There is a lot in the media at the moment about schools being asked to solve the ills of society and to take on many of the roles and responsibilities that in previous times have belonged to parents, extended families and communities.
Posted: Wednesday November 22, 2017
So thrilled to see the Tui back again, fighting and feasting in the Harakeke. The shimmer of blue as the light catches their feathers is entrancing; and so I sit staring out my window, distracted from my work....
Posted: Monday November 20, 2017
We had a much smaller than usual turn out to our community meeting last Wednesday. But we have found out that it did clash with some significant events such as sporting prize-givings, which, of course, are very important to attend.
Posted: Monday October 9, 2017
Well, here we are. Congratulations for surviving this whirl-wind term. I commiserate with you on the weather forecast for next week – pretty much wet, wet, and more wet. Sorry if you were hoping for sunshine – like I was.
Posted: Wednesday September 27, 2017
You may have seen an item on TV1’s ‘Seven Sharp’ show earlier this week, which looked at open plan hub learning environments. You can view the story here.
Posted: Wednesday August 16, 2017
It was wonderful to catch up with so many people at our community evening a couple of weeks ago. Thanks to the teachers for extending their school day and staying for the “Eat and Greet”, and, particular thanks to those wonderful teachers who stayed on to look after the children...
Posted: Tuesday June 20, 2017
It has been a great end of year. I have enjoyed the various events, seeing children's achievements recognised in a variety of ways.
Posted: Friday December 16, 2016