12 May 2023
Tohaina ō painga ki te ao
(Share your gifts with the world)
Ngā mihi mahana ki a koutou katoa
I would like to welcome you all back to Term 2. A special welcome to those families and students who have started with us over the last couple of weeks. When I undertake new enrolments and I am always interested in where families come from. Interestingly, of the 10 new enrolments that I recently completed, the students all came from overseas. Some of the countries include: Singapore, Philippines, South Africa, India, Tonga and Indonesia. At last count we have 42 different nationalities in our school, which makes us a good reflection of cosmopolitan Aotearoa/New Zealand.
The whakataukī I have shared above, I believe is a reflection of our students. Students all have gifts and many of them find different forums to put them on display. As I write this message, Ohora Kawana is competing at Ngā Manu Kōrero competitions, Susannah Sam won a $250 travel voucher when her team placed first in the Young Enterprise Scheme (YES) business competition, the Kapa Haka Rōpū are having their 4th Noho Marae this weekend as they prepare for the regionals, and there have been some excellent sports results (please see here ). The school ball, a highlight of the school year is Saturday June 10 and to date we have sold over 320 tickets
Last week the cast of the school production High School Musical were away for a three day camp. The performances will be held on Tuesday 30 May to Friday June 3rd and the details are below.