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Principal's News

Kia ora, Malo e le lei, Talofa, Ni hao, Namaste, Bula, Kia orana, Mauri, Greetings.

Term two is well underway and on behalf of our school community I welcome new students and whanau to our school.

So far this term we have enrolled 8 new students which brings our roll to 563.


At our last board meeting Waru Clark was re-elected as Chairperson unopposed.

On your behalf I congratulate Waru and thank him and fellow board members David Fransham, Aaron Scorringe, Rajvinder Singh, Ross Burr and our staff elected representative Sandy Griffin for their continuing and relentless support for our school and all the children and adults who work here.

The positive reputation and student success our school enjoys is largely due to our board’s on going commitment and governance skills.

You will be interested to know that our board has been in discussion s with the Ministry of Education over a replacement classroom programme.

Just this week the Ministry of Education has confirmed we are on a priority list for nine replacement rooms. Planning will happen this year and in 2019 the first of three classroom blocks will be started.

Next Wednesday is International School Support Staff Day. We have around 20 people who work hard as support staff to ensure our school operates smoothly and who help our students as needed.

I am delighted that our board is acknowledging our team in an appropriate fashion. On your behalf I also pass on your thanks for their good work at our school.


We all know that when families and schools work closely together student achievement is greatly enhanced.

To help this happen our staff are offering further opportunities for family members to share and discuss children’s learning in the important areas of reading and maths.

  1. Making Maths Count

    These three workshops run on Wednesdays 16, 23 and 30 May. We will explain how maths is taught, and why and also give suggestions as to home support.
    Places are limited so please contact Donna (269 0250) or email secretary@mancent.school.nz to ensure your place.
    As usual a crèche will be available.

  2. Reading Together
    When families undertake this programme children’s reading ability increases Dramatically.
    Term 2 workshops will be run on Wednesdays 13, 20 27 June and 4 July.
    More information to come.


Congratulations to our school Rippa Rugby team who won their division of the Manurewa interschool competition this week. Our team played with skill and sportsmanship and I thank their coach and manager Mrs Stephanie Hooker and Mrs Zinnia Lowe.

Well done also to 16 of our school student leaders who attended Young Leaders’ Day at Vodafone Events Centre on Wednesday.

They were excellent school representatives.

Thank you.
L Thew

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Next newsletter - June 1 2018