Quick update and staffing for 2019


Dear Parents/Whanau, kia ora,

A quick update regarding staffing for 2019. Our Team Whakatipu Leader, Theresa Pearson, will be leaving us at the end of the year. Theresa will be missed and we have appreciated the knowledge and expertise she has brought to us over the past year. This means all new entrant children will go into Room 3 with Trudi Tremewan and Christine Prattley in Term 1 2019, then additional new entrant classes will start in Terms 2 and 3 as the New Entrant roll grows.Maddie Stevenson, Room 2, will be sharing the role of Team Leader with Genevieve Rae as we go through the appointment of a new team leader in Term 1 2019. Maddie will undertake the day to day co-ordination of Team Whakatipu.
Next year Genevieve Rae, one of our two Deputy Principals, will be out of the classroom and so we are in the process of appointing a new teacher to teach Year 1 to fill Genevieve's teaching role. This appointment will be confirmed by next week. 
We have a very positive teaching and support team at Redwood School and we are looking forward to a great year in 2019.  There will be plenty going on with our tamariki's learning and the school's redevelopment. Next year is also the 50th anniversary of the opening of Redwood School, so we are beginning to plan towards a celebration of this late in Term 1 2019... more information to come.
Please keep an eye on future updates, alerts and the school calendar for the many end of year events happening over these last two weeks of the year. We can certainly be caught up in the rush of dates and deadlines in the lead-up to Christmas.
Nga mihi nui,
John Stackhouse.