Central Normal School is a vibrant learning environment where we encourage whanau to share all learning with their tamariki. There are regular events that enable students to demonstrate their increasing understanding across all curriculum areas.
At Central Normal School, we believe that the active and authentic involvement of students in their learning is crucial to engagement and achievement.
Students actively drive WISE within the school.
We believe that students are the heart of Central Normal School and actively seek student voice to make OUR school a great learning environment.
We offer quality teaching and learning by providing diversity and variety throughout our teaching teams. Each team provides stimulating and exciting learning opportunities for students making use of modern learning environments and ICT.
At Central Normal School classrooms are colourful, organised and reflect children’s learning.
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We are always delighted to have the support of parents/caregivers in a variety of school programmes. Opportunities exist in the following areas, if you are keen to participate please speak with your child’s class teacher or a member of the senior management team.
The P.T.A. works in conjunction with the Board of Trustees, organising fundraising projects to provide the excellent facilities of our school, ultimately for your child. It also organises events where parents, teachers and children can meet and get to know each other in relaxed social gatherings. P.T.A. members are also available to help the school when called upon. There is an ‘open’ committee. If you would like to support the PTA. please contact the Chairperson.
The school is always open to parents but a number of opportunities are arranged for dialogue to take place. Parent/Teacher Conferences March & August. Written reports to parents July and December. Each child has a ‘sharing book’ in which they record samples of their work throughout the year. The books form part of our assessment programme and give the child, the parents and teachers ready examples of progress being made across the curriculum. The books go home three times a year for your observation and comment. Please give your children all the encouragement you can as they progress with their learning. Newsletters are sent home with the eldest in the family fortnightly. The newsletters will be supplemented with notices and information as necessary.
A number of fund raising activities will be organised throughout the year, the funds raised enabling the Board of Trustees to meet the budget and provide for items of equipment identified by the staff, Board and the P.T.A. We thank you for your support with these ventures. Without the money raised it would be impossible to provide the equipment and activities we believe important for the best education we can offer your children.
The Board of Trustees asks for this donation, which covers the costs of additional sports and teaching equipment and assists with the cost of class trips and visiting artists. For 2015 the donation is set at $50 for one child or $70.00 per family. This may be paid term by term. Receipts are marked Donation and may be claimed as a tax exemption.
Paper-backs can be purchased through the school at reduced prices approximately 3 times a year. Order lists are sent home for parent and child selection.
Most classes in the school have a half hour lesson once a week taken by approved teachers using the syllabus produced by the National Council of Churches Education Commission. Copies of material used are available for your perusal at the school office. If you wish your child exempted from these lessons please send a note to your child’s class teacher.
The school Board of Trustees is the elected governing body of the school. The BOT welcomes feedback and information on issues in relation to the school. Please feel free to contact any BOT member to discuss these.
The monthly meeting of the BOT is generally held on the third Tuesday of each month commencing at 7.30pm in the meeting room. You are most welcome to attend these meetings. The School Charter and Education Review Office reports are available for reading and comment.