By Mary Healey | Posted: Monday August 26, 2019
We are in the midst of a very busy three week period. Two weeks ago we had our Open Night for 2020 enrolments, our Cross Country event that Friday, Netball finals last Saturday and I attended the South Island Intermediate Principals Conference in Christchurch for three days.
Last week we have a combined schools Fiefia Night on Thursday celebrating Pasifika performance and success. On Friday night we had a band performing at Band Quest in Dunedin.
Next Tuesday we had a Kapahaka group performing at the Opera House and another large group performing in Dunedin on Wednesday night as part of the Otago Schools Stars on Stage.
All of these events rely heavily on staff support. I congratulate our teachers and teacher aides who are very busy people but go the extra mile to provide wonderful opportunities for your children to participate in. I am also very grateful for parental support with coaching, costume making, providing transport and sideline encouragement. Your contribution is valued.
On Monday we welcomed the return of Mr Phil Richardson to our teaching staff. He will be teaching in Room 10.
We are in the midst of winter illnesses with absences ranging from 40 to 70 on a daily basis. If your child is unwell please keep them at home.