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  Thursday 23 August 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

 

TRAVELWISE

Community Notices

 

Dear Parents and Students,

MUFTI TOMORROW
Tomorrow is a mufti day. The PFA quiz night committee ask that rather than bring a gold coin, girls who wear mufti bring a sweet treat and  boys bring a savoury treat for quiz night.

TSUNAMI
ALL PARENTS ! Please note if there is ever a tsunami warning the collection point for your child will be Whangaparaoa Playcentre on Stanmore Bay Rd. We need to evacuate to a high point in very quick time and cannot afford to have parents arriving at school looking for children and holding the evacuation up. This would put other children and staff at risk. Thanks.

CAMP INFORMATION MEETING FOR YEAR 4 PARENTS

Kia ora Year 4 whanau,
Next Wednesday 29 August we are holding a camp meeting.

Any Parents and Caregivers who have any questions or need clarification on any matters, you are welcome to join us from 6pm - 6.30pm in the staffroom.
For all parents attending camp we will meet for camp outline and  collection of health information from you at 6.30pm - 7.15pm.

Look forward to seeing you.
Ruth Osborne, Christina Maurice, Graham Fox and Emma Sharman


LEARNING CELEBRATION - 20 September 2018

On Thursday 20 September, our school will finish at 12.45 so we can have a learning celebration afternoon and evening with our parents (Please note:Room O2 will be on the 30th of August).

We are offering parents the opportunity to choose a 30-minute timeslot. In this time students will share their learning, their goals, their proud moments, examples of their work and details of their classroom. The teacher will also schedule a time slot per family (during the conference time) to answer any specific questions the student or parents may have.

IMPORTANT POINTS:

  • Students will lead this celebration time.
  • There will be between 5 and 10 minutes’ time planned for the teacher to share with each student and family.
  • If there are bigger matters that need discussing, these need to be deferred to a separate meeting time.
  • The student should be a key person in this time. Our belief is that if the discussion is about the student, their learning and wellbeing, then they need to be involved.
  • If there is something personal that you would like to discuss only with the teacher, please let the teacher know.
  • During this time, your child will have lots to share with you.
  • There will be up to 5 other families in the room at the same time sharing their child’s learning journey.
  • If your child gives you all the information you need, it is your choice whether you take up the time with the teacher, or not.

PLEASE CONSIDER:

  • Our staff are working from 12.45 to 7pm to provide this opportunity. Please look after them.
  • On a rare occasion when we have a parent come in who is upset about something; our advice is –
    • Respect the Person. “The problem is the problem; the person is never the problem”
    • Control your emotions and think “How can I help?”
    • Book a separate time with the teacher.

HOW TO BOOK A LEARNING CELEBRATION TIME?

Go to the website: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz
and enter our school code: h42pn

You will need your child’s 2018 year, classroom, and name of teacher, to complete your booking.
Enter these details and choose a time that suits you. You will receive an emailed confirmation of your booking.
If you are unable to complete your booking online, please: Email pa@wgp.school.nz with child/rens names and preferred times.

A brochure outlining what to expect, frequently asked questions and how you can make this a successful and positive experience can be viewed here.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU MUST COLLECT YOUR CHILD AT 12.45 PM UNLESS THEY ARE BOOKED INTO AFTER SCHOOL CARE. 

AFTER SCHOOL CARE - If you have a regular booking on Thursday - you are automatically booked into After School Care. There may be a few casual places on that day available - please contact Karen on 021 705 804 to put your name on the list.

Have a great week
Kevin


NETBALL - END OF YEAR PRIZE GIVING

The annual EOY Netball Prize Giving will be held on Wednesday 12 September at 7pm in the School Hall. The Whangaparaoa Netball Committee would like to warmly invite ALL players, their families and team Coaches and Managers along to celebrate a fantastic season of Netball at our school!

We look forward to seeing you all there.

Thanks - The Whangaparaoa Netball Committee

Get your friends together - book your table & theme today

Individual ticket purchases welcome -

we have a table waiting for you.

Click here to book and pay by Friday 24 August
to be in to WIN a Quiz Night platter

If you or anyone else you know might be able to sponsor our Quiz night, please see our Sponsorship info here or email Kate Flannery at wgppfaquiz@gmail.com

*STUDENT SUCCESSES

* Maths Week Activities continued

**Year 5 & 6 Hockey

 

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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