Kia ora, Malo e le lei, Talofa, Ni hao, Namaste, Bula, Kia orana, Mauri, Greetings.
Thank you to the many parents, caregivers and family members who were able to collect children early last Monday.
Your assistance is appreciated and the majority of our teaching staff were able to attend their afternoon meeting at the Vodafone Events Centre.
At this stage teacher meetings are being held across the whole country. At these meetings teachers are voting whether to accept the Government’s employment contract offer or to refuse the offer and instigate strike action.
The voting result will be known in about two weeks.
While this is unsettling for schools there is no doubt that we have a national teacher shortage and the need is for a contract settlement that will encourage people to become teachers.
Thank you for your understanding and support. I will continue to keep you informed.
To celebrate Matariki we are having a school hangi on Friday, 29 June.
You will be aware of letters coming home about this.
This will be a unique time of sharing and celebration for all our school people and I thank our staff team for putting this project together for us.
You will also be aware of our new Adidas Fun Run fundraiser.
This is another opportunity for all our students to share a common event and support their school.
Please remember that it is not the amount of money raised that is important but the enjoyment of participating with classmates in a special event.
Our annual junior school folk dance event is planned for next Thursday, 28 June at 11am.
You are all invited to what is one of our highlights of the year. Bring your dancing shoes.
EFFORT BRINGS REWARD
Well done to our girls’ rugby team who finished third at the interschool tournament last Tuesday.
Our Whanau performance group also did us proud with excellent performances at two early childhood centres recently.
Our school Mathex team competed two weeks ago and finished a very close fourth among all Manurewa schools.
Well done to everyone.
2019 TERM DATES
Our Board of Trustees have confirmed term dates for next year as follows.
|Term 1||Wednesday 30 January||Friday 12 April|
|Term 2||Monday 29 April||Friday 5 July|
|Term 3||Monday 22 July||Friday 27 September|
|Term 4||Monday 14 October||Friday 13 December|
Next newsletter - July 27 2018