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EQ Update - Monday 14th November
Many thanks for your kind messages and offers of support and manpower! Our buildings look good with no visible damage!
All of our staff are currently onsite, debriefing and organising spaces for tomorrow!
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Next Board of Trustees Meeting: The Board meets Thursday week 4 and Thursday week 8 each Term at 7pm
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A note from the PRINCIPAL
Shirley Primary is a fabulous, multi-cultural school where we encourage all of our S*T*A*R learners to reach for the stars, whaia te iti kahurangi! We do this by Striving for excellence, Taking responsibility, Actively collaborating and showing Respect.
We have a dedicated and talented staff, supportive and involved community and caring, hardworking students. I have worked at Shirley Primary for the past 10 years as Deputy Principal and I am incredibly privileged to have been promoted to Principal this year. Our school has experienced rapid roll growth in recent years and we expect to finish 2015 with a roll close to 400. I look forward to leading our school through its next stages of development as we explore more collaborative, future focussed learning programmes alongside our extensive property refurbishment.
Our school wide focus for this year is called "Footsteps".
We will be focusing on working together to create a sense of belonging at Shirley Primary School. Looking at what it means to be an active, caring superstar, embracing our many and varied cultures and backgrounds which make us so special and what we need from each other and our school community to be successful in our friendships, learning and activities.
In term 2 we will broaden this view to look at belonging in Christchurch - what it means to live in our city in 2016 and the people we need and value in our community.
In term 3 we will widen our view further to look at life in New Zealand, the many varied cultures and native features that make up our country, what it means to be a New Zealander and what sets us apart from the rest of the world, and how we want to make our mark as a Kiwi.
In term 4 we will be taking a globa view and looking at the way we make our mark on the world, the future and beyond.