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18 November 2016

posted 17 Nov 2016, 18:16 by Carolyn Brett   [ updated 17 Nov 2016, 18:16 ]
Well, we talk about building resilience and we have certainly needed it this week....... we have had everything - earth, wind and water........ that's enough!

How incredible to have that small window in a difficult week on Sunday 13 for our Fair. And what a tremendous atmosphere.... what a great team effort...... what a wonderful community to be part of.

Please come to the Chocolate Fish this evening. This is for all the help you have given the school this year - this is a big thanks from the Board of Trustees who are looking forward to chatting and getting to know more members of the community.


Chocolate Fish Cafe, Shelley Bay

Date:    Friday, 18 November
Time:   5.00 - 6.30 pm

This is a 'family friendly' event. The Board will supply platters for adults. Drinks for adults and and drinks/food for children can be purchased by parents. If it's fine, it will be magic. Plenty of room for children to play, parents to mingle and a great opportunity for us to thank you for your energy!

We had a wonderful turn out and good fun last year - so come along!

This week, many of you have also been up at school meeting with teachers as they report on where your child/ren is at in relation to the National Standards for Reading, Writing and Maths. If you are new to this, rest assured it does get easier to comprehend the more meetings you attend and the more conversations you have! Even though these written reports are mainly based on National Standards, you will see and hear more about your 'whole child', we hope!

At the moment, teachers are also pulling all of the National Standards Data together, analysing carefully as they look at different cohorts, gender, national priority learners - Māori and Pasifika.

We are aiming to have this completed early December, in order to have some downtime over the holidays and be very well planned for February! 

So, watch this space, as we will celebrate, plan for improvements and share via the newsletter.