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13 December 2019

posted 12 Dec 2019, 18:31 by Carolyn Brett   [ updated 12 Dec 2019, 18:31 by Stephanie Williams ]
Welcome to the final Newsletter for 2019.

The school year has a bit of a predictable pattern with layers of different flavoured icing. The last term always goes like the clappers and it’s also definitely a foot in both boot camps - completing the current and focused on the next.

We have had some total highlights this year. All of our children have progressed academically in the 3 Rs with some noticeable acceleration. This means they have made well over a year's progress in a year, no easy feat for the children, the staff and yourselves!

We have had numerous positive accolades about our WBS children’s conduct in the sports arena. Fairness, Teamwork, Perseverance and skills in abundance! That goes for all of the coaches and managers too! To hear our children speaking so articulately about different themes within our Positive Education programme has been a true highlight. With words creating worlds it is clear to me that our curriculum is having an impact - in the right direction.

Te Ao Maori - another of our Strategic Goals has also been highlighted in reporting processes, witnessed at Kapa Haka and shone brightly throughout the Year 6 Speeches. The Strategic Goal around sustainability is huge - sustainability of language, people, culture, place.... this is the one we want to create a more specific focused target around in 2020. I’m sure we will be seeking your help here! Plus, isn’t it cool that Miramar is on track to be the first predator free area in the World..... and we have been part of that from the start!!

The Year 6 Dinner - Thanks to the teachers for all being there to help out and join in the frivolity. The children and parents had a good night out!!

There is still a lot of merriment to be had at the WRAP and the Poroaki. Come along and be part of a school community celebration of people that have given so much over 2019 and reaped the benefits in doing so. Click on the links for the programmes.

Me mahi tahi tatou mo te oranga o te katoa
We must work together for the wellbeing of all

On that note, I wish you a great festive season and time to pause, breathe and smile!