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Term 4, Week 1 - 2017

Welcome to Term 4 everyone - we have an ‘action packed’ 9 week term planned. Highlights will include our inquiry focus ‘Mātauranga’ - with our curriculum focus being science, our school and interschool athletic sports, our very popular Christmas Carnival and all the usual end of year activities/celebrations.

It was fantastic to welcome Mr Drew Pouniu, our new Deputy Principal, at his mihi whakatau on Monday morning. Drew has already made an excellent start, getting around classrooms, meeting the children, supporting the staff and starting his intervention groups too. Please feel free to introduce yourself to Drew when you are in the school - he is very keen to establish strong home/school connections. 

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Term 3, Week 10 - 2017

What fun everybody had for Market Day last Friday. The courtyard was a ‘buzz’ with buying and selling frenzy. Each kete that managed to make a profit will be able to use their profit for an end of year activity/reward. It was great to see the creative and diverse range of products on offer - many stalls managed to sell out within 10 minutes! What a huge amount of learning that went into the design, production, marketing and selling of the goods. Many thanks to all the parents/whanau who assisted and/or supported this inquiry approach.

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Term 3, Week 9 - 2017

Mrs Michelle Mikkelsen completed her fixed term contract with us this week. We are hugely grateful to Michelle who has been here since the beginning of this year, covering in the classroom for both Mr Hawkins and (for this term) Mrs Griffin. She has given 100% commitment and enthusiasm in both roles.
Michelle leaves here to rush into the 2017 season in her business - the Christmas Heirloom Company. We wish her all the very best right up to the Christmas period.

We also farewell and say thank you to Kym Anson who has resigned as a Learning Coach at our school. Kym is completing her study for her postgraduate diploma in teaching and will spend most of next term in her final teaching practicum posting. We sincerely thank you for your input both as a Learning Coach and also as the Chairperson of our PTA Kym! You’ve worked hard and done great things for our kids!
Mrs Emma Vekula and Mrs Haifa Al-Bostami have both accepted fixed term, part-time positions as Learning Coaches with us this term - welcome Emma and Haifa. A special thank you to Haifa for also accepting the challenge to take on the role as the Chairperson of our PTA. 

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Term 3, Week 8 - 2017

Yesterday we were treated to the finals of the Student Council’s ‘The Rising Stars’ competition. A range of talents were on show and we congratulate everyone who participated in the competition and especially all of the finalists.
After much deliberation the judging panel awarded the following places: 1st – Leo and Mareko; 2nd – Madeline; 3rd – Jilly. Congratulations to all.

We were very fortunate to have the services of Sophia Wall as a guest judge - Sophia is the Head Girl at Freyberg High School. She played one of the lead roles in ‘Grease’ last year and so is no stranger to the stage herself. We sincerely thank Freyberg High School and especially Sophia for making herself available to help us.
Thank you Miss Bisset and the student council for all your organisation and implementation of this competition. It was loads of fun! 

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Term 3, Week 8 - 2017

Yesterday we were treated to the finals of the Student Council’s ‘The Rising Stars’ competition. A range of talents were on show and we congratulate everyone who participated in the competition and especially all of the finalists.
After much deliberation the judging panel awarded the following places: 1st – Leo and Mareko; 2nd – Madeline; 3rd – Jilly. Congratulations to all.

We were very fortunate to have the services of Sophia Wall as a guest judge - Sophia is the Head Girl at Freyberg High School. She played one of the lead roles in ‘Grease’ last year and so is no stranger to the stage herself. We sincerely thank Freyberg High School and especially Sophia for making herself available to help us.
Thank you Miss Bisset and the student council for all your organisation and implementation of this competition. It was loads of fun! 

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