Notices and Updates
Current notices are listed below. Old notices from the last month (if any) are listed below them.
In response to our community consultation last year for our ‘reporting on learning to be strengthened and use more technology,’ we are delighted to be able to launch our new reporting system, LINC-ED from Monday 20 May. To provide you with further information about this new system, we are holding an information evening on Wednesday 22 May from 7-8pm in the staffroom. Please let the office know if you plan to attend. Tea and coffee will be provided.
An email regarding our new reporting system and how to log in to see your child’s learning will be sent out on Monday 20 May but to find out more, please come along to our information evening where we will be talking about:
why we are using Linc-Ed, the vision;
what you will see about your child’s learning, their progressions through the years, their next steps;
how you can help with further learning at home and
the technical side of how to log in and use the information if you are having difficulty.
This information evening is an overview of the new system. To discuss your individual child’s learning and ‘where they’re at,’ please make an appointment at our Parent Teacher interviews early June (visit our website for details). If you cannot make one of these appointments and wish to speak to a teacher about learning, please email them.
If you are unable to make the Information Evening on 22 May but are having technical problems, there will be a member of staff available before and after school for a short while. Details will be in the email next week.
We look forward to seeing you.
CONFIRMED INDUSTRIAL ACTION. STRIKE ACTION ON WEDNESDAY 29 MAY 2019. SCHOOL CLOSED ALL DAY.
Teachers will definitely be striking on Wednesday 29th May. This will mean that the school will be closed for the whole day.
There will be no student supervision available at the school and parents will be required to make alternative childcare arrangements. Buses will not be running. Funzone will be offering childcare during this time. If you wish to use this option please contact Funzone through 080 05439696 or via their website www.funzone.co.nz Any costs associated with this are to be met by families and parents. Unfortunately, due to the Governments intransigence, it is likely that industrial action will carry on throughout the year. In my view, there will more strike action. Please be prepared for a lengthy campaign with its associated disruptions.
Board of Trustees Meeting
BOT MEETING THURSDAY 30 MAY Our monthly Board meeting is being held on Thursday 30 May at 7.30pm in the staffroom. All are welcome. Reports are
available from the office after Friday 24 May
Board of Trustees Elections
The Waikanae School Board of Trustees has what is called a ‘split’ Board. This means that we have Board elections every 18 months where some of the positions come up for election rather than all positions every three years. Elections this year will be held in June for three parent representatives for a three year term. Being a Board member is a very worthwhile method of supporting your child’s education and I urge you to consider standing for election.
Key dates for the election are as follows:
8 May Roll Closes
10 May Call for Nominations
24 May Nominations Close
29 May Voting Papers Sent Out By
Noon 7 June Election Day (voting closes)
13 June Votes Counted By
14 June Board Takes Office
Monday 3rd June. Queen's Birthday Holiday School Closed
The School will be closed Monday 4th June as it is a Public Holiday. Queens Birthday.
KickStart Breakfast Club with Weetbix and Milk kindly provided by Sanitarium and Fonterra!
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.
Waikanae Primary School Mobile App.
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!!
Notices from the last month:
- Lock Down Practice 12.15pm Wednesday 8th May 8 May 2019 - 15 May 2019
- School Closing for Stop Work Meeting. 12.30pm Thursday 9 May 1 April 2019 - 9 May 2019
- Changes Ahead for the Waikanae Beach Bus Services 6 December 2018 - 1 May 2019