What an incredible end to a great year. Tinged with sadness however. Firstly congratulations to all the Year six leavers and especially to all the cup winners.
James -Gill Cup for the top boy.
Lola -MacGillivray Cup for the top girl
Sky and Charlotte -Kapa Haka
Adam -the John Goodman Cup for top sports boy
Lola -The Trish Goodman Cup for the top sports girl
We wish you all future success not only with your academic journey but wherever life may lead you. Make good choices and remember fondly of your days at CTS.
On the Monday before our final assembly we had our annual certificate assembly. This is where children who have contributed to the school life or gained a sports certificate etc are acknowledged. Well done to all who received a certificate.
And of course there was the annual gym display. Our gym club was extremely successful this year and the end of year display was a great performance of their skills.
We also farewelled some staff members at the end of the year too. This is always a sad time and this year was no different with three well loved and respected teachers retiring or resigning. Firstly we farewelled Louise who has been on maternity leave for twelve months and is taking more family time. Good luck Lou with your future.
Trish has taken retirement after having time off to recover from an injury. You will be sorely missed Trish and we look forward to being able to farewell you properly sometime this year.
And finally, Rosemary has retired as of the end of this year.
Rosemary has been a valued and skilled teacher on our staff for over twenty years. During this time she has devoted a lot of her energy into her passion for science and the environment. Rosemary has been responsible for getting our school onto its Enviroschool journey and has been a driving force in getting us through to our Green/Gold status. Her passion for science has shown through strongly in her organisation and judging of our science fairs and she has promoted our wonderful grounds through gardening clubs, walkways, and insect friendly plantings and 'homes'. She has been a strong influence on the school council, organised the chess club and has always had the children's best interest at heart.
Rosemary, we will miss you and your caring ways. All the best for your retirement and your new direction in your life.
We also farewelled Bev, one of our fine office ladies. Bev, you will be sorely missed. You have been a great asset to our school personal and to the office staff. Nothing was ever a problem and your generosity will be sadly missed. Thank you personally, for all the help you have given me over the years and I am sure others will feel the same. Best wishes to you.
Finally, thanks to all the staff right across our school life for your professionalism, enthusiasm and devotion to making our school a great place for children to learn and play in and for us to work in.
Merry Christmas to you all and all the best for 2017