Principal's Letter to Parents 2015-06-18

18th June 2015


Dear parents, caregivers and whanau,

I have watched our students work this year in a number of different settings and I think you should be very proud of your children. They are making good efforts at learning, are engaging with their host school communities and are working towards being more independent while starting to make their own desires known to those around them. These are vital life skills for our students and seeing them do their bit to rise to the challenge set by their teachers is an inspirational example to us all.

At the end of this term student’s reports will be sent out. These reports cover the wide range of school activities the students have been involved in this year. Please take the time to read the report with your child and encourage them. Praise them for their hard work and success. Even if you personally might think it is only a small success, remember it is big for them and they worked hard to achieve it! Parent, caregiver and whanau praise and support is a vital part of student’s learning. It teaches children that their hard work and diligence is worthwhile and valued by the ones they love. Giving praise and positive feedback helps to encourage students to try new things and to develop a positive attitude to work, whether it is school work or work in the home or community.

You will notice above our new school logo, which is designed to be easy to read and to illustrate the full range of our influence as the special school with the largest geographical outreach service in New Zealand.

Thank you for your support of our students this term and I want to wish you a great term holiday break with your children.


Daniel J. Price


Arahunga Special School and Outreach Service