Friday 7 February
Dear Parents and Whanau
A special welcome to all new Year 7 and 8 students and parents/caregivers, we certainly hope your first days at Northcross have been positive with students being excited about their new learning environment.
Thank you to all Northcross community members who supported both our recent Interview day and Powhiri. These days are planned to help create a sense of belonging at our School ensuring students and parents are well informed regarding programmes and organisation of the year.
Thank you also for ensuring our students are in correct uniform on their first day, our Year 7 students certainly looked smart at Tuesday’s Powhiri. A pride in one’s self does permeate into all aspects of school life. Your support is greatly appreciated.
When dropping students to and collecting from Northcross, please do not use the school drive way, this is very much a Health and Safety issue. In saying that, I thought drivers were very courteous of each other on the first school day, although extremely busy, the traffic flowed.
Please be mindful of our neighbours also, parking over their drives etc. will not help public relations, we do rely on them over holiday periods to keep an eye on the school, I would really like to keep this positive relationship alive.
The two learning concepts for our students this term are;
Year 8, The Waikato River.
This Concept promotes Science and Social Studies through the Key Understandings of; All living and non-living things connect to make interdependent systems. What we have today is a result of actions from the past; what is available in the future will come from actions in the present. There are many ways to view places and events. The choices we make, and actions we take will determine the state of the Earth in the future.
Our Year 8 camp will help re enforce these Key Understanding offering authentic learning opportunities.
Year 7 Concept, Our Local History
This Concept promotes the Social Sciences through the Key Understandings of; Understand how the past shapes our future. Understand how our local area has changed and how it has been used over time. How have past environmental events changed the local landscape? How have these changes impacted on our local community?
Please discuss these Concepts with your child, enabling them to speak about their learning.
I will attach with this email an overview of this terms happenings.
We certainly look forward in working with you throughout the year.
Welcome to 2020!
Morena parents and caregivers.
Welcome back to 2020. Please find the attached bus information for this year. All updates will be added to the website throughout the year.
We hope that the bus meeting yesterday afternoon helped our students to feel informed and confident in the bus system at Northcross.