Kia ora koutou.
How is it nearly Christmas already!
Thank you all for your support this year, it has been another year of us all having to operate in different ways. We know that face-to-face learning opportunities work best for our young people, we were all so pleased to be able to re-open when we did.
We are continuing to follow our Alert Level 3 Safety Plan for the rest of this year and will review this alongside the COVID-19 Protection Framework (traffic lights) ready for the start of Term 1. If you aren’t yet familiar with the framework, further details can be found here – https://covid19.govt.nz/traffic-lights/covid-19-protection-framework/
The end of the school year always brings change, for students and staff. If your young person has a new teacher next year or is moving class you will have received an email from us, if you haven’t, your teacher/class will remain the same. We have some new staff starting at the beginning of 2022, we look forward to introducing them to you then.
We have previously let you know that out Deputy Principal, Rosemary Jenkins, will be stepping down at the end of the year. We are very pleased to announce that Kay Gunston has been appointed as Deputy Principal, Kay is currently Assistant Principal and has also been a class teacher with us. Following this change, Anjuman Raza will be starting the year as Assistant Principal, working alongside Linda Kneale. It is wonderful that we have been able to appoint for these two positions internally!
Kay Gunston – Deputy Principal
Anjuman Raza – Assistant Principal
Rosemary has dedicated 34 years to Wilson School and has seen so many changes during that time. Rosemary is affectionately referred to by staff as the heart of the school. During her time here she has demonstrated compassion, leadership, and resilience. She has an amazing ability to promote a sense of calmness wherever she is. Rosemary will be keeping in touch with us next year. We have decided we aren’t saying goodbye, instead ‘see you soon’!
Our current School Strategic Plan comes to an end this year. Over the summer we will be working on developing priorities for the school for the next three years. Our staff team have already been thinking about this and we would really value your views too. Over the coming days we will be sending out a link to a whānau survey, it would be greatly appreciated if you can take a few minutes to let us know your thoughts.
Please remember the last day of term for our students is Monday 13th December 2021. The first day of Term 1 will be Thursday 3rd February 2022.
We wish you all a wonderful Christmas and a very happy and healthy 2022.