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, […]

Coming soon… PINs

As ever, there has been an incredible array of workshop offers from parents, LAs and ākonga too. The descriptors and the form for selection will be posted on Thursday, in time for you to enjoy the long weekend perusing workshops. The form this time will give students 3 choices, and we are confident we will […]

PINs plea

Thanks to those of you who came to the ‘How-to-PINs’ workshop this afternoon, or who got in touch to say you couldn’t make it this time. Offers are looking interesting so far. There is poetry and creative writing, disc golf, a walk and a soak in some pools, bead and jewellery making, programming, NCEA study […]

PINs

A reminder of the ‘How to PINs’ workshop happening at school at 5.30 tomorrow. So far 3 lovely parents have RSVP’d. Please let Niki know if you’re coming so she can find the appropriate-sized space for the workshop. The PINs form will close on Wednesday, so far there are very few offers on the form. […]