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eLearning Survey 2 - Please Complete

Hi parents and whanau....only 7 questions on this one. Apologies,  but needed to split the questions. Thanks for your help with this. Kind regards from Jared

Remember you're helping shape our eLearning future by letting us know where we're at now!

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PGFC75S

 

 



eLearning Survey 1 - Please Complete

Dear parents and whanau

Could you please fill out our eLearning survey. The results will form the basis of some progressive change for our digital technologies future here at Hikuai. Only 10 questions - shouldn't take too long. Kind regards from Jared

Click on the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PSYLW2W

Mnay thanks from Jared



2014-2016 School Charter

At its last meeting, the Board of Trustees ratified the 2014-2016 Hikuai School Charter.  The Education Act requires every school to have a charter and also to submit the charter to the Ministry of Education.  The Charter is a key planning document that sets out the school's objectives and targets for the year.  Our 2014 goals around increasing the number of students achieving 'at' or 'above' National Standards in reading are set out in this year's Charter.  I encourage you to read it. 

Regards,

Mark Milmine
Chairman, Board of Trustees



Chair Chat

I will be using this newsletter to ensure the parent body are kept abreast of matters relating to the governance of the school.  The school newsletter remains your key communication for day-to-day happenings and upcoming events.  Regards, Mark



Room 4 Term 1 Newsletter

Hi parents and students of  Room 4. Please find attached our Term Newsletter.

 



Room 4 Maths Masteries Programme 2014

Hi parents of Room 4 children and Mr Steins Maths TLP class. Please read the below information about our basic facts programme this yearand hown it will run

BASIC FACTS

IN THE

HIKUAI MIDDLE SCHOOL

This year in the middle school maths with Mr Stein it is our aim and intention for each child to know their basics facts fully and completely by the end of the year - if not sooner. The tool we are going to use to do this is called “The Mastery Programme”.  This is a programme that progressively tests the basic facts knowledge of each child.  Every child starts at the same starting point and then there are 12 tests to work through. To move onto the next basic facts paper the student has to pass the “Thursday Mastery Test” by getting no less than 49/50 correct. Each student will be given a sample test to take home and practice with in preparation for their Thursday Mastery Test.

There is a strong emphasis on the ‘Family of Facts” so no basic fact is learnt in isolation

e.g. 5 x 2 = 10 therefore 10÷2 =5      or      13 + 6 = 19 therefore 19 – 6 = 13

 

This is the order the Thursday Mastery Tests will take:

  1. Subtraction Below10
  2. Basic Facts to 10 (addition and subtraction)
  3. 2 X Tables & divide by 2
  4. 10 X Tables & divide by 10
  5. 5 X Tables and divide by 5
  6. Basic Facts to 20 (addition and subtraction)
  7. 3 X Tables and divide by 3
  8. 4X tables and divide by 4
  9. 6X Tables and divide by 6
  10. 7X Tables and divide by 7
  11. 8X Tables and divide by 8
  12. 9X Tables and divide by 9

Completion Times: Year 3 – 10 minutes, Year 4 – 8 minutes, Year 5 – 6minutes,

If you have any questions about this programme or your child’s performance over the course of the year please email me at jared@hikuai.school.nz

Kind regards from Jared Stein



Room 4 Spelling Programme 2014

Hi Parents of Room 4 children. Please read the information below about our spelling in class this year.

Dear parents and middle school students, this year our spelling will be based on the NZ Essential Word List.

  • Students will be allocated 10 spelling words from the level they are on each week (starting week 3 after testing- that’s the 17th of Feb). You will know what level they are on when their homework book comes home. All the words from their allocated level will be in their Homework books too. They will be tested on their take home words each Friday morning over a 4 week period; however on the 5th week they will be tested on all the words in their level. There will be a small amount of words (10) that will have not been tested at school so it is vital that parents go over the entire list with their child.
  • The note books will go home on a Monday and be returned on Friday as testing will be done each Friday morning.
  • The expectation is that parents will test their child every night (where possible) and will sign that their child has been tested in their Homework Book.
  • To go up a level the students will have to achieve 38/40 or better on their level test. If they don’t achieve this they will have to repeat the level and parents will be asked to further help achieve success on their child’s next attempt.
  • The desired outcome is that by then end of the year all the middle school students will know how to spell all the words in the NZ Essential Word List.
  • When the child has completed the NZ Essential Word List Spelling Levels they will then go onto another spelling list programme called “The Essential Vocabulary”.

