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This week’s message from the Principal:

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

Our hearts go out to all those affected by the terrible events in Christchurch last Friday.  We also extend our love to our local Muslim community and hope that they know we are here to support them.

Information about learning partnership meetings being held in Week 11 of this term will be emailed to the newsletter group tomorrow.  These meetings are really important for setting learning goals and as a way for parents to connect with their child’s learning.  We encourage all parents to attend with their children as the children take a lead in sharing at the meetings.

Please note that all the schools in Cromwell will be closed next week on Monday for Otago Anniversary Day and on Tuesday for a Teacher only day for all the teachers from the three schools.  The school office will be staffed for the usual hours on Monday.

Nic Hale will be taking a year’s maternity leave starting early in Term 2.  Dianne Corcoran who has recently moved to Cromwell and has done lots of work in our school over the last two terms will be taking over in Pihinga Toru for the remainder of the year.  Di and Nic will work together for the first couple of weeks of next term to ensure a smooth transition for the children.  We wish Nic all the best with the new addition to her family and welcome Di to our team and community.

A reminder that uniform polar fleeces and sweatshirts are available through the school office.  Plain navy tops are also able to be worn to school.  Sports club hoodies are not to be worn to school.

Kia pai to wiki, Naku noa atu

Anna Harrison

Students from Puāwai Wha working on their art