We have the usual programmes planned for Term 4 with Art Waikino, Round the Bridges, Athletics and Country Day all happening over October and November-these key dates will be shared in the newsletter today, and updated each week if anything new arises. I will be meeting with staff today to go over our planning for the Term, we have a hard working team looking forward to delivering more quality programmes and learning outcomes for our students. My thanks to them for ensuring a successful end to last Term while I was on leave. It is nice to be back and I am also looking forward to this term. My door is always open, feel free if you wish or need to call in and see me.
Our Value focus for Term 4 begins with Koramiko-the Bellbird, the seed carrier of Honesty and Truth which I think is a great value for the beginning of Term, thanks Ms Smith for choosing it for us. The events that occurred at the end of last term were regrettable, and I'm sure the rumour mill was working overtime during the course of the past month, however it is time for us all to move forward, to speak our truth, work together and to continue on what has always been an exceptional learning journey at Waikino School. I take heart from the following quote: "When something bad happens, you have three choices. You can either let it define you, let it destroy you, or you can let it strengthen you."
Step into Spring
We are welcoming Spring with a fun afternoon in the school garden. We invite all our parents, family and friends to join us after school on Friday to get stuck into the gardens and tick off a whole bunch of little jobs as we get ready for the growing season. We are getting the BBQ out, the kids can have a good play, and we hope that working parents will be able to pop around after work. This is a great way to catch up with friends, make some new ones, or just enjoy the fresh air & some good company! Bring along some gloves, gumboots & garden tools if you can.
Hope to see you there!
(Wet weather backup date is the next Friday)
Did your sunflowers give you more seeds than you could ever use?
How about swapping those extra seeds for something else, variety is the spice of life
Thanks to Amber, April, Lucas, Ruby and Julia from Room 2, there is a hanging seed collection in Te Kauri. Please help yourself, take something and leave something, swap what you don't need for what you do.