Tēnā koutou katoa. I'll start with a massive thank you to the parents and caregivers…
After a hotly contested election process, our brand new Board of Trustees met for the first time on Tuesday 25th June. It was great to see so many familiar faces returning, and to welcome our three new Trustees – Andrew, Kirstin and Anne. Much of our first meeting was about getting to know each other, and to better understand our role and our responsibilities to the school as trustees, so there isn’t a massive amount to update you on this time around.
Perhaps the biggest highlight for me was hearing the latest progress update on the school’s Early Intervention Project, Reading Recovery, and other Literacy interventions. Each of these programmes have been designed to boost capability in literacy, and the results at the school have been stunning. It’s really important to mention that every year the cost of supporting these programmes continues to rise. Whilst some students participating in these programmes are part-funded through the Ministry of Education, all are topped up by additional funding provided by the Board of Trustees. We’re very much looking forward to seeing these programmes evolve, and literacy levels continue to rise. Thank you to all who have been involved in driving each of these initiatives. Once the meeting minutes have been ratified, they will be available here ( LINK )
On Friday morning, a dawn service was held for Matariki – the Māori celebration to mark the beginning of a new year. It was awesome to see so many members of the school community celebrating together, under a dark sky on a beautifully crisp morning. Thank you to all of you who put in the effort to attend, and especially to all of those involved in organising and performing at this wonderful event.
As we set out on what we hope will be a really successful 3 years ahead for the school, we will “walk backwards into the future”– ka mua, ka muri. Our vision will be fixed on history, learning from those who have gone before us as we forge new paths ahead into the future.
Policies under review for Term 2
- Emergency Planning and Procedures
- Curriculum and Student Achievement Policy
Click on the link to review these policies
It’s a pleasure to continue to serve as the Chair of the Board of Trustees of Cornwall Park School, and I’m looking forward to connecting with as many of you as possible in the coming weeks and months.
经过激烈的选举过程，新的董事会于6月25日星期二首次举行会议。很高兴看到这么多熟悉的面孔，同時也欢迎我们三位新的受托人 – Andrew，Kirstin 和 Anne。我们的第一次会议大部分时间是用于相互了解，并且进一步地了解我们作为受托人的角色和我们对学校的责任，所以这次没有大量的内容更新。
星期五早上，学校举行了 Matariki 迎接黎明活动 – 毛利人的庆祝活动标志着新的一年的开始。看到这么多学校社区成员在一个美丽清爽的早晨，在黑暗的天空下一起庆祝，真是太棒了。感谢所有参加此次精彩活动的人们，特别是参与组织和表演的人。
当我们提前3年计划为学校取得成功时，我们将 “ 走向未来 ” – ka mua，ka muri。我们的愿景将固定在历史上，向那些走在我们面前的人学习，也为我们替未来开辟了新的道路。
很高兴继续担任 Cornwall Park 小学董事会主席，我期待在未来几周或者几个月内尽可能与更多的人相互联系，互相交流。