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23 November 2018

posted 22 Nov 2018, 16:46 by Carolyn Brett   [ updated 22 Nov 2018, 16:46 by Stephanie Williams ]
We have had a bit of everything this week - rain, hail, sun and, at the stage of writing this, not a lot of wind!

In amongst the weather gods having a party, there have been multiple class trips going on and many more in the pipeline.

I congratulate our teachers and support staff for making such an effort in the last few weeks of the school year. We don't 'limp' to the finish line around here!

But what this organisation does take is a lot of documentation, pre-approvals, approvals, Risk Analysis and Management documentation, payments to work through, bus bookings, payment sorting, uploading on Kindo, checking payments and on it goes.......

I know what it will mean for you is multiple requests for parent help, multiple requests for payment and a large amount of information to digest. Please know, it will be worth it! Education outside the classroom "EOTC", "Learning without walls", "Ubiquitous learning", it's all the 'stuff' that happens out of the confines of Matariki, Māhutonga, Autahi and Tautoru. 

"EOTC programmes provide students with access to hands-on experiences that are not available inside the classroom. They offer unique and stimulating learning opportunities that support your child’s learning and achievement" (TKI, Ministry of Education)

Come on, weather, please help these stimulating learning opportunities to go as smoothly as possible!

On top of all the out and about, we are in the midst of signing off final written reports - in preparation for our communication with you as to your child's successes, progress and next steps. Please ensure you have booked a time (see Newsletter for more details).

The Year 6s are getting hyped with their speech writing - when they will be farewelling you all at the WRAP..... cupboards and shelves are being cleared and ready for some further sparkle and shine.... transition days into 2019 spaces are being finalised, we even have our final Assembly for the year next week, which is very hard to believe. You know when you get to the stage you don't know how old you are anymore? - it's officially arrived for me!

It's all go with a bit of help from a sense of humour and 5 finger breathing!