Newsletter Week 4 Term 1
Rangeview Intermediate School 24 February 2023
IMPORTANT BOARD MESSAGE
Kia ora koutou, As-salāmu ‘alaykum, Dobro došli, Talofa Lava, Kia Orana, Faka’alofa lahi atu, Malo e lelei, Taloha ni, Namaste, Nimen Hao, Konnichi wa, Anyoung haseyo, Salam, Yassas, and warm greetings to all.
As you are aware Mrs Koefoed is currently on refreshment leave for Term 1. We are saddened to inform you that she will be leaving us permanently as she takes on an exciting new role, in Northland, starting Term 2. We extend our congratulations to her on this opportunity.
We would like to acknowledge the tremendous work she has done during the past seven and half years as the Principal of our school. Her passion and dedication to the school is evident in everything she has done, especially with regards to students and staff wellbeing over the past three years during the Covid pandemic. Her leadership has made a lasting impression on our community, and she will be deeply missed.
As we move forward, we are committed to ensuring that our school continues to run smoothly as we look for a new Principal. Mrs. Sandra Fraser, who is currently the Acting Principal, will continue in the role until this time. With the support of our staff, Board of Trustee members, students and whānau we will continue to maintain the high standards Mrs. Koefoed has set.
During the process of appointing a new Principal we will be gathering feedback from our school community “on what qualities are important to you” in a school leader.
Again, we extend our whakamihi to Mrs. Koefoed.
Ka ngaro koe.
Board of Trustees
Sandra Fraser - Acting Principal
Here we are at the end of our first full week of 2023. It has been a busy week with students settling into their timetabled subjects and getting use to our school system. I think there may be a few tired students and staff tonight as we adjust to being in school full time.
Thank you to the whānau who came to our picnic last night, it was wonderful to meet people in a relaxed atmosphere where we had the opportunity to chat without time pressures. It is through occasions like this we can build whanaungatanga - developing strong, meaningful relationships with our students, their families and whanau. Thanks also to Mr Elgar who gave a brief presentation on Restorative Practice.
If you have concerns or questions please make contact, we are happy to hear from you no matter how small your concern or question is, as we like to address things as soon as we can.
Ngā mihi nui.
Potential Measles Outbreak
We have been advised by Te Whatu Ora – Auckland Regional Public Health Service, about a potential outbreak of measles in Aotearoa, New Zealand. We have been asked to remind whānau that children and young people should have two MMR vaccinations to avoid disruption to their education. Vaccination records are in your child’s Wellchild/Plunket book or you can ask your doctor.
If the school does not have a record of your child’s vaccinations, can you organise a copy to be sent to the office as soon as possible.
School Guidance Counsellor
My name is Rebecca Dam and I hold both a Master of Counselling and a Bachelor of Education degree in Primary Teaching. During Term 1, I will be working one day a week at Rangeview Intermediate as a guidance counsellor; supporting students, their whānau and our school community. I have been working with young people for over 20 years.
As a school guidance counsellor, I aim to empower my clients to develop their skills and ability to manage the situations or challenges they are faced within everyday life. I am a full member of the New Zealand Association of Counsellors and abide by their Code of Ethics. If you have any questions or concerns about guidance counselling at Rangeview Intermediate, please contact your child's Dean.
On Wednesdays we are now able to offer a Pastoral Support Person to meet and engage with students who may need a little extra support for their wellbeing.
Tiffany is from Lifewalk Trust who provide pastoral support in many schools. She is able to be a listening ear and offer guidance and some positive strategies that students can use to improve their personal wellbeing and deal with difficult situations they may be going through.
If you feel your child would benefit from talking with Tiffany please get in touch with your child’s Year Level Dean, Mrs Sciarone for Year 7 or Mrs Carseldine for Year 8s to discuss.
Below is a link to the organisations website which has some useful information.
Note from Tiffany:
My name is Tiffany Palmer. My husband and I have an 11 Year old boy and live in West Auckland. I enjoy Art, Reading, and being with my family. We will go on hikes together, play with our dog, learn and create games and even have our own Minecraft family realm.
