Board Policy NAG 2 and NAG 6

Kia ora Netherby School Community.

We are in the process of reviewing our Policy and Procedures for Planning, Reviewing and Reporting (NAG2) and Student Enrolment and Administration (NAG 6).  They are on line on our webpage under the BOT heading and then under NAG 2 and NAG 6 headings for you to read, consider and comment on if required.  There is an accompanying sheet that can be printed off and used to make comment. This is found in the same place and is labelled Policy Review Sheet.

Thank you for your time.

Community Survey

Dear community.
"All schools in the Hakatere Community of Learning have been involved in a programme to improve practise. This survey was done 2 years ago and we would like to repeat it please. Thanking you in advance."

Donations Scheme

The Government introduced a donations scheme for schools to opt into before November 14, 2019. The donations scheme means the Government gives school $150 per child to cover costs associated with internal school sports, buses, swimming, asking for a school donation and any other school based curriculum costs. The Board has considered the donation scheme option and has accepted it as it will reduce costs to our community considerably.
However, parents will still need to pay for:
School uniforms
Books and pens etc for learning.
Yr.5/6 School Camp
Mindplus (if your child attends)

The Scheme takes effect from 2020. For further information do not hesitate to search more information about the scheme on line
Or come in and see us. Kind regards, Phil Wheeler, on behalf of the Board of Trustees.

Community Survey

Dear community.
"All schools in the Hakatere Community of Learning have been involved in a programme to improve practise. This survey was done 2 years ago and we would like to repeat it please. Thanking you in advance."

14th Whanau Hui Agenda - All Welcome: Tuesday 6 August at 3.15pm 2019 in staff room

• Karakia
• Check agenda for consult
• Check survey
• Check progress in relation to Hangi
• Kani Kani Kids uniform progress
• Preparation for Māori Community Face to Face consult –September 10th 2019.
➢ 2.30 – parents in hall to watch kapa haka rehearsal and performance from children.
➢ Karakia
➢ 3pm – spiel in relationship to whanau hui group and its purpose as well as encourage stronger membership
➢ Welcome from Phil
➢ Connections to tikanga/culture and school wide integrated curriculum.
➢ Survey
➢ Open forum discussion about school
➢ Finish with karakia
• Hangi for children only on Wednesday 25 September.
• Monday assembly, Roz and Sara power-point presentation on hangi preparation.
• $2 gold coin donation from children (150). $200 from Home and School.
• Serve food at 2pm, juniors up.
• Plan is Graeme cooks up about 2/3rds at home and 1/3 at school for children to experience hangi preparation
• Potatoes (10 kilo sack - Sara) pumpkin - Graeme (10) kumara (10 kilo sack) chicken (180 chicken thighs/drumsticks) – Netherby butcher – Phil, $1.25 per drum).
• Uniforms request and needs from kanikani kids
Boys Puipui x (6 small, 3 medium, 2 larges, 1 extra large)
Girls Puipui x (3 small)
Girls Dresses (3 small and 1 medium).
15 medium headbands, 5 small.
• Have been in contact with kanikani children. The order is in progress. Order should be here before Flava Festival. Budget has been found.
Finish with karakia

Whānau Hui Tuesday 18 June, 3.15 in School Staffroom

Good morning. We have our Whānau Hui on Tuesday 18 June at 3.15pm in our staffroom. All members of our community who identify as Māori are encouraged and more than welcome to attend. The agenda at this point is looking at the Mahi with our face to face consult scheduled for this year as well discussing the need for more kapa haka uniforms. Looking forward to seeing you all.

3 Way Conference Tuesday 30 July and Wednesday 31 July

3 Way Conferences are open already for the Tuesday 30 of July and Wednesday 31 July 2019. Link is and enter the event code b9fmd then follow the prompts. We do appreciate you booking your own 3 way conference as it takes a lot of time for us to do this, but more importantly, you get to choose a time that suits you. As normal school will close at 12.30 on the Tuesday and operate as normal on the Wednesday. We look forward to seeing you here. If you need help booking please see Mrs Duffell in the office, she can book you in.

* Also note, some children are moving classes as usual at this time of the year. A notice will come home today if your child is moving. If they are book them in with the new class teacher.

*And children in Room5 need to be booked under Nicky Mackenzie in Room 5.

Kind regards

NAG 4 Finance and Property Review

Kai ora.  Every 3 years we review our policy and procedures.  This year we are reviewing Finance and Property.  It is available for you to read under BOT, NAG 4 - Finance and Property. There is also a comment sheet for you to use if you wish to suggest changes or amendments.  The consultation period will be from 10 - June until the 24 June 2019. Kind regards

Ashburton Netherby School Enrolment Zone

Ashburton Netherby School is in the process of putting in an enrolment zone in support with the Ministry of Education.  The zone details can be viewed at in figure 1 and 2 and under description through the BOT tab on the home page. Any correspondence to be addressed to the Board before the 26 July.


Whānau Hui date change 'Tuesday 5th March now!'

Kia ora koutou Whānau. We have a Whānau Hui Meeting scheduled for Tuesday 5th March from 3.15 in the school staffroom. (Please not the date change as a few key members were unable to make the previous date. We apologise if this has inconvenienced anyone). All parents and caregivers who identify as Māori are strongly encouraged to attend this meeting to have a voice in Netherby School's educational direction for your tamariki. There is a very loose agenda starting with a karakia and then some talking together to establish a future direction. Kai and refreshments on offer. Be great to see you all here. Principal

3 Way Conferences

Just a reminder today is the last day to book 3 Way Conferences. If you have not booked please do so now. From today after 3.15pm we as a staff will book you in if you have not booked.
3 Way Conferences are coming up fast, 26th and 27th of February. School is closed from 12.30 on the Tuesday with the Wednesday 27th being a normal school day. Please book a time that suits you as soon as possible. Also remember you can book through ringing 308 5799 or coming into the school and asking Mrs Duffell to help you book. To book just follow the link and prompts below.
Kind regards Principal

Powhiri 2.30pm today.

A reminder that our school powhiri is on today for new children, staff and community members who can attend. Please be here by 2.25pm. All welcome.

School Stationery

Just a reminder that it is much appreciated if children have their stationery for their learning as early as possible. If you go to Paperplus and quote our school name and room number that your child is in they will be able to give you exactly the right items needed. Also if purchasing stationery is proving a bit difficult please come and see us at school to talk about this in confidence. We have some good options. Regards, Principal

Thinking of becoming a Netherby School Board Trustee?

Thinking about becoming a Board Trustee at Netherby? This is the right year with elections scheduled for May. Any questions can be answered by phoning the 0800 number or just phoning the Principal or Board Chair at Netherby. It would be great to hear from you. Principal.

3 way conferences booking and dates

Three way conferences are open for you to book a time that suits you and your child on Tuesday 26th February from 1 - 7pm and Wednesday 27th February from 3.15 to 6.45pm. Just paste into your browser and fill in the boxes. It could not be easier. If you have any trouble just phone us on 308 5799 to hep you. Regards, Phil Wheeler, Principal.

Uniform Shop open Thursday 24 January 11am - 12noon

Happy New Year to our community and tamariki. The uniform shop will be open on Thursday 24th January from 11am until midday. As you know school starts back on the 28th January. Wishing you a last good week of school holidays.

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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