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5 May 2017

posted 4 May 2017, 15:29 by Carolyn Brett   [ updated 4 May 2017, 19:41 ]
Nau mai Haere mai - welcome to the first of our more wintery terms! 

It's somewhat chillier on the outside, but, rest assured, more warm and action packed underneath! 

Grow Your Mind Day was the big highlight at the end of last term. What an opportunity for parents, friends, teachers and children to learn from each other. When I think about what we hold most dear, it was all happening....
  • Valuing the whole child - Tick!
  • Knowledge Building and Inquiry - Tick!
  • Collaboration - Tick!
We will certainly have more on the Positive Education/Wellbeing front on the go this term and are looking forward to holding a Parent Workshop later in the year when we can share ideas, look at where we have come from and work on the master plan for the future together.

Celebrating both Matariki and The Arts (focussing on visual art this year) will most definitely be upcoming highlights full of learning and growth. Both of these events will take place later this term - we will provide specific details as they emerge. It used to be so simple in 'the old days' when we didn't have 'student voice'! Simple, yes, but so much more engaging now!

Teachers are hard at work writing Progress Reports so you can look forward to having conversations with the base group teacher this term, coming up from 12 June (Weeks 7 and 8), this time without your child present. Of course, if you are worried about anything, please don't wait........ you may become more worried...... and we don't want that! Please make a time with the teacher that's convenient for both of you to connect sooner rather than later.

The other event coming up very fast is the DISCO! The first DISCO of the year.

Date: Friday, 19 May 2017
Time: 6.00pm to 7.30pm
Place: Salvation Army Hall, Miramar
Cost: $5 to be paid via Wrap It Up

The theme is Jungle Safari - full of opportunity! If you have volunteered, or are going to, thank you so much - we can't hold events like this without our parents getting stuck in, and the children certainly love it!