Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whanau, We warmly welcome you to the start of the 2021 academic year. Whether you and your children are continuing their academic journey at Whenuapai School, or just beginning, we are looking forward to working in partnership with you in what will be an exciting and successful year. Our staff are working hard as we prepare for the arrival of students back into school on Thursday, 4 February 2021 and we are very much looking forward to seeing everyone again and reconnecting. There will be a welcome Pōwhiri held at 9.15am on this day, which you are all invited to attend. A reminder that prestart interviews will be held on Wednesday, 03 February 2021 between 8.30am and 5.00pm. These 15 minute meetings are an opportunity for you and your child to meet the classroom teacher on a one to one basis prior to starting school the following day. Interviews can be booked online at https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz using the code kkx78. Should you be unable to book please let me know. The school office will be open to families from tomorrow, Tuesday 26 January 2021 from 9.00am and 3.00pm daily for any enquiries. Stationery lists are available for download from the school website Stationery Lists and can be purchased locally instore or online through Office Max at https://www.myschool.co.nz/. School uniform can be purchased online at https://www.argyleonline.co.nz. Sports uniform and school hats are available to purchase at the school office. Important – Finally a reminder that this year we are using our new student management system, HERO for sharing information, updates and student reporting. If you haven’t already done so, please sign up to HERO using the following link: https://hero.linc-ed.com/parents/ We wish all of our students a very safe and enjoyable last few days of their summer holiday. Ngā mihi, Jo Wright Principal’s PA Whenuapai School 14 Airport Road Whenuapai 0618 09 416 8779 email@example.com
The attached letter from the ARPHS reinforces previous messaging about cases in the community and how local health authorities will work to support schools, people confirmed with COVID-19 and their close contacts. English – COVID Information for Parents and Caregivers.pdf Te Reo Māori – COVID Information for Parents and Caregivers.pdf
‘Living is Striving’
Kia Ora and Welcome! My name is Raewyn Matthys-Morris and I am proud to be the Principal of Whenuapai School. As Principal, it is an absolute privilege to be the professional leader of such an amazing team who provide the best possible learning opportunities for our children.
Our school works in partnership with our community to ensure our students receive the best education possible. We encourage our students to be active and motivated about their learning. We are committed to opening the doors for everyone and meeting the unique needs of each student. To achieve this, we provide high quality teaching and learning programmes and numerous opportunities for students to experience and excel in academic, sporting, cultural and leadership activities.
At Whenuapai School we pride ourselves on doing the very best that we can for all our students, all of the time. Our staff are committed to their own professional learning thus ensuring we offer a motivating, engaging and challenging learning environment for all learners. Our promise to our children is that we will work alongside them, we will provide guidance and support during their educational journey with us.
We believe that the partnership between home and school is a critical component of our children’s successes. We therefore welcome and encourage parents, caregivers and whanau into our school and ask you to remain connected with us throughout your child’s educational journey.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Whenuapai School.
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