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What a wonderful end to term one’s great learning. We are now looking forward to launching into our science focus this term and celebrating with you at other events like cross country in week 6 and Matariki in week 8.
We’re engaging in further important work as we rebuild our school charter and we invite you to get involved.
In term four of last year, parents took the opportunity to complete ‘School effectiveness surveys’ focusing on the current position i.e. how well we are doing. We also invited parents to join us for ‘charter chats’ discussing and sharing their vision for the future of learning. All of this information was valued and welcomed.
We now turn our attention to building a new school charter, an important role undertaken by the Board.
We will also be taking 10 minutes to ask you a few questions around the important person specifications you would like us to consider as we go through the process of appointing new Principal.
We have arranged an open CHARTER WORKSHOP at which time we will examine, discuss and begin prioritising plans/activities for the next 3-5 years. This workshop is open to all, with specific invites to Supporters’ Club Members, Staff and Board. The date and time of this workshop is Wednesday, March 8, from 5.45 -8.00 with a light dinner included. You can expect to have a brief homework (preparation) activity and be involved in group discussion/tasks that assist with the development of our charter for the period 2017-2020 on the night. You are very welcome to join us. To assist with planning we must know if you will be joining us -simply email or advise the office and we will add you to the list.
We hope you have a restful break also and we look forward to connecting with you and your family again in 2017.
A reminder that stationery packs will be sold on 27th of January 10am – 2.00pm, in room 1. Payment can be made by cash, cheques, eftpos.
|2017 Term Dates –Russell Street School
||Tuesday January, 31
||Thursday, April 13 (104)
||Monday, May 1
Teachers Only Day –June 2
||Friday, July 7 (98)
||Monday, July 24
||Friday, September 29 (100)
||Monday, October 16
||Friday, December 15 (88)
Parents/ Caregivers should check with each school they have an association with as there is often small variation in start and end dates.
An opportunity has become available to be part of our forward thinking, dynamic school. The school’s vision is to ‘inspire agency, creativity and excellence both within and beyond the four walls of the classroom’. If you are a collaborative team player and want to be part of making this vision become a reality, please apply.
Full information about how to apply is linked here.