Newsletter Week 8, Term 1

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Newsletter Week 8, Term 1

Principal Comment
As we near the end of Week 8, I have been impressed with our tamariki in class who are focused on their learning and role-modelling our ICARE Value of Challenge eke panuku. This makes me a super proud Principal alongside seeing our hardworking staff delivering meaningful and interesting learning programmes.

Special News 
Good luck to Emma who is now on maternity leave. We wish her, Matt and the boys all the best with the new arrival of their baby girl! We love your bubbly personality and smile that lights up our world!

We would like to welcome Farida Davis as our new office administrator maternity leave cover who will start on Monday.

Attendance and Engagement
We continue to focus on this MoE initiative to ensure all children are regularly attending school. Our target is to have 90% of our tamariki attending school regularly. Thank you for your support with our target.

Class awards
Congratulations to all our children who received an award at our assembly:

Endeavour – Elijah and Eli
Endurance – Eden and Florence
Maungaturoto – Jane and Zoe
Adventure – Megan and Kaycee
Discovery – Bridee and Rebecca

Fishing Competition
Good luck to everybody who has entered into the Friends of School fishing Competition this weekend. A big thank you to our FOS who have put in lots of time and effort into organising our annual event.

Parent – Teacher Interviews
The booking information was sent out on Schoolstream. This is a great opportunity to discuss your child’s learning progress and next learning steps. The parent – teacher interviews are Monday 3rd and Tuesday 4th of April.

Interschool Swimming
Congratulations to Amarni-Rose, Olive, Ridge, Fletcher, Olivia, Marley, Zane, Eva, Rebecca, Jethro, Logan, Bridee, Emerson, Ryan and Mason who represented our school. 

3rd Place – Rebecca (9yr old girls)
1st Place – Bridee (10yr old girls)

1st Place – Ridge (7yr old boys)
3rd Place – Flecther (7yr old boys)
3rd Place – Zane (8yr old boys)
4th Place – Amarni-Rose (7yr old girls)
2nd Place – Eva (9yr old girls)
2nd Place – Bridee (10yr girls)

4th Place – Amarni-Rose (7yr old girls)

2nd Place – Eva (9yr old girls)
2nd Place – Bridee (10yr girls)

1st Place – Ridge (7yr old boys)
2nd Place – Fletcher (7yr old boys)
6th Place – Jethro (9yr old boys)
4th Place – Bridee (10yr old girls)

2nd Place – Amarni-Rose (7yr old girls)
4th Place – Olivia (8yr old girls)

Medley Event
1st Place – Bridee 

Relay Event
5th Place – Tahuna School (Girls)
5th Place – Tahuna School (Boys)

NZEI Strike
We appreciated the great support teachers and principals received. To reiterate we have concern for:

  • 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. It has been an ongoing issue for schools for a long time and it needs to be addressed by the Government. Generations are and will be impacted for many years to come unless it is addressed. 

Teacher Only Day
On Monday the 24th April is a TOD for teachers to work on the curriculum refresh and other learning priorities for our school. 

Black and White day
Thank you for supporting this special day. Tahuna School raised $109 for Hawkes Bay and Tairawhiti Schools who were affected by the floods.

Donation – Library Books
Thanks to Ana-Marie for kindly donating lots of books for our library.

Ngaa mihi
Phillip and Staff

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