MARAEROA SCHOOLPARENTS' PAGE
Eastern Porirua Future Education Needs
The Prime Minister has recently announced a project providing additional housing for Eastern Porirua. This is an exciting opportunity for the community to look at future education needs in Eastern Porirua as the area continues to grow.
We have brochures so that you can have your say about education in Eastern Porirua. We will organise for students to take these home. The Ministry of Education has also distributed these brochures to each home in the East. These brochures have questions on them for everyone to fill out.
There is also a website where you can have your say online. Click here to visit the site.
Reporting to Parents
Throughout the year you can check in on your child’s progress using linc-ed. You will see samples of their work, and their next learning goals. If you need any support to log in please pop into our school office.
How do I access my child’s LINC-ED page?
Make sure that you have registered your current email address with the school. The office need to attach your email to your child’s Linc-Ed profile before you can log in to Linc-Ed.
Visit the website (link below)
Click the Lost your Password button.
Enter the email address you have given the school to send you communication. Click Get New Password.
An email will be sent to you containing a link for you to click on. The link will take you to a page where you will see your new password.
If you choose to, you can delete the automatically generated password and enter your own strong, secure password then click Reset Password.
Enjoy reading, viewing and listening to your child’s learning. Become part of the conversation by writing a comment or adding a ‘Like’ to the post.
Term Dates 2020
Term 1 – 29/1/2020 – 9/4/2020
Term 2 – 28/4/2020 – 3/7/2020
Term 3 – 20/7/2020 – 25/9/2020
Term 4 – 12/10/2020 – 10/12/2020
Note: in response to Covid 19 the school holidays between Term 1 and Term 2 have been brought forward to 30th March till 14th April. After this time teachers will be organising home learning.
Stay safe. Stay home. Kia kaha.
At the beginning of the year stationery packs for years 2 – 6 will be provided and organised within the classroom.
As part of the Welcome Pack, stationery for New Entrants are provided by the school at no cost to families.
LOOKING TO HELP OUT?
We are always excited when our whanau want to come in and share their expertise with us. We often need support with school trips, transport to events, cultural groups, and our senior tuputupu programme.
If you are looking to help out around school please pop in, or contact the school office.
Eat My Lunch
We are part of the ‘Eat my lunch’ programme. All the lunches come as a result of support from Buying customers forming the basis of our Buy One, Give One concept. Students who for whatever reason do not bring lunch may have a lunch pack.
Breakfast Club runs each morning in the Hall from 8.15am – 8.45am. We have great volunteers that support this initiative : Tiata, Martha, Lisa, Berna, Ruth & Ngaere. This initiative is supported by Sanitarium for the Weet-Bix, Fronterra for the milk and Kidscan for the bread and spreads.
We have set up a ‘Reading Nook’ in the Hall where students and staff are able to share a book or two after Breakfast Club. Students love reading for pleasure with an adult or friend. We welcome whanau to come along and join the fun.
Parent Coffee Chat
Sometimes we run a parent catch up. A time for parents to catch up with each other and some of our staff. Look out for more information in our newsletters.
KidsCan has partnered with our school. Each child receives a Warriors raincoat and as they grow, they can receive another coat. Kidscan also supports our school (if required) shoes, Health products eg. Nit treatment etc and food items.
Whanau Support Worker
Sarah is usually at Maraeroa School on Thursdays & Fridays, so feel free to pop in and say hello.
Phone: 029 771 3595 or phone the school office.
Sarah offers support to children and their families through a wide range of challenging situations. For example:
· social skills, self-esteem and confidence for students
· student peer relationships
· Grief or loss
· Relationship stress or family breakdown
· Family violence
· Parenting difficulties
· Support with housing and finances
· Referrals to others social services, such as health nurses or government agencies.
No matter how small or large I can listen, support, advise, connect and advocate.
Cara visits the school each week and can be contacted by phoning the school office on 04 237 6707.
Cara offers support to families for their child/ren health needs. For example: skin issues, asthma, checking for children’s glasses eligibility etc.