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Welcome to Norfolk School

Kia ora koutou, Ni hao, Talofa Lava, Guten Tag, and Hello to you all!
School Focus: With changeable temperatures throughout the day it is the season for lots of lost property! Our school focus is to manage our belongings by putting them safely away in our bag, hanging bags up, and being responsible for any rubbish in our school.
We welcome Christina Mestrom to the Sunshine Room this week. It is wonderful to have you with us Christina.
Our Monster School Working Bee is now just around the corner – Saturday April 1st –

The main projects we have planned are:

-Concreting in Basketball goals on the Tennis Courts

-Pouring a concrete floor for a garden shed

-Installing bark mulch and edging around the raised garden beds in the edible gardens

-Constructing wooden steps in the riverside walkway

-Clearing out and replanting gardens in the main entranceway to the school

-Clearing out planter boxes in the front of the school and adding compost ready to replant
There are also other jobs such as water blasting which we can tackle with more people. We would greatly appreciate your support in any way if you could spare a few hours of your Saturday.
Country Swimming Success

We had outstanding results at the Country Swimming Sports yesterday. All of our swimmers represented our school with immense pride. It was a fantastic day. The following 20 swimmers placed in their finals and will go on to represent Country at the Town vs Country Sports in Stratford next Friday, March 31st.

Chris Chambers – 8 Year Boys – 1st 25m freestyle, 2nd 25m Backstroke, 1st 25m Breaststroke

Mark Chambers – 8 Year Boys –  2nd 25m Freestyle, 1st 25m Backstroke

Caitlin Hunger – 8 Year Girls – 2nd 25m Breaststroke

Vanessa Shaw – 9 Year Girls – 2nd 25m Freestyle, 3rd 25m Backstroke

Amelia Hitchcock – 9 Year Girls – 2nd 25m Backstroke, 3rd 25m Breaststroke

Hunter Awahou – 9 Year Boys – 1st 25m Freestyle, 1st 25m Backstroke, 1st 25m Breaststroke, 2nd U12 Butterfly

Noah Chadwick – 9 Year Boys – 2nd 25m Freestyle, 2nd 25m Backstroke, 2nd 25m Breaststroke

Thomas McKerchar – 10 Year Boys – 1st 25m Freestyle, 1st 50m Freestyle, 2nd 25m Backstroke, 2nd 25m Breaststroke, 1st U12 Medley, 3rd U12 Butterfly

Sarah Chambers – 10 Year Girls – 1st 25m Freestyle, 1st 50m Freestyle, 1st 25m Backstroke, 2nd Medley, 1st 25m Butterfly

Charlote Wood – 10 Year Girls – 2nd 50m Freestyle, 2nd 25m Backstroke

Jordyn Saunders – 10 Year Girls – 3rd 25m Freestyle

Caleb Dravitzki – 10 Yr Boys – 3rd 50m Freestyle

Cameron Chambers – 11 Year Boys – 1st 25m Freestyle, 2nd 50m Freestyle, 3rd 25m Backstroke, 3rd 25m Breaststroke

Adam Sampson – 11 Year Boys – 2nd 25m Freestyle, 1st 50m Freestyle, 2nd 25m Backstroke, 2nd 25m Breaststroke, 3rd U12 Medley

Kade Ropitini-Black – 11 Year Boys – 3rd 25m Freestyle

Koen Chadwick – 11 Year Boys – 3rd 50m Freestyle, 1st 25m Backstroke

Ethan McKerchar –  11 Year Boys – 1st 25m Breaststroke,

Mya Mitchell – 11 Year Girls – 1st 25m Freestyle, 1st 25m Backstroke, 2nd 25m Breaststroke

Bree Wills-Stachurski – 11 Year Girls – 3rd 25m Freestyle, 2nd 50m Freestyle, 2nd 25m Backstroke, 1st 25m Breaststroke

Samantha Cooper – 12 Year + Girls – 1st 25m Freestyle, 1st 50m Freestyle, 1st 25m Backstroke, 1st 25m Breaststroke, 2nd Medley

Our teams also won both the 10 person freestyle relay as well as the 4 person Medley Relay!

Nga mihi koutou – acknowledgements to you all for your support.

Andrew Georgeson – Principal

 

Our School

Norfolk School is a U3-4 Full Primary School (Year 0—8), which has a decile 9 rating. In 2016, the school has a staffing entitlement of 7.49 FTTE to cater for 150 students.

Students are placed in one of six classrooms from New Entrants (Yr 1) to Year 7/8. An enrolment scheme is in place, where families living within the zone are automatically entitled to send their children to Norfolk School.

Our School

National Standards

Norfolk School has traditionally used benchmarks in reading, writing and mathematics, which was before National Standards were introduced. Since the introduction of National Standards in 2010, all schools (with children in Years 1-8) have been assessing students reading, writing and maths with against the Standards .

# 2015 National Standard Results (coming soon) # 2014 National Standard Results…

National Standards

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The school is very well placed to sustain and improve its performance. Sound board processes focus on governance and positive outcomes for students. The principal is regarded by staff as a leader of learning. He has a clear focus on moral leadership and ensuring that students are at the centre of school decision-making.

ERO is likely to carry out the next review in four-to-five years.

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