Middle School Information

Kia ora koutou-Welcome to Term 1 of 2020

This is a space to find resources and information about how things operate in the Middle Syndicate, e.g. Homework sheets, Maths strategies, etc. We hope that you find it a useful resource.

What an exciting year we have ahead of us. This term will be one with lots of opportunities for your children. In Term 1 we always have swimming through Easy Swim, even if your child already swims with them or another Swim School it is a great chance for them to do more swimming and continue refining their skills.

I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce my fabulous team for 2020. Ginny Ralfe will be teaching in Rm 2 again this year. She is an incredibly experienced teacher with a wealth of knowledge in teaching Y3 and 4. Liam Jansen will be teaching in Rm 5 again this year. We are thrilled to have been able to have him join us as a permanent teacher. This year Mel Liddle and Jenny Jessep will be collaboratively teaching in Rm 3 and 4. Mel taught successfully last year with Joseph in this space and she is looking forward to the opportunity to successfully collaborate with Jenny this year. Jenny joins us this year having taught collaboratively for the last few years in another Wellington School.

As you are aware, I am out of class again this year but will still be leading the Middle School as part of my responsibilities. I am really excited to continue the work I started last year supporting the school by being available and being an advocate for our CAS Vision. I will also be supporting more with Special Needs children across the school. I am lucky to have a dedicated and passionate team who will strive to do their best for your children.

We look forward to meeting you all and getting to know both you and your children. Please book Thursday 13th February into your diaries, as we will have an opportunity for you to come and hear about how the Middle Syndicate works, mix & meet with other parents not only in our syndicate but in your child’s class, and then chat with your child’s teacher to hear about how that specific class runs. Everyone to first meet in Rm 3 at 5:30 pm.

Please be aware that over the first 3-4 weeks we will be doing a range of informal and formal testing. We endeavour to do all we can to make this as stress-free as possible for your child.

Middle Syndicate classes for 2020

Mrs Jo Staite (j.staite@cashmere-ave.school.nz) will be located in the admin building

Mrs Ginny Ralfe (g.ralfe@cashmere-ave.school.nz) is in Rm 2

Miss Jenny Jessep (j.jessep@cashmere-ave.school.nz) is in Rm 3 (working with Mel)

Miss Melanie Liddle (m.liddle@cashmere-ave.school.nz) is in Rm 4 (working with Jenny)

Mr Liam Jansen (l.jansen@cashmere-ave.school.nz) is in Rm 5


Please contact us if you have any questions, queries or concerns. We ask that you approach the class teacher first so we can resolve any issue quickly. If you feel an issue needs further attention please feel free to approach me, Jo Staite (Associate Principal).