Amesbury School


Kia ora koutou

What a crazy couple of weeks since I last wrote for the digest! I wonder if it has been like that for you too - not a moment to breathe? 

Next week is a big week for the school - a team of three reviewers from the Education Review Office will be spending a few days here carrying out their review of our school. 

From January 2016, ERO's reviews have focused on Māori student achievement. Their main evaluative question is: How effectively does this school respond to Māori students whose learning and achievement needs acceleration? However, ERO have acknowledged that with only a small number of Maori students, the evaluative question for Amesbury School will be more general: How effectively does this school respond to students whose learning and achievement needs acceleration?

ERO reviewers will be talking with us about how we identify and respond to students whose progress needs acceleration. They will want to understand how our planning, implementation and review processes help us improve teaching practice to accelerate students’ progress.

ERO arrive at 10.30am, Monday 27th June. We will be putting on a powhiri to welcome them to the school. Parents are most welcome to attend the powhiri. 

It has been three years (almost to the day) since ERO reviewers last visited. We are very pleased that Ann Brouwer who was on the last review team is returning and will lead the review. 

We are looking forward to having the opportunity to share our learning journey with ERO next week.

Have a great weekend! Oh... the weather forecast is not looking promising. A weekend inside perhaps.

Nga mihi nui and take care. 

Lesley


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  2. Emergency Water Tank

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  3. Head along to our Amesbury School Olympics learning celebration!

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  4. Interzone Cross Country

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  5. Amesbury School Mini-ball Teams

    Would you like to have a go at playing mini-ball? It's similar to basketball and no experience is needed.....  Read more…
  6. Music & Drama Tutors

    Meet the talented bunch of tutors teaching music and drama at Amesbury! Read more…
  7. Term 3 Music & Drama

    Term 3 is shaping up to be a great term for music and drama with the return of some favourite classes and the addition of some ... Read more…
  8. Book Return - friendly reminder

    If you borrowed one of these books when your child was starting school, and still have it at home, would you please drop it back to us ... Read more…
  9. School Holiday - Netball Skills Clinics 

    2 or 3 day options from 10am-2pm for students up to Year 8.  Book now to reserve a place... Read more…
  10. Swimming Sports

    Check out the photos and results... Read more…
  11. Pick up of students is a safety issue and causing considerable concern

    With the growing numbers of students and the congestion this is causing at pick up time, some careless and unsafe practices are ... Read more…
  12. Head lice Checks 

    We have had reports of students with head lice so to help prevent the spread in school, it is important everyone checks their whole ... Read more…
  13. Important Health Information

    Please read the following notice from Regional Public Health regarding measles preparedness... Read more…