Welcome to 2020

Nau mai, Haere Mai

Welcome to 2020 at Beckenham Te Kura o Pūroto!

Kia ora koutou

I trust that you all have had some time to relax over the summer with your whānau.

Important Dates

Learning Conferences - Thursday 30 and Friday 31 January
Classes begin, Monday 3 February, 8:55am
School Closed - Thursday 6 February - Waitangi Day

Learning Conferences next Thursday and Friday, 30/31 January

All of our staff are looking forward to seeing you and your children next Thursday and Friday during our start of year Learning Conferences.

If you have not yet booked your learning conference for next Thursday or Friday, NOW is the time to still do this.
To book, go to https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/

Click on "Make a Booking" and enter the event code "sa3zp"

Then you will be asked to enter your details, and after that you will be able to select the teacher who you need to make a Learning Conference time with.

If you have any trouble making a booking, please phone the office on Monday (337 1404) and Jacky will be able to help you.

Questions to think about before the Learning Conference:

 At the learning conference, your child's teacher will go through the following questions with you and your child. It would be great if you have thought about these questions, and discussed them with your child before the meeting.


What are your child’s strengths?
What specific goals you would like your child to achieve this year?
Do you see any challenges for your child this year? 
Is there anything about your culture/religion/family that would be useful for us to know as we get to know your child?
Do you have any other questions?


I am good at…
I would like to get better at…
I like to play ...
I learn best when I … (e.g.  where I sit, people I work with, need for exercise / food / noise level)
I am wondering about…
I am involved in ....... activities after school.

Cybersafety Agreements (all students) and BYOD Agreements (Y5-8 students)

You are encouraged to take some time before the Learning Conferences to read through our Cybersafety Agreements so that you can bring any questions you might have about them to the Learning Conference. At the Learning Conference, you will be given a copy of these agreements to sign. 


You should have received a stationery list with your child's class placement letter at the end of last year. If you need to access another copy, you can do that from the school website.
We would prefer that you DO NOT cover exercise books as the additional plastic is not necessary for the environment. You are welcome to bring your child's stationery to the Learning Conference.

Uniform and Hats

Please make sure that you have all the uniform items that you require before classes begin on Monday 3rd February. Hats are still available from the school office ($10). House Shirts are also available from the office ($25)

We look forward to seeing you all next week!

Ngā mihi nui
Sandy and the team
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