Congratulations to all Year 6 graduates and to all returning to RBS - school starts on Wednesday 7th February at 8.55am.
We are delighted to confirm that our junior playground is being revamped with new turf and improvements over the Christmas break, huge thanks to our Community Committee who have led this project, with extra funding coming from the Board of Trustees.
The academic progress graphs will be available to be viewed on Tuesday 19th December at around 1pm and it will show what level your child is working at in Reading, Writing and Maths (Number and Algebra), also Effort, Key Competency indicators and class next year information (for those still at Red Beach School in 2024).
Don’t forget there is also an app along with the browser view. You can print from both of these now or save as a PDF to send to other family members.
We also saved on our website our Term 2 parent information presentation about the information within the reports and how to understand them better. You can watch this presentation and open a slide show by clicking the link below.
The process of placing children in a class has taken a considerable amount of time and discussion. It has been based on trust in our staff who have got to know your children very well over the year.
As part of the process, we have considered the following points:
a child's response to differing teaching styles
consideration of learning needs
compatibility of peers
a balance of ability within a class
gender/culture balance within a class
While consideration has been taken of friendships, this is only one factor, and therefore may not be regarded as the most important in class placement and building resilient learners.
The best way to support your child with the transition to their new class, is to give positive messages over the holiday break about the class teacher and the new friends that will be made.
We look forward to seeing you and your child next year.
Whānau Connect (February 1 & 2)
Before this we have our Whanau Connect. Whānau Connect (February 1 & 2). - now that your child knows who their 2024 teacher will be - you can go online to book an appointment to come in and informally meet with them on either 1st or 2nd February. This is a vital step in helping make sure your child’s school year gets off to a great start.
You can also see your child's new 2024 class and teachers in your Hero account
Follow this link to make the appointment - they are in 20 minute blocks with 15 minutes for the interview and 5 mins to allow for changeovers.
Last day - Wednesday. Drop your child / children off at the main gate on Wednesday. 8:30-8:45 - all teachers will be out there with Music etc welcoming everyone into school.
A fun way to start our last day of 2023. Final assembly will be tomorrow at 9.30am with school finishing at 12 noon. Students will be dismissed by their teachers from their rooms so you will have that final opportunity to say any last minute goodbyes and check the lost property etc
Farewell again to our staff who will not be returning next year. We will miss them one and all.
Draft Health Statement
Thank you to everyone who provided feedback on what our Health Statement should encompass for Red Beach School. Below is a draft statement. If you have any thoughts or suggestions regarding this final draft, please email email@example.com.
2023 Draft Health Statement:
Red Beach School is committed to delivering a programme of Health Education, based on the New Zealand Curriculum and aligned with the school’s Charter, School Vision and Ara Poutama (local curriculum document) that addresses the holistic well-being of our students. Our curriculum includes topics such as emotional awareness, self-image, cybersafety, nutrition, and effective management of emotions, anxiety, and physical changes.
Red Beach School uses a range of teaching approaches and learning contexts to deliver a culturally responsive programme that will meet the needs of our diverse learners in a safe and supportive learning environment. Health Education will be taught through engaging methods utilising the Life Education caravan, external agencies such as St John, and our established programs like Gotchas, our key values of Manaakitanga (respect), Whanaungatanga (inclusive), Tiakitanga (caring) and Pono (honesty) and mindfulness practices.
We understand the sensitivity surrounding Relationship and Sexuality education. Therefore, our approach is designed to be developmentally appropriate, respecting diverse perspectives within our community. Parents and caregivers have the option to withdraw from this program. To exercise this option, a written request can be submitted to the Principal.
We recognise the importance of keeping families informed about the content being delivered in the Health Education programme. Any queries or concerns regarding the Health Education curriculum run at Red Beach School, are welcomed.
2024 Office hours:
The office will be open 9am - 3pm on Tuesday 30th and for the rest of that week and back to regular hours from the first day of term: 7th February, 8.30am - 3.30pm.
The live links are below and will be streamed through Facebook. While the quality might not be perfect, we'll do our best to ensure you enjoy the experience. We hope you can join us virtually if you're unable to attend in person.