The term has absolutely flown by and it is hard to believe that we have just over one week of the term remaining. We have a busy few weeks ahead as reports are finalised to be sent home next week and as we prepare for our Celebration Assembly at the end of next week. We are also close to finding out what HOUSE will take out this terms competition. It has been a close competition with children earning points in class, the playground, during inter house competitions, and at assemblies. We have had three 10/10 assemblies in a row this term, which is a world record!
DODGEBALL INTER HOUSE COMPETITION
On Tuesday the grand final for the inter House Dodgeball competition took place in our school hall. Each term we hold a House sporting competition that spans the term and all of the comps are held during the lunchbreak, teams often including students of all ages from across the school. It is a great way to foster tuakana teina (the older fostering the younger), and the children make the most of the opportunities. This term the winning House for the Dodgeball round is…
MATUKU MOANA – BLUE HERON
Congratulations on a great effort Matuku Moana, you played as a team and achieved a result you can all “Stand Proud” of!
Reporting on Student Achievement
All of the teachers have been working really hard over the term collecting a wide range of data to inform teaching and learning programmes, and also to assist in writing reports and updating learning portfolio information regarding achievement and progress.
At the end of the term we will be sending home the mid year written reports. This is supported by your child’s learning portfolio and is a summary of their learning levels against National Standards. Our core beliefs regarding reporting to parents at WBS are that teachers can demonstrate that they know your child both as a person, and academically.
The written report is followed by a Learning Catch up in term three, which is a scheduled time you can come into school to meet formally with your child’s teachers and talk about their life and learning at school. This happens early in the following term so the information from the report is still “fresh” and we can discuss your child with some information to support us moving forward. We look forward to these opportunities to meet with you as we know that a positive home and school partnership leads to greater success for kids at school.
Learning Catch Ups online booking
These will be made available from next week, which will allow 6 weeks for you to go online and book a time with your child’s teacher/s.
Each parent/child will be allocated approx half an hour in the classroom. This will include 15 minutes with your child sharing their learning and environment, and 15 minutes with the teacher.
If you are unable to access the school interviews online please phone Cherie in the school office (5441113) and we can support you in making a time. Also if you have more than one child it would be advisable to book as early as possible to ensure your times are as convenient as possible.
SCHOOL DISCO – Thanks PTA!!!
We would like to say a massive thank you to all of the people who support our PTA in providing opportunities like the school disco for our children. Reports back from the night were that a great time was had, lots of dancing from kids and even some teachers! The hall was filled with good music and positive vibes 🙂
We would also like to all parents and whanau who supported and arrived on time to collect all children safely from the hall.
PIE DAY FRIDAY
$5 Lunch Combo
Order forms have been sent home with every child
Orders now available www.welcomebay.school.nz then click on the ‘OUR SHOP’ button.
Instructions for online ordering will be on the back of order forms
During Term 2 and Term 3 we will not be selling Juicies. We are offering Fruit Drink Boxes (250ml) instead. Three flavours available.
PRE-ORDER Thursday 30 June 8:30-9am – Courtyard outside school office
Delivery lunchtime Friday 1 July, all lunches must be pre-ordered
Please make sure you complete an order/form for each child
Flight Deck giving back to the environment
This week Flight Deck took part in the dune restoration in the Mount. Our tamariki helped restore degraded dunes through planting and weeding for dune protection and survival. On Monday the children planted 228 Pingao and 24 Spinifex, a total of 252.
New Website and newsletter format
Remember to share with everyone you know about the newsletter format, we had a 50% open rate last week from 149 families and it would be great to grow this each week. Remember you can access the newsletter via an email link or directly through our website via the “Our school information” drop down menu.
Have a great week.
Nik House – Principal