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Principal’s Welcome

Your enquiries about our school community at West Park School are most welcome. I realise that choosing which school to send your child to, is one of the most significant decisions you will ever make as a parent. The early years of a child’s development shape not only future academic success but also character. Therefore, your child’s/children’s school is something that should be chosen with great care.

 
We are a medium sized multicultural school in the Wellington Northern Suburbs. Serving the Johnsonville community since 1956 we enjoy a proud history past and an exciting future.
 
Our dedicated group of staff take pride in the high standards of classroom programmes across the full N.Z. Curriculum range, with special emphasis on Literacy, Numeracy and the use of technology as an enabler of learning.  We encourage a culture where students care for both their environment and each other as they learn to appreciate that each person is special with unique skills and abilities.  We want all of our kids to have the opportunities to become the best that they can be.
 
We value and encourage parents’ and caregivers’ involvement in class and school activities. As a “learning community” we actively strive to promote an atmosphere where parents and teachers interact positively and constructively as true partners in education.  For working together as a parent and teacher team, we create the very best of opportunities and benefits for each child.
 
My hope is that you will choose to have a long and enjoyable association with West Park School as we make every effort to provide your child/ children with opportunities to reach his or her potential, by working in an environment that will stimulate a love and passion for learning.
 
I welcome you to find out more about West Park School by contacting me and making a time to visit and look around.
 
Luis Echegaray
Principal

Latest Notifications

Community Consultation Document

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Update from last communication, the Kindy was Johnsonville West Kindy

Tue Nov 30 02:09pm{“en”:”

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

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This morning there were a further two incidents outside school  grounds involving children on their way to school. One took place nearby Johnsonville West Kindergarten, and the second on Comber Place. Police were again notified and are dealing with the matter. They will let the school know if there are any further actions we need to take, or if there are details that we need to communicate to, and or seek from the community. Over the next few days there will be a police presence around the school grounds before school, and additional staff on the grounds between 8.30 and 9.00am. 

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Please note that the children are safe and that the parents have all been made aware. The children demonstrated excellent stranger danger awareness and immediately informed the school. 

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I will let you know if anything else comes to light that you may need to be made aware of. 

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Kind regards, 

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Luis Echegaray

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Principal

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Incident update

Tue Nov 30 01:44pm{“en”:”

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

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This morning there were a further two incidents outside school  grounds involving children on their way to school. One took place nearby Johnsonville Kindergarten, and the second on Comber Place. Police were again notified and are dealing with the matter. They will let the school know if there are any further actions we need to take, or if there are details that we need to communicate to, and or seek from the community. Over the next few days there will be a police presence around the school grounds before school, and additional staff on the grounds between 8.30 and 9.00am. 

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Please note that the children are safe and that the parents have all been made aware. The children demonstrated excellent stranger danger awareness and immediately informed the school. 

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I will let you know if anything else comes to light that you may need to be made aware of. 

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Kind regards, 

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Luis Echegaray
Principal

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Library books for return

Tue Nov 30 11:46am{“en”:”

Good Morning. This is just a friendly reminder that we require all library books back to school by the end of this week for all classes except Seniors.

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Those senior classes who would normally visit the library but who will be on Camp, you will need to return your books by Wednesday 8th December (Week 8) at the lastest.

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Thanks in advance.

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Thanks,
Fiona

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Orchard Access Reminder

Thu Nov 25 09:25am{“en”:”

Orchard Access Reminder

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Please note that from Wednesday 24th November afternoon until further notice the orchard access to West Park School will be out of action due to workmen resurfacing some of the junior surfaces. Please use alternative access.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Tue Nov 23 10:58am{“en”:”

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

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This morning outside school grounds there was an isolated incident involving a child on their way to school and a stranger. Police were notified and are dealing with the matter. They will let the school know if there are any further actions we need to take, or if there is a risk of reoccurrence. 

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Please note that the child took excellent actions and subsequently ensured that they kept safe, immediately informing their parents and in turn the parents notifying the school and police. Staff today will reinforce good stranger danger rules. 

