Friday, February 25, 2011

Friday 25th

Well three days on and it is still very surreal.
I have already had some families ring requesting could we possibly have there kids at our school. They have had their children at schools in town and now do not want to have the distance between them and their children anymore.
This whole thing has taken reality and flipped it on its arse.

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Thursday 24th

Sitting down at school the last few mornings, its been hard to find positives out of the way this province is feeling. When school starts back it will be up to families to decide wether their children are able to handle school. Normal proceedings is the call from many parties,me included, but if you are your children don't feel well enough to attend school then keep them close to you. This will be the same for staff as well. I think we forget sometimes that the staff here have families and friends who too have been affected by this tragedy.
We all need to stick together on this one and be supportive.

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Wednesday 23rd

Schools Canterbury wide have been told to remain closed for the rest of the week. Although my thoughts are to get on with things I have to consider that this time the quake happened during the day. More people felt it, more people have been affected in the worst possible way!
I have spent time today looking around school with Gary. To my untrained eye everything looks okay. It would so easy to get back in and get started but the MInistry of Education have told us to stay away. Parents teachers and students will all be feeling this more than before.
Please look after each other .

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Latest News.

Thank you to all the parents who were so supportive on the day of the quake. It was so wonderful to have you there to help us comfort the few children who were stressing.
School is closed until we can assess the buildings water supply and sewage.
Please bear with us while we sort this all out.

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Its been a while I know!

We are attempting at the moment to get the essence of Ashley school down on paper! What makes us who we are. Our vision sums up what we want, our curriculum attempts to connect to all our children but there is so much more. There is what our students bring to the table and what our families provide outside of school. It is constantly changing as new families come and go and add to this huge tapestry. I will continue to get it down but there are days it is easier to speak about than write.

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Rangiora, Canterbury, New Zealand
I have been Principal of Ashley School since 2002 and I am still learning my job.I am married with 3 children. I have a love of educating children to the best of their potential. I enjoy Rowan Atkinson, Ricky Gervais, cycling and all other sports.