A warm welcome to our learning community. We seek to provide the best teaching and learning opportunities for all our students.
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.
Tracey B - Rm 3
Carlos H - Rm 5
William K - Rm 1
Alexander K - Rm 1
Hugo N - Rm 2
Max T - Rm 4
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WHAT"S COMING UP...
Check here regularly to see what exciting events and happenings are coming up.
Tuesday 28 October - BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING
Our Board of Trustees meet this evening at 7pm.
Friday 31 October - SCHOOL ASSEMBLY
Come and join us as we celebrate the learning that is going on in Room 5. All welcome. We start at 2:15pm in the Multipurpose Room.
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.
29 October 2014
BOARD OF TRUSTEES UPDATE...
Many of you will be aware that our loyal Office Manager, Lois Rowe is retiring at the end of this year. Lois is an essential member of our community. Her organisation, efficiency and eye for detail has helped to shape what is a very smooth running learning community. Although we share in her excitement about the next season in her life, we acknowledge that we are losing an important person in our learning community.
What a fantastic Agricultural Day. As a Board we would like to thank and acknowledge all those who were a part of the organisation and running of the day. What a fantastic range of diversity and the success of it was seen in the huge numbers of lambs, calves and pets that were entered, the enjoyment and learning our children experienced, as well as the great turn out by our community. It echo's the strength of community commitment to our school and the good heart the school is in.
Many may have noticed that there is some remedial work going on to resolve some paint and plaster issues on our school pool. These should be resolved in the next 2/3 weeks and the pool started to be refilled for the summer season.
Juana; Kerry; Matthew; Nick; Reegan; Scott; Tracey
|Tuesday 28 October 2014
DEPUTY PRINCIPAL APPOINTMENT
As our learning community is no doubt aware Bud Christensen, our Deputy Principal and New Entrant teacher, is retiring at the end of this year. The Board has been involved in a rigorous appointment process and are pleased to announce the appointment of Jo Wishnowsky to the position. Jo will join us as Deputy Principal and Room 1 teacher next year. She is currently the Assistant Principal at Opiki School. Throughout the appointment process Jo showed herself to be a highly talented, capable and dynamic new entrant teacher. She brings a great passion for teaching and desire to be ever improving as a lead learner.
Friday 24 October 2014
AGRICULTURAL DAY SUCCESS
Once again, Newbury School hosts an outstanding Agricultural Day. With fantastic support from our community and a great group of sponsors the whole learning community enjoyed a diverse and highly successful rural experience. We had a record turn out of lambs and calves as well as an array of pets both living and represented digitally. Under the leadership and organisation of Bud Christensen, Nina Booth and Alice Viles, the children were also involved in an agricultural rotation. The rotation allowed the students to gain experience in machinery maintenance and farm gate making, horsemanship and care, sheep shearing, bee keeping, stud rams and angora goats.
Thursday 23 October 2014
ATHLETICS TRAINING UNDERWAY
Athletics training is well underway as we draw closer to the Newbury School Athletics Day. The students are building their confidence [one of our school values] as they are supported in taking risks and set personal goals and work towards them. They are each striving to improve whether it be in running, jumping or throwing. We are also excited to have a long jump pit currently under construction next to Mr Skinners shed. An additional great resource that will support the students training.
Wednesday 22 October 2014
WELCOME TO NEWBURY SCHOOL
We welcome to Newbury School Hamish and Joshua who have joined Room 8. We also welcome Emma and Jack who have transferred to Room 5 and Room 3. We know you will all have fun learning at Newbury School.
Wednesday 22 October 2014
STAFF AS LEAD LEARNERS
Great to see everyone back for what is lining up to be an extremely busy and action packed term. The staff had some focused professional development across the break which saw them learning and being challenged on the teaching and learning of reading,how we engage our students in learning using digital resources, and the importance of building effective learning relationships with students so as to lead them towards their potential. One of the quotes we use to trigger discussion was..."The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts." It is important to us that our teachers are lead learners.