Room 9

Welcome back to Devon Intermediate for 2019. I hope you have had a fantastic summer holiday and are refreshed and rearing to go for a busy Term 1.

Our House this year is ADVENTURE we are the YELLOW House!!!!!

House competitions for this term will be SWIMMING with the Championships being held Friday 22nd February for our top Adventure swimmers that qualify during class swimming lessons. Our Standards will held Friday 1st March which is the event everyone is expected to swim in.

MANA

MANA remains a big focus here at Devon this year. Please spend some time going through your child’s diary to find out all about it if you are unsure. We are hoping to have lots of students achieving their bronze, silver and gold badges throughout the year. Remember the weekly focus is how you can obtain those precious MANA tickets.

Diaries

Student diaries are essential to student organisation and learning here at Devon. Please ensure your child brings theirs to and from school every day. There is a space for parents to write notes for school, to monitor what is coming up, to record aspects of homework and to check student behaviour. Remember MANA Reward day eligibility is tracked in here.

PE Gear

PE gear and togs are required this term. Our swimming days will be Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. PE Gear will be required every day. Please ensure that students gear is named, if it is missing then please let me know and search the lost property!

Homework

Homework will be issued on a Monday and due back completed by the following Friday unless otherwise stated (a chance for students to record this in their diary so you know too). Parents are encouraged to help students with their homework and to assist in developing new skills. If students do not understand what to do then please see me before school before the due date!

Stationery

Please ensure stationery is kept up to date. This fits with being organised with the correct gear each day. Students will be responsible for ensuring they have the correct gear daily. Basic stationery items can be obtained from the teacher $0.50 per pencil or pen and $1.00 per exercise book. Please name all items and encourage students to treat their property with respect.

 

If you have any queries or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact me by phone through the school office, or by emailing mgoodwin@devonint.school.nz

 

I am looking forward to a fantastic term and 2019.