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It is hard to believe that we are at the end of another school year!! 2018 began with us receiving a very positive Education Review Office external review, which congratulated the school staff and Board of Trustees on our rich learning and specialist programmes. Staff didn’t rest on their laurels, they continued to focus on further developing our programmes and systems so that our students can enjoy success in their learning. It takes a whole team to ensure that this happens, and I would like to thank all our staff and our Board for the energy and passion they bring to their work.
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Thank you all for your understanding and support last week when school was closed due to the teachers and principals strike action. We do understand that this causes difficulties for our families, but we feel strongly that something must be done that will begin to fix the crisis that we are facing in schools across our country. We will be voting within the next two weeks either to accept or reject the Governments latest offer....
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Thank you to our parent community for your understanding and support during the recent teachers strike. Speaking with staff, and colleagues and reading the comments on news articles, many teachers and principals are not very happy with the newest offer that Ministry of Education has made, as it does not address our main concerns regarding additional teacher support for students with special educational needs, or work load, and retention of teachers.
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We have certainly had a lot of fun over the past few weeks. KidsCan Crazy Day last week saw many staff and students dressing up and enjoying themselves....
Kia ora koutou e te whānau. Welcome back to Term 3 everyone. A very warm welcome to our two new students, Jack and Max, and their whānau. I had a wonderful and refreshing sabbatical last term. It took a wee while to get used to not having the daily busyness of a typical school day!!
A big thank you to everyone that participated and contributed to the 2018 Fairhaven School Quiz Night. It was a fabulous evening with lots of fun and hilarity. The FAST Team aka “Let’s Get Quizzical” certainly stepped things up with their outfits!! We may have to incorporate a prize for the best dressed team next year!!
We have certainly moved into the winter season with some windy wet weather! Term 2 has flown by and our teachers are busy preparing Learning Stories for the students to be sent home at the end of the term. Learning Stories describe a successful learning moment for a student.
We received a visit from ERO in March 2018. The final report has now been published and can be found below.
Kia ora koutou e te whānau! Well! What a busy start to the term!
We have received the External Evaluation Report from the Education Review Office following their visit to the school in Term 1. We are very proud of the results and feel that the team from ERO really understood our school and our vision. The team acknowledged the hard work of the teaching and support staff, and also the support of our Board of Trustees.
Kia ora koutou! We hope you all enjoyed the break from school. Term 2 is going to be very busy with lots planned, this includes our whanau morning and quiz night. Make sure you put the dates in your diary.
We hope you all had a great Easter. Here is the latest newsletter from us here at Fairhaven.
An exciting start to the Term. Tea By The Sea, Sensory Room update and an introduction to our Base class.
Welcome back everyone! We hope you all had a wonderful Summer break and are ready for an exciting 2018 at Fairhaven School.
Wishing everyone a safe and enjoyable holiday season. Have fun with family and friends and we will see all students back on Thursday 1st February 2018. Thank you all for your continued support of our fantastic school.
We have a bunch of budding Scientists and Mathematicians in our Intermediate classes. The students have been having lots of fun carrying out experiments and exploring how matter can change states. In Maths they have been constructing, estimating and predicting during their daily Maths challenge. Way to go everyone!!
Everyone has come back to school refreshed and ready for the new term. It is great to see the students eager to be back at school, working together and ready to learn. We have three new staff members starting this term. Jenny our Physiotherapist is looking forward to meeting and working with our students and their whānau. Kerin and Aimee join our team at the High School. A warm welcome to Fairhaven School.
Congratulations to all our students for a successful terms learning. Wishing everyone a restful and relaxing term break and we look forward to seeing you back on Monday 16th October for another adventurous Term.
Look at all the learning that has been happening in our Tamatea Primary class this term. Well done everyone!! Congratulations to all our students who received a Principal Award at for their hard work and excellent attitudes in the first half of this term.
Thank you to everyone who was able to make it to a PLP meeting over the past few weeks. If you were unable to attend, you are more than welcome to contact your child's teacher and make a time to meet with them. We managed to raise $65 for KidsCan and staff and students enjoyed coming to school in slightly 'crazy' outfits!!
Welcome back to school everyone. Students and staff have returned relaxed, and ready for a new term of learning. Our theme this term is "Earth." I have seen planets, moons, and suns appearing in classrooms and sensory areas, as we learn about how the sun and the moon affect the heat and the light on Planet Earth. Students are looking forward to sharing their ideas as they learn within this terms Key Competency, Relating to Others.
The end of Term Two is upon us. Congratulations to all our students for their hard work over a busy and fun term. The proud look on Cole's face after receiving his Principals Certificate at our assembly says it all!! Wishing everyone a safe and relaxing term break.
Linking with our community is something we value at Fairhaven School. Our young people at Te Rangimarie have made great links as they are preparing for life after school. Another important link for us is our very special Public Health Nurse, Kate Davis. She joined us for our whānau morning tea. Kate is full of valuable information, and if she doesn't know the answer, she will find where to get the answer from. Kate is brilliant at getting things done!!