Marriene Langton Principal

Marriene Langton Principal

Thursday, June 20, 2013

It's Snowing! Hurrah

Thank you to the small army of parents and teachers who helped in the office this morning. It was a huge job to track down every child and make sure everyone was accounted for. It is really important that you call or text the office with absences.
Thank you to every responsible parent who rang or text the school to let us know that your child was not coming to school Yea you! 

I turned my back in my office and someone had taken over my chair and desk! I can see the challenge is on for control and power. The photos are foggy as the camera lens didn't like the cold and snow, but it's clear enough who the main culprits were. The usual suspects.
cath, belinda and donna

all hands on deck

I turned my back and my chair was gone, my office taken over, and I was no longer number one banana

Does that look like Stacy to you?

Monday, June 17, 2013

Parent Meeting Restorative Practice

After coffee on Friday Mornings Janice organizes parent education meetings. They are a lot of fun and  a time for discussion and learning. Last week was about Restorative Practice and how that works at school.
The parents  have decided that they would like a couple of sessions with Leanne our Social Worker in Schools to go over some parenting tips. It's never too late to pick up new ideas. Being a parent is a hard job and it's good to know that we are not alone with the issues we have to address with our children.
The parents would also like a session on iPad apps and how and when to use them to help with the children's learning. The leadership team had just learnt about Augmented Reality and we were keen to show off the knowledge so that parents could engage children in reading.
So here we are-one cup of coffee and a fresh muffin later. Learning together is the way to go at WSS.

The Playground- Houston We Have Lift-Off!

Yes we are underway thanks to Huntley Quinn and his band of volunteers. We have been given around $80,000 in grants particularly from different Rotary groups in NZ. This is such a generous gesture and means so much to see a five year dream begin to take shape.

So many of our school parents and local community members especially the dads, are bringing their talents and expertise to this project. When a school is supported by generous people we see big dreams come to fruition. There are too many people to mention by name but please see your name in this thank you and know that we are so thrilled by what you are doing for the children in our school.
Empty ground and bog today but in a few weeks this will be a "blow your mind, knock your socks off, eyeball popping" playground


Cath PTA President and Home School Liaison

It's impossible for any school to operate effectively without a committed band of volunteers. Cath leads the charge as PTA President and as our Home School Liaison person. These young mums do an enormous amount of work behind the scenes and we are very grateful. Several of the mum's didn't want their photos taken so we will have to imagine them. Chris, Dani, Corine and Amy also grace our meetings and they are there when the hard work has to be done. Thank you ladies. You make our lives so much better at WSS.



Suzanne and Sam