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Friday 5th June 2015

posted 2 Jul 2015, 17:57 by Carolyn Brett   [ updated 2 Jul 2015, 19:18 ]
Now that's what we call an exhibition! 

Your feedback has said it all. The children were all so proud to exhibit their work. The interesting thing - it wasn't only their own work they wanted to share. It was the work of their friends, their classmates and children right across the school they could discuss in some detail. I know many of you recognised this, as you have talked to me about it. This is music to our ears, this is the culture, the respect for each other that is important to us and we keep striving for. It's not an I, I, I, world here!

"Creative Juices Flow at Worser Bay School"
What a perfect headline in this week’s Cook Strait News: www.issuu.com/the.star/docs/215149cs?e=1420315/13175051.

Creative Juices are not just flowing from our children and teachers either! The Fair Team is underway and had their first meeting last night. It certainly sounded like a focussed, as well as fun, meeting and great that the wheels are in motion. What a great chance to get to know other parents in the community better too, without children in tow!

If it wasn't for the motivation to raise funds from our parent community, through voluntary donations, through fundraising ventures, through boundless energy and just like the children, the respect for each other…. and hopefully plenty of fun along the way - our curriculum just couldn't be so rich, our teachers would not have the necessary development opportunities, we would not be able to showcase work, like the Art Exhibition, we would not have 'experts' working alongside us and the children would be missing out on valuable opportunities that they may not have again… they may not realise a passion, they may not discover confidence or a new skill. 

So, thanks to you, our parent community for stepping up, for heading out to meet on chilly nights, for sizzling those sausages in the rain, for coming up with new ideas for fundraising, for working towards a common purpose - ultimately the achievement of all of our children. 

Aristotle, grounded in reality, is a bit of a favourite of mine. As he said: "We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act but a habit". Not a bad habit to have at all!
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