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Parent Evening Oct 4, 2011

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  • Every crisis is an opportunity - Dr Tom Mulholland. Due to our reduced operations grant and staffing for 2012 we have had to consider different options for classrooms and teachers for 2012.
  • We start the year on 121 students that we know of, so the Ministry are allowing for the growth we have predicted. We were looking at redeployment of a teacher, but with Mrs Arthurs promotion to Principalship,this has been sorted for us.
  • These are the numbers we know of at the moment. If you know of anyone leaving or joining our St Patrick’s community please remind them to let the school office know to assist us with our planning.
  • The Board has always funded a teacher-aide to support children from Y0-8 who have learning difficulties.
  • We aim to set this up between the Totara and Kahikatea classrooms. Kowhai will possibly be used as an Arts/Music room where Kapahaka, choir, violin and Clarrie Light’s music group can practice.
  • Text messages will be sent to you to remind you of meetings, teacher only days, class trips etc. If you do not wish to receive these, please contact the office.

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  • St Patrick’s Kaiapoi 2012 Caring, Co-operating, Called to Others
  • Ministry of Education funding for 2012
    • Based on a roll of 138 children.
    • Allows us to operate 5 classrooms.
    • Gives us an allocation for Reading recovery.
    • Ensures the continuation of the 3 year Ministry funded ICT contract.
    • Enables us to employ an extra part-time teacher to assist Y5-8 literacy and numeracy.
    • Secures employment of a part-time ICT teacher/ maintenance man.
    • Secures employment of teacher-aide to assist with the Library and curriculum support for children.
  • Classes
    • 5 classrooms in operation at the start of 2012
    • Rimu - Y0/1, 12 children
    • Rata - Y2/3, 21 children
    • Matai - Y3/4, 24 children
    • Pohutukawa - Y5/6, 30 children (2 teachers - one full time, one part-time literacy/numeracy)
    • Kahikatea/Totara - Intermediate Learning Centre - Y7/8, 34 children (2 teachers - one full time, one part-time literacy/numeracy)
  • Why an Intermediate Learning Centre?
    • To support the differentiated learning at this level.
    • To give the Y7/8 children further opportunities for leadership.
    • To utilise the learning spaces we have.
    • To enthuse children to ‘think outside the square’ with their inquiry learning.
    • To support the eLearning strategic vision.
  • eLearning Vision 2010-2013
    • We will ensure that the use of ICT is successfully and effectively integrated into the curriculum, to enhance student achievement and to provide opportunities for teachers and St Patrick’s learners to be confident, self managing inquirers.
  • School wide initiatives 2012
    • Sports coaches from NC sports teaching skills every 2nd week throughout the year.
    • Gymnastics at AMI stadium.
    • Swimming - Kaiapoi Aquatic Centre or Dudley Park.
    • Choir - Kaiapoi schools’ festival.
    • Kapahaka - Christchurch schools’ festival.
    • Trinity Quest - Sports skills during lunch breaks/ School vegetable garden.
    • Camp - Y5/6.
    • Ski trip - Y7/8.
    • ePortfolios for children’s work.
    • Science classes at Kaiapoi High - Y7/8.
    • School Radio station.
  • 2012 - One World, Many Faces
    • Enduring Understandings:
    • That there are many cultures in the world.
    • Acceptance, tolerance and empathy for other peoples’ way of life.
    • Experience another culture to learn about the peoples that make up a community.
    • Practise using languages including sign language to communicate with others.
    • Make connections with others and create opportunities to gain a sense of belonging and confidence.
  • Why a Radio station?
    • Make connections with others and create opportunities to gain a sense of belonging and confidence.(Enduring understanding for 2012).
    • A real audience for presenting work - book reviews, stories, inquiries, radio plays, poetry, music.
    • A real context for interviewing each other and guests.
    • Cross - curricula from literacy to commerce (fundraising).
  • Why a Radio station?
    • An opportunity to explore different genres of literacy from sports commentating to news reporting to investigative journalism.
    • Public speaking skills - pronunciation, adlibbing, improvisation.
    • Additional motivation for project work.
    • Social skills - team building,leadership, peer support and evaluation.
    • An outlet for students with musical ambitions.
    • A chance to get into the Kaiapoi community to investigate, fundraise and make links.
  • Reminders
    • The school website is an effective communication link where you can access information, share your child’s learning and contact staff.
    • Paper copies of the newsletter will not be printed for you as of next term, unless you have told the school office you wish to receive one.
    • Your contact details, including email and mobile numbers need to be updated regularly.