Welcome back to Wesley Intermediate 2022

24 January 2022

Kia ora koutou parents, whanau and students

Welcome back to Wesley Intermediate for what promises to be a really exciting year ahead. With a school rebuild in the near future, changes in staff and ways of collaborating, the appointment of a new permanent principal later in the year as well as the many learning opportunities that are planned, the year ahead will be challenging and exciting. First of all, a very warm welcome to John McGowan who started officially with us today. John has already put considerable time and energy into getting the school started for the year and with several days of professional development ahead over the next week for the staff, it is certainly starting with a positive vibe.

We would like to offer our sincere love, care and best wishes to those of you who have loved ones living in Tonga. This has been a very worrying time for us all, and for those of you with family in Tonga, the wait time and stress must have been interminable. We hope that the additional support that has now arrived from New Zealand will help with the massive clean up and delivery of much needed provisions.

Oku ma fiefia lahi ke ‘oatu ‘ema popoaki ‘ofa ki he Tonga kotoa pe ‘i Nu’usila ni lolotonga e taimi faingata’a ko eni ‘oku mou tofanga ai. ‘Oku mau lotu ke ’oatu ‘e he ‘Eiki ha fiemālie ki homou ngaahi lotofale he ‘oku ongo ki mamani ‘a e faingata’a ‘oku mou fepaki mo ia. ‘Oku ma ‘ofa lahi atu kiate kimoutolu hono kotoa.

Thank you very much to Trevor Ball for the work he has done over the break to have the school looking tidier and clean for the start of the year. Thanks also for the call outs that he has been part of when there has been some vandalism and even a break in. We sincerely hope that as school starts back the students will feel a sense of pride in the school and the new direction that it is moving in.

Just a few friendly reminders and information:

  • School starts back again on Wednesday 3 February for all students. We are looking forward to seeing our 2022 Year 8 students and welcome our new Year 7s to our kura.

  • Waitangi Day’s public holiday is on Monday 7 February. There will be no school on that day.

  • All staff at Wesley Intermediate are fully vaccinated in order to do the best we can to keep our school community safe. Please consider having your child vaccinated, if you have not already done so. We recommend this for our collective health and safety.

  • In the red setting, all staff and students are required to wear a face mask. We will do our very best to keep everyone as safe as possible with social distancing, use of hand sanitiser, regular cleaning and the school will have a supply of masks if they are needed.

  • If your child is sick or feeling unwell, please let the office team know and keep them at home until they are feeling well again.

The next newsletter will come from John McGowan as your principal and he will update you with current staff and their roles and responsibilities as well as planned programmes and upcoming school matters. We wish you well for a great start to the year at Wesley Intermediate.

Ngā mihi nui,

Linley Myers (LSM) and Vaughan Drever (Presiding Member)

Welcome to 2022

We hope you have had a wonderful break and we look forward to seeing you all back at school on Wednesday 2 February, 8.30am.

Wesley Intermediate School

New Enrolment Scheme

Overview – What is happening?

The Ministry of Education is developing an enrolment scheme for Wesley Intermediate School, which will be in effect for the beginning of term 1 in 2022. Having an enrolment scheme in place will ensure the Board of Trustees has a fair and transparent mechanism to manage the roll as it grows. Children that live within this area will have entitlement to enrol at Wesley Intermediate School.

Starting at the intersection of New North Road and Richardson Road, travel southeast down Richardson Road (113-223 odd and 104-370 even addresses included, Amazon Parade also included) until turning east down Owairaka Avenue (excluded, Lorraine Avenue and Delphine Close also excluded). At Mt Albert Road (251-305 odd and 258-310 even addresses included, Columbia Road, Huntingtree Avenue, Kiwitea Street 49 and above odd and 66 and above even, and Freyburg Avenue also included), turn southeast and then turn southwest down May Road (excluded). At the Southwestern Motorway (including from south of motorway to Richardson Road until Amazon Parade), turn northwest and travel until New North Road (excluded, Hendon Avenue and Ennismore Road included), turning northwest along New North Road until returning to the origin.

What does this mean for my family?

If you live in the enrolment scheme home area for Wesley Intermediate School you will be entitled to enrol your child at the school. This entitlement applies to new students starting school, as well as any intermediate school aged children currently attending another school in the area.

Families who live outside the enrolment scheme home zone of Wesley Intermediate School do not have entitlement to enrol and could only attend if the Board of Trustees planned to enrol any out of zone students. The enrolment scheme will establish the process for this, and places will only be available if the Board of Trustees considers it has the capacity to allow for this. Further information about whether any out of zone places will be made available will be made later in 2021.

Consultation process and timeline

The Ministry of Education is currently undertaking consultation about the proposed changes and new enrolment schemes. You can have your say by:

  • Emailing auckland.enrolmentschemes@education.govt.nz if you have further questions or comments

The Ministry will consider all feedback and liaise with the Board before making a final decision. The new schemes and changes will come into effect for the beginning of 2022.