Week 3 is TRAVELWISE WEEK! A special week throughout N.Z schools to promote walking to school, instead of driving. If you need to drive your child to school, consider dropping off your child a little further away from school each day e.g. at the corner
Get on board and get walking to school!
Monday - Walk to school wearing funky feet (wear crazy socks!)
Tuesday - Walk to school wearing a Hilarious hat
Wednesday - Walk to school with a friend
Thursday - While walking to school discuss with family/friends how to use crossing safely and what simple road signs mean
Friday - Draw a picture of you and your friend walking to school, hand this to Mrs Saville or Miss Kneebone and go in the competition to win a certificate and prize!
Come and join our wonderful PTA this year! The PTA is a great way to support your child's learning and school. Last year our fundraising contributed a $15000 donation to the school, supported the purchase of the science trolley and is contributing towards the Year 6 camp to help subsidise the cost of the camp for parents. We would love to have more members part of our fabulous team. We are holding our first meeting 2pm 17th February in Mrs Slaughter's office. All welcome.
Full School Assembly will be on friday 19th february at 2pm in the hall.
We will be presenting the first certificates of the year and awarding the house captains with their caps and badges, Road Patrol badges and celebrating our holiday readers who took part in the local library programme. All welcome.
Year 6 CAMP - Week 5 (1st-4th March)
Year 6 camp week is fast approaching and the excitiement is mounting. There is an expectation that all Year 6 students attend camp as it is part of the curriculum, and offers excellent learning opportunities which are best delivered in this environment. It is an amazing opportunity for students to take on challenges and bond with peers, and is one of the highlights of your child's time at Pakuranga Heights School.
The total cost of camp this year is $270. If you have not yet returned the deposit form to secure a place for your child please do so by Tuesday 9th Februaryat the latest. The balance is due by Friday 19th February. Payment may be made in cash, by cheque, internet banking, EFTPOS or credit card.
Internet banking details: 12 3056 0055768 00 (ASB Pakuranga)
(Please put reference as child's name and what it is for i.e. camp)
Coming up in Week 4:
Beginning of the Year Partnership Interviews 23 February 2016
In order to continue building strong partnerships, this year we are offering parents and caregivers the opportunity to attend a ten minute interview with their child’s teacher on Tuesday 23rd February. This interview is a chance for each teacher to learn more about your child so we are best able to cater for their individual needs throughout the year. It will be an opportunity for you to share your expectations and aspirations for your child with their teacher in order to make 2016 a great learning journey. Students are not expected to attend this interview but are welcome to wait outside.
Check out our Amazing Kapa Haka group performance at the Koanga Festival on Saturday 5th September:
Check out images from our art exhibition:
Pakuranga Heights School caters for children from new entrants up to year 6 and reflects Pakuranga’s multi-cultural community. We are extremely proud of the safe, caring, family environment our school provides. The school has a proud tradition of being a focal point in the community and has always enjoyed a high level of community involvement.
The Pakuranga Heights School learning community strives to instil in each of our students a life-long commitment to learning and provide a nurturing environment in which our students can achieve their academic, physical, cultural and social potential, for the greater good and in service to others. By providing our students with an array of opportunities inside and outside the classroom, we encourage them to not only explore and recognise the diversity of their talents and abilities but to develop essential leadership skills.
Pakuranga Heights School is proud to provide a learning environment that is dedicated to meeting their specific needs. We are fortunate at this school to have excellent and dedicated staff who work hard to support and encourage their students. The school community is strong and works closely with parents to obtain the best outcomes for their children. We believe we enrol the family, not just the student, and work closely in partnership to obtain the best possible outcomes.
At Pakuranga Heights Primary School we strive to help your child to be the best they can be. The knowledge they gain, the values they adopt and the friends they make during their school years will play an important role in shaping their future.
We invite you to meet with your child's teacher for our beginning of the year partnership interviews. This is a wonderful opportunity to tell the teacher of your aspirations for your child's learning journey this year or any other family details that the teacher needs to be aware of.
These interviews are only 10 minutes long and will be on Tuesday 23 February from 2.00pm - 6.00pm.
Our 2014 ERO review is available on the ERO website. We are pleased to advise that we received another 4-5 year review cycle. Thanks to the continued hard work of all our staff, Board of Trustees and PTA in ensuring we are providing quality learning experiences and resources for all our learners. Please see the published report in the link below: