Newsletter 30 January 2020
Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Kia Orana, Fakalafa lahi atu, Namaste, Ni sa bula vinaka, Konichiwa
Welcome to 2020 at Chapel Downs, especially to our new families joining us for the first time. The year has started positively for us and already we have an orderly and busy buzz in the school as children get into the routines of their new classrooms. It was wonderful to see students flood through the gates with big smiles on their faces and dressed beautifully in their uniforms, keen to get learning.
Thank you parents for your part in getting your children ready for school.
Regular attendance is the first and major step towards success. If the children are here consistently we have the opportunity to learn about them and meet their learning needs. Successful learning is a journey in partnership between home and school, parents and teachers. You are your child’s first and foremost teacher. It is vital that our school and parents work together to help make your child the best they can be. Some ways you can help your child are:
• Make sure your child goes to bed early enough to ensure they have a good night’s sleep. A child who comes to school tired cannot learn.
• Make sure your child has breakfast and brings an adequate lunch for healthy eating to get them through the day. Please remember we are a water only school.
• Help your child arrive at school on time each day. Our school starts at 8.55am Monday to Friday. A good time to arrive is between 8.30am and 8.45am.
• Talk to your child about their school day. Your child likes to know that you are interested in what they are learning at school.
Have a great 2020 – ‘Achieving Together’
Just a reminder that the school is closed on Thursday 6th February for the Waitangi Day public holiday.
Teacher Only Day 7th February
The Board of Trustees have approved a Teacher Only day for staff professional development on Friday 7th February. The school will be closed to all students for the Teacher Only Day.