If you have any questions about the lists or your child’s performance throughout the year, please don’t hesitate to contact me at jared@hikuai.school.nz

Kind regards from Jared Stein



BOT - Governance Manual

Below is the Hikuai School Governance Manual.  This document was reviewed in July 2013 and outlines the Board's policies and how the board conducts its business.

Governance Manual



School Email Addresses

Email addresses that you may find useful

Simon Couling (Principal): principal@hikuai.school.nz
Fi Walker (Office Manager): office@hikuai.school.nz

Kathryn Jury (Room 5) kathryn@hikuai.school.nz
Jared Stein (Room 4) jared@hikuai.school.nz
Jan McCormack (Room 3) jan@hikuai.school.nz

Mark Milmine (BOT Chair) bot.chair@hikuai.school.nz

 



BOT - Parent Complaints Procedures

We hope all members of our Hikuai School family are happy with the management of our school.   However, as with all schools, there are occasions when caregivers need to raise an issue.  


To ensure that all situations are handled consistently and fairly, there is a robust Complaints Procedure for all to follow.  This process has been approved by the Ministry of Education and the School Trustees Association.

Please read the attached document for more information on how the board handles complaints.  This document forms part of our Governance Manual and ensures fairness and consistency.






BOT - Welcome From the Board of Trustees

The Board of Trustees of Hikuai School extend a warm welcome to visitors and prospective parents/caregivers. We take pride in making our school a friendly place where your child will be treated with respect and care.

Not only are our children encouraged to reach their educational potential and develop a sense of citizenship, but they will feel valued in our school environment which reflects our concern for the whole student, not just the academic aspect (we take pride in the fact that our school-wide achievement levels in national literacy and numeracy tests place Hikuai School students in the above average category).

It is over 100 years since schooling began in the district. The present school was built on this site in 1897, with classrooms being added over the years. The library was added in 1981 and extended in 1998.
 

Over time, the Hikuai School district has enjoyed strong parental support and interest. The Board of Trustees and fundraising from the PTA (FoHS, Friends of Hikuai School - now dissolved), have undertaken numerous projects. The outcome of the collective effort has been (and continues) to provide a terrific place for children to be. The community takes pride in its school and the achievements of the students.

Below is the Board of Trustees Governance Manual which guides the board on its operations and procedures.



eLearning Survey 1 - Please Complete

Dear parents and whanau

Could you please fill out our eLearning survey. The results will form the basis of some progressive change for our digital technologies future here at Hikuai. Only 10 questions - shouldn't take too long. Kind regards from Jared

Click on the link below.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PSYLW2W

Mnay thanks from Jared



eLearning Survey 2 - Please Complete

Hi parents and whanau....only 7 questions on this one. Apologies,  but needed to split the questions. Thanks for your help with this. Kind regards from Jared

Remember you're helping shape our eLearning future by letting us know where we're at now!

 

https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PGFC75S

 

 



2014-2016 School Charter

At its last meeting, the Board of Trustees ratified the 2014-2016 Hikuai School Charter.  The Education Act requires every school to have a charter and also to submit the charter to the Ministry of Education.  The Charter is a key planning document that sets out the school's objectives and targets for the year.  Our 2014 goals around increasing the number of students achieving 'at' or 'above' National Standards in reading are set out in this year's Charter.  I encourage you to read it. 

Regards,

Mark Milmine
Chairman, Board of Trustees



Hikuai Science Fair (click pic)

Hi Hikuai parents, children and community.

We just wanted to let you know that this year we will be holding a science fair at our wonderful school. We have finalized the date as the 10th of December in Term 4 with a topic of “CHANGE” to reflect our curriculum concept this year.

The students, parents and community will be given more information as we move closer to the date but we just wanted you to be able to add this event to your diary.

Please keep a sharp eye out for updates throughout the following terms.