Monday, 4 February 2019

Nau mai Haere mai, Welcome to 2019

Nau mai, Haere mai! Welcome back! We are very excited about the new year, seeing everybody and getting stuck into learning. We are literally ‘hitting the ground running’. We welcome our new students and returning students!

We would like to make special mention of new staff and our Masters student. It is great to have Jenny Cruden and Nik Mastrovich joining our teaching team. Both Jenny and Nik have made themselves familiar with our Worser Bay School culture during last year’s transition and over the holiday break and have spent the last week with us all, preparing for the upcoming year. Many of you will have met them on transition days last year or at the drop off. If you haven’t yet, please make yourself known. Tara Ross, doing her Masters of Teaching and Learning, joins our team also. She will be with us two days a week and then will be working with us full time in the third term for seven weeks. Welcome, welcome!

Here are a few important dates and reminders:
  • Waitangi day is the 6th of February and is a holiday
  • Family picnic is on Wednesday 13 February 6.00pm-7.30pm at Miramar Park
  • Global Play Day is on the 7th of February. More info to come.
  • Our EZ Cricket tournament is on the 27th of February. We encourage all Year 5 and 6 students to participate in this fun day. It is at Miramar Park this year so in walking distance 
  • Powhiri; a welcome to new staff and whānau will be on Friday the 1st of March at 9:15am
  • Camp this year is early, Monday the 4th of March through to the 6th of March. Our Year 4 Students join the 5s and 6s for the Tuesday programme
  • Please remember sun hats! Very important!
We finished off the year last year with an Inquiry, Where We Dance, exploring how we connect with others in the community, building social cohesion and resilience. Thanks to Elinor Armstrong for leading this work and installing 3rd places attractions including the very popular tyre swings. We will be continuing the Inquiry and as a part of this, reaching out, looking to extend our connections with whānau. We are lucky to be part of such a great community and this work will undoubtedly strengthen this even further. So, please don’t be strangers and get involved with our learning in whatever way you can. The more we can strengthen these home school connections the better! We are really looking forward to it.

Today we spent time in base groups getting to know each other. 


  1. Bonne et heureuse année scolaire, les amis !

    Happy New School Year to all our friends from Worser Bay School in Wellington, New Zealand !
    Watch our class blog: there is a little surprise for you.
    À très bientôt le plaisir de communiquer à nouveau avec vous.

    Les élèves du CM2 de l' École Primaire de Brindas, France

  2. Kia ora WBS from Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
    Alastair and Kirsty are both doing well at International school, yet do miss their friends, teachers and WBS in general. Arohanui from us all.

  3. It is fun to find out about different people