Welcome back to our School 2014
Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia ora,
My first two weeks as Acting Principal
have been filled with happiness and joy. I wish to thank all of you for your kind words of encouragement and advice.
Thank you for your participation at the Big Brockville Barbeque last Wednesday evening. We have had lots of positive feedback regarding the event. Thank you also to the Brockville health and social committee, your surveys and input on the night was well received.
Our Board of Trustees has been very busy preparing our school charter. This annual document provides important information about our vision and where we are heading as a school over the next three years. The charter will be available for viewing very soon.
Computers in homes has started in the last two weeks. We have twenty families currently enrolled. Participants are involved with a full range of computer skills and training over an eight-week period. I am excited to announce that we also have a B.Y.O.D (bring your own device) course running this term. This programme offers internet safety training and a subsidized wireless device after completion of the course. Places are full for both courses this term but we are planning on continuing this in terms two and three. If you would like to know more about either course, please contact me directly at school.
Yesterday, our school in partnership with the Brockville Kindergarten parents, Kohanga Reo O Whakaari and the Brockville Community Trust, came together for a morning of fun activities. The bouncy castle, face painting and rocket launchers were an excellent way of making connections with our wider community.
A friendly reminder - if you are bringing your dog to school, please remember that it needs to be on a short leash at all times.
We have just finished a round of Kiwigolf with Otago professional ,Melanie Harper. It was great to see good form and accurate swings.
Congratulations to the ripper rugby teams. On Monday we had three very good competitive wins and I was fortunate enough to see an excellent display of sportsmanship and fair play, we rip! Our futsal team also played an excellent game at 5:30 last night.
Our school t-shirts are for sale at $15 each, unfortunately the price has increased by $5 due to an increase cost in the screen-printing. Trackpants are now $22 a pair. The BOT will continue to subsidise the red polar fleece jackets, these cost $25 each, hoodies for seniors have been ordered pricing to come.
We are currently in the process of sending out accounts for activity fees, this year the fees are as follows:
$40 for 1 child
$50 for 2 children
$60 for 3 children
Unfortunately due to budget constraints we are unable to offer a free t-shirt this year.
Enjoy the remainder of your week