I support students and staff on Wednesdays. I am here to walk alongside students who need a little extra support or encouragement. We spend about 20 to 30 minutes once a week together. I offer them a listening ear – with empathy and compassion and without the judgement. We also can learn some strategies to help us when we feel overwhelmed. I am thankful to be here serving this community.
Past Student Successes
Today we are very proud to announce that a former student Zoheb Zahid Khan, a past student of Rangeview Intermediate has been made a student representative of Avondale College.
Adele Tamua has also been awarded a position as Head Prefect at Avondale College.
We congratulate these students and their families on their achievements, and wish them well for the year of Leadership that they are undertaking.
Keru Street Parking
Mornings are not such a problem with drop-offs as students are dropped off over a longer period of time. However, the end of the day can result in severe congestion around the school. Thank you for not stopping or parking on the yellow lines in the turning circles on Keru Place and Ozich Avenue by the school entrances.
In the past there have been several car accidents in the turning circle. At least two were the result of cars blocking the turn so that others had to do three-point turns. Three-point turns not only risk damage to cars but a student could be hit. Please don’t be offended if we ask you to move from a park on the yellow lines. We are just trying to keep everyone safe.
Please also consider using a different pick-up location, e.g. the parking by the Te Atatῡ South Community Centre next to Countdown (use Lloyd Morgan Lions Club Park entrance off Edmonton Road).
When there is an instance where a student does not follow our RISE values; teachers will have a restorative conversation with them.
The PB4L Restorative Conversation Process
The restorative conversation can take many forms, however the key principles and essence of the conversation remain the same.
1. Tell the story - Tell me what happened?
2. Explore the harm - Who do you think has been affected? In what ways?
3. Repair the harm – What do you think needs to happen to put things right?
4. Reach an agreement – If this happens again, what will you do differently?
5. Plan follow-up – When would be a good time to check in with you and see how you’re getting on?
7 March Western Zone Girls Softball
- 7 March Kahui Ako Ultimate Frisbee
- 09 March Western Zone Boys Softball
- 09 March Whānau Hui
- 15 March Pasifika Talanoa Evening
- 20 March Western Zone Tag
- 20 March – 24 March Girls Self Defence Program
- 23 March Kahui Ako Community Picnic
- 24 March KiwiTag
- 27 March Whole School Athletics Day
- 28 March Orienteering
- 30 March Western Zone Cricket
- 3 April – 6 April Girls Self Defence Program
- 5 April Parent Teacher Interviews
- 6 April - Last day of Term 1
- 24 April Teachers Only Day
- 25 April ANZAC Day
- 26 April First Day of Term 2
- 1 May School Photos
See our website for all 2023 Term dates and Teacher Only Days.
Contact with Teachers
Contact with Teachers
Parents/Caregivers are asked to report to the office first if they need to speak with their child or to a teacher during class time.
If you need to speak to your child's teacher, please email them directly to organise a suitable time.
School Account details for payments
Acc Number: 12-3071-0227935-00
Acc Name: Rangeview Intermediate School Board of Trustees
Ref: Students Name
Code: What payment is for.
Phones in School
Students are required to hand in their personal phones to their homeroom teacher in the morning. Students will return to their homeroom in the afternoon to collect their phones. The school has organised for locked and secure storage of the devices throughout the day in the classroom. If a student comes to school late they are to hand their phone in at the office and collect it at 3pm. Urgent messages can be sent through the office. We would like to thank all our parents for your support in this matter.
For all Technology classes our students, as per OSH ruling, need to wear hard covered shoes to protect their feet. Sport shoes are soft topped so are not suitable.
Music Education Centre
Do you want your child to learn a musical instrument but find it difficult to make time after school? Convenient Music lessons available here at school.
Our school partners with the Music Education Centre to offer students specialist instrumental music lessons here on the school grounds each week. Lessons are suitable for all students and can be arranged directly with the Music Education Centre.
Please follow the link - https://forms.gle/V6nDkeG8TEovt2GA7 to find out more information about lesson fees and to enrol your child.
There are limited spaces still available for new students to start in Term Two. If you have any other questions about
the programme, it is best to contact the Music Education Centre directly on 0800 89 39 39.
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