Know Your Purpose

Many of you will be aware that Sarah and Linda from ‘Know Your Purpose‘, a self-development program for teens, presented at Whakanuia te kanorau – Celebrating Diversity last month. They run courses for teens to, well, get to know themselves. They are running a course for 13-15-year-olds on the 20th and 21st of January and […]

Ao Tawhiti – Infosnack #1

On Thursday the 10th December, from 3.15pm-4pm. Our Ao Tawhiti Careers Advisor, Kirsty McMillan, will be hosting the first ‘Ao Tawhiti Unlimited Discovery – Infosnack’. This will be held on the first floor stairs. This is an opportunity for specifically new families, (current families are also welcome) to learn about everything NCEA and careers from our resident […]


It is that time of term, and once again, we are impressed and humbled by the offers of workshops that have been made to cater for our rangatahi and their Passions, Interests and Needs. I will publish the descriptors today to give everyone a chance to read and process, and the form for selecting will […]

A gentle reminder

Several parents have recently raised concerns about students being dropped off/ picked up on St Asaph St. While it is a 30kph zone, occasions of ‘near misses’ are on the increase. Part of our Trust License training requires students who hold a Trust License to cross all roads at pedestrian crossings when they are green […]

Help needed!

Kia ora folks, so far there has only been one response to assist with the afternoon tea for the upcoming conference Whakanuia te kanorau – Celebrating Diversity. With so many awesome speakers coming, I’d love to show how the Ao Tawhiti parent community can pull together. Please support this event by offering to help out […]

Whakanuia te kanorau – more bios and blurbs

Thanks to those of you who have registered for this awesome event. Registrations are not vital; they do help with planning, however, so please head on over to to register your intent to come along. Remember, it will only succeed if you come. Bring your friends, whānau, co-workers – all are welcome! Tomorrow I […]

Whakanuia te kanorau – Celebrating diversity

It’s getting close! Don’t forget to register at to come and see a range of fantastic speakers. Here is some info about one of our speakers, Alison Schroeder: Speech & Language Therapist, Primary School Teacher, Author, Owner and Executive Director Socially Speaking Alison Schroeder is a New Zealand registered Speech & Language Therapist and […]