Tena koutou katoa

To complete Term Two, we have a busy week. Tomorrow evening we host our second Hui for those interested in education for Maori students. Thanks in advance to our school whanau for assisting with the preparation for this special event.  On Thursday we look forward to our first whole school assembly in the hall since we returned from lockdown.

Later during the week teachers and students will be sharing the rubrics for reading, writing and mathematics.  These will form the basis of our student led conferences early next term.  I have put an exemplar below which shows current achievement, progress and next learning steps in one document.  If you need clarification, please do not hesitate to contact the classroom teacher.

Once again, we remind drivers to take care in and around the school.  I ask that students are dropped off and picked up at streets surrounding the school of which there are a few within 400m from the classrooms.  There are yellow lines along Hailes Road so please refrain from parking there.  Understandably parents like to ensure their child/ren are safely dropped off within the school grounds however we have had a few instances of excess speed and attempts at driving right up to classrooms.  The safety of ALL students is paramount.  Please don’t be offended if you find the front gates open for a shorter period of time during the morning and afternoon if we continue to be concerned about road safety.  

Lastly, thank you all for supporting us in what has been a challenging few months.  The students are well ready for a two-week break and I hope the weather is fine so they can spend time outside.  Where possible, limit the students’ time spent on social media and devices in general.  Know exactly the sites being accessed and that they are suitable for young adolescents.

I look forward to meeting with some of you tomorrow evening and then early next term at student-led conferences.

Stay safe everyone.