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A Note from the Principal

Summer Greetings

Endings and Beginnings

We celebrated the school year and farewelled our Year 6 students in style with a colourful and entertaining awards assembly on a gorgeous Wakefield evening.  We showcased some of our talented musicians, dancers and writers, honoured our hard workers and high achievers across the school and celebrated a range of special sporting, academic, community and leadership achievements. Congratulations to our award winners, thanks to our families for a happy community evening and good luck to our leavers - we wish you well for the future and will follow your progress with interest.

This year has been remarkable for our school, with many highly visible and noteworthy changes and achievements, among them:

These events are highlights but, like the tips of icebergs, they overlay the real business of school, the daily routines of learning to read and write and calculate, of acquiring social skills and oral language, of setting and achieving small goals that, together, create an education.  Our students and staff have worked resolutely in these less visible parts of the curriculum and their success is evident in the evidence of strong gains in progress and achievement across the school.  

In 2015 we will continue to improve the things we’ve always done and to take our next steps in some of our areas of innovation, including opening two more modern learning environments and a food technology kitchen for students.  

The school office re-opens on Monday 26 January and school resumes for children on Tuesday 3 February.    

I wish you a very happy and safe summer holiday.


Peter Verstappen


Ph. 021 047 1092




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