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From the Tumuaki's Table Term 4, Week 4

Mike Molloy —

It takes a village to raise a child is an African proverb that means that an entire community of people must interact with children for those children to experience and grow in a safe and healthy environment.

I have the privilege to spend time in all classes across the school on most days. I enjoy connecting with children and their parents. I learn a little more about our community everyday and this helps me to ensure we are steering the waka in the right direction. I had the pleasure of attending the Friends of School meeting this week only to see some more new faces in attendance. This group is building a strong base of keen parents that are looking to help all of us connect with the school and each other.  And yes they like to raise money too! They have some fantastic community and fundraising initiatives coming up that I am sure you will support.

My biggest fear with establishing Knights Stream was that parents may not engage fully in the school. I  have been well impressed with the parent support at school events, hui's and utilising the facilities before and after school. As I have said to many of you - this is your school! Please keep up this support as it helps all our learners become their best.

Congratulations once again to the seniors that helped put on the Remote Control Car Day last week. This was a student led initiative for all the children to enjoy. Thanks also to all the parents that were able to bring in a cool car for us to see! I wonder what the children will come up with next?

Next week is shorter than usual with a Teacher Only Day and Show Day. The teachers will be busy on Thursday reviewing 2019 and planning for 2020. We are also busy planning classes for 2020. If any families are leaving the school can you please let the office know asap so we can adjust the classes accordingly. 

Enjoy the warm weather and lets hope it continues for the long weekend ahead.

Ngā mihi