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Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Week 4, Term 1

Term One Week Four
24th February 2015

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Friends,

It was great  to see many of you at camp!  What a great way to start the year as a school community.

This year we want to work closely with you - our whanau and families - to help you engage with the learning of your children.

To do this, here are some things we have planned to get us started:

1. Family BBQ and Learner -Teacher - Parent Evening on Thursday March 5, 5.30-7pm.
Please make it a priority to attend this in order to meet other families meet your child’s teacher see your child’s learning goals for this term, discuss them and modify them with the teacher if necessary

2.  Meet the Teacher Interviews
Please feel free to make a time to meet your child’s teacher after school one day in the next few weeks if you have further questions or thoughts to contribute.

3. New learning goals at the beginning of each term which you can discuss with the teacher if you choose

4. Written reports in Terms 2 and 4

5.  Three Way Learner-Teacher-Parent Conferences in Term 3

6. Special Meetings
If your child is struggling with their learning (is Below National Standards or only just At) we will be arranging a meeting with you to discuss progress and how we can work together to see a shift this year.

Overall, our planning and aim is to accelerate the learning for every child this year, regardless of whether they are Below or At or Above National Standards. After huge shifts in our learners who are Below National Standards, we are aiming for excellence across the board this year.

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Targeted Education Fund
This is the same as the School Donation paid by parents in all state schools, and contributes to learning resources. Please plan to pay this as soon as possible if you can. While it is a donation, we do rely on parent support through this as attendance dues go for land and buildings only.

The costs are as follows:
$80 for the first child, $60 for the second child, $40 for the third child in each family .

Prayer for our school
If you are interested in praying for our school, please come along to a prayer meeting being held each Thursday morning during term time. The meeting starts at 9am and finishes by 9.45am and is in the creche room, in the chapel.

 Louisa Kimber is taking over the running of this ministry.  Louisa can be contacted on (09) 425 4274 or

Board Meetings
The next Board of Trustee Meetings for this term is:

Tuesday 10th March 7pm - 9pm

Friday Assembly
Our first assembly will be this Friday, 27th February at 9.10am.  Parents are welcome to attend

PTA Meeting
The first PTA meeting for the year is next Wednesday 4th March at 3pm in the School Office.  Any parents interested in being part of this committee are welcome to attend.

Thursday Swimming Cancelled
There will be no swimming this Thursday afternoon.

Listening to Children Read
We are in need of some reliable parents, grandparents and friends to come and listen to small groups of 6-7 year old children reading on a daily basis.

We would like to have a roster. If you are available (or know someone else who might be) for one hour midmorning to listen to our little readers, WE WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU! Please email Helen or phone the office to express interest

Community Notices
Mahurangi East Friends of the Library Presents:
Riley and Steve Hathaway for a locals only sneak peak of their own “Young Ocean Explorers” book and DVD. At
Mahurangi East Library
10am Saturday 7th March
Purchase your own book or DVD on the day and have it personally signed by Riley or Steve.  Entre the draw to win your own “Young Ocean Explorers” door prize, just for coming.

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