Week One Term Two 2-6 May
First day of Term 2 Monday 2nd May
PTA meeting on Wednesday at 7pm in the library
Rugby fun day on Friday
Poutama Assembly on Friday at 9.15am in the hall
Check out the Junior page to see a video of a day in the life of our tamariki in team Whakatipu.
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Monday 2 May 2016.
Woo-Hoo Term 2!
I kept our Deputy Principal Mr Els company on road patrol this morning, along with Ihaka and Kendra who were our student road patrollers. It was lovely to see all the happy parents as they returned to school and left their tamariki with us, and to say hello, but it was even nicer to see our keen and happy tamariki returning with broad smiles (except one who had fallen over on the way) to Redwood School… Reddie Learners ready to learn.
After an amazingly sunny holiday the sun has kept shining on the first day back. Our tamariki have settled back so well and it has been a pleasure to visit all the classrooms and say hello in the morning.
We have a great group of teachers and support staff at Redwood School and its lovely for me to be able to work with such a positive and focussed team!
New staff, new tamariki
We have welcomed some more New Entrant children and their families/whanau and we have begun a new class (Room 1/Ruma tahi) in Team Whakatipu. Ruma tahi/rua (Rooms 1/2) will work together as a cooperative learning space with two teachers, Monique Ewan-Doyle and a new teacher to the school Katelyn Whitaker. Mr Els (Deputy Principal), in Room 16, will share teach with Rebecca Gibbs who has joined us this term.
We welcome our new tamariki, whanau and staff to Redwood School. We will be formally welcoming all our new tamariki, whanau and staff later in this term.
Proud Principal… end of term 1
I was thrilled at the end of Term 1 with what our tamariki had achieved. It was a great start to the year with our children doing so many positive things in school and out of school. Our tamariki have achieved well in sport, their learning and socially.
We focussed in Term 1 on the value of ‘respect’. This is one of our three core values the other two being ‘responsibility’ and ‘relationships’. At the end of the term I had mountains of positive feedback from parents/whanau, staff and community about our children showing respect. From simple cheery greetings, opening a door for others, picking up rubbish in the playground to helping others, supporting others at camp and at sport and many more, respect was shown in so many contexts.
I gave four special Principal’s certificates at the end of the term to tamariki who had been particularly brought to my attention for showing the value of respect… Lucas and Cohen G for respecting others at the Redwood Library (the librarians specially contacted the school), Mya L for using the value of respect so well at home and Brooke S who showed both respect and responsibility in helping one of her classmates who had a bad accident in the playground. These four stood out as having used their Reddie Learner values in very special ways.
It has been great to see our children grow in their use of our core values.