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End of Term 1 Update 2024

Kia ora koutou.

Here we are at the end of Term 1, and it has flown by!

This message is just a quick one to round off this Term but also to remind you of some things coming up early in the new Term. :-)

Term Two - Learning Conferences

For those of you new to the school (and for the 'old hands' :-D). We have learning conferences happening in Term 2 on the 15th and 16th of May. Most classes will have these and you can book your conferences at using the code wbqb8. We encourage you to bring your child along to these conferences to share in the learning discussions. Should you wish to discuss matters without your child, please make an alternative time with your child's teacher. Bookings will be opened for whanau on Friday the 12th of April.

Concerns and Complaints

Please remember that we do have a process for concerns and complaints and many of these are managed without too much difficulty. From time-to-time there can be challenges and emotions involved, and the difficulty increases as a concern escalates into something bigger. The flow chart below may help you in the event that you feel the need to raise a concern (which we appreciate because these often provide opportunities for us to improve and get better at what we do). We encourage you to raise concerns in ways that maintain positive relationships, and with our kids best interests at heart. The full policy can be viewed through the policies page of this website. :-)

Staff changes for Term 2

In Term 2 Jillian Porter will move back into Room 1 alongside Rachel Perry in the New Entrant area of the school. Whaea Louise Reader will then take maternity leave from May until Term 4. The team has been in contact with whanau to advise you of these changes.

Julie Barry will also teach Room 1 as Jillian's DP release teacher. Julie will be handing over some aspects of her learning needs co-ordination role, but she will continue to deliver structured literacy support for students. I thank Julie for her work with learning needs while I was on leave last year.


We wish all of the students a restful break to recharge their brains for more learning in Term 2. I will leave you with a short video of a couple of fun activities over the last few days of the Term.

Ka kite.


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