March 2023 Edition

Newsletter Week 7 Term 1

Meeanee School 15th March, 2023



Tomorrow Primary Teachers, Secondary Teachers, and Primary School Principals across the country will be striking. At Meeanee School, like other schools in Hawke's Bay, we have asked for an exemption due to the lost learning time during Cyclone Gabrielle.
Even though we are at school we fully support the action. I feel that the public only get to hear one version of what we are taking action for. Let me reassure you that there is a lot more than you are told.
Our tamariki need a quality education. And we want to give that to them. Unfortunately, the funding for our schools is not enough for us to give us the time we would like to support all our kids to thrive.
We need to attract and retain educators by ensuring that teaching is a valued and attractive profession.
We felt that taking was the only way the government would listen and recognise that when they support our children to learn and succeed, we are supporting whānau and communities to thrive.

How can you help?
One step is for you to sign our open message to Minister for Education Jan Tinetti, and local MPs around the country, to show your support for the teaching profession, and for the best possible learning environment for our tamariki, here: Whakamana kaiako, whakamana tumuaki | NZEI Te Riu Roa

Be Kind, Stay Safe,

PB4L Weekly Goal

This week students are focusing on showing empathy to one another. Our statement is "We help and care for others."

Empathy is a really hard concept for some students to understand. Here is a useful link to help explain, All about Empathy for Kids.

"Learning to stand in somebody else's shoes, to see through their eyes, that's how peace begins."
Barack Obama
Stars of the Week
Congratulations to Iris, River, Ihaia, Ava, and Lily.

Congratulations to Cooper, River, Ruby Jean, Asarai, Kaitlyn, and Hunter.

Duffy Awards
River and Brooke were both outstanding this week showing our school values.

Buddy Reading

Purpose: reading for pleasure and enjoyment! Building relationships across the school (Tuakana-teina). Wellbeing and hauora-outside in the fresh air.

Drum Bins

Last Friday we were lucky to have Steph return to take Drum Bins. With last years group being out at Technology on a Friday we are trialling students from Moananui. For the first session the boys had a go and they were amazing!

Upcoming Events - March

  • PE Sessions with Sally McKenzie (Sport HB) - Wednesday 15th March
  • Traditional Maori Games day - Tuesday 21st March
  • PE Sessions with Sally McKenzie (Sport HB) - Wednesday 29th March
  • Papakura at the Sportspark - Tuesday 4th April
  • Last Day Term 1 - Thursday 6th April
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