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Kaurilands School Board of Trustees

Carolyn Webster —

Update

Whānau Survey

Thank you to all those who completed our recent whānau survey. We are pleased to report that the response was very positive.  Most respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with all aspects of Kaurilands School.  We were especially encouraged to note the increased level of satisfaction across all areas in comparison with our 2016 survey.

Digital learning will remain a key focus moving forward, and the feedback received in this area is useful, particularly around the issues of BYOD and time dedicated to the use of devices in the classroom.  Kaurilands will also continue to focus on improved communication both in general and from classroom teachers, to ensure that it is regular and consistent.

There was a mixed response to the idea of cohort entry (“schools may now set policy to enrol students to start school at the beginning of the term closest to a child’s fifth birthday”).   A decision has been made that Kaurilands School will not be adopting a policy for cohort entry in 2018.  We very much appreciate your feedback and suggestions for improvement.

If you have any specific concerns you would like addressed, please see your child’s classroom teacher in the first instance.

Working Bee

We are very grateful to all those involved in the inaugural Kaurilands School Working Bee held on Saturday 28th October.  It was an extremely successful day with several major projects being completed due to the hard work and dedication of all the volunteers. It was a wonderful community event which we now hope will become an annual fixture on the Kaurilands School calendar. Thank you!

School Pool

Thanks to the huge effort and commitment from the Save Our Pool fundraising team, the school pool is now ready to open for school swimming. The work needed to repair the retaining wall has been completed and the bleachers were built as part of the working bee. We would like to express our gratitude to all those involved. The pool will be opening to the community for the summer season on weekends and during the summer holidays.  As there are no longer keys available for sale, we will be trialling the use of family passes. There will be a lifeguard on duty during pool opening hours.  Details of this will be communicated shortly. 

Kaurilands Board of Trustees