Thursday, 22 December 2011

Open Evening

What an amazing turn out last night at our open evening - it was great to see so many of our families come along to see their new school!
Thank you to our families and members of the community who braved the rainstorm to come along. We thoroughly enjoyed talking to you all, explaining the school design and discussing your educational dreams for your children. 
We are lucky indeed to not just have a fabulous new building but a great community to build our school with!

Some photos below of the finished product:

Sunday, 18 December 2011

Week 33 Update

Enrolments to date: 35

Days to opening: 44

Building on schedule to open 1 February 2012

This week the build team have been busy going over the final checks in readiness for the handover of the school from NZ Strong to the Ministry of Education. The school team have been down on site learning how to use the various systems in the school; fire, plumbing, speakers etc.

We are looking forward to our open evening on Wednesday from 4pm to 7pm and hope to see lots of our school community there over the evening. We will be able to show you the school for the first time although I hope the photos over the course of the build have helped you get a sense of how the school looks? We won't have any furniture or resources on site so the rooms may look a little empty but rest assured Cole, Hayley, Nadine and I have been hard at work researching, testing and ordering all sorts of furniture and equipment which is due to arrive in the last two weeks of January.

We will have enrolment forms on site and Nadine will be in her new office ready to help with any enquiries. If you think you will be enrolling children for 2012 please bring along copies of birth certificates, immunisation certificates and proof of your address on the evening as we do not have a photocopier onsite yet.

Our temporary school office will be open until lunchtime on Friday and closed until Monday 9 January when we will be moving to the new school site. The week of 9 - 13 January we will be between sites as we move furniture and resources and receive a lot of deliveries!! 

We look forward to seeing you all on Wednesday evening. The board are supplying a sausage sizzle and soft drinks  throughout the evening so keep your fingers crossed for a dry night!

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Week 32 update

Enrolments to date: 30

Days to opening: 51

Building on schedule to open 1 February 2012

The building is in the final stages now with all the services being completed and tested and the architects in doing the snagging - it is looking amazing!! 
We have been finalising orders for furniture, resources and contracts so a busy time all round!
We are looking forward to seeing everyone at our open evening on Wednesday 21 December - come along and have a look at our fabulous new learning facility, all are welcome!

Photos below of the courtyard and our new library desk:

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Week 31 Update

Enrolments to date: 30

Days to opening: 58

Building on schedule to open 1 February 2012

A quick update on the new reception desk being installed and just a few of the colour swatches we have looked at to find just the right colour for our soft furnishings!