Saturday, 7 February 2015

Welcome back note

This has been emailed to parents or your child will get a copy on Monday.

Welcome to the friends and families of the 2015 Year Seven class! It is fantastic to be back with all of the same students as last year.
Last week we were settling in to our new environment and Hub set up and I am impressed by the way the students have engaged and shown great self-management skills last week. We look forward to having you see all this in action during our open morning later in the term.
Things you can ask your children about to generate discussion include; Learner Licenses, Workshops, Learning Groups and Google Docs.
As there are many changes and a lot of information to absorb, please note ALL this information can be accessed on the St Joseph’s Teaching and Learning Site (https://sites.google.com/a/stjoseph.school.nz/teaching-and-learning-at-st-joseph-s/home). There you will find all school news, our weekly timetables and goals– also including all tasks children are working on each week. Children are NOT expected to complete this work at home, however, this new set up allows you to be fully involved in your child’s learning, and your child can work on their learning from home should they wish to. Also, on the site you will find a link to our Year Seven Blog (http://stjosephsyear7.blogspot.co.nz/). This blog will be used to share information, notices and pictures etc. Your children all have their own school email address (which can be accessed from home) and their own blog which they will be using for learning purposes only. I am able to send them their weekly goals and timetables and any other relevant information via their google drive– so you can share this at home if you wish. Please note we are in the process of ensuring all children have these things up and running and this may take a week or two.
As I am sure many of you will have questions, it would be great to see as many of you as possible at our Family Learning Hui this Wednesday. Of course, I am always happy to answer any questions and help in any way I can.  I am very much looking forward to speaking with all of you soon.

Many thanks, Miss Morgan Tangney (mtangney@stjoseph.school.nz)

NOTICES:

· OUR PE DAY IS WEDNESDAY
· SWIMMING STARTS ON TUESDAY
·  TECHNOLOGY STARTS THIS FRIDAY, IT IS IN WEEK 2, 3, 4 & 5 THIS TERM
· OUR LIBRARY DAY IS YET TO BE CONFIRMED
· YOUR ATTENDENCE AT OUR FAMILY LEARNING HUI ON WEDNESDAY WOULD BE FANTASTIC

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