Greetings everyone and a special welcome to those new to Havelock North Primary.
I hope you have all had a fun filled family time during the summer break. We welcome to the staff, Miss Laura Macklow in Room 20 and Miss Samantha Newton, currently in Room 23 until Room 8 is fully renovated. This year we will continue to have Mrs Jarvis as a specialised maths teacher in our school and later in the year there will be a specialised teacher of literacy.
Our school environment continues to look fantastic with all the hard work done by our ground staff of Robin Gray and Peter Newton who worked tirelessly over the holidays to keep the grounds in park like condition.
Information on school happenings will come to you via class blogs and newsletters, team newsletters and the Tuesday Times.
In 2015 importance is being placed on our strategic goals of maintaining high academic achievement through a high standard of teaching, to have a safe and nurturing optimum learning environment which will give every child an opportunity to achieve at their maximum potential. This year we have four rooms operating as blended learning classrooms where every child brings their own Chrome Book as a tool to be used in their learning, other senior classes (year 4,5 and 6) allow it to be optional if they wish to bring a device to school to help with their learning.
We have started the year with the main toilet block renovated,the old library transformed into three junior teaching spaces, and the resource room being transformed into the new Library. Rooms 8, 9, and 10 are currently being remodelled into new modern learning environments. Two of these rooms have been relocated temporarily to the school hall.
We have numerous options in sport. Music and drama will be offered when the classroom upgrade is completed. Year 5 and Year 6 camps will occur in the first term, with information about these camps sent home soon.
We are looking forward to working with both you and your child on their learning journey this year.