New Principal - term 1 2019

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New Principal - term 1 2019

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. 

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BOT info evening - great turn out

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BOT info evening - great turn out

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. 

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Community feedback required

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Community feedback required

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.

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Farewell but not goodbye

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Farewell but not goodbye

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.

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Kapa haka Festival 2018

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Kapa haka Festival 2018

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…

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Rainbow Ski Competition

Rainbow Ski Competition

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.

Speech Finalists

Speech Finalists

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.

WOW Museum

WOW Museum

On Friday Whakatu and Kahurangi went to the WOW Museum. We went because we wanted to get some ideas for making our own wearable art costumes. We were all really excited!

The costumes were unbelievable and got better as we walked around. I liked the red zone and the glow in the dark area. We did lots of sketches of parts of the costumes we liked and thought we might use in our own designs.

We also got to see the cars, we saw a Model T car by Henry Ford. Everyone thought the wearable arts was the best part. It was the best day. We are now making our own costumes and when we finish we are going to do a fashion show just like WOW.

By Chloe and Dana Whakatu

Hoddy Rd Estuary Park

Hoddy Rd Estuary Park

Last Thursday the seniors went to Hoddy Rd Estuary Park. We all took part in some conservation work.

We learned about traps, putting up chew cards and planting trees to help the Banded rail birds to be safer in the area. We nailed chew cards on to trees with either peanut butter or some green stuff that was non-toxic.

We had a special area to put our plants in and there had to be a meter gap between each plant.

It was really fun and we all got really muddy!

Kapa haka

Kapa haka

A reminder that Appleby School are taking part in ‘Te Huinga Whetū, a kapa haka event on Thursday September 27th at the Trafalgar Centre, Nelson. Our performance time will be somewhere between 11:15am and 11:45am.

Parents and whanau are welcome to attend the event, gold coin entry. No photography or videography please.

The students will travel by bus to and from the Trafalgar Centre leaving school at 10:15am and leave at 2pm, (note the later return time) We will have our lunch in at the Trafalgar Centre.

We would like all tamariki to wear an Appleby top and black shorts. There are some new tops on order so contact Pam if you want to get one for your child to keep. We will also have a limited number of tops available for loan.

Te Ika a Maui

Te Ika a Maui

Moutere class have been retelling the legend of The Fish of Maui

Maui wanted to go fishing.

He hid in the waka overnight and early in the morning his brothers left. Maui jumped up high!

“Can I please have some bait”, asked Maui

“No”, said his brothers.

So Maui hit his nose and screamed, “Ouch”

Then he put the blood on the jawbone of one of his ancestors. He threw the jawbone into the sparkling sea.

Maui caught something heavy.

“I have caught something”, Maui shouted.

It was Te Ika a Maui, The North Island.

by Isabella Edgar

Assembly Awards

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Assembly Awards

Assembly Awards

Waimeha:    

  • Votra- A creative thinker who asks thoughtful questions!         
  • Eleanor- An enthusiastic writer who can write, long, interesting stories!

Moutere:    

  • Jackson- Contributing lots of ideas for our science topic.         
  • Noah- Great job on descriptive writing!

Kahurangi:    

  • Brooke - Amazing art using a vanishing point to show perspective.         
  • Ollie - For writing a great poem using his senses.

Whakatu:    

  • Elise- Tremendous focus and determination in math.         
  • Maddie- Striving for excellence and accuracy in solving money problems.

Moturoa:     

  • Alaula- Being a great collaborator during our buddy art activity.         
  • Brodie- Being an outstanding role model and leader during Kapa Haka

Maungatapu:    

  • Charlotte- Taking time and care to present her artistic ideas well!         
  • Tyler- showing confidence when sharing his leaning in Japanese.

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EPro8 Champions

EPro8 Champions

Congratulations To Olivia, Grace, Lana, and Josh who won the regional Epro8 Challenge Finals on Tuesday

Supporting whānau to thrive

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Supporting whānau to thrive

Sometimes we find good parenting resources that we want to share with our own Appleby whanau.
The Parenting Place has a dream to be a place where every whānau thrives and every child feels deeply loved. In fact, they believe that healthy, loving families can transform society.

The Parenting Place is New Zealand’s largest parenting organisation – reaching over 500,000 families every year and they're passionate about walking alongside parents and young people. They recognise that every relationship grows stronger with support, encouragement and nurturing.

Check out The Parenting Place for their blogs and advice on parenting for today.

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Road Speed Review

Road Speed Review

Road Speed Submission

The Tasman District Council and NZTA are asking for public consultation on the proposed changes to SH60 and some of the feeder roads nearby.

https://www.nzta.govt.nz/projects/sh60-speed-limit-consultation/

As you may know Appleby School has been campaigning for lower speed limits and improved signage on Moutere Highway and SH60 for many years.

We will be suggesting 80k drops to 60k or less outside Appleby School which is not on the proposal but can be added under other factors to consider.

We encourage you to get involved in this review process. Submissions close at 4pm on 28th August.

School Closed- Strike Action

School Closed- Strike Action

Appleby School is closed today, Wednesday 15th August due to the teachers and principals strike action.

GROWTH AWARDS 27.08.18

GROWTH AWARDS 27.08.18

Waimeha  

  • Liliana- Working hard and being respectful.         
  • Jennifer- Working hard to produce high quality work

Moutere:    

  • Ava- Organising herself quickly to be ready for learning.         
  • Manaia- Being a kind and friendly student with lots of respect.

Kahurangi:    

  • Connor- Making great progress in reading, working at school and at home.         
  • Amy- Working hard. Getting her work finished quickly and neatly.

Whakatu:    

  • Ella- An impressive holiday recount and thinking critically about how to edit it!         
  • Ashleigh- Working hard on her learning goals, being thoughtful and helpful.

Moturoa:    

  • Yannick- Showing great leadership by helping others with technology.         
  • Seth- Showing a renewed commitment into planning, adding detail to writing!

Maungatapu:    

  • Mackenzie- Responding to feedback to improve her work.         
  • Josh- Being organized in his learning and respecting himself and other!