Welcome back to Term 2!
Together we have achieved a lot over the last few months.
Over the holidays teaching staff undertook further professional development on using digital technology to enhance learning and looking at different tools that we can use for this. The Board of Trustees is committed to supporting ongoing resourcing in this area so we are currently in the process of purchasing more Chrome Books to use alongside our computers and iPads.
I would like to thank everyone who was involved in our recent Year 8 camp at Motu Moana. It was great to have the support and help of so many parents, siblings and wider whanau. A highlight for me was seeing students encouraging and helping each other to meet new challenges! We have managed to secure an earlier booking for Year 8 camp next year at the end of Term 1.
Year 7 classes kicked off the term with trips to MOTAT. It has been wonderful to have parental help and support so that we can undertake these trips. These experiences will help your child develop their ideas and thinking within areas of study this term. Thank you.
Our main school fundraising event, a knowledge ATHON, will take place this term. The funds raised contribute to lowering the overall cost of Year 8 camp and supporting wider school resourcing and events such as ‘Art Week’, library resources and sporting equipment. We appreciate your support in encouraging your child to participate. Donation of any prizes would be greatly appreciated.
Applications for the Ski Trip next term and Japan Trip at the end of Term 3 are still being accepted. We need more students for these to proceed.
We have some exciting events coming up this term, including our Campus Music Concert, Matariki Celebrations and Science roadshow.
A number of people are enquiring about enrolment for 2016. Enrolment Forms are now available online or from the school office. Our exciting Orientation ‘EXPO’ for potential students and their families will take place early next Term.
Special congratulations to Faithleen Tou, Room 2, who has been selected for the NZ Junior Disability Wheelchair Basketball Team. We are very proud of her! An interview with Faithleen will screen on TV One ‘7 Sharp’.
He taonga rongonui te aroha ki te tangata
Goodwill towards others is a precious treasure