Road Safety Improvements, Agriculture Day and Staff Changes

Kia ora koutou, a huge thank you to parents and whanau that have taken notice of our push for safer roads around the school. Having cones on the road has certainly slowed things down at our main crossing. THANK YOU so much to the drivers that are stopping and waving us across when students are waiting, you are a huge help to the process.

This week we farewell Liam de Andrad-Alway, he has been working in the school supporting many of our students this year. He has moved on to full time employment in Tauranga. Good luck, we will miss you! On a happy note we have Dorette and Sue working in the school 4 days a week supporting our junior classrooms. Welcome! You are doing a fantastic job and fitting in so well!

Agriculture Day or Calf Club is coming up next term (see photo below of some of our previous participants), a huge thanks to Alan Scott who has offered his time and animals so some of our less rural students get a chance to participate. The lucky students’ parents have been notified. Entry forms for agricultural day are at the office and entries are being taken now.

We have a Duffy Role Model assembly this Friday, we are being visited by a Waikato based writer and poet. Assembly is at 9.30. We would love to have parents down to take part in this special time. If you have nothing else on, come on down! Speaking of special visitors, earlier in the week we had the privilege of RIO Sailing Olympian Sam Meech visiting East School. Sam shared his experiences competing at the highest level in laser class sailing craft with our tamariki - see the photos below.

Nga mihi nui