Dear Parents & Caregivers,
It has come to the time of the year when we start to think about our classes for 2021. If you wish us to take any information into consideration as we form classes, please email me. Please note that we do not accept any requests for specific teachers. Email your thoughts by Monday 2nd November and note that requests sent in after this date will not be able to be actioned.
Our class placement process is comprehensive. We gather data from teachers who then create draft lists considering social dynamics and student learning needs as well as ensuring a gender balance. We then rework the lists until we have our final class placements. Our teachers are wonderful observers and judges of the relationships in their rooms, and we tap into this expertise when making up class lists.
Towards the end of the year when students are told what class they will be in I encourage you to be positive about their class placement as they take their cue from you. Our children test our reaction to news to gauge how they should react, we need to be the reassurance they need. So be positive, reassure them and show them that you are confident that they will have a good year.
Last Friday was our annual Quiz Night. It was an outstanding event again -the organising team had gone to so much effort to make the hall look stunning, have a look on our Facebook page! It was such a fun night with the quiz, dancing, laughing and just enjoying ourselves. If you didn’t make it to this year’s quiz night, then please do not miss it next year! Huge thank you to the team who gave up their time to organise such a great event. A particular thanks to Manuka Doctor who sponsored the event.
Thank you to the team: Margot Kynoch, Vic and Hamish Edgar, Abby and Nick Maire, Shelley and Craig Cunningham, Jeremy Horton and Tori Arnold.
Ngā mihi nui