Friday 27 January 2023

Tēnā koutou katoa

We welcome all our new tamaiki (children) and their whānau (families) who will be starting at Stratford Primary School on Tuesday. All new tamariki, staff and whānau will be welcomed into our school with a powhiri at 10.30am (Note: This has been moved from 9.30am). Whānau attending the powhiri are welcome to stay with their tamariki until the powhiri. Alternatively, whānau can have tea/coffee in the staffroom before the powhiri. Staff will be more than happy to show new whānau where the staffroom is located. 

Key Reminders for Tamariki and Whānau:
Routines: Over the weekend continue to work on bedtime routines so our tamariki come to school fresh and ready to learn. 

Goal Setting Day: Monday has been set aside as a Goal Setting Day. Contact the office if you are unsure of how to book a time. If Monday does not suit arrange with your child’s classroom teacher to meet at an alternate time. As a school our goal is that every teacher/parent have connected before the end of Week 1.

Tuesday is the first school day: Tamariki are expected to be at school by 8.45am on Tuesday 31 January. A reminder that tamariki should not be on the school grounds before 8.15am for health and safety reasons. 

School Times for Term 1 (Summer Term): 8.45am to 2.55pm. Note: This will change at the start of Term 2 where school will finish earlier at 2.35pm.

What do tamariki need on the first day: Stationery: Try and cover books if you can. This will mean tehy were last longer and not full apart. Sunshats (named), drink bottle (named), a school lunch if they are not part of the school lunch programme, are new to Stratford Primary School and/or have only changed to the school lunch programme this year. Remember, to register your child for the School Lunch Programme please contact your child’s classroom teacher.

Week 1:
# Monday 30 January: Goal Setting Day
# Tuesday 31 January: All tamariki start school at 8.45am; School finishes at 2.55pm
– All new tamariki, whānau and new staff will be welcomed to Stratford Primary School at around 10.30am in the school hall (This has changed from 9.30am). 
# Friday 3 February: School Assembly at 9.15am – all whānau are welcome to attend; Top Team Day.

Week 2:
# Monday 6 February: Waitangi Day. 

Important links:
Staff contact emails
Enrolment for Out of Zone Students
Notices/Team Newsletters
School Newsletters
Food in Schools

Ngā Mihi

Jason Elder
Stratford Primary School