News - Weekly Update
Our junior Taupiri Syndicate was blessed with superb weather as they embarked on their journey to Maungakawa Scenic Reserve on Monday. They had a great time exploring the local area in surroundings new to many of our students.
Thank you to our committed parents who stepped up to help us on the day - we truly appreciate your assistance.
Thank you to the many parents who took the opportunity to meet their child’s classroom teacher this week at our Parent Interviews. We were thrilled to have bookings for over 93% of children, it is so lovely to have the support of a wonderful parent community.
If you were unable to meet with your child’s teacher, please do make contact with them if you have any concerns.
We welcomed back our second group of tired campers last Friday after another successful camp. Though the group was also subject some very wet weather, they still had a fabulous time thanks to the excellent organisational skills of our team including our wonderful group of parent helpers. Thank you all for your amazing support.
As we approach our Easter weekend we extend to you our gratitude for your understanding of our precautions taken today in preparation for the expected storm front.
Children’s safety is always of paramount importance to us, and for this reason we did encourage you to collect your children early, or keep them home for the day, where possible. This can be difficult when parents work and have schedules that are not so easily interrupted, thankfully severe weather warnings don’t come our way too often!
We wish you all a wonderful Easter weekend, initially in the cosy indoors with your family, and then hopefully outdoors for some wonderful autumn weather. Keep safe and well and we look forward to seeing you all in Term 2 from Monday 1st May.
With a morning of heavy rain greeting our second group of Maungatautari Campers on Tuesday, the team set off well prepared to cope with the deluge that followed! Our parent helpers made the world of difference, camps wouldn’t even be a possibility without you and you have all coped beautifully with the adverse weather conditions.
Today the campers are enjoying a glorious day of sunshine, up until now they’ve been a little water sodden but happy - the rain certainly hasn’t dampened spirits!
As with our first camp, some timetable amendments were made due to the rain. Tonight the children will be camping in tents at the campground rather than at Dickie’s Flat - still enjoying the fun but at a drier location.
We are pleased to be able to share with you photos from Maungatautari Camp #1:
Have you booked your Parent Teacher Interview? A few slots are left so it isn’t too late.
Please be reminded of our shortened day of learning on Tuesday:
On Tuesday 11 April our plan is for teaching to continue for a solid four hour morning of learning for all children. Many students will be returning to school that day to participate (Year’s 3 - 6) in their conference, as follows:
Interview times are able to be booked for the following days:
Tuesday 11th April: 1:10pm - 7.00pm
Wednesday 12th April: 3:00pm - 5:24pm
If you require any assistance with your booking, please contact Kim at the school office on 856 9238.
We wish to advise families that we have scheduled a Teacher Only Day on Friday 16th June.
This day will involve our teachers participating in Numeracy professional development with Bruce Moody to further develop our implementation of the programme we began earlier this year.
This Teacher Only Day has especially been set for Fieldays Friday - a wonderful opportunity for you to take your children to this iconic event!
Our Junior Syndicate are excited to be embarking on their visit to to Sanatorium Hill at the Maungakawa Scenic Reserve on Monday. This is a perfect opportunity for the children to explore our local area and grow their appreciation of our outdoor environment, thinking about ways they can help to protect it.
We wish you a wonderful trip and hope that you have beautiful weather on the day! Thank you to the many parents who are helping us on the trip.
Our Maungatautari students on camp this week are reportedly having a fun time despite the soggy weather!
A few changes to the programme have been made and during yesterday's wet weather the team enjoyed indoor games at a local gym as well as swimming at the pool.
Today they've taken advantage of the break in the weather with a bush walk and visit to the tunnels - a fun time of exploration! Though they will no longer being camping outdoors at Dickie's Flat, they will have the opportunity to set up tents at Waihi Beach Christian Camp, their base for the duration of their stay.
We look forward to seeing our campers again tomorrow when they are due back at school around 2:15pm.