HAWERA INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL
Newsletter 3 June 2020
Dear Parents/ Whanau
It is hard to believe we are half way through the year! Four weeks are left in this term, with the term finishing on July 3rd.
Students are observing social distancing and school protocols as best they can and are enjoying being back in school.
The "Kauri Way"- our school values of
Kaitiakitanga, Akonga, Unity, Respect and Independence
are being explored in classroom settings and lived in the school environment.
With behavioural expectations clear and a well managed environment evident, staff are very much focused on delivering the curriculum. It is imperative that high expectations are at the fore and students work to achieve personal best standards on their "Pathway to Success".
Teachers will begin compiling reports and share these with you Week 2 of Term 2. Our Partnership Meetings will be held at the same time.
Included in today's newsletter is a survey related to "Future Education in Hawera". Paper copies are available at school.
For those who wish to complete the survey online but do not have access to a device or the Internet, the computer labs at Hawera High School are available for people to complete the survey in the following timeslots:
· Tuesday 9th June, 5.30pm – 7.00pm
· Thursday 11th June, 5.30pm – 7.00pm
Please take time to have your say and share this as widely as you can.Your voice will count!
Ngā mihi nui
Please have your say!
The Ministry of Education is currently working on plans for future schooling in Hawera and the wider South Taranaki area. This involves investing money in property at Hawera Intermediate and Hawera High School. Previous consultation has been carried out on this, and now the Ministry is keen to renew discussions about how to achieve the best outcomes for students.
Six potential options for future schooling in the area are included in a survey which will be open until Sunday 21st June and information and the survey link can be accessed here:
The whole survey will take approximately 15 - 20 minutes to complete, but it is possible to complete a shorter version in about five minutes.
Congratulations to Sam Maulder, our first student to receive our newest badge - Passion Project. Sam's passion is Minecraft.
This badge is about showcasing what you are passionate about and helping us to get a look into your world. It does not have to be anything related to school and could be something that you like to do at home, a sport, a band, You Tubing or anything else that excites you. You will get a choice of what to do, but the main point is for you to show others why you feel about this topic the way you do.
Some will be research, some will require building things and others will require creation and recording for you to fully showcase your passion.
In PB4L we have been unpacking our new KAURI values...
Art work - 'Kaitiaki' by Rhubyn Martin Todd