Tena Koutou Parents and Caregivers,
Our term is certainly moving along quickly. We have had a lot of extracurricular activities happening since the last newsletter. These have included our involvement in the local anti-drug march, our school Tabloids and Athletics days, the Mid Islands Athletics as well as a group of our students and staff being invited to attend the signing in principle of the Ngati Tūwharetoa Treaty Settlement at Waitetoko Marae.
It has been great to see our new School Leaders launching into their roles with enthusiasm and with pride. These roles are an extremely important part of the running of our school and this year we have a larger than normal group due to so many volunteering for the positions.
As a school we are continuing with our emphasis on punctuality and for senior students the wearing of correct uniform with pride. Students are rewarded for their efforts in these areas with incentives being awarded at the end of the term through our PB4L initiatives. Please talk with your children about how many “chits” they have been given to acknowledge their efforts in these two areas.
We are encouraged by the increasing number of parents who are choosing to discuss any areas of concern as well as the “pats on the back” for things that are going well in the school within the school environment. School is certainly the place for these discussions to take place at all levels including classroom teacher, dean, deputy principal and or principal level. It is important that we keep these lines of communication open and use them appropriately.
Ngā mihi nui
Head Boy & Head Girl
Roera Hartley & Matty Pryor
Deputy Head Boy & Depty Head Girl
Marcellus Nurse & Te Hiko Warena
Senior School Leaders 2015
Back Row: Roera Hartley (Head Boy) and Levi Grattan (Platoon Sergeant, Services)
Middle Row: Douglas Barrow, Shontae Mareikura-Fremlin, Te Hiko Warena (Deputy Head Girl), Marcellus Nurse (Deputy Head Boy)
Front Row: Nataalia Fisher, Jaeda McLaughlin, Ruby Dale (Board of Trustees Student Rep), Hunter-Breeze McLaughlin, Anahera Tawhai and Matty Pryor (Head Girl)
Hinemaiaia and Te Waipuna McCreadie, Te Huri Konui-Albert and Ben Te Rangiita
School-wide acknowledgements year 1-13 Term by term
To acknowledge and foster school wide achievement with incentives
1. 25 chits to get first jelly band
2. 50 chits to get second jelly band
3. 75 chits to get third jelly band
4. 100 chits to get fourth jelly band
5. 125 chits to get first lanyard
6. 150 chits to get second lanyard
7. 175 chits to get third lanyard
8. 200 chits to get fourth lanyard
9. 250 chits to get Te Hiringa Badge
10. 300 chits to get Te Auahatanga Badge
11. 350 chits to get Maia Badge
12. All students who receive 350 chits go into the draw to win 2 ipads.
1. 50 chits to get first jelly band
2. 100 chits to get second jelly band
3. 150 chits to get third jelly band
4. 200 chits to get fourth jelly band
5. 250 chits to get first lanyard
6. 300 chits to get second lanyard
7. 350 chits to get third lanyard
8. 400 chits to get fourth lanyard
9. 500 chits to get Te Hiringa badge
10. 600 chits to get Te Auahatanga badge
11. 700 chits to get Te Maia badge
12. All students who receive 700 chits go into the draw to win 2 I-pads
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