Monday, 4 February 2019

Fire at Auckland Normal Intermediate School

On 23 January 2019 there was a major fire at Auckland Normal Intermediate School that destroyed the historic school hall, the technology block, a science and visual arts block, the music suite and dance /drama studio, an ESOL rooms and the school tuck shop.

A total of 90 firefighters fought the blaze which took some time to come under control. No one was hurt and the staff who happened to be on site for a Teacher Only Day evacuated quickly and with a minimum of fuss. It has been a fairly difficult time for the school as the decision was made rather quickly to demolish all the fire damaged buildings which was approximately half the school.
At the time of the fire the students were due to return for the 2019 3 working days later. With a demolition on the horizon  there was a need to delay the start date by four days. This gave the school time to regroup and organise a contingency plan for replacement classrooms. The Auckland University ( Epsom Campus)  has been very co-operative and supportive of the school - they have provided temporary accommodation ( teaching classrooms and specialists spaces) until their students start in March.
The Ministry of Education  are also working on sourcing a number of relocatables for a longer term option until the school is rebuilt.




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Friday, 23 November 2018

TeachMeetNZ meets ACCoS 2018

On Tuesday November 20th we had a fabulous session of TeachMeetNZ with our Across School Leaders in our Auckland Central Community of Schools.
Special shout out for teachers who came in to support the session such as Wendy Kofoed who tweeted throughout the session and to Catherine Palmer who was our timekeeper. Below you can check out our ACCoS playlist of each speaker.

If you click the presenters topic link, you can visit their page and rewind their slides.
All in all a fabulous effort from a team of dedicated educators.

ACCoS Newly Certified Teachers

On Thursday 22nd of November, ACCoS hosted a ceremony for Graduating teachers in our Kāhui Ako.

Clara Kim, one of our Across School Leaders coordinated the event which was hosted at Remuera Primary School.

In total 14 teachers were recognised with completing their practicing certificates. Families of the newly certified teachers attended the evening and together we celebrated this important milestone in our profession.

Jill Farquharson, our lead principal, opened the evening and welcomed everyone. Then we had a speech from Madeline Gunn our expert partner.

Each principal spoke about their new teachers and handed them a certificate of recognition from ACCoS.

Steve King, principal of Remuera Primary closed the evening.