Sunday, 27 November 2011

Week 30 update

Enrolments to date: 27

Days to opening: 65

Building on schedule to open 1 February 2012

A huge thank you to all of the parents and students who have come in over the past couple of weeks to enrol and order their uniform for 2012. We will be placing an order next week and those who have pre-ordered will be guaranteed their uniform for starting on day 1 next year.
For those who have not enrolled or pre-ordered, we are able to take your order but cannot guarantee that our suppliers will be able to have the uniform back to us by 1 February although they will do their very best. Our size fit range is in the office for you to try on and our hours are:

Monday, Tuesday: 8am to 4pm
Wednesday: 10am to 6pm
Thursday, Friday: 8am to 4pm

This week we have been involved in setting up our initial library collection. As you can imagine this is a HUGE task, where do you start when there are so many fabulous books available? We asked our friends on twitter to let us know which books we couldn't leave out and so many of our favourites came back as essential reads! If you haven't told us your favourite - leave a comment on the blog …

On Tuesday we met with most of our 2012 staff for a day of professional learning. We started with a site visit and they were blown away with the environment that is being created for our children, both inside and outside the studios. We then worked on our curriculum and assessment design, linking all of this to our vision for learning at HPS.

On Wednesday we did the big walk round, measuring furniture and making final decisions on what we want for where. While we were there the library and reception desks were being installed - they are looking amazing!! We also spent quite a while measuring spaces for whiteware, looking a placement and design of rubbish bins and making sure all the sizes, colours and heights were going to fit in. 

The senior leadership team have been in Wellington working with Mary Anne Mills of Core Education on developing our curriculum. This will inform the work we do with staff, students and community over the next few months as we develop the very best curriculum for our children. 

Check out the photos of the new reception desk being installed!

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