Thursday, 28 August 2014

1. Principal News Week 6 Term 3

Deep Learning Family Hui Number 2 
Last Monday many of our families came together to join with staff to explore and understand deep learning and the role that devices and modern learning environments play to support this.
 I have created a page on my principal's blog that explains some of the information about the evening. It includes links to our thinking progressions and some other resources.
You can access it by clicking here or going to this link-

This is a link to an interesting video that helps to explain changes in the way we learn today. It is called expanded learning opportunities. You can access it here.

Staff v Yr 8 Daffodil Day Fundraiser Thursday 4th Sep 2:30pm
The daffodil is one of the first flowers of spring, whose bright yellow blooms remind us of the joys the new season will bring. It represents the hope there is for the 1 in 3 New Zealanders affected by cancer.

Every year our staff play the Year 8's in a fun netball challenge. We ask that all children bring a gold coin donation towards the Daffodil Day appeal for the Cancer Society. Children can choose to wear something yellow with their school uniform eg, scarf, headband, cap..
Come along and join in the fun at 2:30 on Thursday and see who will win the trophy this year!!

Our Year 6 combined team competed in a tournament in Dunedin on Tuesday and came 4th out of 30 teams. Well done to you all, we are very proud of you.

Thank you
Thank you to all of the coaches and managers and parents who have supported our winter sports this season. Thanks to Mrs Souness for coordinating our sports as well.

Tuesday will be the last day for the Brenner family before they return to Germany. We have enjoyed and appreciated all they have contributed to the school over the past few years (especially with the football). We will miss then all but we are looking forward to staying connected through our blogs and emails. They will be saying a special farewell to us during our assembly celebration tomorrow at 2:30pm
Home and School Quiz change of date
Get a team together for the new date of Friday 17th October. Thanks for all of the donations so far.
What do you think of ERO’s parent booklets?
The Education Review Office (ERO) publishes a series of five booklets for parents and caregivers.
They want to find out how useful the information is to parents, how the booklets can be improved, and if parents would prefer to receive the information in a different way.
They're starting with a survey of How is my child doing? To take part in the survey go to – Featured Publications. The survey runs until the end of September and only takes a few minutes to complete.

Meanwhile if you would like a copy of one of the booklets email

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