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  Thursday 16 November 2017 Facebook share

Motto:
To be the best
we can be

Kia eke ki nga taumata

Vision:
Connect Challenge Empower
Hono - Whakatara
- Whakamana

Mission:
Together we inspire learning
Whakahui, whakamanawa, tatou, ako

O R C A

Ownership
Rangatiratanga

Respect 
Manaakitanga

Collaborate 
Whanaungatanga

Achieve 
Ako

Food for Thought/ Whakatauki (proverbs)

UPCOMING EVENTS

Community Notices

TUMAIA CULTURAL FESTIVAL
Thursday
30 November


 

Dear Parents and Students,

Presentation

Thanks to everyone who attended our community meeting last night. The slide presentation can be accessed here

Before 8.30am means “Before School Care”

School opens for students at 8.30am. This is the time for students to start coming to school. They should be at school by 8.50am, ready to start learning.

8.30am is also when we ask our teachers to make their way to their rooms, to meet their students. Before 8.30 is a time when we want our teachers preparing for the day. Although we love seeing our children and families at school, we cannot ensure and be responsible for their safety before 8.30am. If you need to drop your children to school before 8.30, please enrol in the before school programme where there are adults assigned to look after them and keep them safe. Thanks.

Chromebook deals (plus more!!)

If you are looking at a device for next year, we have our annual super bargain deal. This year Noel Leeming have come on board to give us the deal of $300 for a new chromebook. This is a fantastic price and includes GST. It is available through the Silverdale Noel Leeming store which means we can lift some of the load from our very busy and efficient office staff. See the attached flyer for details about the chromebook, friends and family week and the opportunity to cash in on other Noel Leeming specials.

Class placement 
Every year schools take on the complex challenge of placing children into classes for the next year.
When doing this, staff take into consideration many factors such as learning needs, strengths, friendships and personalities to create balanced classes. If you have any relevant information that you feel would assist us in placing your child, please email the information to pa@wgp.school.nz for consideration, before 22 November 2017.
The nature of this task means there are many tough decisions to be made. As a staff, we will always come back to what we think is best for the child - taking into account what we know about their needs, the needs of other children, the teachers and the school direction. As a parent you will have your own thoughts for your child and what is best for them. We are quite happy to listen to your thoughts about your child, but we have many children to think about. We can not always accommodate parent requests. Our teachers know our children well, and we know our teachers well. We ask that you respect the process, the collective thinking and opportunity, as well as the decision made.

Important dates and news
Here is the link for the important dates and events to end this year, as well as start of next year. 

Looking forward having a great time together over the next few weeks. 

STUDENT SUCCESSES

*EPro8 Challenge Winners

*APPA Choir in the Auckland Town Hall

*B3  & B4 Trip to the Kaipara Plant Centre and Sculpture Garden

*And more............

WHO AM I?

Guess which teacher this profile belongs to!!

Last Weeks Answer:
Jane Grace

YOU, OR A NOMINATED STUDENT,
COULD WIN

  • 2 x Chromebooks
    (year 2 only)
  • Uniform vouchers
  • Stationery vouchers
  • Canteen vouchers
  • School Holiday
    Programme vouchers

Look out for tickets coming home this week


 
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To be the best we can be
 
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