Marriene Langton Principal

Marriene Langton Principal

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Christchurch City Council SwimSmart Instructors Join Our WSS Team

It was worth burning my bare feet on the concrete to watch the progress the children are making with the help of the experts. It is scary to realize that many of our children could not survive if they fell into deep water. We take it for granted that our kids can swim. You would be shocked by how many cannot stay afloat long enough to get to the side and safety.
On the other hand I have watched some children improve their swim strokes and power through the water with their instructors advice ringing in their ears.

Parents we have a responsibility together to ensure that our children can swim. WSS is doing its part to ensure our students are safe and can have fun in the water.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Principal On The Loose In Classes! on PhotoPeach

Rutherford House Leaders Present Their Election Speeches

Jenna, Deputy Leader of Rutherford House

Ronwell, Rutherford House Leader

Anastasia, Rutherford House Leader.

Robbie, Rutherford House Deputy Leader
At the start of each year the Year 6 students prepare a speech and present it to the other students in their house. The leadership roles in our school have growing importance as we prepare young people for all kinds of leadership in their school and community. Leadership is a tough call especially when one is a child. Our teachers support and mentor the children as they learn about responsibility and role modeling. We know as adults that leadership means coping with mistakes and failure-personally I wish it was about being perfect but it is not. West Spreydon School wants to contribute to our local community by training young people as leaders. These young people were chosen as House Leaders and Deputy Leaders by their peers.

Monday, February 14, 2011

Inspired Impact and the impact that's had on us! Go Team WSS. on PhotoPeach

Inspired Impact: Our QLCs sharing our learning with each other on PhotoPeach

Christchurch City Council SwimSmart Instructors  meet Year 5/6 swimmers on PhotoPeach

Amy Smit Sports Co-Ordinator at West Spreydon School. on PhotoPeach

Year 1 and the New Entrants Go Swimming. O Crikey! on PhotoPeach

New Entrant Shenanigans on PhotoPeach

Sunday, February 13, 2011

All Aboard The Fast Train at West Spreydon School. on PhotoPeach

First Week BACK AT SCHOOL 2011 on PhotoPeach