Dear families and friends of our school
Teacher Only Day Friday 10 th March
A reminder that school will be closed this Friday for a teacher only day. Staff will be taking part in some professional development in and around traditional Maori games. This promises to be a fun and educational day.
School Road Crossing
A reminder to please be very careful around the road crossing during drop off and pick times. Our road patrollers are newly trained and need lots of help to grow their confidence. Please listen carefully to them and obey their instructions. Please also be aware of where to park and where not to. Cars parked in the wrong place can obstruct the view of our Road Patrollers. Your co-operation is appreciated.
ETAP: You should have received via email last week instructions on how to load our new parent app onto your phone called ETAP. This is now the preferred way to communicate with the school for absentees, Kindo, Newsletter, School Website & Calendar. Please contact the office if you have not received this.
Testing: Every year we administer standardised tests in late February and early March. These help us identify areas of strength and weakness and help us to help your child with their future learning. We are undertaking Progressive Achievement Tests (PATs), for Reading Vocab and Comprehension. Children in Years 4-8 are completing these assessments. Whilst we want good, accurate results, we will not be making this a stressful time for your child and we would appreciate your support with this approach. It does not matter how the children perform, we only use these tests as a diagnostic tool to direct future teaching and learning. It is however important that your child is at school for these assessments.
Mathletics, Reading Eggs & Reading Express:
I do encourage you all to sign your child up for these web-based programs at $26 for a whole years access. It really does make homework exciting and helps reinforce what is being taught in class.
Nga mihi nui ki a koutou – warm regards to you all.