By Lisa Dixon | Posted: Wednesday November 18, 2020
It's a wrap! Our PBL performances are over, the end of year celebrations have started and our year 7 students are ready for a well earned break and looking forward to stepping up as Year 8 students in 2021.
It is hard to believe that this is the last newsletter for the year; it only seems like yesterday that our Year 7 students were sitting in the hall on day one waiting anxiously for their names to be read out! Now the end of their first year is almost over - and they are ready to take on the leadership and challenges as they move on to Year 8.
All classes have been working on their Term 4 PBL inquiry of pARTicipate - with our driving question - How can we use our skills and creativity to plan, create and participate in a class performance? Last week we performed our final Fairytale and Storytelling PBL shows to our local contributing schools over two days. This was the culmination of weeks of planning, writing, drama, dance and performance skills coming together. We were so impressed with the leadership shown by students in their class groups, the skills, talent and teamwork required to put it all together. What a talented group we have! It was a busy finish to our Term but very successful!
I would also like to acknowledge your generosity for your recent contributions and support to the Presbyterian Support food bank appeal. This week we are able to hand over numerous items to the staff from PSO to support families at this time of year. So thank you to all of the Year 7 children and whanau for their donations - I know that these donations will make some families life a little less stressful this Christmas.
As the year draws to a close, I would like to thank our Year 7 parent community for their ongoing support throughout the year. The Year 7 teachers are also really looking forward to watching our Year 7 pupils step up to be the leaders of the school in 2021 and we are excited to follow their progress! I would also like to thank my hard working Year 7 teaching team and Teacher aides. Their commitment, time, energy and enthusiasm as well as their ongoing support of each other and our students makes it a pleasure to be part of the Year 7 team.
Merry Christmas and Happy holidays to all!
Lisa Dixon and the Year 7 team.