Word From the Principal

Settling in to Routines

With the new year started children are settling into the routines of their new classes and teachers. During these early days, teachers spend a lot of time reinforcing expectations for each curriculum area, setting up group rotations and ensuring each child's individual needs are being catered for.

What makes this so much easier for our teachers is having a supportive parent community who are actively engaged in the school. Taking an interest in what the children are doing each day, keeping up to date with newsletters, helping on camps and trips, ensuring your police vets are up to date, reading to, by or with the children each night, helping on the PTA or with coaching. We are so lucky to have parents who invest time in ensuring their children are actively supported in their education. You as parents and we as a school are so much richer for this involvement.

From time to time we will add handy hints for parents that may be of assistance for your child’s learning.

We are only an email or phone call away so if you are unsure of anything please ask. Schools are dynamic and busy places and while endeavouring to offer a wide variety of opportunity for the children we don’t always get everything right. So we appreciate parents respectfully letting us know what we could have done better rather than discussing an issue or problem at the bus stop. While not expecting them teachers also enjoy the odd verbal ‘bouquet’ gifted their way.

On the website, we are celebrating last years achievements of our past pupils at Western Heights High School. We continue to have a high proportion of ex Kaharoa children doing exceptionally well and we are so proud of these students.

We hope to see lots of parents at our upcoming sports events, triathlon and swimming sports.

We look forward to seeing work on the temporary buildings start in Week 3. This puts us one step closer to starting work on the junior block.