PRINCIPAL’S NEWS Production - this week we are in the process of adding our final touches to the school production of Hairspray Jnr. It’s shaping up to be a spectacular show so don’t miss out on your tickets, something not to be missed (Matinee is Tuesday, evening performances Wednesday and Thursday nights - see you there).  Netball - the last of our

PRINCIPAL’S NEWS Welcome back to a new term where there will be lots happening, lots of excitement and lots of focus needed by our students.  It’s a term where students will be challenged in their learning and one that will have an emphasis on study skills and study habits. Attendance and punctuality play a huge role in helping students develop these study

PRINCIPAL’S NEWS The New Zealand Curriculum The next section for us to ‘unpack’ are the Key Competencies of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC).  This section can be thought of as the tool kit for optimum learning. The competencies are thinking; using language, symbols and texts; managing self; relating to others; participating and contributing. Just like the Vision and Values sections the key

PRINCIPAL’S NEWS The New Zealand Curriculum: Vision and Values This month I am sharing with you the second article about the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC) and how it influences the education programmes provided at ANI.  The NZC underpins not just the teaching and achievement standards children are expected to reach at each stage of their schooling, but it also sets our Directions

PRINCIPAL’S NEWS The New Zealand Curriculum   This term I will be running  a series of curriculum articles in the monthly newsletter. Each article will explain an aspect of the New Zealand Curriculum (NZC). In the May newsletter I will discuss the NZ Curriculum - what is this and what does it include. In the June newsletter, curriculum vision and values will

PRINCIPAL’S NEWS Benefits of Attending a Diverse School The Board of Trustees and all of the staff at ANI extend our heartfelt condolences to our Muslim families as you grieve for your Muslim brothers and sisters coping with the tragic events that took place in Christchurch recently. Our thoughts and Aroha are with you as we all deal with the enormity of

PRINCIPAL’S NEWS I am sure the last two weeks of school have been an enjoyable time for all our students - in talking with the teachers they have told me that students in their classes are feeling happy, motivated and looking forward to coming to school each day.  I’m sure camp and EOTC may have influenced some of these comments but

  PRINCIPAL’S NEWS   Tēnā koutou ngā whānau o ngā tamariki o te kura. Nau mai i te tau hou o 2019o Ka whakaaro mātou o te kura i tēnei tau ngā pou e wha Te Pou Tuatahi - Mauri Manaaki Manaaki mo ngā tauira me ngā whānau hoki mo mahi i roto i te kura me ngā tino wawata ka whai ake nei. Te Pou Tuarua -

PRINCIPAL’S NEWS As this is the last newsletter for the year, the staff and I would like to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday.   At this time of the year it is to be expected that your child will have lots more spare time on their hands.  A lot of that time will be spent

PRINCIPAL’S NEWS This week we held a special school assembly with both year groups to reinforce the types of behaviours we expect between now and the last day of school for 2018.   In schools we often call this time of the year the “silly season” as some of our students relax a little too much, the hormones kick in and there