Jared, Marina and I did the royal tour of the school just to check in on everyone and to put faces to names. It was a pleasure to see all the little faces, hear the happy chatter and watch the teachers and support staff gather the children under their wings. It has been a tough ride for staff to pack and unpack and to get ready for a new year in a strange place. I am the one doing the whining and complaining and the staff have been so positive and smiley. Maybe I need to rethink my attitude!!!
Thursday, February 13, 2020
When the buses pulled up on the first day, and the children alighted, the school finally came to life. Schools without children, just don't cut the mustard. Parents and staff were at the Bus Stop to greet our tamariki. Welcome back to school on The Halswell Road Campus.
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
It is surprisingly difficult to bid senior students goodbye as they move on to intermediate. Many of these gorgeous children have been with us since they were pre-schoolers and came to school in their prams with older siblings. We will miss them. I am very proud of them and the ways in which our staff loved them and cared for them, Once you are a part of the Te Ara Koropiko West Spreydon School whanau, you are always a part of us.