In the 5th week of each term the Kiwi teachers and Dean co-present an information evening. This is advertised on our Facebook page and in the local newspapers. Parents of children due to start in upcoming terms are welcome and even encouraged to attend.
The evening gives us a chance to meet the parents, inform them of how school will support their child, what they can do at home to prepare them for the transition and also a chance to for them to ask questions.
PTC 1 - establish and maintain effective professional relationships focussed on the learning and well-being of all akonga.
PTC 2 - demonstrate commitment to the well-being of all akonga.
On top of this, the school held a Maatariki fun evening for families. It is an evening of cultural awareness and whanau. I was in charge of the poi making activity and we were absolutely inundated with kids and parents. Hundreds of poi must have been made that night.
Participate in and encourage students to participate in days that help develop school spirit alongside expressions of individuality. Dress-up days and mufti days are excellent for this. A chance to bond with and have fun with the students through fantasy.
Forever curious, always learning, deep thinking teacher. I am a Year 5 teacher this year and am enjoying the transition after 3 years with New Entrants.