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Mā te huruhuru ka rere te manu: Whether you are young or old, there’s always room to grow.

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School Values of the week: Co-operation and Courtesy.

How can you support this with your child/ren?

 

Some of the lovely learning at school over the last week include fabulous Year 1 art work, STEM engineering challenges, designing parachutes, stories, posters and much, much more…

   

 

VERY IMPORTANT: PARENT CURRICULUM SURVEY

MAKE YOUR VOICE HEARD

This is an incredibly important opportunity for you to share your voice about what you think about our curriculum. Your say helps us build on what we teach well already, and develop what could be improved. We will be using your voice, children’s ideas, and staff feedback. We will then analyse the information to look for patterns and trends in order to make decisions for our learning direction in 2021. Thank you in advance for answering this survey- it is for your child!

LINK TO SURVEY MONKEY:   PARENT CURRICULUM SURVEY

 

DROP OFF AND PICK UP

Thanks so much for being the positive role models in your child’s lives. Our carpark is very much a place where we need to be showing co-operation and courtesy. 

For the vast majority, the drop-off zone is working well.

In the morning please, please, please drive around at the bus turning circle instead of turning right straight into the car park. It is an accident waiting to happen otherwise!  It is fine to drop your children off in the school car park in the morning- on the yellow diagonal lines or along the bus park (closest end to the school)  as a drop and go. Please do not hinder the buses.

The afternoon is more challenging and we ask people not to park in the car park as it is simply too dangerous for the children at the end of the day. In the afternoon we also ask that the bus lane remains empty for the buses. We are not asking this for any other reason than child safety

Please be mindful, if asked to move to be courteous to our staff who are only trying to keep your children safe. It may be that staff have noticed something dangerous if they are asking you to move. Please do not take offense.

Some horror stories have emerged over the weeks where staff have been verbally abused and it is just not OK! 

We know parents may have to park and walk, be patient for a park, arrive a bit later for pick up etc,,,We agree that it can be frustrating beyond our control, but please…please…copy all the lovely people out there and just be nice! Thanks. 

 

A WELL EARNED HOLIDAY

We have all earned a relaxing holiday after this term/ year so far, so make sure you enjoy your downtime and have some family fun. Rest, relax, and recuperate- most importantly stay safe!

Come back refreshed- with a wide brimmed hat ready for the summer season in Term 4.

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the children, the parents and indeed all of the amazing staff for all of the hard work, dedication, and care shown in what has been a very challenging – yet positive term.

Nga mihi

Phil Wainwright