Week 4 already!
Wow, I cannot believe it is Week 4 already! The weeks are flying by and I haven’t prepared my end of the year speeches yet. I had better get on to it, but first, let me fill you in on a few important matters:
Home and School Partnership
We have some exciting news about the Home and School committee for 2020. Next year’s Home and School committee will be a project-based committee. That means that parents will be able to join a project that will be running throughout the year and committing to just a few weeks for a project, without the pressure of committing for a full year. How does that sound?
The projects, including commitment times and the date of the event will be advertised to parents well ahead of time and parents who want to help organise the event will be able to join that committee only and then, of course, reapply for future projects as they become more available.
Parents who register their interest for a project will receive a special pack which includes:
- A special drink for energy
- A lanyard showing you are part of the committee for the duration of the project
- A special wifi password
- A code for printing
The first project
So what is the first project?
The first Home & School project is a barbeque picnic with family games, Term 1, 2020.
What a great opportunity to meet and greet families from both campuses of Heritage College. The date is set for Sunday, 23rd February, from 11am to 3pm. Are you interested in helping out? If you want to be a part of the planning for this awesome event, please register by clicking the link below:
So what do I need to commit to?
- 4 one-hour meetings or “chats” (2 meetings during Term 4, 2019 and 2 in Term 1, in 2020)
- Various tasks as allocated by the project committee (mostly during Term 1, 2020)
- The actual event
Who is in charge of the planning?
Have you met Mrs Carmel Ackerman and Mrs Pania Walker?
Here is their message below:
Have your say about your school!
Now on to a very important topic: Student and Parent Voice!
In 2020 Heritage College will begin looking at Student Voice and increasing the capacity of students to share their thoughts and feelings on various topics. Watch this space!
Just as interesting, however, is that I would also like to launch a Parent Voice project. This project will allow parents the opportunity to have your say about your school. There are many ways to facilitate parent voice - at a school meeting, online discussion forum, casual conversation, individual parent-teacher conference and so on. So which of these forums do you think will work best? Please let me know in the link below.
But first, let’s get started with your topics for Parent Voice. What are some things you would like to have your say on? Our first step into Parent Voice will be to gather your interests for discussions, so jump on to the link below and add your voice.
Please click the link: https://forms.gle/bLcALSiroy2xgQVM8
Thanks for having your say!
Mr Sonny Aiono