Kia orā Parents and Whanau,
We had an amazing final assembly, It is so hard to believe that the year is finally ending. It is a year that will be remembered in New Zealand’s history. In one of the many, many communications I sent out around COVID-19, I remarked that we are living through a future History lesson. This year will be studied and reflected upon, it will be a feature of Social Studies courses where groups of students look at how we got through a global pandemic. We are at the end of the 2020 chapter and I want to thank you all for your support and most of all your kindness.
Today we have farewelled our Year 6 students at Assembly as they leave us tomorrow for their next phase of learning. We are very proud of them and their achievements and we know that they will be successful wherever they are next year. We thank all our families for coming together to celebrate their children at Graduation this week. We also say a big thank you and farewell to Miss Georgia Merlino who has been an outstanding teacher in Year 2. We are truly going to miss her.
Looking at next year, Miss Kelly moves back into Yr 2 and Mrs Nissen will be moving into Rm 3 and will be a Year 3 teacher. As I mentioned in one of my previous posts, Verity Hall will be job sharing with Olivia Benge as Verity has been appointed an Across School Teacher Role for our Kahui Ako.
To those families we are farewelling, thank you for your continued support and positive contribution to the Ponsonby family, it has been very much appreciated.
While we are at the end of a year, our Senior Leadership Team’s minds are firmly in next year. We are looking forward to the challenges ahead, we have some great plans but most importantly we are looking forward to seeing your children back at school. Please have a lovely break with those you care about, please take care and be safe. We need everyone back at school safe, happy and rested!
I wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!