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Students send message to drivers to slow down

Students send message to drivers to slow down

Last Friday, August 9th, the Travelwise mentors took to the pavements with placards to see how many vehicles passed the school and acknowledged the children. The exercise was to register the volume of traffic going past the school and make drivers aware that they need to slow down. The results were very interesting as we discovered it is an extremely busy road and there was considerable acknowledgment received from drivers. The students who took part thoroughly enjoyed the process, especially the smiles and waves.

Our next exercise will be to gauge the speed in which vehicles drive past the school. Alongside this we are endeavouring to start up a walking school bus. Keep an eye out for further updates on this.

The school applied to Auckland Transport earlier in the year for a pedestrian crossing outside the school. Unfortunately, our application was declined. As student and traffic numbers increase, we hope that Auckland Transport will have a change of heart in the future and reconsider their decision.

ERO recognises Wentworth Primary’s strengths in 2019 Report

ERO recognises Wentworth Primary’s strengths in 2019 Report

The Education Review Office (ERO) visited Wentworth Primary School towards the end of Term 1 and met with the students and staff.  Their report has now been finalised and is available for viewing here.

The Education Review Office (ERO) is a government department, set up under the State Sector Act 1988 to evaluate and report publicly on the quality of education provided in New Zealand schools and early childhood services.

Mr Chris Donovan, Head of Primary said “ERO have identified some of the unique features and strengths that Wentworth has to offer.  It is pleasing to note that they recognise that our students benefit from small class sizes and individual learning plans, and that they also recognise that students are actively engaged in their learning”.

Other affirmative statements include ERO’s awareness that the Wentworth values are woven into the students’ learning programme and that our academic focus is complemented by the arts and other programmes, such as Physical Education.

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