Who’s where next year?
Although our feet are still firmly planted in 2017 our thoughts are moving towards next year. On Thursday you will receive your child’s end-of-year school report (except for those children in years 1-3 who were reported in term three) which we know you will celebrate. You will also receive information about your child’s class placement, stationery purchasing and one or two other things.
For your information here are our staff assignments for 2018:
Name Year level Team Room Number
Sue McLaren New entrants Piwakawaka 14
Isobel Ford Year 1 Kereru 13
Loren Watts Year 2 Kereru 12
Paula Rowland Year 1-2 Kereru 11
Julie McIntosh Year 3 Tui 3
Mary McHale Year 3 Tui 4
Bek Gabites Year 4 Toroa 1
Kent Davis Year 4 Toroa 2
Tiffany Woodley Year 5-6 Karearea 7
Scott Mackenzie Year 5-6 Karearea 8
Kathy Jessop Year 5-6 Karearea 9
We expect to open a second new entrant class in room 15 in May.
We welcome Scott Mackenzie as our new Deputy Principal for the Toroa (senior) syndicate. Scott comes to us from Hampden Street School in Nelson where he has led the year 5-6 team for several years. We also welcome Mary McHale back to full time class teaching after several years running our Reading Recovery and other programmes. Loren Watts will take up the Reading Recovery work in 2018.
We are able to begin the year with 11 classes, one more than we expected, due to stronger roll numbers and a commitment from our board of trustees to provide further funding support if needed. This means we have been able to reduce class sizes in Toroa and Karearea (years 4-6) to around the mid-20s. Class sizes in Matai (years 1-3) remain in the low 20s and around 18 maximum for new entrants.
Other staff assignments in 2018 are:
Part-time teachers: Michelle Erskine (release for Loren), Annabelle Armstrong (senior syndicate release), Anna Doblanovic (release for Sue), Rachel Daniel (release for Scott), Sylvia Huxtable (junior syndicate release).
Learning support; Kathy Ameen (librarian and sports co-ordinator), Leanne Turner (teacher aide), Belinda Elley (teacher aide), Christine Ross (teacher aide), Jen Amosa (teacher aide).
Administration: Olivia Krammer (executive officer), Allison Donaldson (administrator).
Bruce Puklowski continues as chief executive officer.
You are warmly welcomed to celebrate the end of the school year and enjoy the company of families and community at our awards assembly, Wednesday 13 December, 6.30-8.00pm. Kapahaka group, choir and rock band, guest speaker, awards and prizes, and a visit from the big guy in the red suit. Please bring a plate for a shared supper.
Have an excellent week.
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