Welcome

In All We Say And Do

 

KIA ORA KOUTOU KATOA
WELCOME BACK TO TERM 2

We are well into the learning with our new Inquiry for Term2

"Strengths in Diversity"
We all smile in the same language.

We are learning to recognize and respect the similarities and differences in each of our cultures, sharing the celebrations and ceremonies to gain more in-depth knowledge and understanding of global citizenship. The big concepts we are developing this term:-

  • Difference is GREAT!

  • We are DIVERSE in many ways

  • Respect and acceptance of diversity is part of being a successful GLOBAL CITIZEN

  • Diversity involves understanding others' BELIEFS

  • We may celebrate differently, but our PURPOSE may be the same

  • We belong wherever we stand by respecting each others' DIFFERENCES while learning global citizenship

We look forward to sharing our diversity together throughout the term.

Speaking of DIVERSITY.........BOT NEEDS

We have 27 different ethnicities in our school
We need a more diverse representation on our
Board of Trustees so we better reflect the cultural make up of our school.
We have 2 co-opt positions and 1 parent rep position to fill as soon as possible
Our largest groups are Indian, Filipino and Maori
Please could you think about filling these BOT positions so we can reflect the diversity we represent
Some Interesting Facts To Consider

From MOE data for ESOL funded students
In 2014, there were :-
33,000 ESOL funded students representing
157 different ethnic groups
from 163 different countries
speaking 122 different languages
NEW ZEALAND HAS A RICH TAPESTRY OF DIVERSITY
Please help us by joining our BOT in providing diversity in our governance for our school

 

Home School Conferences
April 29th 
1pm - 8pm

Please remember children go home at 12pm 
(No Sushi Orders On This Day)
Many teachers are booked right through the night
Please be on time for your appointment
Thank you all for supporting us on this day.

NEW UNIFORMS ARE COMING!!!!!

Our new uniform samples will be on display in the LIBRARY during the Home School Conferences on April 29th and throughout the week.
We would like all parents/children to vote for the option of polo shirt they would like - red or black
Uniforms will be available for sale before the end of Term 2 (Week 7)and ready to wear for Term 3.
There will need to be a "phase in" time where both uniforms can be worn but we would like to have a compulsory wearing of total NEW UNIFORM by
Feb 2017.
Price Lists Are NOT Available Just Yet - We are moving as fast as we can on this
A huge thanks to Jenny Joe and Liz Mati for their tireless work in getting our new uniform from a concept to a reality! Ka pai team!!!!

Marae Powhiri Experience
Ruapotaka Marae
April 30th and May 1st

Newsletters with information about the Marae Powhiri Experience have gone home.
Please could you check with your child that the newsletter has been delivered home.
Juniors and Middle School are on April 30th
Team 2 and Team 1 are on May 1st

 Look forward to seeing you all throughout the year,

Corinne Hansell

(Principal)