Winter is here along with lots of rain, wind and the occasional thunderstorm. We have noticed lots of learners walking to school without a polarfleece on on cold mornings. We know that some children just don’t feel the cold but we strongly suspect that others have misplaced their jumpers! Please know that all lost property is in containers outside Habitat 9. These are accessible out of school hours so please feel free to come and have a look for any items belonging to your child. It is very helpful to us when items are named as we can return these straight away.
Thank you to everyone for being mindful of safety around the school gate. Both Shelley and myself have noticed more people crossing at the patrolled pedestrian crossing. This is great role modelling for our children who will copy our actions. Thank you also to the parents who are parking in proper carparks and not on the yellow lines. This means our patrolled crossing remains safe and can function safely.
COVERED OUTDOOR LEARNING AREA
This week the foundations have been concreted in! Now we have to wait for the concrete to cure before the actual structure can be installed. We are waiting for a revised schedule of works for this but it looks likely this will happen early Term 3.
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
In September this year we are holding our triennial Board of Trustees elections. Shannon has sent home a contact sheet so we can ensure we have your correct details on file. Please take the time to fill this in. Our elections this year will be held online and we are working with a company that can provide this service to us. Now is the time to begin thinking about whether you would like to join our Board. We need committed parents who are wanting to support the school and work within Ministry of Education guidelines and Government legislation to provide positive outcomes for our learners. No previous experience is required. The timeline for this year’s elections is:
Main Roll Closes 13 July
Nominations Called by 15 July
Supplementary Roll Closes 1 August
Nominations Close 3 August
Invitation to Vote 10 August
Election Day 7 September
Declaration of Result 13 September
New board in place 14 September
We have just received an attendance report for Bayview School for term 4 2021 comparing us to other schools within Auckland and across the country. I am happy to tell you that our attendance rate was higher than other schools of a similar type and nationally!
Our focus this year is to make up any learning that your child may have fallen behind in during the disrupted last couple of years! We can only do this well if we have a strong partnership with you. Thank you for ensuring your child gets to school each day and on time! This is supporting us to support them! Every child has the ability to flourish with their learning but they do need to be at school to do so. By ensuring they are at school you are showing them that you value their education and are supporting them to achieve! If you have any difficulties in getting your child to school please feel free to make contact with your child’s teacher as they may be able to help.
Seasons for Growth are running the following programme for parents: Supporting your child following Separation and Divorce. It is being held at the Holy Cross Anglican Church, Albany on Monday 20th and 27th June @ 7pm. If you would like further information please contact: 02108394540 or email [email protected]
Online Every Day with ADHD Parenting course is starting in Term 3 on Wednesday 24 August 2022.
This Online course is a six week course, run on Wednesday evenings, 7.30pm – 9.45pm.
The dates for this Online course are:
Wednesday 24 August 2022
Wednesday 31 August 2022
Wednesday 07 September 2022
Wednesday 14 September 2022
Wednesday 21 September 2022
Wednesday 28 September 2022
Please see the following website link for further information, or to register:
Feel free to explore our website: www.adhd.org.nz which has a lot of articles and information about ADHD.
Also, for anyone on Facebook, there is a private Facebook groups for “Adults with ADHD”, and “Parents of
Children with ADHD”, which some may find useful and supportive. They are certainly great places to get
recommendations and personal experiences.
REPORTING MID YEAR PROGRESS AND ACHIEVEMENT
You may be aware that currently our teachers are writing the mid-year reports for our tamariki. These will be sent home on Friday 5th August. These will be followed by feedback meetings on Wednesday 10th August where your child and their teacher will share progress and achievement for the first half of the year. Please note that school will close early on this day so that we are able to meet with as many families as we can. School will close at 1pm on Wednesday 10th August.
NEW LEARNERS JOINING BAYVIEW SCHOOL
A huge welcome to the following learners who have started at Bayview School!
Lily Court, Te Ataarangi Thomas, Arizona Cobb, Kaymi Hettiarachchi,
Levi (Tupe) Strickland-Va, Jacob Nicholson, Madeleine Milton
We look forward to developing our connections with you over this year and to give every child at Bayview the best learning opportunities. We are stronger when we work together.
UPCOMING HOLIDAYS AND SCHOOL CLOSURES
Please remember that on the following days school will be closed:
The very first public holiday to celebrate Matariki, the Māorinew year is scheduled for Friday 24th June. On Monday 27th June we are holding a Teacher Only Day to hold a Kaipāitiki Kāhui Ako conference.
School finishes for term 2 on Friday 8th July at 2pm.