From The Principal’s Desk

Week 10, Term 3, 2019

Kia Ora, Talofa Lava and warm greetings,

A busy week for many students and staff with the five Madagascar performances.  To those of you who were lucky enough to attend, I do hope that you enjoyed this year’s production.

Our staff and students have worked hard to bring Madagascar together, particularly over the last term with numerous rehearsals and meetings.  We have a dedicated team of teachers here at Cobham who have gone above and beyond to work alongside some truly talented individuals to create a memorable performance.   As Principal, I am indebted to our devoted staff.

The event is not possible without the support of many, and I thank our parent community who have clearly demonstrated their belief in our Cobham students and teachers and what we can achieve together. Students involved in the performance need a reason to perform, so thank you for supporting.

Maths reports and a comment on one of our school values will be available on Linc-Ed tomorrow afternoon. Please take time to read these reports with your child.

Enrolments for next year are closed and we can only accept in-zone applications for 2020.

Next term we switch back to our summer uniform. We will be enforcing our school sunhat policy so please search the wardrobes or school bags for those misplaced school hats! Complementing the enforcement of sun hats, we are a SunSmart school and are lucky to have ample places for students to play in the shade at Cobham.  We trust our students will make appropriate choices about their safety in the sun.  Sun hats can be purchased from the school office for $20.

We are looking for homestay families for 2020. Please click on the link for further details.

The school will close for the term, tomorrow, 27 September at the usual time. We will look forward to welcoming our pupils back on Monday 14 October.   As term 3 draws to a close I do hope that your child has enjoyed term 3 here at Cobham by developing skills and learnings in an area that excites them.  For some this could have been enhanced on the sports field, for others it could have been with friends, some students may have really enjoyed one of the technology rotations, others may have really valued their involvement in the production and others could have grasped some important mathematical concepts.  For each child the development or learnings will have been different, but important to them.  I’m sure term 4 will offer the same.

This link provides information from the Community Dental Service, including special information for Year 8 children.

Thank you all for your continued support of our school and we do hope the holidays go well for all families.