News & staying connected

West Park School uses multiple ways to ensure our school community stays connected and informed with the operation of the school.  

For people looking to learn more about the school, the website is an excellent place to start and contains information about how to enrol, official documents, the School Charter, a centralised calendar of the upcoming events, key people, and can provide a good indication of how the school operates.

For more day to day and urgent notifications, the school uses email and the School App to convey messages and notices.

For parents of our existing students, they will also use Kindo (school shop) for payments for trips and events and Seesaw for snippets of work from your child posted by the class teacher.

Newsletters are emailed out and are made available through the School App and rolling news feed on the website.  Newsletters may include those from the Principal for parents and caregivers for the whole school, The School Board, and from Team Leaders.

Latest Notifications

Finish Time & Lost Property

Wed Dec 15 10:35am

FINISH TIME
Hi all.  Please note that school finishes at 12.45 on Friday 17th December and will resume on Thursday 3rd Feb 2022 at 9am.


LOST PROPERTY
Once again we have accumulated a large amount of un-named lost property since the start of the term. There are a number of very expensive branded jackets and hoodies in the pile. Please encourage your children to check the lost property boxes outside the hall for any missing items. The lost property will also be on display on Thursday and Friday during the day for classes to visit. All unclaimed items will be bundled up and donated to charity at the end of term.

Enjoy your Christmas break
hari Kirihimete

Update of recent incidents

Tue Dec 07 02:32pm

Dear Whanau of West Park School,

I am pleased to inform you that the two incidents of stranger danger that occurred last Tuesday have been investigated by the police, and by families, and have been found to be misunderstandings. This is the incident on Comber Place, and the one by Johnsonville West Kindergarten.

The police will continue to investigate the other two incidents and will continue to be a presence around the school during drop off times. We will update you if further information becomes available.

Kind regards,

Luis Echegaray

Principal

Community Consultation Document

Wed Dec 01 11:22am

 


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Update from last communication, the Kindy was Johnsonville West Kindy

Tue Nov 30 02:09pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

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. 

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. 

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

Kind regards, 

Luis Echegaray

Principal

Incident update

Tue Nov 30 01:44pm

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

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. 

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. 

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

Kind regards, 

Luis Echegaray
Principal

Library books for return

Tue Nov 30 11:46am

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.

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.

Thanks in advance.

Thanks,
Fiona

Orchard Access Reminder

Thu Nov 25 09:25am

Orchard Access Reminder

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.


Thanks

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Tue Nov 23 10:58am

Dear Parents and Caregivers, 

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. 

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. 

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

Kind regards, 

Luis EchegarayPrincipal

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

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.

We thank you for your support.

Lucky Book Club

Wed Oct 27 10:36am

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.

Shakeout 28.10.21

Wed Oct 27 09:28am

Dear Parents, Caregivers and Whanau, 

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. 

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.

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

Thank you,

Calendar

Seesaw

Seesaw is a platform for student engagement that inspires students of all ages to do their best, and saves teachers time! Students use creative tools to take pictures, draw, record videos and more to capture learning in a portfolio. Teachers find or create activities to share with students.The Seesaw platform is used for homework activities as well as in class work.

Parents are also notified by the class teacher about classroom and school activities and events via the Seesaw platform. Parents can also Seesaw their child’s teacher.

 

Families only have access to their child’s journal. This means you will see student work tagged with your child’s name and posts the teacher tags with ‘Everyone’. Families will also be able to see any comment made by another user on their child’s journal posts.

Download the app or open Seesaw here

Download the School App

Our School App is what we use for general School-Wide communication. You can download the School App to receive Alert Notifications, read the latest newsletter, view upcoming events, submit absences and more.

To download the School App, search SchoolAppsNZ in the App Store or Google Play Store, and then search West Park School in the search bar in the app.

If you are on a mobile you can click this link to download the App.