Tena Koutou Katoa,
E mihi ana au ki a koutou, e hoa mā, o te tau hou!
Welcome to the new school year - a start like no other!
This term I am learning to speak te reo and wanted to practise via my newsletter to you.
Ko Fiona Cavanagh toku ingoa
Ko Tahuna ahau
Ko kura Tuatahi o Tāhuna
Tena koutou tena koutou tena koutou katoa.
Thank you for preparing your child to return to school with a positive attitude, correct uniform and ready to learn. The staff are very well prepared to welcome back students for a second year or begin the year with new students who will remain with them for 2 years. It is really pleasing to welcome back a stable staff. This provides security for students and for the school. I feel very privileged to be leading such a wonderful team!
You will have noticed that construction work is happening in Rooms 25 and 26 which will accommodate the Playcentre towards the end of this term. We are expecting Rooms 28 and 29 to be removed from our site at the end of this term and replacement classrooms arriving from the High School. Eventually we will have 9 new classrooms from the High School replacing sub standard rooms on our site. We will keep you informed as further information is received from the Ministry of Education.
Thank you for taking advantage of our whanau time this afternoon. It was lovely to see so many of you having fun with your children and taking this opportunity to meet your child’s teacher. Please look out for communication in relation to parent interviews and 3 way conferences. We like to know how we can better meet the needs of your child by having these early conversations.
As we progress through the term and the year, you will be asked to complete short surveys. Please look out for these as your constructive feedback assists us in improving our school. Students and staff will also provide feedback. Next week, our Presiding Member (Board Chair) will present a video of the goals the Board and school are working towards this year. Jeannie Galavazi is our PM and leads the Board of QPS. She works closely with the other members, including myself to ensure we are a successful school.
Have a wonderful weekend out on the trails or in the lake!