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Day one and we didn't melt!

Simon Clarke —

The holidays are a special time for families and we hope that you all had a chance to spend time with friends and families, a chance to relax and enjoy the stunning summer we have had.

The teachers have been busy for the last few days and weeks preparing programmes for the arrival of your child today.  On Monday we spent the day working with the teachers from the other four cluster schools  (Balmacewen Int, Halfway Bush,  Maori Hill and Wakari) and it was great to work with a wider group of our colleagues.  We spent the day sharing new ideas on how we can make your child more creative and for them to solve meaningful challenges.  We look forward to bringing these concepts more into our classes as the year goes on.

Today we not only welcome back the students but also our two new teachers. Megan Day, who will be teaching in Room 5 and Rosie Hardie who is teaching in Room 4.

We hope that your child quickly slips back into the routines of school. A stress free start to a child's day can help a huge amount with their learning.  Make sure your child is getting plenty of sleep and taking responsibility for getting themselves organised for the school day.  Please make sure that they have their school hat to wear each day in Term 1.

There are a multitude of ways that you can contribute to our school to not only make your child's life better but all of the children in the school. We need a multitude of volunteers to run the many programmes we offer - parent reading, sports coaching, road patrol and walking school bus.  We will also require a lot of help with the major event for the year the school fair!  If you are not sure who to make contact with to find out more please feel free to contact the school office or myself.

We hope everyone had a great first day and we look forward to another successful year at Kaikorai School.

Kind regards

Simon Clarke