Welcome back to Term 3! What a fantastic start to the term we have had. The children have all returned happy to be back and ready for a term full of learning. There is a nice calm feeling in the school which has been commented on by a number of different visitors, we pride ourselves on this.
Thanks for all the support and encouragement from you all towards Jacob and myself in our new roles for the term while Di is on sabbatical, we really appreciate it. I can share with you all that Di and Louis have had a great first week also – although Louis has missed all his cuddles from his little visitors.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our mihi whakatau last Friday. It was wonderful to see so many of our Team Bayview whanau join us as tangata whenua. Thanks for supporting us. Once again the children made us so proud by taking the lead and ensuring it was a special event. #empowerourfuture
On Monday you would have received your child’s report. We are very proud of the way that our reports reflect not only the child’s progress and achievement and learning but also the whole child including their character strengths, learner qualities they display and how they have demonstrated our school values. Our children have input into these reports through the student voice section. It is always heartening to read what the children are really proud of and what they have enjoyed throughout the year so far. As well as read what goals they have set for themselves this year. The teachers really enjoy writing them and are proud of each report. We have chosen to give these out before feedback to parent meetings this year to give you a chance to discuss anything that was in the report at these meetings.
FEEDBACK TO PARENT MEETINGS
The teachers are currently contacting all families to make a time to come in for feedback to parent meetings on Wednesday 11th August. School will be closed from 1pm to allow for us to have these meetings. Thank you in advance for supporting us with this. The teachers will be sharing how students are achieving and progressing towards their expected level, their next steps in learning, and how parents can help at home. It is really important for us to continue to develop strong home and school partnerships as we know that this is the key to success.
OUT OF ZONE ENROLMENTS
Our out of zone enrolments will be opening on Monday 9th August. If you are interested in applying for an out of zone position please download the out of zone intention to enrol form from our website: www.bayview.school.nz. The Bayview Board of Trustees has decided to allow for only 30 out of zone places. Please note if we receive more than 30 applications we will have to go to a ballot according to the priorities set by the Ministry of Education. If the Board of trustees receives fewer applications than there are places available, all applicants will be enrolled. If you currently live within our school zone and have a child starting school at any time during the 2022 academic year, please fill in the intention to enrol form to help us with future planning. Our enrolment zone can be found on our website or there is a copy in the office.
As you know this year we are rebranding. The first phase was our new vision ‘Empower our Future’. The next phase was developing a new logo. The final phase is the roll-out of our new brand. There have been a number of queries in regards to when we will be getting a new uniform. We are only in the very early stages of investigating options. We also want to reassure you that this phase will involve consultation with the community and there will be a roll out period. There will be plenty of notice for when this will happen including a timeline with a transition period. I hope this clears up any confusion.
Over the last few months a group of us, including our local kaumatua, have been working together to write our school pepeha. A pepeha is a way of introducing yourself and the important landmarks in our environment and our connection to these. This has been an ongoing personal project to get this written to help us continue to develop a sense of belonging and a place where we all feel connected to. This is our tūrangawaewae. The staff and students are exploring this further this term and have plans to share all we have learnt in Term 4 with our community.
The first part of our pepeha is the maunga (mountain). Ko Rangitoto te maunga – Rangitoto is the mountain. We have chosen Rangitoto to be our maunga that we connect with. The children are currently learning more about Rangitoto and some of the stories that are connected with Rangitoto. I am sure they will be sharing their learning around this soon.
We are looking forward to a wonderful term. Feel free to come and share the wonderful things about our children and good news stories – we love hearing them all!!
Dates for Diaries
Book Fair opens
H5F & H5H trip to Corban Art Estate
Out of zone enrolments open
Feedback meetings- school closes at 1pm
Rippa Rugby tournament
Book character dress up
Glenfield Intermediate open evening 6:30 – 8pm
Book fair closes
NEW LEARNERS JOINING BAYVIEW SCHOOL
A huge welcome to the following learners who have started at Bayview School.