1039 days ago

Open Day at Mt Hobson Middle School

Middle School West Auckland

Wonderful feedback from Grandparents of one of our Year 7 students at Mt Hobson Middle School.  Come to our Open Day on June 14th, between 10am-12.30pm to see our personalized academic morning in action at 131 Remuera Road, Remuera, 1050.


We are ****** grandparents.  We have seen a wonderful calmness and positive energy developing within him, it may of course be due to his age progress, however I do think he has found his "Fit" with this school and their personalised coaching programme . We all know every child is different and the "one size fits all" approach to education does not work for every child. Regrettably only the most diligent of parents are going to find this right fit for their children. Congratulations **** and ******* you would appear to have finally found the right fit for *****. For those looking for something more positive the "Open Day" will be a small insight to what you might need.


Mt Hobson Middle School is run by Villa Education Trust, who also operate Middle School West Auckland and South Auckland Middle School.  Mt Hobson Middle School is a small, boutique style school for just 48 students in Remuera.  It keeps class sizes to just 12 and personalizes its curriculum to meet the needs of its students.  A Learning Coach works with each student to ensure success.  Students follow a project based integrated curriculum with a strong academic focus in the mornings and an activity based afternoon programme consisting of sports, arts and music.  Join us at our Open Day on Wednesday, June 14th, between 10am-12.30pm to meet our expert educators, chat to our students and see for yourself how we can truly help your child to excel.

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Unjustified Dismissal and Covid 19

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When I was provided with his IEA it unfortunately makes no mention of a 90-day trail. We are all aware or should be that the 90 trial must be in writing. So, the employer in this case can’t rely on the trial period as an avenue for dismissal.
In addition, a search of the list of employers who have claimed the Covid wage subsidy show that this employer had claimed for all five full time employees sometime after he had been dismissed. Either this was an error or just plain fraud, by claiming for five employees when they only had four.
In brief then not only do they find themselves on the wrong side of an unjustified dismissal claim. They have left themselves open to scrutiny from the Govt re the wage’s subsidy scheme. It clearly states that the subsidy is for 12 weeks and they expect that the employer retains the people it claimed for, for that period.
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1 day ago

Tell us about the coronavirus lockdown champions in your community

The Team Reporter from Stuff

Hey neighbours,

We want to celebrate the unsung heroes who are keeping our country going through lockdown.

Frontline nurse Debra Larsen's life has turned into a "real whirlwind" since the coronavirus outbreak began.

She's been so busy setting up testing centres around the Waikato. and helping them run smoothly that she's barely seen her two teenage daughters.

Do you know a coronavirus lockdown champion who deserves to be recognised? Tell us about them in the comments below.

To read more about Debra's life on the frontline, click here.

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2 days ago

Where to find your favourite Hot Cross Buns in lockdown?

The Team Reporter from Auckland Stuff

Who loves Hot Cross Buns? Nothing beats the smell of a freshly toasted hot cross bun, but as Easter this year will be spent in coronavirus lockdown and your favourite bakery or cafe is closed, we've put together a list of some of the best spices buns you can find or if you're feeling adventurous why not make them.
My personal favourites are from Daily Bread. What's your favourite thing about Easter?