Welcome to Weymouth Primary!
Kia Ora, Talofa lava, Malo e lelei, Fakalofa lahi atu, Kia Orana, Namaste, Bula Vinaka & Warm Greetings to you all!
Talofa lava and warm greetings to our Weymouth Community, parents, grandparents, aunts and uncles, cousins and our beautiful tamariki.
Welcome to 2017. What a fantastic start we have had to our year. All our staff are ready to go and our children have come back excited and ready to learn.
This year we will continue our saying: Every child. Every day. Everyone responsible. This year we will also focus on ensuring we engage our parents and whanau at every possible opportunity.
Our theme for 2017 is "I Believe I can Fly". Our curriculum focus in term one is Social Sciences and Health. Term two and three we will move into Science & Technology and Term Four we will explore learning through The Arts.
This year we welcome some new staff to our school. Whaea Willi-Anne who is in Room 14 our Year 1, 2 and 3 Maori bilingual class and Louisa Clark who is in Room 10 Year 2 & 3 class.
This year our focus will be on meeting the Minister of Education's targets of 85% of ALL children achieving at National Standard for reading, writing and mathematics. In order to achieve this we must work alongside each other - our children, our teaching staff and our parents if we are to achieve this goal.
Our Weymouth Way is: We think Ka whakaaro tatou. We help Ka awhina tatou. We learn Ka ako tatou. We care Ka tiaki tatou. In term one we are going to focus on ‘We think’. Teachers will be embedding this into their teaching and learning programmes. Term Two - We Help. Term Three - We Learn and Term Four - We Care.
We have 4 houses - Nga Hau e Wha which translates to the four winds. This symbolises the four corners of the world in which we all stem from. The four winds bring us together.Green - Tonga House (South) Yellow - Whiti House (East) Blue - Raki House (North) Red - Uru House (West). All our children and staff are in a house and each term we will do events that bring our houses together. This year we will focus on getting our children to create a design for each of our houses. We will choose a winning design for each house then screen print t shirts so all our children can come to our house events in their house colours.
Finally what an exciting year we have planned for our children and families of our Weymouth community. My door is always open so please feel free to come in and share any concerns, issues or celebrations. Together we can all achieve more and we are here to serve our children and our community.
Saane Faaofo Oldehaver