Four new staff members joined our team to start the new school year.
Mr Greg Bain shifted north from Christchurch with his family during the holidays. Greg is teaching a year 4 class.
Mr Brendon Stone is a familiar face as a reliever in our school. He now has his own year 3 class for the full year.
Miss Katie Scannell joined us late in the holidays. Katie also originates from the South Island.
This term we are hosting Kate Paulson, a visiting student from North Dakota, USA. Kate is enjoying our summer after leaving the heavy snow back home.
We are about to embark on a schoolwide inquiry on 'Pipi's Patch', Pandora Pond, the home of our school logo Pipi. All classes will be visiting the area soon.
Fun Family Evening
Our official 'Welcome In' function was held on Thursday 14 February. The evening began with parents visiting their child's new classroom at 5 o'clock to meet his/her teacher
Families did their best to find a cool spot to spread out and have their picnic. Many children and parents were dressed in art deco attire, a dress rehearsal for Napier's big Art Deco weekend.
The evening concluded with some old time games. Egg and spoon, three legged and sack races never fail to entertain.
We are fortunate to have the Kiwi Can team working in our school this year. Kiwi Can is a values and life skills programme which is run by the Foundation for Youth Development. It is being delivered to all classes once a week. It is great to have our three tutors Logan Tuimaseve, Cass Hall and Adele Vainu working in our school.