Whānau Survey

Morena. Yesterday, surveys were sent out with oldest or only children who identify as Māori at our school. Please take the time to fill these in and get them returned before 31 August to be in the draw to win subway for the tamariki whose Whānau returned the survey filled in. We appreciate the effort and time you take to give us feedback and feed forward. Regards, Phil Wheeler, Principal

REMINDER: School Closure - Teacher Strike Wednesday 15 August 2018

REMINDER: School Closure - Teacher Strike Wednesday 15 August 2018

Dear Parents and Caregivers

The Board of Trustees cannot provide teaching for students during the upcoming strike. The NZEI has advised the Ashburton Netherby Board of Trustees that the principal and teachers at our school will be taking strike action from 7:00am to 7:00pm on Wednesday 15 August 2018.

The Board has carefully considered the availability of teaching staff, and unfortunately decided that we can’t provide the normal teaching services during the strike. The school will need to close during this strike.

It is important that you make alternative arrangements for the care of your child/children on the day of the strike, as the school will be CLOSED.

I know that this is inconvenient for parents and students alike, but please be assured that student safety is our main concern in making this decision.

Thank you for your understanding. Please contact me if you have any queries relating to this decision.

Yours sincerely,

Board Chair

Jason Adamson


Teachers Union Strike Reason

Community members interested in why we are striking are invited to the school staffroom at 3.15 Friday 3 August for question and answer time. All welcome.


Teachers Union - Strike Action Wednesday 15 August


Tip For Parents

Give your child every opportunity to read to you daily. Ten minutes of reading five times a week = 50 minutes of reading time a week.

If you did this for a minimum of 35 weeks a year we have your child engaging in text for 29 hours extra every year! That 29 hours helps your child read better because they do more miles, are exposed to many words, and importantly are exposed to many ideas through the text.

It is a win - win for all concerned!

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