are unable to complete your booking online, please email email@example.com with child/rens names and preferred times.
FOR OTHER INFORMATION REGARDING 'BACK TO SCHOOL' CLICK HERE.
E-SAFETY TIPS FOR YOUR HOME
With the introduction of devices into the school we are very aware of keeping our students safe from accessing inappropriate material. To prevent this we have very strong internet filters operating at school. However, these filters only work while children are connected to the school network (internet) during school time. They do not extend to home networks /internet.
To help your child be CyberSmart on your home network (internet) read our tips HERE.
EDUCATION REVIEW OFFICE COMPLETE REPORT
We are very proud to share our latest ERO (Education Review Office) report with you. This has just been released. The link to
the complete report is below. Here is a small snippet from the report:
Leaders and teachers:
- know the children whose learning and achievement need to be accelerated
- respond effectively to the strengths, needs and interests of each child
- regularly evaluate how well teaching is working for these children
- act on what they know works well for each child
- build teacher capability effectively to achieve equitable outcomes for all children
- are well placed to achieve and sustain equitable and excellent outcomes for all children
Whangaparaoa School is well placed to accelerate the achievement of all children who need it.
Trustees and school leaders have a clear vision for school development. School leaders are strategic, motivated and improvement focused. They are growing staff leadership and have introduced processes that promote collaboration to accelerate learning and empower learner.
Well done everyone, this is a reflection of the effort we all put in to help make our school an enjoyable place to learn. View complete ERO report.
As a school we are open to discussing any particular concerns or positive feedback you have. If you have any concerns regarding your child's learning, your first port of call is your child’s Teacher, and following this the VLC Team Leader. If you feel your concerns have not been adequately addressed then the Principal or Leadership Group are happy to meet with you to ensure a solution is achieved. If your concern relates to school policy or programmes, then contact the Leadership Group. In this instance please call the office to make an appointment.
If you have missed our recent community meetings make sure you check out our communication page HERE.
To see the staffing and room allocations for our 2018 vertical learning communities click HERE.
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