Principal’s Message, Term 3, Week 2

Dear Parents and Caregivers,

This week we have learning conferences. As I have shared with you previously, a reminder that Wednesday 29th July is a teachers only day with school being closed for instruction on this day. Learning conferences will be held on this day as well. After school on the 30th July if there are any conferences to complete we will hold these after school, starting at 3:00 pm until 5:45 pm to finish the conferences. If you have any questions about learning conferences, please feel free to contact your classroom teacher.

The only exception for learning conferences are the students of Mrs Burns and Mrs Patrick’s classes. Parents of students in these classrooms have been contacted already and have had their learning conferences.

Gala Funds

The school gala has raised significant funds for the school in the past few years. As you may be aware this year money was raised for STEAM and play-based learning. The teachers will be reviewing these areas and placing orders very soon.

The last two years the funding was allocated to support our school beautification, of which some things have been purchased and included the picnic tables. We have an idea to write our school values on the poles at the Fairfield Road entrance along with creating a more inviting space to enter our school, with some playground equipment for our younger students. At the moment the board are reviewing our school values in alignment with the positive behaviour management system (PB4L) that we are introducing into our school. Once this process has been completed we will be in a position to start the beautification process. I will share more on this later in the term. It is very exciting to begin a project like this where everyone in the community will benefit.

Buddy Bench Community Project

Last week we received our new buddy bench, this has been a project that students have been working on and consulting with Waiopehu College students on the design, as part of our ongoing community projects.

You will see in the picture below that the bench reflects our school tree, house logos and school values. A great design and well thought through, well done everyone involved. Make sure to come and check out the bench.

School Upcoming Events

29thSchool closed Teachers Only Day / Learning Conferences
30thContinued Learning Conferences – 3:15 – 5:45 pm
10thBoard Meeting 5:30pm staffroom
27thFairfield Community Group Monthly Meeting 7pm staffroom
3rdSchool Discos (more details to follow)
23rdHot Dog Day – Last Wednesday of term (more details to follow)
25th Last day of term – Friday 25th September 2:50pm

2020 School Term Dates

Term 1Monday 3rd February 8:50amThursday 9th April 2:50pm96 half days
Term 2Tuesday 28th April 8:50amFriday 3rd July 2:50pm96 half days
Term 3Monday 20th July 8:50amFriday 25th September 2:50pm100 half days
Term 4Monday 12th October 8:50amTuesday 15th December92 half days

Kind regards,

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Alasdair Maclean, Principal