Fortnightly Progress Reports
All parents and caregivers should have received the first of our new fortnightly progress reports. Whilst many of our parents and caregivers are familiar with these reports, there are some notable changes from previous years. A special newsletter will be sent to all parents and caregivers next week which will provide a complete explanation of the reporting criteria.
Massey High School is a PB4L school (Positive Behaviours for Learning) and we strive to encourage positive learning behaviours to create an environment that encompasses our values of Manaakitanga, Whanaungatanga, and Rangatiratanga – The Massey Way.
Our fortnightly reports this year focus on how our students exhibit these values in class across a two-week cycle through their engagement with in-class learning, positive interactions with others, and contributions to their learning environment.
These fortnightly reports will be complemented by Achievement Reports which will summarise academic achievement to date – the first of these can be expected in early Term Two.
Congratulations to our A Boys Volleyball Team who finished 7th at the Auckland Secondary Schools Volleyball Championships. This result sees them qualify for Division 1 at the National Competition and allows them to play in the Premier Division next season.
Ka Ora, Ka Ako – Healthy Lunches in Schools
As previously alluded to, we will be providing free lunches to all students from the beginning of Term Two under the Ka Ora, Ka Ako programme. Lunches will be provided by two suppliers each week. We have seen these suppliers in action at other large secondary schools in Auckland. Those schools have provided exceptionally positive feedback on the relationship with the suppliers and the quality of meals provided for their students.
Our students will receive their lunch each day at our morning break, and then be provided with a snack during our afternoon break.
We will be working with our students over the next few weeks to establish menu options.
We are very excited by the provision of free lunches to all students especially as it allows for the delivery of packed lunches for students on trips. For our parents and caregivers, it also provides some budgetary relief given the rising costs of living.
Please monitor your email addresses through the course of next week as we do need to collate student dietary requirements for our suppliers. Dietary requirements encompass students that for medical, religious, or ethical reasons can’t eat certain foods.