Kia ora e te whānau
We warmly welcomed our students back to school for Term 3. It is great to see that overall our student attendance numbers are increasing. Please make contact with us if you are having any concerns with regards to your children/s attendance at school.
Teacher Strike Actions
We thank you all for the patience shown last term as we responded to Teacher Strike actions. It is pleasing to see that we have started this term without any strike actions taking place. We are keen for our students to have consistent time at school as they enter the second half of the school year; and the business end for our senior students.
Term 2 Senior School Ball
The senior school ball was held at the end of last term and was a roaring success. We had over 150 students attend and our school hall was set up amazingly. All students had an amazing time and were incredibly well behaved. The video has just come out LINK.
New Zealand Area Schools Sports Camp
We have had a group of senior students attend this camp in Christchurch accompanied by Matua Quenten Browne. One of our students, Pru Teddy, made the New Zealand team for football which is an amazing achievement.
Kura Teina Cultural Events Term 2
Term 2 highlights were the Wearable Arts event and the Te Ropu Aroha Ki Te Reo Play. Both events were full of fun and creativity and immensely enjoyed by our students.
Mid Year Student Reports and Learning Conversations
Mid-year reports were sent out to all families at the end of last term. Please contact the school office if you have not received your child’s report. We hope you managed to make contact with your child’s teachers during our Learning Conversations last week. You are always welcome to email teachers if you want to catch up with them regarding your child’s learning.
Senior Student Exams
Years 9-13 all have exams at the end of this term. The years 11-13 exams are their derived grade exams that will be used for their end of year NCEA exams if they are unable to sit them for medical or extenuating circumstances.
Students with Flu and Cold Symptoms – we appreciate your support.
- The best treatment is for your children to stay home and get plenty of rest, fluids and medicines that ease symptoms.
- Medical advice is that you don’t need antibiotics. They won’t fix colds or flu (or COVID-19) which are caused by viruses. Antibiotics only work against infections caused by bacteria. Using antibiotics when they aren’t needed can kill off good bacteria in your gut, allowing bacterial infections in the future to be more resistant to antibiotics and more difficult to treat.
- To check for COVID, take a RAT test and isolate if needed.
As always, we welcome your support, queries and or feedback.
Ngā mihi nui
Tumuaki / Principal