Kia ora koutou. Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa.
Warm greetings to you all.
Thank-you to all the staff, children, and parents who have made me feel so welcome. I feel very fortunate to be able to spend the term here at Waihi East School and be part of your community. Take a look at the photos below from the end of term 1 ‘Cool Kids Afternoon/Wheelie Day’.
I started teaching in Auckland 23 years ago and was principal of Richmond Road School for 6 years until 2013. Waihi East School is the third school I have been ‘interim’ principal for. I have also worked for the Education Review Office.
I usually live in Auckland with my husband Peter, and our dog Oscar. This term we are renting in Waihi Beach. We love travelling and are really looking forward to exploring the Coromandel during the week-ends.
The staff and I hope that your children have a great Term 2 full of fun, learning and friendship. We will try to keep you informed through class and school newsletters about what is happening and how you can support your children and the school.
If you do have any questions or concerns, please use the existing channels. This would usually be your child’s class teacher in the first instance, and if needed then to follow-up with our Deputy Principals, Rachael (senior school) or Briar (junior school).
Ngā mihi nui
Stephanie Anich (Whaea Steph)