Mānawatia a Matariki!
What a very special time we had at school last night for our Matariki Whānau Hui! Thank you to everyone who came along to join in the celebration. It really was very special to have you all back in the hubs and in the hall, sharing together in learning about and celebrating Matariki.
A huge thank you to our amazing PTA for taking on the challenge of preparing the hāngi on site for the first time. Whilst there were some challenges with the cooking, we appreciate so much the huge effort that went into this, and we look forward to future hāngi having learned a lot from this one.
Thanks also to Steve Cooke who co-ordinated last night's event, and to all of our staff and senior students who stayed and supported the activities to make this such a great community night.
To hear the beautiful song by Six60 called "Pepeha" that the children sang last night, that we tried to join in with, click here.
To continue learning about Matariki, and the meanings behind each of the stars, click here.
And to hear a Ngai Tahu perspective on Matariki from Ngai Tahu Astornomer, Victoria Campbell, click here.
Wishing you all a very safe Matariki long weekend!
Ngā mahana nui
Tumuaki - Principal
Friday 24 June - Matariki - School closedWednesday 29 June - BOT Meeting (5.30PM - 7.30PM in te Rūma Kaimahi)Wednesday 29 June - PTA Meeting (7.30-8.30PM in the Green Room)Monday 4 July - school closes at 2pm for Learning ConferencesWednesday 6 July - school closes at 2pm for Learning ConferencesFriday 8 July - Last day of Term 2
Monday 4 July - school closes at 2pm for Learning Conferences
Wednesday 6 July - school closes at 2pm for Learning Conferences
Citizen of the Week
Charlotte Ryder - Year 8Charlotte, your integrity, focus and diligence as a learner makes you an absolute joy to have in Kauri hub. This year, it has been wonderful to watch you develop into an inspiring leader, one who is both inclusive and welcoming to all. In addition to this, you embody sportsmanship through your respectful interactions, coachability and your drive to be the best you can be. Thank you for all that you do for our kura.
The past two days we have experienced heavy frosts. Please be aware that this makes the footpaths around the school and road crossing very slippery. Please talk with your child about walking with care on frosty mornings when coming to school. Thank you.
Learning Conferences will be happening during the last week of Term 2, on Monday 4th and Wednesday 6th July, from 2:15pm - 6:30pm. To book your conference, go to http://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code/abad8
Reports will be available the week prior to Learning Conferences. This will be an opportunity for you to meet with your child's home group teacher and discuss their progress and next steps.
School Board of Trustee Elections 2022
Our kura will be undertaking a parent election for 3 School Board vacancies. This process will start with the issuing of nomination papers to our caregiver community by Friday 15th July 2022.
We have employed CES to undertake the election process on our behalf. This year with legislative change, our nomination form and full instruction on how to place your nomination into our own School’s Election website will be emailed to you if we have your email address in our database or you will receive it by post if we don’t have your email in our database.
Nomination papers will also be available at the school office. The school will send those on to CES for processing upon receipt from candidates.
Nominations close on Wednesday 3rd August at 12 noon.
Election day is Wednesday 7th September.
Election day is Wednesday 7th September.
We look forward to your participation in this process.
(Notices placed here are contingent on space and do not reflect the views or opinions of the school.)
Elements Nature Based Play
See our website https://www.elementsnature.co.nz/ or facebook page https://www.facebook.com/elementsprogrammes/ to see what we get up to. Bookings are through https://elements.aimyplus.com
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