Newsletter volume twenty: the half-time whistle in the school year! Despite it having been a nine week term, it’s been a fairly full on one and many of the kids will benefit from having a break. There aren’t too many changes coming up for the start of term three: Kim Mead returning to room 2 being the most obvious. We are indebted to Jacqui Paulin for doing such a fine job in minding the fort while Kim was swanning around the globe.
However… this is not “farewell Miss Paulin”: the Board of Trustees has agreed to keep Jacqui on board. To help us make sure all new entrants get the best deal we can provide, she will be joining Shona Hoffman in room 5 and sharing the teaching load in there. Based on the currently “known to be starting soon five-year-olds”: Jacqui and Shona will end up with a class of new entrants each – probably for the start of term 4.
At the other end of the school, Sharon Witheford will be teaching groups of year 5 & 6 kids from room 3 and 11; both of which have roll numbers in the mid-thirties. The BOT is supporting this initiative too; for the same reason that they are supporting the room 5 initiative: it’s about the kids getting more “teacher-time” as the teacher-pupil ratio is better.
Our apologies to the families who missed out on the junior disco in particular. For safety reasons, numbers (and therefore ticket sales) have to be limited. It has not been an issue in the past – we’ve been able to accommodate everyone who wanted a ticket. The popularity of the event was not anticipated – this is the first time tickets have been sold out. It didn’t help either that some people were told that there would be door sales – apologies for that too.
For future such events: there will never be door sales – pre-purchase will be necessary; and to improve access to the junior event - year four students will get access to the senior disco only.
Your involvement with your kids’ mid-year progress checks is appreciated; by students and teachers alike. Some of you have appointments for your year 5 & 6 learners scheduled for next term; thank you for that flexibility – it is appreciated.
Te Kotahitanga …
HEADS UP! MAORI WHANAU HUI next term; date still to be set. All Waverley Maori whanau welcomed and encouraged to attend. - Mrs J, Mrs Burdon & Mrs Marley
KAPA HAKA UNIFORM SORTING DAY
- Saturday 12th July, 11am-12pm in staffroom
- Sorting uniforms into correct sizes
- Allocating uniforms, waistbands and headbands into specified numbers. Anyone able to help will be appreciated:
Mā pango, mā whero, ka oti te mahi / when we unite the work will soon be done :) - Mrs J