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

 

 

Norfolk Legends:

Well done to the following students who have been demonstrating our community values.

Sunshine Room – Karlie Lindsay & Chloe Fraser

Mamaku Room – Hollie Wells & Tess Salisbury

Tui Tree – Gracie George & Jacob Awahou

Totara Room – Matias Hunt & Corban West

Moa Hut – Maia Thompson & Shania Thomas

Summit Room – Cameron Chambers & Austin Huta

Inglewood Cluster Athletic Sports:

We had a wonderful day of athletics in the sun at the TET Stadium yesterday. It was awesome seeing our 8 – 13 year olds giving their best and competing in great spirit. We are grateful to our wonderful Home and school for running a great sausage sizzle and the parents who helped with marshalling on the track events. Your efforts are greatly appreciated.

Town vs Country Athletics:

We are waiting on official confirmation of this event, but it is likely to take place on Monday December 4th.  This will be for the top 4 placegetters in each event from yesterday’s Cluster Athletics.

Norfolk School Swimming Pool:

Following our awesome makeover, the swimming pool will be open for use in the coming weeks. We are extremely thankful to all of the people who have supported the repaint project so that this wonderful community asset remains in good condition for future generations.

Keys are now available to purchase for this coming summer.

The cost of a key is $55.00 (includes $5.00 refundable bond). Please call into the school office if you are interested.Payment options: Please note we would prefer the following payment options –

  • EFTPOS (no credit available).
  • Cheque – payable to Norfolk School. The office staff would appreciate you purchasing pool keys before Friday 15 December. Thank you.

Recycled Bottle Greenhouse Project – We are pleased to have Steve from Upcycle Taranaki supporting us with our Recycled Bottle Greenhouse, which will be built behind the swimming pool. We could do with a parent or two who have some reasonable DIY skills to help work with the group over the next few weeks to help keep us on track! If you are available to help, we would love to hear from you! Times can be flexible to suit your availability.

Health Education Survey

Every two years, we are required to consult with our community around our Health Education programme. In an increasingly crowded curriculum, we really want to gain a clear idea of what areas our community value in our health programme so we can tailor it to our specific needs. This survey can be filled in online by clicking this link. Please let us know if you have any trouble accessing the survey and we’ll assist as much as possible. We have paper copies available at the office for anyone who prefers these. We value your input, so thanks in advance!

Sunhats:  Unfortunately these are taking a little longer than expected due to a nationwide shortage of the hats we want. If your child is waiting for one they are permitted to wear their own hat until they arrive. They will be $15 each.

Junior Tabloid Sports  (5 – 7 Year olds) – Tuesday November 28th

This is a fun event being hosted by us here at Norfolk. It will be run by Mr Lewis and our awesome senior students. Events will start at 10am. We welcome parents and whanau to come along and enjoy the fun.

Tag Oil Tough Kid Challenge – Friday December 1st –  This is an awesome fun event for our Year 6 – 8’s which will be held at Yarrow Stadium in New Plymouth.

Permission slips need to be returned as soon as possible please.

School Athletic Sports – Tuesday December 5th

A mix of fun activities and athletic events, this will be a great day for all of our children. We will have running races, field events and even wheelchair races! We’d love to see lots of parents sharing the fun with us too!

End of Year Celebration -Thursday December 14th – Inglewood High School Hall – 6:30pm – This year our end of year celebration will be held at Inglewood High School. Classes will share performances, senior musicians will perform and our Kapa Haka Ropu will also give a performance.

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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