Newsletter - Week 4, Term 2 2023
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.
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
Well done to Ren & Arav for:
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