You may already know we are part of a COL group (Communities of Learners). This is a group of local schools that work together to enhance Professional Development of staff and raise achievement for students within their schools. It's a national initiative and a great way for schools to share knowledge and expertise.
This year the COL has a focus on "Cultural Relationships for a Responsive Pedagogy". As part of this focus we have been asked to present a survey for our staff, our students and our community. We are keen to have as much participation as possible from our community and ask that you spend a few minutes completing the survey online prior to March 23rd. Click on the link below to participate. All surveys are anonymous. Thank you. We looking forward to hearing our whanau voice.
Well done to our two Year 6 teams who represented Westshore at the recent EPro 8 Challenge. It was a tricky start but they worked hard and showed the awesome perseverence that we strive for at Westshore. Well done teams! A fabulous job!
2018 Swimming Sports
A great day had by all on Friday!
It was fabulous to see all our swimmers and their supporters! We enjoyed watching some of our incredibly talented swimmers in their age groups but also our bravest of students who took on the challenge of swimming sports. Thank you to all our parents who supported our day.
PTA Christmas Raffle
Look at all the amazing prizes for the PTA Christmas Raffle - 20 gift packs to be won.
The tickets are on sale until the morning of the 8th of December then the winners will be drawn at assembly that day.
The school disco will now be held on Friday 15 September 5.30 – 7pm.
The theme is “fluro” so dress up in something that will glow!
A gold coin donation entry, sweets, drinks, pop-corn, chippies and glow sticks all on sale.
This should be plenty of fun for all so bring your brothers and sisters along too.
At the end of the disco parents must come into the hall to collect their children please – the safety of our children is paramount.
Keep New Zealand Beautiful
BEACH CLEAN UP
FRIDAY 15th SEPTEMBER
Next week is “Keep New Zealand Beautiful Week!” and our school is going to clean up our community
– the beach frontage, on Friday 15th September.
We will be ready to leave school 10.45 a.m. to walk in house based groups to allocated areas of the beach to clean up all the rubbish.
All children and collected rubbish will assemble back at school by 12.30 where we will take photos of our students and what has been collected to send into the local newspaper. Children will have lunchtime,
class time and assembly to finish off the day and a very busy week.
All children will need to have shoes and their polar fleece / sweat shirt on the day.
Each group will be given a plastic gloves on the day and approximately 8 rubbish bags .
We need your support to make this important community event successful.
When we take children off site we require at minimum a ratio of 1 adult to every 8 children to make sure every child is safe BUT we would like to have as many parents as possible.
If you or friends or family are able to assist us with a couple of hours of your time in keeping our great community beautiful please complete the notice that has come home with your child today.
The School Cross Country
Due to Bad weather the School Cross Country has been postponed today.
Our postponement date is next Friday the 8th September.
Lets hope for good weather.
Daffodil Day Update.
It was good to see many children dressed is the different shades of yellow last Friday to support Daffodil Day and fundraise for The Cancer Society.
There were bumble bees, Hurricanes rugby players and daffodils.