Friday 24 February 2012

Week 5 Update

We are now full swing into 2012. Our leadership roles are up and running, with children showing off their skills with the Organisation Key.

The Media Team have had their first special assignment. Click on the 'Photo Gallery' tab to see the pictures they took on Wednesday.

Please make sure you get your photo orders in and the 'Important Contact Information' forms back ASAP.

Thanks to those who have offered to help out on camp. The camp page in this blog has been updated; please have a read.

Due to the loss of our pool we have replaced the triathlon with a duathlon this year. We are looking at Week 7 for this event. So get those running shoes on and oil up the bike; we are looking forward to lots of entries. More details soon.

Sunday 19 February 2012

Week 4 Update

Additions to blog: see Spelling tab.

Well done to those who got their home learning in on time. I've read and viewed many great ideas on how we can lead change in our lives. The second home learning assignment has now been posted, get busy putting first things first. Two weeks is plenty of time to complete assignments, make sure you get yours in on time.

This Wednesday we are taking part in a special earthquake memorial event at school. If you can, bring along a flower to drop in the river as part of this event. Parents and neighbours are welcome to join us; we'll be gathering on the school field at 12:45.

All classes have been discussing the first habit of highly effective people: BE PROACTIVE. We are all working on being less reactive. Hit the 'pause' button, stop and think, then hit 'play' and act proactively. Talking about proactive responses at home will help to reinforce this very important habit.

Leadership roles have now all been finalised. Training for various roles is underway. Leap in and make the most of your leadership opportunities. It's been great to see the enthusiasm so far, keep it going.

Friday 10 February 2012

Week 2 / 3 Update

New things to check out on our team blog this week:
  • 'Photos' tab: pics from technology this week.
  • 'How to Comment' tab: we love your comments, find out how to do this.
We would love to start putting photos on our class blogs. If you would not like photos that include your child to be posted, please let your child's teacher know by the end of week 3. Blogs are only accessible by those who know the address, so those viewing are a relatively closed community.

We look forward to seeing you on Thursday evening to find out about class programmes and socialise at the BBQ to follow.

Friday 3 February 2012

What a great start!

Many thanks to those of you who returned reply slips and student profiles to school. Most classes still have a few outstanding, please take time to fill these out over the long weekend and send them back on Tuesday. It is especially important to get the Technology Buses form back.

In Week 2 Technology at Christchurch South will begin and in Week 3 we will be in full swing with languages also happening on a Monday.

We have been so impressed with the attitude and effort being seen from all Year 7 & 8 students. Week 1 has been fabulous and we are all looking forward to more of the same!

Click the Home Learning tab to view the first assignment. This is due on Friday February 17.