From the Principal
Welcome back to our second term of 2019!
Today our roll is 572. Welcome to our new students: David Kadura, Fiona Cen, Charlie Adams and Kerryn Bertram.
As we enter the winter months, it is worth being reminded how busy the middle two terms are. We have a number of events and celebrations approaching in the coming weeks and months.
We have a very important visitor from PB4L in our school during week 2 to assess our progress with the programme. The visitor will be spending time in classrooms and playground, speaking to teachers and students to identify how embedded the PB4L values are at Pigeon Mountain. As you would expect, we are excited to ‘show off’ our school, our students and our teachers, because we feel that the values of Responsibility, Respect, Resilience and Excellence are present in all our interactions and day-to-day events at PMPS.
Before the month is out, we also have a Paid Union Meeting taking place for our NZEI members as an ongoing part of negotiations between teacher unions and Ministry of Education. We will be remaining open on this day to reduce disruption to children’s learning, but we remain resolute behind our teachers, in the hope their hard work and dedication is recognised and rewarded by the ministry. We are also celebrating our hard working, caring, dedicated ladies, at a special breakfast celebration. We would like to recognise the part that these special ladies play in our lives, and the lives of our learners, and we have some fun activities planned for the event as a way of saying ‘Thank You’ to them all.
The next PTA meeting is Wednesday the 1st May at 7pm in the school staffroom.
The next Board meeting is Thursday the 2nd May 7pm in the school staffroom.
Dates to Note-
Paid Union Meeting- Afternoon of 8th May- SCHOOL STAYS OPEN
Special Ladies’ Breakfast- Friday 10th May from 8.15am
Teacher-Only Day- Friday 31st May- SCHOOL CLOSED
Queen’s Birthday Holiday- Monday 3rd June- SCHOOL CLOSED
Our team of 6 orienteering adventurers participated in the S/E Zone event at Lloyd Elsmore in the final week of Term 1. They performed amazingly, exceeding expectations to place 3rd out of 14 teams- well done!