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Term 1 2015
2-6 March - Years 5/6 camp and Years 7/8 camp.
Friday 6 March - Blake team swimming sports.
Tuesday 10 March - Hillary team swimming sports.
Friday 13 March - Kainui swimming sports.
Thursday 2 April - Last day of Term 1
26 November 2014
BOARD OF TRUSTEES UPDATE...
As the year draws to a
close, the Board would like to thank everyone in our learning community for a
great year of learning. Once again we have seen our children grow, develop
and mature as learners. This is due to the commitment we all have to
providing the best opportunities and education for our children. Thank you to
everyone for your support.
How great was our Newbury
School Athletics Day. A well organised and well run community day that
celebrated our children’s learning and sporting abilities. We would like to
acknowledge Mr Higginson and Mr Balmforth for the effort and leadership they
put into making it such a successful day.
As a Board we have been
recently reviewing the school wide Student Achievement Data for 2014. We have
been pleased to see all students making progress and a high percentage of our
students as a whole achieving at and above national achievement norms in
mathematics, reading and writing. The strength of our learning programmes and
the high capability of our staff is evident in the results. We have also used
this data to help us identify areas for continued development in 2015.
can be difficult, especially when it involves 2 long serving staff members. We
will all miss the influence and input that Mrs Rowe and Mrs C have has in the
lives our children and the learning community as a whole. We thank them for
their contribution and wish them all the best as they both embark on
Juana; Kerry; Matthew; Nick; Reegan; Scott; Tracey
Wednesday 25 February 2015
As is our normal practice, we are running an enrolment ballot in order to offer limited spaces for 2015. The ballot opens Wednesday 25 February 2015 12:00pm The ballot closes Friday 6 March 2015 12:00pm People will be advised by Monday 9 March 2015 5:00pm If you require further information regarding the ballot process please contact the school office. (06) 354 9359 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 18 February 2015
APPOINTMENT OF HEAD BOY & HEAD GIRL
One of our focuses at Newbury School is the development of leadership and community responsibility in our students. The culmination of this is the appointment of a Year 8 Head Boy and Head Girl each year. This year, with a range of very capable students putting themselves forward, I am pleased to announce the appointment of Sam and Ella as Head Boy and Girl for 2015.
Thursday 12 February 2015
BOARD OF TRUSTEES LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY
The Board of Trustees would like to inform our parents/caregivers and learning community that it has reluctantly accepted Kerry Rickard’s resignation, effective from end of Term 1.While the Board and our teachers will miss Kerry’s leadership and his commitment to continually pursuing excellence in the learning and development of our children, the Board is also equally pleased to be supporting Kerry as he moves to a new phase and career.
Thursday 12 February 2015
PRINCIPAL LETTER TO THE COMMUNITY
It is with regret and sadness that I resign my position as Principal of Newbury School. I have been privileged to have been part of a learning community that has such a strong passion and desire to see their children receive and achieve the best in learning.My decision to leave Newbury School is not because of a desire to move to a different school but rather to be to be in a role that I have a deep heart and conviction for. I will be taking on a full time adult education and leadership role within my local church family [Kingston Street Community Church] at a Pastoral level.
Wednesday 11 February 2015
FANTASTIC COMMUNITY TIME
We would like to pass on a huge thank you to all those who attended the recent Community BBQ and Meet the Teacher Evening. Although a little blustery, we had a great time of fun, chatting and swimming. It was great to see people mixing in and getting to know each other better. The parents and caregivers who visited the classroom teachers appreciated the additional information that was shared. A great evening had by all.