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. […]

Term 1 PINs

It is that time already! This term, PINs will be a full day held on Thursday 15 April, the last day of term before IEMs. For those of you new to us, PINs stands for Passions, Interests and Needs, and is an opportunity for our whole school community to be involved in our kura. Anyone […]

Frank Film

Last week I was contacted by Jessy from Frank Film with the following request: Frank Film are making a short documentary on families living in central Christchurch; specifically those with children who have moved into the Central City for the lifestyle opportunities it offers them. We thought that Ao Tawhiti might have some whānau who live […]

Lunchtime Clubs

A huge thanks to David Hattam for running a ‘Magic the Gathering’ lunchtime club for some of our rangatahi. Magic the Gathering will run on Monday lunchtimes on level one. Interested parties must register via this form or by talking to Niki, so we can keep an eye on numbers. We have a few students […]

Lunchtime Clubs

Calling all students, LAs, Learning Support Staff and Parents!We would LOVE to get some Lunchtime Clubs off the ground this year at Ao Tawhiti.Some ideas for clubs that students have already said they’d like to see happening are: Environment Photography Calligraphy/ drawing/ arts & crafts/ painting Theatre Sports for juniors & seniors/ Glee!/ music/ choir […]