It has been a big week with great successes at the tag tournament and Tu Maia Festival, fun at the family picnic
and a student visit from our design team to see the start of construction for some of our playground equipment.
On top of, this our Year 1 students have been hitting the spotlight on stage with their Christmas show. Big
thanks to Libby Fletcher and the Year 1 teaching crew for providing this opportunity.
2018 WHANAU CONNECT - CONNECTING WITH OUR FAMILIES
DAY 1 AND 2
On Monday 5 February and Wednesday 7 February 2018, 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 5 February and Wednesday
7 February for children, parents and the teacher to come together.
Will there be evening times? Yes, on Monday 5 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.
When will school start for the whole class? Thursday 8 February.
How do I know which room my child/ren have been placed in? 2018 class lists
and individual placements will be emailed out to all families on Thursday 14 December and a copy will be held
at the office from this date onwards.
How do I book an interview time? From Thursday 14 December (from 3.00pm onwards) parents
will be able to log into the school interviews website to book a 25 minute time slot on either Monday 5 February
or Wednesday 7 February. There are morning, afternoon and evening slots. Parents who get in early in the week
will have a high chance of a suitable time-slot. This meeting is a priority as it will set the learning plan for your child into action straight away. Please prioritise booking a time. Please Note: There is only one interview time available per student.
Please note that the childrens’ first full day (from 8.55am - 3pm) in the classroom will be on Thursday 8 February,
The following information summarises key details for end of year events and starting 2018:
- Water slide at lunchtimes
- Chromebook deal at Noel Leeming, continues through to 2018
- End of year assemblies - December 14
- Classes for 2018, stationery and reports - December 14, 3pm
- School ending 2017 - December 15, 12.30pm
- School beginning 2018 - Whanau connect days, February 5th and 7th
- People coming / going 2018 - Please let the office know
Click here to access further information about the events listed above
ONE STOP SHOP
2018 One Stop Shop....it's nearly that time again! Further information here.
Parents have been asking questions regarding LINC-ED. We will be sending information out about this tomorrow.
We are sad to share that Eleanor Wenman is moving closer to home and taking on a
position at Silverdale School next year. On a positive note we congratulate Alex Hanna, one of our parents
who will be taking on our caretaker role. Alex will be sharing some time with Troy in the upcoming weeks to
learn some things about his new role.
It is hard to believe there is one week left of the school year. I hope everyone has a great week. Our last newsletter
for the year will go out next Tuesday.