Kia ora everyone


There is a whole school Celebration of Learning on September 15th. The venue is Haeata Community Campus, Breezes Road Aranui. The event will take place in the auditorium and start time is 6pm. We warmly extend the welcome to you and your family/whanau.

PARENT INVOLVEMENT – term three and four

In term four there will be opportunities to broaden the learning and one way to do this is to have parents offer support for programs or for parents to run a program themselves. If you have a skill or can teach something, then please get in touch.

Currently we have Kerry McCarthy who helps with reading Wednesday mornings; Martin Lamberg-Downie who is helping with Urban Gardener, and Fiona Harman who will be hosting a group to Oxford this term. Cheron Strydom has also been helping out with community and homebase events. Annette Gamble is also coming in to do cooking demonstrations for a Masterchef organised by Ella Harris on September 8th. Obviously we are hugely thankful for the contributions parents make.

MASTERCHEF Friday September 8th 1-3pm

Ella Harris is organising a Masterchef competition which will feature Annette Gamble demonstrating several techniques required for putting together mains and desserts. Six teams are entered and it should be a entertaining afternoon.


Nico Wildbore has organised three teams to enter Steptember which is a fundraiser for Cerebal Palsy. We will advertise how you can contribute to one of the teams here soon.


This term we are lucky to have Bethany Manders and Zhi Heng Tang with us. Zhi is training in maths and Bethany English. We welcome them both to Ao Tawhiti for the term.

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