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Welcome to Norfolk School

Well the year is very rapidly coming to an end. It was lovely to be able to celebrate with our parent/whanau helpers today. You all do so much to help us provide great learning experiences for our children and it was nice to be able to give a little something back to you today! We hope you enjoyed your morning tea.

2017 Class Placements: We have been working very hard to ensure every learner is placed in the best possible learning  environment to allow them to achieve their potential. Next year we will be continuing on our school’s collaborative  learning journey. This will mean that each child will have the opportunity to work with a number of teachers in their learning programme. This will allow the best possible learning fit for all learners. Exciting times lay ahead for all our school community.

End of Year Reports: These will be sent home with children on Wednesday December 14th. I have really enjoyed reading about each child’s successes. I hope you enjoy reading the reports as much as I did!

Community Survey: Thank you to those who have completed our online survey. If you haven’t already done so, please take a few minutes to do this online or ask at the office for a paper version. The more people who fill it in, the better informed we can be about our school direction.

To complete the survey online click here: Community Survey

Time to return books! The year is rapidly coming to an end so it is time to rummage through the cupboards, under the beds and all round the house for school home readers and library books. Please return these right away so that we can account for everything ready for next year.

Pool keys: Keys are now available from the school office. Cost – $55 for the season with a $5 bond which is refundable when the key is returned. The office staff would appreciate you purchasing pool keys before Wednesday 14 December.

High Tea: We’re all getting very excited about the Year 8 High Tea, coming up this Friday. We thank our Home and School for making this event such a special occasion for our departing Year 8’s.

 

Nga mihi nui,

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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