Well, here we are at the end of another term - one quarter of the way through another year! It has been a hectic term - everyone is exhausted - kids included! But it has been a good term.
Posted: Thursday April 14, 2016
I would like to begin by saying a big thank you to the parents who commented on and provided feedback with regards to the policies/statements that I shared with the school community. Your responses were very helpful, and I have no doubt that they strengthened the policies.
Posted: Friday April 1, 2016
It has been quite a month! Firstly a family wedding, then my youngest child leaving home and moving to Hamilton for football and finally the birth of my fourth grandson last Thursday. Quite a few trips to Hamilton, but exciting times!
Posted: Friday March 18, 2016
It's the end of another year - our fourth! The end of anything always provides a great opportunity for reflection. I think as a school we have done many things well, some things better than we have ever done them, and, of course, as always, there is still plenty of...
Posted: Wednesday December 16, 2015
Resilience is a 21st Century parenting concept that every parent needs to understand.
Posted: Friday November 27, 2015
We have begun our school development planning for next year. We know we are "not there yet" and we need to keep developing and improving what we are doing. Me... I am always quick to jump to what we can do better rather than take a little time to celebrate...
Posted: Thursday October 22, 2015
Here we are at the end of another term that has just flown by. Again, I find myself asking the question wonderingly, "How can we be nearly finished our fourth year as a school? How can we be finished our third term this year? Hasn't the year only just begun?"Well,...
Posted: Tuesday September 22, 2015
A couple of digests ago, I began a series of editorials about our Amesbury School vision for education. I wish to continue this today.
Posted: Wednesday August 5, 2015
It is hard to label what it is we are doing here at Amesbury School. 21st century learning is now an outdated term given that we are now well into the 21st century. The argument is that because we are well into the 21st century, the learning that is happening...
Posted: Wednesday June 10, 2015