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I will let you know if anything else comes to light that you may need to be made aware of. 

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Kind regards, 

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Luis EchegarayPrincipal

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We are having issues with our phone lines. Please email the school at office@westpark.school.nz for anything urgent.

Wed Nov 03 12:00pm

Earthquake Drill

Thu Oct 28 10:59am{“en”:”

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whanau,
The earthquake drill has now been completed. We are pleased to inform you that our
students again responded safely, maturely and with a nature of controlled urgency.
 
As the earthquake drill is part of our emergency procedures, we ensure emergency protocol
exercises occur each calendar year to ensure all staff and students remain familiar with our
processes.
If there is a major earthquake in the Wellington region we will notify you if you are required to
pick up your child. If we notify you please proceed to the school carefully, being aware of
hazards that may have occurred.
You will be notified of any information pertaining to an emergency occurring at the school.

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We thank you for your support.

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Lucky Book Club

Wed Oct 27 10:36am{“en”:”

LUCKY BOOK CLUB: Orders from the Term 4, Issue 7 booklet close this Friday, 29th October. Orders can be made on-line through the Scholastic Loop set-up or cash orders can be given to Mrs Ayres in Room 15.

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Shakeout 28.10.21

Wed Oct 27 09:28am{“en”:”

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whanau, 

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On Thursday the 28th of October West Park School will conduct an Earthquake drill as part of the New Zealand ShakeOut. During this a sound will play indicating that it is an earthquake drill, the students will be expected to drop, cover, hold. Once the time is complete the classes will evacuate the classroom and discuss the process. 

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It would be wonderful if you could discuss with your child that this is coming up, and is just a practice. Furthermore, on the day that it occurs it would be great if you could discuss how it went.

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For more information on shakeout you might want to visit www.getready.govt.nz/involved/shakeout/

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Thank you,

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School photos

Fri Sep 10 03:05pm{“en”:”

If you wish to order school photos by cash in the envelopes provided, please have these into school by 3pm on Tuesday 14th September.  We will not be able to accept any orders after this date.  

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Thank you

Thu Sep 09 04:17pm{“en”:”

Sorry for yet another message but we just want to thank you all so much for returning the devices that were handed out.  We have had about 95% returned today and we really apprecaite this.

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Please remember to return all devices provided by the school to the office this morning.

Thu Sep 09 08:35am

COVID19 Update 8 September 2021

Wed Sep 08 12:14pm{“en”:”

08 September, 2021 

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Kia ora Parents and Caregivers, 

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The following are additional points of further clarification to yesterday’s communication. This comes as a result of having received additional MoE information yesterday evening: 

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·        All the required safety precautions for Alert Level 2 will be in place which include following all the recommendations from the public health experts. This means we will regularly clean and disinfect high-touch surfaces, encourage everyone to frequently wash their hands and cough and sneeze into their elbow.

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·        While physical distancing is not a requirement in schools, we will be doing our best to keep students from congregating in very large numbers and keeping spaces well-ventilated.

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·        Face coverings are not required to be worn in school. The Director General of Health has recommended that children 12 years+ wear a face covering at school – just as older children are required to wear face coverings in some other places.  The decision to wear a face covering is up to you and your whānau, whatever your decision it will be respected.

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·        Please observe social distancing practices when congregating at school crossings with student road patrollers

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·        Respiratory viruses can travel through spaces far more easily than first thought so the school will be following all Ministry of Health recommendations to ensure a safe working and learning environment for students and staff 

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ALSO FURTHER REMINDER

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·        That If you received a school device to support your online learning, please note that the device/s and charger/s are due back at school on Thursday (tomorrow) morning. It is really important that we receive all the devices back promptly as they all came from our senior classes and will be needed immediately by individual students. 

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Staff are really looking forward to seeing all our students back at school tomorrow. 

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Ngā mihi 

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Luis Echegaray

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Principal

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Amendment to the communication today

Tue Sep 07 06:59pm{“en”:”

I have just sent an updated version of the communication sent earlier today by email and also as a newsletter in the school app.

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