Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Thursday, November 24, 2011
|One of the teaching spaces. This shows how the glass doors |
can be rolled back and the teaching spaces can be opened up.
|Steps have been made at the top of Amesbury Drive.|
|A footpath will be constructed beside the driveway.|
Thursday, November 3, 2011
Acceptance of diversity and embracing difference, recognising the individuality of children – not labelling them
Celebration of achievements – big or small
Encouraging, strong sense of fun
Opportunity to try lots of things, make mistakes and learning from them
Healthy levels of challenge and competition– children carefully pushed beyond their comfort zone, but realistic expectations
Wednesday, October 26, 2011
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
School Community Open Day, Friday 27 January 2012
Wider Community Open Day, Saturday 28 January 2012
Transition Session for students starting at Amesbury School in February 2012 are on:
Friday 4 November
Friday 11 November
Friday 25 November
Friday 2 December
It would be great to see students at all four sessions.
For details about these transition sessions see the invitation on our website http://www.amesbury.school.nz/transition-to-school.html
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Friday, September 16, 2011
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
You will find us at www.amesbury.school.nz
Have a look in here to find out about our Establishment Board of Trustees, leadership team, our educational vision and philosophy, history and construction, enrolment and notices.
Information will continuously be added to this as more details and planning are developed.
Soon we will have our custom made website ready.
We have also opened up enrolments for Amesbury School. There are a number of choices on how you can enrol:
- Complete the online enrolment form, which can be found under the enrolment tab on the website
- Download the documents, complete and send them into us. These can also be found under the enrolment tab on the website
- Send us an email or call us and we will deliver an enrolment pack to you.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Friday, August 19, 2011
Applications close on Tuesday 13 September. To receive an information pack email Jo.Dawkins@paradise.net.nz
Thursday, August 4, 2011
Amesbury School, Churton Park (several positions)
Saturday, July 23, 2011
The main video is about 6 minutes:
The shorter version is about 2 minutes:
We hope you enjoy these videos.
Friday, July 15, 2011
Thursday, July 7, 2011
The framing for the classroom block is up and the roof is going on this week.
The foundations for the hall and admin block are being laid in three sections. The second section went down today. Parts of the framing will be erected next week.
The seed has been laid on the football field and we can finally see green grass emerging. Roll on summer when we can play on the fields after dinner!!
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
• Indoor Environment Quality
• Land Use & Ecology
Credits are awarded within each category based on the building's environmental merits. Points are then weighted and an overall score is calculated, determining the project's Green Star NZ rating.
The ratings that can be achieved are:
4 Star Green Star NZ Certified Rating - signifying 'Best Practice'
5 Star Green Star NZ Certified Rating - signifying 'New Zealand Excellence'
6 Star Green Star NZ Certified Rating - signifying 'World Leadership'
Refer to www.nzgbc.org.nz for more information.
The Amesbury School design team have incorporated a variety of environmental attributes and principles that will contribute to the targeted 5 Star Green Star NZ Certified Rating. These environmental attributes will reduce the impact of the buildings' construction and ongoing resource requirements, and will also provide an important learning resource for all those that pass through its gates.
Monday, May 16, 2011
The sign also includes our school logo, a large green 'A' for Amesbury School on a blue background. The logo's five shades of green represent the schools' five core values:
- Learning through innovation, inquiry and curosity
- Respect for diversity
- Connectivity with the community, and
- Positive relationships that reflect equity and integrity
Green was selected because it is the colour of nature and life. Blue can be associated with optimism and hope - as in blue skies. The brand will be reflected in school signage, sports uniforms, letterhead and the forthcoming school website.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Sunday, April 3, 2011
· From a southeast corner start, the eastern boundary of the home zone includes both sides of Westchester Drive from 162/183 inclusive and below. Halswater Drive is out of zone. Melksham Drive is included in zone.
· Amesbury Drive both sides of the road and all the roads off Amesbury Drive are in zone.
· The lower western boundary area comprises Erlestoke Crescent both sides of the road with off-streets included.
· The southern boundary comprises Waverton Terrace to include both sides of the road and its off-streets with a connection back to Westchester Drive.
· All residential addresses on included sides of boundary roads and all no exit roads off included sides of boundary roads are included in the zone unless otherwise stated.
Proof of residence within the home zone will be required. Out of zone enrolments will not be permitted in the initial years of operation. Pre-enrolments will commence in term 3.
Saturday, April 2, 2011
From left back standing: Tricia Chapman (Governance Facilitator), Bishop Muru Walters (Trustee and Kaumatua), David Waters (Trustee), Roger Ellis (Trustee), Dr Lesley Murrihy (Principal), Jenny Wilson (Ministry of Education), Rory O'Connor (Chairman of the Board) From front left kneeling: Wendy Welsh (Trustee), Alison Pask (Trustee)
The foundations for the classroom blocks are progessing well. The drainage for the sports field has been installed and the top soil will be spread shortly. Grass seed will be laid before winter.
Thursday, March 10, 2011
The buildings are progressing well. Last week a large crane was used to lift parts of the concrete foundations into place.
Saturday, February 19, 2011
Amesbury School (2 positions) (28 Feb 2011, 14 Mar 2011)
(1)–(2) Foundation associate principals, 3MU. Unique opportunity to start at the very beginning. U4, decile 10 school opening to students February 2012. Associate principal positions will begin term 3. We are looking for two committed, collaborative, thinking, learning and leading teachers to provide ideas, energy, innovation and excellence as we explore 21st century learning. Associate principals will have experience in leading/teaching Y1–3 or Y4–6 and leadership experience in a major curriculum area. You will be IT literate, environmentally aware, enthusiastic about growing people, model integrity and awareness of and commitment to being a bicultural New Zealander. Experience in a multicultural environment would be an advantage.
Applications close 5pm, 25 March. For an information pack, contact Jo.Dawkins@paradise.net.nz
Advertising for Scale A Teachers will begin in Term 3.
Construction of Amesbury School commenced on 10 January 2011. Work is progessing according to the project plan, thanks to the fine weather that we are having in Wellington.
1. the hall / admin / library / staff room block, which also includes 4 classrooms
You can click on these photos to enlarge them.