This Week’s Welcome
Tena koutou katoa,
I expect we’re all watching with interest as the earthworks get underway at the top of Kyle Road. Last year I rang Cato Bolam and apparently either 40 or 42 dwellings are going on the site. There are another 20 sections just over the motorway off Albany Highway and 12 apartments being built on the corner of Schnapper Rock Road and Albany Highway. This means one thing, of course, our school will continue to grow for the foreseeable future. We are still blessed however with our wonderful bush backdrop and so many visitors tell us what a sense of calm this gives.
This term our Values focus is Whanaungatanga - supporting each other as a family. In Monday’s assembly, I used the example that none of the colours in a rainbow can exist without those either side of it. Likewise, we need those around us to make us who we are.
I’d like to introduce three new members of staff - Ryan McWilliams, Maryke Strydom and Katie Meese. Ryan is busy learning about UHPS and getting up to speed as our Sports Coordinator (after school teams). Maryke is supporting children in class as an LSA (Learning Support Assistant). Katie joins us on Monday to work in the office alongside Sandra and Stephanie.