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  Thursday 24 May 2018 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

Who Am I?

Last Week
Lenora Skinner

Community Notices


 
 

Dear Parents and Students,

NO READING, WRITING OR MATHS?

I was surprised last week when a parent asked me "Why do we no longer teach reading, writing and maths"? I was a little shocked and asked "What makes you say that"? She replied "Well with this modern learning it seems there is no longer any teaching in these core subjects". Please be assured all teachers in our school teach our children reading, writing and maths at their level.

The only changes with modern learning are we try to apply learning to meaningful contexts, and we provide children with some choice in their learning to help engage them.

LINC-ED PARENT ACCOUNT NEW FEATURE
If you are the Bill Payer at school, we have recently added a new feature to your Linc-Ed Parent Account. It is a $ sign. This is where you can check your account for trips, sports events, school activities, donation requests and will show any payments you have made. For any enquiries please contact Karen or email pa@wgp.school.nz.

CANTEEN REVIEW
We are currently reviewing the canteen and the service it provides our community. We would love student and parent feedback. There are new regulations around making food onsite and we need to look at how we can best provide for our community needs.
Here is the link to the survey.

Please give us your thoughts and ideas by the end of this coming Monday, March 28. 

PAID UNION MEETING
As much as we know this is a big inconvenience, it is time to take action to ensure work conditions and pay will support quality people being attracted to the teaching profession, and ultimately teaching your children. The union meeting is on Tuesday 19 June 2018. Children will need to be picked up from their classes at 1.00pm. (note change of time). Thank you for your anticipated support.

DECREASING OUR LITTER FOOTPRINT
As a school, we are asking students to take any plastic and lunch wrappings home with them, as from next Monday. Some classes have already been doing this and we are now all joining in. We would like to cut down the litter in our environment as well as we think it may help parents see what their child has or has not eaten in their day.

Have a great week everyone
Kevin


SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Cross Country Times and Organisation for 2018:

Venue: Edith Hopper Park Date: Thursday 31 May (No save day)

Year 1 and 2
Commencing Time 10.00 am (children are required to return to class afterwards)

Year 3 and 4
Commencing Time 11.30 am (children are required to return to class afterwards)

Year 5 and 6
Commencing Time: 1.30 pm (children may go home afterwards)

View further information here.
Warren Steel, Deputy Principal

WALKING SCHOOL BUS  

Would you like your child to walk to school safely? We have four walking school buses run by parent volunteers. We would love to have you join us - it’s a free, fun and healthy way to get to school! View details here.

NEXT PFA MEETING
Wednesday 20 June at 7.30pm in the staffroom. All Welcome.

Tickets coming home with children next week!
Support your school and be in to WIN. More details soon!


SUMMER TOPS AND DRESSES
We have a few extra summer shirts and dresses from our last bulk order. If you would like to purchase any of these items please call into the school office. The shirts are $38 and the dresses are $65.


STUDENT SUCCESSES

*Students Reading

*Set Building for Production 

*Native Garden



To be the best we can be
 
Whangaparaoa School | 39 Ladies Mile | Whangaparaoa
Tel: (09) 424 9029 | Fax: (09) 424 9031 | admin@wgp.school.nz | www.wgp.school.nz 
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