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Kia ora koutou, Ni hao, Talofa Lava, Guten Tag, and Hello to you all!

School Focus: Setting high standards for everything we do     

Relevant School Values – Respect/Whakaute, Responsibility/Haepapa .  

 

New Entrant Enrolments 2018

To assist with our planning it is important that we are aware of all in zone new entrants who will be starting with us in 2018. If you haven’t already pre-enrolled your child for 2018, please contact the office for further information on our enrolment zone and any other questions you may have.

Inglewood Lions Speech Contest

Last week we had our school speeches involving Totara, Moa Hut and Summit learners. These were a great celebration of the hard work our children have put in preparing, learning and presenting their speeches. From there, four seniors, Ethan McKerchar, James Brooker, Reuben Halliday and Wiremu Mathieson-Julian went on to represent our school at the Inglewood Lions Speech Contest last Sunday. They all did really well, with Ethan and James being two of the four from Inglewood selected to go on to the Taranaki finals in Hawera next term. Ka pai to mahi koutou! Great work all of you!

Taranaki Cross Country Champs

Wednesday September 27th – Next Wednesday, 36 of our budding young runners will be heading to Hawera to compete in the Taranaki Cross Country Champs. We wish them all the best and know they will give it everything they have!

Show Day Preparations

Reminder: There are three days left to register your animals for the livestock events. Entry forms are due in to the school office by Friday 22 September.

Year 7/ 8 Technology – Mondays

Please could parents advise the office if their child will be dropped directly to the High School for Technology on Monday mornings. If your child is not at Norfolk when the Tech bus leaves we are required to confirm their whereabouts for health and safety reasons.

Head Lice  

We have become aware that one, or more, children attending Norfolk School have been confirmed to have a head lice infection. We would like to stress that finding a head lice infection is nothing to be concerned about, head lice infections are common in children of school age and are not harmful. We would, however, like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of regularly carrying out detection combing to check for the presence of head lice. Don’t forget, if you do find head lice in your child’s head, to let all close contacts (including the school) know about it – so everyone can check for head lice. For further information on head lice please speak to your local pharmacist/doctor. Alternatively, you can look at www.headlice.co.nz

Library

The library will be closed on Friday 22 September for the term. Please return all books as soon as possible. Thank you.

School Fees and Donations – Thank you!

The Board of Trustees would like to acknowledge the amazing support we have had for our school fees and donations. Of our 97 families, 90 have paid the compulsory $40 school fees. In addition to this, 64 of our families have also contributed with optional school donations.

We are well aware that all families face financial constraints and for this reason we are extremely grateful for the financial support we get from our whanau. Among other things, these funds allow us to provide sports uniforms, Life Education Trust Education each year, swimming pool maintenance and transport to events where required. We are also able to purchase additional computer equipment, sports gear, books and resources that we would otherwise not be able to afford.

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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