End of Year Picnic

On the last day of term, Friday the 11th of December 2020, we are intending on having our annual picnic at the playground/paddling pool in the Botanical Gardens. This will begin at 9am and finish at 1pm. Please can you arrange to have your son/daughter picked up by 1pm from the gardens.  We will have a staff member walking from the Bus Exchange at 9am […]


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 […]

Tickets for the 2020 Junior Production

The 2020 Junior Production is the Greek Mythology Olympiaganza. Two battling narrators attempt to cover the entirety of Greek mythology using audience participation, crazy costume changes, and general theatrical insanity. Famous myths such as Pandora’s Box, Jason and the Argonauts (the original Super Friends), and Hercules: Intern Gods jostle for space with obscure, weird myths […]

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 […]

Graduation – Thursday 7pm

Just a reminder that we have our 2020 Graduation tomorrow night at The Piano on Armagh Street. Starts at 7pm, doors open from 6.30pm Graduating students should be there by 6.30pm. If you can’t make it tomorrow, here’s the live feed for you to watch… The stream should be live from 6.50pm https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCoxfhKb4EXNNwKayugd4mOg

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 https://www.eventfinda.co.nz/2020/whakanuia-te-kanorau-celebrating-diversity/christchurch?_ga=2.160268414.2122849279.1603913934-1167742457.1603073019 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 […]