Newsletter Week 3, Term 1
My thoughts go out to those in our community who have been affected by cyclone Gabrielle. On Wednesday it was terrific to see our children, staff and parents back at school and keeping safe. My thoughts are with the families and friends who have lost someone, and the many thousands of people who are doing it tough in our dearly loved country of Aotearoa New Zealand. As the full scale of distruction is not fully known yet and potentially more lives are going to be lost we will continue to be thinking about those who will be impacted.
NZEI Union Meetings
Tahuna teachers will be attending NZEI off-site union meetings on Wednesday 1st March from 1.30pm. At these nation-wide meetings, teachers will discuss and vote on the following:
- Increasing classroom release time.
- More professional learning and development.
- Increasing support for children with higher needs.
- Reducing the teacher-student ratio in our classes.
It is important for the Government to address the issues around class sizes and learning support that we urgently need. As teachers we want the best for every student under our care and to do that we need more funding and resources.
Tahuna School will remain open and your child will be supervised. If you would like to pick your child up at lunchtime you’re most welcome to do so.
Congratulations to our award recipients as at assembly. You all have made a wonderful start to 2023.
Endeavour: Elijah and Eli
Endurance: Jurous and Paige
Maungaturoto: Sonika and Sophie
Adventure: Londyn and Jethro
Discovery: Tia and Decovan
Our new ICARE Pathway (Localised Curriculum)
We would like to reiterate our ICARE Pathway where the aim is to support implementing consistent school-wide processes that support students to be aware of their achievement & learning. Our priorities for our learners are relationships, learning and culture and in conjunction with our ICARES values of Integrity, Challenge, Ambition, Respect and Encourage. The pathway tracks progress that each learner is making and can then be monitored and learning practices modified appropriately. In this way, further progress is ensured and sustained so that learners are able to take responsibility for their own learning; the foundations for further and ongoing learning ‘Learners for Life’
Meet the Teacher Evening (Working together – Tahuna mahi tahi)
We have postponed the Meet the Teacher evening to Monday the 20th February. This will be a fantastic opportunity to meet your child’s teacher and hear about their exciting learning programmes/expectations for this year. It will be an opportunity to ask questions. We look forward to seeing you there. The junior classes start at 5pm – Endeavour, Endurance and Maungaturoto (middle) Maungaturoto, Adventure and Discovery at 5.30pm. These will be for 30 minutes.