Thursday, 20 February 2020

1. Principal's News Week 3 Term 1 2020

Year 8 Leaders
One of the features of our intermediate department is the opportunity to lead the rest of our school.  I am really impressed with the way our head students, Lisiate, Marianne, Serah and Paddy have stepped forward into this opportunity.  Also our technology team are on the ground from day 1 and they have been amazing.  I don't envy the technology team as the 10% of the time technology fails is the only time we notice it. So thank you technology team for having the guts to go and do it.  This team has already shone through leading code club last year.  Our physical activity leaders are booked in for a day's training in their role.  Our house captains and librarians are planning forwards for their roles knowing they need to be planned and ready for when the year begins to gain traction and we're looking forward to seeing what happens.  Libby, our environmental leader has already led our environment team in a university-based research study at Moeraki.

Our Tech Team
So, exciting times for our year 8s and lots of potential and opportunity for personal growth.  Our fantastic teacher aide. Michele Fatafehi, has offered her drama and speech skills as an extension for our senior students to help them to grow the vocal aspect of their roles and increase confidence in their delivery.  Thank you Michele.

Places at St Joseph's
We are in the unusual situation of having places available at St Joseph's.  Please tell your friends.  We are looking for like-minded families who may or may not be Catholic.  Our places will go quickly.  We will be having an information evening for interested families to find out more:

Thursday 5th March
6.00 to 6.30 pm
School Staffroom

Meeting Parents
It has been fantastic to meet many parents in our parent goal setting meetings this week and we look forward to meeting the rest of our parents next week.  If haven't yet booked the booking code is: .              vtk99

Vision Screening Permission
Our health nurse will be coming on Wednesday 11 March 9.00 am.  The nurse will be seeing all year 7s and year 8s who have not had their vision checked yet.  Please let me know if you wish to OPT OUT of this service.  Otherwise all children will be screened.  Thank you.

Hoiho's (Yr 5/6) Self Portraits

God Bless and Aroha
Lorraine Frances-Rees

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