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A message from the Principal
Ngā mihi o te tau ki a koutou kātoa o Te Kāreti o Peowhairangi.
Greetings to you all and although this newsletter is long overdue, I want to express my delight and excitement to be the new principal of this wonderful school.
I am very fortunate to have inherited a well established and motivated teaching staff who have continued to implement quality learning and teaching programs for our students. Within this incredible staff are teachers with designated roles and years of experience which helps keep things ticking over nicely. I am extremely grateful to them for their expertise, patience and guidance. Alongside them are the support staff who we truly could not do without because of all the hard work they do behind the scenes to make sure our school runs smoothly. A special mention to our students who are the most important taonga and the heart and soul of our school; they are the most amazing, clever, talented, intelligent, caring, funny and helpful young people you will ever meet! To our new whānau who have joined us in 2019 or our familiar whānau who continue to support our school, thank you for the commitment you have made by bringing your taonga to our kura.
I have frequently been asked if I like being the Principal and I always tell people that I’m not sure yet because it’s early days and I’m still learning what my job is. When I asked the students what they think my job is they said “You are the Principal. Your job is to make sure that things get done!” So this year, with the help and support of students, staff, whanau and the community we will get things done and continue to build on the strong foundations created by our previous Principal, Matua John Paitai.
Finally, I would like to share our updated School Vision which is Manaakitanga: Creating a Culture of Care. These are important values which build on relationships between the students and their learning, their peers, their teachers, their environment, their community but most importantly, with themselves.
Nga mihi maioha ki a tātou kātoa