Nau mai everyone! I have been the Assistant Principal at Alfriston School for a fabulous 3 years and I must admit that it has been a wonderful experience! From our incredible school productions to our Christmas On The Field and School Galas (and beyond!) Alfriston School never has a dull moment, even when a pandemic sneaks in…
When I am not at school, I live with my amazing family and our cat, Smudge, in Howick. We have 3 children who are all grown up and either working or studying.
In my spare time, I enjoy walking and a bit of adventure. I live for traveling – I love experiencing other cultures and their country’s sights and histories. I have traveled extensively and lived overseas for a decade, so I look forward to the world opening up again so we can be off!
Whānau Round Ups For Term 1
Round Up from Tupu Tahi
Our names are Amy and Danika. We are both Year 3’s in Room 3 and we are here to tell you about the amazing learning the Tupu Tahi Whānau has been doing this term.
For Inquiry we have been learning about Plants and the food we grow in our Garden. Our incredible learners in the Whanau have been creating beautiful leaf art using pastels, dye and Indian Ink. We had to blend our colours to make the leaves look real and then add detail using the Indian Ink.
During the term, we have learned about important days such as Anzac Day, Ramadan, Waitangi Day, and Easter. We enjoyed the Easter Egg hunt this week and finding information cards around our classroom about Waitangi Day and Anzac Day. When we found the Easter Bunny he was super fluffy. It was a fun way to learn. We also read lots of Greedy Cat books this term and wrote about him.
The extraordinary Tupu Tahi learners have been finding fun ways to stay connected. Every fortnight we have a whole Whanau Zoom Assembly where we sing using New Zealand Sign Language and give out the certificates. We also went on a Monster Hunt around the school and had a fun day where we did Tug of War and other activities.
We are super proud of our work and hope you enjoyed hearing about it too.
From Amy and Danika
Year 3, Room 3
Round Up From Kotahitanga
Term 1 at Alfriston School has been challenging but also fun! The staff members have had lots of exciting things planned for us, like our first house fun day this year, the Easter raffles, and Easter week. We can all say we enjoyed the first term of 2022 pretty well. Some of the intermediates went to WPC (William Pike Challenge) and the seniors went on camp at Kawau Island at Camp Bentzon. There is also an upcoming Sports Camp for the intermediates which is exciting. So if you are interested, make sure to sign up!
Wendy Shao, Room 11
Celebrations of learning
Click on the link HERE to view our winners of the Easter Raffle sales, and a round-up of term 1 events from our Head Boy, Head Girl, Deputy Head Boy, and Deputy Head girl.
Thanks to Miss Lammie for the wonderful week of fun Easter activities – here are some pictures from today’s Easter on the Field!
Term 2 Highlights
Parent assemblies each fortnight
BOARD OF TRUSTEES ELECTIONS 2022
Please see the attached pdf for information about our 2022 Board of Trustees Elections, which will be held later in the year.