Deb's Message - 28 August

Updated: Aug 29, 2020

Sometimes Term 3 can feel quite long. With the cancellation of lots of activities and events over the last few weeks, it's certainly been an unusual term.

As the first week of spring approaches, we can hopefully look forward to some warmer weather and we hope to reschedule as many of our cancelled events as possible.

Here are some highlights of the week:

Congratulations to Luqman Idris Ibrahim who blitzed the field at Interzone on Tuesday, coming first in the Y5 race. Well done! Also a huge congratulations to the other unplaced students for their grit, determination and perseverance.

Our staff this week have focused on their own resilience, and how it fits into their hub/class routines. It's great for our children to see resilience being modeled by their teachers in a positive and proactive way.

Our Pohutukawa team has been hard at work making documentaries around the idea "We are our stories". Where possible looking at our localised historical stories. We look forward to seeing the results next week and who knows, maybe the debut of some future Kiwi film makers!

Our Artist in Residence Margaret Tolland begins this week and will be at school Monday - Thursday for the rest of term. She is in session with the students on Monday-Wednesday and is available on Thursdays throughout the day for parents to pop in.

She will also be available Mondays to Thursdays from 8.30-9am and 3-3.15pm and we encourage you to visit and see her in action. See more about her and the programme here.

You will see posts of what she is up to on our Facebook page over the coming weeks.

Have a great weekend and stay safe,

Nga mihi

Deborah Fenton

Island Bay School Principal

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