Mid- Year Student Led Conferences

Mid- Year Student Led Conferences

Bookings are now open for our Mid- Year Student Led Conferences to be held on Tuesday 31 July, 1:30pm to 5:30pm and Wednesday 1st August- 3:15pm to 7:30pm.  

Conferences are an opportunity for parents/caregivers, teachers and students to get together and talk about the student’s learning and achievement and the goals they are working toward. Please note that school ends at 12:30 on Tuesday 31 July.  

The bus will leave shortly after 12:30. Children will not need lunch at school.  Supervision will be provided for any children who need to stay at school until 3pm. Please inform us if this is the case.  Staff will try to accommodate a date and time outside those listed above if necessary. Parents with several children at school will be able to book consecutive times.

We use an online booking service:

1.    Open website: www.schoolinterviews.co.nz    Code: j5u53

2.    Follow the prompts to set up interviews.

3.    If you do not have email or internet, book with Pam in the school office (5442898).

Farewell Mrs Pritchard

Farewell Mrs Pritchard

Tomorrow will be Nikki Pritchard’s last regular day working in Waimeha class.

Nikki took on the one day per week job share with Raewyn just over 5 years ago after stepping back from her full -time position at Appleby School to spend some more time with her grandchildren.

We have been very fortunate to have Nikki working alongside us! She has always been a very professional and collaborative colleague who shows a genuine commitment to promoting the wellbeing of the children, encouraging them to be active and engaged in their learning.

Nikki was fully involved in the planning and organisation of our recent Academy Awards production. A recent example of the countless contributions she has made to enrich the life of Appleby School and the students and families who are a part of it.

We wish Nikki all the best for this next stage of her retirement and hope to still see her now and again.

Young Leaders Award

Young Leaders Award

Congratulations To: James Matthews

Who, on Monday was presented with a Young Leader Award. Each year, schools have an opportunity to recognise one deserving student in Years 5-8 for a national leadership award through the Sir Peter Blake Trust. The Young Leader Award celebrates a student who shows integrity, determination and the will to succeed. Someone who is a good team builder, leader and member, and is hard working and knows how to have fun. James displays all of these characteristics and was identified as a great young leader by his peers and the school staff.

Appleby Academy Awards

Appleby Academy Awards

The Appleby Academy Awards show was a huge success! Thank you the four hundred plus people from our school community who came along to the show over the two nights and made it such a special occasion for the children. It was great to have a good number of past pupils and their families at the awards and fantastic to see so many people get into the theme of the evening by dressing up in their best clobber. Of course, it was the kids who were the real stars of the evening and I think we should all be very proud of the way they prepared for and performed the show. It was particularly wonderful to see the way they co-operated and supported one another so everyone was involved and contributed to the success of the show. Thank you to our awesome production crew who all teamed up to make it such a brilliant evening. These guys have put in some serious hours stitching the show together and making sure it all went off without a hitch: Show Producer/Directors- Jenny and Raewyn            

House Scenes- Raewyn, Jenny, Alison, Gemma, Nic and Mike and the talented kids in the house groups.

Ticketing and Box Office- Pam and Fiona                

Choir- Nikki Lighting and Sound Engineers- Mike, Alison and Nic.        

Back Stage- Jenny, Raewyn, Gemma, Greta, Debbie, Leanne, Shona, Jackie, Candice, Laura, Tanya, Jasmine.

Costumes and Make Up- All the families and whanau of Appleby School.

Assembly Awards 08.06.18

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Assembly Awards 08.06.18

ASSEMBLY AWARDS 08.06.18

 Waimeha:              

  • Liliana- Always working hard to produce her best!
  • Connor- Keeps trying and doesn’t give up. Gives everything a go!

Moutere:                 

  • Isabella - Fantastic work on problem solving strategies.
  • Emily-Jane- Fantastic problem solving strategies.

Kahurangi:             

  • Lily - For an amazing fact book about Napoleon Bonaparte.
  • Amy - For quality presentation.

Whakatu:                

  • Archie J- Working hard and enjoying huge progress in reading.
  • Arlia- Awesome effort and quick thinking in math.

