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Many Thanks to The Friends of Kauri Park School for putting on Saturday night's trivia night. Well done for bringinging the community together and allowing for so much fun!!

Important Information Concerning Measles

Further to our precautionary measures concerning measles, we can now advise you that the contagious period has expired and there is no reason for unimmunised students to be kept away from school.

To help this situation, we ask that you check your immunization status as well as that of your children.

Whilst the school maintains an immunization register, we would appreciate any updates that you have –particularly if it relates to the 4-year immunization. Please email these to admin@kauripark.school.nz

Finally, we will communicate all information that we have in a timely manner so please avoid phoning the office as they cannot answer those queries-if you have a questions please email terry@kauripark.school.nz

Week ending 20th September

Friday-Interschool Cross Country

Strategic Planning: At this time of the year the board begin the planning process for the next year. The current Annual Plan, Charter and Vision map are being displayed in the Library and we welcome your input into our 2020 plan.

The Vision Map is mainly focussed on our physical environment including learning and play spaces, both internally and externally. Many of the notable improvements that you see around the school have come from ideas generated through

this process.

Broadly speaking the three goals within our Charter provide the framework for us to plan ahead; these are:

Goal 1: Enabling each student to achieve their full potential by providing learning programmes that allow for the development of the whole child (teaching & learning)

Goal 2: Providing a safe, supportive and enjoyable environment: (physical, social & emotional development)

Goal 3: Developing meaningful and effective relationships with our community (developing a unique School Culture)

Please take some time to visit the library and add your thoughts to the wall.

Options: Thanks to all of our fabulous volunteers-you gave our children a fantastic experience

Kauri Park School 50th Jubilee Celebrations

Jubilee Planting: As part of the Jubilee celebrations one of the suggestions from our school community was to do some tree planting. Therefore, we propose to carry out two separate areas to plant. One will be dedicated to our current year six group and the other to our 2019 new entrant cohort. Each area will be planted so that they become part of either a play or learning space. We will work with our children to identify where the best sites may be and then prepare them. Depending on the weather we will pencil in the planting during the week of 26th August. It would be great to have additional help so please let your class teacher know via email. Further information will follow. email 50th@kauripark.school.nz and provide your name and best contact details.

We have been donated several hundred dollars which will go a long way towards buying the plants. If you also like to contribute to this you can do so by making a donation through our BOT Account-ASB 12-3109-0012236-00. Please reference it as Jubilee. https://www.kauripark.school.nz/50th

School Values

As part of our annual review process we have been looking at a way of streamlining our school values. Part of the reasoning is that we have nine values and our students struggle to remember them. We are trialling the following:

K Kindness

P Perseverance

S Service (new overarching value)

The other values are incorporated within these three key values.

We will work with our students to align all of the existing values under those three and also discuss with them what the construct of Service actually means as well as what it looks like.

Appropriate communication channels and practices.pdf

Important information about out of zone enrolments: As a result of the continuing high number of in zone enrolments, we cannot accept any new out of zone applications that do not meet the priorities listed below. The main reason for this is that in terms of teaching space our school is beyond capacity. Whilst the Ministry of Education are working with us on a long term solution, the reality is that significant construction is required to remedy the problem. The planning for this has not yet begun so we are probably at least two years away from returning to a sense of normality.

We apologize for not being able to accommodate your child at our school, however all of the schools in our area serve their students extremely well.

Applications for out of zone enrolment will be processed in the following order of priority:

First Priority This priority is not applicable as the school does not run a special programme approved by the Secretary for Education

Second Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of current students

Third Priority will be given to applicants who are siblings of former students

Fourth Priority will be given to any applicant who is a child of a former student of the school

Fifth Priority will be given to applicants who are children of board employees

Sixth Priority will be given to all other applicants

If there are more applicants in the second, third, fourth or fifth priority groups than there are places available, selection within the priority group will be by a ballot conducted in accordance with the instructions by the Secretary under Section 11G(1) of the Education Act 1989. Parents will be informed of the date of any ballot by notice in a daily or community newspaper circulating in the area served by the school.

Online Banking

Make payments to:

KPS Board of Trustees

12-3109-0012236-00

Please include purpose of payment and student name for any online transaction.

Contact Us

You can text absentee messages to +64 22 589 8577 or use the school app to do the same

Please include student name, room number, and reason.

Kauri Park School

16 McGlashen Place

Beach Haven 0626

New Zealand


Ph: +64 9 483 6539

Fax: +64 9 483 2967

email: office@kauripark.school.nz