From the Principal
It has been a huge pleasure to watch our students excelling outside of the normal classroom setting in recent weeks. The sheer number of opportunities open to PMPS students is massive, and this is testament to the efforts of our teachers who put in so much effort ‘above and beyond’ their teaching roles!
Only recently have our students been able to hone their skills in speech-making events (both in English, Mandarin and Cantonese), test their abilities in core curriculum areas through the before-school ICAS examinations, excel in the sporting arenas of Gymnastics and Cross Country, perform important Community Service through Cans collections, or grow their love for Maths in our 100 Days of Maths rotation. No doubt there have been other events or programmes that have been missed- but there is a common link between them all;
Pigeon Mountain teachers who are desperate to go the extra mile for their students!
Before and After School Care Provision
Our board are currently looking into Before and After School providers and would appreciate your feedback! Please participate in the short survey- even if you do not presently use the programme. We will use your responses to help meet the needs of our whānau going into 2024 and beyond.
New Family Induction Event
If you have joined our school community since the start of T2 this year, you should have received an invitation to attend our upcoming ‘New Family Induction Event’ which will take place on Weds 23rd August from 2pm in the staffroom. This event is targeted at supporting new parents with their transition into our school, and covers details of the school day, year, uniforms, and communication channels. If you are a new parent to our community, and your contact details have changed, or if you did not receive the email, please feel very welcome to come along!
For Health and Safety reasons we suggest that long hair is tied back with accessories in school colours. Shoes must be worn to and from school.
Dates for your Diary
Wednesday 23 August – New Families Induction Event
Wednesday 23 August – Maori Community Hui
Friday 25 August – Daffodil Day
Wednesday 23 August – ICAS Science
Wednesday 30 August – ICAS Mathematics
Netsafe has created the Online Safety Parent Toolkit to get parents and whānau talking about online safety. As young people spend more time online, it’s important that parents and whānau can teach their child to have a safe online experience. This page lets you download a PDF copy of our Online Safety Parent Toolkit to use as and when you need.
ONLINE SAFETY PARENT TOOLKIT
The Online Safety Parent Toolkit is a simple and practical seven-step framework to help parents with digital parenting in a rapidly changing world. Our downloadable version of the Parent Toolkit offers practical tips that will help you talk to your child about online safety. It includes:
- Quickstarter tips for parents, whānau and young people
- Information to enhance your digital parenting knowledge
- Details about the online risks and challenges your child may face
- Advice about how you can help your child
It’s important parents feel confident to have ongoing conversations with their child about their online activities, as these conversations have been proven to minimise the harm that can occur if things do go wrong online.
Please click here to download the Online Safety Parent Toolkit.