Knights Stream School reaches 100 children!

We have reached a small milestone at KSS – we are now 101. No, not dalmatians but 101 wonderful children and their whānau. This week we had our first school photos. They day went well and ended with a whole school photo in front of the Whārehui. We hope to have the proofs to you before the holidays. Rebecca Morgan received a free coffee for being the first to share a school photo from my Facebook challenge!

It is hard to believe we have almost completed our first term. On Tuesday evening the staff started planning for term two. We have pencilled in all the main events and ideas. We have cross country, swimming lessons, Matariki celebrations and we’ll be learning about outer space. Teaching teams will now develop these further to meet the needs of their learners. They will share their plans in their newsletters at the start of term two.

A friendly reminder from Police Education Officer Brad, that the speed in both the Longhurst and Knights Steam subdivisions is 40km/hr. Thanks also to our own police dad, Hayden Yates, for patrolling the roads and reminding everyone. I believe the kind warning period is over and drivers will now be ticketed for an offence.

It has been a very emotional and challenging week for everyone in Christchurch. We have tried our best to keep our learning programmes as settled as possible for the children. This Friday is a national Remembrance Day. There is a service being held at Hagley Park. If you feel you and your family need to attend this please email me directly. We hope the weather plays its part as we approach our school outing to Ōtūmatua also this Friday. We are going ahead with this as we feel it will help us all by allowing us to be together as one big whānau.

I would like to thank parents for your continued support of the school and the level of engagement this term. It is always heartening seeing how many took up the opportunity to meet with the teachers to discuss the needs for their child. There are more opportunities to be involved in the school coming up in term two. They are:

Board of Trustees

Thursday 9 May at 7pm there will be a meeting at the school led by Al Fone (Governance Trainer) for anyone who is considering standing for the Board or is just interested in how a Board of Trustees operates. There are Board meetings on 16 May & 5 June which you are welcome to attend as an observer. The new, elected board will take over on 14 June and their first meeting will be on Thursday 20 June 2019.

Parent Teacher Association

Another way that you can be involved, as parents and caregivers, in Knights Stream School is to be part of the Parent Teacher Association (PTA). On Thursday 23 May at 7pm at the school, Sue Jackson (West Melton School Principal) will be coming to talk to anyone who is interested in this significant role.

Celebration Assembly is scheduled for 2pm today (Thursday 28 March) due to the school trip.



By Mike Molloy