Kia ora everyone

Kaha have now moved to S1,2,3, as exams will take place in S5. You are very welcome to call in anytime.

This time of the year also signals the last 5 week block (4 1/2) in this case, in which there are many more choices for students. We are asking students to provide more detailed plans for the SDL projects they wish to continue as there are really good choices available. As always Learning Advisors will ensure the delivery of content within those courses is differentiated to provide for different abilities.


COMMUNITY CAMP Glenroy; Dec 6,7 

Please ensure all community camp forms are back by the end of this week. This will help us plan for the student leadership training occurring concurrently. Camp will be an opportunity for students to make new friends across both 7-10 communities and for other students to learn about small team management and facilitation. Our expectation is that for students who attend the camp they participate in as many activities as possible and challenge themselves to try new things and work with others. The activities will be low physical risk, and challenge will be scaffolded through teamwork and participation activities: it promises to be a great time. At present Peter Brailsford; Kay Hayes; Sarah Aarts; Marlene Teevale-Hunt and myself will accompany the camp, as well as parent participants as usual.


We invite all families to attend our end of year picnic on Tuesday December 12th 9:30 – 1pm. The first part of the morning will encompass a final celebration of learning with everyone (LAs included) sharing their most important piece of learning for 2017. This will be followed by a morning tea thank you for parents and volunteers who have assisted in our community this year. Then we will head off, armed with BBQ and aprons, to Ray Blank Park for a BBQ picnic lunch and games. The back-up day for this will be Wednesday 13th.

Thank yous

Many thanks to Martin Lamberg-Downie and Cheron Verster for their continued support for our students. Martin took our group of Urban Gardeners to Bamford School for an exchange with the Bamford gardeners. Cheron has been helping with Aspire and in cooking as well.


Pai to ra!