Kia ora koutou. Ngā mihi maioha ki a koutou katoa. Warm greetings to you all.
My goodness, the last 10 weeks have flown by! What a great end to Term 2! All the fabulous Matariki events (check out the photos below from last weeks Community Celebration), the most delicious hangi today and a stunning performance by our musicians, led by Mrs Tasma. I have been impressed with the children’s willingness to give all sorts of activities a go, and to challenge themselves in their learning. I’ve loved having them share their learning with me, hearing about what they are interested in and the things they do outside of school.
I would like to thank all the staff for their amazing professionalism, and their commitment to providing the best educational opportunities for the children here. I have really enjoyed working with them all. A huge thanks to Rachael and Briar for their impressive leadership during this time of change; they have been a great support to me! Thanks also to Sharon for coping so well with having me ask questions and for favours on a daily basis. Thanks to the two Boards I have worked with. The school is lucky to have such strong governance. Thanks to you all for being so welcoming and friendly too. It has been great working in a school that has children’s learning needs and well-being at its heart. Finally I hope that your new principal, Zac Taylor, enjoys his time here, even half as much as I have, and that you are able to join the school in welcoming him at his pōwhiri on Monday 25th July, 10:30am.
Whāia te iti kahurangi ki te tūohu koe me he maunga teitei
Seek the treasure you value most dearly: if you bow your head, let it be to a lofty mountain
Ngā mihi nui, Whaea Steph (Anich)