Current notices are listed below. Old notices from the last month (if any) are listed below them.
In term 1 and 4, as part of our SunSmart policy, we ask that all children wear a school sunhat when outside. Hats are available from the school office for $12.50. It is important that we teach our children the Slip, Slop, Slap, Slurp rules for summer and children without a hat will be asked to play in a shaded area of the school.
Teachers and syndicate leaders will shortly be starting the onerous task of compiling the class lists for 2020. This is a lengthy process into which we put a lot of time and thought.
Any requests should be in writing with valid reasons given. We ask that you email your requests to Fiona Charters firstname.lastname@example.org
It is important to note that no guarantees are offered as this task falls into the ‘attempting to please everyone’ basket which is impossible. Nevertheless, we will do our best! Any parent request must be in by Friday 1 November.
It is also important to note that when compiling the class lists we take into account the following points: parent requests, previous teachers’ recommendations, student requests, providing each class with a balance of girls and boys, year groups, ensuring we have a behavioural balance, splitting any ‘negative’ social dynamics and combining the positive, matching learning styles with teaching styles, avoiding personality clashes etc. etc. etc…
In general, we do our very best to be all things to all people and to do the very best for each child. This is obviously an onerous task but one that we are committed to as everyone benefits from getting it as ‘right’ as we possibly can. We will do our best to actively and positively respond to all requests but in some cases, we will not be able to oblige.
The students will be told which class they are in on the afternoon of Friday 6 December and Class Lists will be posted for viewing outside the admin block by 3.00pm on the same day.
The table below outlines how we will be organising the school for the 2020 School Year. As you can see there are a number of changes and some new names. In thinking about any class list request for 2020, you might like to bear this table in mind.
How do I access my child’s LINC-ED page?
If you have any problems with access please contact: Fiona Charters. She will be available in person IN THE OFFICE. This is the best point of contact for technical issues as what parents can see is different to how teachers view the system.
LINC-ED is supported on all modern browsers, for example Google Chrome or Safari.
Click the Lost your Password button.
Enter the email address you have given the school to send you communication. Click Get New Password.
An email will be sent to you containing a link for you to click on. The link will take you to a page where you will see your new password.
If you choose to, you can delete the automatically generated password and enter your own strong, secure password then click Reset Password.
Enjoy reading about your child's learning. Later on in the year/next year, teachers will be adding comments and evidence of work for students. You will be able to view and listen to examples of your child’s learning and once the system is working well, become part of the conversation by writing a comment or adding a 'Like' to the post.
LINC-ED can be used on your mobile phone.
The following information gives you instructions on how to do this.
To give you quick access to LINC-ED on your smartphone you can simply add a button on your home screen:
1. Open your school's LINC-ED site in Safari: waikanae.linc-ed.com
2. Tap on the share icon on the bottom of the page.
3. From the list that appears select 'Add to Home Screen'
4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
1. Open your school's LINC-ED site in Chrome: waikanae.linc-ed.com
2. Tap on the three dot menu and select 'Add to Home Screen'
The key points about this day are as follows.
The first day of Term 1 2020 will be Monday 3 February. This day will be a full day of Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews. Our booking site will be open during the holidays. This means that normal classes will begin for all students on Tuesday 4 Feb at 9.00am.
Our School is proud to be part of the KickStart Breakfast Club with Weetbix and Milk kindly provided by Sanitarium and Fonterra! All Tamariki are welcome to come along for breakfast between 8.30 and 8.50am in the hall on Monday and Friday of every week. Everything will be provided so just come along, have a yummy breakfast and catch up with friends before school starts. We aim to start with only a few days initially to see how things go but increase to every day once things are settled in and we have volunteers to help with managing the breakfasts – so if you are interested helping out give the Office a call on 04 902 6544.
Stay in touch and get the App, just go to Playstore / Appstore and search Waikanae Primary School and download for Free!!
A few tips…
· To make sure you only get the Alerts you want and not those that you don’t, go into the Hamburger Menu, find ‘Alert Subscriptions’ and turn on the Alert groups that you want to receive messages from.
· Are you a Sports Coach? Would you like to push out Alerts to your Team? If you do then contact the office so that we can give you the power.
· Remember that alerts are free to send and free to receive.
· This App also works well on Android Tabs and IPads! Put it on all of your devices!!