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Term 3 PINS

We are excited to announce that PINS will be on offer again in Term 3. This year it will run on Friday afternoons during weeks 6 – 9 (August 28 – September 18). Last year PINS was a huge success and showcased many of the wonderful aspects of our special character. At one point we […]

3.1 & 3.2 choices

The descriptors for 3.1 & 3.2 classes are now available for the students to browse and choose from. https://lms.aotawhiti.school.nz/?q=timetable&field_year_tid=7386&field_term_tid=68&term_node_tid_depth=All We do want students to make selections next week with their HBLA for both 3.1 and 3.2 classes. These will be collected by HBLAs next week so please come prepared with your class choices.

NCEA: 2020 Amended Requirements

As a result of Covid 19 there has been concern raised about the potential for it to impact on a students ability to attain NCEA qualifications. To help address this and support students, the following changes are being made to NCEA and University Entrance (UE) requirements for this year, 2020. Students working towards an NCEA […]

Term 3, 2020 IEMs

Term 3 IEMS (Individual Education Meetings) are scheduled for Friday 3.7 & Monday 20.7. The IEM is the most important element of a student’s Learning Journey and it is vital that you book one. For our IEM booking process we are using the “School Interviews” system. This link should take you straight to the booking page.  https://www.schoolinterviews.co.nz/code?code=nunym However if […]

Message from the Board of Trustees

It is with more than a little regret that I have to announce the resignation of our founding Director, Steven Mustor. His resignation takes effect at the end of 2020. Steven began in the role of Director in November 2013. His initial brief was to establish Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery by merging Discovery 1 and […]

Contact Tracing…

One of the current requirements for schools across NZ is to be able to Contact Trace all of the people who come onto a school site. We need to meet this requirement. If you intend to come onto the school site for any reason you will need to provide your details. With that in mind […]

Getting ready for Monday

Friday 15 May It’s been a fantastic couple of days working with the staff of Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery. We’ve been hard at work making sure that school is ready for all of our students to return to school. We’re all excited about seeing you all again and transitioning back to learning at Ao Tawhiti. […]

Alert Level 2 Update

What an awesome moment it was to hear that as a country we are another step closer to returning to normal. With the PM confirming the move to Alert Level 2, there are a few things I can share right now to help with your preparation for this week and next. There is obviously going […]

Moving towards Alert Level 2

The PM’s announcement about what the country would look like at Alert Level 2 provided us with a great deal of insight into what learning at schools will look like. The MOE is still in the process of finalising the exact details but we have enough information for myself and the staff to start planning […]

Lockdown Surveys…

This week, we are surveying parents/caregivers and whānau, as well as Learning Advisors and students. We’d like to capture our school community’s experiences of working remotely over the last six weeks.  Our goal is to capture the benefits and the challenges of operating remotely to help us move forward and improve as a school. Your […]

Friday 1 May – Info

Friday 1 May Anniversary Tomorrow marks a pretty special anniversary for Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery. On 2 May 2019 we opened for students at our CBD premises. For those of you who came in for your IEM on that Thursday, you’ll remember that things were still in a state of flux (builders were all over […]