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This week’s message from the Principal:

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

Last week saw all our students participating in the Clean-up NZ week events in the areas close to our school.  A huge amount of rubbish and recycling was collected by our students and disposed of correctly.  They were spotted out and about in the community and were excellent ambassadors for our school.  It is great to be part of community events like this one.

Our junior students visited Nichol’s Garden centre to learn about growing plants.  A huge thank you to the team at Nichol’s the children learnt heaps and are really excited about the plants that they will be caring for and growing.

The senior maths extension group sat the ICAS maths assessment today. We have done this as an online test for the first time today after a snail mail failure left us with no results last year.  After a few technical difficulties (all to be blamed on the Principal) it all went very smoothly and we will be awaiting results in the not too distant future.

A huge thank you to Paper Plus for hosting a special literacy evening for our school last night.  I know that the teachers and parents who were able to attend found it informative and they certainly appreciated the generosity of the 20% discount offered for the evening.

Congratulations to Hannah Spittle who is the recipient of the Sir Peter Blake youth leadership for our school for this year.  There is a photo later in the newsletter.

Kia pai to wiki, Naku noa atu,

Anna Harrison, Principal

Hannah our Sir Peter Blake youth leadership award recipient