Kia ora, this week (term 1 week 4) I tendered my resignation as Principal at Waihi East School. I have enjoyed my ten years of employment at our kura. It has been exciting to be a part of many initiatives and to lead a stunning team of professionals. I think our latest ERO report truly did sum up our team, and our 4-5 year review was very cool, something awarded to very few schools. Although it is sad to be leaving, I am very excited for our kura, who under new leadership will go from strength to strength. I must thank all the staff during this time for being amazing and our numerous hard working Board of Trustee members I have worked alongside. I wish the Board well with the tricky process of employing a new Principal. This is a stunning school, a true reflection of you and your whanau and it will continue to shine in the community. Wahoo, exciting times!!
Congratulations to the 13 year 6 students who participated in the Leadership day with Project Energize. Feedback from our parents who attended the outing (thanks Pete and Donna) was that it was a stunning day and our students were excellent ambassadors of our school.
This week we continue our Education Outside the Classroom outings (see photos below from our Senior School Camp at Port Waikato recently). Today our year 3 and 4 children hit Waihi Beach for Beach Education, tomorrow they go biking in Cambridge. Tomorrow year 1 and 2 will enjoy Mine Education with Phil Salmon from Oceana Gold. To add to the fun and games Robbie and Leanne are running a sports day for Room One and Two. Year 5 and 6 students are to come dressed in sports clothing (with togs and a towel) in anticipation of a fun day. A massive thank you to all whanau who support our learning opportunities. Our tamariki love, love, love your participation and support.
How is your pumpkin coming along? Can you produce a pumpkin larger than the Dixon Whanau? Our pumpkin weigh in and mini market will be on Wednesday 13th of April. Please put aside this day. I am also looking for whanau to help organize this event. If you are keen, please come to our meeting on Wednesday 2nd of March, 2pm in the staff room. Your support will be amazing.
Nga mihi nui.