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Principal Update - Week 4, Term 4 - 2022

Kia ora koutou.

Class Placements

Casses will be finalised by the 18th of November ready for the students to make their first visit to their new classes. I would like to remind you that this process has been lengthy and complex as we try to manage the varying needs of our students. However, as mentioned in previous messages, it is impossible to honour every request from parents as we try to maintain balance, social groups and the needs of the students. Once these classes are placed, there will be no changes. So please do not request to have your child’s class changed once classes have been announced. Making one change will necessitate other changes, which will lead to yet more changes, leading to a multiple knock on effect. This will put us back at square one and have to begin the process over. We have worked too hard for that, so this will not be happening.

Paid Union Meetings 18th November

At 1pm on Friday the 18th of November we will ask families who can, to pick up their children. We will have a small number of staff on site to support those students who cannot leave early on this day. Please advise the school office if your child will be staying at school so we can plan our activities for this afternoon. We apologise if this creates an inconvenience for your family

Staffing changes for 2023

I am pleased to announce that two new staff will be joining us in 2023. We welcome Hayley Wilson and Annie Smith to our teaching team for 2023. We are still in the process of finalising other appointments, so some classes will be announced next Friday without a teacher named.

Policy Review Term 4

This Term we are reviewing Health Safety and Welfare. A reminder that our policy can be found by going to the policy page on our school website. The review page can be found on the home page of our policy site. I will include an overview of our concerns and complaints as a reminder (click here). Please refer to this if you wish to raise a concern with someone here (please never raise a concern directly with a student!).

Are you planning on leaving us?

Please let us know if you will be moving or taking your children to another school next year (obviously not our Yr 6 Students! :-D). Also - please encourage families in our zone to let us know that they will be joining us next year (if they have not already). This will make our planning for 2023 so much easier!

Thanks to you all.


Isaac Day


Coming up in Term 3:

14th November (Monday) - EGS Athletic Sports

18th November (Friday) - New Classes Announced - 1st visit

18th November (Friday) - Paid Union Meeting Early finish at 1pm (For those who can)

22-25th November (Tue-Fri) - Year 6 Camp

23rd November (Wednesday) - Interschool Athletics

30th November (Wednesday) - Second visit to new classes

2nd December (Friday) - Reports go home

7th December (Wednesday) - third new class visit

8-9th December (Thur-Fri) - Year 5 Camp

8th December (Thursday) - Final BoT meeting of the year

12th December (Monday) - Year 6 Celebration 1pm

15th December (Thursday) - Final Day of the Year (Finish at 3pm)

16th December (Friday) - Tidy up morning (until 11am)

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