Kia ora whanau and families of Te Kura a Rohe o Whaingaroa, Raglan Area School.
We have students involved in several cultural and musical regional competitions and it is delightful to have the band, B Major (members Sasha, Jack, Emily, Dughall, Sven, Joel and Kate) qualify last weekend for the regional finals of the SmokeFree Rockquest 2017 and equally pleasing to see that our TheatreSport team competing very successfully in the Waikato Secondary Schools competition including a win in round two. (This team includes Connor, Sasha, Jack, Leila-Rose and Mason.)
Our senior rugby team had a win last week and there were a number of magic moments during a well disciplined game and then this weekend a loss during a game where again they demonstrated great heart and discipline. Congratulations to all involved.
The rebuild of the junior block is in an exciting phase and Rebecca and Jane will be spending time this Friday and the following Monday to shift D4 into a new D1. Their students will be taught by Linda during this time so that these two can set up the new spaces for their class. The moment they are out the builders will move onto D4 and begin the refurbishment through that part of the building. And yes that does mean that Celia will be shifting into her new space this term and probably Amy also.
The ERO team spent four days last week with us and were particularly impressed by our students and I would like to thank all of them that met with the ERO team. They have left us with considerations of how to move forward and suggestions to improve processes. Their draft report will go to the BOT in about four weeks.
Rumour has it that there are some whanau who would consider volunteering time to the kura for a variety of jobs. I have always been open to the notion that donations to the school can be monetary or time or expertise so if this is what you are willing to consider, please contact me as there are times when We really could do with some extra willing hands.