Moturoa:                 

  • Gideon - Outstanding effort and improvement in reading!
  • Bruno - For being an Inspirational House Leader

Maungatapu:        

  • Devan- Persisting to reach success in her learning!
  • Jorja- Showing kindness and compassion to others!

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GROWTH Awards 21.05.18

GROWTH Awards 21.05.18

Waimeha:  

  • Connor-  Enthusiastic about learning new things and sharing his ideas.         
  • Eleanor-  For being positive, resilient and determined.

Moutere:    

  • Hannah- An organized learner and a very helpful student.         
  • William- A keen, hard working student.

Kahurangi:    

  • Kane - For being a helpful and kind friend and for always showing respect.         
  • James - For being a kind and helpful friend.

Whakatu:    

  • Erinn- For getting involved and helping to create a caring classroom.         
  • Tevita- Working hard and writing an amazing retell of Huria Matenga's story.

 

Moturoa:  

  • Isaac - Decidedly determined learning!         
  • Sophia - Articulately and confidently expressing her ideas.

Maungatapu:    

  • Kieran - Thinking critically about how you learn best to better push your learning.         
  • Lilly G - Being open to new learning tasks and setting goals to push learning.

Assembly Awards 11.05.18

Assembly Awards 11.05.18

ASSEMBLY AWARDS 11.05.18

Waimeha:    

  • Eleanor- Fabulous observation and drawing skills. .         
  • Ollie- Awesome determination and resilience during cross-country training.

Moutere:    

  • Jackson- Amazing retelling of Huria Matenga story.         
  • Leah- Excellent time telling learning.

Kahurangi:    

  • Oliver - Being a great leader during literacy time.         
  • Brooke -Excellent independent research about Dr Seuss.

Whakatu:    

  • Archie B - Enthusiasm & sharing your knowledge about the famous people.         
  • Kieran - Having a positive attitude towards all learning and life!

Moturoa:    

  • Paul: For making an amazing effort to become a more organized learner.         
  • Brodie - for an amazing effort and drive to improve his reading skills.

Maungatapu:    

  • Eise - Leading topic learning through modelling creative and critical thinking skills         
  • Hayley - Helping lead collaborative topic talk and tasks.

Bullying Free NZ Week

Bullying Free NZ Week

Bullying Free Week (14-18 May) has been a great chance for us to revisit school protocols around bullying. As teachers, we know we are very fortunate to work with such positive, friendly and co-operative children.  Instances of bullying are rare at Appleby School!

This is not to say that our young people do not make mistakes. At times they make poor choices, act impulsively or try to resolve disputes in inappropriate ways. We try to be clear about our school position on these matters and be consistent as we help our students deal with problems. We tell the children that they have the right to feel safe and happy at school.  It is not okay for someone else to use hurtful words or actions, which deny this right.

We define bullying as deliberate, hurtful behavior. In some instances, repeated over a period of time. Examples of bullying include: teasing, hitting, spreading rumours, damaging property, stealing, excluding others and name-calling. We have agreed that bullying, including the behaviours outlined above are not tolerated in our school.

People who are the victims of, or bystanders to these types of behaviours will take action to put things right!

Victims will stand strong and use I statements to make it clear to the bully that they are not accepting the behaviour. They will seek help from a friend or adult immediately so that the incident can be investigated.

Bystanders- Will support the victim by telling the bully they are out of line and by assisting the victim to get help. They do not try solve the situation in a physical way.

Teachers- Will encourage all students to be confident and to enjoy school. They will listen to reports of bullying, investigate, and if confirmed, act on all reports. Teachers will also look for trends or patterns and monitor the behaviour of victims and bullies.

Parents/Caregivers- Parents/caregivers listen carefully to any reports of bullying. They ask questions to establish the facts as best they can. If they suspect something serious has occurred they inform a teacher or the principal as soon as possible so the matter can be investigated fully. At times parents may decide that the matter is not so serious and try to give their child strategies to solve the issue themselves. Parents let teachers know their plans at these times.

Pink Shirt Day

Pink Shirt Day

The week beginning 14th May is Bullying Free NZ Week.