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  Thursday 03 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
Alison Williams

Community Notices

 

Dear Parents and Students,

We hope you had a great holiday break with the children and welcome you back to a very exciting looking Term 2.
Our term is filling up already with touch base meetings, school cross country, and a schoolwide inquiry exploring the world of the Performing Arts.
 

TOUCH BASE MEETINGS

In Week 3 this Term, we are inviting parents to join their child and teacher to have a 15 minute meeting. The meeting is an opportunity to touch base and focus together on the child and their learning. These meetings will be held on Wednesday, May 16  from 1.30 to 6.30pm and Thursday May 17 from 3.15 - 5.30pm.

Please note parents will be asked to pick their child up at 1.00pm on Wednesday, May 16. This supports our teachers and means they do not have to stay too late at night to get through their meetings.

HOW TO BOOK A TOUCH BASE MEETING TIME?

  • Go to the website www.schoolinterviews.co.nz and enter our school code: xng44
  • 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 either:
    • Email pa@wgp.school.nz with child/rens names and preferred times or
    • Call into the school office and fill out a booking sheet.   

SUPPORT FOR LINC-ED
If you are not yet set up on Linc-Ed please drop by the office prior to your Touch Base meeting time in week 3 for support in activating your account or adding Linc-Ed to a mobile device.
Support is available from:
1:00pm-6:00pm Wednesday, 16 May
2:45- 5:00pm Thursday, 17 May

Teachers will be focusing on discussing learning during your time slot, so please bring any tech issues to the office, rather than the classroom teacher in order to maximise your time discussing your child's learning.

PLEASE CONSIDER

  • Our staff are working late on Wednesday and Thursday 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?”

AFTER SCHOOL CARE
If you have a regular booking on Wednesday - you are automatically booked into After School Care at 1.30pm. 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.

UNIFORM GUIDELINES
Please refer to the following document to view our uniform requirements.  See Uniform Regulations here.

NOEL LEEMING FRIENDS AND FAMILY
Please note: Noel Leeming are offering a week of special prices for the Friends and Family of Whangaparaoa School. Check the following link for more details. Our special discount week is from May 7th to May 13th. View details here.


On Friday 11th May we are having a Gold Coin Donation Mufti Day to raise money for the Ronald McDonald House Charities in New Zealand.

RMHC supports families when their child is in a hospital away from home, helping take care of practicalities so the families can focus on the child.
3,700 families annually receive free accommodation and support through the RMHC, and many families on the Coast have benefited over the years.
The global network of RMHC is over 40 years old and operates in 40 countries.

For more info, please visit: https://rmhc.org.nz/

TRAVELWISE 

 View details here  ROAD SAFETY WEEK 7th- 13th MAY 2018  

MATERIALS STILL NEEDED
In Term 2, our children will be inquiring into the World of Performance Arts. We are still on the hunt for the following materials, which can be dropped to the office any time. Thank you for your help!

Thank you for your help in gathering these materials. We may call for more materials throughout next term as the children develop their ideas further..

CANTEEN WORKING BEE
A huge thank you to Thibaud Lastennet, Warren Rogers and Donna Nicolson for all your wonderful help with the maintenance and painting of the canteen. Thanks also to Olaf Lim and Mandy Kneebone for supplying paint. A job well done.

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

*New Playground Opening Ceremony

*Book Week Parade

*Students Writing

 


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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