Dear Parents and Students
POWHIRI TOMORROW for new students, staff and families - this starts
at 9.10am in the hall and will last no more than 30 minutes. Everybody is welcome to join us as we extend a
warm welcome to these new people in our school.
Major Sponsorship Announcement
- Whangaparaoa School Gala 2018 -
We are really excited to announce that McDonalds Whangaparaoa has joined the Gala Team as our Major Event Sponsor
We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with the owner PJ Goel, a local “Coastie” who is proactively involved
in community engagement along the Coast, working with Hibiscus Coast RSA, Whangaparaoa Community Patrol, and
now Whangaparaoa School.
In addition to supporting our Gala as our Major Event Sponsor, McDonalds Whangaparaoa will be sponsoring our Games
stalls and providing some great prizes!
This support means a huge amount to our Gala efforts, and ultimately what we are able to give back to the School
- and most importantly the Students.
LEARNING ASSISTANTS (LA)
In 2017 we employed 15 learning assistants across the school, and
we are offering this opportunity again. A learning assistant, in most cases, is one of our parents who works
with a teacher to help students with their learning. This year they will work between 14 and 18 hours a week
depending on the year level they are teaching. If you are interested in applying for an LA position, please
provide a letter informing us about your skill set/experience, your current or previous line of work, your
children at school and any other interests/passions you feel might be relevant. Applications close tomorrow,
Friday, February 23. If you have any questions please email Kevin at email@example.com.
Please note applicants will be police vetted. The position will start about week 5 or 6 this term and finish about
week 5 in term 4.
HIGH 5 THANK YOU!
Every week in a school we have so many people who work really hard and do
the extra to make our lives more enjoyable at school. Todays shout outs go to
Our hard working staff for the learning you are doing with Linc- ed.
Our well mannered students who are using “Please, excuse me, and thank you” regularly.
Alex and Graham who have looked after our school property and pool over summer.
Our PFA for working so hard already to make our March 18 GALA, the best ever.
Parents for your support at our Whanau Connect meetings.
Debbie Thompson for all those extra things you do - Wheels Day last week.
Our wonderful Jane and Cathy who do so many things to help us all.
Feel free to make suggestions for next weeks HIGH 5 Thank yous.
One of our teachers, Sam Gilmour, came across this article.
'This term our Inquiry focus is all about how we learn. One of the terms you may have heard (and is included in
our ORCA values) is Growth Mindset. Here is an explanation of what it is and some simple ways you can encourage
a Growth Mindset in your child.' Read More...
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PAYMENT RECEIPTS FOR DONATIONS AND ACTIVITIES
Our school is currently changing accounting systems.This process is taking a little longer than expected, causing
the delay of receipting your payments. We will ensure that all receipts are completed before the end of March
and appreciate your understanding and patience.
The Whangaparaoa Netball Committee are looking for new members to come on board this
season.Meetings are held approximately once a month. If you're interested in getting involved in the planning,
organisation and decision making for netball at our school now is your chance! First meeting is set for Monday
26th February at 7pm. Please email Bianca at firstname.lastname@example.org or comment on the school PFA page.
IT'S JUST 3 WEEKS UNTIL GALA DAY!
Putting on an event like this is a team effort and we have some exciting sponsorship opportunities for local businesses
who would like to get involved. Whether you can support with cash, goods in kind or prizes, we’d love to hear
We also have lots of things that need to be done behind the scenes, and of course on the day. If you would like
get get involved in the schools biggest fundraiser we'd love to have your help.
Please email email@example.com and we’ll contact you to discuss further. Thank you!!