Kia ora whanau and families of
Te Kura a Rohe o Whaingaroa,
Raglan Area School.
Anzac day (25th April) is again in the school holidays. I believe as usual our service will be at 11a.m. Most of our Student Leadership Team will be present and we have been asked again that representatives speak for us. This year it will be Ella and Ziggi who will speak on our behalf. The 161 Battery will be represented on the day. They were one of the three batteries that made up the 16th Field Regiment (Korea). We believe that the 161 will also be present at our 150th Jubilee and be present in the town over that Labour weekend.
The dress code continues to be appropriately worn and the uniform elements will become compulsory on 1st June. Please be aware that existing PE uniforms and Year 0-6 T-shirts remain as suitable and meet the codes. There are changes and these can be transitioned in as whanau decide. There are a few of the older style PE shorts and shirts that may be purchased from the school at very good prices. You would need to be quick.
Liam Dingle is to be congratulated as he recently organized the Shave for a Cure and Wacky Hair Day fund-raisers. Four students nominated to be shaved and another lost her long locks. Thanks to these volunteers we have raised a significant amount to this worthy, and for some of us very personal, cause. Liam has set a personal goal of three hundred dollars. You can still support the cause by going to http://www.shaveforacure.co.nz where you can search for Liam if you choose. At last glance he had raised $210. Junior students also supported with wacky hair dos and raised supporting funds towards the cause. Altogether this demonstrated a grand and altruistic effort.
The Board of Trustees has just signed off on the property agreement for works. This has taken some time however the junior block and hall upgrades are now back on track as is the upgrading of the toilets in the pool area, provision for upgrading C block, the refurbishing of the dental clinic as a student services area, upgrading K block, the art room and other minor works.
The school has consulted with local hapu and iwi looking to the development of a waharoa as a new entrance into the school. Currently local artist and carvers are considering the design of this waharoa to reflect the school values and the area will be redesigned with input from the school and community to create a welcoming space.