Principal Board of Trustees Election - a notice from the returning officer Due to the withdrawal of Rachel Whitehead from the Board of Trustees election there is no longer a need to conduct a vote. Your voting papers can be destroyed.
As now the number of valid nominations is equal to the number of vacancies, I hereby declare the following duly elected.
Please note Nathan Cox will remain on the board as a co-opted member.
Board of Trustees On behalf of the school community I would like to thank the out going board for their work in the interests of the students of the school. The boards I have worked with at the school over the last decade have always been focussed on making decisions in enhancing the education and wellbeing of the kids. On a personal note I thank the out going board for their support of me in my role of Principal of Hamilton West School. I acknowledge the contribution of retiring trustees, John for his contribution over the last three years and Rachel for her very significant contribution as the chairperson over the last decade.
I look forward to working with the new board in the near future.
Budget News The school should do well out of the budget announced last week. If we do away with the school donation we will receive around $85,000 of new funding next year. We will also receive an increase in our operations funding of 1.8%.
Let's hope the meeting tomorrow between the Minister Hipkins and the teacher union settles the collective agreements for teachers.
Interviews Thanks to the parents / whanau who attended the interviews. Overall we had around 60% of parents / whanau book a time and attend an interview. I would like to increase that percentage moving forward. To do this I need to hear from you, so if you have any ideas you are welcome to contact me so we can organise a time to chat - firstname.lastname@example.org
Lock Down Procedure At the BoT meeting last week the school lock down procedure was reviewed. I will now share the updated procedure with the teachers and ask them to go over it calmly with their students (in a way that doesn't alarm them). A copy will also be loaded on to the school website for your information.
School-App I am currently investigating the use of school apps. One of the apps I'm looking at has a number of applications including push notifications (instant messaging), absentee messaging, paperless permission slips, notice, school calendar and newsletter. I'll keep you posted as I look into it more fully to see if it is an opportunity to enhance our communication with parents and whanau.
First Aid I am pleased to inform you that a large group of staff have completed their first aid certification following 2 training sessions over the last two Tuesdays. Another group did a refresher course to renew their certification last term - so all the staff at Hamilton West School now hold a current first aid certificate.
Photolife - Team Photos Photolife will be in on Friday 7th June to take all of our team photos. Therefore please ensure your child has their sports uniform with them on this day. The schedule is below.
Coaches/Managers - you are more than welcome to come to the hall and have your photo taken with your team, however please note that the times below can't be changed.
Y5/6 & Y7/8
Junior Cross Country - See photos below
Sport News/Notices at Hamilton West School Cross Country Results - Year 3 Boys
Cross Country Results - Year 3 Girls
Netball Draw 6th June 2019
Ham West Thunder
4:00:00 PM Minogue Park: Court 9
Aberdeen Green Yr 6
Ham West Ferns
5:30:00 PM Minogue Park: Court 2
Ham West Flames
Southwell School Sapphire
5:30:00 PM Minogue Park: Court 13
Netball Draw 8th June 2019
Ham West Titans
Saints United 7B
8:30:00 AM Minogue Park: Court 8
Ham West Assassins
Fairfield 7 Bronze
8:30:00 AM Minogue Park: Court 18
Ham West Destroyers
10:30:00 AM Minogue Park: Court 17
Hockey Draws 7th & 8th June 2019
Ham West Pukeko's
St Peters (Int) Blue
Ham East Tigers
Ham West Kiwis
GHC 2 HC
Ham West Tuis
GHC 2 HA
Ham West Kererus
GHC 2 QB
Ham East Geckos
Ham West Jnr Pukekos
GHC 1 RB09
Football results for Saturday 25 May 2019
Ham West Phoenix:POD: Ayoub Saidami, Karthik Reddy
Ham West Rangers: POD: Connor Giberson, Jackson Hartley-Harris
Ham West Rovers POD: Taylor Driver
Game 1 lost to Te Awamutu Wolves 1-2
Game 2 drew Te Awamutu Wolves 1-1
Ham West Dynamites lost to Northern Utd Peru 0-12. No POD
Ham West Strikers beat Northern Utd Sevilla 1-0. POD: Jimmy Clunie, POM: Maxime Latteur
Ham West Rockets lost to Ham Wanderers Hawks 1-10 POD: Alonzo Zucchetto
Ham West Kingz drew Northern Utd Hammers 2-2. POD: Shozhad Dhillon Football draws for Saturday 8 June 2019
Ham West Phoenix 6 – Glenview Park 11.30am Start
Ham West Rangers 6 – Glenview Park 11.30am Start
Ham West Rovers
Game 1 vs Cambridge Pumas @ 10am Ham West School
Game 2 vs Cambridge Pumas @ 10.25am Ham West School
Ham West Dynamites Draws have not been published yet. Please check Facebook page.
Ham West Strikers - Draws have not been published yet. Please check Facebook page.
Ham West Rockets vs Western Utd Chiefs @ 9am Bremworth Park
Ham West Kingz vs Claudlands Rovers Renegades @ 9am Galloway Park
Sports Fees Sports fees for all winter sports codes need to be paid as soon as possible, so we can pay the invoices from the various governing bodies. If you are unsure of the amount please email the office. If you can't pay in full please make an arrangement at the office to pay it off. Bank account details as follows: Hamilton West School BOT 03-1556-0042665-00. If paying by internet banking please make sure you include your child's name and details of what sport you are paying for.
School Notices/BOT/PTA/WHANAU PARENT GROUP Notices ENTERTAINMENT BOOKS
Books went home with students last term. All books that have not been paid for need to be returned to the office ASAP so we can check the students name off our list. If you would like to purchase the book please follow the instructions on the envelope it came in.
The book costs $65 and gets you over $20,000 worth of offers! It’s amazing how quickly the savings add up, and you can even keep track of your savings on the digital app version.
Important Dates for Term 2 2019
Interschool Cross Country - Year 4-6
Ham West Speech Finals - Year 5-8
Year 7 & 8 Sports Camp
Year 6 trip to Rotorua
School Art Day
Last day of Term 2 - Reports come home with students
Community Notices/Advertising Hamilton Moving Together transport survey
Hamilton City Council wants to learn more about how people get around Hamilton, to help us better plan for and meet the changing transport needs of our growing city. We’re asking our community to please complete a short survey that asks eight questions about how people move around the city, views on road safety, and different ways of getting around. Along with general questions about the person taking the survey, it is expected to take less than 10 minutes to complete.