Principal’s Desk

Dear Parents/Caregivers

I hope you are managing to stay well and warm as we progress through the depths of winter. At least having now passed the shortest day we can tell ourselves that we are heading towards summer!

Mid-Year Students Achievement Reporting
During this week students in Years 3-6 will have their mid year Progress and Achievement report statements published on LincED. These statements as well as the recently published Progress Goals describe how your child is achieving and progressing in relation to the New Zealand Curriculum.

I’m sure that there will be many conversations over the coming days, sharing and celebrating the first half-year achievements and direction for the remainder of the year.

Personnel
Next term we would like to welcome back Megan Stedman who will be starting our next New Entrant classroom (along with Lynette Williamson).  

We are sorry to be losing Ruth, our Barista at the Elmwood Grind Cafe.  Thank you Ruth for managing our cafe for the last year and a half. We have enjoyed your hot drinks and we wish you well for the future.

If you know of anyone who would be interested in the part time Barista position, please see the advertisement below and get in contact with Vicki on 355 7192 extn:  706.

For those of you heading off on overseas holidays in the coming months and taking your children out of school, while it is not ideal from our perspective we do appreciate that for some families this is unavoidable.  Please ensure you notify our Receptionist Jo, in writing of your travel intentions on reception@elmwood.school.nz

Please be aware that we do not provide our students with any extra work whilst they are absent from school but do encourage them to keep a diary or scrapbook of their travels and read regularly while they are away.

The learning will I’m sure be in the travel experience!

Have a restful holiday break.

Paul