Dear Appleby School Community
It is with much pleasure that we announce the appointment and welcome Justin Neal to the Appleby school community as our new Principal, beginning term 1 in 2019.
Justin brings extensive educational and leadership experience, a passion for country schools and understands what it takes to continue a strong and positive school culture.
As Principal of Mahana School for more than ten years, Justin understands the benefits as well as the strategies necessary to be a successful community-based school.
The Board were thrilled with the turnout to the BOT information evening held last Tuesday evening. With more than ten people attending and expressing an interest in becoming a BOT member, it was great to see such a diverse range of parents. Diversity of thought is key around any board table and it’s encouraging to know that the future governance of the school will be in such capable hands.
The information evening covered a range of topics from preparing the school charter, property management, financial reporting, responsibilities of health & safety, people & community engagement, Waimea kāhui ako and the fundamentals of governance. For anyone that couldn’t make the evening but is interested in understanding more information, please feel free to contact a BOT member for more information.
What makes a good Principal? Make sure you complete the survey to provide feedback to the Board of Trustees ahead of selecting a new Principal for Appleby School.
Please complete the survey by Tuesday 23 October.
On Friday a special school assembly was held, where the children performed kapa haka performances, a song with custom lyrics to the tune of ‘We are Family’ and farewell speeches. Along with farewell gifts, the students presented Mr Avery with a korowai made by the students of Appleby.
Schools from all over Nelson, including the whole of Appleby School, converged on the Trafalgar Centre to participate in one of the region's biggest kapa haka competitions in recent years.
The school has come such a long way in Te reo and Tikanga Mā ori over the past 2 years and this festival was a fantastic opportunity to showcase our growth. Appleby was one of very few that sent the whole school along.
The students, accompanied by Mrs Greenwood, filled the stage with their presence and the room with their voices.
We are extremely proud of the way they showed their talents and represented the school. Yet another amazing opportunity for Appleby school to take part and excel in this term.
See their 3 performances…
Congratulations and thank you to everyone who played a part in our Country Fair on Saturday. It was a phenomenal success!
The Appleby Grand Slalom Racing Team: Mia,bruno, Fynn and Archie had an awesome day yesterday competing at the Regional Primary Schools Ski Champs at Rainbow Ski-field.
Congratulations to Olivia, Fern, James, Xanthe, Eise, Mia and Lana who were the finalists in our Appleby Speech Competition, held in the school hall on Monday. It was clear that the speakers had put in a lot of thought and effort preparing for their talks & all made powerful speeches.
Fern and Olivia won through to represent us at the Waimea Primary School’s event at Waimea College last night.
Last weeks Assembly Awards.
2018 Appleby Fair Baking Competition Winners
Congratulations To Olivia, Grace, Lana, and Josh who won the regional Epro8 Challenge Finals on Tuesday
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Appleby School is closed today, Wednesday 15th August due to the teachers and principals strike action.