Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Unlinking blogs from School

Kia ora tatou, 

As our school year draws to an end we have many administrative tasks to complete. One of which, if you are a Year 8, is to unlink your blog from our school. To do this you need to
1. Change your URL to something of your own choosing
2. Change your email address that controls the blog
3. Post the message below


To make sure we get all Year 8s doing the three simple steps I have created a google doc for you all to complete. Please click here to be directed to the doc, and fill it in. Here is the post that you need to make:

This is the final post that I will make as a SHP student on this blog. While the blog will remain open, it will be solely my responsibility to ensure that all content posted in the future (if any) is appropriate and continues to uphold the RISE Values that I have learnt at SHP. While this blog has at times been focused on school work and tasks, it has also been used as a means of expressing myself. At times me or classmates have made mistakes about what we have posted - however, we have used these opportunities to learn from our collective errors. I will try and remember these lessons should I choose to continue to use this blog. Such lessons are listed below (not an exhaustive list!)

  • Only post minimal personal information about yourself and others (It would be best to exclude surnames, and definitely no phone numbers etc)
  • Only post material that you would be happy to view with your Parent/s watching.
  • Never post personal messages to someone else that you wouldnt be happy saying to that person's face (in front of your parent/s)
  • When copying information from another source - make sure you are aware of appropriate copyright notification you should state or request before posting.

Thursday, 21 November 2013

Bradley's project props

Today, Bradley started his presentation to the class about a career in firefighting by bringing in a fire unit. Wowser! What a way to get good marks!

Here's Bradley up the ladder and kitted out in his gear!

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Strategic Planning Meeting

Here is a notice going out tomorrow about our Strategic Planning Meeting 
(make sure you check out the video below also!)

Sacred Heart School, Petone
As you would have read in the invite your child gave you – our school Strategic Planning Meeting is being held at Sacred Heart on the 30th October (6:30pm).

Our strategic plan is used to set the direction of the school for the next three years, school management sets our annual goals based on what the community decides to put into the strategic plan.  A few examples of ideas that were raised and given support at the last meeting, and subsequently followed through in the Strategic Plan or in direct changes in practice are:

     1.           High standards of literacy and numeracy/thorough basis in core subjects
Over the past 3 years the BoT and School Management have continued to focus on the performance of all students in Reading, Writing and Mathematics. We have had a literacy focus for staff professional development and this year have extended our middle literacy block to two hours.
     2.      Longer Reporting to Parents meetings
Our reporting to parents meetings have changed from 10 to 15 minute slots. We have had staff meetings dedicated to ensuring we have clear and accurate reports.
      3.     Cultural Understanding and Participation
We have continued to explore the cultures within our school, we are now celebrating more language weeks and have plans to continue to bring the cultures of all students into the day to day life of our school

To ensure that you come to the meeting fully prepared – the main areas of discussion are outlined below. We will be working in smaller groups and discussing each. Feel free to bring some notes to the meeting.
If you have any questions about the Strategic Planning Meeting, feel free to contact Liz or Chris.

      A.      What do our students need in order to reach their potential?

      B.      What learning experiences would you like for our students?

      C.       What are the skills and attributes that all Sacred Heart students should have before leaving SHP?

      D.       What is the school doing well?

      E.        What could the school do better?

      F.        What are the most important things to focus on for the next 3 years?