Keep New Zealand Beautiful, North Canterbury

One of our awesome parents has started a North Christchurch branch of Keep New Zealand Beautiful. She is looking for people interested in volunteering to do planting days, beach and community cleanups, graffiti removal and also for artists that would be interested in doing some mural work around North Canterbury. If this sounds like something you’d be keen […]

Community Fungi Hui

Kia ora ē te whānau, Some of you may have heard about or may have visited the fungi garden in the RedZone. It’s a fab community collaboration bringing together all of the goodies -art, nature, play, and education.  This Saturday we’re having a community hui, gathering local fungi enthusiasts and folk who want to get involved!  […]

Formal

The 2021 Formal Committee is pleased to announce that Formal tickets for 2021 have now been released. You can register for tickets at this link here: https://forms.gle/m92789gCLLaB8qbDA Theme: The Great Gatsby (1920’s)Location: Riccarton House and BushDate: 17th of SeptemberTime: Doors Open – 6.30pm, Event Finish – 11pmTicket Price: $70 per personSupper, beverages, good vibes, and photos […]

Matariki this Friday

We are looking forward to welcoming you all to our annual matariki celebration this Friday. Here is the programme for the evening: 3.00 decorate the school, soup for afternoon tea 3.30 workshops – we still need parents to run some workshops*, see below 4.45 tidy up 5.00 performances** – more needed, see below, followed by […]

Nadine’s farewell

Our community is invited to come and farewell one awesome LA as she pursues a well-deserved life of leisure. Nadine has been involved with Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery for almost 20 years as parent, teacher aide, Learning Advisor and Community Leader. We are really going to miss her sunny, positive nature and look forward to […]

One more survey…

I appreciate we ask you guys to complete a lot of forms… We find it is a useful way to gather information without blocking peoples’ inboxes… This one is asking for feedback on our school building and location – what’s working and what would help make it better. It is an anonymous survey, open until […]

PINs

Here is a link to the PINs workshop descriptors. As ever, we are blown away by the offers for workshops, and incredibly grateful to our community for their generosity in offering opportunities for our rangatahi. The form for students to make their choices will go live later this week, watch this space.

ECO soap fundraiser

Kahu and Billie are selling Lemongrass and Grapefruit & Mint ECOSTORE soaps to raise funds for our Y7/8 camp to Wellington in December. These lovely bars of soap usually retail for $2.95, but Kahu and Billie are selling them for $2.50, and we get to keep $1 for every bar sold! They will be on […]

PINS/ Matariki

PINs is back!  PINs this term will be held on Friday 2 July, this date coincides with the date we have chosen for our whole school matariki celebration, so the day looks like this: 9 – 11am Homebase  11:30 – 3pm PINs  3pm – 7pm Matariki Night Soup, Parent/ LA/ Student- led workshops, performances, lantern […]

Help for a student

There is a Y7 student in my who is HB mad about cars. He would love to learn more about the mechanics of cars, and we were wondering if there are any Ao Tawhiti parents who could support him with this passion. If you think you can help, please contact niki.stephenson@aotawhiti.school.nz 027 226 4017

Teacher Only Day

Thursday 13 May There will be a Teacher Only Day on Thursday 13th May. This is a Ministry of Education mandated Teacher Only Day for all schools in the Canterbury region, and will allow time for Learning Advisors to undertake professional development around the upcoming changes to NCEA. Junior LAs will work on curriculum development. No […]

PINs

Here is a link to the amazing PINs workshops we have on offer for this term and who is in them. Most students have been able to get their first choice, and if not first then second or third. A huge thanks to everyone for getting the form completed on time. Out of 670 students, […]