Dear families and friends of our school
Teacher Only Day Term 2:
On Monday 24th April school will be closed for a teacher only day. At present the New Zealand Curriculum is being refreshed and updated, the first time since 2007. The Ministry of Education has allocated this teacher only day for teachers to start looking at how this will impact education and what we do here for teaching and learning. Can you please make alternative arrangements for your child on this day. Your co-operation is most appreciated.
Last week I joined Te Whānau Kōtuku on their field trip to the Wellington Museum and Ta Papa. It was a fun filled day with the tamariki learning a lot of interesting facts. They were great ambassadors for our school. I would like to thank the PTA who fund the transport for classes who want to travel to Wellington. The transport costs are quite expensive nowadays so without the PTA’s help a lot of these trips would not be possible.
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.
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.