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25 September 2020

posted 24 Sept 2020, 16:54 by Carolyn Brett   [ updated 24 Sept 2020, 22:08 ]
We are now at the end of Term 3 with plenty on the plan ticked off and more to be achieved over the final Term of 2020. Term 4 tends to be even more 'full' than the other three, so please take note of the multitude of dates and actions that will come your way early next term as we enter the final fling!

In Term 4, a Summer term, please remember your children need to bring a sunhat to school daily - even if it's raining as we never know what changes in the course of a day. You can check out the Sun Smart Policy here:

On that note, we have a new shade sail for the sandpit being installed and, of course, we are hoping our outdoor classroom will be ready for the arrival back to school. The Character Strength of 'Hope' cannot be underestimated! We always count on lots of opportunities for Education Outside of the Classroom (EOTC) in the final term along with a final push with the 'basics' against our annual Reading, Writing and Maths targets. We were determined not to take the accelerator off in this tipsy topsy year, we haven't and the mahi is paying off, thanks to you too for the engagement in your child's learning and progress. "It takes a village......"

A parent Working Bee, Children's Disco, End of Year Progress Discussion with your child's Base Group teacher, End of Year, Year 6 Leavers events and the 2020 School Community 'Wrap' will all be a go (Everything crossed for Level 1 to stay with us). At this time, our heads are very much in 2021 mode as we look to transition for children moving spaces, designing of learning programmes, building of annual plans and target setting...... even down to good ol' stationery lists and how many sharpies are really required!!

We talk about the absolute value we place on our whole child philosophy - academic AND physical AND social AND emotional....... wellbeing in order for our children to have a chance to not just get by - but to live a flourishing life in the future. 

That's my desire for the staff over this break. The requirement to take heed of their whole person too and take the steps needed to be their best 'person' too.

We need to practice what we 'teach'. Please see our Positive Education/Wellbeing model below.