Category Archives: Principal Updates

By April 11, 2016

Hi everyone Progress on our build is apparently ahead of schedule at this stage! Over the weekend we interviewed candidates for our first two leadership positions – Deputy Principal and Team Leader. It is no surprise that we had a very strong field of applicants! I am really looking forward to having a team to


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By April 01, 2016

Over the last few weeks the Establishment Board of Trustees have been part of an exciting process to create our emerging school vision. According to current educational research, what is needed beyond anything else is an absolutely clear vision for the school. The young person at the very heart, and the curriculum driving everything around


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By March 29, 2016

The Lemonwood Grove Establishment Board of Trustees have started reviewing the current primary school zones in our area with Rolleston School, West Rolleston, Clearview Primary and the Ministry of Education. We will keep you informed about this process which will involve a period of consultation. As part of our new zoning structure, the Lemonwood Grove


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By March 24, 2016

On Thursday the Rolleston  Learning Community Cluster (LCC) met at Rolleston School. The following schools form the Rolleston LCC: Rolleston, Weedons, Burnham, West Rolleston, Clearview Primary, Lemonwood Grove, Waitaha, West Melton, Rolleston Christian and Rolleston College. Several local early childhood centres are also members of the cluster. Learning Community Clusters emerged after the the Canterbury


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By March 23, 2016

Today the Selwyn District Council granted our building consent. The construction of Lemonwood Grove School – Te Uru Tarata starts tomorrow!


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By March 22, 2016

We plan to have a number of writable surfaces at Lemonwood Grove School – Te Uru Tarata for our students!


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By March 17, 2016

One of our wonderful trustees has reluctantly resigned from the establishment board as she has accepted a position with the Ministry of Education.  This opens up an opportunity for someone to join our enthusiastic group of trustees working together to  establish our new school.  A great opportunity to be part of creating the future in Rolleston! 


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By March 14, 2016

Tracy Rohan (Establishment Board of Trustees) and I visited West Rolleston School recently. We presented Sylvia Fidow, the Foundation Principal, with a Lemonwood tree for their school grounds. What an awesome learning environment!


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By March 10, 2016

This week I thought I would share some thinking around our learning spaces at Lemonwood Grove | Te Uru Tarata. Our school has been designed by Stephenson and Turner, Architects and Engineers. Over the last 5 years they have led more than 40 education projects designing collaborative teaching and learning environments that empower students to


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By March 02, 2016

Thank you to all those who attended our special site blessing this morning. It was a very moving ceremony. We would like to acknowledge the support from representatives of our local  Rūnanga, Taumutu. Angus,  one of new pupils in 2017, did an amazing job removing some soil which will be returned when the school opens next


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