Welcome to Pigeon Mountain Primary School
Dear Parents and Pigeon Mountain School community,
One of the privileges of being Principal of this school is being able to host visitors, show them around classrooms, and speak with teachers and students. It is invariably remarked upon by these visitors that there is ‘something special’ about Pigeon Mountain School. These responses often accompany a comment about the friendliness of the students, the smiles they see in the classrooms, and the openness with which they are received by all they come into contact with on their visit. However, visitors often remark about the atmosphere, or feeling they experience when moving round the school- things less visible or tangible. One thing is certain- this does not happen by accident or chance; our teachers work very hard to develop the students’ understanding of our competencies and values.
Starting each week at our whole-school Monday assembly, we explore a situation or story which relates to one of the competencies or values in action- often this is inspired by a real situation faced by one of our teachers or students and helps us put the value into context. Teachers then take the main idea and explore it further in the classroom, recognising students for displaying or using it on a daily basis, and then coming full circle by rewarding students with CARE certificates.
As a parent, you can help in a similar way by taking time to talk about the values and competencies each term, and recognising when your child is putting them to good use. Don’t hesitate to let your child’s teacher know when you see this taking place- they’ll be delighted to hear about it!
Pigeon Mountain Primary School
We structure programmes to cater for the needs of each student within the school so that they may develop to their fullest potential. Pigeon Mountain Primary School gives students a rich and wide ranging programme from which they will acquire knowledge, learn skills and develop attitudes which will help their development now and in the future.
The aim of Pigeon Mountain Primary School is to foster an environment where each student is secure, happy, co-operative, industrious and where we accept and cater for all individual strengths, weaknesses and differences.
The new 2015/2016 Entertainment Book and Digital Memberships are now available. The school receives $13 from each membership sold. Purchase yours on www.entbook.co.nz/1007e35, or see Sharon at the school office.
You can now download Skoolbag on your iphone and android phones. Please open the PDF file and follow the instructions.
Pigeon Mountain Primary School would like to thank Phillip Martin for the use of his amazing clipart on our website.