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5 February 2016

posted 4 Feb 2016, 15:01 by Stephanie Williams
"Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; but directly involve me, and I'll make it my own." Confucius

We aim to provide you with as many opportunities for direct involvement in your child's learning as possible in 2016!

The Welcome Back Family Picnic was a stunner. The weather was divine and what a great way for our new families to get to mix and mingle and also for our 'oldies' to reconnect! Something I always notice and am really proud of at this event, is the way in which our alumni, our 'almost teenagers' support the younger children, help out with the games, chat with teachers and contribute so actively in true WBS style. 


Next week we have two Parent Workshops - Tuesday 9 February 6.30-7.45 pm for parents of senior children (Years 4-6) and Thursday 11 February 6.30-7.45 pm for parents of junior children (Years 1-3). You may wonder about the title 'workshop' as it's a little more active than a word like 'talk' or 'presentation'! That's intentional! 

Teachers want this direct involvement, they want to plan with you, they need your ideas and support in providing a rich and varied curriculum! If you can come earlier at around 6.00 you will have a chance to catch up around our property project (please see separate item).

The research literature suggests that successful home-school partnerships display many of the following features:
  • Relationships in successful home-school partnerships are collaborative and mutually respectful.
  • Successful partnerships are multi-dimensional, and responsive to community needs.
  • Successful home-school partnerships are planned for; embedded within whole school development plans; well resourced and regularly reviewed.
  • Successful partnerships are goal oriented and focused on learning.
  • There is timely two-way communication between school and parents in successful partnerships.

Starting 15 February until 26 February we have Goal Setting meetings for children/parents and teachers to check in all together - How has the year started?, What's up?, What are we focussing on and why? 
Please book in with your child's teacher online asap:

Go to: http://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/
Enter the Worser Bay School Code CDT74..

We look forward to connecting in a multitude of ways over the next few weeks. Here's to 2016!
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