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8 July 2016

posted 7 Jul 2016, 19:49 by Carolyn Brett
"How did it get so late so soon? It's night before it's afternoon. December is here before it's June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?" Dr. Seuss

Then it was the last day of Term 2.

We have packed a good deal in this term and have plenty to look forward to in Term 3.

Please Diary:

Fair Meeting
Wednesday 27 July at 7.30pm in the staffroom. 

Parent Catch Up
Friday 29th July at 7.30pm - Park Kitchen in Miramar.

Parent Workshops
Come and be introduced to Helping Circles and Writer's Notebooks, aspects of our writing programmes. They will all be similar, so you may want to select just one if you have children in different areas - or choose to come to more than one for reinforcement. 

Dates and times:
Mahutonga/Matariki     8.15am - 8.45am on Tuesday 2nd August
Tautoru                       8.15am - 8.45am on Wednesday 3rd August
Autahi                        2.20pm - 2.50pm on Thursday 4th August

Year 6 EBIS Experience
Thursday 18 August - Our Year 6s will be going to visit Evans Bay Intermediate School. They will be picked up at WBS by bus at 9am. There is no charge for this, however, students will need permission to travel to and from EBIS by bus. Please go to Wrap It Up and tick the permission box.

Festival of Music
This year we are going to celebrate sound and music. Across the school, we are beginning inquiries into sound in preparation for what will be another fantastic event. 

Dates and times:
Tuesday 23rd and Wednesday 24th August
5.30pm to 7.00pm (Children in Autahi will not be required to stay for the whole time.)

Celebrations of Learning / Student Led Conferences will be taking place in the later part of next term. These meetings following on from the Goal Setting Meetings of Term 1 and the Reporting on Progress and Achievement against the National Standards Meetings of Term 2. 

At this time, children, parents and teachers meet. The idea is that the children lead the discussion, supported by parents and teachers and focus on celebrating learning, discussing highlights, strengths, achievements they are most proud of and the like. 

(NB. Later in Term 4, there is the Final Reporting on Progress and Achievement against the National Standards Meeting for the year.)

I would like to take this opportunity to thank the staff for their energy and commitment to the children's learning this term. Thanks for the thought and care. 

Thanks to our parents and wider whanau - for another great term of working together.

He aroha whakato
He aroha puta mai

If kindness is sown, then kindness you shall receive.

Have a lovely break and look forward to seeing you full of 'oomph' in Term 3.