Principal’s Address 7th June 20197th Jun 2019
Kia Ora Tatou
Thank you to all the parents who attended the parent teacher meetings last night. This was by far the best attendance by parents at one of these meetings. The importance of a positive relationship between the school and home is vital to student success. I hope that parents who attended were encouraged and valued the feedback and next steps to learning provided by the teachers. I look forward to seeing you at future parent teacher meetings as well as conferences throughout the year.
Whilst I realise that this week has been short with Monday being Queens Birthday I would also like to acknowledge the cooperation of families of Year 9 students who were not able to send their children to school on Tuesday due to the industrial action.
As I hope that you will have heard the negotiations have taken a positive turn and as a result the PPTA have called off the rostering home action. This means that school will be open as normal for all students next week. There was an earlier indication that year groups were to be kept at home as detailed last week in the newsletter. This is currently on hold pending further talks. I would hope that by next week we will have further announcements as to any potential industrial action.
I would hope that the future talks and negotiations will provide a successful outcome for teachers so that work load, recruitment and retention issues can be resolved. Should there be future industrial action we will communicate with our community the implications for school in a timely manner.
Whilst last week I celebrated the great win by the staff against the Student Council in swimming sports I have to admit the students got the better of the staff in Netball this week. Well done to the students and I am sure that the staff will return strongly for the next round of the staff vs student competition.
Have a good weekend.
Ka kite ano
Mr Mike Wright