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The teachers and students are hard at work reviewing their achievement and making their next steps. For our goal-setting meetings your child and their teacher will share their learning goals in maths, reading and writing. Your child and their teacher will have done some reflection on how they are using the New Zealand curriculum key competencies of managing self, relating to others, participating and contributing, thinking and language, symbols and texts. People who use these competencies well become successful independent lifelong learners.
Early next week we will be asking you for some information on your child's interests outside of school, what you think helps them learn well, what gets in the way of their learning and what you think would be something would help them reach their next goal. This will form the basis of a conversation between yourself, your child and their teacher at goal setting about the things that need to be in place in your child's own attitude and application and what we can put in place around them to support their best outcomes.
Please making a booking on 28 February or 1 March for a goal setting meeting and please fill in and return the form to us when you get it. You will be getting it by email and you can reply immediately. There will also be a hard copy in your child's bag if you would prefer to do it that way. They will be going home next Monday.
Our budget outline for 2018 is shared below. It is a "no frills" budget. It illustrates how even though education is supposed to be fully funded by the government and free at the point of delivery, we actually cannot run the school without the parent donations.
|Yr 7 children at their swim lessons|
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