He iwitahi e mahi ana
Newsletter July 2022
It’s hard to believe that it is almost the end of another term. As I write this newsletter there is only 25 weeks until Christmas!
It has been a strange term with lots of children away due to illness and our lucky boys that are sunning themselves in Spain until August.
It has been fantastic to have two lovely boys join our school family. Bently Bryant and Honē Fa’aaliga have fitted in well, continued their learning at Rangitaki School and made good friends. Bently’s mum Diane was a pupil at Rangitaiki School herself.
I hope to have these out by the end of the week.
There will be a Whanau afternoon on Friday the 5th of August at 2.30pm-3.30pm
During this time, we will;
Supply a delicious afternoon tea
Have informal1:1 discussion time for parents wishing to discuss the report of their child’s learning with teachers.
Have a guest speaker sharing home reading tips and the new decodable texts.
Set aside time for students to share their learning with you.
Collect whanau voice on the way our school is run and any changes that we can make going forward.
Share bus service update (I have a meeting with the MOE and Bus network in the next few weeks)
The July school holidays start on Saturday the 9th of July and we start back on Monday the 25th.
I will be busy with my grandchildren for the first week and visiting other family members in the second week.
Term 3 will see us finish off learning about “Water for Life” with the enviro-schools facilitator and then start learning about ‘Our World’.
Recently we have started to learn about ‘questions’ and what makes a good question etc, We are going to have pen friends with residents at a retirement village in town, and will write letters and draw pictures for them, asking them questions and telling them about ourselves. At the end of Term 3, we hope to visit them and sing some songs.
We are going through a period of change at school. We are having some building work done to create a new meeting room space next to the staffroom. This work will be completed in term 3.
The library has had a major book cleanout and move around. It looks fantastic! We have a skip at school all this week so if you want anything that is ready to go in the skip bin, please grab It before it all goes on Friday.
The ladies from the Taupo Library have brought another 100 books to our school for families to borrow for the term. These are kept in the ‘playroom’ Please come and check them out and if you wish to borrow any just write them down in the book on the shelf.
I will be away for a week in September at the NZ Principals Conference in Christchurch. This Conference keeps me up to date with national initiatives, thought-provoking guest speakers, and valuable connection with a rural principals group session.
Happy Faces having a popcorn party.
Regards Andrea Haycock – Principal