Sunday, 5 February 2012

2012 Term 1 Week 1 - a new beginning

What an amazing week!

It was fabulous to watch the school come alive with the sounds of our children this week and to welcome our new community; our children, our families and our friends.

Our school buildings have been in creation for many months now, with Ministry of Education, our establishment board, our architects and builders all working towards creating the most future focussed learning environment possible for us. It has been a collaborative effort over the past 18 months and it was a real pleasure share this fabulous learning environment with the children at last. Their sense of wonder as they explored the studios and grounds was a joy to watch.

This week, the buildings became a school. This week, our school came alive!

Our learners bring purpose to our preparations. They bring a longing for learning, a sense of wonder, and a curiosity about life. In the words of Walt Disney; “we keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we are curious, and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths”

Our motto is Tikaranga, means to weave the right path. That path is as individual as each child is. And at Hingaia Peninsula School we will develop the personal learning pathway of every child, in partnership with them and their families. We look forward to welcoming our families as we share our children’s school journeys with you, developing the Hingaia Peninsula Community as a place of learning for us all. Together, we will develop our vision of “inspired learners, collaboratively creating sustainable futures” through learning the strengths, needs, interests and passions of each one of our children and developing on them.

Because e raka te mauī, e raka te katau - a community can use the skills of all of its people.

Your future begins here … and so … let the learning begin …

Using the whiteboard paint

Chatting with Shaun

Parents and their children on the first day

Enjoying morning tea together

And the juniors chatting over morning tea

Raising the school flag for the first time

Check us out on opening day

Showing Linda what I have done

On the 'wobbly' stools in the orange room

Drawing a plan of the school - with Linda and Melisa

"Chilling" out with Stephanie

Our recycling system

Our "HPS 2012 Start-Up Team"

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