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Newsletter - Week 4, Term 2 2023



Principal’s Update


Kia ora Waitetuna Whaanau, what a busy week it has been but such a great week showcasing our school and providing such a fabulous range of events for our tamariki.


Creativity - Auahatanga - The Arts

It was great to see so many of you making time to join us for the show on Wednesday and whaanau that spoke to me were all as captivated as I was by the fabulous designs on show. I have watched in awe as teachers and students have worked, for months in many cases, to produce some fantastic wearable works of art that truly let their creativity shine. The Key Competencies which encompass essential skills are interwoven in all curriculum areas and these were also on show. Participating and contributing in so many ways before, during and after the show was a credit to teachers and students.


Pink Shirt Day

At the end of the week we also made time to acknowledge a very important day on our school calendar—Pink Shirt Day. Ensuring children understand that everybody can be who they want to be and are celebrated for that is also another essential element of our Living Curriculum.


It is really important to us that our students know they ask for help if they are uncomfortable about something that has or is happening. Being able to talk about a situation they feel is bullying is imperative and making sure students know that doing this sooner is better before the problem gets bigger. Speaking up about any bullying is a key part of Pink Shirt Day. Sharing concerns with teachers gives them the opportunity to address and name the behaviour too. Kia ora whaanau—it’s a team effort.


Have a tumeke weekend whaanau.

Vinaka Vakalevu,


All the Happenings


  • Outdoor Ed session—RAS—Year 7/8—23 May Board Meeting—23 May

  • Surfing lesson—no 3—25th May—from 10.30am

  • Raglan Art to Wear –27th May

  • King’s birthday—5th June—Public Holiday

  • Assembly—9th June and Karioi project in 9th June

  • BOOK WEEK—from Mon 12th June (Week 8)

  • 15th June—Structured Literacy Info session—3.15pm—all parents welcome

  • Board Meeting—20th June

  • Mud Run—21st June

  • Pie day—22nd June

  • Ki-o-rahi tourna-ment—23rd June

  • Matariki shared kai—29th June

  • Last day of term 2/International Mud day —30th June


Waitetuna Way


Well done to Ren & Arav for:

  • Creativity

  • Use your imagination to develop ideas

  • Be creative with your friends socially and in play

  • Think outside the square to solve problems


Together we are growing the seeds of success

Na too manaaki, na tooku manaaki, ka puawai mai nga kaakano



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