SENIOR CAMPS - 2 - 6 March. An amazing time of challenge and learning.

WELCOME...
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.  
 
If you would like to know more then please take the time to visit us or contact us. You can access key information on this website. We look forward to sharing with you in our learning community.

 
BIRTHDAYS...
These students are celebrating their birthdays this week.  We wish them all a very happy birthday.
Xavier S-W
Jases M-A
                                 

NEWSLETTER...
Keep up to date with the latest by viewing our weekly newsletter. If you would like to receive it by email then contact the school office school@newbury.school.nz. Don't forget to check out the News Centre.

 
 
WHAT"S COMING UP...
Check here regularly to see what exciting events and happenings are coming up.

 
Term 1 2015
2-6 March  -  Years 5/6 camp and Years 7/8 camp.
 
 
Monday 9 March - Blake team swimming sports. please note date change
 
Tuesday 10 March - Hillary team swimming sports.

Tuesday 10 March - Sausage Sizzle Lunch Order form due Friday 6
 Wednesday 11 March - Kainui Swimming Sports 

Tuesday 31 March - Kerry Rickards community farewell
 
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.  
 
Change 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 retirement. 
 
Juana; Kerry; Matthew; Nick; Reegan; Scott; Tracey

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
   
 
   
 
  
 
   
 
Wednesday 4 March 2015 
SCHOOL CAMP UPDATE
Kerry Rickard had the privilege of spending the morning at Highland Home with Rooms 5 and 6 yesterday. They are having the most amazing time, weather and challenges.
  
 
 
 
 
Wednesday  25 February 2015 
ENROLMENT BALLOT
 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 school@newbury.school.nz
 
 
 
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.