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This week’s message from the Principal:

Kia ora Parents, Caregivers, Whānau and Friends of our School,

My editorial last week opened a can of worms over traffic and parking on Gilling Place and that was my intention. We need to be openly having the conversation about safety and congestion so that we can lobby the council roading team and work toward solutions that keep our children safe.  You can contact CODC through their website to let them know your thoughts.

Congratulations to our chess team who won the regional tournament in Queenstown last week.  Thank you, Therese, for the time you put into working with the chess team. Well done for bringing home the trophy team!

Congratulations to Catherine Grinder who has been appointed to a permanent teaching position in our school.  Catherine will remain in Kākano Rua.  Congratulations to Jy Rantall who has been appointed to a Y4-6 position in Puāwai Rua for the remainder of the year.  Jy has been working as a release teacher in our school over this term and is an experienced teacher joining our senior school team.  She will be spending some time at school with Alana this week to ensure a smooth transition.

The Kāhui Ako Matariki event is being held in our hall this evening.  This is a fabulous opportunity for whānau to connect, to enjoy kapa haka performances and to hear Darren Rewi from Ngai Tahu tell local stories.  Everyone is welcome to attend. Families are asked to bring a plate of kai to share at the conclusion of the event.

Kia pai to wiki, Naku noa atu,

Anna Harrison, Principal

Col Matariki Celebration
We look forward to seeing whānau at our Matariki event this evening