Nga mihi o te ata.
Term three screeched to a close today - the kids can now get a well-earned break. Term three is as congested as any other term; but this year’s version has been pretty intense with Polyfest, Whanau night, Sing Out, and the annual Gymsport Festival all coming one on top of the other. In addition to this, the Tuinga Tahi kids are continuing to prep for next term’s Putangitangi competitions - while also polishing and performing our Polyfest routine on Wednesday morning for the New Zealand Principals Federation annual conference - yup: just enough going on…
From the BOT...
Kia ora Waverley Park School whanau.
Term 3 has certainly been an action packed one with Waverley Park children, their families / whanau and our community being in the thick of it all. It is always heartening to know that you are part of the Waverley Park School community. Our children and our staff always work hard and set high standards for themselves. We as parents get to reap the benefits by sharing with them that sense of accomplishment and feeling of pride. So well done to you all!
It is my pleasure on behalf of the BOT to welcome Barry Morrison onto our board. Barry is married to Hilary, His son Callan attended Waverley Park and his daughter Summyr- Rose will be attending in 2015. Barry has been co-opted onto the board for his experience at both governance and management levels. You may remember him as manager of the Eastern Suburbs Tavern. At present he is the Manager of the Lonestar Restaurant and Bar. We look forward working with another child-centred and community focused trustee.
Thank you once again to you all for your support, have a great break with friends and family. Have heaps of fun and make lots of wonderful memories.
Lisa Tou- Mc Naughton
On behalf of the WPS BOT
During the term, the five Waverley Park gym teams have been practising in preparation for the province-wide Gymsport Festival held at James Hargest College last Sunday. It was a great day for the kids. They performed well. participated well and were a good advertisement for Waverley Park kids in general.
The girls’ teams the Blue Rockers and the Energizer Bunnies both garnering ‘A’ grade scores; as did their male counterparts - the DJ Snakes and Worm War 2; and the Glucklich Girls scored a not-easy-to-get ‘Elite’ award.
The incredibly well-coached “Worms” came within one point of an elite award: their performance being recognized when they were invited to perform their floor routine as part of the ‘demonstration of excellence’ at the end of the programme; Riley also selected to perform his vault in the same event.