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Principal Update - Week 2, Term 2 - 2022

Right, this video isn't my best work (arguably, none of my videos are particularly good examples!! :-D, but I am sure you'll forgive me!). The good news is we get most of the way through before talking about anything related to Covid! :-)

Here goes...

Kia ora koutou.

This week we just provide some reminders about things; Term dates, our curriculum, finding our policies, concerns and complaints, board elections and getting some support for our calendar fundraiser.

Upcoming dates this Term

  • May 19th - (4pm) Accelerated learning in maths parent info session (invite).

  • May 20th - Pink Shirt Day (next Friday)

  • May 25th - E Pro8 Interschool, Board Meeting

  • May 30th to June 3 - IEP week

  • June 3 - Rugby in School Coaching (TRU)

  • June 6th - Queen’s Birthday Monday.

  • June 8th - EGS Cross Country (pp. day the 9th)

  • June 14th - Interschool Cross Country (pp. day the 16th)

  • June 15th - Quick Rip Tournament (Yrs 4-6)

  • June 24th - Matariki Day Holiday

  • June 30th - Board Meeting

  • TERM ENDS 8th of July at 3pm

Our curriculum

This has been a bit of work over the last few years. The BIG IDEAs statements can be found on our website. Teachers use these to plan the depth and knowledge/skills to be taught, how these will be assessed, and how to support the students who need help or are excelling. Click this link to find out more. For our key learning dispositions, which will also be taught as part of this curriculum work, click here.


A reminder that our policy can be found by going to the policy page on our school website. An overview of concerns and complaints is included on this page, or by clicking here, so please refer to this if you wish to raise a concern with someone here (please never raise a concern with a student!). I will provide review details in my next update.

Board elections

These are happening this year and we do need some people to put their name forward. If you are interested, please speak to me or Lisa Charles, and we can chat to you about the work we are doing. We are looking for more diversity on our Board, so if you are keen to support our school and ALL of its students and whanau, let us know.

  • Call for Nominations by Friday, 15th July 2022

  • Close Supplementary Roll on Wednesday, 3rd August 2022

  • Nominations Close on Friday, 5th August 2022

  • Voting Papers Issued by Wednesday, 10th August 2022

  • Election Day on Wed 7th September

  • Accept Postal Votes until Monday, 12th September 2022

  • Count Votes on Tuesday, 13th September 2022

  • Board Takes Office on Wednesday, 14th September 2022

  • 1st Meeting of New BoT will be held on Thursday, 22nd of September 2022

Calendar Fundraiser

Our wonderful calendar team will not be with us next year as their children move on to the next stage of their formal education. So we need some new folks to take up the mantle. If you are keen, let us know and we can point you in the direction of our current team so you can 'learn the ropes'! :-)

As always - if you need anything, contact your child's teacher and they will be happy to help. If you need to contact me, please do so through the school office (ph. 5477480, or email

Have a great fortnight.


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