School Yearbook

The 2021 school yearbook will be available in Week 4 Term 4 this year. Each family will receive one copy for free. Extra copies will cost $7 each and will need to be ordered before the end of Term 3. The Yearbook is reproduced as a hardcopy only. If your child does not have photo…

Senior School Chromebooks

If we do not return to school next week, senior students will need to continue their NCEA work online. Therefore, we are wanting to ensure every student has access to their own device, and so if you could please let your child’s form teacher know that you would like to borrow a device by Sunday…

Google Classroom – Sorry, No access for Parents!

Google Classroom is an awesome and much appreciated elearning platform at this challenging time that unfortunately makes no provision for Parents to access. This can cause some frustration, however, Google has made sure parents can remain informed of what is happening inside classrooms by sending regular progress reports to parents, guardians and caregivers. The following…

Google Classroom Guardian Summaries Explained

We have been using Google Classroom to communicate with students and caregivers about learning at school and further learning at home. It is one of the many online tools used by teachers in their physical and now virtual classrooms. It allows us to set assignments, post updates on learning expectations, provide resources, establish deadlines &…

Shoes Galore

The school has a growing amount of lost property that remains unclaimed from last year as well as this year. At the start of the year please make sure you name all uniform items, as many are very similar and can be easily mixed up with another students’ uniform. This is the collection of shoes…

Year 4 Patchwork Quilt Artwork

Room Four created a quilt to show others who we are. Our quilts had who is in our family, the meaning of our names, our favorite games pets and sports. Marissa Mills, Year 4 Teacher

Learning from home

Learning from home website and Ki te Ao Mārama  Two online spaces went live this week. These have been produced with other agencies and are available online at Learning from home and Ki te ao Marama with resources for parents and whānau, teachers and leaders spanning early learning through to senior secondary. These are a one…

Talking to children about COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

(Adapted from A Parent Resource. National Association of School Psychologists, 2020.) Help children cope with anxiety by providing accurate information Children look to adults for guidance on how to react to stressful events such COVID-19. Parents, caregivers, whanau and teachers will have a particularly important part to play in reassuring children at this time. Children…

Teacher Only Days (TOD) 2020

The Government has, to date, mandated two days this year as TODs for secondary staff on the approaching  NCEA changes. We have decided to extend this to our Primary area, with a focus on curriculum as well. We will be closed on: Friday August 14th Friday November 27th Please add this to your diaries.