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20 October 2017

posted 19 Oct 2017, 18:08 by Carolyn Brett
Nau mai Haere mai - welcome back to the last term of the year. 

I love that Dr Seuss line "How did it get so late so fast?!" I'm also wondering how we will manage all we have in store for the term in these nine and half weeks and come out at the end smiling - but, rest assured, we will - with your help!!

Rallying troops for a slice of Fair Action is a big priority at this time of the year, each and every year. For those of you newer to the school, to gain a full and quick understanding of why a school like ours relies so heavily on community fundraising, I urge you to check out this link on our website

Please also remember to diary the Board of Trustees "Thanks to all parent helpers for 2017" in all the many different forms and varied hues..., hot on the heels of the Fair, you are invited to:

The Chocolate Fish, Shelly Bay
Friday 17 November,  5pm - 6.30pm

It's also a lovely way to make some new connections too. 

The recent 1980s Disco made a record profit in all the WBS Disco years I have known - $1452.46. I think it's just got to have something to do with the videos and music, the outfits and, oh, the memories! Tino pai rawa!

While the diaries are out, please circle Thursday 14 December, 5.30pm to 7.00pm for the WRAP. This is a time the whole community gets together to farewell our Year 6 Graduates and have a bit of a sing along with a dash of Christmas Cheer. The Year 6 Dinner and Year 6 Parent Farewell is scheduled for Tuesday 12 December, 6.00pm to 7.30pm.

This term is also heavy on the reporting on student achievement side (please remember Autahi is a little different in terms of schedule), it's big on the getting out and about and learning outside of the 4 walls, it's expansive on seeking support from you, yes, it's going to be full of opportunity.

“We have to go from what is essentially an industrial model of education, a manufacturing model, which is based on linearity and conformity and batching people. We have to move to a model that is based more on principles of agriculture. We have to recognize that human flourishing is not a mechanical process; it's an organic process. And you cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish.” 
― Ken Robinson

Let's be energetic and work together to keep building on what we have, let's be the best 'farmers' we can be in this last term of 2017.