Last day of term – 16th December 2022, 1.00pm finish.
FRIDAY 11 NOVEMBER PRINCIPAL’s UPDATE Kia ora koutou katoa, Nearly halfway through the term and I’ve been a little lacks on the updates! MASKS Mask wearing is no longer required at Birkdale Primary School and is left up to individual whānau. You may have noticed an increase in mask wearing amoung staff. We’ve had … Read moreTerm 4 – Week 4: Principal Update
FRIDAY 16 SEPTEMBER PRINCIPAL’s UPDATE COVID-19 UPDATE You’ll be aware that New Zealand has moved to a new, long-term approach to COVID-19. These changes have been made based on public health advice and reflect high levels of immunity and declining case numbers across New Zealand. This new approach will only result in minor changes … Read moreTerm 3 – Week 8: Newsletter
FRIDAY 2 SEPTEMBER PRINCIPAL’s UPDATE MASKS Thank you for supporting our mandatory mask wearing indoors for the past 6 weeks. While we do still have some sickness/covid among staff, it has reduced enough to be manageable. From now on, masks will be ‘strongly recommended’ indoors for Y4-6 but not mandatory. Our usual advice of … Read moreTerm 3 – Week 6: Principal Update
FRIDAY 29 JULY PRINCIPAL’s UPDATE Can you believe we’ve finished 4 weeks already? It was great seeing whānau last week, meeting with teachers and listening to their children share and celebrate learning. If you’ve not been able to meet with your child’s teacher, please get in touch and make a time to discuss their … Read moreTerm 3 – Week 4: Principal Update
FRIDAY 29 JULY PRINCIPAL UPDATE Kia ora e ngā whānau Welcome back to Term 3 and what a blustery start it’s been! It’s been lovely seeing everyone’s excited faces back at school. This term’s value focus is Whanaungatanga. Our Inquiry focus will centre on the learning areas of Technology/ Hangarau and PE/Health or Hauora. … Read moreTerm 3 | Week 1 – Newsletter
Kia ora e te whānau o Birkdale, This message is specifically for whānau Māori. I’ve sent it to our entire mailing list in case we don’t have up-to-date ethnicity information and iit s relevant for you and your child/ren. The message is about important work being done currently by Te Pae Roa and how you, … Read moreReforming Māori medium education – have your say in NZ’s review.
Apologies! There was a typo in my update. A couple actually, but this was the worst one . It should have read Whaea CHRISTINA. 😃 So sorry Whaea! Enjoy the rest of your weekend whānau! Whaea Natasha
FRIDAY 17 JUNE PRINCIPAL UPDATE Kia ora e ngā whānau It was great to see some of you last Wednesday to discuss your dreams and aspirations for your children. If you didn’t manage to attend, please fill in this 3 question survey to share your thoughts Click here: Whānau thoughts Thanks to those who … Read moreTerm 3 | Week 7 – Principal Update
FRIDAY 27th MAY PRINCIPAL UPDATE Thank you to all whānau who attended our learner hui this week. Working together helps your children get the best educational experiences possible. Keeping this in mind, the poster on the right gives more information about our upcoming local curriculum whānau hui in two weeks time. There will be … Read moreBirkdale Primary School Newsletter – 27th May 2022
FRIDAY 27th MAY PRINCIPAL UPDATE Thank you to all whānau who attended our learner hui this week. Working together helps your children get the best educational experiences possible. Keeping this in mind, the poster on the right gives more information about our upcoming local curriculum whānau hui in two weeks time. There will be … Read moreT2 | W4 – Whānau hui: local curriculum, contruction @ school, whanaungatanga, Samoan language week, stay connected, Puni reo poitarawhiti