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Newbury School prides itself on its strong family atmosphere and values. We have a highly supportive and involved community who all desire to see our children reach their potential.
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We wish the following people a very happy birthday this week.
Joshua W - Rm 8
Mia S - Rm 6
Olivia S - Rm 6
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WHAT"S COMING UP...
Check here regularly to see what exciting events and happenings are coming up.
Friday 24 October - AGRICULTURAL DAY
Join us for an exciting rural community day. We have an amazing number of lambs and calves registered this year. A great day for the whole family.
Tuesday 18 November - NEWBURY ATHLETICS
A great community event as our children celebrate the culmination of their athletics learning and training
Friday 28 November - KAINUI ATHLETICS
Join us at the Massey University Athletics Track as our Year 4 to 8 students compete against our wider cluster schools.
Wednesday 10 December - NEWBURY PRIZE GIVING
A special evening of celebrating learning and achievement. A chance to allow our students to shine and celebrate an amazing year.
Friday 12 December - LAST DAY OF TERM 4
The last day of our 2014 school year. We will be finishing at 1pm on this day.
17 September 2014
BOARD OF TRUSTEES UPDATE...
As we draw near to the end of what has been another busy term, we would like to thank the students and parents/caregivers for the wonderful, diverse learning and support you have all shown. With the winter season behind us many are looking forward to summer season sports and challenges.
We would like to keep the learning community up to date with the process of appointing a new Deputy Principal and Year 0-1 teacher for 2015. We are currently finalising the appointment pack and will be advertising over the next month. We have a strong appointment panel that will be leading this process.
Our teachers are also learners and as a Board we have been excited to see the growth in our teachers so far this year. Of particular note has been their on going development of reading expectations for all year groups, the school wide inclusion of environmental education within our classroom programmes as well as the identifications and strengthening of what effective teaching and learning looks like. Staff have been all sharing in the leadership and learning within these areas.
Juana; Kerry; Matthew; Nick; Reegan; Scott; Tracey
|Thursday 25 September 2014
The Year 7 & 8 students who have been designing and building a new garden shed for the propagation area celebrated a milestone today. They were able to sit back and enjoy a roof shout now that the roof is on the structure. This was a new experience for most and a great way of making the time to reflect on what has been achieved and learned, as well as discussing what remains to be done.
Friday 26 September 2014
ICAS ENGLISH ASSESSMENT
After our end of term house challenge today we acknowledge those who took part in the recent ICAS International English Assessment. A large group of students, including all our Year 7 & 8 students, challenged themselves and were acknowledged with a certificate and also a break down of their results. Special mention goes to Penny N, Emma-Katte J, Josh S, Harry G, Adam H and Toby C who were awarded Merit in this assessment. Also we congratulate Sophie B and Charlotte C who achieved Credit. A special mention and congratulations goes to Emily W and Sophie W who both achieved a distinction. A wonderful result. Well done.
Friday 26 September 2014
ICAS MATHEMATICS ASSESSMENT
After our end of term house challenge today we acknowledge those who took part in the recent ICAS International Mathematics Assessment. A large group of students challenged themselves and were acknowledged with a certificate and also a break down of their results. Special mention goes to Joshua C and Toby C who were awarded Merit in this assessment. Also we congratulate Josh S, Emily W and Charlotte C who achieved Credit. Well done.
Friday 26 September 2014
PROBLEM SOLVING CHALLENGE
Three of our students were acknowledge for the involvement in the National Otago Problem Solving Competition. Emma-Katte, Alicia and Poppy all took part across terms 2 and 3. Problem Challenge is a mathematics problem solving competition aimed primarily at children in years 6, 7 and 8. The trio from Newbury School were challenged to develop good problem solving techniques by encouraging them to practise and learn such simple strategies as guessing and checking, drawing a diagram, making lists, looking for patterns, classifying...etc. We are very proud of their efforts and the growth they have shown in problem solving abilities. Well done.
Wednesday 17 September 2014
ENVIRO TEAM TRIP
Last week the Newbury EnviroTeam visited Plantlife Propagators (wholesale plant nursery) in Ashhurst. The team enjoyed their guided tour where they got to see how plants are taken from seeds and cuttings through the various stages to sale and distribution. The students gained a much clearer understanding of plant structure and propagation. They were also able to closely examine the facilities and structures at the nursery.