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Our parent teacher conferences will be on THURSDAY 29th August.This is to meet with your child’s teacher and discuss their learning.
They will run from 2.00pm until 8.00pm. These conferences are for 10 minutes each. School will remain open until 3.00pm, but you may wish to pick up your children from 2.00pm onwards.
To make your booking click on the 'school interview' logo
Please make sure only one booking for each child is made. Booking early will ensure you have a good chance of choosing a time that suits you best.
Week ending 30rd August
Last week we kicked off our Options Programme and it has been great to see the range of different activities taking place. There are several benefits to this bi-annual programme. Children work in small groups in an area that they have chosen. They also work alongside different students and adults from their normal day. Today as I returned with my own wet, muddy and happy group, I walked past a small group who were busy preparing their skateboard decks. Togged out in ear muffs and dust masks, they were busy operating orbital sanders and having a ball!
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
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: This programme begins for our Year 3-6 students next Friday. Information about what to wear or bring will come home next week ready to start. If you would like to help out during any of the days please let the Mr. Ashcroft know – firstname.lastname@example.org. Even if you can’t make all of the sessions we would love for you to be involved. Dates: 16, 23, 30th August & 6th September. 9am to 11am.
Reading Information Evening
Do you want to find out more about what to do when listening to your child’s daily reader as well as how you can help your child?
Join us for an information evening!
While this is aimed mostly at a junior level of reading, this invitation is for every parent and there will be a time available for you to ask questions.
Date: Thursday 12th September
Time: 7.00pm – 8.00pm
Where: School library or Hall
(depending on numbers).
Yummy sticker promotion back on. Please bring in Yummy apple stickers to school during Terms 2 & 3. The more we collect, the more money we will receive to buy sports equipment.
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 email@example.com 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
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:
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.
Make a diorama based on a book of your choice (fiction or non-fiction)
Due by 19 August (to Mr Campbell)
Prizes for best Junior / Middle / Senior diorama
Judging for prizes is for dioramas made completely by students themselves. If adults would like to build a diorama with their child please indicate this when bringing it in. We will happily display it, but not judge for the competition :-)
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.
Make payments to:
KPS Board of Trustees
Please include purpose of payment and student name for any online transaction.