Welcome back to the start of Term 2. As I went through the classes last week students spoke candidly about their holidays, be it out of town, overseas or at home. It was great to see so many well-rested students.
Principal on Leave
Quenten and I are very excited to be filling in for Malcolm this term as he takes his sabbatical leave. We have decided to share the Principal role over the whole 10 weeks. You are most welcome to approach either of us or both of us if you have a query or a concern.
Quenten will specifically be able to help you if you have a child/ren in the Year 11-13 and TRAKTR and I will be available to help with the students from Year 1 – 10 in the mainstream.
We both are looking forward to implementing new and innovative ways which promote a safe learning environment for staff, students and our community.
‘You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.’ ~Clay P. Bedford
Winter is a great time for learning. We set the scene in Term 1 with our assessments and goal setting, so now the learning action should start to play out. Every day I am thankful to have the staff that we do have at Raglan Area School. They are all dedicated to providing the best opportunities for our students and I have noticed a real collaborative approach by all staff in helping our students succeed.
To the 70% of families who attended parent interviews, well done. I hope it was informative and that you came away with a clear sense of the learning trajectory for your child(ren). While this attendance rate might sound quite high, we would like to get much closer to the ideal 100%. Those of you who missed out for some reason, could still contact your child’s teacher and set up a meeting.
Thanks everyone for the great support at our Raglan ANZAC Commemoration on Saturday. It certainly was a moving experience. I was delighted with our Raglan Area School students. Our Head Boy and Head Girl were outstanding, and the level of respect that they all showed was a real credit to themselves and the school as a whole.
Thanks again for your continued support. I appreciate all the little things you do to make our school the best that it can be.