Message from Staff
Kia ora Whanau,
It is unbelievable that we are almost at the end of Term 2 and half way through the school year. Time really has been flying!
Over the next two weeks I encourage you to work through the application process for your child to receive a Love or Hope award. In order to apply for the award the children need to reflect on the term and look at all the ways they have grown in Love and Hope. Lots of growth takes place when we make mistakes and learn from them, so the children do not need to have been perfect throughout the term to receive an award, but they do need to demonstrate that they have grown throughout the term.
Throughout the term we have been communicating to you, through this newsletter, the different concepts we have been exploring in both Living Christianly and Circle Time. There have been family questions to discuss and family challenges to do that relate directly to the learning the children are doing in class. These discussion points are intended to strengthen the learning of the children throughout the term, but at this point in the term they should also help you to guide your child through the process of applying for their Hope award.
The application simply needs to be a letter that provides the staff with evidence that your child has reflected and grown in their attitudes and actions. Evidence for this should be based around the topics we have covered (found in the newsletter), any home learning, and any student nominations or school certificates they have been given.
Some students may have applied for an award last term and been told they needed to work on a few points before being ready to receive the award. If this is the case for your child, be sure to encourage them to apply again with the evidence they have grown in the particular areas of feedback they received.
I look forward to reading about all the fantastic, hopeful, and loving things your children have been doing.
If you have any questions please feel free to ask.