From the Principal

What a wonderful start to the new school year.  Our family BBQ was very successful with 35 out of 40 families attending the event.  Feedback from parents and teachers was very supportive and positive.  Again, I would like to welcome all of new students, families (and teacher, Ms Armstrong) to our school community.

At the BBQ evening, I had an opportunity to discuss our student achievement results for 2013.  This information can also be viewed on our school webpage.

As you may already be aware, last week the Board of Trustees decided to ‘ditch’ the School Donations that many of our families pay.  A link can be found on our school webpage regarding an article written by the Manawatu Evening Standard about school and the position it has taken regarding school donations.

Next week, we warmly welcome our visitors from the Education Review Office (ERO).  They will be working in the school for 3 days. We look forward to this external evaluation, which complements our own ongoing self-review.

Yesterday and today our 3 way conferences were held. If you did not have an opportunity to meet the teacher to discuss student goals and learning, please don’t hesitate to make an appointment with them.

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