Notices, 11 December 2017

Dear Parents,

Here we are at the last week of the school year.

It has been a busy term, starting with a very successful Pet Day and the school’s 25th Anniversary Dance, and finishing off with some great events, including the cricket day, the Adventure Forest high ropes course, and [last week] an afternoon of water sliding.

Thank you, everyone, for your support and encouragement this year.  Please continue to pray for our school as we look ahead to plans and changes for the coming year.  I hope to see you at our awards evening on Tuesday night.

On behalf of Sharon, Rita, Cindy, and myself,


Congratulations, Joshua!

We congratulate Joshua Partridge on receiving “excellence” grading for his Year 11 technology project with the Correspondence School this year.  True to form, Joshua’s project was built on a lawnmower theme, and Joshua designed and built a wall clock and storage unit using a lawnmower base. IMG_0496


Parents’ Meeting, Monday evening, 11 December, at 7pm

This is a reminder about the meeting on Monday evening, 11 December, at 7pm for all families intending to continue involvement with Living Way next year.  We want to update you on progress and plans for next year, and also to seek your support as we move forward.

I realise this is a busy time of year for us all, but I thank you for your support in this.


Class Trip to Currey’s Reserve, Tuesday, 12 Dec, 1.30 to 3pm.

Carla and I will be taking the class to Currey’s Reserve, Wi Apo Place, Wellsford, tomorrow afternoon for some orienteering and as a conclusion to the unit study  Carla and the children have been doing about early NZ settlers.  We will travel to the reserve on foot and return to school by 3pm.  It would be good to have another parent or two to assist with supervision. Please let me know if you can assist.


Update on Sharon Shepherd

You are probably aware that Sharon was off work last week.  She has a respiratory infection and will be off work until the end of the school year to give her time to recuperate.

Allistair and Sharon have said that they would still like to host our end of year awards evening at their home on Tuesday evening but, of course, Sharon will need to be resting and so won’t be able to be very involved in the evening, other than to meet with folks, if she is feeling well enough.

[Details of arrangements for the end of our school year were sent out in our notices on 27 November, but are repeated again below…]

End of the school year

Wednesday, 13 December, is the last day of our school year.  However, this year, we are planning our awards evening for Tuesday, 12 December [see below for details].

Children may come to the school on Wednesday morning if they have PACE tests or other work that needs to be finished, or they may stay home on Wednesday if all work for the term is already complete [contact Peter if you need to check arrangements for Wednesday for your child].


End of Year Awards, Tuesday, 12 December:

We invite you and your friends and family to our end of year awards celebration at Allistair & Sharon Shepherd’s home, 67 Whakapirau Rd, Te Hana, on Tuesday, 12 December.

Details of the event are as follows:

  • 3:00-5:30         Swimming in the pool. You must supervise your own children or arrange for someone to supervise them for you, please.
  • 5.30                 come for 5.30 to put your meat on the BBQ, to be ready to eat by 6pm
  • 6.00-7.30         BBQ and pot-luck dinner
  • 7:30-8.30         Presentation of Awards
  • 8.30                 finish and tidy up

What to bring:

• Please can each family bring their own meat and drink, and also a salad or dessert to share

• Please bring your own picnic crockery and cutlery to use and take home afterwards. This will make the clean-up easier.

• Tea, coffee, and cordial drink will be provided.

Please join with us for all or any part of this event as we celebrate the completion of our school year. We would love to see you there.

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About the Author:

Mr T

I have been the Principal at Living Way since 1999, when my wife and I and our family moved here from Auckland.
We have loved being part of the Wellsford community, our local church community, and of course, the school community at Living Way.
I believe strongly in the value of Christian Education to help parents raise children that are strong and healthy, who love God and who will make a positive difference in the world around them.

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