Welcome to Seatoun School
From the Principal
Father’s Day Hui
Last week’s biannual Father’s Day hui was fantastic. FoSS volunteers provided an excellent breakfast for the huge turnout of dads, granddads and staff. There was a really positive buzz, and we were all treated to a couple of numbers from the school band, some Y3&4 Syndicate Artsplash songs, a poetry recital from Max Boennic and Louisa Morton sharing her speech. The breadth and depth of talent in our school never ceases to amaze me.
It’s always good to hear about the successes of past students. Recently we acknowledged the yachting prowess of Sam Bacon. Two other past students enjoying success in the sporting arena are Abigail Cartmell and Anton Jenkins. Abbey has just finished representing NZ in the Fina World Youth Waterpolo Championship in Madrid and Anton will be representing NZ at the Junior World Diving Championships in Russia this month.
International Competitions and Assessments for Schools (ICAS):
Writing: Congratulations to Bella Foster-Lowe (Y8) and Ethan Berri (Y6). Both were awarded Distinction passes.
Spelling: Congratulations to Josephine Florentine (Y5), High Distinction, and Zoe Peet (Y7) and Ethan Beri (Y6), High Distinction.
Tsunami Blue Lines
As many of you may be aware, the Wellington Regional Emergency Office or WREMO have been working with our local community on the 'Blue lines' project. The project will include the painting of lines, arrows and and placement of signs around the whole of the Miramar peninsula.
The working group (including a representative from Seatoun School) has been engaged in recommending the placement of lines, arrows and signs. WREMO have consolidated this input and provided some draft maps showing the proposed placement of lines, arrows and signs. There is a final period of public consultation before these are finalised.
If you are interested, please review the consultation document, and the proposed 'Blue Lines' map for the Seatoun area. If you wish to provide any feedback, consultation closes Thursday August 28.
Seatoun School was established in 1916 as a 'side school' to Worser Bay. In 1921, Seatoun was recognised as a separate school and in April 2002 we moved into our wonderful new facilities on the old Fort Dorset site. Seatoun School has a proud tradition of being a focal point in the community and has always enjoyed a high level of community involvement.
The school caters for children from new entrants up to year eight and reflects Seatoun's multi-cultural community. Students from Maori, European, Indian, Pacific Island, Chinese and Asian backgrounds attend Seatoun School and we are extremely proud of the safe, caring, family environment our full primary status provides.
Seatoun School is about learning for everyone, children, parents and teachers - learning to know, learning to do, learning to live and learning to be. We aim to accomplish the primary goal of education - engendering a love of learning, a desire to learn and a capability and confidence to learn.
Peter Pointon (Principal)
Parents - Please email us any student absences or call the office on 04 388 7600
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