Key dates and information for Term 2.

Kia ora koutou

I wish to advise you of some key dates in Term 2.

You will have recently received information via email about our Parent Teacher evenings in the next two weeks. These are an important opportunity to meet with your ākonga’s teachers and find out how they are progressing in their school work. We very much value this opportunity to work with you, and hope that you will be able to make times to see staff. If you did not receive this information, please get in touch with the school office office@avonside.school.nz or your ākonga’s ako teacher.

To allow time for staff to work together to significantly update our junior curriculum for 2022, the Board of Trustees has granted us two days in Term 2 on which we will finish at the end of Period 4.

We also have two Staff Only Days this term. One of these is mandated by the Ministry of Education and is to work on the upcoming changes to NCEA. The other day is a Kahui Ako conference day. On this day, staff from many of our local schools will come together to improve all our practice and create better links between our schools.

The dates affected are:

  • Thursday 13 May School Closed – Ministry of Education Staff Only Day
  • Monday 17 May Students will finish school at 1.05pm
  • Friday 4 June School Closed – Kahui Ako Staff Only Day
  • Thursday 17 June Students will finish school at 1.20pm

We appreciate your support as we take this time to make important changes that we believe will support your ākonga’s learning.

Ngā mihi nui

Tanya Clegg

Acting Principal