From the Principal

Kia ora Parents and Caregivers,

I hope you all had a lovely Easter break, enjoying some quality family time – and managing to avoid the traffic! The weather played its part over the weekend, as Daylight Savings drew to a close, and we begin the journey towards cooler days and longer nights.

There’s one more week until the end of Term, and I know the break will be eagerly anticipated by our students. Despite a couple of lockdowns, it’s been a very successful term, including sporting wins at the recent Summer Tournament. The Sports section of this newsletter is filled with results from our various codes and makes for some great reading.

Thank you to all the parents who joined us last night for our first Parent Teacher Evening for 2021. We enjoyed meeting and engaging with you, and look forward to seeing more of you next Tuesday at our second Evening.

The term may be winding up, but there’s still a lot happening around school. We hosted netballers from St Margaret’s College in Christchurch on Wednesday, and our Kapa Haka group are in their final rehearsals for Polyfest next Thursday. There’s a full dress-rehearsal on Monday night if you would like to see them in action. You can find details in this newsletter.

We held a very successful Fono this week, enjoying the opportunity to meet our Pacific families, and Cantare choir is rehearsing for their performance as part of the Auckland Domain ANZAC Civic Service at the Auckland War Memorial Museum on 25 April. We will be holding our own ANZAC service at school next week during Wednesday lunchtime, giving our students the chance to participate in this significant day of remembrance.

This is the last school newsletter before the holidays, so I hope your daughter enjoys her last week of term and has a relaxing break. We will look forward to seeing her back for the start of Term 2.

Jane Stanley