Farewells and North Cluster Cross Country

Kia ora koutou. Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa. Warm greetings to you all.


Kirsty Smith, the teacher in Room 6, has tendered her resignation and will be leaving our school at the end of this term. She will be taking up a position at Waikino School, which is close to where she and her family intend to move in the near future. We also farewell Charlotte Burt at the end of the term, as she takes on a full-time position at Hikutaia School. We are, however, pleased to announce that we have employed Caitlin Kneebone full-time for Term 3, and she will team-teach with Sarah Cannell every Monday morning. These teachers will continue to be the teachers of Room 6 for the remainder of the year. We hope that you will join us in wishing Kirsty and Charlotte well in their new adventures, and welcoming Caitlin to our school, and welcoming Sarah back.


Congratulations to all our athletes who ran at yesterday’s Northern Cluster cross country competition at Whakamarama. Well done to Tiare on beating the field! Good luck to those who will be going on to represent us at the Western Bay of Plenty schools cross country event next week in Tauranga. Check out the photos below from our Waihi/Waihi Beach District Schools’ event held last week at Morgan Park. Top ten placings from yesterdays Northern Cluster cross country at Whakamarama are:

  • Monika V - 6th Year 6 girls
  • Tiare P - 1st Year 5 girls
  • Victoria E-J - 6th Year 4 girls
  • Mahe J - 9th Year 4 boys.

Ngā mihi nui, Whaea Steph (Anich)