Tuesday, 16 December 2014

Merry Christmas

This will be the last blog post of the year from the Stanhope Board of Trustees, following what has been another big year.
We would like to thank the teachers and support staff for keeping their focus on the students and their learning during the period of uncertainty. We had two big "reveals" earlier in the year, which were a huge success. This work by the students and teachers has now culminated in our new logo.

Here is a summary of some of Stanhope's achievements for 2014 (in no particular order):
¤ Mutukaroa home partnership programme in place in Junior School
¤ Runway collectives with student proposals for the uniform and logo
¤ School movie created and presented
¤ New principal appointed (farewell Ms T; welcome Ms Hansell)
¤ Whanau Ara Mua (Certificate in Early Childhood) Class of 2014 graduation
¤ DIY Dads first project undertaken
¤ National Standards achievement data at least as good as Auckland average
¤ Mathathon and Whanau Nites organised by the school and Stanhope Parent Group
¤ New Stanhope logo
¤ plus many more

I, personally, would also like to thank my fellow board members for the tireless work that they have done all year round. Your commitment and positive attitude is to be commended. We are a good reflection of the Friends, Learners,  Guardians ethos.

Safe and happy holidays to all.

David Grant