Check out the latest newsletter from each of the syndicates for Term 3, 2014. Click the links below to read a copy :
My name is Peter Marshall and I am pleased to be the Principal of Greenhithe School. Assisting me on management team is Deputy Principal Heather Walker. We have just appointed a second Deputy, Stephen Grady, who will take up the position in 2015.
Greenhithe was once a small rural school which has experienced rapid growth whilst still retaining the community feel. Currently the school starts the year with 520 students and ends with 600 and is still continuing to grow.We are in a constant process of modernisation with new classrooms being built, facilities improved and infrastructure upgraded. The Board has been busy and there are exciting plans ahead. We have had funding approved from the ministry to build a new 12 classroom block. Our new block which has 6 classrooms on each level will be constructed in 2015. It will sit on the top courts in place of the old dental clinic and rooms 6 and 7.
To endeavour to improve play facilities for the children next year, we will be constructing a new Junior playground early in Term one. This will be in the place of Room 8 also on the top courts. We will also be looking at upgrading the Senior playground and extending our netball courts. These will be astro turfed so they can be used for netball, hockey and football.
Our children grow to be capable, balanced, confident learners who embrace new experiences and opportunities.
Our students enjoy and are engaged in their learning. We have a great staff who are working hard as a team to provide the best possible learning opportunities for our students. As a team we are involved in quality practices in literacy and numeracy. In addition, we are an Enviro and Travel Wise school, and are working on an exciting Inquiry Learning model. Sporting pursuits and the arts are given a high profile at Greenhithe.
We look forward to continuing a close association with our preschool centres, parents and the wider community as we endeavour to make Greenhithe the school of choice.